“Welcome to the Blumhouse” Trailer Teases Four Disturbing Thrillers

Over the past decade, Blumhouse has become one of the strongest production companies in Hollywood, consistently turning big profits by staying in their lane and working with talented filmmakers. They've become synonymous with horror in recent years, producing everything from The Purge series to the Halloween sequels and even Academy Award-winning films like Get Out. For their latest project, they've teamed up with Amazon to bring a quartet of dark films to Prime Video just in time for Halloween.

First up is Black Box, with sci-fi elements and a predominantly Black cast. Mamoudou Athie stars as a man suffering from memory loss after the car accident that killed his wife. He agrees to undergo an experimental therapy from a mysterious doctor (Phylicia Rashad). While confronting his forgotten past, a dark secret seems to come to life, blurring the lines between dreams, memory and reality. Then there's The Lie, adapted and directed by Veena Sud (The Killing). It stars Joey King as a high schooler involved in the disappearance of her best friend, and the parents (Mireille Enos and Peter Sarsgaard) who help cover it up. I think this trailer gives away a little too much, but it should still be riveting. Both films premiered on October 6.

Continuing with the high school setting, Nocturne stars Euphoria breakout Sydney Sweeney as Juliet, a girl who's always lived in the shadow of her more talented sister (Madison Iseman). When a fellow student commits suicide, Juliet takes her place in an intense music competition. While she hopes to shine brighter than her sister, her obsession may cost her what little grip she still has on sanity. And last but not least is Evil Eye, from brothers Elan and Rajeev Dassani. With an all Southeast Asian cast, this thriller focuses on Indian culture and superstition. Pallavi (Sunita Mani) has met the man of her dreams (Omar Maskati), but her mother (Sarita Choudhury) becomes convinced he's the reincarnated version of the abusive boyfriend from her past. Both movies debuted today.

Check out all the trailers below.  All four films are available globally on Amazon Prime.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.