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As to get an idea of different production companies that may or may not produce horror films, I did

some research into current film companies and their films.

Universal studios is one of the six major film companies in the world. Universal mainly produce big
budget action films such as kick-ass, cowboys & aliens as well as the renowned Bourne and fast and
the furious series. Films such as Kick-ass grossed $48,043,505 at the box office in the USA alone; the
film grossed far high than the production budget of $30,000,000. This is an example of how successful
Universal films are. Universal also produce many other genres such as comedy, a well known comedy
being Hot Fuzz. Universal pictures are also responsible for the production of the Jurassic park and
mummy series. However, when it comes to the horror genre, Universal pictures tends to distribute
more often than produce. Some horror films that Universal pictures have distributed are: Drag me to
hell, devil and most recently MAMA. All three of these films received a very large box office gross and
received much more revenue than was put into making the film, thus showing their success.

Dark castle productions is an


American production company founded in 1999 and is a division of Silver pictures; the company
behind the production of films such as the Sherlock Holmes films, the matrix series and V for
Vendetta. Dark castle are known for producing many horror films, in fact, their name was inspired by
William Castle, a horror filmmaker from the 1950s-60s. Dark castle have produced many well known
horror films such as: the 2005 remake of House of Wax, The Reaping and Orphan. An example of

how successful their films have been is The Reaping; the production budget was approximately
$40,000,000 and the worldwide gross estimates to roughly $62,771,059; the film received much more
revenue than it put in to production. Other notable work by Dark castle are Gothika and RocknRolla.
Both of which also did very well at the box office.

Hammer Film Productions is a British film and television production company based in London. It was
first founded in November 1934 and is one of the longest running film and TV production companies
in Britain. The first film that brought Hammer to fame was 'The curse of Frankenstein'. This film set the
foundation for British horror and inspired many other horror films that came after it. Hammer is well
known for their monster horror films such as Frankenstein, Dracula, The mummy and many more;
most of which were released in the years 1957-1974 when Hammer was at its peak for high standard
horror films. Hammer Film Productions created many films over the course of the 20th century but
stopped towards the 80s. In 2007, Hammer was revived by a company known as Exclusive Media and
are now back creating horror films just as it did years ago. Some well known horror films produced by
Hammer recently are: The Resident, the American remake of the Swedish film 'Let the right one in'
titled 'Let me in' as well as The woman in black. The woman in black had a huge box office success,
grossing $54,322,273 (It had a production budget of approximately $17,000,000).

20th Century Fox is one of the six major film production companies in the world, along side Universal.
Founded may 1935, 20th century fox has produced millions of films, all of which have been
successful. Much like Universal, 20th Century Fox mainly produce big blockbuster hits. They are
behind the productions of world renown films such as: the Star Wars franchise, the X-Men series, the
Die Hard series and the Alien series. All these films received millions at the box office and showcase
20th Century Fox's success and rightful place as one of the six majors. I noticed, much like Universal,
20th Century Fox distribute horror films rather than produce them. Some of the horror films they have
produced are: the American 2008 remake of Thai film Shutter, Mirrors and Jennifer's Body. Mirrors
was given a production budget of $35,000,000 and the film went on to gross $77,408,607, a financial
success.