Into the Dark: Delivered review – an intense horror for Mother’s Day Doing anything for a baby.

May 5, 2020
Daniel Hart 0
Film Reviews, Hulu
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Summary

Into the Dark: Delivered is one of the better films in this long series and one to watch this Mother’s Day.

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Summary

Into the Dark: Delivered is one of the better films in this long series and one to watch this Mother’s Day.

This review of Hulu’s Into the Dark: Delivered (Episode 5 of Season 2) contains no spoilers — the film will be available on Hulu on May 8, 2020. You can read the review of the previous instalment of the series by clicking these words.


Throughout my mostly snotty reviews of Into the Dark, my main gripe has been inconsistency. It’s dud after dud after dud but then the Blumhouse-run project serves a decent installment to confuse matters. My love/hate relationship with this series is evident. For Mother’s Day, Hulu brings Into the Dark: Delivered — thematic as ever, placing their hands on the nurturing approach of motherhood.

Into the Dark: Delivered is good. And I hate saying that because I know the next one in line will be a shambles. It follows an expectant mother, who bumps into what she believes is another expectant mother, and very quickly they become allies. After enjoying dinner at her new friend’s house in the middle of nowhere, she soon realizes this ally has an ulterior motive far beyond being part of a mother group, and she’s in grave danger.

Into the Dark: Delivered narrows in on that motherly instinct — both the expectant mother and the villain extrude motherhood as a means to justify their actions; one doing anything to survive while the other does anything in her power to have a baby for herself. The Hulu series has villainized broodiness on one hand while fleshing out the warm nature of being expectant on the other. It’s a combination that works marvelously, with both female leads honing in on their opposite number, both as intriguing as each other.

As far as horrors go, the “horror” element is based on how terrifying the situation is for the expectant mother. Into the Dark: Delivered shows various scenes where the mother-to-be is promising her bump that she will get them out of this “mess”. The horror intensifies as the film progresses, playing on the desperation of both characters. With a runtime of 80 minutes, it fits in everything it can. It’s easy to feel sorry for both characters in uniquely different ways.

Into the Dark: Delivered is one of the better films in this long series and one to watch this Mother’s Day.


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