Simply put, Blumhouse is a publishing company founded in 2000 by Jason Blum. It’s claim to fame exists in its niche: Low-budget horror film. These films

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over the years have garnished a range of success from box-office hits such as Paranormal Activity (which more then earned its funding back) to the Oscar-winning Get Out. These successes have been evident on the ego of the company, going as far as to throw the Production company name itself onto movie posters following  the success of Get Out specifically.

Not everything the production company is golden, contrary to what a few successes might have you believe. They have gained a notoriety recently for creating impressively mediocre horror films aimed at the teenage audience (with a PG-13) rating, some of which have been critical flops and are only held afloat by their ease of access by the under 17 crowd.

That, of course, begs the question: is it possible to make a decent PG-13 horror film, or has America’s fixation on the grimy and gory left directors unable to tap into what truly scares kids that isn’t a cheap noise and a quick jump-scare as so many of these films are reliant on?  But most importantly, is pumping out schlock good for the horror movie industry?