Blumhouse Productions Partners with Amazon to Release 8 Horror Films

Blumhouse Productions will release eight original horror movies via Amazon streaming, beginning in October.

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Jason Blum’s house of horrors, aka Blumhouse Productions, is preparing to release a slate of new original content exclusively to Amazon. Needless to say this is the greatest treat horror hounds might expect in time for Halloween. The series of eight films, helpfully referred to as “The Blumhouse” by Amazon’s press statement, offers a variety of new voices to audiences eager for fresh blood in their thrills.

The first four films in the series will premiere on Amazon beginning on Oct. 6, the other four movies will debut on the streaming service sometime in 2021.

“We are excited to launch ‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’ with the exhilarating and provocative slate of original films for the first time ever on Prime Video,” said Julia Rapaport, co-head of movies for Amazon Studios. This collection from diverse and emerging filmmakers was a thrill to put together with our wonderful partners at Blumhouse Television. 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.”

The first two films in the slate being released are The Lie and Black Box, which will debut on Oct. 6. The next two are Evil Eye and Nocturne, which premiere on Oct. 13. Details of each are below.

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Black Box

The synopsis reads as follows:

“Having lost his wife and his memory in a tragic car accident, news photographer Nolan Wright (Mamoudou Athie) is desperate to regain a sense of normalcy for both himself and his young daughter Ava (Amanda Christine). So when brilliant neuropsychiatrist Dr. Lillian Brooks (Phylicia Rashad) invites him to participate in an experimental treatment that might reverse his condition, he agrees. Using a hypnosis-inducing device called the Black Box, she unearths lost memories which allows patients to experience them first-hand. But the memories he experiences reveal a much darker past than he anticipated. Even more terrifying is the disfigured creature that threatens to kill Nolan in his surreal dream-state. A haunting descent into one man’s shattered psyche, Black Box is a high-tech thriller that poses the question: Do we run our minds or do our minds run us?”

The film is directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. and written by Osei-Kuffour Jr. and Stephen Herman.

The Lie

The synopsis reads as follows:

“A divorced mother and father find themselves trapped in a living nightmare when their daughter confesses to murder in The Lie, a gripping psychological thriller about the lengths parents will go to in order to protect their child. While driving his 15-year-old daughter Kayla (Joey King) and her best friend Brittany (Devery Jacobs) to a weekend retreat in the dead of winter, aging rocker Jay (Peter Sarsgaard) pulls over to the side of the road for a quick bathroom break. Although the two girls enter the surrounding woods together, only Kayla returns. Terrified she could be tried as an adult, Jay and his ex-wife Rebecca (Mireille Enos) cover up Kayla’s crime with a web of lies and deceit. But the truth won’t stay buried, and as one mistake leads to another, the desperate parents discover that what actually happened in those icy woods is more shocking than they imagined.”

The film is written and directed by Veena Sud.

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Evil Eye

The synopsis reads as follows.

“At home in Delhi, India, proud parent Usha Khatri (Sarita Choudhury) is overjoyed when her daughter Pallavi (Sunita Mani) calls from New Orleans with news she has met someone special. But as Usha learns more about Pallavi’s wealthy boyfriend Sandeep (Omar Maskati), she becomes convinced something more nefarious than chance brought the young couple together. When Pallavi announces her engagement to Sandeep, mother and daughter are forced to confront dark family secrets and a terrifying supernatural force in this stylish psychological thriller.”

The film is directed by Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani and is written by Madhuri Shekar.

Nocturne

The synopsis reads as follows.

“When a virtuoso music student commits suicide days before an important concert, her death unleashes a supernatural force in Nocturne, an unsettling tale of sibling rivalry set at a prestigious arts academy. Having grown up in the shadow of her more talented twin sister, shy piano student Juliet Lowe (Sydney Sweeney) is used to always being second-best when it comes to music. But when she finds a mysterious notebook that belonged to the school’s recently deceased star soloist,her playing miraculously begins to improve and she soon eclipses her sister Vivian (Madison Iseman) as the academy’s top student. Along with her newfound abilities, however, comes a series of frightening premonitions. As Juliet’s visions grow more nightmarish, she discovers the true cost of achieving artistic perfection. “

The film is written and directed by Zu Quirke.