The Two Gay Geeks received this press release from our good friend leigh Massey at Frost Communications about some exciting events being hosted by Fangoria and Fantastic Fest to launch “Welcome to the Blumhouse.
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Watch parties on October 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th for the quadruple slate
of spine tingling suspense with filmmaker Q&As hosted by Aneesh Chaganty,
Karyn Kusama & April Wolfe
Austin, TX — Monday, October 5, 2020 — Fantastic Fest and Fangoria are excited to announce a watch party for “Welcome to the Blumhouse” a series of unique, unsettling thrillers produced by Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television with an eye towards original genre storytelling from a diverse set of casts and filmmakers. Featuring exclusive post-screening Q&As with each filmmaker, the Prime Video watch parties will kick-off with THE LIE on October 10 and BLACK BOX on October 11, followed by NOCTURNE on October 17 and EVIL EYE on October 18.
“From the beginning, Fantastic Fest was conceived to be a launchpad for emerging, diverse, genre filmmaking talent,” says Shelli Taylor, Alamo Drafthouse CEO. “We are extremely proud and excited to be partnering with Amazon to celebrate this bold new lineup of amazing filmmakers this October.”
“Fangoria is excited to be working with partners who share the same vision to highlight a future wave of talent and storytellers strongly representative of our expansive genre family,” says Fangoria Co-Owner Abhi Goel. “We’re looking forward to creators sharing their unique voices. We all scream in the same language!”
“We couldn’t have better partners than our friends at Fangoria and Fantastic Fest to help us shine an additional spotlight on the filmmakers and casts of our upcoming films Black Box, Evil Eye, The Lie and Nocturne. There’s no better time to welcome everyone to the Blumhouse than now, and we can’t wait to give audiences a reason to assemble, if even virtually,” said Blumhouse CEO & Founder Jason Blum.
To celebrate the watch parties Mondo has created two new double feature art designs by artist Gary Pullin.
Read more on the films and how to attend each Watch Party here- drafthouse.com/news/welcome-to-the-blumhouse-at-alamo-drafthouse
Saturday, October 10, 2020- 5:30pm PST/ 8:30pm EST (On Amazon Prime Video as of October 6)
Featuring a Q&A following the screening with Writer and Director Veena Sud, moderated by filmmaker Karyn Kusama (The Invitation)
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
Producers: Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Christopher Tricarico, and Jason Blum
Executive Producers: Howard Green, Kim Hodgert, Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson and Aaron Barnett
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.
Sunday, October 11, 2020 – 5:30pm PST / 8:30pm EST (On Amazon Prime Video as of October 6)
Featuring a Q&A following the screening with Writer and Director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour
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
Executive Producers: Jason Blum, Jay Ellis, Aaron Bergman, Lisa Bruce, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Mynette Louie and William Marks.
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.
Saturday, October 17, 2020 – 5:30pm PST / 8:30pm EST (On Amazon Prime Video as of October 13)
Featuring a Q&A following the screening with Writer and Director Zu Quirke moderated by filmmaker April Wolfe (Black Christmas)
Starring: Sydney Sweeney, Madison Iseman, Jacques Colimon, and Ivan Shaw
Written and Directed by: Zu Quirke
Executive Producers: Jason Blum, Lisa Bruce, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Matthew Myers and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
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.
Sunday, October 18, 2020 – 5:30pm PST/ 8:30pm EST (On Amazon Prime Video as of October 13)
Featuring a Q&A following the screening with Directors Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani moderated by filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty (Run, Searching)
Starring: Sarita Choudhury, Sunita Mani, Omar Maskati, and Bernard White
Directed by: Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani
Written by: Madhuri Shekar
Executive Producers: Jason Blum, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Lisa Bruce, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Guy Stodel, Anjula Acharia, Emilia Lapenta and Kate Navin
Producers: Ian Watermeier, Nina Anand Aujla
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.
About Fantastic Fest
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past, the festival has been home to the world and US premieres of PARASITE, JOJO RABBIT, BONE TOMAHAWK, JOHN WICK, FRANKENWEENIE, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, ZOMBIELAND, RED, SPLIT, HALLOWEEN, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, MID 90s, and SUSPIRIA while the guest roster has included such talent as Tim Burton, Nicolas Winding-Refn, Lilly and Lana Wachowski, Bong Joon-Ho, Taika Waititi, Robert Rodriguez, Rian Johnson, Bill Murray, Keanu Reeves, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, Edward Norton, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Karl Urban, Josh Hartnett, The RZA, Dolph Lundgren, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky, Mike Judge, Karyn Kusama, M. Night Shyamalan, James McAvoy, Vince Vaughn, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jonah Hill, Barbara Crampton and Jessica Harper. Fantastic Fest also features world, national, and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre films. Fantastic Fest has seen the acquisition of many titles, including BULLHEAD, KILL LIST, MONSTERS, KLOWN, THE FP, PENUMBRA, HERE COMES THE DEVIL, NO REST FOR THE WICKED, VANISHING WAVES, COMBAT GIRLS, I DECLARE WAR, THE PERFECTION, and TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID. Fantastic Fest is held each year at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas. Alamo Drafthouse has been named the best theater in the country by Entertainment Weekly, Wired, and TIME. Variety included Fantastic Fest in a list of “10 Film Festivals We Love” and was also named one of the “25 coolest film festivals” by Moviemaker Magazine.
Since 1979, FANGORIA has lived in print and on-screen as one of the most influential horror brands in the industry, along with its companion sci-fi brand STARLOG, and niche horror brand GOREZONE. Now under the FANGORIA umbrella, FANGORIA, STARLOG, and GOREZONE have been ushered into a digitally-dominated world to thrive as iconic genre media destinations, honoring its 40-year legacy through exciting, inclusive, and generation-spanning content, including print and digital magazines, film, TV, podcasts, and more.
About Blumhouse Television
Blumhouse Television has earned critical acclaim and numerous honors for its dark, edgy fare including Emmy® awards for its productions of HBO’s The Normal Heart and The Jinx, as well as the prestigious Peabody award for The Jinx and the documentary How to Dance in Ohio. Blumhouse Television launched as an independent studio in 2017 with funding from ITV. Projects since the studio launch include Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominated HBO limited series Sharp Objects; Golden Globe®, Critics Choice®and Writers Guild® award nominated Showtime limited series The Loudest Voice; upcoming Showtime limited series The Good Lord Bird starring and executive produced by Ethan Hawke and based on the award-winning novel by James McBride. The studio produced The Purge on USA Network from James DeMonaco and based on the popular film franchise; the holiday themed anthology Into the Dark for Hulu; horror series Ghoul and Betaal for Netflix India; and anthology series Sacred Lies created by Emmy®nominee Raelle Tucker. Blumhouse continues its true crime docuseries tradition with upcoming A Wilderness of Error for FX from Marc Smerling and with Errol Morris. The studio continues to develop award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary films including A Secret Love produced with Ryan Murphy for Netflix and Pray Away an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. Past documentary films include Writers Guild Award® winner Bathtubs Over Broadway and winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award This is Home. Blumhouse Television is the latest venture from Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, which is widely-recognized for its pioneering model of producing high-quality micro-budget films including The Purge, Get Out, The Invisible Man and Whiplash.