Blumhouse Productions, pioneered a new model of studio filmmaking: producing high-quality micro-budget films. Blumhouse, which is in the midst of a ten year first look deal with Universal Pictures, has produced films like the highly profitable The Purge, Insidious, Ouija and Paranormal Activity franchises which have grossed more than $2 billion at the worldwide box office. Blumhouse’s model began with the original
Paranormal Activity, which was made for $15,000 and grossed close to $200 million worldwide, making it the most profitable film in Hollywood.
Blumhouse’s award-winning projects include Whiplash and in television Blumhouse won Emmys for producing HBO’s The Normal Heart and The Jinx and two Peabodys- for The Jinx and the documentary How To Dance in Ohio. Blumhouse Television is currently producing Sharp Objects for HBO starring Amy Adams based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel and is serving as the studio for a limited series adaptation of Gabriel Sherman’s acclaimed reporting on Roger Ailes, shepherded by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy.
Blumhouse has recently expanded its multi-platform offerings which include BH Tilt, a releasing label that takes advantage of new marketing strategies, Blumhouse Books, a publishing imprint with Doubleday, the digital genre network CryptTV, Blumhouse.com, a consumer facing site for all things scary and Blumhouse Live which produces live scary events for companies like AB InBev.
Blumhouse.com was launched in 2015 as a joint partnership between Blumhouse Productions and Red Seat Ventures with the mission of celebrating everything scary. Blumhouse.com contains a mix of original stories and the scariest content from around the web, including the latest news on upcoming films, TV, books, games, and more in the horror and thriller genres. Blumhouse.com also takes readers behind the scenes of films in production, giving fans special access to people who create their favorite movies.
Blumhouse.com also puts a special focus on social and mobile friendly content.
Rebekah McKendry, PhD, Editor-in-Chief
Rebekah McKendry is the Editor-in-Chief for BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS, as well a co-host of the SHOCK WAVES podcast. Previously, she was the Director of Marketing at FANGORIA ENTERTAINMENT for over a decade. She has a doctorate focused in Media Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Additionally, she is an award winning horror filmmaker with a number of festival accolades over the past several years.
Rob Galluzzo, Senior Editor
Former web coordinator for FEARnet, co-creator of Icons Of Fright, co-host of the Killer POV podcast, producer of the official DEXTER & THE FOLLOWING podcasts, Rob has over a decade’s worth of experience writing about creepy things on the web. Top 3 loves: horror, coffee & 80’s comedies.
Greg Burkart, Staff Writer
Gregory’s fascination with the strange & macabre started early, thanks to late-night Creature Features on TV, vintage horror comics, creepy movie ads and spooky Halloween records. After more than 20 years as a writer and musician, he’s still into all the same weirdness (and more), but these days he usually gets paid for it.
John Humphrey, Social Media
Ex-Coffee slinger. Occasional wordsmith. Something, something, horror movies.
Alyse Wax, Contributor
Horror nerd. TV addict. Author of the upcoming book on Friday the 13th: The Series. Contributor to Coming Soon, Fangoria, Shock Till You Drop, and more.
William Bibbiani, Contributor
William Bibbiani is a professional film critic with a good head on his shoulders and another one in a dish on his desk. Follow him on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani and check him out every week on The B-Movies Podcast and the YouTube series What the Flick.
Witney Seibold, Contributor
Witney has been working as a professional film critic since 1996, when he began writing about movies for his college newspaper. He has written reviews and editorials for The Village Voice, Nerdist, Movies.com, Legion of Leia, The Wrap, and currently co-hosts “The B-Movies Podcast” on CraveOnline. His first horror movie was “Poltergeist,” which he saw at age 8, and which scared the bejesus out of him.
Jerry Smith, Contributor
A lifelong lover of all things horror, Jerry Smith was forged in the fires of hell (not really but it sounds tough) and spends time writing about the genre online, in magazines and in short stories.:Carpenter and Cassavetes are his heroes and he really enjoys the pleasures of Dr.Pepper.
BJ Colangelo, Contributor
BJ Colangelo is a recovering toddler in a tiara turned freelance horror journalist for numerous publications including Playboy.com, Day of the Woman, and Icons of Fright. She’s also an avid musical theater performer and independent filmmaker from Cleveland, Ohio by way of Chicago, IL.
Amanda Tullos, Contributor
In addition to writing for Blumhouse.com, Amanda Tullos has contributed to FEARnet, Wicked Horror, Shock Till You Drop, Bloody-Disgusting, and Crime Online. When she’s not writing about the horrors of the world, Amanda spends her days working in book publicity in the Berkshires.
Brennan Klein, Contributor
Brennan is a millennial, but he knows more about 80’s slasher films than most 40-year-olds. He writes for Blumhouse because he couldn’t get a job with The Muppets.
Dick Siegel, Contributor
After a childhood buried in comics, sci-fi/horror books, MAD and monster mags, Dick graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York. Freelancing as an illustrator/cartoonist, Dick then turned his attention to filmmaking and worked primarily as an indie cinematographer. As head writer for the late lamented WEEKLY WORLD NEWS Dick created several ongoing series including B-list monster hunter “S.O.S. Matthew Daemon” and “SpyCat”. He also served as Senior Online Editor for NationalEnquirer.com for several years before returning to the private sector. Dick is the author of several books including ALIEN CREATURES and the creator of SMASH MORON, INTERGALACTIC DOLT. He is utterly horrified by things that go bump in the night and writing about himself in the third person.
Jess Hicks, Contributor
Jess was born in a small town in Ohio where there was nothing to do but fill her retinas to the brim with movies and TV. From a young age, she gobbled up anything weird and creepy along with being fed a healthy helping of Universal Monsters by her grandmother. Much to her grandmother’s chagrin, she would later have those very monsters tattooed upon her flesh. These days she lives with her husband and their three cats in Ohio.
Matt Molgaard, Contributor
Matt Molgaard breathes horror. When not writing for Blumhouse, Dread Central or Addicted to Horror Movies he’s likely gushing over his wife and three kids, writing down frightening thoughts in fiction format or being beaten down mercilessly in the gym, just because he likes the sight of his own blood.
Stephen Johnson, Contributor
Journalist of the Bizarre Stephen Johnson writes about weird cults, horror video games, murderers, and other real-life terrors. An award-winning writer and filmmaker, his short films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, and many others. He has written for G4TV, FearNET, and countless disreputable outlets. His lifelong obsession with the esoteric and outré causes no end of consternation to his friends and family.
Jennica Lynn, Contributor
Jennica Lynn is not your average blonde bombshell. Show her the bloodiest movie on the planet and she won’t even flinch. Show her a paper cut and she might faint. Jennica is a freelance horror journalist who has contributed to online publications such as Sinful Celluloid, More Horror, and The Horror Honeys in addition to Carpe Nocturne Magazine. She will be your friend ’til the end in exchange for your soul… or a milkshake.