Jason Blum and 'Imaginary' Director Jeff Wadlow on Scary Teddy Bears, And What Is More Important Than Scares

Jason Blum horror movie director Jeff Wadlow interview

Jason Blum and IMAGINARY director Jeff Wadlow turn cuddly teddy bears into nightmares. We chat with the Blumhouse producer and the horror movie director about what makes a good horror movie and why teddy bears are the newest monsters.

DeWanda Wise, Tom Payne, Taegen Burns, Pyper Braun, with Veronica Falcon, and Betty Buckley star in IMAGINARY, coming to movie theaters on March 8. 

From Blumhouse, the genre-defining masterminds behind FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S and M3GAN, comes an original horror that taps into the innocence of imaginary friends – and begs the question: Are they really figments of childhood imagination or is something more terrifying lying just beneath?

When Jessica (DeWanda Wise) moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter Alice (Pyper Braun) develops an eerie attachment to a stuffed bear named Chauncey she finds in the basement. Alice starts playing games with Chauncey that begin playful and become increasingly sinister.

As Alice’s behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.

Lionsgate and Blumhouse present, a Tower of Babble production.

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow
Written by: Jeff Wadlow & Greg Erb & Jason Oremland
Produced by: Jason Blum, Jeff Wadlow, p.g.a.
Cast: DeWanda Wise, Tom Payne, Taegen Burns, Pyper Braun, with Veronica Falcon, and Betty Buckley
Rating: PG-13 for some violent content, drug material, and language.

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