The Black Phone Dials Up a Dark Coming-of-Age Story

The Black Phone has taken a bit of a winding road to get to theaters. Filmed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blumhouse production was twice delayed before getting its release today. It’s also worth noting that director Scott Derrickson jumped on this project after leaving the Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness production. Based […]

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Unhuman Tries to Put a Zombie Twist on The Breakfast Club

Over the last several months, A24 has released several high profile, critically-acclaimed horror movies. Ti West’s X, Lamb, Everything Everywhere All At Once, and most recently Men have all enjoyed various levels of success. But Blumhouse Productions continues to crank out more mainstream horror offerings. While we wait for Halloween Ends, Blumhouse has offered horror […]

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The Manor Invites Horror Fans to its Creepy Gothic Visiting Hours

Since Paranormal Activity made its way into movie theaters in the late 2000s, Blumhouse Productions has dominated the horror genre. Amongst the studio’s lengthy list of original movies, Blumhouse has produced the Insidious franchise, Unfriended, Get Out, Happy Death Day, Freaky, and the Halloween update. If saturating the cineplexes wasn’t enough, Blumhouse kicked off a […]

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On The First Day of Christmas: Day 1, Hark the 2019 Black Christmas Remake

Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions sparked initial excitement when they announced a Black Christmas remake for 2019. Unfortunately, Black Christmas 2019’s early goodwill quickly gave way to criticism and divisive reactions. An early trailer seemed to give away a major twist – and departure from the original. Next, the MPAA assigned the remake a […]

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The Purge Franchise: All crime, Including Murder, is Legal for 12 Hours

Who would have thought that a modestly budgeted home invasion thriller would spawn such a successful franchises? In retrospect, The Purge, which hit theaters in 2013, was exactly the kind of movie upon which Blumhouse Productions has built their success – big concept, small budget. Even if The Purge wasn’t a great movie per se, […]

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The Forever Purge “Breaks the Rules” While Delivering More of the Same

Movie theaters are back. Mostly. Depending on where you live, theaters have begun opening doors. Over the last couple of months, several long-awaited horror movies have finally released including Spiral From The Book of Saw and A Quiet Place Part Two. Now the latest entry in the seemingly never-ending Purge franchise is here. This time […]

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The Vigil: Stay Up With This Jewish Supernatural Thriller

Plenty of horror movies draw on religious imagery in straightforward tales of good versus evening. As a subgenre, however, religious horror centers its conflict on either questions of faith or the dangers of dogmatic faith. There’s no shortage of horror movies seeped in Christian faith and imagery. But traditional Jewish horror movies are in short […]

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Birthday Slash: Six Birthday-Themed Horror Movies For Your Goodie Bag

Horror loves events. Not just holiday-themed movies, either. After Halloween defied box office expectations in 1978, the horror genre was looking to adapt just about any holiday or calendar event. Hence, we have Christmas and Valentine’s Day-themed movies alongside April Fool’s Day and Friday the 13th. We’ve got Prom Night and Graduation Day and even […]

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