Episode 156: Blumhouse Matters…But Why Tho?

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We’re continuing spooky month by focussing on one of the leading production companies in horror today: Blumhouse Productions – and their other studios. We cover how the Blumhouse model of filmmaking has helped get films that are deemed “high risk” made and how its direct to streaming path has helped them survive COVID-19 closures that has hurt many other production companies. Now, with “Welcome to the Blumhouse” having aired four diverse horror films in an anthology format, it’s important to call out how the production company’s impact has affected the faces of horror both in front of and behind the camera.

If you’re unfamiliar, Blumhouse Productions is an American film and television production company, founded by Jason Blum. Blumhouse is known mainly for producing horror films, such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister, The Purge, Oculus, The Gift, Split, Get Out, Happy Death Day, Upgrade, Halloween, and The Invisible Man.  Blumhouse has also produced drama films, such as Whiplash, and BlacKkKlansman, which have earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture; Get Out and BlacKkKlansman won Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay, respectively.

But Why Tho? A Geek Community was founded because we believe that pop culture matters. It’s because of this that we believe pop culture fans should use their fandom to do good. This October, we’re beginning a month-long campaign to raise money for the lifesaving mission of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Our fundraising goal is $5,000 and as we hit milestones along the way, our community will unlock a variety of rewards. Additionally, our hosts will be doing small challenges throughout the month for every donation made at different tiers. With your donation, you can vote for movies to watch during community movie nights, have hosts sing wherever they are, and more! All of which will be shared directly with you through our Twitter account. For a full list of details, head on over to our Tiltify donation page.