Throughout the history of cinema, no genre has struggled more with its budgets than the world of horror. Because of its variety of explicative content, horror has notoriously been much harder to sell to the bigger players in the industry over the years, and is typically less likely to carve out a strong mainstream audience.
A lot of horror movies exist simply to push the boundaries on what is even acceptable to show on the big screen, so gauging whether a story is even going to draw enough of an audience to make a profit can be a tough gig for producers.
On top of that, horror also has a reputation for not needing a lot of money to succeed. The 80's slasher films were all dirt cheap to produce and ridiculously easy to churn out, meaning that there's another obstacle for filmmakers to overcome when hunting down a decent budget.
With that being said, there are some instances of horror films being given the green light on a budget that seems absolutely mind-blowing from the outside. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been pumped in both successful and unsuccessful films over the years, so here's our lowdown on the top ten most expensive horror movies to have ever been released.