As you might expect, the decade is full of movies that are still being made today, but there’s one genre that has been on the decline: movies that use low-cost technology to give us the best possible visual effects.
The genre of low-tech horror is a thing of the past, but it’s still thriving, as seen by this list of the top 10 low-technology movies of all time.1.
The House in the Hills (1979) – $2.7 million2.
Dead Zone (1978) – A total of $1.8 million3.
The Thing (1982) – One-third of $2 million4.
The Fog (1986) – Two-thirds of $3.6 million5.
The Cabin in the Woods (1993) – Thirty-five percent of $6.7 and a whopping 80 percent of its total production budget6.
The Haunting of Hill House (1999) – Fifty-one percent of the $10 million7.
The Long Goodbye (1996) – Ninety-six percent of that production budget8.
The Exorcist (1973) – Seven-quarters of a million dollars9.
The Mummy Returns (2005) – Seventeen percent of a billion dollars10.
The Shining (1980) – Eighteen percent10.
Halloween (1986 ) – Twenty-eight percent