'Into the Dark': First teaser of 'Pooka' shows possible Christmas-nightmare costume in Hulu's anthology horror series
Considering that Blumhouse productions had managed to surprise fans with the very first episode of the show, the next installment will be just as interesting.
It's that time of the month where Hulu's 'Into the Dark' fans can finally know what to expect in the anthology horror series' next episode. Titled 'Pooka', the episode will arrive in the early stages of December - and as per the show's protocol, will revolve around the biggest festival of the month, Christmas. With just a few weeks away from the third Into the Dark episode's premiere, the first look at the Christmas-themed horror story has us intrigued just as much as other fans worldwide, so here's all you need to know about 'Pooka.'
Considering that Blumhouse productions had managed to surprise fans with the very first episode of the show, and the following second episode didn't disappoint either, it's kind of like a certainty that the next installment of the holiday-themed series will be just as interesting. As Huluwatcher's Fansided reports, the episode centers around Wilson (Nyasha Hatendi) - an aspiring actor who arrives at a new town. He looks around for work but fails to find something that suits him. Eventually, this search lands him in a project where a potential employer provides him with all the guts he needs to step out of his comfort zone.
At first, this big step sounds really minimal - with Wilson being required to dress up in a giant costume based on a kids' toy called 'Pooka'. But as the scene pans to Wilson speaking to his employer, with the Pooka dolls sitting on his table, a certain eerie vibe is introduced to the atmosphere. But it gets more terrifying when the giant suit is introduced, as putting it on turns out to be a whole other nightmare for Wilson.
It is when he finally suits up in that Pooka costume that the real troubles begin. Initially, he is pretty uncomfortable in the giant rabbit costume, as he sort of waddles around in it. But soon - even before he has a chance to familiarize himself with the suit - another problem swoops in. It turns out that Wilson's mind has started reacting differently while in the outfit. He soon finds out that the costume has started interfering with his abilities, especially with keeping track of time and that leads him to suspect that something bad is about to happen.
In a very classic Donnie Darko style, without realizing exactly what is going on, Wilson soon sees an evil Pooka manifesting itself. And that's when the episode displays its most primal twist as it turns that another legitimate evil creature is sporting the Pooka costume, and possibly trying to frame Wilson for murder. And then there's the whole 'Fight Club' style sub-plot that also spurs viewers to believe that this could just be Wilson being delusional and nothing else.
As the outlet notes, the fact that the first two episodes center around characters with psychological disorders, it's also quite possible that Wilson suffers from one too. Or maybe there is no underlying, thrilling sub-plot, and Wilson is just a very meticulous, cold-blooded Christmas killer. Only December will tell what's in store!