'Into the Dark: Good Boy': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Hulu's upcoming horror show

Spinning a unique yet hilarious tale on obsessed pet owners, 'Good Boy' arrives right in time with a killer dog for Pet Appreciation Week

                            'Into the Dark: Good Boy': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Hulu's upcoming horror show
Judy Greer as Maggie (Hulu)

Tell a cat parent you hate cats and they will accept that. Tell a dog parent you hate dogs and suddenly it's World War 3. How can you hate those fluffballs of pure love and affection, you absolute monster? But what if your dog is the monster? What if your best friend and sole companion for life has a thirst for blood and a penchant for violence? Into the Dark's June installment weaves a similar tale around an eponymous 'Good Boy', whose owner is somewhat calmed and very, very concerned by his undying loyalty. The reason? Well, he aims for the kill. Here's all you need to know about the anthology horror's monthly segment.

Release date

Arriving right in time to celebrate Pet Appreciation Week, 'Into the Dark: Good Boy' drops next week, on Friday, June 12, at midnight, only on Hulu.

Chiko the Dog plays the monstrous pet in 'Good Boy' (Hulu)


A middle-aged woman called Maggi gets a 10-pound tiny little dog to help with her anxiety, but soon she discovers her titular 'Good Boy' is way more effective than a regular therapy dog. What starts with being extremely protective of his new owner soon turns into a bloodbath as pretty much anyone who crosses Maggie or tries to get close to her without the purest of intentions gets taken down by her new best friend.

Judy Greer attends Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group's Los Angeles Premiere of 'Driven' (Getty Images)


Judy Greer, known for her roles in 'Halloween' and 'Jurassic World', stars as the frantic and just the right amount of unstable Maggie whose life pretty much goes for a confusing toss when her dog starts attacking people for the smallest reasons. Steve Guttenberg, Ellen Wong, Elise Neal, Maria Conchita Alonso, McKinley Freeman and Chico the Dog also star.

Steve Guttenberg attends Warner Bros Pictures World Premiere of 'The Mule' (Getty Images)


This is directed by Tyler MacIntyre and the script is by Aaron and Will Eisenberg, who are known for their previous work in the 'Into the Dark' franchise. MacIntyre is known for Patchwork (2015), Tragedy Girls (2017) and Secret Identity (2011). Blumhouse Television is partnering with Hulu in producing the anthology after gifting us brilliant horrors like 'The Purge' and 'The Paranormal Activity' franchise.


Just a glimpse at the trailer is enough to leave you both rattled and secretly wishing you had a pet like that. From Maggie's demeanor changing to an eerie calmness every time she's around her dog, to her exasperated confusion at watching the 10-pound animal take down grown humans — the trailer is a hilarious bloodbath of gore and horror — a unique spin on pet lovers the way Netflix's Norwegian anthology 'Bloodride' had showcased in its episode 'The Ultimate Sacrifice'. Check it out here.


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