Jason Blum Ready to Move on from ‘Paranormal Activity’: ‘That Last Movie Was Terrible’

Jason Blum owes a lot to the “Paranormal Activity” franchise.

The found footage movies helped establish his Blumhouse Productions as a horror movie powerhouse, creating an endlessly profitable formula that has given him the financial freedom to pursue riskier projects.

Blum has produced seven “Paranormal Activity” films, from the original in 2007 to 2021’s “Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin.” But the three-time Oscar nominee is not happy with the direction the series has taken.Speaking to Variety from the Locarno Film Festival, where he is set to receive the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico for Best Independent Producer, Blum did not mince words about the current state of the franchise and his desire to move on from it.“It has been enough already,” Blum said.

“That last ‘Paranormal Activity’ movie was terrible.”Though the production company that bears his name has become synonymous with inexpensive horror movies that often spawn multiple sequels, Blum

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