Christmas competitions usually take the form of a lighthearted bake-off or a crazy race to hottest toy shelves, rarely resulting in bloodshed… rarely. It’s a time to celebrate joy and unity, but it is also a time darkened by disappointment and greed. An escalating battle royale between working professionals is almost as ritualistic as placing wrapped gifts beneath a tree and leaving cookies and milk out for Santa Clause. Blumhouse and Hulu have returned with a new season of their year-long holiday horror anthology, Into The Dark, and have raised the stakes on the Christmas season with its upcoming episode, A Nasty Piece Of Work. Yesterday, Hulu released the first images of this Holiday Horror, which you can check out in a Bloody Disgusting exclusive.

Directed by Charles Hood (Play By Play) and written by Paul Soter (Super Troopers), the second December installment, A Nasty Piece Of Work, “follows a mid-level employee at a large company who finds out he’s not getting the Christmas bonus or promotion he was expecting. But then his boss invites him over for dinner with a proposal for how he can climb the corporate ladder… by beating his professional rival in a violent competition.”

 

Kyle Howard (My Boys), Dustin Milligan (Schitt’s Creek), Angela Sarafyan (Westworld), Julian Sands (What/If), Molly Hagan (Sully) and Natalie Hall (Only the Brave) have been cast in A Nasty Piece Of Work and the first look images . Things around the cast of young colleagues look lush, tense, and dangerous. Dare I say that A Nasty Piece Of Work looks like an interesting mix of Ready Or Not, Would You Rather and maybe a dash of Mayhem? I guess we’ll see…

You can find all the previous episodes of Into The Dark season one and two available to stream on Hulu. A Nasty Piece Of Work will premiere December 6th exclusively on Hulu.

 

Are you already watching the second season of Hulu and Blumhouse’s Into The Dark anthology series? What do you think of the series’ peek at the upcoming episode, A Nasty Piece of Work? Let us know your thoughts over on Twitter, Reddit, or in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!