Into the Dark's "School Spirit" Set to Debut in August

The late summer episode finally receives cast and story details.

By Chris Morse

Last fall, we exclusively revealed the name of the upcoming late-summer episode of Into the Dark, School Spirit, and today we finally have complete casting and story details for it, courtesy of Deadline. In case you haven't been keeping up, each month the Hulu horror anthology brings a new episode themed around a holiday or event from that month, making for twelve episodes in total. August will bring us a new installment very appropriately themed around that oh-so-exciting back-to-school time of year.

School Spirit sounds like a horror version of The Breakfast Club, if that makes any sense. In the episode, six social outcasts, played by Corey Fogelmanis (Ma), Annie Q. (The Leftovers), Jessi Case (Mother’s Day), Julian Works (9-1-1), Philip Labes (The OA), and Hugo Armstrong (Fear the Walking Dead), are stuck in weekend detention and then confronted by the school’s legendary hauntings. The episode will premiere on August 2nd on Hulu.

To recap what other episodes are on the way, this month brings us Into the Dark: They Come Knocking, which stars Clayne Crawford, who played the character of Martin Riggs in the first two seasons of Fox’s Lethal Weapon. Reportedly due to frequent clashing with fellow co-lead Damon Wayans, he was eventually replaced by Seann William Scott for Season 3. Into the Dark will be the actor’s first television role since exiting that series.

The episode will have Crawford playing the part of a recent widower who takes his two daughters on a road trip and eventually finds his family in the crosshairs of terrifying supernatural entities. The cast will also include Josephine Langsford, Robyn Lively, Lia McHugh, and Dwight Hicks. Based on the series’ typical release schedule, we can expect this episode to debut on June 7th, 2019.

July will bring us Culture Shock, which will follow a young Mexican woman who illegally crosses the border into the United States in search of the American dream, but instead finds more of a nightmare waiting for her. This is no doubt a topical story coming during a time of year where people may be inclined to reflect on all things America. Commentary or not, we are looking forward to seeing what kind of horror spin awaits us in this tale.

Into the Dark: Culture Shock will star Martha Higareda (Altered Carbon) and also features horror icon Barbara Crampton, who you will surely recognize from Re-Animator and other horror classics. The cast also includes Richard Cabral (Mayans M.C.), Shawn Ashmore (The Rookie), Felipe de Lara (The Lord of the Skies), and Creed Bratton (The Office). Gigi Saul Guerrero is directing and co-writing alongside Efren Hernandez and James Benson, who are credited with the story idea.

Hulu’s Into the Dark continues with They Come Knocking arriving on June 7th, 2019. The first eight 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.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo