5 Blumhouse Films Every Horror Fan Needs to See

There’s no denying that Blumhouse Productions has put out some of the best horror flicks in recent years. From heart pounding thrillers like The Invisible Man and The Gift, to terrifying ghost encounters like the Paranormal Activity franchise, and everything in between. So here are some Blumhouse titles ranging to infamous to lesser known gems that are an absolute must see – you just might want to sleep with the lights on.

1. You Should Have Left

dad and daughter on dark staircase

You Should Have Left is the latest release from Blumhouse, and this Theater at Home title is so hot off the presses that you can rent it today. The movie stars Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried, who play a couple that has moved into a remote house in Wales. Kevin’s character, Theo, intends to use the secluded house to keep him focused in writing his next film. But if The Shining has taught us anything, it’s that these things have an especially horrific way of going wrong. The whole family realizes something is off about the strange house as it unravels past secrets that threaten to tear them apart. This one is sure to have you jumping at strange sounds that go bump in the night.

2. Sinister

man looking at old newspaper

Sinister may be one of Blumhouse’s creepiest films. The movie features the talented Ethan Hawke in the role of a writer (we’re seeing a pattern here) who moves his family into a house where a terrible murder happened. But the deeper he goes into researching the crime from decades ago, the more darkness he encounters – putting his family in more danger than he ever could’ve imagined. Take the terrifying journey to solve the sinister mystery – if you dare.

3. Sweetheart

girl on island surprised

Sweetheart is a rare gem that has helped breathe new life into the monster horror genre. The movie centers on a young woman named Jenn, played by Kiersey Clemons, who finds herself stranded on an island and fighting for survival. But it’s not long before she realizes she’s not completely alone on the island and she’s also got to fight something mysterious in the night. This is a mix of classic creature feature with a modern twist that will have you at the edge of your seat.

4. The Visit

grandparents standing in hallway

The Visit is as unexpected as they come. This film follows the story of siblings Becca and Tyler, who are sent away for a week-long vacation to their grandparents’ in middle-of-nowhere Pennsylvania. But the two quickly discover that something is off when their grandparents start enforcing bizarre rules and acting even stranger. With their parents far away and no one else to turn to, how will they make it out?

5. Get Out

man smiling uncomfortably at party

If you still haven’t seen the notorious Get Out, now is the perfect time to get in on it. Jordan Peele’s directorial debut earned him the Academy Award for best original screenplay, and with good reason. This unique horror flick centers on a young African-American played by Daniel Kaluuya, who goes to visit his white girlfriend’s parents for the first time. As tensions rise between all of them, things go from subtly strange to an outright nightmare. Don’t blink – this is one you won’t want to miss.