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Cucuy: The Boogeyman (Syfy) – Trailer

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If you were raised in a Hispanic or Latin American household, chances are high that you were on the receiving end of this threat more than once: “If you don’t behave, El Cucuy is gonna come and get you and take you away – FOREVER!” And it sounds much worse in Spanish, too, especially in abuelita’s craggy voice.

Of course, the most scary part of the threat is that what the Cucuy IS, looks LIKE, or what it will DO to you, is entirely left up to the imagination of the child, making it all the more terrifying since nothing fills in those blanks quicker than a ripe, overactive adrenaline-infused young mind!

Directed by Peter Sullivan (who helmed Stan Lee’s “The Sandman,” SyFy’s runaway hit last October), Cucuy: The Boogeyman is set in fictional Glimmer Peak, the kind of small town where nothing ever happens. When children start disappearing, Sofia (Jearnest Corchado), a rebellious teen under house arrest, begins a daily ritual of spying on her neighbors, including Murphy (Pedro Correa), her former classmate and crush; and her mysterious new neighbor Boyd (Jack Erdie).

Perched at her bedroom window, which gives her the perfect view of the neighborhood, she begins to investigate the mysterious disappearances. Suddenly Sofia and her mother (Marisol Nichols) start to suspect that a legendary evil, a boogeyman known as the Cucuy, might be responsible.

Peep the trailer below —

El Cucuy lurks in the shadows.
Cucuy: The Boogeyman - One Sheet
Cucuy: The Boogeyman – One Sheet
Edwin "El Miedo" Pagán
Edwin "El Miedo" Pagán is the Founder-In-Chief of LATIN HORROR. Pagán is a writer, filmmaker and life-long horror fan. In 2008 he founded LATIN HORROR, an online niche market website specializing in Latin-influenced horror, its documentation, and promotion as a distinct genre. Pagán is at the forefront of the Latin "Dark Creative Expressionist" movement, a term he coined as a means of identifying the millions of lost souls who live outside the rim of mainstream society and whose lifestyle and work is grounded in horror, the macabre, and gothic arts. Currently, he is penning a book entitled 'MIEDO - The History of Latin Horror.' Trivia: He is noted for ending his written correspondence with the offbeat salutation 'There will be SANGRE!'

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