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Coming soon? Halloween Horror Nights - The Movie

March 9, 2020, 10:00 PM · Universal's Halloween Horror Nights is known for bringing some of the top horror franchises to life during some of the biggest Halloween-themed events in the world. But instead of a Halloween Horror Nights maze based upon a movie, how would you like to see a movie based upon Halloween Horror Nights?

It could happen. Horror king Jason Blum told Collider that he's talked about his Blumhouse Productions making a movie based on Universal's popular annual Halloween event.

"We haven’t quite figured it out, but there’s definitely a movie in Halloween Horror Nights somewhere," he told Collider.

Blumhouse has been all over HHN in recent years, so Blum and his team have established a strong relationship with the creative teams at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando. But how would a Horror Nights movie work? Would it be a straight-up horror film set in one of the theme parks? Or could this become a mash-up of multiple horror franchises, brought together under an HHN theme? Or could this go super-meta, and become a film about trying to make a film based upon the event only for the crew to bring true horrors to life?

Or could Blum just go ahead and give John Murdy the "Hollywood Harry" movie of his dreams?

Who knows at this point? But the prospect certainly give Halloween Horror Nights fans something to talk about while we await the start of this year's house announcements.

Replies (3)

March 10, 2020 at 12:19 AM

Wasn’t House of 1000 Corpses a maze, turned-movie, turned-maze? Blumhouse is on a roll, so they should have the benefit of the doubt.

March 10, 2020 at 7:20 AM

I concur that Blumhouse is on a roll. In fact, they are probably Universal/Comcast's most profitable entity right now (even better than their animated divisions Dreamworks and Illumination). While they've established a reputation of diabolical cost controls and ruthlessness when it comes to contracts, they almost always deliver at the box office with 5X or greater multipliers. Their latest release, The Invisible Man, was initially planned to be a big-budget film incorporated into the Universal Monsters' relaunch, but Blumhouse took it on and turned into a whale of a movie for just $9 million. It's a bit campy here and there, and has a very deliberate and predictable build. However, the tightrope the movie walks between the horror and sci-fi genres is highly entertaining, and it delivers a great ending that could launch a future franchise.

I feel that Blumhouse has the Midas Touch right now, and even the craziest of ideas could be weaved into a successful film by their production teams. Basing a story off HHN is not the zaniest of ideas, and if Blumhouse wants to take it on, I have no doubt they will find a way to make money off the venture.

March 10, 2020 at 12:25 PM

Now this is a film Mrs Plum and I would die for!

Go for it Blumster!

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