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The frights will be coming from inside the Blumhouse this Halloween season

The Blumhouse is taking over opening on Amazon Prime Video this Halloween season.

Welcome to the Blumhouse is a program of eight unsettling, genre movies produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios. Each film showcases a distinctive vision and perspective on common themes centered around family and love as redemptive or destructive forces.

This is a first-of-its-kind movie anthology, one that will premiere as two grindhouses of four films, with Veena Sud’s The Lie and up-and-coming writer-director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr.’s Black Box up first on Oct. 6. Then, dropping on Oct. 13 are Evil Eye, from young directors Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani and executive producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Nocturne, the feature-film debut of one Zu Quirke.

The Lie, written and directed by Sud, the mastermind of AMC/Netflix’s The Killing, centers on a couple, played by Mireille Enos (the star of The Killing) and Peter Sarsgaard, having a real come-to-Jesus moment after their daughter, Joey King (hulu’s The Act), confesses to impulsively killing her best friend. Lies and deception ensue, so I guess they decide to….

I’ll never tell. (I can’t, really.)

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. That is Black Box, starring Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World: Dominion) and Phylicia Rashad.

Based off the award-winning, best-selling Audible Original production from writer Madhuri Shekar, Evil Eye stars Sarita Choudhury (Showtime’s Homeland), in a seemingly perfect romance that turns into a nightmare, when a mother becomes convinced her daughter’s new boyfriend has a dark connection to her own past.

Hate it when that happens.

Young’uns galore – Sydney Sweeney, Madison Iseman, Jacques Colimon, and Ivan Shaw – star in Nocturne, in which a timid music student at an elite arts academy comes into her own, only to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister, when she discovers a mysterious notebook belonging to a recently deceased classmate. (You know she read it.)

Welcome to the Blumhouse will reopen with the latter four films in 2021.

And now you know.

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