Over the years, Blumhouse has become a staple in the horror genre. With franchises such as Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Sinister, Insidious and more under their belt, they've become a powerhouse production company.
Then there's also films like Get Out, The Invisible Man and even non-horror films like Whiplash and BlacKkKlansman which have received accolades galore from critics. From blockbusters to indies, they've had their hand in every cookie jar that horror has to offer.
Of course, not everything that Blumhouse has put out has been perfect. With the successes comes a fair share of stinkers that clog and weigh their library down.
However, hidden among those duds and commercial successes are fantastic films that have fallen through the cracks for most audiences. These are the movies that usually don't get traditional theatrical releases and instead move straight to video-on-demand or streaming platforms like Netflix or Hulu.
While bolstering such a large library of horror movies, it's no surprise that some good films have been forgotten or fallen to the wayside.
10. The Body
For those who are unaware, Blumhouse has been pumping out movies on Hulu month after month since 2018 under the Into The Dark brand. It's labeled as a 'horror anthology streaming television series" which is more than a mouthful and somewhat untrue.
They can call it a television series all they want but these are movies being released under the guise of a television anthology. Every month there's a new movie that centers around that month's biggest holiday. December movies usually revolve around Christmas, October around Halloween and so on.
The first entry in Hulu's Into The Dark series, The Body follows a professional hitman (Tom Bateman) as he transports a dead body across the city in plain view on Halloween. He ends up with a couple admirers who love his "costume" and convince him to come to a party with them, body in tow. It's a horror trope that gets stretched the length of the movie, but it never gets stale and it never runs its course. It just works perfectly.
While The Body may not be a scary movie, it has laughs and never takes itself too seriously. It has charm, and the atmosphere of Halloween in the city is something that cannot be mistaken. Tom Bateman does an underrated job portraying the arrogant and cocky hitman, making you both uncomfortable as you laugh at the same time.
It's not a horror masterpiece, but it is a fun and enjoyable modern day slasher. The acting is strong and the story never gets boring. It's the perfect movie for when you need a laid back horror.