Jason Blum is one seriously busy guy. Over the last few years Blum has established himself as a force in the horror genre, turning out high quality microbudget films and setting up franchises with impressive constancy. So far his major releases of 2014 include Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Oculus - he even had a hand in HBO’s The Normal Heart. Next up is The Purge: Anarchy, which hits theaters this Friday.
While speaking with Blum about The Purge: Anarchy earlier this week I had a chance to catch up with him about a number of projects he has on the docket. We talked about how Leigh Whannell is faring as a first time director on Insidious: Chapter 3, Scott Derrickson‘s involvement in Sinister 2, what he saw on the set of Ti West‘s In a Valley of Violence, bringing a new approach to Amityville, why he wanted to make Jem and the Holograms, and more. He also talked about getting into the world of television with Ascension and what attracted him to the television format. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.