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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 […]

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Jason Blum Teases the End of ‘Paranormal Activity’ Franchise, Talks ‘Batgirl’ Axe at Locarno

Blumhouse Productions CEO Jason Blum teased the end of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise in Locarno, where he will receive the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico for Best Independent Producer.“It has been enough already. That last ‘Paranormal Activity’ movie was terrible,” he says. “Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin” premiered in 2021, with another instalment currently eyeing a 2023 […]

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Robert Englund Still Has Nightmares About The Original Nightmare On Elm Street

Horror legend Wes Craven (“Scream“) released “A Nightmare on Elm Street” to an unsuspecting public in 1984, ensuring that a whole generation of kids thought twice before going to sleep after watching a horror movie. A large portion of the movie monsters audiences had been accustomed to prior were largely regional, or at the very […]

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‘Paranormal Activity’ Producer Steven Schneider Teams With Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji for Indian Horror Slate (Exclusive)

Leading Indian producer Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures has signed a multi-film production deal with Armaan Zorace’s U.S. genre label Dark Hell and prolific Hollywood producer Steven Schneider.Under the terms of the deal, a slate of high-concept films in the thriller-horror genre will be produced in Hindi and other Indian languages jointly by the three […]

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One Of The Scariest Scenes In Hunters Proves That Horror Is Subjective

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition, Ariel explains why this particular scene in “Hunters” is actually terrifying, and Matt provides an outsider’s perspective.)The notion of horror and what scares us is wholly […]

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Welcome To The Blumhouse Trailers: Four New Tales Of Terror Coming To Amazon

The House of Blum is horror honeycomb, its bees ever-grinding to produce sweet October harvests for the rest of us. Blumhouse, the production company behind “Paranormal Activity” and the “Purge” films, has its fingers in all mediums: they’ve got a publishing imprint (that teases a return of horror movie novelizations), a podcast network, they’ve even […]

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Blumhouse is Producing Eight Original Horror Movies Exclusively for Epix

Blumhouse is about to bring a lot more horror to cable. The production company behind movies like Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, Get Out, Happy Death Day and The Invisible Man announced a new partnership that will have them developing and producing eight original horror/genre-thriller movies exclusively for the cable network Epix. Blumhouse and Epix […]

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‘Paranormal Activity’: The Makers Of ‘Freaky’ And ‘Underwater’ Are Teaming Up For Upcoming Reboot

The “Paranormal Activity” movies were hugely successful small-budget horror movies that got a surprising amount of mileage out of their very simple premise. Even the worst one still had something to offer for fans of the genre, so it’s not surprising that a reboot would be in the works.Last year during an interview, returning writer […]

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‘Paranormal Activity’ Getting Reboot From Will Eubank, Christopher Landon

Will Eubank and Chrisotpher Landon are teaming up to direct a new “Paranormal Activity” film for Paramount Players, set for release on March 4, 2022.Eubank will helm the project, described as a “new, unexpected retooling” of the highly lucrative franchise. Landon returns to write his fifth “Paranormal” movie and will executive produce.Blumhouse Productions founder and […]

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‘Paranormal Activity’ Reboot Will Be Directed by ‘Underwater’ Filmmaker William Eubank

In an interview last year, Paranormal Activity reboot writer Christopher Landon said he was “super excited” about the yet-to-be-announced director who would be shepherding that vision to the big screen. “I can’t say who it is because they won’t let me. He’s a get. He’s awesome! I think people are going to be really surprised […]

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