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Ariana DeBose to Star in Thriller ‘House of Spoils’ for Prime Video, Blumhouse

Oscar winner Ariana DeBose is to star in the psychological thriller House of Spoils for Prime Video and Blumhouse. Directors Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy cast the West Side Story star to play an ambitious chef who opens her first restaurant, a farm-to-table affair on a remote estate. She soon battles kitchen chaos, a […]

Universal Studios Introduces Blumhouse Maze Featuring ‘The Black Phone’ for 2022 Halloween Horror Nights

A maze based on two Blumhouse films will be a new addition to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios this fall. The theme park on Thursday unveiled The Horrors of Blumhouse haunted house, which will be based on the upcoming supernatural thriller Black Phone and horror-comedy Freaky (2020). The Scott Derrickson-directed Black Phone, starring Ethan […]

Outfest Sets Screenings of Billy Porter’s Directorial Debut ‘Anything’s Possible’ and Horror Pic ‘They/Them’

Outfest is prepping to roll out the red carpet for a milestone 40th annual event next month, setting Billy Porter’s directorial debut Anything’s Possible to open, horror film They/Them to close, and appearances by Kevin Bacon, Theo Germaine, Julianne Moore, Todd Haynes, Clive Barker, Big Freedia and Christine Vachon, among others. Presented by Warner Bros. […]

Jason Blum, Blumhouse to Be Honored With American Cinematheque’s Power of Cinema Award

The American Cinematheque will honor Blumhouse and its founder and CEO Jason Blum with the 2022 Power of Cinema Award. The award will be presented at American Cinematheque’s annual benefit on Nov. 17, where Ryan Reynolds will be recognized with the 36th annual American Cinematheque Award. “Jason Blum and Blumhouse are ideal recipients of the […]

Blumhouse Names Universal Exec Abhijay Prakash as President

Jason Blum’s Blumhouse banner has a successor to Charles Layton as president. Abhijay Prakash will follow Layton, an 8-year Blumhouse veteran, in overseeing the running of the production outfit. Prakash served as president of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and before that was separately COO of DreamWorks Animation and Focus Features. Layton will become vice-chairman and […]

Karyn Kusama’s ‘Dracula’ Movie Killed Weeks Before Production

Filmmaker Karyn Kusama is no longer going to sink her teeth into Dracula. Kusama planned to go into production next month on a Dracula film for Blumhouse and Miramax Films, but the project is now dead, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter. Miramax is said to have exited, torpedoing what would have been a modern […]

Rob Savage’s ‘Dashcam’ Acquired by Momentum Pictures

Momentum Pictures has acquired the U.S., Canada and U.K. rights to Rob Savage’s Dashcam, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. The Blumhouse-produced thriller follows a musician on her livestream as her night takes a dangerous turn when she agrees to help a frail elderly woman out of town. It stars Annie […]

‘One Day at a Time’ Star, EP Reunite for Amazon’s ‘Horror of Dolores Roach’

One Day at a Time star Justina Machado and showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett are reteaming — albeit for a very different sort of project. Amazon Studios has greenlit a series based on the Gimlet podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach. Blumhouse Television, Spotify-owned Gimlet and GloNation Studios are also producing; the half-hour series will stream […]

Sam Gibney Promoted to President of Home Brew

Digital marketing and production company Home Brew has promoted Sam Gibney to president. Gibney, now in his ninth year with the company, previously served as head of motion and executive creative director, roles that saw him developing and producing numerous digital, social and tech strategies for the company’s set of entertainment clients across TV, film […]

Tyler Perry, Jason Blum Team for Thriller ‘Help’

Tyler Perry and Jason Blum are teaming up for the first time. The prolific producers are launching the new feature thriller Help, the first major production between Tyler Perry Studios and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions. Alan McElroy, known as a writer and producer on Star Trek: Discovery and for penning the Wrong Turn horror films, will […]

Blumhouse TV, ITV America Set Unscripted Pact

Blumhouse TV and ITV America are teaming for unscripted programming. Blumhouse, under new TV president Chris McCumber, has inked a multiple-year overall deal with Queer Eye and love Island producers ITV America. The pact will see Blumhouse TV double its unscripted offerings, starting with the first series under the agreement: competition format Escape the Maze. […]

‘We Started Marching With This Story and Doors Opened’: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Ethan Hawke on Adapting ‘The Good Lord Bird’

When Ethan Hawke first read James McBride’s bestselling book The Good Lord Bird about the radical abolitionist John Brown, he was so taken with it that he wanted to give everyone he knew a copy for Christmas. But then his real-life partner and producer Ryan Hawke had a better idea: Why not adapt it? “My […]