Five brand new original horror films will be airing during this year’s “31 Days of Halloween” over on Syfy, including giant killer warthog flick Killer High. We exclusively brought you the trailer for that one earlier this week, and today brings your first look at another Syfy Original that’ll be airing on the month-long road to Halloween, Cucuy: The Boogeyman.
Hybrid Entertainment’s Cucuy: The Boogeyman, scheduled to premiere on SyFy on Saturday, October 13th (7p/6p CT) is a timely twist on the indelible legend of a story young children are told by their mothers about a Latin American boogeyman known as the Cucuy who would come at night to snatch misbehaving children and take them back to his cave to be eaten.
Directed by Peter Sullivan (who helmed Stan Lee’s “The Sandman,” SyFy’s runaway hit last October), this highly anticipated seasonal gem is set in fictional Glimmer Peak, the kind of small town where nothing ever happens.
“The holiday offering begins with the local police department finds itself off guard when the town is hit by a series of unexplainable child abductions. With no witnesses, no evidence, and no discernible connection between the missing children, the local Sheriff (Brian Krause) has reached a dead end. “Riverdale’ star Marisol Nichols (right) is cast as beleaguered, widowed mother, ‘Rebecca,’ who is monitoring daughter ‘Sofia,’ portrayed by Jearnest Corchado, who with her younger sister, ‘Amelia’ (young actress Bella Stine) is stuck under house arrest. With plenty of free time on her hands and nothing better to do, Sofia begins a daily ritual of spying on her immediate neighbors, including Murphy (Pedro Correa), her former classmate and crush; and her mysterious new neighbor Boyd (Jack Erdie).
Unable to leave her house, she nonetheless finds that her bedroom window provides the perfect place from which to investigate the mysterious disappearances plaguing her small town. Her touching relationship with her younger, hearing-impaired sister (Bella Stine) provides much of the film’s heart, especially when the latter finds herself targeted by the supernatural terror. Suddenly their mother (Nichols), already working double shifts to keep a roof over their heads, has to confront a very different type of challenge.
Is it possible that the Cucuy has come to Glimmer Peak?”
Watch a scene from the film below.