This charming family adventure is a story of smelly monsters, dangerous humans and what happens when the things that go bump in the night move in next door. We follow Fungus as he goes through his paces, menacing and frightening those on the surface (the 'Dry Cleaners') as Bogeymen are meant to do and have always done. Unlike other Bogeyman, Fungus has to navigate his world colliding with our above ground world. Over the course of the four episodes, Fungus and his son Mould journey through the maze of life on the surface, while also discovering the highs and lows of their father and son relationship.
Runtime: 90 minutes
Fungus the Bogeyman - Fungus the Bogeyman - Netflix
Fungus the Bogeyman (1977) is a children's picture book by British artist Raymond Briggs. It follows one day in the life of the title character, a working class Bogeyman with the mundane job of scaring human beings. The character and all related properties are now owned by Vivendi's Studiocanal.
Fungus the Bogeyman - Plot - Netflix
The book follows a typical day for Fungus the Bogeyman, starting when he wakes up and ending just before he falls asleep. As his day progresses, he undergoes a mild existential crisis, pondering what his seemingly pointless job of scaring surface people is really for. He is a member of the Bogey society, which is very similar to British society, but Bogeymen enjoy things which humans (called Drycleaners because of their contrasting environmental preferences) would not be comfortable around; for example darkness, damp, cold and over-ripe food. The book depicts the mundane details of Bogey life in loving detail, with definitions of Bogey slang and numerous annotations concerning the myths, pets, hobbies, literature, clothing and food of the Bogeys. Much of the humour derives from word play. For example, Bogeymen are shown to enjoy eating and sharing flies in a similar way to human cigarettes; one brand of fly is the “strong French Gallwasp”, a pun on the cigarette Gauloises.
Fungus the Bogeyman - References - Netflix