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Ghost House Pictures
TypePrivately held company
IndustryFilm Production Company
GenreHorror
Founded2002; 21 years ago (2002)
FoundersRobert Tapert
Sam Raimi
Headquarters

Ghost House Pictures is an American film production company that was founded in 2002 by Robert Tapert and Sam Raimi, which usually co-produces films with Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane.[1] The company produces horror films such as Don't Breathe, Evil Dead, Drag Me to Hell, The Grudge and 30 Days of Night.[2]

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Robert Tapert

Robert Tapert

Robert Gerard Tapert is an American film and television producer, writer and director, best known for co-creating the television series Xena: Warrior Princess.

Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi

Samuel M. Raimi is an American filmmaker. He is best known for directing the Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007) and the Evil Dead franchise (1981–present). He also directed the 1990 superhero film Darkman, the 1995 revisionist western The Quick and the Dead, the 1998 neo-noir crime-thriller A Simple Plan, the 2000 supernatural thriller film The Gift, the 2009 supernatural horror film Drag Me to Hell, and the 2013 Disney fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful. His films are known for their highly dynamic visual style, inspired by comic books and slapstick comedy.

Nathan Kahane

Nathan Kahane

Nathan Kahane is an American film producer known for being the co-founder of Mandate Pictures and Good Universe with Joe Drake.

Don't Breathe

Don't Breathe

Don't Breathe is a 2016 American horror-thriller film produced and directed by Fede Álvarez, co-produced by Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert, and co-written by Álvarez and Rodo Sayagues. The film stars Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto and Stephen Lang, and focuses on three friends who get trapped inside a blind man's house while breaking into it. The film was produced by Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.

Evil Dead (2013 film)

Evil Dead (2013 film)

Evil Dead is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by Fede Álvarez, who co-wrote the screenplay with Rodo Sayagues. Dubbed as a "re-imagining" of The Evil Dead (1981), the film is the fourth installment in the Evil Dead film series. It stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, and Elizabeth Blackmore. The story follows a group of five people under attack by a supernatural entity in a remote cabin in the woods.

Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 American supernatural horror film directed and co-written by Sam Raimi. It stars Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer, and Adriana Barraza. The plot, written with his older brother Ivan, focuses on a loan officer, who, because she has to prove to her boss that she can make the "hard decisions", chooses not to extend an elderly woman's mortgage. In retaliation, the woman places a curse on the loan officer that, after three days of escalating torment, will plunge her into the depths of Hell to burn for eternity.

The Grudge

The Grudge

The Grudge is a 2004 supernatural horror film directed by Takashi Shimizu, written by Stephen Susco, and produced by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Takashige Ichise. A remake of Shimizu's 2002 Japanese horror film Ju-On: The Grudge, it stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, KaDee Strickland, Clea DuVall, and Bill Pullman, and is the first installment in The Grudge film series, which is based on the Japanese Ju-On films. Takako Fuji, Yuya Ozeki, and Takashi Matsuyama portray the characters Kayako Saeki, Toshio Saeki, and Takeo Saeki from the original films. The plot is told through a nonlinear sequence of events and includes several intersecting subplots.

30 Days of Night (film)

30 Days of Night (film)

30 Days of Night is a 2007 American horror film based on the comic book miniseries of the same name. The film was directed by David Slade and stars Josh Hartnett and Melissa George. The story focuses on an Alaskan town beset by vampires as it enters into a 30-day-long polar night.

Ghost House Pictures

Year Film Director Release date Budget Gross
2004 The Grudge Takashi Shimizu October 22, 2004 $10 million $187.3 million
2005 Boogeyman Stephen Kay February 4, 2005 $20 million $67.2 million
2006 The Grudge 2 Takashi Shimizu October 13, 2006 $70.7 million
2007 The Messengers Pang brothers February 2, 2007 $16 million $55 million
Rise: Blood Hunter Sebastian Gutierrez June 1, 2007 $2.9 million
30 Days of Night David Slade October 19, 2007 $30 million $75.5 million
2008 Boogeyman 2 Jeff Betancourt January 8, 2008 $4.5 million
2009 Boogeyman 3 Gary Jones January 20, 2009
The Grudge 3 Toby Wilkins May 12, 2009
Drag Me to Hell Sam Raimi May 29, 2009 $30 million $90.8 million
Messengers 2: The Scarecrow Martin Barnewitz July 21, 2009
2010 30 Days of Night: Dark Days Ben Ketai October 5, 2010
2012 The Possession Ole Bornedal August 31, 2012 $14 million $85.4 million
2013 Evil Dead Fede Álvarez April 5, 2013 $17 million $97.5 million
2015 Poltergeist Gil Kenan May 22, 2015 $35 million $95.4 million
2016 Don't Breathe Fede Álvarez August 26, 2016 $9.9 million $157.1 million
2020 The Grudge Nicolas Pesce January 3, 2020 $10 million $42.6 million
2021 The Unholy Evan Spiliotopoulos April 2, 2021 $10 million $30.8 million
Don't Breathe 2[3] Rodo Sayagues August 13, 2021[4] $15 million $47.2 million
Nightbooks David Yarovesky September 15, 2021 TBA TBA
2023 Evil Dead Rise Lee Cronin April 21, 2023[5] TBA TBA

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Boogeyman (film)

Boogeyman (film)

Boogeyman is a 2005 supernatural horror film directed by Stephen Kay and starring Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Skye McCole Bartusiak, and Lucy Lawless. The film is a take on the classic "boogeyman", or monster in the closet, who is the main antagonist of the film. The plot concerns a young man, Tim Jensen, who must confront the childhood terror that has affected his life.

Stephen Kay

Stephen Kay

Stephen T. Kay is an American actor, director, and writer of film and television.

Pang brothers

Pang brothers

Danny Pang Phat and Oxide Pang Chun, collectively known as the Pang Brothers, are a filmmaking duo of screenwriters and film directors. The pair are twins, born in Hong Kong in 1965. Among their films is the hit Asian horror film, The Eye, which has spawned two sequels, as well as a Hollywood version also titled The Eye and a Hindi film called Naina. Besides working in Hong Kong, the pair frequently work in the Thai film industry, where they made their directorial debut as a team, Bangkok Dangerous.

Rise: Blood Hunter

Rise: Blood Hunter

Rise: Blood Hunter is a 2007 American horror film written and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez. The film, starring Lucy Liu and Michael Chiklis, is a supernatural thriller about a reporter (Liu) who wakes up in a morgue to discover she is now a vampire. She vows revenge against the vampire cult responsible for her situation and hunts them down one by one. Chiklis plays a haunted police detective whose daughter is victimized by the same group and seeks answers for her gruesome death.

Sebastian Gutierrez

Sebastian Gutierrez

Sebastián Gutiérrez is a Venezuelan film director, screenwriter and film producer. He wrote the screenplays to the films Gothika, Snakes on a Plane, The Eye and The Big Bounce, and wrote and directed two independent ensemble comedies, Women in Trouble and Elektra Luxx.

30 Days of Night (film)

30 Days of Night (film)

30 Days of Night is a 2007 American horror film based on the comic book miniseries of the same name. The film was directed by David Slade and stars Josh Hartnett and Melissa George. The story focuses on an Alaskan town beset by vampires as it enters into a 30-day-long polar night.

David Slade

David Slade

David Aldrin Slade is a British film and television director and actor. His works include the films Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Slade is also a director for television, directing episodes for Breaking Bad, Awake, Hannibal, Crossbones, Powers, American Gods and Black Mirror. Before he was a film director, Slade was a director of commercials and music videos.

Boogeyman 2

Boogeyman 2

Boogeyman 2 is a 2007 American horror film edited and directed by Jeff Betancourt and the sequel to the 2005 film Boogeyman. The film was written by Brian Sieve and stars Danielle Savre, Matt Cohen, David Gallagher, Mae Whitman, Renee O'Connor and Tobin Bell. Savre portrays Laura Porter, a woman who witnessed her parents' murder alongside her brother as a child. She believes the killer to be the Boogeyman, and now as an adult seeks group therapy to overcome her phobia of the creature. However, her fears become reality as her fellow patients are murdered one by one.

Boogeyman 3

Boogeyman 3

Boogeyman 3 is a 2008 American supernatural horror film directed by Gary Jones and starring Erin Cahill, Chuck Hittinger, and Mimi Michaels. It is the final installment of the Boogeyman film series, following Boogeyman and Boogeyman 2 and centers on a college sophomore, Sarah Morris, who tries to convince her dorm that the Boogeyman is real. Little does she know that the more she tells people of the existence of the Boogeyman, the evil supernatural force becomes stronger.

Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 American supernatural horror film directed and co-written by Sam Raimi. It stars Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer, and Adriana Barraza. The plot, written with his older brother Ivan, focuses on a loan officer, who, because she has to prove to her boss that she can make the "hard decisions", chooses not to extend an elderly woman's mortgage. In retaliation, the woman places a curse on the loan officer that, after three days of escalating torment, will plunge her into the depths of Hell to burn for eternity.

Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi

Samuel M. Raimi is an American filmmaker. He is best known for directing the Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007) and the Evil Dead franchise (1981–present). He also directed the 1990 superhero film Darkman, the 1995 revisionist western The Quick and the Dead, the 1998 neo-noir crime-thriller A Simple Plan, the 2000 supernatural thriller film The Gift, the 2009 supernatural horror film Drag Me to Hell, and the 2013 Disney fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful. His films are known for their highly dynamic visual style, inspired by comic books and slapstick comedy.

Messengers 2: The Scarecrow

Messengers 2: The Scarecrow

Messengers 2: The Scarecrow is a 2009 American supernatural horror film, starring Norman Reedus, Claire Holt, and Erbi Ago. The film serves as a prequel to The Messengers. It was directed by Martin Barnewitz, and was released direct-to-video on DVD and Blu-ray on July 21, 2009.

Ghost House Underground

Year Film Director Release Date
2008 The Tattooist Peter Burger June 24, 2008
Brotherhood of Blood Peter Scheerer
Michael Roesch
October 14, 2008
Dark Floors Pete Riski
Room 205 Martin Barnewitz
The Substitute Ole Bornedal
Trackman Igor Shavlak
The Last House in the Woods Gabriele Albanesi
No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker Dave Payne
Dance of the Dead Gregg Bishop
2009 Seventh Moon Eduardo Sánchez October 6, 2009
Offspring Andrew van den Houten
The Children Tom Shankland
The Thaw Mark A. Lewis
2011 Stag Night Peter A. Dowling February 14, 2011
Psych: 9 Andrew Shortell February 22, 2011

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Brotherhood of Blood

Brotherhood of Blood

Brotherhood of Blood is a 2007 American-German horror film, starring Jason Connery, Victoria Pratt, Sid Haig and Ken Foree, directed by Peter Scheerer and Michael Roesch. The movie had its world premiere at the prestigious Sitges Film Festival in Sitges, Spain in October 2007.

Peter Scheerer

Peter Scheerer

Peter Scheerer is a German film director, film producer and screenwriter. He collaborates on his movies with fellow filmmaker Michael Roesch.

Michael Roesch

Michael Roesch

Michael Roesch is a film director, film producer and screenwriter. He collaborates on his movies with fellow filmmaker Peter Scheerer.

Dark Floors

Dark Floors

Dark Floors – The Lordi Motion Picture is a 2008 English-language Finnish horror film that features members of the hard rock band Lordi playing the monsters. Band frontman Mr Lordi also designed the film's logo. The film was released in February 2008 and stars William Hope, Leon Herbert, Philip Bretherton, Ronald Pickup, and Skye Bennett. A new Lordi song, Beast Loose in Paradise, is featured in the end credits of the film.

Pete Riski

Pete Riski

Pete Riski is a Finnish music video director. He has directed music videos for hard rock band Lordi, among others, and directed the 2008 horror film Dark Floors.

Ole Bornedal

Ole Bornedal

Ole Bornedal is a Danish film director, actor and producer.

No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker

No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker

No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker is a 2008 American supernatural slasher film about a sheriff and his son who are tracking down a group of bank robbers on their way to Mexico, only to discover that they are being stalked by a far more deadly enemy — The Reeker. It is a sequel to Reeker (2005).

Dance of the Dead (film)

Dance of the Dead (film)

Dance of the Dead is a 2008 American independent zombie comedy film, directed by Gregg Bishop and written by Joe Ballarini. The film featured Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby, Lucas Till, Blair Redford and Carissa Capobianco. The plot revolves around the mysterious reanimation of the dead and the efforts of several students to save their high school prom from attack.

Gregg Bishop

Gregg Bishop

Gregg Bishop is an American film director, producer and writer.

Seventh Moon

Seventh Moon

Seventh Moon is a 2008 American horror film written by Eduardo Sánchez and Jamie Nash, and directed by Eduardo Sánchez. Part of Robert Tapert's Ghost House Underground DVD series, and entirely shot in shaky cam style. The film is based on the Chinese legend that on the full moon of the seventh lunar month, the gates of hell open and the dead can enter the realm of the living. It stars Amy Smart as an American woman who is spending her honeymoon in China with her newlywed Chinese-American husband. While driving through the countryside the couple gets stranded and has to find a way to survive the fateful night.

Eduardo Sánchez (director)

Eduardo Sánchez (director)

Eduardo Miguel Sánchez-Quiros is a Cuban-born American director, known for his work in the horror genre. His most famous credit is for co-directing and writing the 1999 psychological horror film The Blair Witch Project with Daniel Myrick.

Offspring (2009 film)

Offspring (2009 film)

Offspring is a 2009 horror film directed by Andrew van den Houten. The film centers on survivors of a feral flesh-eating tribe who abduct locals. It is based on the novel of the same name by Jack Ketchum, which is itself the sequel to Off Season. The cannibals in this film speak a language of grunts which is subtitled for the viewer. This did not happen in the sequel, as it only contains one of them.

Television series

Year Series Release date
2007 Devil's Trade June 6, 2007
30 Days of Night: Blood Trails September 13, 2007
2008 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust July 17, 2008
2009 13: Fear Is Real January 7, 2009
2010 Zombie Roadkill October 4, 2010

Source: "Ghost House Pictures", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 15th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_House_Pictures.

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References
  1. ^ Dixon, Wheeler Winston (2010-08-24). A History of Horror. Rutgers University Press. pp. 161–162. ISBN 9780813550398.
  2. ^ Chapman King, Lynnea (October 10, 2014). The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 160. ISBN 0810885778.
  3. ^ Reimann, Tom (October 8, 2020). "'Don't Breathe 2' Has Apparently Finished Filming and We Didn't Even Know It Had Started". Collider. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  4. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (October 21, 2020). "'Ghostbusters' Sequel Moves to Summer 2021". Variety. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  5. ^ Squires, John (August 24, 2022). "'Evil Dead Rise' Getting a Theatrical Release in April 2023!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved August 24, 2022.

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