This past year we’ve happily traveled into the deep dark recesses of the holidays, and it looks like that journey will continue! Blumhouse and Hulu will team up once again to bring us more year-long scares with the horror anthology, Into The Dark.
With each episode revolving around a monthly holiday, this unique collection of horror has streamed its way into the hearts, and fears, of fans who want more seasonal and topical horror. The series will return to Hulu for a second season, promising more monthly terror, talented artists, and relevant themes galore!
Into The Dark strategically premiered its first episode, The Body, back in October 2018 for Halloween and has delivered holiday hit after hit touching on particularly disturbing elements surrounding Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, The Ides of March, Valentine’s Day, International Women’s Day, April Fool’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, and even the First Day of School. Whether the holiday served the setting, set the backdrop, or pushed the plot of each episode, Into The Dark has crafted a new, modern way to consume all that the horror genre has to offer.
The anthology-type format has successfully allowed Blumhouse to showcase creative storytelling and production to a wider audience at a more ‘on-demand’ pace over theatrical releases. Directors and screenwriters of all cinematic backgrounds, seasoned and debut actors and actresses, and talented production teams have collaborated to add extra quality seasonal horror to our genre streaming. Into The Dark bills a wide list of filmmakers including Chelsea Stardust (Satanic Panic), James Roday (Psych), Sophia Takal (Black Christmas), Nacho Vigalondo (Colossal), Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine), Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism), Gigi Saul Guerrero (La Quinceañera), Paul Davis (Beware the Moon: Remembering ‘An American Werewolf in London’), Adam Mason (Hangman), Patrick Casey, and Josh Miller (12 Deadly Days).
As for what we can expect for Season Two, Blumhouse TV co-presidents Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold promised more socially relevant issues, some quasi-spin-offs of favorite characters, and surprises, saying; “We lean into the fact that it’s a fun experience to come every month and you don’t quite know what’s coming, rather than seeing something expected.” My fingers are crossed for the return of Pooka!
Slept on Into the Dark? The first season still has one episode left for the first season, coming this September. If you have not streamed Into The Dark or have episodes to catch up on, now is the time!
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