Welcome to the Blumhouse: Fantastic Fest & Fangoria Set Watch Parties For Amazon Prime Films
Fantastic Fest in partnership with Fangoria will officially be hosting a watch party event for Amazon Prime Video’s Welcome to the Blumhouse which is an upcoming collection of new original horror films, hailing from Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television. The watch party event is scheduled to begin this Saturday, October 10 which will also include an after Q&A session with each of the films’ directors.
“We couldn’t have better partners than our friends at Fangoria and Fantastic Fest to help us shine an additional spotlight on the filmmakers and casts of our upcoming films Black Box, Evil Eye, The Lie and Nocturne,” Blumhouse CEO & Founder Jason Blum said in a statement. “There’s no better time to welcome everyone to the Blumhouse than now, and we can’t wait to give audiences a reason to assemble, if even virtually.”
The event’s official schedule is listed below:
Saturday, October 10, 2020- 5:30pm PST/ 8:30pm EST
THE LIE (On Amazon Prime Video as of October 6) – Written and directed by Veena Sud, 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.
Sunday, October 11, 2020 – 5:30pm PST / 8:30pm EST
BLACK BOX (On Amazon Prime Video as of October 6) – Directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, 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.
Saturday, October 17, 2020 – 5:30pm PST / 8:30pm EST
NOCTURNE (On Amazon Prime Video as of October 13) – Written and directed by Zu Quirke, 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.
Sunday, October 18, 2020 – 5:30pm PST/ 8:30pm EST
EVIL EYE (On Amazon Prime Video as of October 13) – Directed by Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani from a script written by Madhuri Shekar, 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.
The films showcase exciting up-and-coming talent, alongside established actors in exceptional and shocking new roles. Welcome to the Blumhouse will launch in October, timed for the Halloween season, on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.
Amazon Prime Video will launch the initial slate of four films as double features starting with The Lie directed by acclaimed writer/director Veena Sud (The Killing, 7 Seconds) and Black Box directed by up-and-coming writer/director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. (Born with It), both premiering on October 6. Launching the following week on October 13 is Evil Eye, from talented young directors Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani (A Day’s Work, Jinn) and executive produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Quantico, White Tiger), and Nocturne written and directed by filmmaker Zu Quirke (Zugzwang, Ghosting) making her feature film debut. The latter four films will launch in 2021.