After releasing a batch of horror films throughout the month of October, Blumhouse Productions has once again provided Halloween and horror enthusiasts with something else to liven up their spirits this All Hallows Eve: A virtual festival called “BlumFest”.
Like DC’s FanDome event earlier this year, the BlumFest (which took place on October 29) was chock-full of breaking news about upcoming film and tv projects, sneak peaks, exclusive interviews, virtual panels, and surprise guests. The event streamed on Blumhouse’s Facebook and YouTube pages at 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT.
BlumFest Offerings For 2020
Stars from the latest projects Freaky and The Craft: Legacy attended and panels were held for the following:
Welcome to the Blumhouse-Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios and Jason Blum discussed the successful collaboration between Amazon and Blumhouse on the recently launched films, The Lie, Nocturne, and Black Box. Black Box star Mamoudou Athie also appeared. The four films are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video now.
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The Craft: Legacy-Writer / director Zoe Lister Jones and her film’s coven, stars Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, and Zoey Luna had a spell-binding chat about continuing the original film cult hit as well as on-set secrets. The film premiered on PVOD Wednesday, October 28 (midnight EST) release on PVOD and EST in North America, with a planned theatrical release in select international countries.
Freaky-Writer / director Chris Landon; stars Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton; and producer Jason Blum discussed the highly anticipated body swapping horror comedy arriving in theaters on Friday, November 13 in the US and in select international markets.
Halloween Kills-Writer / director David Gordon Green; actress and icon Jamie Lee Curtis; franchise producer Malek Akkad from Trancas Films; producer Bill Block from Miramax; and producer Jason Blum spoke on the upcoming film’s October 2021 release.
The Good Lord Bird-Executive producer, writer and star, Ethan Hawke, of the critically acclaimed series, and series executive producer Jason Blum discussed their most recent collaboration, which is currently airing on Showtime.
Like DC’s FanDome, it appears BlumFest will be a yearly event for the company to showcase new and exciting content. Blumfest 2020 was hosted by Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley, and you can watch below:
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