Into the Dark (2018– )
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The Body 

A sophisticated hitman with a cynical view on modern society finds his work made more difficult when he has to transport a body on Halloween night, but everyone is enamored by what they think is his killer costume.

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Paul Davis
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Bateman ... Wilkes
Rebecca Rittenhouse ... Maggie
Aurora Perrineau ... Dorothy
David Hull ... Alan
Ray Santiago ... Jack
Harvey Guillen ... Nick
Max Adler ... Officer Freer
Alex Winter ... The Voice (voice)
Sasha Grey ... Party DJ
Chasty Ballesteros ... Bubblegum Girl
Raymond Forchion ... Hank
John Landis ... Man in Bathroom
Allie Goertz Allie Goertz ... Dive Bar Singer
Patrick Hume ... Homeless Guy
Charlotte Evelyn Williams ... Party Girl
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A sophisticated hitman with a cynical view on modern society finds his work made more difficult when he has to transport a body on Halloween night, but everyone is enamored by what they think is his killer costume.

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Horror | Thriller

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TV-MA

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Blumhouse Television See more »
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This episode is a remake of the short film of the same name from 2013. See more »

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Written and Performed by Allie Goertz
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Interesting Enough To Stay Onboard
7 October 2018 | by zkonedogSee all my reviews

I usually review television content by season, not individual episode, but Hulu's "Into The Dark" anthology series is something altogether unique. Each month for a year, presumably, a new episode will drop centered on a holiday theme. As such, it is probably best to review them episode-by-episode considering they are mini-movie length (this first one being nearly an hour and half).

Kicking things off in the series is "The Body", which sees an assassin (Tom Bateman) lugging around the corpse of his latest victim in order to get paid for the job. What better time to blend into the crowd than Halloween! Somewhat comically, he gets mixed up with a group that includes a smug party connoisseur (Ray Santiago), a preppy idiot (David Hull), a fiercely independent woman (Aurora Perrineau), and a slightly-unhinged-herself history buff (Rebecca Rittenhouse).

While not being the most compelling fare I've ever seen (even recently), "The Body" is interesting enough to hold one's attention easily all the way through, and is very smartly-written (as per usual for a Blumhouse production). I actually very much enjoyed the first half of the episode, even as the resolution let me down just a bit.

There's a little bit of everything in this one: gore, drama, action, humor...you name it. It also fits into its holiday theme (Halloween) perfectly. While the main issue of the piece might be that its plot is kind of all over the place, the acting and atmosphere are good enough to keep it watchable all the way through.

At this point, I'm still probably as intrigued by the concept of "Into The Dark" as I am the execution. That being said, "The Body" did just a good enough job to make sure I'll be returning in November for whatever Blumhouse has cooked up for Thanksgiving.


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