Pooka see, Pooka do, Pooka me, Pooka you

2018 | 1 Hr 23 Min | TV-MA | Horror | Hulu
Director: Nacho Vigalondo

Writer: Gerald Olson

Nyasha Hatendi
Latarsha Rose
Jon Daly

A struggling actor takes on a seasonal holiday job as the mascot for the year's hottest new toy: Pooka. However, after putting the costume on, he develops two personalities - one for himself, and one for Pooka.

Holy Sh%t is there anything that Blumhouse can do wrong right now? With The Purge, Happy Death Day, Paranormal Activity and of course this year's huge hit Halloween everything seems to be going the right way for our favorite Hollywood studio! Pooka does a crazy job of wrapping itself around the Christmas Carol storyline that you just don't see it coming. 

And this Nacho guy who is he? The only thing that rings a bell on his resume is ABC's of Death but in my, mind Pooka should be his springboard! The way he takes this dark story and splashes color of red and blue driving you to end of the movie is downright brilliant! And Gerald Olson with only three scripts to his name how is that? He does a fantastic job gluing you down to your seat even though Pooka is a real slow burn! And thanks to a fun cast and a crazy looking mascot that is incredibly creepy at times and somehow absolutely hilarious at others.  Oh and that theme song is sure to get stuck in your head. “Pooka see, Pooka do, Pooka me, Pooka you.” so enjoy that I know I did all last night while I laid awake thinking about what I just witnessed earlier in the evening.

I just don't want to give anything away but I can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed Pooka!. The story deserves so much more attention, but I again don't want to spoil it. Pooka is perfectly dark and twisted, the cast is fantastic and Pooka himself is the perfect mix of everything stuck in your childhood mind of Christmas a long time ago. If you’re looking for something creepy to watch this holiday season, look no further than Pooka!. This was the most fun I had in a long time and will be part of my Christmas season must watch for years to come. 

4 Bloody Brains out of 5


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