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Blumhouse Productions is an American film and television production company, founded by Jason Blum.[1] Blumhouse produces low-budget horror films, such as Get Out, Insidious, The Purge, Split, Paranormal Activity, Sinister and The Gift.[2][3] Two Blumhouse films, Whiplash in 2014 and Get Out in 2017, have earned Blum nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture.[4][5] In 2014, the company signed a 10-year first-look deal with Universal Pictures.[6]

Blumhouse Productions
Private
Industry Motion picture
Founded 2000; 18 years ago (2000)
Founder Jason Blum
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Services
Owner Jason Blum
Divisions BH Tilt
Website blumhouse.com

Contents

OverviewEdit

According to various stories, the company's model is to produce films on a small budget, give their directors creative freedom and release them wide through the studio system.[7] Blumhouse's low-budget model began in 2009 with Paranormal Activity, which was made for $15,000 and grossed over $193 million worldwide.[8] Blumhouse produced Insidious, which grossed over $97 million worldwide on a budget of $1.5 million,[9] and Sinister, which grossed over $77 million worldwide from a budget of $3 million.[2] In 2014, Blumhouse signed a first-look deal with Universal Pictures.[10] Blumhouse is currently backing Jack Davis and Eli Roth's digital network titled Crypt TV where they release horror shorts and other content on social media outlets.[11] On May 11, 2016 Blumhouse launched their podcast titled Shock Waves with hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek.[12][13] On January 16, 2018 it was announced that Mick Garris' horror podcast Post Mortem would be joining Blumhouse's podcast network.[14]

Blumhouse has worked with directors such as James Wan, Mike Flanagan, James DeMonaco, M. Night Shyamalan and Scott Derrickson. In 2013 Blumhouse produced The Purge,[15] Insidious: Chapter 2,[16] and Dark Skies. In 2014 Blumhouse produced Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,[17] Stretch, The Purge: Anarchy, Jessabelle,[18] Ouija and Whiplash. In 2015 Blumhouse produced Unfriended, Insidious: Chapter 3, The Gift and The Visit. In 2016 Blumhouse produced The Purge: Election Yearand Ouija: Origin of Evil. In 2017 Blumhouse produced Split, Get Out and Happy Death Day. In 2018 Blumhouse produced Insidious: The Last Key, Truth or Dare, The First Purge and Halloween. Some of the companies upcoming films include Halloween,[19][20][21][22] Glass,[23] Five Nights at Freddy's[24][25] and their first animated feature Spooky Jack.[26][27]

On the television side, Blumhouse had 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.[28][29] Recently, Blumhouse has a first look deal with Universal Television and is planning to release a television series based off The Purge franchise in 2018.

In 2012, Blumhouse opened the Blumhouse of Horrors, an interactive haunted house experience in Downtown Los Angeles.[30] Blumhouse had also collaborated with Halloween Horror Nights to bring mazes and scare zones from films such as Insidious, The Purge, Happy Death Day and Sinister.

On September 9, 2014 Blumhouse established BH Tilt, dedicated to generating movies from Blumhouse and other filmmakers for multi-platform release.[31] On September 7, 2017 Blumhouse partners up with another distribution company Neon to manage BH Tilt.[32] The films released by BH Tilt are The Green Inferno,[33] The Darkness,[34] Incarnate,[35] The Resurrection of Gavin Stone,[36] The Belko Experiment,[37] Sleight,[38] Lowriders,[39] Birth of the Dragon,[40] Upgrade[41] and Unfriended: Dark Web.[42]

On November 11, 2014 the company launched Blumhouse Books, dedicated to having filmmakers and authors create original horror and thriller novels.[43][44]

In 2018, BlacKkKlansman directed by Spike Lee was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.[45][46]

FilmsEdit

Year Film Director Release date Budget Gross
2009 Paranormal Activity Oren Peli September 25, 2009 $15,000 $193.4 million
2010 Paranormal Activity 2 Tod Williams October 22, 2010 $3 million $177.5 million
2011 Insidious James Wan April 1, 2011 $1.5 million $97 million
Paranormal Activity 3 Henry Joost
Ariel Schulman
October 21, 2011 $5 million $207 million
2012 The Babymakers Jay Chandrasekhar August 3, 2012 N/A $475,511
Sinister Scott Derrickson October 12, 2012 $3 million $87.7 million
Paranormal Activity 4 Henry Joost
Ariel Schulman
October 19, 2012 $5 million $142.8 million
The Bay Barry Levinson November 2, 2012 $2 million $1.6 million
2013 Dark Skies Scott Stewart February 22, 2013 $3.5 million $26.4 million
The Lords of Salem Rob Zombie April 19, 2013 $1.5 million $1.5 million
The Purge James DeMonaco June 7, 2013 $3 million $89.3 million
Insidious: Chapter 2 James Wan September 13, 2013 $5 million $161.9 million
Plush Catherine Hardwicke $2 million $28,864
Best Night Ever Jason Friedberg
Aaron Seltzer
December 26, 2013 N/A $289,511
2014 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Christopher Landon January 3, 2014 $5 million $90.9 million
Oculus Mike Flanagan April 11, 2014 $44 million
13 Sins Daniel Stamm April 18, 2014 $4 million $826,252
Not Safe for Work Joe Johnston May 9, 2014 $2.5 million N/A
The Normal Heart Ryan Murphy May 25, 2014 N/A N/A
The Purge: Anarchy James DeMonaco July 18, 2014 $9 million $111.9 million
Mockingbird Bryan Bertino October 7, 2014 N/A N/A
Mercy Peter Cornwell N/A N/A
Stretch Joe Carnahan $5 million N/A
Whiplash Damien Chazelle October 10, 2014 $3.3 million $49 million
The Town That Dreaded Sundown Alfonso Gomez-Rejon October 16, 2014 N/A N/A
Ouija Stiles White October 24, 2014 $5 million $103.6 million
Jessabelle Kevin Greutert November 7, 2014 N/A $7 million
2015 The Boy Next Door Rob Cohen January 23, 2015 $4 million $52.4 million
The Lazarus Effect David Gelb February 27, 2015 $3.3 million $38.4 million
Unfriended Leo Gabriadze April 17, 2015 $1 million $64.1 million
Area 51 Oren Peli May 15, 2015 $5 million $7,556
Insidious: Chapter 3 Leigh Whannell June 5, 2015 $10 million $113 million
Creep Patrick Brice June 23, 2015 N/A N/A
Exeter Marcus Nispel July 2, 2015 $2 million $291,097
The Gallows Chris Lofing
Travis Cluff
July 10, 2015 $100,000 $43 million
The Gift Joel Edgerton August 7, 2015 $5 million $59 million
Sinister 2 Ciaran Foy August 21, 2015 $10 million $54.1 million
The Visit M. Night Shyamalan September 11, 2015 $5 million $98.5 million
The Green Inferno Eli Roth September 25, 2015 $12.9 million
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Gregory Plotkin October 23, 2015 $10 million $78.9 million
Jem and the Holograms Jon M. Chu $5 million $2.3 million
2016 Visions Kevin Greutert January 19, 2016 N/A $1 million
Curve Iain Softley N/A N/A
The Veil Phil Joanou $4 million N/A
Martyrs Kevin Goetz
Michael Goetz
January 22, 2016 $1 million $397,072
Hush Mike Flanagan April 8, 2016 N/A
The Darkness Greg McLean May 13, 2016 $4 million $10.9 million
The Purge: Election Year James DeMonaco July 1, 2016 $10 million $118.6 million
Viral Henry Joost
Ariel Schulman
July 29, 2016 N/A $551,760
In a Valley of Violence Ti West October 21, 2016 N/A $61,797
Ouija: Origin of Evil Mike Flanagan $9 million $81.7 million
Incarnate Brad Peyton December 2, 2016 $5 million $9 million
2017 Split M. Night Shyamalan January 20, 2017 $9 million $278.5 million
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone Dallas Jenkins $2 million $2.3 million
Get Out Jordan Peele February 24, 2017 $4.5 million $255.2 million
The Belko Experiment Greg McLean March 17, 2017 $5 million $11.1 million
Sleight J.D. Dillard April 28, 2017 $250,000 $4 million
Lowriders Ricardo de Montreuil May 12, 2017 $916,000 $6.3 million
Birth of the Dragon George Nolfi August 25, 2017 N/A $7.2 million
Happy Death Day Christopher Landon October 13, 2017 $4.8 million $122.6 million
Creep 2 Patrick Brice October 24, 2017 N/A N/A
Amityville: The Awakening Franck Khalfoun October 28, 2017 N/A $7.7 million
Like.Share.Follow. Glenn Gers October 31, 2017 N/A N/A
Totem Marcel Sarmiento N/A N/A
2018 Insidious: The Last Key Adam Robitel January 5, 2018 $10 million $167.4 million
Benji Brandon Camp March 16, 2018 $6 million N/A
Family Blood Sonny Mallhi N/A N/A
Truth or Dare Jeff Wadlow April 13, 2018 $3.5 million $77.1 million
Stephanie Akiva Goldsman April 17, 2018 N/A N/A
Delirium Dennis Iliadis May 22, 2018 N/A $225,422

Upcoming filmsEdit

Year Film Director Release date
2018 Upgrade Leigh Whannell June 1, 2018
The First Purge Gerard McMurray July 4, 2018
Unfriended: Dark Web Stephen Susco July 20, 2018
BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee August 10, 2018
Halloween David Gordon Green October 19, 2018
2019 Glass M. Night Shyamalan January 18, 2019
Us Jordan Peele March 15, 2019
The Hunt Craig Zobel September 27, 2019
2021 Spooky Jack N/A September 17, 2021
TBA Happy Death Day 2 Christopher Landon N/A
Only You Jacob Estes N/A
The Gallows 2 Chris Lofing
Travis Cluff
N/A
Thriller Dallas Jackson N/A
Cam Daniel Goldhaber N/A
Boogeyman Pop Brad Michael Elmore N/A
Seven in Heaven Chris Eigeman N/A
Ma Tate Taylor N/A
The Keeping Hours Karen Moncrieff N/A
Abandoned Franck Khalfoun N/A
Sweetheart J.D. Dillard N/A
Stockholm Robert Budreau N/A
Between Earth and Sky Veena Sud N/A
The American Way: Those Above and Those Below John Ridley N/A
Bloodline Henry Jacobson N/A
Once Upon a Time in Staten Island James DeMonaco N/A
Five Nights at Freddy's Chris Columbus N/A
Spawn Todd McFarlane N/A
Adopt a Highway Logan Marshall-Green N/A

Short filmsEdit

Year Short Director Release date
2013 Whiplash Damien Chazelle January 18, 2013
2015 Fifteen: Periscope Movie Gavin Michael Booth October 29, 2015

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Creator Notes
2012 The River Oren Peli
Michael R. Perry
TV series
2013 Stranded N/A
2014 Ascension Damion Black
Philip Levens
Adrian A. Cruz
Miniseries
2015 Eye Candy Christian Taylor TV series
2015–2016 Hellevator N/A
2015 South of Hell Matt Lambert
2016 Judgment Day: Prison or Parole? N/A
12 Deadly Days Chris Cullari
Jennifer Raite
Miniseries
2017–present Cold Case Files N/A TV series
2018 Sharp Objects Marti Noxon Miniseries
The Purge James DeMonaco TV series
Into the Dark N/A
Scare Tactics N/A
Ghoul Patrick Graham Miniseries
Tremors Andrew Miller Pilot
Run for Your Life Chris Cullari
Jennifer Raite

DocumentariesEdit

Year Documentary Director
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
Emma Tammi
Alive and Kicking Susan Glatzer
2018 This is Home: A Refugee Story Alexandra Shiva
Bathtubs Over Broadway Dava Whisenant

BooksEdit

Year Book Author
2015 The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City.  Various Authors
2016 The Apartment.  S.L. Grey
2017 Feral.  James DeMonaco
B.K. Evenson
Meddling Kids.  Edgar Cantero
Haunted Nights.  Various Authors
2018 This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us.  Edgar Cantero
Bad Man.  Dathan Auerbach
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream.  Various Authors

ComicsEdit

Year Comic Writer Notes
2017 Sleight Ryan Parrott Tie-in prequel comic to Sleight (2017)

PodcastsEdit

Year Podcast Host
2016–present Shock Waves Rob Galluzzo
Elric Kane
Rebekah McKendry
Ryan Turek
2018–present Post Mortem Mick Garris

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