Eddie McClintock, star of SyFy’s Warehouse 13, took a few moments out of his busy schedule to talk about his new SyFy Original Movie, Boogeyman which airs Saturday 9/8c. I was lucky enough to sit in on the call and hear from Eddie all about what looks to be another great SyFy Saturday night film.
Boogeyman is about a group of young boys who inadvertently free a creature from captivity. Going on a rampage, the Boogeyman, whose origin dates back to the time of Genesis, targets an innocent child – whose father is the town Sheriff (Eddie McClintock)
Turns out Eddie has been a longtime fan of the horror movie genre and despite having to film the movie in Bulgaria in the dead of winter he jumped at the change to be a part of this film.
Eddie: I wanted to be able to again maybe possibly give some little kid who loves scary movies a chance to have a good time with his family, his brothers or his dad or whoever. But, you know, as a kid it was always fun to stay up late and, you know, I don’t think we were still using candles back then but I remember, you know, staying up with my buddies and telling ghost stories. And, you know, this is kind of a modern day telling of the Boogeyman ghost story with some biblical references in there which is really cool.
Playing another lawman is one of the few similarities between the character of Pete from Warehouse 13 and the character of Michael Samuel in Boogeyman. Michael Samuel, the local sheriff, is a widow and a father struggling to raise his children alone. That’s not to say he doesn’t occasionally get to display some humor, something fans of Eddie’s look forward too.
Eddie: You know, when I arrived in Bulgaria Jeffery Lando our director said to me, he goes, well SyFy basically said, you know, if you want to change things and make things funnier or do whatever you want to do you’ve got permission, you know, as long as we see eye to eye.
And fortunately he and I got along great and so there were chances for me to kind of in my own not as funny, not as talented way to be able to give a shout out to Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi.
It was actually Bruce Campbell’s roll in Evil Dead II that started Eddie thinking about acting.
Eddie: But as far as acting is concerned, you know, I remember watching Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead II. A bunch of my – a bunch of the guys on my wrestling team had seen it and they came back and they were like Eddie if anyone is going to love this movie it’s going to be you, you have to see this movie. And this was before I had thought about – really thought about acting.
But when I saw Bruce Campbell doing the things that he did and able to make me laugh in one moment and in the next moment make me feel like I’m in sheer terror, I just thought that was an amazing ability. So kind of he was my inspiration.
SyFy sure seems like a good fit for Eddie’s brand of goofy fun combined with serious asides.
Please be sure to check out Boogeyman tonight (Saturday) 9/8c on SyFy. It should be some scares, a few laughs and an all-around good time.
Below is the Trailer for Boogeyman: