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4 Fun Horror Films Shot on a Budget Less Than $10,000

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Fan of inspired micro-films? Detractor of micro-films? Completely indifferent? Well, here are four genre flicks that managed to defy the odds and are likely to have your heads turning. Each film on this list initially flew under the radar, pieced together well beneath the $10k mark, and a number of them are extremely entertaining pieces of work.

If you’re on the hunt for an admirable shoestring, we’ve got four films to share with you – all of which were indeed shot on, or under, a $10,000 budget. These flicks are mandatory viewing for the aspiring filmmaker who has little change in his pocket but big aspirations. They’re also must-see features for those who love passion before big buck shine. Dig on four awesome horror films that overcame the obstacle of the financial mountain and gifted obsessed fanatics quality art on a virtually non-existent budget!

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The Battery: The Battery stands as one of the finest zombie films to hit the market in years. It’s captivating, moves at a perfectly measured pace and bolsters character development like few pictures manage. On the facade, zombies seem to be the primary conflict, but The Battery steers clear of the undead outbreak cliche, opting to place two characters – Ben and Mickey – at the heart of the conflict. It’s not that they’re a feuding duo, but their plight does summon a very primordial tension (at times), and their quest to survive in a world overrun by dead is both taut and heartwarming. Shot on a budget of $6,000, this may be the greatest inexpensive feature ever created.

The Monster of Phantom Lake: There’s no point in telling you The Monster of Phantom Lake was a great film. It wasn’t. However, if you get a kick out of throwback monster flicks from the 1950s, you just might find some good (often) unintentional laughs from this little project. The fact that we’re afforded a look at goofy campers stalked by a mutated World War II soldier also holds some very real appeal!

President Wolfmam: President Wolfman is comprised of stock footage with some humorous vocal overlays. That, however, doesn’t steal away from the charm of the film. It’s extremely witty at times, and the outlandish concept of the picture is sure to win over just about anyone with an open mind and a liberal sense of humor. It’s a one-of-a-kind picture that’s bound to linger in the mental corridors of audiences long, long after viewing!

Within the Woods: So, perhaps this is cheating, as technically Within the Woods is a short film. But hey, Sam Raimi put this ambitious piece together (good luck finding a high quality transfer), and it was indeed a precursor to the now legendary Evil Dead franchise, which has won fans over worldwide. Not only that, but Bruce Friggin’ Campbell is in the flick. Sure, the quality of the film leaves something to be desired, and yes, there are obviously financial limitations (word has it the picture was put together on a $1,600 dollar budget). None of that steals the charm that this 32-minute treasure offers.

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Creep 2 Starring Mark Duplass Hits Netflix This December

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Just the other day we shared with you guys an exclusive interview with Partick Brice, the director of the Mark Duplass-starring found footage flicks Creep and Creep 2.

Today we have the awesome news that the killer sequel Creep 2 will be hitting Netflix streaming on December 23rd.

The original creeptastic motion picture is already streaming on Netflix so if you need to catch up – or just watch the original again – you can do so tonight and get ready for the sequel which, personally, I found to be superior (if even just slightly) to the original.

What did you think of the original film? Are you excited to check out the sequel? Or have you already seen it? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Creep 2 starring Mark Duplass and Desiree Akhavan hits Netflix December 23rd!

Synopsis:

Desiree Akhavan (“Girls”, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR) stars as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. After finding an ad online for “video work,” she thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams. She drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man claiming to be a serial killer (Mark Duplass, reprising his role from the previous film). Unable to resist the chance to create a truly shocking piece of art, she agrees to spend the day with him. However, as the day goes on she discovers she may have dug herself into a hole she can’t escape.

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Waxwork Records Unveils Phenomenal 2018 Subscription Package

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Our pals over at Waxwork Records have unveiled their 2018 subscription bundle and it’s packed to the brim with some absolutely fantastic titles! Horror fans who enjoy spinning their music on turntables can look forward to two Romero titles, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, and lastly they’ll have Jordan Peele’s smash success title Get Out. On top of getting those five records, those who join the subscription program will also receive a t-shirt, coffee mug, poster, notebook, magnet, enamel pin, calendar, and more.

For Night of the Living Dead, Waxwork Records worked closely with the film’s original creators, including Romero himself prior to his passing, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Criterion Collection so that they could source audio from the 4K restoration. It will be released as a 2xLP package.

Dawn of the Dead will also get a 2xLP release that will include brand new artwork, re-mastered audio, and more. The same kind of treatment is being given to The ‘Burbs. Christopher Young’s Drag Me to Hell soundtrack will be a single LP but will get the same level of attention and quality as the other titles.

As for Peele’s Get Out. Michael Abels; score will be released on a 2xLP vinyl set and will pay tribute to one of the most culturally significant movies of the past several years.

The Waxwork Records subscription package will be $250 ($285 in Canada) and will open up for sale this Friday, the 24th. More information can be found on Waxwork’s website.

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I Already Have a Dog But Now I Want a Baby Dinosaur

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The first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World, is rumored to be attached to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Since that film is going to be coming out in less than a month, it’s no surprise that the marketing campaign for the dino-filled trailer is already starting and today it kicks off with a six-second teaser that is as adorable as you can get!

In the teaser, Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady is petting a baby velociraptor, which coos and twitters in the cutest of fashions. Is there anything else going on? Nah. Does something else need to happen? Nope. The movie already has me sold.

Directed by J.A. Bayona (When a Monster Calls), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, and Toby Jones. However, the biggest and most important star of the film will be the return of Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm, who is, in my humble opinion, the best character in the franchise, besting even the T-rex that seemingly cannot die.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will evolve into theaters on June 22, 2018.

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