The next chapter of Welcome to the Blumhouse is thrilling, showcasing some of today’s emerging and inclusive talent in front of and behind the camera. Amazon Prime Video has featured The Manor, Black as Night, Madres and Bingo as the last four films in the genre anthology with eight films. The quartet will debut on the streaming platform in 2021.
Welcome to Blumhouse, which started its first series of films in early October, including The Lie by Veena Sud, Black Box by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr., Evil Eye by aspiring filmmakers Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani, and Nocturne by filmmaker Zu Quirke.
“After the successful launch of the first four films in the program, which exceeded our expectations, we are excited to release the next chapter in 2021,” said Jennifer Salke, director of Amazon Studios. “The thrill continues in this next title collection that is sure to entertain, surprise and shock our global customers.”
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“We are thrilled to see how audiences around the world have responded to the films in Welcome to the Blumhouse,” said Jeremy Gold, President of Blumhouse Television. “We couldn’t be more proud of the work these talented filmmakers, cast and crew have done in all of the films … and we are excited to introduce the next wave of films and the incredible filmmakers at the top.”
The second round of thriller continues the anthology’s original, upscale genre storytelling that is a signature of Blumhouse. The films revolve around troubling topics such as institutional horrors and personal phobias, and capture people’s deepest fears. They present a distinctive vision and a unique perspective.
Similar to the first four films in the program, the board continues with a Thrulin, making it the first program of Amazon original films on Prime Video that are thematically linked. Here you can find details on the last four films and the talent behind them.
- The gentlemen is written and directed by Axelle Carolyn and stars Barbara Hershey, Bruce Davison, Nicholas Alexander, Jill Larsen, Fran Bennett and Katie Amanda Keane. After a stroke, Judith Albright moves into a historic nursing home, where she suspects that something supernatural is falling victim to the residents. To escape she has to convince everyone around her that she doesn’t belong there after all. Executive produced by Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Lisa Bruce, Sandy King and Richard J. Bosner.
- Black as the night is directed by Maritte Lee Go and written by Sherman Payne. The cast are Asjha Cooper, Fabrizio Guido, Craig Tate, Keith David, Mason Beauchamp, Abbie Gayle and Frankie Smith. A teenage girl with self-esteem problems is highly unlikely to find confidence by spending her summer battling vampires who, with the help of her best friend, the boy she was always looking for, and a peculiar rich girl New Orleans fight. Executive produced by Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Lisa Bruce, Maggie Malina and Guy Stodel.
- Mothers Directed by first-time director Ryan Zaragoza, written by Marcella Ochoa & Mario Miscione. Actors are Tenoch Huerta, Ariana Guerra, Evelyn Gonzalez, Kerry Cahill and Elpidia Carrillo. A Mexican-American couple expect their first child to move to a migrant farm in California in the 1970s. When the woman experiences strange symptoms and terrible visions, she tries to determine whether it is a legendary curse or something more nefarious. Executive produced by Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Lisa Bruce, Sanjay Sharma and Matthew Myers.
- bingo is directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero and written by Shane McKenzie & Gigi Saul Guerrero with Perry Blackshear. The Barrio of Oak Springs is home to a strong and persistent group of older friends who refuse to be gentrified. Their leader, Lupita, keeps them together as a community, as a family. Little did they know that their beloved bingo hall was going to be sold to a far more powerful force than the money itself. Executive produced by Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman and Raynor Shima.