The name Blumhouse has become synonymous with horror for the better part of the last decade. Almost every Halloween season, they drop a new scary movie in theaters for us to enjoy. This year, with Halloween likely being at home, Blumhouse has something a little different planned. They’re joining forces with Amazon Prime Video for “Welcome to the Blumhouse,” a program of eight unsettling, genre movies produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios.
Each film in this series presents “a distinctive vision and unique perspective on common themes centered around family and love as redemptive or destructive forces.” Amazon will launch the initial slate of four films as double features. They’ll start with The Lie from writer/director Veena Sud (The Killing) and Black Box from writer/director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. (Born with It). That double feature will premiere on October 6.
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On October 13 comes Evil Eye, from directors Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani (A Day’s Work) and executive producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Quantico). It will be released along with Nocturne, from writer and director Zu Quirke (Ghosting) making her feature film debut. Then the final four films will launch sometime in 2021. But here’s what the first four films are all about:
The Lie tells the story of what happens when a teenaged girl confesses to impulsively killing her best friend. Her two desperate parents attempt to cover up the horrific crime. This leads them into a complicated web of lies and deception.
Black Box is about a single father who, after losing his wife and his memory in a car accident, undergoes an agonizing experimental treatment that causes him to question who he really is.
Evil Eye tells the tale of how a seemingly perfect romance turns into a nightmare, when a mother becomes convinced her daughter’s new boyfriend has a dark connection to her own past.
Nocturne take us inside the halls of an elite arts academy, where a timid music student begins to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister. And when she discovers a mysterious notebook belonging to a recently deceased classmate, things take a turn towards the strange.
In a statement, Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold of Blumhouse Television said “We’re beyond excited that the visions of these talented filmmakers will finally be seen by genre fans around the world, especially during this time when people are seeking to escape and be entertained. And we love the innovative idea of programming like the classic drive-in or repertory theater experience.”
Who wouldn’t want a good spooky drive-in style double feature just in time for Halloween?
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