'Into the Dark': Watch out for Hulu's anthology horror series arriving on October 5
While it might still have a lot to live up to, the 'Into the Dark' teaser definitely does give off quite the 'Lights Out' meets 'Black Mirror' vibe.
With the advent of anthology series, a new era of them being turned into a collection of films emerged. And while they might be quite a recent trend, it does not invalidate the significance they have acquired in terms of popularity, ratings, and critics' acclaim at the same time. Joining the league of such anthology series like 'Black Mirror,' 'Sherlock,' and 'American Horror Story' is Hulu's upcoming show called 'Into the Dark.'
If you haven't heard about it, now is probably a good time to go check out the teaser, because while it might still have a lot to live up to, it definitely does give off quite the 'Lights Out' meets 'Black Mirror' vibe. And even if that doesn't convince you, Jason Blum - the man who produced the Oscar-winning Jordan Peele masterpiece, 'Get Out' - is going to executive produce this show. Promising, right? As it should be, considering the man behind gorefests like The Purge, or unsettling horror flicks like 'Paranormal Activity,' is employing his brains to turn 'Into the Dark' into this fall's most recommended horror anthology series. But that isn't all.
Just a preliminary look at the teaser lets one in on the subtle creepiness of the upcoming collection of horror films. The visuals are eerie and have this whole unsettling aura about them that keep you transfixed, yet make you second question the idea of watching it all alone. The initial scenes of the trailer give off a very surrealism-mingled-with-The Shining essence. There's a creature clad in an animal costume with big red, glowing eyes that keeps getting closer. And yes, jump scares. If you're a jump scare junkie, then you're in for a treat.
'Into the Dark' was first presented to viewers at a screening in the Los Angeles Film Festival on September 21. It is scheduled to arrive on Hulu on October 5; just in time for Halloween and just in the middle of yet another creepy anthology horror series' plot pacing up. Which really makes one question exactly how this Hulu attempt is planning to set itself apart?
The answer to that lies in the teaser itself. While 'American Horror Story' is a firm believer in all things gory, and 'Black Mirror' mostly arrives with the underlying message of technology being a bane to the society, 'Into the Dark' attempts at mingling the two and creating a horrific experience much more intense, yet super subtle at the same time. It's almost like not realizing a humongous tarantula is crawling up your arm until and unless you see it with your own eyes: and that moment of panic is what 'Into the Dark's teaser offers.
For the @LAFilmFestival, @jameshcarter2 had the chance to check out THE BODY, the first episode of @hulu's new series from @blumhouse's INTO THE DARK https://t.co/XuWA9gewSq pic.twitter.com/rstCd7T5kE— NightmarishConjuring (@Nightmar1sh) September 27, 2018
The first two slotted episodes have been described in details on the show's Wikipedia page, and while that information is subject to edits by any random person, get this: "Each episode of the series is inspired by a holiday from the month in which it is released. The first episode, 'The Body,' is set in "the selfie culture of Los Angeles on Halloween night" and follows "a sophisticated, overconfident hitman who always carries out his work in style. The second episode, 'Flesh & Blood,' takes place on Thanksgiving when "a year after her mother’s death, Kimberly begins to suspect that she is in danger in the home, but she can’t leave and doesn’t know whom she can trust."
Pretty exciting, right?