Horror history hounds rejoice! Blumhouse is back with an all-new horror docu-series, Blumhouse’s COMPENDIUM OF HORROR, and it’s headed your way in October on EPIX. Just in time for Halloween!
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From The Blumhouse COMPENDIUM OF HORROR Press Release
Produced in partnership with Blumhouse Television (Worst Roommate Ever, A Wilderness of Error), this five-part series is the definitive retrospective on the horror genre from the company regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance. Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror revisits the shocks and scares from our favorite iconic cinematic horror moments from the 1930s until today featuring insights from some of the best and most influential filmmakers, producers, and actors working in the genre, as well as experts and historians. The series, narrated by Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), reflects how quintessential horror films have revealed and reflected the real-life scares of the world to the audience, uniting us with shared understanding, catharsis, and entertainment.
Episode ONE – “American Monster” – October 2, 2022 at 10:00 P.M. EDT/PDT
In the 1930s, iconic monsters such as Universal’s Dracula and Frankenstein launched a horror renaissance when they were reintroduced to moviegoing audiences, offering a shared escape from real-world anxieties.
Episode TWO – “Atomic Nightmares” – October 9, 2022 at 10:00 P.M. EDT/PDT
Following World War II, Americans’ anxieties evolved into fears around unchecked science, nuclear annihilation, and Communism (aka “the Red Scare”). Horror filmmakers responded with legendary films like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Blob.
Episode THREE – “Unholy Dreams” – October 16, 2022 at 10:00 P.M. EDT/PDT
In the 1960s and ‘70s, horror films reflected the real and intangible change younger Americans demanded. A new generation of auteur horror filmmakers pushed the envelope with films like Halloween, Carrie, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Exorcist.
Episode FOUR – “Relentless Evil” – October 23, 2022 at 10:00 P.M. EDT/PDT
In the 1980s, 24-hour cable news was dominated by the threat of new modern terrors. Moviegoers embraced iconic slashers like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees; vampire films saw a resurgence.
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