In partnership with Blumhouse Television, this five-part docuseries chronicles the origins of America’s fascination with the horror genre
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NEW YORK—September 14, 2022—Premium network EPIX today announced that horror docuseries Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror will premiere on Sunday, October 2 at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT. 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.
“We’re thrilled to continue our prolific creative partnership with Blumhouse Television,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX. “For more than a century, horror films have been an essential part of the American cultural vocabulary, and we couldn’t think of a better partner to examine the history of the genre than Blumhouse, who have consistently raised the bar in the horror space for over 20 years.”
“We hope horror fans will have as much fun and enjoy watching this series as we had making it,” said Chris McCumber, president of Blumhouse Television. “We’re grateful to everyone who participated in and gave support to the series, including our partners at EPIX.”
Jason Blum, Mary Lisio, Ryan Turek, Jeremy Gold, Michael Wright and Jill Burkhart executive produce. Blumhouse Television and EPIX previously collaborated on the true-crime docuseries Fall River, a reinvestigation into the murders of three young women in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1979 from Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror executive producer/showrunner James Buddy Day. MGM will distribute the series worldwide.
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.
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.