“Into the Dark” Gets Political with “The Current Occupant”

While Election Day is still four months away, Hulu's horror anthology series Into the Dark is getting into politics just in time for convention season with The Current Occupant.

Written by former speechwriter Alston Ramsay, the latest installment of Into the Dark follows Barry Watson (a long way from his 7th Heaven days) as a mental patient whose delusions lead him to believe he's the President of the United States. Or are those delusions memories? The nurses and orderlies seem especially cruel, and a fellow patient who believes him seems to be the craziest resident of the institution.

The cast includes several DC Universe alumni, such as Sonita Henry (Krypton), Marvin "Krondon" Jones III (Black Lightning) and Lilli Birdsell (Doom Patrol). Check out the spooky trailer below.

The Current Occupant hits Hulu on July 17.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.