Into the Dark: Good Boy
Into the Dark: Good Boy (2022)
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‘Into the Dark: Good Boy’ (2020) – Comedy, Horror and… An Evil Pooch

"It's not the dog, it's the owner."

Review

Our Opinion
6.5/10
Overall
6.5/10

Into the Dark: Good Boy is a Blumhouse horror comedy directed by Tyler MacIntyre, starring Judy Greer. The ninth episode of the horror anthology series – Into the Dark.

A “terrifying” satire on Hulu about a not so adorable pooch.

Premise

Maggie is at a crux. She is fired from the job, undergoes hormone treatment to have her eggs extracted and frozen, is on the dating scene in search of Mr. Perfect, and while she awaits all the grand events in her life to happen, she recurs to mindfulness and to adopting a sweet emotional support pooch. The canine will not be as wonderful as she had expected, as she soon will realize. It will act out, channeling any anxiety she feels, and he will do so in horrifying ways.

Movie Review

A movie produced for TV, back in 2020…. It is a horror comedy about a very, very bad boy that kills anyone who annoys its owner. An owner who with all her perfect handling of life, has so much pent-up anger, yet manages to suppress it with mindfulness and doing her best to be a “good” 39 year-old “girl”. Little did she know it would rear its ugly head out somehow, and in the most unexpected of ways.

It is a contemporary satire that is sweetly biting. The storyline is good, as is the script, and it is perfect if you want to spend an hour and half watching good performances (especially those by Judy Greer as Maggie and Steve Guttenberg as Don, the chief editor of The Valley Yeller), and having a gratuitous laugh or two (yes, it is funny).

Where to Watch ‘Into the Dark: Good Boy’

Hulu

Director

Tyler MacIntyre

Tyler MacIntyre

Cast


Judy Greer / Maggie

Ellen Wong / Annie

McKinley Freeman / Nate

Steve Guttenberg / Don

Elise Neal / Dr. Linda Johnson

María Conchita Alonso / Bea

Aaron Eisenberg / Evan

V.J. Foster / LAPD Det. Woosley
Mina Joo / Jen
Beto Ruiz / Frank Ramos

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Into the Dark: Good Boy
Into the Dark: Good Boy

Movie title: Into the Dark: Good Boy

Movie description: Maggie is at a crux. She is fired from the job, undergoes hormone treatment to have her eggs extracted and frozen, is on the dating scene in search of Mr. Perfect, and while she awaits all the grand events in her life to happen, she recurs to mindfulness and to adopting a sweet emotional support pooch. The canine will not be as wonderful as she had expected, as she soon will realize. It will act out, channeling any anxiety she feels, and he will so in horrifying ways.

Date published: November 20, 2022

Country: Estados Unidos

Duration: 84 mins

Author: Veronica Loop

Director(s): Tyler MacIntyre

Actor(s): Judy Greer, V.J. Foster, McKinley Freeman, Steve Guttenberg, Ellen Wong, Mina Joo, Beto Ruiz

Genre: Comedia, Terror

Our Opinion

Hilarious script, and well directed, this little horror comedy is one we recommend if you are in the mood for a contemporary satire.

Overall
2.9

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