Insidious The Last Key: Haunted By Franchise Strain

Reviews for the latest Insidious installment have been less than kind. At the time of writing this review, the Tomatometer for Insidious: The Last Key was sitting at a ‘rotten’ 31%. Perhaps better than its 31% rating suggests, The Last Key is certainly ‘Exhibit A’ of the law of diminishing returns. Given that it’s now […]

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Halloween 2018 Is The Sequel Carpenter’s Original Masterpiece Deserves

The wait is finally over. Nearly 40 years after John Carpenter’s original Halloween terrified audiences, Blumhouse Productions has released their long-awaited sequel. Based on a screenplay by Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley, and David Gordon Green, Halloween 2018 has posed itself as a direct sequel to Carpenter’s film. Every other sequel in the series is being ignored. […]

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Seven in Heaven: Worse Than a Game of ‘Spin the Bottle’

Blumhouse Productions must have its own version of ‘Santa’s Workshop’ hidden away somewhere. I can almost see a secret army of filmmakers and writers toiling around the clock to produce an endless stream of cheap horror films. Case in point – new teen horror film, Seven in Heaven. Blumhouse unceremoniously dumped Seven in Heaven today […]

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Halloween (2018): Breaking Down the Second Trailer

Forget the calendar, it’s September and for horror fans that makes it unofficially fall. With just over a month before the new Halloween is set to hit theatres, Universal Studios and Blumhouse Productions have seriously ramped up the marketing efforts. Earlier this week, a new poster with the tag ‘Face Your Fate’ was released. Yesterday […]

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Upgrade: The Revenge Thriller Gets a Gets a Software Update

Jason Blum continues to tighten his grasp over the horror corner of the box office in 2018. While Truth or Dare received tepid reviews, it still grossed just north of $40 million on a tiny $3.5 million production budget earlier in April (Box Office Mojo, nd). Later this year Blumhouse still has the latest Halloween sequel […]

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The First Purge: A Franchise Reborn With Its Best Entry Yet

The ‘Year of Blumhouse Productions’ marches on in 2018. While Insidious: The Last Key and Truth or Dare were critical duds, both films were box office successes. With the new Halloween still a few months in the distance, Jason Blum is tiding us over with The First Purge. Despite being the fourth film in the […]

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Blessed Be the New Founding Fathers: Best Villains in The Purge Franchise

Happy Fourth of July to our American neighbours! To celebrate the American holiday Blumhouse Productions is releasing the fourth film in its Purge franchise, The First Purge. The timing of the release may cut a little too close to home for some viewers. But The Purge films has never been one to shy away from a […]

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The First Purge Hits Theaters Tomorrow

If you were worried that The Purge franchise seemed to have reached a natural conclusion with Election Year, fear not. Prequels exist for just this scenario. And that is the direction the next installment in The Purge franchise will take with The First Purge. As its title implies, the fourth film will take audiences back […]

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Halloween (2018): The Night He Came Home … Again

If there’s a film at the top of most horror fans’ ‘must see’ list it’s arguably the upcoming Halloween sequel. It’s hard to believe that almost a decade has past since ‘The Shape’ haunted our screens. Now, after anxiously awaiting any morsel of information, the official trailer has been released.   What Is It About […]

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Delirium (2018) Disappoints More Often Than it Haunts

Another week brings us another release from Blumhouse Productions or, more specifically, their micro-distribution brand, Blumhouse Tilt. This latest direct-to-streaming platforms release, Delirium, has some recognizable names attached to it. That 70’s Show alum Topher Grace stars and Dennis Iliadis, who helmed The Last House on the Left remake, directs. One of the film’s producers […]

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