Into the Dark, on Hulu
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This is a horror anthology series that began in October 2018, and is intended to release one movie-length episode per month, for twelve months. Each one is set on a holiday (or other occasion) set within the month it's released. As you could probably guess, the first one is set on Halloween. At the time the series started, I didn't have access to Hulu, so the first episode I became aware of was the third one, when I began subscribing in December. In fact, even then I wasn't aware that it was part of an anthology series. Anyway, I didn't get around to watching that one at the time. And I didn't start watching the series until the end of June 2019. I suppose it doesn't really matter if one watches the episodes (or movies, if you prefer) in order, or at the proper time of year. But I do want to try to catch up so at least I'll be able to watch a few episodes at the proper times.


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The Body (Halloween)
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When the episode begins, a hitman named Wilkes has already killed his latest target. (We have no idea who it is, but it's someone famous, which becomes a running gag.) Wilkes is supposed to deliver the body somewhere within four hours, but when he gets out to his car, he finds the tires have been slashed by Halloween pranksters. Soon after that, he's stopped by a few people who think his "costume" is pretty great. (He looks like a hitman, and he's dragging a body that's basically been mummified in plastic wrap, which people assume is a prop.) One of these people is a guy named Alan, who wants him to accompany him and his friends to a Halloween party they're going to. Alan's friends include a woman named Dorothy and a guy named Nick. Wilkes just finds this whole interaction annoying, but since there are some cops nearby, he agrees to go with them. At the party, Wilkes meets a woman named Maggie, who soon takes an interest in him. He also meets the party's host, Jack, who insists Wilkes, Maggie, Alan, Dorothy, and Nick join him in a private room. And... eventually they all come to realize that Wilkes is a real hitman and his "prop" is a real dead body. Jack and some of his guests manage to get away, along with the dead body, which they're not sure what to do with. Wilkes and Maggie remain trapped in the room for a little while, and it's obvious that Maggie wants to help Wilkes, because she has a dark side of her own. Once they escape, they pursue the others. That's all I want to reveal of the plot, but it's definitely an amusing movie, in a very dark way. And Wilkes is rather cool, in his own demented way. (He has a philosophy about the nature of human beings that I don't want to spoil, but I found it really interesting. I'm not sure whether he actually believes it or he was just bullshitting, but it's a concept I could kind of get behind... except for the whole justifying murder part.) But I gotta say... Maggie is even cooler.


Flesh & Blood (Thanksgiving)
Review coming soon, probably.


Pooka! (Christmas)
Review coming soon, probably.


New Year, New You (New Year)
Review coming soon, probably.


Down (Valentine's Day)
Review coming soon, probably.


Treehouse (International Women's Day)
Review coming soon, probably.


I'm Just F*cking with You (April Fools' Day)
Review coming soon, probably.


All That We Destroy (Mother's Day)
Review coming soon, probably.


They Come Knocking (Father's Day)
Review coming soon, probably.


Culture Shock (Independence Day)
Review coming soon, probably.


School Spirit (First Day of School)
Review coming soon, probably.


Pure (Daughter's Day)
Review coming eventually, probably.


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