Amazon Prime Video launches ‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’

The company is teaming up with Amazon Prime Video to produce and release eight films to the streamer, one of which stars Phylicia Rashad

Award-Winning actress Phylicia Rashad attends the Fast Company Grill on March 09, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Fast Company )

Horror fans have something to look forward to thanks to an unprecedented move from Blumhouse Television. 

The company is teaming up with Amazon Prime Video to produce and release eight films to the streamer. 

Blumhouse fans can expect “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,” according to the press release. 

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The first four films of the collection will be released in October, just in time to shake up our Halloween, and the long list of participating talent is pretty impressive. 

Stars like Phylicia Rashad, Mamoudou Athie, Jacques Colimon, Tosin Morohunfola and more have already signed on for flicks like The Lie, Black Box, Evil Eye, and Nocturne. 

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Actor Mamoudou Athie attends the Facebook Watch “Sorry For Your Loss” S2 Premiere at NeueHouse Hollywood on October 1, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Facebook Watch // Sorry For Your Loss S2)

“We are excited to launch ‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’ with this exhilarating and provocative slate of original films for the first time ever on Prime Video. This collection from diverse and emerging filmmakers was a thrill to put together with our wonderful partners at Blumhouse Television,” Julie Rapaport, co-head of movies for Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “These chilling stories have something for everyone – ready to fright and delight genre fans and newcomers alike – and we are excited to share them with our global Prime Video customers.”

Blumhouse also shared their sentiments.

“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,” added Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold, co-presidents of Blumhouse Television. “Amazon have been incredible partners, linking arms and supporting the creative visions throughout the process of making these films.”

Check out the official descriptions for the first four films below:

The Lie: 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.

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Black Box: 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: 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: 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.

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