Into the Dark is a Hulu original series produced by Blumhouse TV; each episode is a dark spin on a specific holiday and, today, their Christmas-themed episode, “Pooka!” just went live. It looks like an absolute blast for fans of holiday-themed horror and pitch-black comedy. You can check out a clip for “Pooka!” above and a trailer for Into the Dark at the bottom of the article.
A struggling actor 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. This unconventional monster movie is directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo, the visionary behind the acclaimed 2016 Kaiju film COLOSSAL.
Vigalondo directed from a script penned by Gerald Olson; “Pooka!” stars Nyasha Hatendi, Latarsha Rose, Jon Daly, Dale Dickey, Jonny Berryman, and Diane Sellers.