Blumhouse Productions
FormerlyBlum Israel Productions (2000–2002)
TypePrivate
IndustryMotion picture
Founded2000; 22 years ago (2000)
FounderJason Blum
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Jason Blum
Couper Samuelson
Jeanette Volturno
Beatriz Sequeira
Ryan Turek
Jennifer Scudder Trent
Karen Barragan
Services
ParentBlumhouse Holdings, LLC
DivisionsHaunted Movies
BH Tilt (with Neon)
Blumhouse International
BlumHansonAllen Films
Blumhouse Television (55%)[1]
Blumhouse Books
Websiteblumhouse.com

Blumhouse Productions (/ˈblʌmhs/;[2] also known as BH Productions or simply BH) is an American film and television production company founded in 2000 by Jason Blum.[3] It is known mainly for producing horror films, such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, Split, Get Out, Happy Death Day, Halloween, Us, and The Invisible Man.[4][5] It has also produced drama films, such as Whiplash and BlacKkKlansman, which both earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture; Get Out and BlacKkKlansman won Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay, respectively.[6][7] It also produced The Normal Heart, which won the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie. It has worked with directors such as Leigh Whannell, Jordan Peele, Christopher Landon, James Wan, Mike Flanagan, James DeMonaco, Damien Chazelle, M. Night Shyamalan and Spike Lee.

In 2014, it signed a ten-year first-look deal with Universal Pictures.[8]

Overview

Main article: List of Blumhouse Productions projects

Film

Blumhouse's company model is to produce films on a small budget, give directors creative freedom, and release films widely through the studio system.[9] Blumhouse was originally known as Blum Israel Productions, with Amy Israel with a first-look deal at Miramax when the company was founded.[10] In 2002, Blum and Israel parted ways, and the company became Blumhouse Productions.[11]

Blumhouse's low-budget model began in 2007 with Paranormal Activity, which was made for $15,000 and grossed over $193 million worldwide.[12] It produced Insidious, which grossed over $99 million worldwide on a budget of $1.5 million;[13] and Sinister, which grossed over $87 million worldwide from a budget of $3 million.[4]

In 2010, Haunted Movies was formed as a division for Blumhouse which released Insidious, The River, The Bay and The Lords of Salem.

In 2013, it produced The Purge,[14] Insidious: Chapter 2,[15] and Dark Skies.

In 2014, it produced Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,[16] The Purge: Anarchy, Jessabelle,[17] Ouija and Whiplash.

In 2015, it produced Unfriended, Insidious: Chapter 3, The Gift and The Visit.

In 2016, it produced The Purge: Election Year and Ouija: Origin of Evil.

In 2017, it produced Split, Get Out and Happy Death Day.

In 2018, it produced Insidious: The Last Key, Truth or Dare, The First Purge, and Halloween. Blumhouse announced a partnership with DreamWorks Animation to co-produce Spooky Jack[18][19] but the film was removed from DreamWorks Animation's slate in 2019.[20]

In 2019, it produced Glass, Happy Death Day 2U, Us, Ma, The Vigil, and Black Christmas. In June 2019, it was announced that it would partner with Mattel Films to produce Magic 8-Ball, based on the children's toy of the same name.[21]

In 2020, it produced Fantasy Island, The Invisible Man, The Hunt, You Should Have Left, The Craft: Legacy, and Freaky.

In 2021, it produced The Forever Purge, and Halloween Kills.[22]

In 2023, they will be releasing M3GAN.

Television, books, podcasts, and haunted houses

In 2012, Blumhouse opened the Blumhouse of Horrors, an interactive haunted house experience in Downtown Los Angeles.[23] It had also collaborated with Halloween Horror Nights to bring mazes, a terror tram, and scare zones from films and properties such as Insidious, The Purge, Happy Death Day, Sinister, Truth or Dare, Unfriended, Us and Crypt TV.

On November 11, 2014, it launched Blumhouse Books, to publish original horror and thriller novels.[24]

BH Tilt

BH Tilt
TypeSubsidiary
Genre
FoundedSeptember 9, 2014; 7 years ago (2014-09-09)
Headquarters
United States
ParentBlumhouse Productions (with Neon)

BH Tilt was established on September 9, 2014 to produce movies from Blumhouse and other filmmakers for multi-platform release.[25] On September 7, 2017, Blumhouse partnered up with distribution company Neon to manage BH Tilt.[26] BH Tilt's releases are The Green Inferno,[27] The Darkness,[28] Incarnate,[29] The Resurrection of Gavin Stone,[30] The Belko Experiment,[31] Sleight,[32] Lowriders,[33] Birth of the Dragon,[34] Upgrade,[35] Unfriended: Dark Web[36] and Don't Let Go.[37]

References

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  17. ^ "Jessabelle Trailer, News, Videos, and Reviews". Coming Soon. January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
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  19. ^ Squires, John (September 19, 2017). "Blumhouse Animated Film 'Spooky Jack' Gets Distant Release Date".
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  21. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 3, 2019). "Mattel Films & Blumhouse Team For 'Magic 8 Ball', 'Truth Or Dare's Jeff Wadlow Set To Direct". Deadline. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  22. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 7, 2020). "Allison Williams Reteams With 'Get Out' Producer Blumhouse For 'M3GAN'". Deadline Hollywood.
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  24. ^ Clarke Wolfe (2 November 2014). "Blumhouse Productions Announces Blumhouse Books!". The Nerdist. Archived from the original on 16 June 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
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  27. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 1, 2015). "Eli Roth's 'Green Inferno' To Finally Bow Sept. 25 Via Blumhouse BH Tilt, Uni & High Top". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  28. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 18, 2016). "'The Darkness' Trailer: Young Michael Has Been Acting Strange Lately". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  29. ^ Greg Gillman (25 November 2013). "WWE Partners With Blumhouse for Aaron Eckhart Exorcism Thriller 'Incarnate'". The Wrap. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  30. ^ "Check out the trailer for the inspirational comedy, 'The Resurrection of Gavin Stone'". The Abstract. 15 September 2016. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
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  32. ^ Brent Lang (28 January 2016). "Sundance: Blumhouse, WWE Studios Buy Magician Thriller 'Sleight'". Variety. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  33. ^ Borys Kit (7 January 2015). "Relative Unknown Nabs Lead in Universal's Lowrider Drama (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  34. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (February 1, 2017). "Bruce Lee-Wong Jack-man Brawler 'Birth Of The Dragon' To Land At BH Tilt & WWE Studios".
  35. ^ McNary, Dave (January 24, 2018). "Shailene Woodley's 'Adrift' Set for June Release in 'Deadpool 2' Slot". Variety. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  36. ^ Miska, Brad (May 11, 2018). "BH Tilt Sets 'Unfriended: Dark Web' for July Release".
  37. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 10, 2019). "Blumhouse Tilt, Universal OTL & Briarcliff Entertainment Team To Release Supernatural Thriller 'Don't Let Go'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 11, 2019.