Beyond the Dark: trailer, images, episode synopses released for horror anthology

The Horror Collective will be bringing 13 episodes of a horror anthology called Beyond the Dark to VOD and digital beginning on April 1st, and the folks over at Collider have shared a trailer for the show, along with a poster, first look images, and information on all 13 episodes. You can watch the trailer in the embed above, and keep scrolling down to gather the rest of the information.

Here’s the synopsis for the show as a whole:

Post-apocalyptic nightmares, monstrous physical transformations, agonizing accidents, and ghastly murders are just a few of the stories told in Volume 1 which focuses on the end of everything – marriage, life, civilization, Earth, and the universe as we know it. Say goodbye to everything you know and love and hello to madness and the outrageous, unexpected horrors lying beyond the dark. 

And here’s the information on each episode:

Episode 1: The Speed of Time

Directed by: William J. Stribling / Written by: Russ Nickel, William J. Stribling

Cast: John Hennigan (Johnny Killfire), Sean Marquette (Young John), Nic Nemeth (Orville)

Johnny Killfire must go back in time and team up with his former self to prevent a break in the space-time continuum.

Episode 2: Midnight Clear

Directed by: Joe Russo / Written by: Joe Russo, John Jesensky

Cast: Jessica Morris (Julie), Kurt Kubicek (David), Caige Coulter (Gracie)

An unstable husband forces his terrified family to celebrate a macabre and deadly Christmas.

Episode 3: Malacostraca

Written and Directed by: Charles A. Pieper

Cast: Amber Marie Bollinger (Sophie), Charlie Pecoraro (Chris)

A failing writer descends into madness as his wife grows pregnant with their child.

Episode 4: Pipe

Directed by: Max Isaacson / Written by: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing

Cast: Zoë Bell (Pipe), Tracie Thoms (Bliss)

The last two decent souls on Earth get tangled up in a violent conflict when a woman’s body washes up on shore.

Episode 5: The Wound

Written and Directed by: Chris Levitus

Cast: Letticia Bissondut (Anna), Kris Lemche (Otto)

A man wakes up bleeding from a mysterious, grotesque wound in his chest.

Episode 6: Conversion Therapist

Written and Directed by: Bears Rebecca Fonté

Cast: Michael Dickson (Ira), Sara Fletcher (Justine), Evelyn Jake (Salina)

A demented, pansexual, polyamorous trio kidnap a bigoted conversion therapist and torture him until he sees the light.

Episode 7: Peopling

Written and Directed by: Lucas Amann

Cast: Josh Fadem (George), Kimmy Robertson (Joy)

George accidentally creates a doppelganger from his own jizm, resulting in a deranged and deadly love triangle.

Episode 8: The Final Girl Returns

Written and Directed by: Alexandria Perez

Cast: Dakota Payne (The Driver)

Surviving a cabin massacre, a driver is trapped in an endless cycle of saving the final girls from the rules of horror.

Episode 9: Bad Hair

Written and Directed by: Oskar Lehemaa

Cast: Sten Karpov (Leo)

Balding, insecure Leo tries a new hair growth serum that also, unfortunately, causes a series of grotesque side effects.

Episode 10: Man in the Corner

Directed by: Kelli Breslin / Written by: Kelli Breslin, Daniel Ross Noble

Cast: Christopher Dietrick (Michael), Matt Pascua (Daniel), Larry Weissman (Dave)

What starts out as a hookup with his dream guy turns into a nightmare.

Episode 11: The Color of Your Lips

Written and Directed by: Annick Blanc

Cast: Alexis Lefebvre (Diver), Katia Lévesque (Woman)

When Earth’s atmosphere becomes unbreathable, two survivors face that their air reserves are quickly running out.

Episode 12: Maggie May

Written and Directed by: Mia’kate Russell

Cast: Lulu McClatchy (Maggie May), Katrina Mathers (Sam)

When Maggie May doesn’t know what to do, she does nothing at all.

Episode 13: Socks and Robbers

Written and Directed by: David Lilley

Cast: Pete Bennett (Gout), David Chabeaux (Sniffer), Aj Stevenson (Bunion), Andy Batson (Hammer Toe)

A gang of daring, sock-headed criminals commit the biggest bank heist in history.

Beyond the Dark sounds promising overall. I didn’t expect to see the word “jizm” today. That “Bad Hair” episode is a bit too reminiscent of a segment in the anthology movie Body Bags, but there have been a lot of anthologies over the years, so it’s tough to find a subject that hasn’t already been covered. I really like that one of the episodes will be reuniting Death Proof co-stars Zoe Bell and Tracie Thoms.

Here are the first look images and poster:

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Source: Collider

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