Controversy revolves around almost all national holidays, but the one that seems to stir up the most heat while celebrating gracious is that of Thanksgiving. If we’ve learned anything, it’s that the holiday itself is not all about corn and turkey and pie. There are horrifying truths and bloodshed behind the first feast of America, making Thanksgiving a worthy holiday fit for another round of Blumhouse and Hulu’s year-long holiday horror anthology series, Into The Dark. November’s episode, appropriately titled Pilgrim, is a dark take on our celebratory traditions and history appreciation inspired by true events.
Pilgrim is directed by Marcus Dunstan, who also co-wrote the story with his partner on The Collector, Patrick Melton, as well as with shorts writer Noah Feinberg. The events of this episode unfold beginning with a synopsis that throws a typical home invasion story on its head: In an attempt to remind her family of their privilege and help them bond, Ms. Anna Barker invites pilgrim reenactors to stay with them over Thanksgiving. When the “actors” refuse to break character, the Barker family learns that there is such a thing as too much gratitude. Be sure to give thanks for the new Pilgrim trailer revealing a colonial nightmare that goes from breaking bread to breaking bones quicker than it takes to pass the potatoes.
Starring Reign Edwards (Hell Fest), Kerr Smith (Final Destination), Peter Giles (Yes Man), Courtney Henggeler (Nobody’s Fool), Taj Speights (The 716th), and Antonio Raul Corbo (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Pilgrim is the second episode of Into The Dark’s second season of year-long holiday themed horrors. Hold on to your wishbones and prepare for a real lesson in America’s history as Pilgrim is available exclusively through Hulu on Friday, November 1st! You can find all the previous episodes of Into The Dark season one and two available to stream on Hulu.
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