While we might not enjoy and recommend every movie by Blumhouse, we continue to admire and appreciate their efforts in the area of horror. It’s a genre, outside of power players like Stephen King, that doesn’t get as much mainstream attention and love (although we could argule the last decade it’s been better).
There are plenty of horror fans out here like me and it’s good to know there are studios like Blumhouse that are championing the genre.
But after a decade of hits — Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Get Out — Jason Blum’s company Blumhouse Productions finds itself no longer chasing theatrical releases, especially as AMC and Regal struggle during the pandemic. Instead, streamers are coming to him, and the best part: they believe horror is a year-round affair. In many ways, Blum has often been ahead of the curve—and the scary, spooky, and violent movies he’s released on shoestring budgets might be the best signal of where streaming is going next.Hollywood turned its nose up at horror — now streamers are racing for the next big scare – The Verge
Yes, Blumhouse keep carrying the horror torch. Any good horror stories you’d like to see them make into films? I can think of a few horror stories that probably aren’t in consideration, but will mention here (in no particular order):
- Swan Song by Robert McCammon
- The Wolf’s Hour by Robert McCammon
- Dweller by Jeff Strand
- Dead Sea by Tim Curran
If you’re a reader, then the books above are all recommended.