Hi, Jana here,
Horror movies are like ants at a picnic, there will always be a few teenagers in the mix. New Line has acquired worldwide rights to the Blumhouse Prods. film ‘Superstition‘. The film is financed by Film 360 the production arm of Management 360. The film is high school-set and is similar to the ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer‘ formula with a found-footage component.
First-time directors Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff posted rough footage from ‘Superstition‘ on YouTube, where manager Dean Schnider stumbled upon it. The story and execution were so impressive Film 360 took the project to scare-master Jason Blum hoping to co-finance. In a ‘Blair Witch Project‘ precedented way, the film was put on a shoestring budget and produced with an unknown cast.
“It’s a genre we have a great affinity for, and our team is particularly skilled at sizing up what will work with a youth-oriented audience,” Carolyn Blackwood from New Line says. “Superstition was special because it gives us the opportunity to work these young filmmakers who could be the next James Wan and to be in business with Jason.”
“We always hoped that our work would be seen by others, but this is beyond our wildest dreams,” Lofing said. ‘Superstition‘ joins Blumhouse’s release stable that includes ‘The Purge: Anarchy‘ and ‘Ouija‘. Blumhouse’s ‘Insidious 3‘ and ‘Sinister 2‘ are about to go into production.
I happen to really enjoy watching stupid people get slaughtered, so this is going into my list of “Must-See” flicks.