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Amazon has just closed a deal with the frightmasters at Blumhouse to create eight films exclusively for Amazon Prime Video. Each of the entries will be from diverse filmmakers, and marks Amazon’s first foray into feature-length properties created strictly for their streaming service. Details are what the individual features will be are slim, but since Blumhouse is involved, you can bet jump-scares will feature in somewhere. More on the Amazon Blumhouse movies below.

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Female Blumhouse Directors

There has yet to be a female filmmaker in charge of a Blumhouse movie, and that’s unfortunate. Even more unfortunate: Jason Blum‘s response when asked why he’s yet to hire a female director. When questioned about the distinct lack of female representation behind the cameras over at Blumhouse, Blum gave a rather misguided answer.

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fantasy island movie cast

Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island movie has found its Mr. Roarke. Ant-Man actor Michael Peña will take on the role originated by Ricardo Montalban in the classic TV series. Roarke is the mysterious owner of a magical island that has the power to make its guest’s wildest dreams come true. Jeff Wadlow, who directed Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, will helm the TV-to-film adaptation.

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Nicolas Cage Blumhouse Movie

Some things were made for each other. Peanut butter and jelly. Fish and chips. And now, Nicolas Cage and Blumhouse. The constantly-working actor recently revealed he’d love to work with the horror-centric production company. And this doesn’t just seem to be a case of wishful thinking – Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum says he already has a film idea for Cage.

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Fantasy Island movie

The frightmasters at Blumhouse have come up with their most terrifying idea yet! They’re developing…*checks notes*…a Fantasy Island movie! Yes, that’s right – a film based on the 1970s Aaron Spelling series about an island where all your dreams can come true…for a price. Jeff Wadlow, who directed Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, will helm the TV-to-film adaptation.

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ghoul

On the heels of its buzzy first Indian original series, Sacred Games, Netflix is taking its first dive into Indian horror with Ghoul, a series that will partner the streaming giant with Blumhouse for the first time. Blumhouse Productions, the studio behind acclaimed low-budget horror hits like Get Out and Split, has become the go-to studio for high-concept, low-budget horror. And now with Netflix quickly expanding its catalogue of foreign titles, Ghoul is an exciting new venture into Indian horror for both companies.

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Spawn Reboot Cast

That long-gestating Spawn reboot is finally happening, and it’s found its lead: Jamie Foxx. Foxx will star as Al Simmons, a CIA black ops member who dies and ends up in Hell, only to be sent back to earth as a demonic warrior. Spawn comic creator Todd McFarlane is helming the film.

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The American Way

Having conquered horror, Blumhouse now wants to get in on the superhero game. 12 Years a Slave writer John Ridley will write and direct the Blumhouse superhero movie The American Way, inspired by the comic book series of the same name.

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platinum dunes horror remakes

Horror reboots were prevalent for a while, particularly from production company Platinum Dunes. Now, however, more and more producers are catching on to the fact that original horror can bring in a crowd. As a result, Platinum Dunes has vowed to ditch remakes and reboots entirely and focus on original horror and genre films. So say goodbye to Platinum Dunes horror remakes.

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Currently, Shudder is probably the streaming service that’s best known for horror content, but now a competing streaming platform is looking to expand its footprint into that genre. Hulu has given the green light to a new original horror anthology series from Blumhouse Television, and in a first-of-its-kind deal, the new show will air one episode per month for a year. Read more about the Hulu horror series below.
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