The latest film in the Hulu/Blumhouse show Into the Dark “Pooka” debuts on Hulu this weekend, and it is one of the more inventive films you can watch this year. That has a lot to do with filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo, who also directed one of the most underrated films of the last couple years, Colossal. This is the Christmas-themed film, as each in the series will be centered around whatever holiday is that month. Pooka follows “The Body” and “Flash and Blood”.
“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.”
Here is Latarsha Rose who plays Melanie in the film discussing her role and the film, along with her holiday viewing habits:
And here are Blumhouse Television’s Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold on the film and their favorite holiday films:
Pooka stars Nyasha Hatendi, Latarsha Rose, John Berryman, April Campion, Dale Dickey, Gene Freeman, Cliff Weissman, and Katie Wilson. It features a score by Emmy winning composer Bear McCreary, and is streaming now as part of Hulu and Blumhouse’s Into The Dark film series.