Amazon has released the first trailer for its Welcome To The Blumhouse horror film series. The full project will consist of eight “unsettling” genre movies that will be developed by up-and-coming horror talent. This trailer teases the first four films that will be released later this year.
The first four films include The Lie, directed by writer/director Veena Sud (The Killing, 7 Seconds); Black Box, directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. (Born with It); Evil Eye, from directors Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani (A Day’s Work, Jinn); and Nocturne, written and directed by Zu Quirke (Zugzwang, Ghosting). The Lie and Black Box are both premiering on October 6, with Evil Eye and Nocturne following the week after on October 13.
I’ve included story details for each of the four films below the trailer. As a fan of horror films, I’m looking forward to watching these movies. Blumhouse has a solid track record for delivering fun and entertaining horror films, so I’m expecting quality entertainment from these. So far, I like what I’m seeing from the trailer.
The Lie: 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. Starring Mireille Enos (The Killing), Peter Sarsgaard (An Education) and Joey King (The Kissing Booth 2).
Black Box: 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. Starring Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World 3), Phylicia Rashad (Creed), Amanda Christine (Colony), Tosin Morohunfola (The Chi), Charmaine Bingwa (Trees of Peace), and Troy James (The Flash).
Evil Eye: Based off the award-winning, best-selling Audible Original production from writer 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. Starring Sarita Choudhury (Mississippi Masala), Sunita Mani (GLOW), Omar Maskati (Unbelievable), and Bernard White (Silicon Valley).
Nocturne: 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. Starring Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), Madison Iseman (Jumanji: The Next Level), Jacques Colimon (The Society) and Ivan Shaw (Insecure).