Hulu releases trailer for Into the Dark: Flesh and Blood


Horror fans, it’s time to give thanks! Hulu just dropped the trailer for Into the Dark: Flesh and Blood.

Before we talk about Flesh and Blood, let’s recap what this series is all about.

Into the Dark is an anthology series from Blumhouse Productions. A new 90 minute episode revolving around a seasonal holiday is released every month on Hulu.

I loved the Halloween themed premiere episode, The Body. It’s currently streaming on Hulu. And, it’s worthy of being added to your Halloween week horror binge.

On November 2nd, we switch gears from Halloween to the Thanksgiving themed Flesh and Blood. We get to see the first images from the episode in a trailer released on Wednesday. You can check it out here.

More Like Misgiving

Let’s break this down a little bit. One of the first images we see is a warm, portrait-worthy Thanksgiving dinner. Kimberly (Diana Silvers) is sitting down with her mom (Meredith Salenger) and her dad, Henry (Dermot Mulroney).

The image is warm and fuzzy. It’s a little too idyllic. That’s because it’s a flashback. Kimberly’s mom has been murdered. If that wasn’t devastating enough, the killer is still at large.

Kimberly is understandably shaken to her core by her mom’s death. She’s unable to leave the safety of her own home. Her therapist (Tembi Locke) warns Kimberly that shutting herself in could turn her home into a prison.

Based on the rest of the trailer, that’s exactly what happens. Kimberly begins to fear for her own safety, but she can’t escape the threshold of her front door. Is it something paranormal? Is her mother’s killer coming for her? Why is Kimberly’s dad so overprotective of her? One thing’s for sure: slo-mo box cutter action is always creepy.

A Series to Watch

We’re only two episodes Into the Dark. Blumhouse’s trademark spin on horror is evident in both productions. But, there’s nothing cheesy or ultra self-aware about The Body or Flesh and Blood. The style of storytelling is simply more informed about horror.

You’ll notice classic horror characters and arcs pop up from time to time, especially in Flesh in Blood. The classics of the genre are not being rebooted here. Instead, plot lines and characters are put into completely different contexts. Their stories then move along organically without any contrived plot twists.

The casts have been reminiscent of classic anthology series from the 1970’s. There’s a mixture of known genre actors like Ray Santiago (Ash vs Evil Dead) and Dermot Mulroney (Insidious: Chapter 3, American Horror Story: Cult) with newer genre actors like Aurora Perrineau (Truth or Dare)  and Diana Silvers. We’ll see Silvers next in Glass, which comes out in January 2019.

Next. Ray Santiago doesn’t know where he’s going but it won’t be boring. dark

I’ve seen Flesh and Blood. It’s got some legit one-liners. And it takes homes improvement to the next level, for sure. Watch for my review in the next few days.

Did you check out the trailer for Into the Dark: Flesh and Blood? Will you be tuning in next week? Let’s discuss in the chat!