In October 2018, Hulu started a horror anthology series called "Into the Dark". The series consists of 12 episodes (full length movies) that are released once a month and centered around a holiday in that month. I have admittedly been sleeping on this series, I will backtrack appropriately.
BUT FOR NOW! I recently checked out April's entry, "I'm Just Fucking With You", I'm sure you could've guessed this paid homage to April Fools Day. This is a Hulu Original produced by Blumhouse - a company that pretty much has my favor. Once I see that creepy little house in the beginning of a movie, I usually have high hopes for it.
The story is centered on Larry, an internet troll who is on his way to a wedding that he isn't too happy about. To rest from a long drive, he stops at the Pink Motel where we meet our annoyingly charming villain, Chester. You ever been with a person who doesn't know when to stop joking? That in itself is pretty terrifying. Personally I love laughing but I'm extremely easy to play a joke on. I have a knack for taking things seriously when they shouldn't be. With that being said, the buildup really took a toll on my anxiety. Good job movie!
Y'all know I respect your experience so there aren't spoilers here, but this movie was refreshing for me. First off, the color composition was SPECTACULAR. This is literally a "pretty" horror film due to its use of neon colors and lighting. We rarely get aesthetically pleasing horror and I really appreciated this. There actually isn't a lot of "gore" either. Don't worry, you'll get an appropriate dose of violence and one particularly cringey death that will satisfy that itch. There's lessons of irony and karma, and of course the misuse and impact of social media.
"I'm Just Fucking With You" does a great job at building suspense and intrigue. Our antagonist was amazing with his role! It's incredibly easy to make a "laughy villain" corny, but Hayes MacArthur gave me the perfect performance to build an annoying-love-hate relationship with Chester.
I'm excited to go back and check out the rest of the Into The Dark series, but I'm already reading that "I'm Just Fucking With You" is the best entry in the series so far. Have you guys been keeping up with the series? Do you have a favorite? Did you think this movie was actually trash? Let me know in the comments!