Today marks the return of “Welcome to the Blumhouse” on Amazon Prime Video. Just like last year, the series spans two weekends, with four films released in total. First, we have Black As Night and Bingo Hell, both directed by women with unique stories about friendship in the face of horrifying circumstances.
BLACK AS NIGHT
With vampires feeding on the inhabitants of New Orleans, a teen girl (Asjha Cooper) and her best friend (Fabrizio Guido) must fight the blood-thirsty creatures on their own. Luckily, they will find some unlikely help along the way.
Black As Night delivers a solid vampire tale with a bit of an emotional story to add more heart. Director Maritte Lee Go keeps things exciting and action-packed, with an energetic young cast. You’ll catch a few genre references to the vampire icons that have come before, but the film does a great job of carving its own spot.
Starring L. Scott Caldwell, Adriana Barraza, and Joshua Caleb Johnson, Bingo Hell follows an elderly group of friends who not only have to worry about their neighborhood becoming gentrified but their favorite bingo hall as well. When a new flashy spot opens up, they’ll find something more evil has infiltrated their town.
Directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero, the film brings more humor and wackiness to the anthology, unlike the previous installments. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some disturbingly fun gags along the way. What makes the film special is its “over 60” cast, as they’re rarely the empowered group going up against evil fiends in horror movies.
Watch both on Amazon Prime Video today!