In an effort to reconnect and mend their relationship, Jessica and John Chambers seek an idyllic getaway with their daughter Anna to a remote mansion in rural Louisiana. When suspiciously friendly neighbors show up for dinner uninvited, the weekend takes a sinister turn as the fragile family bond is tested and dark secrets come to light.
Paul Schneider (“Tales from the Loop”), Angela Sarafyan (“Westworld”), and Jacob Lofland (“Maze Runner”) will lead the cast on the project, which has already begun production in New Orleans.
Alex McAulay (‘Don’t Tell a Soul”) serves as writer and director on the film, which follows a troubled couple (Schneider and Sarafyan) who take a vacation to an isolated house in the Louisiana bayou to reconnect as a family. Their teenage daughter will be played by the young star of Marvel’s “The Eternals,” Lia McHugh. When unexpected visitors arrive, their facade of family unity starts to unravel, as terrifying secrets come to light.
Additional cast includes Lofland in a key role, as well as Doug Van Liew (“Ida Red”) and Lauren Richards (“Doom Patrol”) in supporting roles. The film is set to premiere on Epix in late 2021.
Announced in March, the Blumhouse-Epix deal calls on the successful horror label to develop and produce eight genre movies exclusively for the network. Jason Blum, Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold are executive producing “House on the Bayou” for Blumhouse with Mary-Margaret Kunze.