There are very few if any series that take anthologies to such an extent as the Hulu movie series Into The Dark. Each distinct plot concept has its own feature length film instead of a much smaller episode covering each fascinating idea. Many of them are horror/thriller inspired, and the Into The Dark movie, The Body, is perfect for the Halloween season, taking place on Halloween night itself.
The plot dives into the concept of Halloween; how crime, murder, visible blood and gore are much easier to publicly display and convey. A murderer themself can just walk through the streets with a bloody, wrapped corpse from their most recent hit job and as long they play along, they’re golden. It’s just a costume right… or is it? Even the cops are disincentivized to step in, believing everything is just a prank on Halloween night.
When those around him applaud and even befriend the main character and his “great costume” which includes a dragged-along body, the man uses the night to his advantage. A Blumhouse concept, the plot is fantastic both by its realism and shocking action scenes but also by the ironic small talk and one liners having fun along with the audience. The idea of a killer is played off as a one-night role but the unlikely encounters, cat-and-mouse travels through the city, and near misses both for the killer and his victims leave you guessing how things will turn out.
With only four hours after the murder to transport the body to its destination, plans keep devolving. Who is the hitman working for, and who is lurking in the shadows secretly watching the motions? The film also explores the purported attractiveness and attraction of violence and power to audiences, particularly one unusual woman the hitman meets at a party (a notion that has been considerably renewed since the series You). The equally unlikely ending will also make you wonder at the idea of a Bonnie and Clyde disillusion.