Jason Blum‘s impressive run as a producer continues. The Paranormal Activity producer has also been behind films such as Insidious, The Conjuring, and The Purge. Now New Line wants in on the action that other studios have enjoyed in the past few years. Blum’s new found footage horror Superstition, which is being called a new take on stuff like I Know What You Did Last Summer, has been picked up by New Line. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Last year, Eli Roth returned to feature filmmaking for the first time since 2007 with The Green Inferno. And he’s now finishing up his next movie beyond that, the Keanu Reeves-starrer Knock Knock. But after that, it looks like he’s headed back to the small screen.
Roth is set to executive produce and direct South of Hell, a WEtv horror series about a demon hunter struggling with a demon of her own. Not a metaphorical demon, mind you — an actual demon, with a name and everything. Horror hotshot Jason Blum and Dexter creator James Manos Jr. are also on board. Get all the details after the jump.
Posted on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill wrote Sinister, which starred Ethan Hawke as a writer who taps into an unusual cycle of violence, and Derrickson directed. We’ve known that a sequel is in the works, with the two again handling script duties. Now a director has been named: Ciaran Foy, who made his feature debut with the film Citadel, will be the Sinister 2 director. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
On the eve of one potential horror franchise from Jason Blum, the producer has just inked a deal for yet another. Creep, produced by Blumhouse and co-written and co-starring Mark Duplass, has just been picked up by Radius/The Weinstein Company with an eye on creating a trilogy. The film premiered at South by Southwest 2014 to solid buzz. It follows a filmmaker who answers a mysterious online ad, only to have his expectations completely shattered. Patrick Brice co-stars, co-wrote and directs. Read More »
The Purge: Anarchy, which acts as the sequel to last fall’s hit thriller, throws a stranger middle-class couple and a man out for revenge into the mayhem of the annual purge. That event, for those who missed the first film, is a single night per year in which all crime is legal, the better to weed out the “weaker” aspects of society. The Purge: Anarchy trailer gives vague hints about how those new characters come together, and shows off one particularly icky situation in which a parody of a charity auction turns into a night of murder for sale.
Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
Like most good movie monsters, the Amityville home refuses to go away. A new Amityville movie has been in the works at Dimension Films for quite some time, and now it’s picking up steam as casting gets underway.
As of today, Shameless star Cameron Monaghan is the latest to board the cast, joining Bella Thorne and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Franck Khalfoun (Maniac) is directing. Get plot details and more after the jump.
Posted on Friday, January 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
As far as everyday objects go, mirrors can be pretty creepy. Ask anyone who’s ever stumbled into a funhouse mirror maze, or who’s ever shrieked at a shadowy figure in the dark only to realize they were looking at their own reflection. And those are the ones that aren’t haunted by malevolent forces.
In Mike Flanagan‘s Oculus, two unfortunate siblings (played by Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites) have to deal with one that is. As kids, their parents were brutally killed and Tim was convicted of the crime. However, Kaylie has always believed him to be innocent, and after he’s released from protective custody as an adult, they set out to prove that the mirror did it.
Which sounds kinda silly, but then again so do a lot of horror movie premises. Oculus received pretty solid reviews when it premiered at TIFF last year and caught the attention of Paranormal Activity producer Jason Blum, who scooped it up for Relativity to distribute. The new trailer has arrived, and you can see it after the jump.
Posted on Monday, January 6th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
When Oren Peli released the first Paranormal Activity in 2007, no one would’ve guessed seven years later, we’d still be talking about it. But here we are in 2014, and the fifth film in the franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, is now in theaters. Though the main storyline for this film is separate from the thread of the first four, the series’ overall mythology is expanded and changed significantly near the end, which is likely to leave audiences guessing as to what’s coming next.
What’s coming next is Paranormal Activity 5, in October. While the writer and director of The Marked Ones, Christopher Landon, wouldn’t quite comment on what’ll happen in that film, he did reveal that he, Peli, and producer Jason Blum (among others) have come up with an ultimate ending to the franchise. However, it’s more than one movie away and they might not get there. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 7th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
In the past five years, if a small budget horror movie came out and made untold millions, odds are Jason Blum produced it. Blum is the force behind Blumhouse Productions, a production company who has a hand in the Paranormal Activity and Insidious franchises, as well as Sinister, The Purge and others. It’s the place to be for small budget, weird-ass movies.
Speaking of small budget, weird-ass movies, Kevin Smith recently wrote a column at the Hollywood Reporter about Tusk. Tusk is Smith’s likely next film, a horrific take on an Internet ad where an older man wants a lodger to dress as a human seal. He has Michael Parks and Justin Long attached to star.
Jason Blum was going to produce the film but, after working together for a weeks, Smith decided to mutually part ways with Blum in order to get the film done faster than the producer wanted to. Read More »