10 Great Modern Horror Movies That Were Made For Next To Nothing
9. Slasher House (2012)
Produced for £3,000, UK writer-director MJ Dixon's comic book-flavoured homage to the heyday of VHS horror is a classic example of a movie with ambition far beyond its budget. Happily, Dixon's flair as a visual stylist and knack for crafting colourful characters mean Slasher House is tremendous fun to watch, even if there's no mistaking that it was made on a shoestring.
Opening with Eleanor James' flame-haired amnesiac Red waking up naked in a seemingly abandoned prison, it slowly becomes apparent that she's slap-bang in the middle of a showdown between several of the deadliest serial killers in the world. Much hacking and slashing abounds.
The film served as the launchpad for a series of films from Dixon's Mycho Entertainment set within the same universe: prequel Legacy Of Thorn came next, with Hollower And Cleaver: Rise Of The Killer Clown due this year and Slasher House 2 currently in production. Told you they were ambitious.