A puca is a spirit from Celtic folklore that can change shape and is known to be both benevolent and malicious. They’re also the subject of the new film in the Into The Dark series that runs on Hulu. Each month they release a new horror movie that corresponds to a holiday. Christmas is coming up and there’s always room for a new scary holiday season.
Bloody Disgusting had details on the new movie, which I’m really excited to see:
Nyasha Hatendi plays a struggling actor who gets a holiday season job as a Christmas character in a plush suit to promote the hottest toy of the year, “Pooka.” At first, it’s a fun and friendly distraction, but he slowly develops two personalities–one when he’s in the suit, and one that’s outside it–as Pooka slowly starts to take possession of him.
Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive worldwide trailer debut for the film, directed by V/H/S family member Nacho Vigalondo, who also helmed the incredible Colossal and Timecrimes. The footage looks like a full-blown holiday meltdown that delivers anything but the Christmas spirit.
I’m really excited about this one. It looks fun and scary.