Daily Dead: In Celebration of Low-Budget Horror Movies

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As audience members, we sometimes take for granted what directors can accomplish with proper financial backing for a film. For contemporary studio fare (Andy Muschietti’s IT, for example), having a bigger budget often indicates a studio’s faith in the filmmaker or project, and in the best cases, that confidence translates to the screen, whether in production design, CGI, costuming, or star talent. A bigger budget undoubtedly gives the director more room to groove, allotting him or her more tools to ultimately help manifest their vision into a cinematic reality. And while I surely don’t mean to discredit artists fortunate enough to have millions at their disposal, there’s a certain beauty to the low-budget bravado of movies like Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead and John Carpenter’s Halloween. …check out the rest of this story over at Daily Dead!