EPIX and Blumhouse Partner for 8 Horror/Thriller Film Deal; Details on First Film 'A House on the Bayou' Announced!
Blumhouse is expanding their horror empire...
...EPIX® and Blumhouse have announced a new partnership today, in which Jason Blum’s television company will develop and produce eight standalone horror/genre-thriller movies exclusively for the network! Blum will serve as executive producer.
The first film, A House on the Bayou, will come from writer/director Alex McAulay (Don’t Tell A Soul).
In A House on the Bayou:
"A troubled couple and their preteen daughter go on vacation to an isolated house in the Louisiana bayou to reconnect as a family. But when unexpected visitors arrive, their facade of family unity starts to unravel, as terrifying secrets come to light."
The deal builds on the television company's success with the Welcome to the Blumhouse movies slate for Amazon and Into the Dark anthology series for Hulu, the deal is the first-of-its-kind for EPIX, which is adding films to its growing slate of premium original content (most recently, it exclusively debuted the critically-acclaimed horror-thriller Saint Maud).
Production on A House on the Bayou will begin in late Spring with a release date expected around December 2021 on EPIX.
The rest of the slate will debut in 2022.
By Matt Konopka