Jason Blum, the company's CEO, has absolutely become the Walt Disney of horror. On October 2, Blumhouse Television and Epix will release a five-part series, the Compendium of Horror, that examines the impact that horror movies have had on society since its beginnings, as well as iconic moments across horror's history.
Compendium of Horror will explore the farthest limits of all things terrifying and unimaginable in the same vein as Shudder's Queer for Fear. "We couldnt think of a better partner to examine the history of the genre than Blumhouse, who have consistently raised the bar in the horror arena for over 20 years," says Epix President Michael Wright.
The short half-a-minute video provides a sense of campiness, with white-hot lightning crackling across the screen and a gravelly voice narrating across clips of 1941's The Wolf Man and other Universal Classic Monsters. As evidenced by hit series like Stranger Things and films like Ti West's '70s nod to Tobe Hooper's Texas Chain Saw Massacre in X, as well as all Hulu's Hellraiser remakes and reboots, the world seems
The teaser for Compendium reveals some of the industry's biggest names in horror today who are featured in the series. These include Tobin Bell, from the Saw franchise, Bruce Campbell from The Evil Dead, the final girl of all final girls, Judy Greer, Karyn Kusama, Greg Nicotero, George C. Romero, and Kevin Smith.
In the teaser names-dropping films that influenced their fascination with the macabre, and camp-king himself Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) is highlighted as the series' narrator; Campbell, however, suggests that spooky movies will persist because, in "good times, bad times, people will go see horror movies."
Blum, Wright, Mary Lisio, Ryan Turek, Jeremy Gold, and Jill Burkhart are executive producers of the docuseries. Documentarian James Buddy Day serves as showrunner.
Blumhouse's Compendium of Horror will be available on Epix on October 2nd. Check out the teaser below: