Hulu’s Into The Dark series is kicking off another year of episodes for season two. The next installment titled “Uncanny Annie” will be released in October.
Similar to last year’s installment of Into The Dark, the second season will again revolve around horror-themed holidays. Uncanny Annie is the most recent of these and the second episode to take place on Halloween night. Uncanny Annie hits Hulu on Friday, Oct. 4.
The latest installment of Hulu’s horror anthology series focuses on a group of college friends who reunite to celebrate the holiday. There’s a sad element to their gathering but that doesn’t stop them from having fun. They even suggest playing board games to make the night more enjoyable. One of the suggestions is for the mysterious Uncanny Annie game.
When they pull Uncanny Annie out, no one has any idea how the game got into the house or who it belongs to. But despite those obvious red flags cropping up, the college kids still decide to play.
Once the board game is in full-gear, Uncanny Annie goes from being a dark version of Cards Against Humanity to the board game from hell in an instant. Each round has unforeseen consequences and comes alive in horrific ways. One of the first mini-games actually raises a physical manifestation of Death in the house. And it’s not like the college kids can just run away, they have to finish the game.
Check out the trailer below!
More than anything, being trapped in this grim universe reminds us of Jumanji. In that film, Alan Parish (Robin Williams) wound up trapped in an equally terrifying universe where his worst fears came to life. The young adults in Uncanny Annie appear to be stuck in a similar situation.
What’s unclear is whether or not they have a chance of surviving. Jumanji only ended on a positive note because it was a family-friendly movie. Had it been rated R or PG-13, we probably would’ve seen one major character die, or at the very least, someone being maimed. Uncanny Annie could go either way.
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