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Into The Dark (Season 2)

What is it?

The 2019 Hulu American horror anthology web television show Into The Dark (Season 2).

What is it about?

This is how The IMDb describes this anthology TV show:

A horror anthology series, with each episode inspired by a holiday.

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Into The Dark (Season 1)

Into the Dark (2018)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The Hulu 2018 American horror anthology web television show Into The Dark (Season 1).

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this anthology web television show:

A horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum’s independent TV studio.

The series includes 12 super-sized episodes, with a new installment released each month inspired by a holiday and will feature Blumhouse’s signature genre / thriller spin on the story.

Starring: Natalie Martinez, Jimmi Simpson, Keir O’Donnell

My Thoughts

I would have never heard of this show if it were not for a random comment that I saw at a streaming video website, no one I follow or know ever mentioned this show before, and so I am glad that I saw that random comment because this show was better than The Twilight Zone (2019) and Black Mirror (Season 5) and most of Channel Zero.

It is a shame that this show is not known by most people and I guess was not marketed very well, if you get a chance please do watch this show or at least my favorite episode and maybe a few others, because it deserves to be more well known even if some of the episodes could have been better and even though males/men were often portrayed as the villains.

Each episode is basically its own movie pretty much, each episode is inspired by a different holiday which is a cool concept in my opinion, and so I will list some of my thoughts for each episode.

The Body

This episode was a nice start to the season that was better than I had expected.

Flesh & Blood

The main actress did a good job portraying her mental disorder, and I was surprised how this episode managed keep things watchable even with a longer run-time.

Pooka!

This episode was weird and had more potential but it was disappointing and confusing, and was one of my least favorite.

New Year, New You

This episode had a boring start and it had me wondering where they were going with it, but things picked up at the end as things escalated and it ended in a way that made you think about how you feel about the main character.

Down

This episode also had me wondering where they were going with this and how were they going to fill the rest of the time, but at some point the episode started to escalate after a twist.

Treehouse

This episode had me wondering where they were going with it and it did a good job tricking the audience, but the episode had some flaws and it did not live up to its full potential.

I’m Just F*cking With You

This episode had me wondering what would happen, some twists happened and things escalated, and it ended in a way that had me wondering and in a way that was unexpected but that went with the mood / theme of this episode.

All That We Destroy

This episode surprised me, it was more Black Mirror-like than Black Mirror (Season 5), and I liked the science fiction of this episode which featured some interesting futuristic technology that was blended nicely with the world in a way where it did not stand out too much.

This was one of my favorite episodes, my favorite episode probably, and it was good enough to be released as its own movie online in my opinion.

They Come Knocking

This episode was possibly the first of only two episodes to contain something paranormal / supernatural, there were some things that I liked about it, but it was a bit disappointing.

Culture Shock

This episode reminded me of something from the video game series Fallout combined with one or more other things that I can not think of, it clearly had a message, and Spanish and English was used in this episode so it was a bilingual episode.

School Spirit

While this episode did have me trying to guess what would happen, I was able to narrow things down too early, and this episode was similar to the episode New Year, New You in the way that it ended; but this episode could have been better.

Pure

This episode started out trying to make you feel a bit unsettled and like something was not right, at first even the main character looked strange, and that combined with the environment and the situation created its own atmosphere.

In my opinion this episode seemed to bring together a pretty common theme throughout most of this season where it seemed that males/men were usually portrayed as the villains, this episode took it to the max, and it ends implying that something major is going to happen; and a certain group is likely on the chopping block.

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The end,

-John Jr

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Dreams

Inhuman Coworkers?

Into the Dark (2018)
Source: IMDb

This dream was possibly partly inspired by Episode 9 (They Come Knocking) of the anthology television show Into The Dark.

All that I can remember of this dream now is that part of the dream took place during the day in the city of D, and I remember driving around back and forth on the street that passing by Walmart et cetera.

I possibly went shopping and to various places but I can not remember.

The next thing that I remember is working at a fictional job where I had at least one female coworker and either another female coworker or male coworker who were pale and strange and they seemed inhuman, and they probably somewhat reminded me of more human adult versions of the black-eyed children / entities from the episode They Come Knocking of Into The Dark.

I am not sure if these two coworkers were just humans who seemed inhuman or if they were alien-human hybrids or if they were some kind of other type of entity, either way something was not right about them, but they were good at doing / managing things efficiently and keeping up productivity et cetera at work.

But they did not care about people et cetera so they just pushed things toward maximum productivity and efficiently not caring about people’s health et cetera, they were like cold business types, but they seemed less human or not human at all and strange.

I am not sure if they had strange eyes (like all black) or not, I do not remember getting to be very close to them, I just remember disagreeing with their work and management style and something about them seemed inhuman and not right and creepy and cold et cetera to me.

But that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Nap

After work I took a nap on the living room couch and I had some dreams, but I got awakened from them because I needed to go get a new battery for my automobile.

This caused me to forget the dreams before I could record them, but maybe I will remember some details later and I will add them here.

The end,

-John Jr

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Dreams

Fighting Everyone In The Library

This episode was possibly partly inspired by Episode 8 (All That We Destroy) of the Hulu anthology television show Into The Dark that I watched before going to sleep.

All that I can remember of this dream is that at some point I was outside during the day, there was a man with light-color skin who was possibly an automobile mechanic who was helping fix someone’s automobile, and after talking with them briefly I walked inside a library.

I went inside a large windowless room in the library where everyone was, somehow I ended up challenging everyone to a fight / sparring match (maybe someone challenged me, and I felt confident enough to extend the challenge so that everyone in the building could fight me at the same time), and so a brawl / sparring match started with me against everyone.

Somehow I was super over-confident and I barely even tried during the fight, I mostly let people try to attack me, and I was so good and / or they were so bad at fighting that they still did not stand a chance against me.

I easily defeated their best people quickly so everyone gave up, their best and / or loudest fighter was a man whose fingertip completely broke off somehow, the man said that his finger could be reattached, and so we picked his finger up and I used some kind of futuristic mini-torch-like medical device to basically weld his finger back on.

I think that maybe the man had the medical device, he briefly explained how it worked, and then he had me use it to weld his finger back on.

The device seemed to have some kind of special substance that helped to reattach limbs / skin / et cetera, it was like some kind of skin / glue-like stuff maybe, but I can not remember.

After welding his finger back on and talking to them briefly about our brawl I left to a slightly fictional version of The E House where I seemed to live with my family, and a fictional door that led to the family room was unlocked to my surprise and I learned that the door handle / lock seemed to be broken so I told my parents who were in the family room.

Then I started to talk to my parents about the library brawl et cetera, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

The end,

-John Jr