Hulu Sets Female Coming-of-Age Horror Story ‘Pure’ as September’s ‘Into the Dark’ Movie (Exclusive)

Jahkara Smith and McKaley Miller will star on installment about teen girls who “perform a secret ritual at a purity retreat”

Courtesy of Blumhouse TV
Courtesy of Blumhouse TV

Hulu and Blumhouse Television have set a female coming-of-age story titled “Pure” as the September installment for their horror anthology “Into the Dark,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Here’s the official description for the movie: In this female coming-of-age horror story, several teen girls perform a secret ritual at a purity retreat and, when one of them begins to see a supernatural entity, the terrifying question emerges, what is more dangerous: the demon they’ve unleashed, or the pressure to conform to their fathers’ expectations.

The installment, premiering September 6, stars “NOS4A2” actress Jahkara Smith, as well as McKaley Miller (“MA,” “Hart of Dixie”), Scott Porter (“Friday Night Lights,” “The Good Wife”), Annalisa Cochrane (“Cobra Kai,” “Heathers”), Ciara Bravo (“Wayne,” “The Long Dumb Road,” “To the Bone”), Jim Klock (“Wounds,” “Son of the South”) and T.C. Carter (“Blocks,” “Assassination Nation”).

Hannah Macpherson will direct “Pure” and also wrote the teleplay for the movie from a story by Paul Fischer and Paul Davis.

“Into The Dark” is a horror event series from Hulu and Blumhouse TV, which includes 12 feature-length installments, released each month and inspired by a holiday, featuring the “Blumhouse signature genre/thriller spin on the story.”

This month’s movie, “Culture Shock,” was released July 4 and focused on Independence Day. August’s film is “School Spirit,” which celebrates the first day of school and launches Aug. 2. “Pure” is inspired by the holiday Daughter’s Day.

Smith is repped by Artists First. Miller is repped by Industry Entertainment and The Gersh Agency. Porter is repped by The Gersh Agency, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Viewpoint. Cochrane is repped by 3 Arts Entertainment, Momentum Talent and Literary Agency and Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light LLP. Bravo is repped by United Talent Agency, The Savage Agency and Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light LLP. Klock is repped by Nick Terry and Molly Horowitz at Zero Gravity. Carter is repped by J Pervis Talent Agency, Activity Talent Agency and Myrna Lieberman Management.

“Into the Dark” movie “Pure” premieres September 6 on Hulu.