When it comes to Thanksgiving, there are conflicting views about how to celebrate the holiday. Though most people will agree that spending time with the family is important. Into The Dark: Pilgrim seems to back up those claims.
The November edition of Blumhouse’s Into The Dark series kicked off the Thanksgiving season perfectly. The latest entry focuses on a family who learn the holiday’s true meaning from a group of re-enactors. Mind you, their methods turn out to be a bit unorthodox.
There’s nothing strange about the Pilgrim re-enactors as some exist for just about every occasion. What struck us as odd are the lengths they’re willing to go to teach Shane (Kerr Smith), Anna (Courtney Henggeler), Tate (Antonio Raul Corbo), and Cody (Reign Edwards) about valuing their lives. They start off with simple changes being made to the decor but when Sir Ethan (Peter Giles) feels like the family doesn’t treasure what they have, he decides to teach them a lesson.
In order for them to see what he does, Ethan begins torturing them with medieval punishments. These range from brandings to lashing across the back. The situation appears grim for Shane and his family but that’s when Cody steps up to save the day.
Somehow, the teenager manages to sneak into the backyard where her father and Anna are being “punished”. Cody frees them but one of the pilgrims resurfaces before they can complete their escape. He attempts to restrain Cody and almost succeeds, that is until the family unites.
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Despite all their constant bickering prior to Thanksgiving day, Shane, Anna, and Cody put their differences aside to kill the attacking pilgrim. What’s so meaningful about the scene is they commit the deed as a family. Tate doesn’t participate because he’s hiding upstairs. Plus, bashing someone’s head in doesn’t seem appropriate for a seven-year-old.
After the first pilgrim goes down, it’s only a matter of time before the others fall like dominoes. Sir Ethan winds up being the last, though his death seems to have the most impact.
The reason that Ethan’s death holds more significance is that Anna and Cody find common ground for the first time when they exact their vengeance upon him. It took the loss of Shane for them to reach this point in their relationship but at least they became a family in the end.
How are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year? Let us know in the comments below.
Into The Dark: Pilgrim is currently streaming on Hulu.