Insidious Patterns: An Integrative Analysis of Blumhouse’s Most Important Franchise

Todd K. Platts, V McCollum, Mathias Clasen

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This chapter chapter synthesises research connecting broadly felt social trauma to horror cinema content, shifts in the popularity of certain subtypes of horror to changes in the business of filmmaking and the continual appeal of stock horror antagonists to humans’ evolved psychology, arguing that their integrated framework can comprehensively account for the popularity of the franchise while historicising its significance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlumhouse Productions
Subtitle of host publicationThe New House of Horror
Place of PublicationCardiff
PublisherUniversity of Wales
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)178683863X
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 15 May 2022

Publication series

NameHorror Studies


  • Horror Filmmaking
  • Insidious
  • Film Franchise
  • Film Industry
  • Film Business
  • Film Studio


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