I just started watching a new anthology series called Into the Dark, and I like it. Each episode presents a situation that happens during a particular holiday. The first episode, “The Body”, happens during Halloween. It starts with an impeccably dressed gentleman, Wilkes, talking to someone on the phone after killing another. Wilkes was apparently hired to kill someone very famous such that his death would get the attention of headlines.
As Wilkes heads off into the night to dispose off the body in a manner that makes a statement (as per the instructions of the client). However, a number of complications arise and he ends up at a party. As you might have guessed, no is suspicious of him walking around with a body wrapped in plastic because its Halloween.
This episode was not only creepy at some points, but it was also entertaining. It shows you the killer’s point of view which is completely psychopathic. In addition, it also explores issues concerned with what people are capable of doing in order to survive when their freedom, life or reputation is threatened. For a show that just started, I feel that it has made a great effort in this first episode. Its less about who, what, where and when; and more about how. When you start watching this, you can’t help but be curious about how everything will unfold. Gore, action, humor, drama…you want it, they’ve got it. I leave you with these lines from the episode.
“One complicated night in a decade isn’t a bad track record.”
“Even great white sharks have their predators”