Amazon: Welcome to the Blumhouse for Halloween

Peter Sarsgaard as Jay and Joey King as Kayla in THE LIE. Image Courtesy Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios
Peter Sarsgaard as Jay and Joey King as Kayla in THE LIE. Image Courtesy Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios /

Just in time for the Halloween season, Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios have released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming film series Welcome to the Blumhouse.

Welcome to the Blumhouse joins the many other horror offerings that will be added to streaming services in October. Let’s face it, even though hardcore horror fans watch this type of content year round, some people only seek it out during the Halloween season.

Welcome to the Blumhouse will ultimately consist of (to quote the poster) “eight unsettling films”, with the first four coming to Amazon Prime in October. They will be released as double features.

  • Black Box premiers on October 6, and features Mamoudou Athie and Phylicia Rashad. When a horrible car accident kills his wife and wipes out his memory, a man agrees to an experimental treatment that has unexpected side effects.
  • Also premiering on October 6 is The Lie, starring Mireille Enos, Peter Sarsgaard and Joey King. A teenage girl admits to killing her friend, and her parents decide to cover up the crime.
  • Evil Eye and Nocturne will begin streaming on October 13. Evil Eye, which stars Sarita Choudhury and Sunita Mani, is about a woman who starts to believe that her daughter’s wealthy  boyfriend is not who or what he seems.
  • Nocturne features Sydney Sweeney, Madison Iseman and Ivan Shaw. A young music student attending an exclusive arts school finds a notebook that belonged to a now-dead classmate. Afterwards, she suddenly begins to overshadow her more popular twin sister.

A look at the teaser trailer (which you can watch at the end of this story) shows quick, often disturbing images of the different films. There’s blood, a partially disintegrated head, and a really creepy shot of a man crab walking down the aisle in a church. Overall, it’s pretty intriguing.

Welcome to the Blumhouse
Phylicia Rashad as Dr. Lillian Brooks and Mamoudou Athie as Nolan in BLACK BOX. Image Courtesy Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios /

The remaining four films that will be featured as part of Welcome to the Blumhouse have not yet been announced, but are expected to premiere in 2021.

Blumhouse made its first big splash with 2009’s Paranormal Activity, and followed it up with film franchises such as Insidious, Sinister and The Purge. They are also responsible for the hit films Get Out and The Invisible Man. That’s a pretty impressive resume, so horror fans will probably be eager to check out Welcome to the Blumhouse.

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