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Horror films have long been a mainstay on the independent film scene. Considering the relatively inexpensive production costs and devoted fan-base that promises returns for financiers, countless filmmakers have taken the plunge and painted the screen red with blood. Many of these filmmakers, with their unique visions of the low-budget horror troupes, end up altering the genre itself and changing the direction of cinema. Below, just in time for Halloween, are 10 horrors that changed the game. (This is by no means a comprehensive list of every horror film that has made a dent on indie cinema. Please include your own picks in the comment section below.) Click on film title for more info. "Nosferatu" (1922) Despite a few tactful changes to naming the undead, "Nosferatu" was deemed the unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" and was doomed to be destroyed. However, a print of the film emerged and was duplicated, »

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