Apr/2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Blumhouse Productions has made good business in bringing the scary to film-goers and they’re keeping the tradition alive by re-creating the chemistry that is set to make ‘Sinister 2‘ a spectacular fall hit when it releases, teaming with director Ciaran Foy.The first ‘Sinister‘ had a budget of only $3,000,000 and recouped over $48,000,000, more than $18,000,000 of that in the opening weekend, alone.

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Blumhouse Productions have acquired, on spec, the latest project from Sean Finegan and Gregg Maxwell Parker. The same duo that scripted ‘Getaway‘, the 2013 thriller that starred Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez and Jon Voight and featured a Shelby Super Snake Mustang, driven by Hawke at breakneck speeds and wrecked so many cars that a junkyard was set up on scene just to repair vehicles. ‘Free Fall‘ won’t have the vehicular overhead ‘Getaway‘ required, the scares and thrills will be achieved by different means.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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Few things entertain me more than a good serial killer book/movie/TV show. I know, it’s a strange interest to have, but this is one of the milder interests of mine. We’ve heard about the Charles Manson slayings going into production for a series with Rob Zombie involved, this time it’s another killer that is getting the mini-series treatment.  David Berkowitz, Son of Sam, the .44 Caliber Killer – whatever you want to call him, he’s the next topic for a mini treatment.

 

 

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Blu-ray Announcement: ‘Get Out’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 4th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Official Release: A speculative thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Split, Insidious franchise, The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, the first African-American writer/director to cross $100 million at the box office with his debut film, GET OUT arrives on Digital HD on May 9, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on May 23, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  Known as the best reviewed movie of 2017 on Rotten Tomatoes to date, the dark and unsettling break-out hit is deeply relevant to modern day topics, captivating audiences with thrilling conflicts and danger at every turn. Own GET OUT on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD and be the first to see the chilling alternate ending that flips the script, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, plus much more! 

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Film Review: ‘Get Out’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 23rd, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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When you say the name Jordan Peele, you would most likely think of the brilliant comedic stylings of ‘Key and Peele‘ or Peele’s time on ‘MadTV‘. You might even crack a big smile, thinking of Peele’s recent film ‘Keanu’. But I’m willing to bet you wouldn’t think of the words “horror maestro” when you see Jordan Peele’s name come across the screen. And that’s exactly what Peele can add to his resume résumé with his new movie ‘Get Out‘, which he wrote and directed for the genre mogul Blumhouse.

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We’ve talked about a ‘Halloween‘ remake before here. Hell, Rob Zombie even made two remakes of ‘Halloween‘, which really didn’t live up to anything that resembled a horror film. But that was long ago and we like to forget such films ever took place. The original horror master and filmmaker John Carpenter, who made the original film is putting together a reincarnation of his own film and just announced that Danny McBride and David Gordon Green will be writing and directing the new film. As you probably already know, McBride and Green have a long lasting relationship, as they both worked on ‘Pineapple Express’, ‘Eastbound and Down’, and the recent ‘Vice Principals’.

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A New Film Festival Will Open at ‘The Shining’ Hotel!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 31st, 2016

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Good news, everyone. There is a new horror genre film festival looking to scare people next year, which will be called ‘The Overlook Film Festival‘ and will start on April 27th at Oregon’s Timberline Lodge, which was used (exterior shots) for Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’. Festival heads Michael Lerman and Landon Zakheim announced the event this Halloween and are planning on bringing classic films, new films, experimental events, and interactive fun to the Timberline Hotel. This first year will be a four day event and looks to be quite fun as it is being put on by a ton of people from the Alamo Drafthouse and ‘Fantastic Fest‘.

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Film Review: ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 19th, 2016

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It’s Halloween season and the big horror movie studio Blumhouse has released another film in their canon franchise with their famous business plan. That movie is ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil‘, which is a prequel to ‘Ouija‘ from 2014. I know. I get suspicious too when a studio wants to start telling prequel stories to the masses. Most of the time, they don’t work, but Blumhouse and filmmaker Mike Flanagan (Oculus) really raised the bar with this prequel that is terrifying, fun, and connects the original film nicely, despite some silly problems here and there.

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‘Benji’ Reboot Underway In New Orleans!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 18th, 2016

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If you’re a director in Hollywood and you’ve got a movie near and dear to your heart that you don’t want to see bastardized with a remake, how can you prevent that? Well, if you’re Joe Camp, you get your son to be the one responsible for the remake. If this one gets messed up Christmas is pretty awkward, right? OK, I don’t know if that’s the exact way the reboot came about, but the bottom line is we’re getting a reboot of ‘Benji‘!!!

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The Fantastic Film Market 2016!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 6th, 2016

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It’s not everyday you get to sit in a room with as much talent as I did today! While in attendance at this years Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX I discovered that they have a lesser known track aptly titled Fantastic Market. Fantastic Market host pitches from filmmaker literally around the world. On top of the pitches they have provided work-in-progress screenings, panels from industry greats such as Travis Stevens (Snowfort Pictures) and Ryan Turek (BLUMHOUSE) mixers and a ton of other events.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan has found his comfort spot in Blumhouse Productions and the pair have released the trailer for the latest Shyamalan flick, ‘Split‘ starring James McAvoy, Haley Lu Richardson and Brad William Henke.

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Can Halloween Still Scare You?

by Janet White on May 24th, 2016

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Here we go again…the slowest yet effective masked killer is back…that’s right, Jason Voorhees…NOT. Read the rest of this entry »

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Blumhouse is one of my favorite names when it comes to awesome scary movies and that name just popped up on the radar with another film sure to scare even the most stalwart film-goer. This company doesn’t just produce one-off horror flicks, they develop franchises and give us sequels that are every bit as awesome as the originals, some of these are ‘The Purge‘, ‘Ouija‘, ‘Paranormal Activity‘ and the ‘Insidious‘ powerhouse. The latter among these has got another installment headed our way with ‘Insidious: Chapter 4‘.

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When I think of Kevin Bacon, I think of ‘Tremors‘. When I hear Jason Blum, I think kick-ass horror/thriller flicks. Combine the two and what do you get? Kevin Bacon starring in a ‘Tremors‘ TV reboot from Jason Blum!!!!!

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More Blumhouse Productions news today, this time it’s coming in the form of a game show. GSN has given the go sign for a horror-themed game show called Hellevator and have ordered eight episodes. The show will be produced through a combined effort by Matador and Blumhouse Prods in association with Lionsgate TV. Executive producers are Jason Blum, Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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If you became a simpering, sissified, fraidy cat when you tried to watch the first two ‘Insidious‘ movies, I’d prepare for more of the same with the next installment. We’re bringing you the brand-spanking-new trailer for the epic horror franchise from Blumhouse Productions.

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Film Review: ‘The Lazarus Effect’

by Woozie on Feb 26th, 2015

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Perhaps it’s just me, but it doesn’t seem like directors often follow an acclaimed documentary with a horror film. David Gelb, the director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, did just that when taking on The Lazarus Effect, a movie by horror production company Blumhouse. With a talented cast and new take on the Frankenstein’s monster trope, Gelb creates a movie with genuine scares that missed an opportunity to delve into larger issues.

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And the 2014 Golden Globes Nominations Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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It is time for the 2014 Golden Globe nominations. The 72nd Golden Globes will be held on Sunday, Jan. 11 and broadcast live at 5 PM PST, 8 PM EST on NBC. It looks like there were quite a few films that were overlooked. What do you think?

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‘The Purge 3’ In Development Stage!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 6th, 2014

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Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes are beginning development on a third visit to a world where ‘The Purge‘ is a yearly event. If you’ve been in a cave the last few years, I’ll give you the high points. March 21 at 7pm until March 22 at 7am, is the annual purge. This is 12 hours where every crime imaginable is legal, police do not respond and emergency help of any kind is only what your neighbor is willing to do for you. Most families lock themselves away from the evil that lurks just outside the door. Yes, this is the movie franchise that began scaring communities when moronic teenagers began promoting the event for Louisville, KY in what turned out to be a hoax.

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2014 Emmy Award Winners!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 26th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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The 2014 Emmy Awards were last night and it seems like some of our favorite shows won. ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Fargo‘, ‘True Detective‘, ‘Veep‘, ‘Sherlock‘, and Sarah Silverman all received awards. Congratulations to all of the winners and for your enjoyment, the entire list of winners are below.

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