Blumhouse is back at it! Amazon Prime Video has announced a new collaboration with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television in the form of “Welcome to the Blumhouse”, a program of eight unsettling, original genre movies. Similar to Hulu’s “Into the Dark” series, the films are thematically connected. Each film presents a distinctive vision and unique perspective on common themes centered around family and love as redemptive or destructive forces. This set of films marks the first-ever program of Amazon Original movies on Prime Video that are thematically connected.
Amazon Prime Video will launch four initial films as double features beginning with The Lie and Black Box, both premiering on October 6. The following week boasts the release of Evil Eye and Nocturne to be released October 13. The latter four films will launch in 2021. The films showcase exciting up-and-coming acting and directorial talent alongside established industry leaders in exceptional and shocking new roles. “Welcome to the Blumhouse” will launch in October on Prime Video, just in time for the Halloween season.
The Lie: Written and directed by Veena Sud and stars Mireille Enos (The Killing), Peter Sarsgaard (An Education) and Joey King (The Kissing Booth 2, The Act)
Synopsis: When their teenaged daughter confesses to impulsively killing her best friend, two desperate parents attempt to cover up the horrific crime, leading them into a complicated web of lies and deception.
Black Box: Directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. (Born With It), script by Osei-Kuffour Jr. and Stephen Herman, and stars Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World 3, The Circle), Phylicia Rashad (Creed), Amanda Christine (Colony), Tosin Morohunfola (The Chi, The 24th), Charmaine Bingwa (Trees of Peace, Little Sista), and Troy James (The Flash, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark).
Synopsis: After losing his wife and his memory in a car accident, a single father undergoes an agonizing experimental treatment that causes him to question who he really is.
Evil Eye: Directed by Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani and stars Sarita Choudhury (Mississippi Masala, Lady in the Water), Sunita Mani (GLOW), Omar Maskati (Unbelievable), and Bernard White (Silicon Valley).
Synopsis: Based on the award-winning, best-selling Audible Original production from writer Madhuri Shekar, 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. in.
Nocturne: Written and directed by Zu Quirke and stars Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria, The Handmaid’s Tale, Player’s Table), Madison Iseman (Jumanji: The Next Level, Annabelle Comes Home), Jacques Colimon (The Society) and Ivan Shaw (Insecure, Casual).
Synopsis: Inside the halls of an elite arts academy, a timid music student begins to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister when she discovers a mysterious notebook belonging to a recently deceased classmate.
As the Halloween season draws near, horror fans anxiously await what new releases will be unleashed to wreak havoc on the minds brave enough to watch. Thanks to Blumhouse and Amazon, we have four creepy titles inked in our calendars this October in the form of “Welcome to the Blumhouse”. Look for these four spine-tingling thrillers this October, available only on Amazon Prime.