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First episode of Hulu's anthology series Into The Dark gets a bloody trailer all its own

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Oct 1, 2018

The new Blumhouse TV horror anthology series Into the Dark has given us a taste of its first episode, just in time for Halloween.

While Into the Dark's first trailer gave us a general idea of what to expect from the series, which will air exclusively on Hulu, the trailer for "The Body" shows a gruesome, self-referential horror scenario ahead of its Oct. 5 premiere. 

The stand-alone episode tells the story of Wilkes, a cynical but sophisticated hitman who's tasked with transporting a dead body on Halloween night. After accidentally stumbling upon a Hollywood party, he finds himself praised for his killer costume, which he decides to use as cover before things start to go sideways. As they tend to do when you're lugging a cellophaned body around town.

"The Body" is written by Paul Davis and Paul Fischer, who previously used the concept for their 2013 short film of the same name, which starred Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy from Game of Thrones) as the hitman. 

For the updated version of "The Body," Tom Bateman stars as the hitman, with Rebeccas Rittenhouse as a "feisty, intelligent woman" who's enamored with Wilkes' intelligence, with Davis serving as director. The series will feature a new stand-alone episode once a month, each centered around a holiday within that month. 

Into the Dark is part of a slew of new genre offerings from Hulu, after its subscription base rose dramatically thanks to The Handmaid's Tale, which just concluded its second season. Among the new offerings include a deal with Dreamworks Animation and the Stephen King-inspired Castle Rock

What annual holiday are you most looking forward to seeing get the Blumfeld treatment in Into the Dark? Let us know in the comments. 

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