It's the spookiest month of the year, so it's fitting that Blumhouse would have THREE horror releases (Totally Killer, The Exorcist: Believer, and Five Nights at Freddy's). So, what better time to look over their past horror filmography! The Bitesize crew has put their brains together to compile Bitesize Breakdown's consensus Top Five Blumhouse Horror Films.
Each writer ranks his or her top 15 films in the category. Those lists are then weighted on a reverse point system. After all the points are tallied up, the entries with the most total points make up the Bitesize Top Five.
5. THE INVISIBLE MAN
Over the years, Blumhouse has proven that they are THE horror studio to distribute spooky content, and while they have certainly had some misses, they definitely hit the mark with Leigh Whannell’s retelling of The Invisible Man. Filled with scares and stellar action pieces, this remake flips the classic story with a technology-enhanced suit while diving deep into themes of abuse. Focusing on the victim, Cecilia (played flawlessly by Elisabeth Moss), instead of the invisible man himself allows the story to take a unique approach to exploring how an abuser can continue to haunt their victim long after the relationship is over. - Paige
4. HALLOWEEN (2018)
Although the full trilogy may not have been a success, it's hard to argue against the quality of David Gordon Green's Halloween. From the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as a seasoned and badass Laurie Strode to the homages to the 1978 classic, this continuation of Michael Myers' story is near perfect as far as horror sequels go. Green presents us with a particularly brutal version of Myers (as played by James Jude Courtney), who is able to be just as menacing in spite of being 40 years older. Halloween (2018) is a fitting continuation to the original. If only it had kept that momentum going into the rest of the trilogy. - Nick
Yes, a second Jordan Peele film. Does that say more about Blumhouse’s catalog or Peele as a director? Either way, Us is inventive, tense, brutal, ambitious, thrilling, suspenseful, and just about every term one could use to describe a great horror movie. More importantly, though, it’s incredibly layered and extremely thought-provoking (especially considering the political divide that was happening in the U.S. in 2019 when it was released), featuring tremendous performances (Lupita Nyong’o was robbed of an Oscar nomination) and beautiful cinematography. So, yeah… I think it definitely says more about Peele’s talent. - Quentin
It's not often that I find myself praising an M. Night Shyamalan movie, yet here we are. He ended a horrendous streak of movies with The Visit, then followed it up with Split, his best film in more than a decade. Split incorporates what Shyamalan once was great at, letting the tension actually sit with the audience and the characters while having a twist ending that improves the film rather than feeling strangely tacked on. Honestly, James McAvoy's captivating multiple-personality performance alone would've made this movie watchable, but there's much more to chew on than that. - Adriano
1. GET OUT
Get Out is a special film, man. It transcended the horror genre to become a cultural and cinematic phenomenon that not only launched Daniel Kaluuya’s career, but also started Jordan Peele’s trajectory towards becoming an event movie director. That isn’t just because of its significance to African American culture and the pop culture lexicon (The Sunken Place is forever a thing now), but also because it’s an amazingly acted, superbly paced, well-directed thriller of a film. Get Out will go down as an all-time classic, and anyone who says it’s just OK is playing themselves. - Amarú
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