Must-Read: Hulu and Blumhouse’s Year-Round Horror Series Gets Tons of New Info
Blumhouse and Hulu’s new horror event series Into The Dark will include 12 standalone super-sized episodes, with a new installment released on the first Friday of every month throughout the year.
Each episode is inspired by a holiday from the month of its release, with Blumhouse working with a broad section of filmmakers, creators and actors to bring this unique, first-of-its-kind series to Hulu audiences.
The first story, The Body, premieres on Friday, October 5, and is based on a short film of the same name. It will be directed by Paul Davis from a script co-written by Paul Fisher, who will also serve as a producer on the project, with Davis. Alexa Faigen is executive producing for Blumhouse.
The first episode stars Tom Bateman as Wilkes, a suave, professional hitman, and Rebecca Rittenhouse as Maggie, a feisty, whip-smart woman who becomes captivated by Wilkes the more she learns of his real profession. Aurora Perrineau (Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare) plays Dorothy, who uses her cynicism and resourcefulness to try to outwit Wilkes. She is joined by David Hull as Allan and Ray Santiago (Ash vs Evil Dead) as Jack — both are Hollywood and Internet wannabes whose cluelessness complicates the evening time and again.
The series’ second installment, Flesh & Blood, will be released on Friday, November 2. It’s directed by Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine) and stars Dermot Mulroney as Henry, a doting father trying to help his daughter, Kimberly, a teenager suffering from agoraphobia, who has not left the house since her mother’s still-unsolved murder. Kimberly is played by newcomer Dana Silver, and Tembi Locke plays her therapist.
The first episode premieres on Friday, October 5. The second installment will be released on Friday, November 2.
The Body synopsis:
Set in the selfie culture of Los Angeles on Halloween night, The Body follows a sophisticated, overconfident hitman who always carries out his work in style. He decides to take things even further one day by transporting his latest victim in plain sight, correctly assuming that self-absorbed LA partiers will simply be enamored with his elaborate “costume.” Eventually, as his window of opportunity to dispose of the body begins to close, Wilkes’ true colors reveal themselves to some groupies that have latched on to him. It becomes a battle of will and wits.
Flesh & Blood synopsis:
Set on Thanksgiving a year after her mother’s death, Kimberly begins to suspect that she is in danger in the home, but she can’t leave and doesn’t know whom she can trust.