BlumFest 2021: Donald Sutherland for Stephen King’s Mr. Harrigan’s Phone


The second annual BlumFest started today and has brought up a slew of Blumhouse films and TV shows that scare us.

BlumFest 2021 is now streamed on Blumhouse’s YouTube channel and Facebook page (and shown below), highlighted by a livestream Q&A tonight with super producer Jason Blum and Halloween kills Director David Gordon Green at approximately 10:00 p.m. PT, after making its film debut at Beyond Fest.

Here is an overview of the TV shows and films that the BlumFest highlights. Just be prepared to be scared.

The first BlumFest project presented is the limited television series, The thing with Pam, in which Renée Zellweger plays the leading role. The NBC show is slated for release in 2022 and is based on the real-life murder of Betsy Faria in 2011, a murder in which Pam Hupp (Zellweger) was heavily involved. The show also features Josh Duhamel, Judy Greer and Katy Mixon, Gideon Adlon, Sean Bridgers, Glenn Fleshler, Suanne Spoke and Mac Brandt. You can watch Zellweger’s interview with Dateline correspondent Keith Morrison here around 4:30 p.m.

the Welcome to the flower house The anthology of horror films also gets its own time at BlumFest, with directors from three of the new ones Welcome to the flower house Movies. Bingo hell Director Gigi Saul Guerrero, Madres Director Ryan Zaragoza, and The manor Writer / director Axelle Carolyn talks to TikTok creators about monsters and craft stories.

BlumFest also touches on a John Logan-led project that is streamed exclusively on Peacock. We don’t know much about the project yet, but we now know that Quei Tann, Austin Crute, Anna Lore, Monique Kim, Cooper Koch, Darwin del Fabro will be part of it.

Blumhouse also has two films in the works at Epix – A house on the bayou and American refugee. We have a new trailer for A house on the bayou, and now know that it will premiere on November 19th on Epix. American refugee will be premiered on December 10th.

Check out the new trailer below:

DASH CAM, which just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, is also getting some BlumFest love. Director Rob Savage joins the stream to talk about the film about a terrifying road trip that stars Annie Hardy and Amar Chadha-Patel are broadcasting live.

Last but not least, we get casting news for Netflix’s adaptation of Stephen King’s story Mr. Harrigan’s phone, which appears in his latest collection of novels, When it bleeds. The film is written and directed by John Lee Hancock (Rescue Mr. Banks) and produced by Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy. Production begins this month with Donald Sutherland (The hunger Games) and Jaeden Martell (IT: Chapter two) In the main role. Sutherland will play Mr. Harrigan and Martell will play the young Craig, who uses an iPhone to communicate with a late Mr. Harrigan. The horror thriller is slated to appear sometime in 2022.

That’s a lot of terrifying projects, and these are just the highlights! Check out the entire BlumFest 2021 video (here) for the rest of the fun, and Blumhouse’s YouTube and / or Facebook channel around 10:00 p.m. PT for the Halloween kills Live questions and answers.


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