If Blumhouse Television doesn’t sound familiar, then perhaps you’ve head of Jason Blum, he’s the man behind such horror films as Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and Happy Death Day. Notably, he’s behind the highly successful Halloween sequel that premiered this past October.
Jason Blum’s acclaimed production company is preparing to produce eight feature-length thrillers for Amazon’s streaming service, Amazon Prime. Variety reports that the projects will all be “‘elevated’ thrillers or stories with dark themes,” and they’ll be directed by filmmakers with “diverse backgrounds.”
Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement: “Jason Blum has built an empire based on fear, shock and all things spinetingling. He has redefined the horror genre for fans who are hungry for high concept scares. Whether it’s found footage, a socially conscious terror comedy or a pure sinister adrenaline ride, he reinvented and infused the genre with cultural relevancy. We can’t wait to see the nightmares he brings direct to service for our Prime Video global audience.”
“We are delighted Amazon is entrusting Blumhouse to deliver its signature thrills and chills to its global audience through this deal,” said Jason Blum. “This is a great opportunity for Blumhouse Television to empower underrepresented filmmakers offering a fresh take on the dark genres loved by fans the world over,” said Blum, founder of the indie television studio.