This is straight up wonderful news for any fans of the horror genre. I was gushing all last Halloween season as we got one of the most plentiful slates of new horror films in a very long time across Hulu, Shudder, and Amazon Prime Video. Of the three streaming powerhouses Amazon’s Welcome To The Blumhouse lead the pack in quality as Blumhouse tends to do in the genre. Well, we don’t know yet about the others but we have confirmation that the House that Jason Blum built is bringing a months worth of new horror (one a week) to Amazon’s streaming waves this October. The film’s on the schedule are about as diverse in theme as you can get, making sure to have something for everyone.
Four films in total will be released, starting on October 1st with Bingo Hell and Black as Night. The second round comes one week later with Madres and The Manor releasing on October 8th. The rundown for each film is below, but one thing is for sure….It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween!!
When a sinister figure threatens the residents of a low-income community, a feisty senior citizen tries to stop him in Bingo Hell , a wickedly original horror movie with a fiendishly funny twist. After 60-something neighborhood activist Lupita (Adriana Barraza) discovers that her beloved local bingo hall has been taken over by a mysterious businessman named Mr. Big (Richard Brake), she rallies her elderly friends to fight back against the enigmatic entrepreneur. But when her longtime neighbors begin turning up dead under grisly circumstances, Lupita suddenly discovers that gentrification is the least of her problems. Something terrifying has made itself at home in the quiet barrio of Oak Springs, and with each new cry of “Bingo!” another victim falls prey to its diabolical presence. As the cash prizes increase and the body count steadily rises, Lupita must face the frightening realization that this game is truly winner-takes-all.
Directed by : Gigi Saul Guerrero
Written by : Shane McKenzie, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Perry Blackshear
Starring : Adriana Barraza, L. Scott Caldwell, Richard Brake and Joshua Caleb Johnson
Executive Produced by : Jason Blum, Lisa Bruce, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Raynor Shima and Lauren Downey
BLACK AS NIGHT
A resourceful teenage girl leaves childhood behind when she battles a group of deadly vampires in Black as Night , an action-horror hybrid with a strong social conscience and a biting sense of humor. Fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, a new threat leaves its mark on the Big Easy in the form of puncture wounds on the throats of the city’s vulnerable displaced population. When her drug-addicted mom becomes the latest victim of the undead, 15-year old Shawna (Asjha Cooper) vows to even the score. Along with three trusted friends, Shawna hatches a bold plan to infiltrate the vampire’s mansion in the historic French Quarter, destroy their leader, and turn his fanged disciples back to their human form. But killing monsters is no easy task, and soon Shawna and her crew find themselves caught in a centuries-old conflict between warring vampire factions, each fighting to claim New Orleans as their permanent home.
Directed by : Maritte Lee Go
Written by : Sherman Payne
Starring : Asjha Cooper, Fabrizio Guido, Mason Beauchamp, Abbie Gayle with Craig Tate and Keith David
Executive Produced by : Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Lisa Bruce, Maggie Malina and Guy Stodel
Beto (Tenoch Huerta) and Diana (Ariana Guerra), a young Mexican-American couple expecting their first child, move to a small town in 1970’s California where Beto has been offered a job managing a farm. Isolated from the community and plagued by confusing nightmares, Diana explores the rundown company ranch where they reside, finding a grisly talisman and a box containing the belongings of the previous residents. Her discoveries will lead her to a truth much stranger and more terrifying than she could have possibly imagined.
Directed by : Ryan Zaragoza
Written by : Marcella Ochoa & Mario Miscione
Starring : Tenoch Huerta, Ariana Guerra, Evelyn Gonzalez, Kerry Cahill, and Elpidia Carrillo
Executive Produced by : Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Lisa Bruce, Sanjay Sharma and Matthew Myers
A malevolent force preys upon the residents of a sleepy nursing home in The Manor , a gothic tale of terror with a modern twist. When a mild stroke diminishes her ability to care for herself, Judith Albright (Barbara Hershey) moves to Golden Sun Manor, an assisted living facility with a sterling reputation. But despite the best efforts of the staff, and a budding friendship with fellow senior Roland (Bruce Davidson), strange occurrences and nightmarish visions convince Judith that a sinister presence is haunting the massive estate. As residents begin to die mysteriously, Judith’s frantic warnings are dismissed as fantasy. Even her devoted grandson Josh (Nicholas Alexander) thinks her fears are the result of dementia, not demons. With no one willing to believe her, Judith must either escape the confines of the manor, or fall victim to the evil that dwells within it.
Written and Directed by : Axelle Carolyn
Starring : Barbara Hershey, Bruce Davison, Nicholas Alexander, Jill Larsen, Fran Bennett and Katie Amanda Keane
Executive Produced by : Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Lisa Bruce, Sandy King and Richard J Bosner
We’ll bring you the latest and all of the trailers released as soon as they become available!