Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror Series Premiere October 2 at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT

Episodes One Through Four Available via ROAR or Upon Request

 

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Synopsis

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 the threat of new modern terrors. Moviegoers embraced iconic slashers like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees; vampire films saw a resurgence.

 

About EPIX:

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad lineup of quality original series and docuseries, the latest movie releases, and classic film franchises—all available on TV, on-demand, online, and across devices. EPIX has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content, with series including Western adventure Billy the Kid; sci-fi horror series FROM; Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem; and cinematic dramatic series War of the Worlds, Rogue Heroes, and Belgravia. EPIX is also the home of acclaimed docuseries, including Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon, Women Who Rock, My Life as a Rolling Stone, NFL Icons, and Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror. Also available are premium movies including No Time to Die, House of Gucci, Cyrano, Licorice Pizza, and more.

 

EPIX is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite, and emerging digital distribution platforms, as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com or follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube.

 

About Blumhouse:

Blumhouse is a multimedia company regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance. The company has produced over 150 movies and television series with theatrical grosses amounting to over $4.8 billion. In film, the company has produced iconic, genre, film franchises like Halloween, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and prolific films like Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man; Glass, The Visit and Split from M. Night Shyamalan; Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman; Get Out from Jordan Peele; among several others. The television company operates in horror programming – with streaming anthology series like Welcome to the Blumhouse for Amazon and a slate of horror/thriller films for Epix – and has also expanded beyond genre with provocative and acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as The Thing About Pam, starring two-time Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger, for NBC; The Horror of Dolores Roach, starring Justina Machado, for Amazon; The Good Lord Bird, starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, for Showtime; The Jinx for HBO; Worst Roommate Ever and Our Father for Netflix; and lauded HBO series Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, among others.

 

Contact:

 

EPIX

Eileen Quast

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Liz Isenberg

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Blumhouse

Milady Flores

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