Hulu’s ‘Dimension 404’ Trailer Brings the Fright and Camp

Warning. Your connection to reality has suddenly quit. Now reconnecting. Stop whatever it is that you are doing and check out the trailer for Hulu’s new sci-fi/horror anthology series, Dimension 404.

“In the darkest depths of cyberspace, there is a lost dimension, home to wonders unseen, terrors unspeakable, and stories unlike any ever told.”

So says the eerie narrator (voiced by the one and only Mark Hamill). Each episode is self-contained, and will tell a story about an internet or technology-related terror. Going through the trailer, the great Patton Oswalt sets us up for something that is “going to suck.” But suck it did not, Mr. Oswalt. What follows for the next 75 seconds is a neon blast of old school scares and an array of familiar faces. Given the nature of these anthology series such as The Outer Limits, it will most likely not end well for these characters.

The show may hit a little too close to Black Mirror territory. However, Dimension 404 looks like it’s bringing much more popcorn fun and camp akin to an 80s sci-fi/horror flick than the hit British series.

Dimension 404 is produced by RocketJump, a digital studio founded in 2010 by Freddie Wong, Matthew Arnold, and Desmond Dolly. Their site has an impressive collection of original videos. Most notably, they are known for the action/comedy web series Video Game High School. The show takes place in a future where video gaming has become the world’s most popular sport, its best players are taken to stardom. The RocketJump team called Dimension 404 “the biggest project” they have undertaken to date – and for good reason.

Dimension 404 has a stellar cast including Lea Michele, Joel McHale, Patton Oswalt, Megan Mullaly, and Mark Hamill as the narrator. The first of the six hour-long episodes will stream on Hulu beginning, fittingly, on April 4 (4/04).

Will you set your streaming devices to Dimension 404 when it airs? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Fromm
Michael Fromm
Michael E. Fromm is an all-around scrivener, writing screenplays (short and feature), short stories, novels, poetry, blogs, articles, and press releases. Since first learning to hold a pen, he has done little but read, watch, and write about characters and worlds of fantasy. It would be very difficult to find him without a pen in hand and an idea in mind, which is problematic for anyone wanting to have a conversation with him. Michael graduated from Rowan University, primarily focusing on improving his skills as a filmmaker and screenwriter. After said schooling, he joined an elite force of Rowan grads who also had the notion of becoming filmmakers. This group, known as Justice Productions, call on him every so often to write short films. And, until this whole writing thing pays off, Michael currently does development & marketing communication (writing, graphic & publication design, social media and website upkeep, etc.) for a web development company in Central New Jersey, where he currently resides.