PEOPLEPhotos: The Horror and the GloryHow the producer Jason Blum is turning gore into Hollywood gold.by Lynn Hirschberg01.07.15Photographer: Graeme Mitchell1Photographer: Graeme MitchellMan with a van: Jason Blum in his mobile office, Los Angeles.2Nico, Irving Blum, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha (from left), and others, 1966. Photograph by Steve Schapiro/Corbis.3Blum (center), on the set of Sinister 2. Photograph by Elizabeth Sisson.4A still from Ouija. Photograph by Daniel McFadden/Universal/courtesy of Everett Collection.5Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo in The Normal Heart. Photograph by Matt Kennedy/Film District/courtesy of Everett Collection.6A still from Paranormal Activity. Photograph by Matt Kennedy/Film District/courtesy of Everett Collection.7J.K. Simmons in Whiplash. Photograph by Daniel McFadden/Sony Pictures Classics/Courtesy of Everett Collection.8On the set of Sinister 2. Photograph by Elizabeth Sisson.9Ethan Hawke and Blum traveling to actor Steve Zahn’s wedding, 1994. Courtesy of Jason Blum.Watch a video interview with Ethan Hawke here.10Still from The Purge. Photograph by Paramount Pictures/courtesy of Everett Collection.11Jason Blum and actress Rose Byrne at the premiere of Insidious: Chapter 2, 2013. Photograph by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.12Jason Blum (bottom, right) with the Malaparte Theater Company, 1994. Courtesy of Jason Blum.13Blum recently posted this photograph on WhoSay, tagging it: #tbt to when jason blum screamed during #purgebreakout. and guess what? #purgebreakout is baaaack in la for halloween season!. Courtesy of blum productions/whosay.14Warhol and Irving Blum in 1966—Blum ran the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, where Warhol first showed his Soup Cans. Photograph by Steve Schapiro/Corbis.