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'El Cucuy is real': Watch the thrilling trailer for 'The Dead Run'

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Dead Run

Something is stirring in the US-Mexican border deserts, and it isn’t Walter White cooking in an RV. Go the F— to Sleep author Adam Mansbach trades in irreverent “children’s” fare for the dark and supernatural with his upcoming novel, The Dead Run.

Set in the contentious borderlands between the United States and Mexico, The Dead Run follows El Cucuy, a boogeyman and evil force that transcends mere myth, as he plots to regain his former glory and power through his son. The stories of three very different people — a wrongly imprisoned man, an escaped former cult member, and a desperate police chief — weave together as they encounter El Cucuy’s will in this tense, paranormal thriller.

Check out the ominous exclusive video here:

(Warning: Although it’s not overtly bloody per se, the heart motif on the novel’s cover should give an indication of what’s shown in the trailer.)

The Dead Run hits shelves Tuesday, Sept. 24.