Just this morning, super producer Jason Blum chatted with Throwback's Michelle Siouty and Creator Dash Finley about his illustrious career, particularly in the horror genre.
Blum has the best anecdotes about every single film mentioned, in case you couldn't already tell. Below is a roundup of our favorite moments.
1. Jason Blum finds films based on real-life events the scariest
In 2015, Blum produced the TV series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, which follows the horrific story of real-life monster Durst who killed his wife and his neighbor. Blum finds true crime stories the scariest because they actually happened.
2. Working on horror films is fun, not frightening
You might think it's utterly terrifying to work on a horror film, but Blum assures us it's actually a whole heap of fun. Fully catered and with children running around, it can be a joyful environment. Blum says the crew on his sets are "fun-loving people" who probably have more enjoyable times than on the sets of comedy films.
3. Blum has never worked on Annabelle or The Conjuring
Although he collaborated with James Wan on Insidious, Blum did not produce Annabelle or The Conjuring. While he jokes that he wish he'd been involved in either film, he will still say thank you if you were to congratulate him for his work on those fright-fests.
4. Blum applied his low-budget business model to the film Whiplash, which was made for just $3.3 Million
Blum still views this as a horror film, even if isn't exactly obvious, and calls it a "Sundance indie horror." He used the same sound mixers who he worked with on Insidious.
His most recent project The Darkness hits theaters tomorrow on Friday the 13th! Be sure to check it out — if you dare! Take a peek at the trailer below: