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Films Real Life Scares 

Five Horror Movie Diseases You Wouldn’t Want to Catch

I’m a bit of a hypochondriac, so when a character in a movie or TV show just gets a cold or a touch of the flu, that freaks me out a little bit. But I watch horror movies almost exclusively, so you can imagine my despair when there’s a medical element to any film I’m […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Scares & Sexuality: An Exploration of IT FOLLOWS

IT FOLLOWS just hit Netflix Instant watch, which means for many people, this will be the first time they get to experience one of the most effective horror films of the modern era. IT FOLLOWS tells the story of a girl named Jay (Maika Monroe), who after having sex with a prospective boyfriend named Hugh (Jake Weary), […]

Films 

Virtual Reality Gets Too Close for Comfort in the Chilling Short “NightmARes!”

The three-dimensional, 360-degree virtual experience opens up all kinds of opportunities for immersive thrills. But every new form of technology comes with its own unique set of problems… and some are a bit more hazardous than others. This is the scenario of NightmARes — a short horror film directed by James Mansell. It involves a […]

Films Music 

Bill Lustig On His Love Of Movie Soundtracks!

Blumhouse.com: Bill, thanks for joining me today! Mondo has just released another vinyl reissue of Jay Chattaway’s MANIAC score. And I listened to an interview with him recently on the Talkin’ Trax podcast via the Damn Fine Network where he mentions how when you both first met, you had him over and played a bunch […]

Films Scary Fun 

The 10 Scariest Movies from 2010s …So Far

It’s October, and everyone is on a quest to find some highly scary viewing for the Halloween holiday. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working my way through the decades, highlighting the absolute scariest horror films from each. Well, here we are. Four weeks ago, I started creating these “scariest movies by decade” lists, […]

Films 

Are We Stuck in the ’80s? The Pros and Cons of Horror Nostalgia

As it has been stated by a slew of critics over the course of cinema history, horror is the one genre that will never die. In terms of mainstream cinematic entertainment, other trends fall in and out of fashion, and certain genres rise and fall at the mercy of popular opinion. Horror, however, has always […]

Films 

We Have to Stop Supporting Bad Horror

Imagine, for a moment, that you are sitting with your friend at a coffee shop. Imagine your friend says to you “Want to go see THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY?” Confused, you ask “Why would you want to see that? It looks terrible.” Your friend looks down, sad. They respond, “I know, but we need to support […]

Films 

5 Things We Hope To See In The New HALLOWEEN

Holy smokes! We’re still in disbelief over last night’s news that Michael Myers is coming home. And by home we mean here to Blumhouse Productions! Even cooler is the involvement of John Carpenter with the franchise once again! With the horror master set to both exec-produce and be a consultant on the project (along with […]

Films 

Time To Give #RESPECT To David, THE GUEST’s Ultimate Bad-Ass

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures that are so darned righteous and awesome, you can’t stop thinking about them or their amazing feats long after the movie is over. This column is dedicated to those cinematic bad-asses that keep us coming back for more. And this one is going to be a controversial pick. […]

Films 

5 Horror Movies That Really Deserve A Prequel

Sure, horror thrives on mystery. To offer too much backstory is to demystify and thus defang our greatest monsters. But sometimes an origin story can shed new light on a previous film, cleverly elaborate on an otherwise impenetrable plot point, or simply breathe new life into a fading franchise. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3, for instance, jumped […]

Meet the Staff: 10 Questions With Blumhouse Office Manager Alexz Renteria

Our ongoing series of interviews with the Blumhouse crew continues, in which we share our collective passion for all things scary, discuss our personal and career histories in the genre we all know and love, reveal our favorite films, and maybe even share a few spooky stories. Today we sit down for a Q&A with […]

Music 

Talkin’ Tracks: An Interview With THE WITCH Composer Mark Korven

‘There’s evil in the wood’  – William (THE WITCH) I only think of one film in recent history to garner the same kind of buzz as THE WITCH, that being IT FOLLOWS. Never being one to buy into hype, I sat down in the movie theatre fully expecting IT FOLLOWS to let me down – […]

Films Scary Fun 

5 Reasons Horror Fans Need to Watch 1983s SOLE SURVIVOR

I had never seen SOLE SURVIVOR up until a week ago. I had heard about the film and vaguely recalled it from video store shelves during my adolescent years, but I knew little about it. That is until two of my horror colleagues, Chris Alexander of Shock Till You Drop and Elric Kane of Killer […]