Producer Jason Blum and Amazon Studios seem to be enjoying their working relationship with each other. Last year they launched the Welcome to the Blumhouse horror film movie series, and it featured a decent slate of movies, some of which I really enjoyed.
Well, they are releasing a new installment of Welcome to the Blumhouse with films created by up-and-coming filmmaking talent in the genre world. It will feature “…an all new set of unique, unsettling thrillers developed with an eye towards original, diverse storytelling.”
There are four movies in the series and they consist of Bingo Hell, directed by Mexican-Canadian filmmaker Gigi Saul Guerrero (Into the Dark, The Purge); Black as Night from Filipino-American director Maritte Lee Go (Phobias); Madres by Mexican-American director Ryan Zaragoza (Bebé, All American); and The Manor, which is directed by Belgian filmmaker Axelle Carolyn (The Haunting of Bly Manor, American Horror Story).
This year’s Welcome to the Blumhouse will kick off with the first two films on October 1st and followed by the next two on October 8th exclusively on Amazon Prime. Below you will find the details on the upcoming movies:
Bingo Hell – A feisty senior citizen fights to protect her beloved neighborhood from an evil force that’s taken over the local bingo hall and is killing the residents in gruesome ways. Starring Adriana Barraza, L. Scott Caldwell, Richard Brake and Joshua Caleb Johnson.
Black as Night – A resourceful teenage girl driven by revenge, alongside her trusted friends, spends her summer battling vampires terrorizing her city of New Orleans. Starring Asjha Cooper, Fabrizio Guido, Mason Beauchamp, and Abbie Gayle, with Craig Tate and Keith David.
Madres – Expecting their first child, a Mexican-American couple move to a migrant farming community in 1970’s California where strange symptoms and terrifying visions threaten their new family. Starring Tenoch Huerta, Ariana Guerra, Evelyn Gonzalez, Kerry Cahill, and Elpidia Carrillo.
The Manor – After suffering a mild stroke, Judith Albright reluctantly moves into a historic nursing home where she becomes convinced a supernatural force is killing the residents. Starring Barbara Hershey, Bruce Davison, Nicholas Alexander, Jill Larsen, Fran Bennett and Katie Amanda Keane.