Jason Blum’s got a great eye for talent. From WHIPLASH to HAPPY DEATH DAY to GET OUT and dozens of other incredible films, he and his company Blumhouse have helped bring a new generation of talented writers, performers, and filmmakers to our big (and small) screens.
And that’s what he’s doing once again in October with the help of our friends at Fantastic Fest and Fangoria – a series of four free watch parties for “Welcome to the Blumhouse”, Amazon Prime Video and Blumhouse Television’s series of unique, unsettling original genre thrillers featuring a diverse set of casts and filmmakers. The Amazon Prime Video watch parties will kick-off exclusively via Amazon Watch Party with THE LIE on October 10th and BLACK BOX on October 11th, followed by NOCTURNE on October 17th and EVIL EYE on October 18th.
Each free Watch Party event will feature exclusive post-screening Q&As between each filmmaker and moderators that include acclaimed filmmakers Aneesh Chaganty (SEARCHING), Karyn Kusama (GIRLFIGHT, THE INVITATION, DESTROYER), and BLACK CHRISTMAS screenwriter April Wolfe. (Also, keep an eye on @Fantastic.Fest on Instagram for pre-show filmmaker chats.)
Here’s how the at-home Watch Parties work. Each evening at 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET, viewers can attend these exclusive watch parties via Amazon Video Watch Party. To get access, first make sure you’ve got access to Amazon Prime Video, then RSVP via Facebook Events. Once the Watch Party link is live, we’ll share in the Facebook events.
RSVP to THE LIE with writer/director Veena Sud, moderated by filmmaker Karyn Kusama (THE INVITATION)
Update: Watch Party Link for THE LIE (live at 5:30pm PT Saturday, 10/9)
Update 2: Q&A with Director Veena Sud & Karyn Kusama
RSVP to BLACK BOX with writer/director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour
Update: Watch Party Link for BLACK BOX (live at 5:30pm PT Sunday, 10/10)
Update 2: Q&A with Director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffor and Jay Ellis.
RSVP to NOCTURNE with writer/director Zu Quirke, moderated by screenwriter April Wolfe (BLACK CHRISTMAS)
Update: Watch Party Link for NOCTURNE (live at 5:30pm PT Saturday, 10/17)
RSVP to EVIL EYE with directors Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani, moderated by filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty (RUN, SEARCHING)
Update: Watch Party Link for EVIL EYE (live at 5:30pm PT Sunday, 10/18)
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THE LIE (October 10)
Starring: Mireille Enos, Peter Sarsgaard, and Joey King. Written and Directed by: Veena Sud. Based on the film “Wir Monster” written by Marcus Seibert and Sebastien Ko.
When their teenaged daughter confesses to impulsively killing her best friend, two desperate parents attempt to cover up the horrific crime, leading them into a complicated web of lies and deception.
BLACK BOX (October 11)
Starring: Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad, Amanda Christine, Tosin Morohunfola, Charmaine Bingwa, and Troy James. Directed by: Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour. Teleplay by: Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. and Stephen Herman. Story by: Stephen Herman.
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.
NOCTURNE (October 17)
Starring: Sydney Sweeney, Madison Iseman, Jacques Colimon, and Ivan Shaw. Written and Directed by: Zu Quirke.
Inside the halls of an elite arts academy, a timid music student begins to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister when she discovers a mysterious notebook belonging to a recently deceased classmate.
EVIL EYE (October 18)
Starring: Sarita Choudhury, Sunita Mani, Omar Maskati, and Bernard White. Directed by: Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani. Written by: Madhuri Shekar.
A seemingly perfect romance turns into a nightmare when a mother becomes convinced her daughter’s new boyfriend has a dark connection to her own past.
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