Into The Dark

A Thanksgiving gone terribly wrong, a costume masking a gruesome murder, an overbearing mother with a twisted son, these are the horrific ideas that Hulu’s new series, “Into The Dark,” presents to you, the viewer.

“Into the Dark” is a horror series with each episode being based on different holidays, for example, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Each episode presents a different plot, idea, and theme. The plot is usually laid out at the very start and slowly adds foreshadowing and details to the characters, their backstories, and the ending.

The series presents fresh, new concepts to the horror genre mostly, with the exception of an episode or two, following certain stereotypes in different characters presented, as well as settings and events. However, the endings tend to be cookie-cutter and more uplifting than the dark theme, gore, and horror of the episode presented to the audience. Although, there seem to be a few exceptions to this, with a few episodes having dark twists as expected of this series or being bittersweet. The episodes vary and are not connected in a canonical universe as far as shown in the episodes.  Episodes tend to get very high or very low reviews on the entire series. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 73%, and it is rated TV-MA.

“I do enjoy the idea that we only get one feature-length episode a month, but they feel half an hour too long.”

“It’s everything Hitchcock’s TV work used to be: Macabre. Smirky. Gaspingly gruesome (though the standards on that are a moonshot away from what they were 60 years ago). And amusingly amoral.”

“A slow start made me concerned that this Hulu/Blumhouse effort would end up a mediocre quickly forgotten curio. However, if Into the Dark can build on the momentum and attitude of Pooka!, I think they can create some fascinating efforts.”