Blumhouse Productions is an American film and television production company, founded in 2000 by Jason Blum. Blumhouse is mostly known for producing low-budget horror films, such as Get Out, Insidious, The Purge, Split, Paranormal Activity, Unfriended, Sinister, Creep and The Gift. In 2014, Blumhouse produced the Academy Award–winning film Whiplash, for which Blum was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2014, the company had signed a 10-year first-look deal with Universal Pictures.
Logo as of 2012
|Headquarters||Los Angeles, California, United States|
According to various stories, the company's model is to produce movies independently and release them wide through the studio system. Blumhouse's low-budget model began in 2009 with Paranormal Activity, which was made for $15,000. The film was released by Paramount Pictures and grossed over $193 million worldwide. Blumhouse produced Insidious, which grossed over $97 million worldwide on a budget of $1.5 million, and Sinister, which grossed over $77 million worldwide from a budget of $3 million. In 2014, Blumhouse signed a first-look deal with Universal Pictures. Blumhouse and Eli Roth have a digital network called Crypt TV where they release horror shorts and other content on social media outlets. On May 11, 2016 Blumhouse launched their podcast titled Shock Waves with hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek. On January 16, 2018 it was announced that Mick Garris’ horror podcast Post Mortem would be joining Blumhouse’s podcast network.
Blumhouse has worked with directors such as James Wan, Mike Flanagan, James DeMonaco, M. Night Shyamalan and Scott Derrickson. Blumhouse's films include its first for Universal Pictures – The Purge starring Ethan Hawke – which debuted on June 7, 2013, Insidious: Chapter 2, released on September 13, 2013 and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, released on January 3, 2014. Films the company produced in 2014 include Stretch, which was released on October 7, The Purge: Anarchy, which opened on July 18, Jessabelle for Lionsgate Entertainment, which was released on November 7, and Whiplash, which was released on October 10, 2014. In 2015 Blumhouse produced Unfriended, Insidious: Chapter 3, Creep, The Gift and The Visit. In 2016 Blumhouse produced Hush, The Purge: Election Year, In a Valley of Violence and Ouija: Origin of Evil. In 2017 Blumhouse produced Split, Get Out, Happy Death Day and Creep 2.
On the television side, Blumhouse has a first look deal with Lionsgate, and the company produced the short-lived series Stranded for Syfy and executive produced The River with Amblin Television for ABC. For Halloween 2012, Blumhouse opened the Blumhouse of Horrors, an interactive haunted house experience in Downtown Los Angeles.
On September 9, 2014 Blumhouse established BH Tilt, dedicated to generating movies from Blumhouse and other filmmakers for multi-platform release. The releases from BH Tilt are The Green Inferno, The Darkness, Incarnate, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, The Belko Experiment, Sleight, Lowriders, Birth of the Dragon, Upgrade, and Delirium.
On November 11, 2014 the company launched Blumhouse Books, dedicated to having filmmakers and authors create original horror and thriller novels. The first couple releases are The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City (2015), The Apartment (2016), Feral (2017), Meddling Kids (2017) and Haunted Nights (2017).
On May 23, 2016 it was announced that Blumhouse, Miramax and Trancas would be developing a new Halloween film which they will co-finance. John Carpenter is set to produce the project and act as creative consultant. John Carpenter stated, "Thirty-eight years after the original Halloween, I'm going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all." On February 9, 2017 John Carpenter announced that the next Halloween film would be released on October 19, 2018, and is going to be written by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride and will be directed by Green. The film is said to be a direct sequel to Halloween (1978). The film will be distributed by Universal Pictures, their first involvement in the franchise since distributing 1982's Halloween III: Season of the Witch.
On April 26, 2017 M. Night Shyamalan announced on his Twitter that Blinding Edge Pictures, Blumhouse, Touchstone Pictures and Universal Pictures will release Glass, the sequel to Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2017). The film is set to be released on January 18, 2019.
In May 2017, producer Jason Blum confirmed that Blumhouse would be working on the film adaptation of the highly successful indie horror game, Five Nights at Freddy's after securing the rights from Warner Bros. Pictures, who initially announced the film adaptation back in April 2015. Blumhouse will be working close with the games creator, Scott Cawthon, to make the film. In February 2018, it was announced that Chris Columbus would direct and write the film, besides producing it alongside Blum and Cawthon.
|2009||Paranormal Activity||Oren Peli||Horror||$15,000||$193.4 million|
|2010||Paranormal Activity 2||Tod Williams||$3 million||$177.5 million|
|2011||Insidious||James Wan||$1.5 million||$97 million|
|Paranormal Activity 3||Henry Joost
|$5 million||$207 million|
|2012||The Babymakers||Jay Chandrasekhar||Comedy||N/A||$475,511|
|Sinister||Scott Derrickson||Horror||$3 million||$77.7 million|
|Paranormal Activity 4||Henry Joost
|$5 million||$142.8 million|
|The Bay||Barry Levinson||$2 million||$1.6 million|
|2013||Dark Skies||Scott Stewart||$3.5 million||$26.4 million|
|The Lords of Salem||Rob Zombie||$1.5 million||$1.5 million|
|The Purge||James DeMonaco||$3 million||$89.3 million|
|Insidious: Chapter 2||James Wan||$5 million||$161.9 million|
|Plush||Catherine Hardwicke||Thriller||$2 million||$28,864|
|Best Night Ever||Jason Friedberg
|2014||Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones||Christopher Landon||Horror||$5 million||$90.9 million|
|Oculus||Mike Flanagan||$44 million|
|13 Sins||Daniel Stamm||$4 million||$826,252|
|The Normal Heart||Ryan Murphy||Drama||N/A||N/A|
|The Purge: Anarchy||James DeMonaco||Horror||$9 million||$111.9 million|
|Stretch||Joe Carnahan||Crime||$5 million||N/A|
|Not Safe for Work||Joe Johnston||Thriller||$2.5 million||N/A|
|Whiplash||Damien Chazelle||Drama||$3.3 million||$49 million|
|The Town That Dreaded Sundown||Alfonso Gomez-Rejon||Horror||N/A||N/A|
|Ouija||Stiles White||$5 million||$103.6 million|
|Jessabelle||Kevin Greutert||N/A||$7 million|
|2015||The Boy Next Door||Rob Cohen||Thriller||$4 million||$52.4 million|
|The Lazarus Effect||David Gelb||Horror||$3.3 million||$38.4 million|
|Unfriended||Leo Gabriadze||$1 million||$64.1 million|
|Area 51||Oren Peli||$5 million||$7,556|
|Insidious: Chapter 3||Leigh Whannell||$10 million||$113 million|
|Exeter||Marcus Nispel||$2 million||$291,097|
|The Gallows||Chris Lofing
|The Gift||Joel Edgerton||$5 million||$59 million|
|Sinister 2||Ciaran Foy||$10 million||$52.9 million|
|The Visit||M. Night Shyamalan||$5 million||$98.5 million|
|The Green Inferno||Eli Roth||$12.9 million|
|Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension||Gregory Plotkin||$10 million||$78.9 million|
|Jem and the Holograms||Jon M. Chu||Musical||$5 million||$2.3 million|
|2016||Visions||Kevin Greutert||Horror||N/A||$1 million|
|The Veil||Phil Joanou||$4 million||N/A|
|The Darkness||Greg McLean||$4 million||$10.9 million|
|The Purge: Election Year||James DeMonaco||$10 million||$118.6 million|
|In a Valley of Violence||Ti West||Western||N/A||$61,797|
|Ouija: Origin of Evil||Mike Flanagan||Horror||$9 million||$81.7 million|
|Incarnate||Brad Peyton||$5 million||$9 million|
|2017||Split||M. Night Shyamalan||$9 million||$278.5 million|
|The Resurrection of Gavin Stone||Dallas Jenkins||Drama||$2 million||$2.3 million|
|Get Out||Jordan Peele||Horror||$4.5 million||$255 million|
|The Belko Experiment||Greg McLean||$5 million||$11.1 million|
|Sleight||J.D. Dillard||Sci-Fi||$250,000||$4 million|
|Lowriders||Ricardo de Montreuil||Drama||$916,000||$6.3 million|
|Birth of the Dragon||George Nolfi||Action||N/A||$7.2 million|
|Happy Death Day||Christopher Landon||Horror||$4.8 million||$122.6 million|
|Creep 2||Patrick Brice||N/A||N/A|
|Amityville: The Awakening||Franck Khalfoun||N/A||$7.7 million|
|2018||Insidious: The Last Key||Adam Robitel||$10 million||$166.2 million|
|Benji||Brandon Camp||Family||$6 million||N/A|
|Family Blood||Sonny Mallhi||Horror||N/A||N/A|
|2018||Truth or Dare||Jeff Wadlow||Horror|
|The First Purge||Gerard McMurray|
|Halloween||David Gordon Green|
|2019||Glass||M. Night Shyamalan||Thriller|
|TBA||Only You||Jacob Estes||Horror|
|Unfriended: Dark Web||Stephen Susco|
|The Gallows 2||Chris Lofing
|Seven in Heaven||Chris Eigeman|
|The Keeping Hours||Karen Moncrieff|
|Happy Death Day 2||Christopher Landon|
|The Night||James DeMonaco|
|Five Nights at Freddy's||Chris Columbus|
|Black Klansman||Spike Lee|
|Between the Earth and Sky||Veena Sud||Drama|
|2015||Fifteen: Periscope Movie||Gavin Michael Booth||Horror|
|2012||The River||Horror||TV series|
|2015||Eye Candy||Thriller||TV series|
|South of Hell|
|2016||Judgment Day: Prison or Parole?||Reality|
|12 Deadly Days||Horror||Miniseries|
|2017||Cold Case Files||Reality||TV series|
|2015||The Jinx: The Life and Death of Robert Durst||Andrew Jarecki|
|2016||How to Dance in Ohio||Alexandra Shiva|
|2017||Election Day: Lens Across America||Henry Jacobson
|Alive and Kicking||Susan Glatzer|
|2018||This is Home: A Refugee Story||Alexandra Shiva|
|Bathtubs Over Broadway||Dava Whisenant|
|2015||The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City.||Various Authors||Horror|
|2016||The Apartment.||S.L. Grey|
|Meddling Kids.||Edgar Cantero|
|Haunted Nights.||Various Authors|
|2018||Bad Man.||Dathan Auerbach|
|This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us.||Edgar Cantero||Thriller|
|2017||Sleight #1||Sci-Fi||Tie-in prequel comic to Sleight (2017)|
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