Halloween Producer Apologizes for Insulting Comment About Female Directors

As the Halloween revival opens in theaters everywhere this weekend, producer and Blumhouse Productions CEO Jason Blum has apologized for "dumb comments" he made earlier this week while promoting the new film.

"There are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror," stated Blum in an interview with Polygon while promoting the latest Halloween.

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"Thank you everyone for calling me out on my dumb comments in that interview," Blum began in a written statement following the interview on Twitter. "I made a stupid mistake. I spoke too quickly about a serious issue -- an issue I am passionate about."

Blum, who founded Blumhouse in 2000, produced such hit horror films as Get Out, The Purge, and Paranormal Activity through the studio.

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"We have not done a good enough job working with female directors and it is not because they don't exist," continued Blum. "The way my passion came out was dumb. And for that I am sorry. I will do better."

Out in theaters now, Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script written with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak with Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney sharing the role of masked killer Michael Myers. The film is executive produced and scored by original filmmaker John Carpenter.

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