Epix has announced a eight-film partnership with the horror specialists of Blumhouse that will air exclusively on the premium network.
The company's television division will handle the heavy lifting with Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum serving as executive producer for the entire eight film slate.
While the bulk of the features are set for 2022 release dates tentatively, the first project in the partneship is already aiming for a December 2021 release. Writer-director Alex McAulay will helm, 'A Home On the Bayou,' with casting already underway. The project's description reads, “The film follows a troubled couple and their preteen daughter who 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 news of the expanded partnership follows the recent headlines surrounding the joint production in the crime series Fall River. The 4-part feature chronicles the series of chilling murders tied to sex and satanic cults, set in the 1980s in the same city made infamous by the lore of Lizzie Borden. The series begins streaming May 16th.
“This partnership with EPIX is an additional opportunity for us to collaborate with a great team in helping them grow their slate of genre films, while continuing to bring Blumhouse fans the kind of programming they know and love," said Chris McCumber, President Blumhouse Television.
Blumhouse’s track record of producing high-quality, audience-favorite films have made them a driving force in the horror genre renaissance, and have been top-notch partners for EPIX,” said Michael Wright, president, EPIX. “We can’t wait to work with Jason Blum and his talented team in this new capacity, and make EPIX the exclusive home of more Blumhouse content.”