Blumhouse’s 15 Best Horror Movies, Ranked
No production team has defined modern horror quite like Blumhouse.
The unit, led by producer Jason Blum, has been responsible for franchises like ‘Insidious’, ‘Sinister’ and ‘Paranormal Activity’, while resurrecting moribund series like ‘Halloween’ and ‘The Craft’ and cementing films found to be one of the most versatile and popular formats for contemporary horror films. (There was a Halloween Horror Nights house at Universal Studios just based on the company’s spooky logo for crying out loud.)
Blumhouse is also unique in that there is also no horror group that produces as many horror films as Blumhouse. Thanks to their output deal with various streamers and studios, it feels like there’s always a new Blumhouse horror movie opening. This is certainly the case this weekend, when “Fire starter” is making its way to theaters while also streaming on Peacock. A remake of the 1984 film (itself based on Stephen King’s novel by the same), the new film stars Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong, as a father and his daughter (who has pyrokinetic powers).
It made us think of Blumhouse’s Best Horror Movies, the one we’d reach for over and over again at the Video Store if video stores still existed and physical media were still such a big part of our lives. These are the blood spattered cream of the crop. And we love them very much.