Streaming entertainment and horror have never been more in sync. Great horror movies are added to Netflix every month, and horror-specific streaming site SHUDDER has more content than ever. With signs pointing toward the golden era of after-dark bingeing, it makes sense that horror creators would want to make their mark on a streaming service. And now, they have.
According to Variety, streaming service Hulu is teaming up with horror masters Blumhouse to give us a one-of-a-kind horror event. Starting this October, Hulu will release a monthly horror story developed by Blumhouse. These self-contained stories will be part of Hulu’s original content menu, and will continue until October 2019. So far there are no writers or directors attached to the project, but with the producers of The Purge and Happy Death Day in the driver’s seat, we have a good feeling about the outcome.
Hulu seemingly plans on making each installment a full-length feature film, which has got the creators (and us) pretty pumped. When asked about the project, co-president of Blumhouse Television Marci Wiseman said:
Hulu’s commitment to create episodic installments of an anthology series and to event-ize each of them — you don’t get that kind of commitment from partners very often, and we’re really excited and enthused.”
Whatever “event-ize” means, it sounds like this anthology will be a main focus of Hulu’s plans for this year. And that makes a lot of sense. There hasn’t really been anything done like this in the streaming world so far. Whereas most original streaming content amounts to a mini-series, this project will essentially be one movie a month. This requires giving some top-notch talent a lot of top-notch resources, and some top-notch horror should follow.
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