If one looks at the current horror release schedule, there's one name that keeps popping up: Blumhouse Productions. Blumhouse really is everywhere and has largely taken over the market for commercial studio horror films, but does it deserve to have done so? Actually, yes, it does.
Although the studio has released monstrosities like the Paranormal Activity franchise, Truth or Dare and, worst of all, Ouija, for the most part the studio's output has proven remarkably consistent and a large portion of their films have been rock-solid, entertaining and effective low-budget horror flicks that reflect the golden age of horror we're currently experiencing. Therefore, the studio has earned its startling rise to the top of the box office ladder.
With many new releases on the horizon, Blumhouse Productions certainly isn't slowing down and if anything, it seems the best might be yet to come. Therefore, it's a great time to look back through their catalog and see which films are their best releases so far...
15. Paranormal Activity 3
While Blumhouse has given us plenty of awesomeness, they are also unfortunately the ones who gave the world Paranormal Activity. Still, it's not entirely bad news, since there is one good movie in the franchise. Weirdly enough, it's the third one.
Full of effective jump scares and genuine tension, Paranormal Activity 3 is certainly a well-executed horror film, however thin the plot might be. It's particularly memorable for having one of the cameras panning back and forth on a rotating fan arm rather than simply being static as normal, which allows for some great shocks.
This is a horror sequel that not only didn't suck but also surpassed both its predecessors and it's also a found-footage horror film that was actually scary. Paranormal Activity 3 might not be a great film, but it certainly deserves recognition for that.
Film Studies graduate, aspiring screenwriter and all-around nerd who, despite being a pretentious cinephile who loves art-house movies, also loves modern blockbusters and would rather watch superhero movies than classic Hollywood films. Once met Tommy Wiseau.