Hulu Into the Dark: Down is “Elevated” Horror

What is it about elevators that are so scary? These claustrophobia-inducing inventions are handy but there’s always a potential for terror and death (just ask Rosalind from LA Law or the folks from the film Devil—-oh wait. You can’t. They’re dead). Into the Dark, Hulu’s series of holiday-inspired horror movies, taps into the subgenre of elevator horror with Down, the fifth episode of Season 1.

Into The Dark -- "Down" - A pair of office of workers get trapped in an elevator over a long ValentineÕs Day weekend, but what at first promises to be a romantic connection turns dangerous and horrifying in this Blumhouse mash - up of rom - com and horror film genres. Jennifer (Natalie Martinez), shown. (Photo by: Richard Foreman, Jr.  SMPSP/Hulu)

Down is Valentine’s Day-inspired horror flick I watched recently while browsing Hulu’s horror section. The premise is refreshingly simple; two people with Valentine’s Day weekend plans leave their high-rise office building but become trapped on a malfunctioning elevator together. The long hours slowly morph into days as the two trapped occupants play off each other and realize something is not quite right. One of them has a secret they are willing to kill for.

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