'Into the Dark': Secrets and social media create a deadly mix in trailer for 'New Year, New You'
Titled 'New Year, New You', the episode is set to air on December 28 and will focus on the perils of celebrating the New Year's Eve with old friends
Hulu's ongoing anthology horror series 'Into the Dark' has been able to garner wide critical acclaim and fan following because of its unique concept of airing once a month, with each episode focusing on the month's biggest festival. With the themes of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas having already aired, it is now time for the upcoming biggest festival that will have us reeling in the haze of it for the entirety of January probably, aka New Year's Eve. Titled 'New Year, New You', the episode is set to air on December 28 and, true to the show's nature, will focus on a New Year-based horror with a satirical twist.
The trailer for the episode came out Tuesday and, by the looks of it, the Blumhouse Productions-created show has indulged in one of the most popular contemporary plots of horror — friends turning against each other as a result of the social media sensation that we are shrouded by. Indie filmmaker Sophia Takal — who starred in Ti West’s V/H/S segment and also directed the phenomenal Always Shine — is in charge of directing the 82-minute long episode.
The official synopsis reads: "This is the year you kill it. A social media star celebrates New Year's Eve with her childhood friends, but a fun game of secrets turns into a terrifying fight for survival."
In simpler terms, 'New Year, New You' will focus around a group of friends from high school — one of them a social media star — who decide to reconnect for a much needed New Year’s Eve girls night. But it is this rebonding that proves to be their bane as reliving the old memories and talking about the past unleashes some of their deep-rooted gripes that they have harbored for a really long time. And true to every horror flick, these grievances manifest in the form of murderous instincts.
The episode stars Suki Waterhouse ('The Bad Batch', 'Assassination Nation'), Carly Chaikin ('Mr. Robot'), Kirby Howell-Baptiste ('Killing Eve,' 'Barry'), and Melissa Bergland ('Winners & Losers.') The trailer in itself is a power-packed trip and gives off a very slasher, psychological horror vibe that can be compared to films like 'Unfriended', and 'Friend Request.'
As expected, things are bound to take a much darker turn than the trailer gives away and that is saying something because the trailer itself is quite creepy. The fact that the preceding episodes were brimming with rich social satire masquerading as stereotypical horror also makes us particularly look forward to this New Year-oriented installment that's about to release in just a little over a week's time.