Yesterday we gave you the announcement that Jason Blum and Blumhouse were opening a haunted house, and now there’s a teaser that sets the tone for the experience.
Blumhouse’s Los Angeles-based movie production team is using its expertise in horror film production, storytelling, and movie set design to transform the Variety Arts Theater into a fully-immersive and chillingly intense Halloween attraction. The Blumhouse of Horrors will be open to the public Thursday through Saturday throughout October, and the entire week of Halloween.
The Blumhouse of Horrors is taking over the 88-year-old Variety Arts Theater building, located at 940 South Figueroa Street, between 9th and 10th Streets. Once known as “The Playhouse,” the building hosted performances by industry greats like Laurel & Hardy and Clark Gable and featured speeches by historical figures like Eleanor Roosevelt and Dorothy Parker. The event provides rare access for visitors to explore one of Los Angeles’ most historic and well-preserved cultural sites.
• The Blumhouse of Horrors will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from October 4th through October 28th; and then Monday, October 29th, through Saturday, November 3rd.
• Ticket options start at $29 and can be purchased at www.BlumhouseOfHorrors.com.
• The experience is appropriate for children ages 12 and up and there will be select weekend daytime “lights on” experiences for younger children.
ABOUT BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS
Blumhouse Productions (@blumhouse and facebook.com/blumhouse), founded by Jason Blum, is a multi-media production company that pioneered a new model of studio filmmaking – producing high-quality, micro-budget films for wide release. Since its launch in 2000, Blumhouse has produced more than 30 feature films including some of the most profitable movies of all time. Blumhouse is a director driven company that helps filmmakers like Scott Derrickson and James Wan tell genre stories that they are passionate about.
Blumhouse’s first production following the high-quality micro-budget model was the original Paranormal Activity, which was made for $15,000, released by Paramount Pictures, and grossed close to $200 million worldwide, making it the most profitable film in the history of Hollywood. The sequel Paranormal Activity 2, grossed close to $170 million worldwide, setting additional box-office records.
Last year, Blumhouse produced highly-profitable movies like James Wan’s Insidious which had a budget of $1.5 million and grossed close to $100 million worldwide and Paranormal Activity 3, which had a budget of $5 million and grossed over $200 million worldwide. Premiering later this year is Sinister, directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson and starring Ethan Hawke for Lionsgate/Summit, and Paranormal Activity 4 for Paramount Pictures.
Since announcing a first-look deal with Universal Pictures, Blumhouse has wrapped production on The Purge with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes; Not Safe For Work, directed by Joe Johnston; and Mockingbird, directed by Bryan Bertino. Blumhouse has also wrapped on the Scott Stewart directed Dark Skies for Alliance/Dimension and Jessabelle for Lionsgate.