‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’ Review: ‘Evil Eye’ and ‘Nocturne’ Focus on Great Expectations, with Not So Great Results
Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2020 by Chris Evangelista
While the Welcome to the Blumhouse experiment continues to leave something to be desired, the way these titles are being released is rather clever. The films in the Amazon/Blumhouse partnership aren’t connected, but they’re being paired-off in ways that make sense, at least thematically. The first two releases – The Lie and Black Box – featured stories dealing with perception. Now, the latest two releases – Evil Eye and Nocturne – focus on expectation, be it the expectation of pleasing a parent by settling down with the right partner, or becoming the artistic giant you’ve always wanted to be. And yet, once again, the end results are lacking.