“When children start disappearing, a rebellious teen under house arrest starts to suspect that a legendary evil, a boogeyman known as the Cucuy, might be responsible.”
Hybrid Entertainment has released a new original film called “Cucuy: The Boogeyman”. This new installment of horror from the director of The Sandman is scheduled to premiere on Syfy on Saturday, October 13th (7p/6p CT).
Our favorite character actor, Mick Ignis (Stan Against Evil, The Sandman) returns to play what Entertainment Weekly dubs the Cucuy as the “Mexican Santa Clause who instead of delivering coal from his sack, kidnaps misbehaving children”. It is a different take on the legend of a story parents use to scare children to scare them into obedience.
The film is directed by Peter Sullivan (Stan Lee’s “The Sandman,”) who shot this film in an abandoned neighborhood near a former state hospital in Pomona. Such a location is a perfect setting for a horror film and it also supports local filming.
The story is set in fictional town Glimmer Peak, where there are reported mysterious child kidnappings without a trace. The local sheriff, played by Brian Krause (Charmed) has no leads on these mysterious disappearances. Rebecca, played by Marisol Nichols (Riverdale) is cautiously watching her daughters, Sofia and Amelia, confined to house arrest.
With nowhere to go and virtually nothing to do Sofia begins a daily ritual of spying on her neighbors to pass the time. As luck would have it observing the surroundings brings up curious incidences that eventually put Sofia and her family in danger with the mysterious supernatural thief in the night played by Mick Ignis It will take all of her cunning to prevent the Cucuy from invading their home and inflicting harm.
The story is pretty standard but the performances of Mick as the terrifying mythical creature really stand out. Also, the stunning performance between Sofia (Jearnest Corchado) and her hearing-impaired little sister Amelia (Bella Stine), capture the emotional and heartfelt moments.It will leave you thinking twice before committing your next bad decision.
Check it out on SyFy October 13 at 7 pm. Check your local listings.