Ever since Paranormal Activity came out back in 2009, Blumhouse Productions has been one of the leading voices in mainstream studio horror. Sure, they’ve had their fair share of stinkers, but they’ve also put out some of the best horror movies of this millennium, like Insidious, The Invisible Man, and Halloween. In 2020, they also teamed up with Amazon to give us Welcome to the Blumhouse, a collection of four films released on Amazon Prime just in time for the Halloween season, and they’re doing it again this year. We’ve known for a while that these movies would be coming, but this past week we just got our first trailer for the four-film event.
While this trailer doesn’t give us too many plot details, it does give us an inkling of what we can expect from this year’s Welcome to the Blumhouse collection. We’re going to get two haunted houses, some sort of evil bingo hall, and a vampire flick, and they all look pretty intriguing.
In particular, two of the movies especially pique my interest. Let’s start with my most anticipated of the bunch, the vampire film Black as Night. I’m a huge fan of vampires, so I might be a bit biased, but I think this one looks really good. The monsters look great, and the movie appears to have a good sense of humor as well. The line where the girl says, “They’re vampires, duh” gave me a good chuckle, so I can’t wait to hear a whole bunch of similarly corny jokes throughout the film.
Call me crazy, but I’m also really looking forward to Bingo Hell, the one about an evil bingo hall. I know that idea sounds stupid, but in a weird way, that’s why I’m so intrigued by it. I really want to find out if Blumhouse can pull it off, and the little preview we get in this trailer looks like they just might. The bingo leader is quite creepy, especially when he says, “The house always wins,” and the colorful setting looks really cool. Sure, the movie might end up being just as terrible as its premise suggests, but the only way to find out is to watch it.
The two haunted house films, Madres and The Manor, also look promising, so all in all, I’m pretty excited for this year’s Welcome to the Blumhouse collection. If it’s even half as good as the trailer, we’ll be in for a real treat this Halloween season.
Black as Night and Bingo Hell come out on Amazon Prime on October 1.
The Manor and Madres come out on Amazon Prime on October 8.
So what do you think of the trailer for this year’s Welcome to the Blumhouse collection? Do you agree with JP that all four movies look promising? Let us know in the comments! And if you’re looking for more trailers we’ve got you covered!