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Blumhouse Productions is a production company founded by the titular Jason Blum in 2000, but really became a powerhouse in The New '10s as it released low-to-No Budget horror films such as Paranormal Activity and Insidious that always make a profit due to budgets usually peaking at $5 million.

Blumhouse mainly produces horror films, dramas (Whiplash, The Normal Heart) and thrillers (The Gift) though they occasionally produce films in other genres. (The Tooth Fairy. Seriously.) They're also notable for defying Executive Meddling, as not only do they take an auteurist stance regarding what their filmmakers are allowed to do (in no small part due to Jason Blum's experience working for the Weinsteins), but the films are so low-budget that any meddling would be considered meaningless. Understandably, a number of filmmakers, from upstart indie directors to those looking to have more control of their projects, have flocked to Blumhouse. Speaking of budgets, Blumhouse's policy is to keep their budgets under $5 million except for a small handful of films (usually sequels) that they know will be hits, as that is about how much money they can normally expect to make from home video and streaming if the film doesn't get a wide release.

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For all its success, the studio is very polarizing among horror fans. Their detractors cite their worst films as cliché storms with unlikeable characters, no atmosphere, and an over-reliance on jump scares that teenagers eat up. Their defenders, meanwhile, feel that they allow for more freedom in the Hollywood system, citing their best films as ones where filmmakers were free to take risks within the boundaries of the budget without having to worry about interference from producers. Blumhouse's filmography ranges from universally-acclaimed gems (e.g. Get Out, widely considered to be one of the best horror films of The New '10s, won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay) to some of the worst B-Movie schlock one can imagine to everything in between, and of course, their box office success is undeniable.

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Since The New '10s, Blumhouse has also branched off to producing series for the small screen, including those aired on HBO, as well as several anthology series for television movies, such as Hulu's Into the Dark and Prime Video's Welcome to the Blumhouse.

    open/close all folders 
    Horror/Thriller Films 

    Drama/Documentary Films 

  • Adopt a Highway (2019)
  • Alive and Kicking (2016)
  • Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018)
  • BlacKkKlansman (2018)note 
  • The Darwin Awards (2006)
  • The Fever (2004)
  • Graduation (2007)
  • Griffin & Phoenix (2006)
  • How to Dance in Ohio (2015)
  • Lowriders (2016)
  • The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017)
  • Sleight (2016)
  • Stagedoor (2006)
  • Stockholm (2018)
  • This Is the Night (TBA)
  • Whiplash (2014)note 

    Action Films 

    Family/Musical/Comedy Films 

Family Films:

Musical Films:

  • Jem And The Holograms (2015)
  • Merrily We Roll Along (TBA)note 

Comedy Films:

  • The Accidental Husband (2008)
  • The Babymakers (2012)
  • Best Night Ever (2013)
  • Stretch (2014)

    Television 
  • #15SecondScare (2015)
  • 12 Deadly Days (2016)
  • Ascension (2014)
  • Betaal (2020)
  • Cold Case Files (2017)
  • Election Day: Lens Across America (2017)
  • Eye Candy (2015)
  • Florida Man Murders (2021)
  • Ghoul (2018)
  • The Good Lord Bird (2020)
  • Hellevator (2015-16)
  • History's Greatest Mysteries - Roswell: The First Witness (2020)
  • Into the Dark (2018-present)
  • The Jinx (2015)
  • Judgment Day: Prison or Parole? (2016)
  • The Loudest Voice (2019)
  • No One Saw a Thing (2019)
  • Real Scares (2015)
  • The Purge (2018-19)note 
  • The River (2012)
  • Run For Your Life (TBA)
  • Sacred Lies (2018-present)
  • Scare Tactics (TBA)
  • Sharp Objects (2018)
  • Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice (2019)
  • South Of Hell (2015)
  • Stranded (2013)
  • Upgrade (TBA)note 
  • A Wilderness of Error (2020)
  • Welcome to the Blumhouse (2020)

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  • Jump Scare: Their movies are well known for their liberal use of jump scares, sometimes to the point of excess.
  • No Budget: The films made by Blumhouse usually cap off at $5 million. note 
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