Blumhouse has emerged this decade as a leading force in the horror genre, being responsible for many of the biggest hits in the field over the past few years – Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge…the list goes on. The production company’s built up an impressive back catalog of franchises by now that rivals Marvel’s in number but the only difference is, that they don’t interconnect. At least, not at the moment they don’t.
The studio might be taking a leaf out of Marvel’s playbook soon though as founder Jason Blum has revealed that he’s actively considering linking some of his movies together, thereby creating a Blumhouse shared cinematic universe. While promoting Happy Death Day 2U, the producer was asked if he was interested in interconnecting his films and he surprisingly admitted that it’s definitely something he’d like to do.
“We would like to do that. We’re thinking about it. I probably should have- It would have been easier had I thought of it earlier, but we’re thinking of doing it – with some of them, anyway. And it’s something that I’d really like to do.”
As logistically difficult as it might be, this is an exciting prospect, as horror fans do tend to love crossovers. It’s especially thrilling given that later in the same interview with CinePOP, Blum revealed that the studio’s contemplating following their recent Halloween sequel with reboots of such popular established franchises as Scream, Friday the 13th, I Know What You Did Last Summer and A Nightmare on Elm Street. So, in a few years we might have a battle between Michael Myers, Freddy, Jason and Ghostface.
Then again, past horror crossover movies haven’t always been the best in terms of quality, so maybe we shouldn’t get too excited just yet. Given Blum’s superb track record though, especially recently, we’re willing to give him the benefit of the doubt here.
What do you think, though? Would you like to see a shared cinematic universe involving some of Blumhouse‘s films? Let us know by dropping a comment below.