Blumhouse teaming up with a streaming service to produce original content is certainly not a novel notion – they’ve had a pretty successful run with Hulu and their Into The Dark line of films – and they’re about to do it again but this time with Amazon Prime.
Welcome To The Blumhouse will feature a series of eight original films – all genre fare and all streaming to Prime members. So far we’ve got the word on four of the eight projects but first – here is how the collaboration is explained.
“Sharing the spine-tingling suspense that’s a Blumhouse signature, each film presents a distinctive vision and unique perspective on common themes centered around family and love as redemptive or destructive forces. This slate marks the first ever program of Amazon Original movies on Prime Video that are thematically connected. The films showcase exciting up-and-coming talent, alongside established actors in exceptional and shocking new roles.”
That is sounding all good to me! I mentioned we have been given info on the first four films so – allow me to impart that knowledge on to you.
- The Lie, written and directed by Veena Sud, follows two desperate parents attempt to cover up the horrific crime, when their teenaged daughter confesses to impulsively killing her best friend, leading them into a complicated web of lies and deception. The movie stars Mireille Enos, Peter Sarsgaard and Joey King.
- Directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. from a script by Osei-Kuffour Jr., Black Box centers of 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. Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad, Amanda Christine, Tosin Morohunfola, Charmaine Bingwa and Troy James star.
- Based off the award-winning Audible Original production from writer Madhuri Shekar, Evil Eye is directed by Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani, and executive produced by Priyanka Chopra-Jonas. 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. The movie stars Sarita Choudhury, Sunita Mani, Omar Maskati, and Bernard White.
- Nocturne is written and directed by Zu Quirke and is set inside the halls of an elite arts academy, where 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. Sydney Sweeney, Madison Iseman, Jacques Colimon and Ivan Shaw star.
As you might expect – these four films are slated to debut on the streaming service come October – word is that we will have to wait till 2021 for the remaining four.