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Jason Blum founded Blumhouse Productions (also known as BH Productions) in 2000. Blumhouse Productions is a film and television company that focuses primarily on Horror Films such as The Purge Series, The Invisible Man, Happy Death Day, Paranormal Activity, and Insidious, although they have produced drama films such as Whiplash.

Blumhouse has worked with many industry professionals over the years including directors like M. Night Shyamalan, Jordan Peele, and James DeMonaco, actors like James Macavoy, Michael Meyers, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Blumhouse Productions has also partnered with other companies like Amazon Prime, Hulu, Paramount Pictures, and HBO Max.

Blumhouse is known for its low-budget films that produce jump scares and nightmares for its audience. Some of the Blumhouse films are also known for their home movie feel that makes the nightmare seem even more real. Jason Blum has really lived up to his company goal of making nightmares come true.

Movies Known For

Dark Skies

UNSTOPPABLE is Kirk’s personal and inspiring visual journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raiser in faith: Why? Kirk goes back to the beginning—literally—as he investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. Reminding us that there is great hope, UNSTOPPABLE creatively tackles the age-old question: Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?

Dark Skies is a science fiction horror film that was released in 2013. Dark Skies was written and directed by Scott Stewart and starred Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, and J. K. Simmons. Dark Skies follows a happy suburban family who suddenly finds themselves in the crosshairs of something strange and terrifying, possibly alien. Daniel and Lacy are hell-bent on protecting their family against whatever demon is after them. Budget: $3.5M Domestic Box Office: $17,418,667 Worldwide Box Office: $27,704,111

Black Box

Black Box was directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. and written by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. and Stephen Herman. The film was released in 2020 and stars Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad, Amanda Christine, and others. Black Box was released by Amazon Studios on its streaming platform Amazon Prime Video. Black Box is the second in the film series Welcome to the Blumhouse. The film Black Box follows a man who undergoes a torturous experimental treatment that causes him to question who he really is after he loses his wife and memory in a car accident. Budget: $10M Domestic Box Office: N/A Worldwide Box Office: N/A

The Purge Series

The Purge is a series of dystopian action horror films produced by Blumhouse Productions in conjunction with Platinum Dunes and distributed by Universal Pictures. The Purge films are written by James DeMonaco and are sometimes even directed by him. The Purge films feature a beautifully normal and dystopia-like world in which one day a year, all crime is legal. This holiday is called The Purge and every crime, including murder, becomes legal for a 12-hour period.

The Purge (2013)

The first installment of The Purge series depicts a family who gained their wealth by selling security systems to use during the annual Purge holiday. This film stars Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, Tony Oller, Ethan Hawke, and others. Budget: $3M Domestic Box Office: $64,473,115 Worldwide Box Office: $91,266,581

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

The second installment of The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy follows a waitress and her daughter who travel into Los Angeles amid the annual purge celebration and eventually run into an “anti-purge” group who helps protect them during the crime spree. The Purge: Anarchy stars Frank Grillo, Edwin Hodge, Carmen Ejogo, Kiele Sanchez, and others. Budget: $9M Domestic Box Office: $71,562,550 Worldwide Box Office: $111,534,881

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

The third installment of The Purge series, The Purge: Election Year takes place during a presidential election year in the United States in which one of the candidates wants to end the annual purge after losing a family member. James DeMonace wrote and directed this film and Frank Grillo, Edwin Hodge, and Elizabeth Mitchell starred in it. Budget: $10M Domestic Box Office: $79,042,440 Worldwide Box Office: $118,514,727

The First Purge (2018)

The fourth installment in The Purge series is a prequel to the first three films. The First Purge is set in New York City and depicts the first year the purge was implemented. Those who wished to participate in the celebration would be locked down on Staten Island and fitted with a contact lens that would ensure they stayed put while pursuing their crimes. Budget: $13M Domestic Box Office: $69,488,745 Worldwide Box Office: $137,054,597

The Forever Purge (2021)

The fifth film in the installment, The Forever Purge takes place 8 years after the “Election Year” in which the New Founding Fathers of America candidate was re-elected. After 8 years without a purge, a group called “The Forever Purge” does not cease their criminal activities after the 12- hour period is over, but instead continues on, taking over major cities.

Unfriended Dark Web

Unfriended: Dark Web is a horror film that was written and directed by Stephen Susco and stars Colin Woodell, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Betty Gabriel, and more. Unfriended Dark Web follows a group of friends who find a laptop that was originally owned by cybercriminal hackers and still has access to the dark web, once they come to realize they are being watched by the criminals, it may be too late. Unfriended: Dark Web is the sequel to the film “Unfriended”. Budget: $1M Domestic Box Office: $8,866,745 Worldwide Box Office: $16,434,588

The Green Inferno

The Green Inferno is a cannibal horror film. Eli Roth’s film follows a group of activists who are forced to fight for survival when they are captured by a cannibalistic tribe. Budget: $5M Domestic Box Office: $7,192,291 Worldwide Box Office: $12,931,420

Welcome to the Blumhouse

Welcome to the Blumhouse will, in all, be an eight-film series of the thriller-horror genre. Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television has partnered with Amazon Studios and will launch the films on Amazon Prime, the first-ever program of Amazon Original movies on Prime Video that are thematically connected. The first four films were released in October 2020, the next four are scheduled to be released in 2021. The first four films center around the ideas of family and love- be it redemptive or destructive, and the next four are centered around “institutional horrors and personal phobias”. The films have cast Joey King, Phylicia Rashad, Sydney Sweeney, and others.

The Belko Experiment

The Belko Experiment is a horror-thriller movie. Greg McLean directed the film and James Gunn wrote and produced it alongside Peter Safran. The Belko Experiment follows eighty Americans working for a company named Belko Industries in Bogotá, Colombia. One day they end up locked in the building and are told to start killing each other by a mysterious voice. The horror film stars John Gallagher Jr., Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, and others. Budget: $5M Domestic Box Office: $10,166,820 Worldwide Box Office: $11,792,942

Happy Death Day Series

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day is a black comedy slasher film that stars Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard. Happy Death Day was directed by Christopher Landon and written by Scott Lobdell. Happy Death Day is about a college student who is murdered on the night of her birthday the relives the day over and over again. Eventually, she set out to find her killer and prevent her death. Budget: $4.8M Domestic Box Office: $55,683,845 Worldwide Box Office: $125,010,260

Happy Death Day 2U

Happy Death Day 2U is the second in the Happy Death Day horror movie series. Happy Death Day 2U is also a black comedy slasher film that was directed by Christopher Landon. This film stars Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Suraj Sharma, and Steve Zissis. Similar to the first film in the series, the main character must re-live a tragic event over and over until it is resolved, only this time, she is accidentally transported into another dimension. A third Happy Death Day (to Us) is reported to be in development. Budget: $9M Domestic Box Office: $28,148,130 Worldwide Box Office: $64,686,515

Insidious Film Series


Insidious follows a couple whose son enters a comatose state, inexplicably, and then becomes a vessel for ghosts in an astral dimension. Insidious was directed by Wan, written by Whannell, and stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Barbara Hershey. Budget: $1.5M Domestic Box Office: $54,009,150 Worldwide Box Office: $99,870,886

Insidious: Chapter 2

Insidious: Chapter 2 follows a couple who seek to discover the reason why they have become so dangerously connected to the spirit world. Like Insidious, Insidious: Chapter 2 was directed by Wan and written by Whannell. Patric Wilson and Rose Byrne reprise their roles. Budget:$5M Domestic Box Office: $83,586,447 Worldwide Box Office: $161,921,515

Insidious: Chapter 3

Insidious: Chapter 3 is about a girl who is haunted by a demon after trying to connect with her deceased mother. Insidious: Chapter 3 is a prequel to the haunting of the family in the first two films. This installation of the Insidious films is written and directed by Whannell. Stefanie Scott, Dermot Mulroney, Lin Shaye abd Whannell star in the film. Budget: $11M Domestic Box Office: $52,218,558 Worldwide Box Office: $120,453,155

Insidious: The Last Key

Insidious: The Last Key is about a woman, Elise Rainier, a parapsychologist who receives a phone call from a man claiming his house is haunted. Interestingly, his home is the same as the one she grew up in, the one where she accidentally set the demon free. This fourth chapter in the Insidious series was written by Whannell, produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli, and Wan, and directed by Adam Robitel. Keep your eyes peeled for next in the series as another film was announced in October 2020.

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Ouija: Origin of Evil is a supernatural horror movie written by Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard, directed and edited by Mike Flanagan. Ouija: Origin of Evil is a prequel to the film Ouija that came out in 2014. This prequel follows a widow and her family who introduce an Ouija board into their fake seance business, inviting a spirit that possesses the youngest daughter. The film stars Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, and Henry Thomas. Budget: $12M Domestic Box Office: $35,144,505 Worldwide Box Office: $81,831,866

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity is a horror franchise with 6 films and additional media. Oren Peli created the original Paranormal Activity film that premiered in 2007 and was widely released in 2009. Paramount Pictures recently announced that a seventh film is going to be added to the franchise and is scheduled to release on March 4, 2022.

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity follows a young couple who moved into a new house in San Diego, CA and end up being terrorized by the same demon that has haunted the young woman since childhood. Paranormal Activity was shot to appear as a home movie. Budget: $15,000 Domestic Box Office: $107,918,810 Worldwide Box Office: $194,183,034

Paranormal Activity 2

Paranormal Activity 2 is set to occur one month before the events of the first film. After her baby, Hunter is born, Kristi and her family notice strange activity. This film also utilizes the home movie feel in several of the scenes. Budget: $3M Domestic Box Office: $84,752,907 Worldwide Box Office: $177,512,032

Paranormal Activity 3

Paranormal Activity 3 occurs before the first 2 films in the franchise, reaching back to when Katie and Kristi live with their mother and her boyfriend. This is where they meet the demon “Toby” for the first time. Mom’s boyfriend is concerned about the events taking place and sets up cameras all over the house, once again giving the trademark home movie feel. Budget: $5M Domestic Box Office: $104,028,807 Worldwide Box Office: $207,039,844

Paranormal Activity 4

Paranormal Activity 4 follows the Nelson family who lives in Henderson, Nevada, and begin to experience hauntings concerning the adopted, Wyatt, after Katie and son Robbie move in across the street. Once again, the activity is filmed via MacBook webcams, a video camera, an iPhone camera, and Kinect technology for the home movie feel. Budget: $5M Domestic Box Office: $53,900,335 Worldwide Box Office: $142,817,992

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones follows a group of high school graduates in a Latino community in Oxford, CA who are forced to deal with a demon of a mysterious cult who has marked one of them. In true Paranormal Activity trademark fashion, this is largely filmed with a home movie feel. Budget: $10M Domestic Box Office: $32,462,372 Worldwide Box Office: $90,894,962

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is about a family of three, the Fleeges, who discover several tapes of Katie and Kristi and their initiation ritual to enter a demonic coven after they move into their new home in Santa Rosa, CA. The family becomes haunted by the demon when their daughter Leila is born on the same date as the baby, Hunter, from Paranormal Activity 2. Budget: $10M Domestic Box Office: $18,300,124 Worldwide Box Office: $78,903,124

Paranormal Activity 7

Not yet released, Paranormal Activity 7 was slated for release in March 2021, but with the ongoing difficulties faced by Covid- 19, the film’s release has been rescheduled to March 4, 2022.

Blumhouse Truth or Dare

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare also known simply as Truth or Dare, is a horror film that was released in 2018. The film was directed by Jeff Wadlow and was written by Michael Reisz, Jillian Jacobs, Chris Roach, and Jeff Wadlow. Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare follows a group of college students who, while on a vacation in Mexico, play a game of truth or dare that has deadly consequences if they don’t follow through on their tasks. Budget: $3.5M Domestic Box Office: $41,411,015 Worldwide Box Office: $95,292,744

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Blumhouse Production Address: 2401 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

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