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Following the release of the first four titles in their Welcome to the Blumhouse film series, Amazon Studios and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television have announced the next four titles in the series.
Due out in 2021, the movies— The Manor, Black as Night, Madres and Bingo — will all be released on the Prime Video service.
While the first four films in the series, released at the beginning of this month, focused on family and love, the next four center around themes of institutional horrors and personal phobias. Descriptions of the final four features are below.
The Manor, written and directed by Axelle Carolyn, follows Judith Albright who moves into a historic nursing home after a stroke. She begins to suspect something supernatural is preying on the residents. In order to escape, she’ll need to convince everyone around her that she doesn’t actually belong there after all. Barbara Hershey, Bruce Davison, Nicholas Alexander, Jill Larsen, Fran Bennett and Katie Amanda Keane star.
Black as Night is directed by Maritte Lee Go and written by Sherman Payne. The film follows a teenage girl with self-esteem issues that finds confidence in the most unlikely way, by spending her summer battling vampires that prey on New Orleans’ disenfranchised with the help of her best friend, the boy she’s always pined for, and a peculiar rich girl. The cast inlcudes Asjha Cooper, Fabrizio Guido, Craig Tate, Keith David, Mason Beauchamp, Abbie Gayle and Frankie Smith.
Madres from first-time feature director Ryan Zaragoza, was written by Marcella Ochoa and Mario Miscione and centers on a Mexican-American couple expecting their first child. They relocate to a migrant farming community in 1970’s California, when the wife begins to experience strange symptoms and terrifying visions, she tries to determine if it’s related to a legendary curse or something more nefarious. It stars Tenoch Huerta, Ariana Guerra, Evelyn Gonzalez, Kerry Cahill, and Elpidia Carrillo.
Bingo, from director Gigi Saul Guerrero who wrote the film with Shane McKenzie and Perry Blackshear, takes place in the Barrio of Oak Springs live a strong and follows a group of elderly friends who refuse to be gentrified. Their leader, Lupita, keeps them together as a community, a family. But little did they know, their beloved Bingo hall is about to be sold to a much more powerful force than money itself.
“Coming off the successful launch of the first four films of the program, which has surpassed our expectations, we are excited to reveal the next chapter coming in 2021,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “The spine-tingling, edge of your seat thrills continues in this next collection of titles that will surely entertain, surprise and shock our global customers.”
“We couldn’t be prouder of the work of these talented filmmakers, cast and crew on all the movies,” said Jeremy Gold, president Blumhouse Television. “And we’re excited to introduce the next wave of films and the incredible filmmakers at their helm.”
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