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Why cheap horror flicks are Hollywood gold

Jessie Wright-Mendoza
October 26, 2017
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8 low-budget horror flicks to freak you out this Halloween

Here are our picks for the best low-budget horror films available to stream now, listed from lowest to highest production budget of $1 million or less.

1. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Budget: $111,000

Streaming on: Amazon Prime

2. Housebound

Budget: $250,000

Streaming on: Netflix

3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Budget: $300,000

Streaming on: Amazon Prime

4. Stake Land

Budget: $650,000

Streaming on: Netflix

5. Hellraiser

Budget: $1 million

Streaming on: Hulu, Netflix

6. Hush

Budget: $1 million

Streaming on: Netflix

7. The Invitation

Budget: $1 million

Streaming on: Netflix

8. Under the Shadow

Budget: $1 million

Streaming on: Netflix

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