Even if some of their films haven’t been your cup of tea, none of us can deny the force in the industry that Blumhouse Productions has become. In the past decade or so, they’ve enthralled audiences with new franchises such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Ouija, The Purge and, my personal favorite, Sinister, to name but a few.
But now, they’re aiming to find new ways of keeping us awake at night, this time via the growing digital streaming market. In fact, they’re pairing with the immensely popular platform Hulu for an anthology series known as Into the Dark, which will premiere a new episode every month over the course of a year.
What’s more is that each installment will be feature-length, so expect to be in for a well-rounded viewing experience whenever you tune in. “The Body” will be the first to roll out on October 5, and is said to deal with Los Angeles’ selfie culture. Based on Paul Davis’ short film of the same name, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Aurora Perrineau, David Hull and Ray Santiago are set to star.
Here’s the synopsis for that one:
“The Body” follows a sophisticated, overconfident hitman who always carries out his work in style. He decides to take things even further one day by transporting his latest victim in plain sight, correctly assuming that self-absorbed LA partiers will simply be enamored with his elaborate “costume.” Eventually, as his window of opportunity to dispose of the body begins to close, Wilkes’ true colors reveal themselves to some groupies that have latched on to him. It becomes a battle of will and wits.
Then, on November 2, Dermot Mulroney leads the way in “Flesh & Blood,” where he’ll play “Henry, a doting father trying to help his daughter, Kimberly, a teenager suffering from agoraphobia who has not left the house since her mother’s still-unsolved murder. Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine) directs.”
From the sound of it, Into the Dark will be one to keep an eye on. But will you be checking it out? Let us know in the usual place below!
Source: Indie Wire