10 Most Expensive Horror Movies Ever Produced

9. The Haunting - $80 Million

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Before Netflix gave the world arguably one of the best horror remakes ever made with its take on the classic 1959 Shirley Jackson novel, The Haunting of Hill House was brought to the big screen with Jan de Bont's The Haunting. Released in 1999, it definitely isn't one of the best horror remakes ever made.

One look at the cast for this movie should tell most people where the majority of the $80 million budget ended up going. Owen Wilson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lili Taylor and Liam Neeson all star in the film, but even their skills can't save The Haunting from what is essentially a run through of every single horror movie cliche in the book.

Not at all helped by the fact its original cinematographer left after one week of filming, The Haunting is plagued by terrible CGI and cheesy jump scares and was eventually nominated for five separate Razzie Awards following its release.

Despite being regarded as one of the worst horror movies to come out of the 1990s and being critically panned at the time, The Haunting did at least manage to make enough money to be profitable with a box office of $180 million.


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