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Phil’s Top 5… Blumhouse Productions Films

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Blumhouse Movies

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Close but no cigar: Paranormal Activity 2, The Purge Anarchy, Insidious, The Town That Dreaded Sundown


5 – Hush
A house.  A deaf writer and a killer on the loose.  Yup Hush is a house invasion story with a twist. It’s also tense, brutal and great fun.

4 – The Bay
A found footage film with a difference, The Bay is clever, razor sharp and brilliantly directed by it’s former near award winning A-list director.  One to look up if you missed it.

3 – Paranormal Activity
Takes The Blair Witch Project’s found footage concept and, with a little help from Spielberg, launches a whole sub-genre of films.

2 – The Purge: Election Year
The third and best of The Purge films, Election Year is a visually stunning, well paced action horror that benefits from a starring role for Frank Grillo.

1 – Whiplash
Not a tradition Blumhouse Production but regardless Whiplash sits under the same studio and follows a similar budget and high concept.  Whiplash is a great film, smart, memorable and quotable.  The best film of 2015.



Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...