When the ’50s were just ’50 years’ into the era of big-budget, low-budget movies, here’s how they still look today

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