Blumhouse have announced a their first annual virtual event to bring the fun home for this Halloween. BlumFest will take place this Thursday (29th October 2020) via their Facebook Page & YouTube Channel 5pm GMT (UK), 1pm ET & 10am PT.
The virtual event will give fans the chance to join the stars of upcoming Blumhouse films Freaky and The Craft: Legacy, talent and filmmakers from some of your favourite Blumhouse feature films and television series and several surprise guests. And to make things just that little bit sweeter, there will be a Halloween Kills panel! As reported by Bloody Disgusting, the event is "a celebration composed of virtual panels, sneak previews, updates and news announcements from your favourite genre movies and TV shows, which will help get you through these scary days."
"This Halloween, we’re bringing the fun to you at home! Join us this Thursday, 10/29 for our first annual Blumfest w/ stars and filmmakers from your favourite Blumhouse movies and series including The Craft: Legacy, Freaky, Halloween Kills, Welcome to the Blumhouse on Amazon Prime Video, The Good Lord Bird on Showtime Networks, and more surprise guests! Tune-in this Thursday at 10am PT/1pm ET right here on Blumhouse’s Facebook page… if you dare."
“This year has sidelined a lot for all of us, but Halloween is a treasured season at Blumhouse, so we conceived BlumFest to celebrate with our fans via a virtual event that will feature exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage on an upcoming release or two." - Jason Blum, Blumhouse CEO & founder.
Hosted by Rotten Tomatoes editor, Jacqueline Coley, BlumFest 2020 news, announcements, panels and more about the following Blumhouse projects:
Welcome to the Blumhouse – Join Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios and Jason Blum for a lively conversation about the successful collaboration between Amazon and Blumhouse on the recently launched films, The Lie, Nocturne, Evil Eye and Black Box. Mamoudou Athie from the film Black Box will join the conversation, along with surprise guests for an announcement or two. The four films are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video now. #WelcomeToTheBlumhouse #BlumFest2020
The Craft: Legacy – Writer / director Zoe Lister Jones and her film’s coven, stars Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, and Zoey Luna have a bewitching chat about continuing the original film cult hit and reveal secrets from the set. The film is set for an Wednesday, October 28 (midnight EST) release on PVOD and EST in North America, with a planned theatrical release in select international countries. #TheCraft #BlumFest2020
Freaky – Writer / director Chris Landon; stars Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton; and producer Jason Blum talk about the highly anticipated body swapping horror comedy that will arrive in theaters on Friday, November 13 in the US and in select international markets. #FreakyMovie #BlumFest2020
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 convene to talk about the upcoming film’s October 2021 release. #HalloweenKills #BlumFest2020
The Good Lord Bird – Executive producer, writer and star, Ethan Hawke, of the critically acclaimed series, and series executive producer Jason Blum discuss their most recent collaboration, which is currently airing on Showtime. #TheGoodLordBird #BlumFest2020
The official press release also teases that you should “watch for surprise guests who will share exclusive news about unannounced Blumhouse projects coming soon.”
Now I'll be honest, this is probably the best news I've shared with you guys in a while, I'm pretty excited for this. Roll on BlumFest 2020!