'Into the Dark' trailer for first episode 'The Body' is a classic horror throwback with subtle, reflective dark humor
Coming from Blumhouse TV - the trailer gives an impeccable idea of what to expect from 'Into The Dark' that arrives on the streaming network this coming Friday, October 5
Remember how creepy the teaser trailer for Hulu's upcoming horror venture, 'Into the Dark' was? Very American Horror Story-slash-Black Mirror-esque? Their new trailer for this season's 'The Body' is a lot less creepy, but that doesn't mean they have toned down on any of the gore or bloody horror. Coming from Blumhouse TV - the trailer gives an impeccable idea of exactly what to expect from the show that arrives on the streaming network this Friday, October 5.
What you must know about 'Into the Dark' is that the anthology horror covers each season based on a festival; and arriving right in time for Halloween, 'The Body' looks like a gruesome twist to the self-referential genre.
It follows the story of Wilkes, a sophisticated hitman tasked with the responsibility of moving a dead body on Halloween night. But things go not-so-according to plan when he accidentally stumbles upon a Hollywood party.
From getting complimented for his 'killer' costume, full with blood smeared on his face and a wrapped dead body in tow, to things beginning to go awry as he lunges the cellophaned dead body around, despite using the facade of a 'costume' - the transition is fluid, with a subtle undertone of dark humor playing in the background. Personally, it brings back quite a few memories from FX's anthology horror epitome, American Horror Story's very own Tate Langdon. And then, of course, there is the mention of 'American Psycho' in the trailer itself, referring to the killer's attire.
The resemblance with certain murderous characters from AHS is clear in the levels of self-parody 'The Body' delves into. From casually discussing how much he 'loves' his job to suddenly verbalizing deep, intense analogies on people wearing masks - the trailer does a pretty good roundup of a serial killer's psyche, and come to think of it - a paid assassin is pretty much the same except for the monetary transactions involved.
Text flashes within the scenes tell viewers that 'sometimes the best costume is murder' - pretty much laying the building blocks of what is to be expected from this Halloween installment of the show.
In a way, the execution does remind one of 'The Purge' and 'Paranormal Activity', which makes sense, considering it's a Blumhouse brainchild.
Written by Paul Davis and Paul Fischer, 'The Body' was initially made as a short film by the same writers back in 2013. In the film, Alfie Allen - who's most famous for playing the role of Theon Greyjoy on 'Game of Thrones' - played the role of the hitman. This time around, Tom Bateman stars as the hitman, alongside Rebeccas Rittenhouse as a "feisty, intelligent woman" who seems to be quite taken with Wilkes' intelligence. Paul Davis will serve as the director of the series that will feature one stand-alone episode a month - centering around a famous holiday within the month it's releasing.