Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television has cut a deal with Amazon Studios to produce eight feature-length thrillers to run worldwide on the streaming service.Amazon has declared the films will come from a wide range of diverse directors. The Amazon projects are envisioned as “elevated” thrillers or stories with dark themes. Amazon emphasized that the Blumhouse deal marks its first broad pact for feature-length productions that will be exclusive to the Amazon streaming platform worldwide. Blumhouse is just coming off another horror success story at the box office with its reboot of the “Halloween” franchise.
“We are delighted Amazon is entrusting Blumhouse to deliver its signature thrills and chills to its global audience through this deal,” said 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.”
Jason Blum has built an empire off of found footage and low budget horror films that somehow made twice their budget at the box office. Are you excited for the Blumhouse/Amazon deal? Let us know in the comments.