The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Blumhouse wants ALL THE HORROR MONEY

Honey Buzz ~ Blumhouse wants ALL THE HORROR MONEY

You have to hand it to companies like Blumhouse Productions. They know how to manipulate budgets to get the most out of a minimal monetary injection, and they know how to manipulate audiences with brilliant marketing tactics and cookie cutter guaranteed scenarios to get the most explosively profitable bang for their minimal buck.

Yes, I said manipulate, and I'm not saying it to be bitter, quite the contrary. Jason Blum and his partners are fucking brilliant, and that's why they are the reigning kings of horror production. With hits that shouldn't have been hits, and a seemingly endless trail of sequels and production plans stretching into the 2020s, it's hard to hate on Blumhouse without being called 'jealous'  - but in reality, flabbergasted and 'in awe' are closer to how I really feel about it, plus a little pissy that they're the ones who got to it first, but that's besides the point.

Why am I admitting this? Because Blumhouse is expanding their empire to include BOOKS. If there's a market for horror, Blumhouse is determined to own it, stamp it, print it, and ride that pony until it falls down dead in the dirt.

The first title they will be releasing is The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City, a horror anthology featuring 10-25-page stories from renowned genre talent like Honey favorites Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill (Sinister), Eli Roth (South of Hell, Hostel), James DeMonaco (The Purge) and Ethan Hawke (really?) to make up a total of 19 stories with one slot still open for a potential fan contribution.

“There’s one slot open and we wanted to differentiate between the book and the ebook so we might do four in the ebook and one in the book, we might do five in the ebook an none in the book. We wanted to leave it open because we might add more in the printed vs. the non-printed edition. That’s the idea.”

YOU can enter your short story in a competition to be included in this upcoming anthology, and entries close on December 1st - click HERE for more details.

(Source: Nerdist)