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Amazon has just closed a deal with the frightmasters at Blumhouse to create eight films exclusively for Amazon Prime Video. Each of the entries will be from diverse filmmakers, and marks Amazon’s first foray into feature-length properties created strictly for their streaming service. Details are what the individual features will be are slim, but since Blumhouse is involved, you can bet jump-scares will feature in somewhere. More on the Amazon Blumhouse movies below.
This could be very cool, although I immediately have a bone to pick. The official press release for this news describes the eight feature-length productions as “elevated thriller[s]/darkly-themed”, which is just a fancy-pants way of saying horror. Just say horror! Horror isn’t a dirty word! Especially here in 2018, where horror movies (particularly ones from Blumhouse) continue to clean up at the box office.
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But I digress. Regarding the news, Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said:
“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.”
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Blumhouse big cheese Jason Blum added:
“We are delighted Amazon is entrusting Blumhouse...
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