Horror Movie Of The Month: “Pooka!”

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Horror Movie Of The Month: “Pooka!”

Lia S., Staff Writer

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Part of the Into The Dark series on Hulu, “Pooka!” is an 83-minute long horror episode based on the holiday of Christmas.  Actors Nyasha Hatendi, Lartarsha Rose, and Dale Dickey star in this.

“Pooka!” begins with Wilson, an unemployed actor who finds an obscure audition in a local coffee shop, when he gets to the audition location, he is called into a dark room, then told to do a series of movements, such as “fly like an airplane” and “give a hug”. When Wilson passes the audition, he is hired by a mysterious man named Finn, who says Wilson is going to be a hit. Finn reveals that Wilson is going to be a life-sized mascot for the new toy, Pooka.

With Wilson portraying Pooka, the toy’s sales skyrocket. Parents and kids love the toy and Finn’s loving it too.

But there’s a side effect of being Pooka: Wilson starts to experience hallucinations and violent outbursts.

I would rate this episode on a scariness level of 1, being not scary, to 10, I would give “Pooka!” a 5 as the psychological horror gives it a dark presence like one can feel Pooka behind them while they watch the episode.