'Into the Dark: I'm Just F*cking With You': Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about the April Fool's Day episode

The upcoming seventh instalment of 'Into the Dark' titled 'I'm Just F*cking With You' will revolve around the iconic April Fool's Day and will feature some truly horrifying pranks


                            'Into the Dark: I'm Just F*cking With You': Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about the April Fool's Day episode

Six episodes into its debut season and Hulu's anthology horror show 'Into the Dark' has already garnered a massive fanbase and widespread critical acclaim. This comes as no surprize since the show gave a twist to the genre by making each episode a monthly installment, where the horror — brimming with social satire — revolves around a particular festival signifying the month.

The upcoming April installment of the series titled 'I'm Just F*cking With You' will revolve around the iconic April Fool's Day. Here's all you need to know.

Director:

Directed by Adam Mason who's known for his works 'Blood River', 'The Devil’s Chair', 'Broken', 'Junkie', and 'Luster,' the upcoming episode gets its awesome title from the festival it will focus on. Hence the whole 'f*cking with you' aspect, because what else are you supposed to do on April Fool's day, right? Turns out, the plot of the episode goes even deeper than just random people pranking each other on the hilariously infamous day. 

The protagonist of the episode, Chester, works at a barely there California hotel, where all the horror and action unfolds. (Source: YouTube screenshot)
The protagonist of the episode, Chester, works at a barely there California hotel, where all the horror and action unfolds. (Source: YouTube screenshot)

Release date and plot:

Using the fool's day festival as the springboard, the episode — co-written by Gregg Zehentner and Scott Barkan — arrives on April 1, and will show Hayes MacArthur as the focal point of all things evil and villainous in the anthology horror's seventh installment. The official synopsis states: "The 7th feature-length installment of Blumhouse Television’s Into The Dark series focuses on a man and his sister who endure a night of increasingly frightening practical jokes during a stay at a secluded motel."

We get introduced to MacArthur's character, Chester, through his classic no-nonsense facade, where he ends up breaking into a menacing laugh which is enough to raise the alarm that this is no stereotypical white dude 'trying to crack a few laughs'. Source: YouTube screenshot
We get introduced to MacArthur's character, Chester, through his classic no-nonsense facade, where he ends up breaking into a menacing laugh which is enough to raise the alarm that this is no stereotypical white dude 'trying to crack a few laughs'. Source: YouTube screenshot

Cast:

MacArthur plays the role of the said man, Chester, who has a knack for pranking people — a serial prankster if you will. Working at a deserted California hotel doesn't require much effort — probably why Chester finds all that time to keep pranking people. It is his frequently uttered catchphrase that has been coined as the title of the episode. However, there's a certain good-natured side to his character which makes his pranks passable and people end up not taking too much of an offense even when he pushes it an extra mile. Starring alongside MacArthur will be Keir O'Donnell and Jessica McNamee, but no other information has been released about the cast as of yet.

Keir O'Donnell in Into the Dark: I'm Just F*cking With You (Source: YouTube screenshot)
Keir O'Donnell in Into the Dark: I'm Just F*cking With You (Source: YouTube screenshot)

Trailer:

In a recently released 31-second teaser, the viewer goes through the typical neon-lit motel that is so signature California. And the first time we get introduced to Chester, it is through his classic no-nonsense facade, where he ends up breaking into a menacing laugh which is enough to raise the alarm that this is no stereotypical white dude 'trying to crack a few laughs'.

There are things that go deeper than that, his personality is far darker than he's letting on. Let's add to that the signature Apple notification sound and eerie techno music in the background, and voila: everything comes together for the perfect atmosphere of dark, dimly lit, horror sprinkled with neon and alarms everywhere.