Amazon Prime is all set to release as many as eight new Blumhouse films and four of them are coming this October. Over the years, Blumhouse Productions has produced some very interesting horror films and its association with Amazon Studios will further its effort in reaching a wider audience.
In a new trailer titled Welcome to the Blumhouse, Amazon Prime Video has clubbed glimpses of four original horror films: The Lie, Black Box, Nocturne, and Evil Eye.
Let’s watch the trailer here before we jump on to read more about the films.
From the producer of Get Out, Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, and The Invisible Man, we expect these films on Amazon Prime to be interesting with a variety of stories. From the looks and the plots, these are a mix of genres, not necessarily supernatural horrors but psychological thrillers.
The Lie (October 6, 2020)
The first one in the list is writer-director Veena Sud’s The Lie (an official remake of 2015 German psychological drama We Monsters) that follows a family in which parents of a teenage girl are desperately trying to cover up the horrific crime after their daughter confesses of killing her best friend.
The plotline seems intriguing and there is a possibility of a complex storyline explaining the psychology of the teenage killer, moral dilemma, and the complexities in characters who are into a complicated web of lies and deception. The Lie stars Mireille Enos (The Killing), Peter Sarsgaard (An Education), and Joey King (The Kissing Booth 2, The Act).
Black Box (October 6, 2020)
The same day on October 6, we can stream the second Blumhouse film on Amazon Prime and that is Black Box, directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. It is a science fiction horror film based on Stephen Herman’s story and stars Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad, Amanda Christine, Tosin Morohunfola, and Troy James.
Black Box follows 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. In his attempt to regain his memory while trying to raise his daughter, he learns things of his past that are too complicated to be true. The storyline seems to have a psychological tone and it would be interesting how it plays in the minds of the protagonists.
Evil Eye (October 13, 2020)
Directed by Elan and Rajeev Dassani, Evil Eye is based on an audio play by Madhuri Shekar and stars Sarita Choudhury (Mississippi Masala, Lady in the Water), Sunita Mani (Netflix’s Glow), Omar Maskati (Unbelievable), and Bernard White (Silicon Valley).
The storyline follows Pallavi (Sunita) who finds her perfect life partner in New Orleans but when she informs the same to her mother Usha (Sarita) in India, the mother finds a dark connection with her past and her daughter’s boyfriend. Does not this sound weird and supernatural? Is this something to do with reincarnation, like the stories in Indian mythology? Well, it would be interesting to see where the storyline of Evil Eye takes us.
Nocturne (October 13, 2020)
Nocturne is the fourth Blumhouse horror film to stream on Amazon Prime in October, and this too has a compelling storyline. The film follows a timid music student who begins to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister when she discovers a mysterious notebook belonging to a recently deceased classmate. This one is more on the supernatural side if we go by the plotline.
British-Irish filmmaker Zu Quirke has written and directed Nocturne and the film stars Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria, The Handmaid’s Tale, Player’s Table), Madison Iseman (Jumanji: The Next Level, Annabelle Comes Home), Jacques Colimon (The Society), and Ivan Shaw (Insecure, Casual).
All these four films have something for everyone, especially for horror and psychological thriller genre buffs. We can expect some chilling stories. Moreover, the stories, characters, and the makers have diverse backgrounds to bring something unique to the screen. As film enthusiasts, let’s hope for the best. We will share more in terms of reviews of these four new Blumhouse films once they get released on Amazon Prime.