Hulu's Into the Dark Goes Full Valentine's Day in Official Trailer for "Down"
If you're feeling down this Valentine's Day, just remember it could be worse.
By Chris Morse
February will soon be upon us and love will be in the air, or in this case an elevator, with the upcoming Valentine's Day episode of Hulu's Into the Dark, titled Down. We first learned of this episode back in October when the series premiered its very first of twelve holiday-themed episodes and the premise certainly caught our eyes. For our favorite commercialized holiday, how does spending the whole weekend in an elevator sound? We hope you're not claustrophobic.
Earlier today, Hulu released the episode's official trailer, giving us our first complete glimpse at the upcoming not-so-romantic Valentine's Day weekend. You can give it a watch above and read on for complete episode details, along with our preview of what's ahead for the series in the upcoming months.
Into the Dark: Down was written by Kent Kubena and directed by Daniel Stamm. In the episode, a pair of office workers get trapped in an elevator over a long Valentine’s Day weekend, but what at first promises to be a romantic connection turns dangerous and horrifying in this Blumhouse mash-up of rom-com and horror film genres.
The cast includes Natalie Martinez (Death Race), Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights), Arnie Pantoja (Sydney White), Diane Sellers (Into the Dark: Pooka!), and Christina Leone (Into the Dark: Flesh & Blood). Down will hit Hulu on February 1st, 2019.
In March, we have another new episode, this one themed around the Ides of March and the idea of the past coming back for what it’s due.
Into the Dark: Treehouse follows the story of a celebu-chef, Peter Rake, who tries to escape a recent wave of negative tabloid exposure by retreating to his family’s vacation estate in the woods. But the ghosts of Peter’s past are everywhere and debts will be settled. Soon, he realizes that a woman’s place is anywhere that she chooses to be.
The episode was written and directed by James Roday and stars Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, Black Mirror), Mary McCormack (Deep Impact, 1408), Shaunette Renee Wilson (Black Panther, Billions), Maggie Lawson (Gamer, Lethal Weapon TV series), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Julianna Guill (Friday the 13th remake), Michael Weston, Amanda Walsh, Sutton Foster, and Cass Bugge. Treehouse will arrive on Hulu on March 1st, 2019.
Beyond these two episodes, we exclusively learned the names of two more episodes back in October. I’m Just Fucking with You will celebrate April Fool’s Day while another episode titled School Spirit should arrive by the end of the summer. That’s all we have for now but this series will surely bring us plenty more holiday horror fun as the calendar pages turn throughout the year.
Hulu’s Into the Dark continues with Down arriving on February 1st. The first four feature-length episodes are currently streaming so there’s no reason not to get caught up. Otherwise, stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for more coverage on this series in the coming months.