In the last few years Blumhouse has become the premiere film studio for entertaining horror cinema. Between their collaborations with Jordan Peele to their low budget model that sees great profit to even helping reignite some classic franchises like Halloween and The Invisible Man, people have taken notice. And now, like every streaming service who is snatching up deals with whatever big creative force they can, Amazon is producing alongside Blumhouse Television through their Amazon Studios in a collaborative effort called “Welcome to the Blumhouse”, a program of eight unsettling, genre movies that will premiere on Amazon Prime Video.
Four will be timed for the Halloween season this year (Shown as double features) while the latter four films will launch sometime in 2021. You can see the announcement with the program's official poster that promotes the first four movies and which links to the Twitter announcement:
This is the first ever program to thematically connect Amazon Original movies on Prime (As opposed to traditional one-off productions) with each film presenting a distinctive vision and unique perspective on common themes. These themes will all be centered around family and love as redemptive or destructive forces. The first four films that will hit this Halloween are listed below, each with their own synopsis:
October 6th: Veena Sud’s The Lie: Desperate parents (Played by Mireille Enos and Peter Sarsgaard) attempt to cover up a horrific crime – their teenaged daughter impulsively killing her best friend.
October 6th: Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr.’s Black Box: A man (Played by Mamoudou Athie) who loses his wife and his memory in a car accident. The now single father undergoes an agonizing experimental treatment causing him to question who he really is.
October 13th: Elan and Rajeev Dassani’s Evil Eye: A mother who becomes convinced her daughter’s new boyfriend has a dark connection to her own past. Sarita Choudhury, Sunita Mani and Omar Maskati star.
October 13th: Zu Quirke’s Nocturne: A timid arts academy student (Played by Sydney Sweeney) who begins to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister when she discovers a mysterious notebook belonging to a recently deceased classmate.