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Jason Blum on Why Horror Movies Don’t Get More Oscar Love

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Jason Blum is a man, as they say, who needs no introduction. Especially in the realm of movie news. And most especially within the realm of horror movie news. We all know who he is.

But for your one buddy who refuses to care about such things, I’ll sum up. Jason Blum is a film producer known for such hits as Get Out and Paranormal Activity. He is also the head of Blumhouse Productions. If you don’t know Blumhouse, urgh, just ask your buddy about it. Try not to get punched.

Anyhow, Jason Blum was recently speaking with ScreenRant. In the interview, Blum was asked why horror movies don’t get love from the Oscars, aka the Academy Awards. Blum had an interesting reply.

“You know what, I don’t know because I was going to say because people tend to shy away from the violence,” Blum says. “But the truth is there are super violent movies that are nominated for Academy Awards, they’re just rarely horror films or they haven’t been horror films in a long time. Maybe they think they’re gross or something.”

Why do YOU think horror movies don’t get Oscar love? Do you even care about awards? Let us know below!

Blumhouse’s next film Happy Death Day hits Friday, October 13th.

Synopsis:
A college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

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