FOX 411: See How the Makers of 'The Visit' Have Reinvented Filmmaking
Michael Tammero, host of In the FOXlight, previewed "The Visit," a thriller that was produced by a company that is reinventing the filmmaking model.
Jason Blum, the head of Blumhouse Productions, explained his thought process behind making these scary flicks, including the hugely successful "Paranormal Activity" series.
Blum said that the budget usually never goes above $5 million. Directors, actors and others are paid as little as possible, but everyone gets a piece of the movie's profits.
"Low budgets and high profits" is the motto, and Blum explained that they keep costs down by limiting locations and speaking parts.
He said the goal is for the audience never to look at the film as "cheap."
Since 2009, Blumhouse's films have grossed more than $1.4 billion.
The M. Night Shyamalan-directed "The Visit" looks just as scary as any of the previous films from Blumhouse. When two children spend a week with their grandparents for the first time, "things go very, very wrong," he explained.
Watch the FOX 411 profile above and check out the trailer below.