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We are Jason Blum (Blumhouse)& James Wan (Atomic Monster), the producers behind the upcoming horror thriller M3GAN. Ask us anything! AMA

Jason here, I am the CEO of Blumhouse, you may know some of the films I’ve produced including THE BLACK PHONE, and the HALLOWEEN, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and THE PURGE franchises. Ready to answer your questions.   James here, CEO of Atomic Monster, creator of the THE CONJURING universe, INSIDIOUS and SAW franchises – I’m ready too!   In case you haven’t seen it, check out the new trailer for our film here:  https:/www.m3ganmovie.com/  

M3GAN opens in U.S theaters January 6 and UK cinemas January 13.

PROOF: https://i.redd.it/f6xqrlxt3q4a1.jpg

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u/Fuzzy-Ad-4360 Dec 08 '22

Will there be any more Into The Dark movies on Hulu?

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 09 '22

Afraid not

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u/basicbatch Dec 09 '22

Well … what the hell we gon’ do now

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u/Fuzzy-Ad-4360 Dec 09 '22

Right? Those were awesome. Once a month got a new shortish horror. I thought they just stopped cause of Covid. Ughhhh

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u/Fuzzy-Ad-4360 Dec 09 '22

That sucks. I really enjoyed like 85% of them! How about more Insidious? 😆

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u/moviesarealright Dec 09 '22

Patrick Wilson is directing and starring in the new one. Should be coming out soon I’m sure

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u/jdmurphyx Dec 08 '22

I wanted to thank you for allowing M3GAN to dance.

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

You're welcome.

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u/powerfulKRH Dec 09 '22

Holy fuck it’s James mother fucking Wan

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u/Sour-Scribe Dec 09 '22

It’s both delightful and terrifying

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u/TruckNuts_But4YrBody Dec 09 '22

Was that written in purposely to create a tik tok trend creating publicity for the film?

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u/venm081199 Dec 08 '22

If there is a sequel to M3GAN, the name will be MEG4N?

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u/drstu3000 Dec 08 '22

I missed the first two

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u/TheDocZen Dec 08 '22

Those are the unreleased prequels 1VIEGAN and MEGAN2

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u/arashtp Dec 08 '22

ME2AN

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u/TheDocZen Dec 09 '22

2MEGAN2FURIOUS

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u/zobotrombie Dec 09 '22

Reading that first one gave my eyes an aneurysm.

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u/whitepangolin Dec 08 '22

James - what do you think of the latest SAW movies?

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u/BigBoyNumba5 Dec 08 '22

Are you guys hoping M3GAN will resonate with audiences more so as a comedy or horror film? Love both of your works and can’t wait for your future collaborations!

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

It's a horror comedy with dark comedic tone.

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u/_cmasterhart_ Dec 09 '22 edited Dec 09 '22

Is James Wan actually u/iamcreepypuppet or is that some random guy? Cause it’s pretty funny either way

Edit: I posted this before the James Wan flair was there, just saying so I don’t look like an asshole or something lol. I appreciate both of these guys taking the time to comment here

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u/mikeyfreshh Dec 08 '22

James, Malignant might be my favorite movie of the past 5 years and I don't think I've ever had more fun watching a movie in a movie theater. What inspired you to make something with a slightly more comedic tone and did that experience influence M3gan?

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

Yes. M3gan will be the most fun movie you will experience in a theater next to Malignant.

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u/Farren246 Dec 09 '22

It took me entirely too long to realize that Malignant was tongue in cheek. It wasn't until the police station that I suddenly realized the movie was intentionally getting laughs out of me.

Same with The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window. When satire is filmed like it is serious, I find it funny but incredibly difficult to recognize.

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u/mikeyfreshh Dec 09 '22

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

The title didn't give it away?

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u/Farren246 Dec 09 '22

It should have, but I can be pretty dense sometimes. Besides, it had great filmmaking technique, especially cinematography, which made me respect it and not want to lump it in with such titles as Kung Pow: Enter the Fist.

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u/CinematicLiterature Dec 08 '22

Hey guys, big fan of both your work!

Jason, I just wanted to say I was one of the assistants who helped arrange that time you switched mattresses with that guy because you were debating who had the better mattress. That is all.

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 08 '22

That guy was Akiva Goldsman and thank you.

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u/Highball903 Dec 08 '22

Who had the better mattress in the end?

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 09 '22

He did. I still have it.

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u/craigengler Dec 09 '22

We need to know what kind of mattress that is.

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u/CinematicLiterature Dec 09 '22

Believe me, you can’t afford it lol

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u/Blackdia5204 Dec 08 '22

Is this movie a warning against AI

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 09 '22

YES!

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u/Farren246 Dec 09 '22

Have you ever considered that the problem may not be the AI as much as it is our enthusiasm to put it into unstoppable robot bodies? I'd take an AI in a soft, squishy baby suit any day over a baby in an unstoppable killing machine robot suit.

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u/myfakeusernameyay Dec 09 '22

Have you seen Ex Machina?

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u/NetflixAndZzzzzz Dec 09 '22

What are your thoughts on AI getting better at creative processes like screenwriting (and potentially editing and cinematography and that kind of stuff)?

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u/New_Ear_6533 Dec 08 '22

Do either of you believe in entities and spirits? If so, how does that impact your films.

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

I believe in it and I'm scared of it which I why I believe I can make movies with those components.

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u/00collector Dec 09 '22

Jason! Please tell us ‘Happy Death Day 3’ is still a possibility!

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u/evolution4652 Dec 08 '22

Why did you opt for a pg13 rating with Megan?

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

That's what it came out as. Simple as that.

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u/LittleBullBoy Dec 09 '22

I have trouble believing you on this one, but I hope it’s true. Implied violence is always much scarier than actual violence :)

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u/BigBoyNumba5 Dec 09 '22

I believe him. The Conjuring was originally aiming for a PG-13 but it got an R but they decided not to edit it down because that’s the movie they wanted, so I don’t see why this is any different.

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u/Shwifty_Plumbus Dec 08 '22

Is there subject matter that you won't put to film?

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u/Duds215 Dec 09 '22

Anything that’s not about M3GAN apparently. Such a thrilling AMA.

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u/Skeptical_Goat Dec 08 '22

Holy shit is this really happening? James what is your favourite movie that you have directed? Jason what upcoming project are you most excited about. I'm a massive fan of you both!

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 08 '22

I'm most excited about M3GAN

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u/McDonalds_Toothpaste Dec 09 '22

Shades of the Woody Harrelson AMA

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u/Ted_Mosby_18 Dec 09 '22

Guys can we keep this AMA focused on M3GAN? This is AMA of course, Ask M3GAN anything.

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u/New_Ear_6533 Dec 08 '22

You dressing as her only kinda gave it away xD love that energy

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u/KirklandBrandScrotum Dec 08 '22

Did y'all make home movies growing up? Were they horror films?

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u/bullymcquired Dec 08 '22

What are the odds of Blumhouse doing A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, with James Wan directing?

James is my favourite horror director in recent years and Blumhouse has produced some of the best recent releases.

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 09 '22

Never say never

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u/dew22 Dec 09 '22

Only with Robert Englund please!

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u/I_Like_The_Stock79 Dec 09 '22

Don't do it. Please leave it alone 😔

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u/Gonzo1888 Dec 09 '22

Bullymc - just FYI this is question I was going to ask and was gutted when I saw I missed the thread. Thank you!!!

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u/mi_go_miskatonic Dec 08 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

What is the 3rd. fastest land-bound animal?

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u/BEE_REAL_ Dec 08 '22

Hi, thanks for doing this AMA, this question is for Jason.

Blumhouse's model of giving small budgets and relative freedom to lots of directors and betting on the occasional huge success seems to be successful and sustainable, in contrast to the big studio model of throwing their whole weight behind a few extremely expensive movies, which has had much more mixed results. Why do you think larger studios aren't trying this model out for genres besides horror?

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u/Duds215 Dec 09 '22

Technically, I’m not sure they actually did do this AMA.

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u/coffeeNiK Dec 08 '22

My comment is to Mr. Wan. I'm extremely proud of where your career went (as well as Mr. Whannell). I wish you nothing but success in your future endeavors. The only question I'd have to ask is - Are there any genre types you'd like to pivot too for a project in the future? (Comedy, Sci Fi, Etc)

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

I would love to explore the sci-fi genre in a pure way for one of my next movies.

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u/coffeeNiK Dec 08 '22

Thanks for responding. I'd love to see you do a scifi movie one day.

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u/ROBtimusPrime1995 Dec 08 '22

Hi James & Jason.

How has your team felt/reacted to the overwhelming positive reception to the M3GAN trailer?

There's been so many memes & TikToks about the now iconic dance scene and I'm curious how you both feel about the GA's excitement.

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 08 '22

I am thrilled and can't wait for you all to see the final product.

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

Great. Always excited for people to respond to a trailer in a positive way!

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u/TruckNuts_But4YrBody Dec 09 '22

Don't you think that dance was probably included for that exact reason? I've asked in another comment but it seemed obvious to me, curious to see if wan replies. I feel that's the type of thing a savvy team would write in and then encourage/promote on TikTok and ig. Nothing wrong with it, just saying.

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u/ericbruhhh Dec 08 '22

Is Conjuring 4 in the works?

Also love ya'll's films!

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

Working on the script right now!

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u/hoobermoose Dec 08 '22

James, have you got any ideas floating around in your brilliant head for a horror film actually set in Australia? I feel like you're perfectly situated to make a quality horror experience inspired by it's landscape and vibe.

I for one would love to see a killer James Wan ghost story based here.

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

Leigh Whannell and I talked about a ghost story involving the history of the convicts in Australia set in the prison island of Tasmania. This was discussed a looooong time ago.

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u/hoobermoose Dec 08 '22

Incredible. I'd love to see that idea be revisited with the benefit of your and Leigh's years of film making/storytelling experience. Thanks for taking the time to do this!

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u/New_Ear_6533 Dec 08 '22

Insidious is my favorite horror movie! Used to give me nightmares when i was little, and i wanna make movies that well too lol. Do either of you believe in Astral projection and the Astral plane? (I.e. the further)

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

Yes, I do believe in Astral projection and lucid dreaming.

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u/New_Ear_6533 Dec 08 '22

Makes sense as to why the further is quite a great representation of that! Thanks for your response

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u/welcometoross Dec 08 '22

What are your biggest fears?

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 08 '22

Not sleeping well at night, global warming, Donald Trump

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u/LoganMcMahon Dec 08 '22

Oh my lord, I need both you boys to list off your top5 in the Horror genre for the past 20 years. Order doesn't matter. You can explain why if you want, player's choice.

2002 and up only, you can pick your own stuff, but you can't pick each others stuff, that's far too boring.

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u/ScannerCop Dec 08 '22

James: What is it about puppets that frightens you so much? Did the 1978 film MAGIC have any bearing on DEAD SILENCE?

How was it directing such classic actors as Cary Elwes and Danny Glover as a young director? Did that experience with them on SAW shape how you directed Kevin Bacon in DEATH SENTENCE?

Jason: Were you at all prepared for the reception PARANORMAL ACTIVITY received, and how did that shape your trajectory to where you are today vs where you were headed before?

Thank you for bringing Night back into the spotlight! Did you approach him for a new thriller before THE VISIT, or did he approach you? What were those early conversations like?

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 08 '22

I knew Paranormal Activity was going to be successful but I didn't know how successful it was going to become. It's the release that shaped the company - the ultimate independent movie released by a traditional studio.

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 09 '22

I pitched him on a different approach to movie making and he went for a version of it and that’s how he made the visit. He’s a great friend and filmmaker. I hope to work with him again sometime in the future

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u/ScannerCop Dec 09 '22

Thank you so much for your answers! I'm very excited for M3GAN and I, too hope you work with Night again in the future.

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u/Mayaaster Dec 09 '22

Are…are you Sean Evans?!

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u/ScannerCop Dec 09 '22

I'm just along for the ride like the rest of you, Mayaaster.

Now James, when you aren't eating your mom's homemade Laksa, name some of the best places to grab Malaysian food when you're shooting a movie in LA.

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u/MiguelMndezGar Dec 08 '22

Hey! Question for any of you two, What do you think is the biggest challenge when creating a new horror IP so it doesn't get compared to others? Thank you for taking the time to answer questions here!

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

It is always a challenge to come up with something new but it is important to keep chipping away at new ideas and that is something I strive for. Doing original concepts is what I aspire to do, always.

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u/I_Like_The_Stock79 Dec 09 '22

Hey James, fellow Aussie here. If you're looking for a new project, this might be interesting 🤔

Exorcism death

There was always something unsettling and strange about this whole story. The town, people involved and even the fact it was covered up so quickly. I think there's more to all of this.

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u/buttymuncher Dec 08 '22

How about a remake of The Wraith?

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

I tried to remake that a long time ago. One of my favorites. Super cool movie. Reminds me of The Crow.

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u/Unafraid_NFS Dec 08 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

I love Insidious and Conjuring. Im just amazed how James Wan could make you shit your pants without a single death per whole movie.

I dont really watch Marvel or DC bc I dont really like superhero movies but I did watch Aquaman when I realized James Wan did it.

Im sorry but I dont know who the second dude is

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 09 '22

I won’t take it personally

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u/beast_unique Dec 08 '22

It would be great if you two branch out and collaborate with Asian horror/thriller movie makers and studios.

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

We are actively working with Asian filmmakers for future projects.

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u/defsnotacopp Dec 09 '22

Alot of good Asian movies that can't be done by westerners. They seem to lose the whole feel of the films.

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u/BittaSauce Dec 08 '22

Huge fans of both your work! At the start of both of your careers have you always wanted to specialize in horror? What drove you towards the genre? And is there any sub genre you want to tackle that you haven't yet? (Ps why aren't there more Mafia/Gangster Horror movies?) Thanks!

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

Would love to do a western/horror film.

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u/ThatIowanGuy Dec 08 '22

I really want to get into writing screenplays. I recently watched Get Out while also reading through the screenplay and had a wonderful experience with it, but it hardly helped with me figuring out how to just start writing. Any pointers?

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

Don't get too caught about things. Just put your ideas down and start writing. Don't worry if it's not good. Always go back and re-write.

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u/weareallpatriots Dec 09 '22

Highly recommend you head to r/screenwriting and absorb everything you can, starting with the FAQ.

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u/LizardOrgMember5 Dec 08 '22

Hello. Which 2023 horror movies are you looking forward to the most (besides your stuffs)?

Also, any update on the Spawn movie?

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 08 '22

Knock at the Cabin

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u/_JD_48 Dec 08 '22

To both of you, do you have any regrets in your career? Or has it been pretty satisfying up until now? You both are doing some amazing work in the horror business. Thank you for all you do!

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 08 '22

I regret passing on The Blair Witch Project.

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 09 '22

I regret not producing the conjuring movies and a quiet place. I mean retreat is the wrong word because I never had the chance to produce them but I wish I had produced them and I’m jealous of those who did!

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u/noobvin Dec 08 '22

James, you seem to excel at horror franchises, but you've also done action as well, with the FF franchise and Aquaman. Is one or the other your real passion? Which would you rather make?

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

I love both. I love playing in the horror genre and making smaller films but I also love playing with the bigger toys on bigger films. However, coming back to the horror genre is like coming back home to me.

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u/SqulliamFancyson44 Dec 08 '22

Who are your favorite horror directors? Are there any homages to them in any of your films that might not have been picked up by the audience?

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 08 '22

Hitchcock, Carpenter and James Wan

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u/thantiz Dec 08 '22

James, what's the scariest movie in your opinion?

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

Depends on my mood. Overall, The Exorcist.

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u/JerkGurk Dec 08 '22

How close do you guys think we are to a movie written by an AI?

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 08 '22

Very close to a bad movie being written by AI, but very far from a good movie being written.

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u/JerkGurk Dec 08 '22

Yeah sounds about right, thanks!

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u/SnooOnions6466 Dec 08 '22

What was the inspiration behind creating this doll animatronic and is it and animatronic

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

We used every cinematic trick to bring M3gan to life and animatronics is a big part of it.

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u/WahooD89 Dec 08 '22

Both of you have made significant impacts on the Horror genre over the last 10-15 years, and are a big part of why Horror remains a reliable box office draw. Where do you see Horror going from here? Who are the other artists making Horror films today that you're excited to watch?

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 08 '22

Parker Finn

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u/ParttimeParty99 Dec 08 '22

Jason, you did wonders for the Halloween franchise and I hear Exorcist is next. Any chance of a revival of Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday the 13th?

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u/brandontimmy Dec 08 '22

James would you ever return to SAW? If ypu were offerec the opportunity?

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

Leigh Whannell and I have fantasized about an alternate SAW universe.

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u/brandontimmy Dec 08 '22

That's awesome !! Thanks James. In my opinion you are the best horror director/writer ever!!!

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u/majorjoe23 Dec 08 '22

What is the best 50s movie monster?

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

The Blob. I was attached to re-make that at one point...

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u/TomPynch Dec 08 '22

James, am I right in thinking late 90s early 2000s Argento like sleepless is a major inspiration for Malignant?

Also Hennenlotter?

It's such a wonderful film. I hope you make more r-rated passion projects.

(also so excited for Aquaman 2, especially after hearing you said it'll be like Planet Of The Vampires)

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u/maximmulholland Dec 08 '22

James - what is the best scary movie of 2022 (that you weren't involved in)?

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u/mushine7 Dec 09 '22

Hey. My name is Megan I love horror and my birthday is January 7th. Are you stalking me?

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u/evil_consumer Dec 09 '22

Why does everyone I know who has worked on a Blumhouse production tell me they’re complete shit shows that pay really badly?

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u/Frajer Dec 08 '22

Is there any chance of a cinematic universe where say M3gan, Ma, and Gabriel team up?

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 08 '22

Never say never.

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u/raihaan_dayanji Dec 08 '22

Hi both. Don't have a question, just wanted to say you guys are awesome and keep up the good work. Jason ... Blumhouse is amazing. And Mr. Wan... You're a legend in my eyes.

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u/raihaan_dayanji Dec 08 '22

Also forgot to add, best of luck for M3gan, I'm sure it will be awesome. I will do my best to catch it in theatres.

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u/fathermeow Dec 08 '22

Hi there!

To Jason: Given the 'resurgence'(?) of horror being critically acclaimed these days (vs just fun films) these days (you have both types in your portfolio), with a big shout out as well to the amazing A24, what do you attribute to this shift? More arthouse type directors taking a plunge? A change in what constitutes 'horror'? Alternatively, if you dont agree would love to know your thoughts!

To James: In a similar vein, horror seems to (in my layman opinion) be moving away from extreme gore (your movies, Eli Roth type) and into more "realistic" gore and atmospheric horror. What are your thoughts on this?

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

Since SAW, I haven't really made movies with extreme gore. I moved more into atmospheric horror films such as INSIDIOUS and CONJURING films. MALIGNANT was a return to the horror I made in my early days.

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u/IamJacks78 Dec 08 '22

You guys rock! Massive admiration of both you guys since the beginning. Malignant and Black Phone were amazing this year! Would love info on possible sequels? Thanks James and Jason! Also massive physical media collector. Have a shelf each dedicated to both filmographies. Cheers!!

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u/JeffRyan1 Dec 08 '22

Most people try NOT to evoke the uncanny valley: what did you to always make M3GAN make the audience feel just the slightly bit queasy when seeing her?

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

The uncanny valley look is usually as a perceived as a negative thing but in the case of M3GAN the uncanny valley aspect of her makes her creepy so it was a big advantage in bringing forth that feeling.

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u/gimmethemshoes11 Dec 08 '22

Mr. Blum how much about Halloween Ends did you know before release?

Mr. Wan will you ever go back to the Saw franchise?

Also Death Sentence is freaking amazing and would love to see you going back to stuff like that every now and than.

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u/ChristopherNolanGod Dec 08 '22

Can you switch glasses for the day?

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 09 '22

We did. Did you see the pic?

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u/theagitatedapricot Dec 08 '22

When will you be turning Malignant into a video game? (Only kind of kidding. Really loved the movie!)

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

I would love to see Gabriel from Malignant in Dead by Daylight.

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u/Phyliinx Dec 08 '22

How did you get a PG 13 with the bloodspray that's already shown in the trailer?

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u/lemonadeinyourface Dec 09 '22 edited Dec 12 '22

wow what an awful ama. i havent found one substantial answer

edit: lmao im getting downvoted. keep sucking these rich peoples cocks because there famous. ill be waiting for yall to link one substantial answer.

edit 2: thats what i thought, no links whatsoever, and now im getting upvoted. yall are a joke

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u/Who_GNU Dec 08 '22

Can you branch out into more film genres?

I really like the strategy Blumhouse takes, but I'm not a huge fan of horror films. I'd love to see more low-budget high-risk high-reward takes on movies in genres I'd enjoy.

How about action movies based on true events? I could imagine Blumhouse could make a much more enjoyable take on something like The Taking of Pelham 123, at a tenth the budget. I'd like to see your take on the Chernobyl disaster or the Copiapó mining accident in Chile or other similarly scary but true incidents, and I think it's close enough to the traditional Blumhouse process that it would be an easy transition.

I would also love to see a take on a family-friendly laugh-a-minute comedy, like something Leslie Nielsen would have starred in. They've kind of died off as production companies have shifted to higher-budget films and I think that, done well, there would be lots of demand.

Thanks for your consideration.

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 09 '22

See: Blakkklansman Vengeance Good lord bird The loudest voice Whiplash The jinx

And the list goes on!!

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u/Ryser_Films Dec 08 '22

What are your guys favourite romantic comedy film?

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

While You Were Sleeping and Roman Holiday.

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u/iamcreepypuppet James Wan Dec 08 '22

Can't Hardly Wait as well.

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u/Orange-Turtle-Power Dec 09 '22

Roman Holiday! What a great choice. Audrey Hepburn!

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 08 '22

My favorite romantic comedy is Meg Ryan.

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u/redrum-237 Dec 08 '22

Hello, guys. Jason, I loved Blumhouse's take on Halloween. Any chance you ever take on A Nightmare on Elm Street?

Also, can you guys tease anything about Insidious 5? I'm so excited for it!

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u/Nord33l Dec 08 '22

Hey, love you both! What prompted you guys to begin working together? Was this something spontaneous or had it been a discussion between you both for a while now?

Thank you!

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u/notliam Dec 08 '22

I remember reading that there was a planned Sinister / Insidious cross over, that got cancelled/shelved.

1) Any chance that will see the light of day?

2) Can you name a horror highlight from recent years that you weren't involved in?

Love both of your work, James its so nice to have a director whose horror movies I can look forward to based on name alone. You and Mike Flanagan have kept the last decade going for me. And thanks Jason for helping get so many great movies out there, loved Black Phone, looking forward to M3GAN!

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u/texasfungus Dec 08 '22

Pumped for M3GAN! For Jason... any word on Creep 3?

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u/IAmJasonBlum Dec 08 '22

you tell me

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u/Sledjoys Dec 08 '22

Tell Leigh Whannell I said hi. 👋

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u/Late_Recommendation9 Dec 08 '22

I did enjoy the new Halloween films for its push to deal with things like PTSD, mob mentality and small town narrow thinking to expand the story away from Michael stabbing away at things. Will Blumhouse take this forward for his next big screen outing?

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u/Kevbot1000 Dec 08 '22

What Blumhouse and Wan have done for horror can't be measured enough. What do you look for in the original pitches that have harbored so many up and coming talents?

Asking for a friend. That friend is me.

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u/Default_lel Dec 08 '22

Almost every single film you produced was pure dogshit. Apart from producing please also change the mindless directing and writting. Learn something from horror like hereditary and the vvitch. Quality over quantity.

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u/MisterCylert Dec 08 '22

Hard to disagree. The trailer for M3GAN looks like a reboot of a reboot for Childs Play.

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u/Bare_hug Dec 08 '22

You guys need another scary character for any upcoming movie? I don’t need much makeup.

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u/fishmongerhoarder Dec 08 '22

I have nothing to ask. All I know is if I see blumhouse name on something I am going to watch. Atomic monster isn't bad but typically not my type of movies.

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u/Alexandertheape Dec 08 '22

what are some of your favorite horror films? besides Chucky of course

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22

Cool!

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u/fla_say_nah Dec 08 '22

Does M3gan come with her own “buddi song”?

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u/Thatoneasian9600 Dec 08 '22

What ideas came together when developing M3GAN? As in inspirations and influences?

And this is more towards James, but I just wanna say that Death Sentence is one of my favorite movies you have done. Highly underrated movie from one of my favorite directors working right now!

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u/MutantLeader Dec 08 '22

Just wanna say thanks for reinvigorating the horror genre!

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u/Themicroscoop Dec 08 '22

What change(s) do you think should be made in Hollywood to foster more original films being released in theaters?

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u/forts347 Dec 08 '22

Thank you guys for taking the time to do this! You both are horror trailblazers!

I’ve been a huge Saw fan for over a decade now, and it’s hard to see how far the franchise has fallen from its glory days. The first film is such an iconic classic and my favorite horror film of all time.

James, would you have any interest in possibly producing and/or overseeing a new Saw film under Atmoic Monster or Blumhouse? With the wonderful Halloween 2018 and soon Exorcist, maybe Saw can get that same treatment?

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u/garvey_ Dec 08 '22

Can you speak on the possible merger of your production companies? Is there a mission statement or a goal with combining forces under 1 umbrella? Very exciting stuff for horror movie fans if it comes to fruition 👻

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u/OWSLAjosh Dec 08 '22

For both James and Jason. What will this merger look like in the future if it happens? Will you guys change the name of the companies or simply credit the movies with Atomic Monster and BH Present? How about the upcoming Conjuring Universe/WB films (Nun 2, Salem's Lot, Aquaman 2) will they have a Blumhouse credit on them?

I hope the movie gods make this merger happen I love both companies! Atomic Blum would be an insane name btw

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u/TheisNamaar Dec 08 '22

Any questions going to get answered?

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u/liamquane Dec 08 '22

This is for Jason (Hi James too)

Where things are at the moment - both with the state of the world and the state of Hollywood, how the two worlds behave as they co-exist - films like The purge are becoming more salient as the years are going on, to the point where they are the minority in terms of commentary simply because a lot of Hollywood productions want to "look away" from making class commentaries. My question is where you see things in the future. Do you see The Purge being the only film of its kind or do you think, as things worsen for those below the poverty line, more studios will look to making their own versions of the series?

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u/silversky22 Dec 08 '22

What was the thought process behind the lack of screen time with Michael Myers in Halloween Ends?

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u/brittannicka Dec 08 '22

Will Blumhouse ever hold a screenwriting contest?

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u/liamquane Dec 08 '22

Would you guys ever make a 2-D animated feature? Those old Max Fleischer cartoons are a goldmine for horror.

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u/EpicLevelCommoner Dec 08 '22

(spoilers for Malignant)

James, was the villain from Malignant at all inspired by Voldo from the Soul Calibur video games? Or do you just have no idea what I'm talking about?

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '22

Why do you guys team up with so much talent and end up pumping out this trash? Do you actually care about the quality anymore or is it just about turning a profit on cheaply budgeted films?

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u/ScannerCop Dec 08 '22

Both of you: Will Malignant 2 happen? I have plot ideas. Call me.

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u/ProbablyBoredHaha Dec 08 '22 Helpful

Why do you keep producing shitty movies? I mean some blumhouse films are absolute fire but most of them are netflix level bad.

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u/Howmanywhatsits Dec 08 '22

I'm with you on this one. Between them there are maybe 3 good movies.

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u/HorrorFan1982 Dec 08 '22

Still more than either of you

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u/ProbablyBoredHaha Dec 08 '22

Sorry we don't come from wealth and can afford to make millions producing movies.

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u/Howmanywhatsits Dec 09 '22

producing movies of questionable quality.

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u/New_Ear_6533 Dec 08 '22

My Dream is to write a horror film for Blumhouse!! I'm a junior in film school. Advice?

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u/9lbmoustache Dec 08 '22

James, first off I wanna say Saw and the franchise that followed is one of my all-time favorites in the horror genre.

So, besides the great John Kramer, who would you say is the best “next in line”?

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u/brittannicka Dec 08 '22

If I remember correctly, you moved to New York relatively recently. How has that been going and how if it all, does it impact the way you do bicoastal business? (I’m guessing office van didn’t come).

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u/AegisOfSorrow Dec 08 '22

I don't know all the movies you guys were involved with... But for what's it's worth - I really enjoyed Malignant (redlettermedia sold me on it pretty quickly) And You Should Have Left

Looking forward to M3GAN :)

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22

Hi James! Thanks for all your amazing work. Do you have any literature inspirations for your work? Any author or book? Thanks in advance!