Horror films with the biggest budgets (13 photos)

Category: Movie, PEGI 16
10 December 2023

We ask all ardent horror fans to exhale in advance, because not all films in the selection are “horror”. For example, "Van Helsing" or "I am Legend". Either the most impressionable person or a child can get scared there. And "Hannibal" from Ridley Scott is a pure detective thriller. However, if a couple of jump scares and some maniac, zombie or vampire slip into the movie, then the movie is automatically labeled as a “horror movie”. By the way, today horror films have long ceased to be a low-budget and marginal genre of the “B” category. Nowadays, “horror” films bring film companies millions of dollars! Accordingly, considerable sums are also spent on their production.

It 2 (2019) – $79 million

IMDb: 6.5

The Haunting of Hill House (1999) - $80 million

IMDb: 5

This film was based on the book of the same name written by American writer Shirley Jackson. To reveal a fairly linear and simple plot, the film company risked spending quite a lot of money. Fortunately, the film paid off.

Hannibal (2001) – $87 million

IMDb: 6.8

"The Invisible Man" (2000) - $95 million

IMDb: 5.8

Alien: Covenant (2017) – $97 million

IMDb: 6.4

"The End of the World" (1999) - $100 million

IMDb: 5.8

What Lies Beneath (2000) – $100 million

IMDb: 6.6

Day Shift (2022) – $100 million

IMDb: 6.1

The debut film from director JJ Perry, which is a darkly comedic action film and part-time horror film. Despite its huge budget, it received mixed reviews from critics and low ratings. This is a shame!

Prometheus (2012) – $130 million

IMDb: 7

I Am Legend (2007) – $150 million

IMDb: 7.2

The Wolf Man (2010) – $150 million

IMDb: 5.8

Van Helsing (2004) - $160 million

IMDb: 6.1

World War Z (2013) – $190 million

IMDb: 7

So, the most expensive film in the horror genre is considered to be the zombie epic “World War Z,” in which Brad Pitt played the main role. The fabulous money spent on production has completely paid for itself. The company was able to earn more than $540 million. The film was met with positive reviews from both audiences and film critics.

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