Jason Blum: I Decided I Wanted to Be Involved In Art Everybody Could Understand

American film and television producer Jason Blum has remained one of the most controversial figures in the industry since founding Blumhouse Productions, which has produced some of the most popular horror franchises in the last decade including Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, and Happy Death Day.

The film producer certainly has a winning strategy for building out horror franchises given the box office reception of Blumhouse Productions’ output. Blum told the Los Angeles Times that “I found that a lot of people ridiculed contemporary art. I decided I wanted to be involved in art everybody could understand.”

What are your thoughts on Jason Blum’s impact on modern horror film? Leave your comments in the section below.

Barry Falls Jr
Barry was the managing editor of his university newspaper before contributing as a freelance content creator for Yahoo News and Esquire. He founded Horror Theory in 2014 to analyze horror films through a sociological lens.

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