A mother’s instincts are always right. Especially when it comes to abusive jackasses. Such is the case with Welcome To Blumhouse – Evil Eye. The film puts a fresh spin on the old abusive ex out for revenge story in a refreshing and diverse new way.
The film is directed by Elan and Rajeev Dassani and written by Madhuri Shekar, based on her Audible Original audio play of the same name. The film stars Sarita Choudhury, Sunita Mani and Omar Maskati. Jason Blumand Priyanka Chopra serve as executive producers under their Blumhouse Productions and Purple Pebble Picturesbanners respectively.
The story follows a seemingly perfect romance that turns into a nightmare when a mother becomes convinced her daughter’s new boyfriend has a dark connection to her own past.
That past is revealed to be that the boyfriend is the reincarnation of the mother’s abusive ex who she had killed in self defense. Now using her daughter as bait, the boyfriend is determined to get back with the mother at all costs. Like with most abusive relationships it isn’t love that drives this vengeful spirit, it’s control and submission.
Sunita Mani, who viewers might know from Mr. Robot and GLOW is likable and charming as Pallavi. You really believe in the deep connection she has with her mother, Usha, played by Choudhury.
Again, Blumhouse takes a tired, revenge love story that often reserved for Lifetime and puts a fresh coat of paint on it by adding a supernatural element. Not to mention a diverse cast that underrepresented in the horror genre, at least in America anyways. The rich and lavish culture of India and its religious iconography.
Welcome To Blumhouse has delivered some truly memorable films and Evil Eyes solidifies that streak. The HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience highly recommends you DEVOUR Evil Eye that is now streaming on Amazon Prime.