Micro-Budget Horror

by andrewoliverjazz | created - 03 Nov 2016 | updated - 15 Apr 2017 | Public

Horror films made with extremely small budgets. Not low-budget, but no-budget horror of the Z-Grade variety.

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1. Dahmer vs. Gacy (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A secret government has been trying to create the ultimate killer using the DNA of infamous killers Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy, but there's one big problem: they've escaped! Bloody ... See full summary »

Director: Ford Austin | Stars: Ford Austin, Art LaFleur, Randal Malone, Ethan Phillips

Votes: 454

2. Shark Exorcist (2015)

71 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

A demonic nun unleashes holy hell when she summons the devil to possess a great white shark.

Director: Donald Farmer | Stars: Angela Kerecz, Bobby Kerecz, James Balsamo, Alaine Huntington

Votes: 720

3. Goremet, Zombie Chef from Hell (1986)

67 min | Comedy, Horror

A cannibal opens up a seafood restaurant, and kills and cooks people to serve to his customers.

Director: Don Swan | Stars: Theo Depuay, Kelley Kunicki, C.W. Casey, Alan Marx

Votes: 255

4. Doll Killer (2013)

70 min | Horror

You've met Chucky the killer doll, now meet Charlie Crandall the DOLL KILLER. From the grim urban squalor a tortured man is compelled to murder women and leave dolls at each crime scene. Is... See full summary »

Director: Dustin Ferguson | Stars: Brandon Aylor, Kia Beason, Jennii Caroline, Andrea McCain

Votes: 25

5. Blonde Death (1984 Video)

93 min | Comedy, Crime

Meet Tammy, the Teenage Timebomb. Eighteen years of bottled-up frustration are about to explode.

Director: James Robert Baker | Stars: Sara Lee Wade, Jack Catalano, Scott Ingram, Linda Miller

Votes: 18

6. Alien Beasts (1991 Video)

74 min | Action, Animation, Horror

Special CIA unit must deal with humans who mutated into beasts after being exposed to alien radiation and evil terrorists who attack the CIA base.

Director: Carl J. Sukenick | Stars: Neal Dealosi, Joe LaPenna, Mark Torreso, Sara Victor

Votes: 99

7. Cannibal Campout (1988 Video)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror

Four teenagers on an outing in the woods are attacked by a trio of mutant cannibals.

Directors: Tom Fisher, Jon McBride | Stars: Jon McBride, Amy Chludzinski, Christopher A. Granger, Richard Marcus

Votes: 414

8. Woodchipper Massacre (1988 Video)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

While their father is away, his children begin killing people via a woodchipper.

Director: Jon McBride | Stars: Jon McBride, Denice Edeal, Tom Casiello, Patricia McBride

Votes: 366

9. Phantom Brother (1988)

92 min | Comedy, Horror

A teen-ager is left orphaned by a car crash that wipes out his entire family; he is subsequently haunted by his dead brother.

Director: William Szarka | Stars: John Gigante, Jon Hammer, Patrick Molloy, Mary Beth Pelshaw

Votes: 64

10. Witchcraft 13: Blood of the Chosen (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

Will Spanner, the reluctant heir to a dark legacy, is once again thrown into battle against the forces of evil when a series of gruesome murders begins to take place. The victims are all ... See full summary »

Director: Mel House | Stars: Tim Wrobel, Cesar Castillo, Anjanette Clewis, Richard Flood

Votes: 391

11. City of the Dream Demons (2014)

Unrated | 75 min | Horror

Tommy has been suffering from bad dreams as far back as he can remember. He could never sleep more than eight hours without waking up screaming. Now, on his sixteenth birthday, he's ready ... See full summary »

Director: Johnny Dickie | Stars: Peter Beres, Joshua Bruce, Anthony Edward Curry, Joey Davalos

Votes: 12

12. Camp Blood (2000 Video)

73 min | Horror

Out and about on a camping trip in the woods without a care in the world, four campers found themselves in an unknown world. With the death of their guide and at the mercy of a cold blooded... See full summary »

Director: Brad Sykes | Stars: Jennifer Ritchkoff, Michael Taylor, Tim Young, Betheny Zolt

Votes: 870

13. Camp Blood 2 (2000 Video)

90 min | Horror

Smarmy opportunist filmmaker Worthy Milligan convinces traumatized sole survivor Tricia to work as a technical advisor on a film he's making about the horrific events that occurred at Camp ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Sykes | Stars: Jennifer Ritchkoff, Garrett Clancy, Missy Rae Hansen, Ken X

Votes: 519

14. Within the Woods (2005 Video)

85 min | Horror

Is the legendary Clown back, or is one of the group willing to kill for the prize?

Director: Brad Sykes | Stars: Athena Demos, Alex Gordon, Janelle Herrera, Erin Holt

Votes: 187

15. Hellroller (1992 Video)

72 min | Horror

A horror film about a maniacal serial killer in a wheelchair.

Director: Gary J. Levinson | Stars: Ron Litman, Mary Woronov, Michelle Bauer, Elizabeth Kaitan

Votes: 113

16. Sexandroide (1987 Video)

51 min | Horror

A monstrous madman slowly mutilates poor young girls.

Director: Michel Ricaud | Star: Daniel Dubois

Votes: 98

17. Terror at Blood Fart Lake (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Horror

The Legend of Blood Fart lake is...well...legendary! When a group of college kids head off to their friend's cabin for a little high octane sex weekend they will get more than they ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Seaver | Stars: Jesse Ames, Teen Ape, Andrew Baltes, Nicola Fiore

Votes: 233

18. Holla If I Kill You (2003 Video)

81 min | Horror, Comedy

Once the hottest comic in America, Hollaback's name was in hip-hop songs, all over the media making Eminem look like MC Hammer. Then, in a flash, it's gone. He's played out. It's so bad ... See full summary »

Directors: John Polonia, Mark Polonia | Stars: Mike Troy Smith, Mike Yard, Wil Sylvince, Arnold Acevedo

Votes: 85

19. Hip Hop Locos (2001 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Crime, Horror

A pair of hip-hop performers kill drug dealers to finance their music.

Director: Lorenzo Munoz Jr. | Stars: Unodoz, J10, Jose E., Phil Green

Votes: 114

20. Splatter Farm (1987 Video)

Unrated | 70 min | Horror

Two young twins are sent to spend time at their aunt's farm. What nobody knows is that the aunt's handyman is a psycho serial killer who dismembers his victims and stores their body parts in the barn.

Directors: John Polonia, Mark Polonia, Todd Michael Smith | Stars: Todd Michael Smith, John Polonia, Mark Polonia, Jeff Seddon

Votes: 292

21. Heavy Metal Massacre (1989)

83 min | Horror

A killer goes on a killing spree at a heavy metal club.

Directors: Steven DeFalco, Ron Ottaviano | Star: David DeFalco

Votes: 37

22. Severed (2002 Video)

R | 89 min | Horror

A ritualistic serial killer is beheading victims all over a city, and those surrounding the case are pulled into his world as they try and stop him.

Director: Matt Green | Stars: Peter Reh, Vanessa Sanchez, Mark Harris, Nehemiah

Votes: 199

23. The Great Halloween Puppy Adventure (2012 TV Movie)

80 min | Family, Fantasy

A boy accidentally turns his mom's boyfriend into a dog.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Evan Crooks, Stephanie Shemanski, Kristine DeBell, Eric Roberts

Votes: 158

24. The Evil Dead Inbred Rednecks (2012 Video)

46 min | Comedy, Horror

Dumb by Dawn.

Director: Chris Seaver | Stars: Kurt Indovina, Nichole LaRoche, Chris Seaver, Josh Suire

Votes: 58

25. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?

Director: James Nguyen | Stars: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore, Tippi Hedren, Janae Caster

Votes: 18,207

26. Back from Hell (1993)

Unrated | 82 min | Horror

A priest visits an old friend, who has gone to Hollywood to become a movie star. He finds out that his friend has sold his soul to Satan for stardom and now regrets it. The priest ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Jaissle | Stars: Larry DuBois, Shawn Scarbrough, Don Ruem, Chris Heikka

Votes: 159

27. Blood Lake (1987)

82 min | Horror

Six teenagers decide to party one weekend, but before the partying begins one couple disappears. Only to be fount brutally murdered. A blood thirsty killer is stalking their summer ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Boggs | Stars: Doug Barry, Angela Darter, Mike Kaufman, Andrea Adams

Votes: 322

28. Death Nurse (1987 Video)

60 min | Horror

Edith, a murderous, overweight nurse, and her brother run a medical clinic out of the suburban house they share. They take in patients and kill them, continuing to bill the state for their ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Millard | Stars: Priscilla Alden, Albert Eskinazi, Royal Farros, Frances Millard

Votes: 204

29. Death Nurse 2 (1988 Video)

56 min | Horror

That crazy killer nurse is at it again! Edith Mortley continues to slay more and more dumbfounded patients, turning them into rat food.

Director: Nick Millard | Stars: Jane Lambert, Robert Copple, George 'Buck' Flower, Ginna Martine

Votes: 106

30. Savage Harvest (1994 Video)

Unrated | 71 min | Horror

The agony and death of the Trail of Tears. A Cherokee elder, desperate to aid his people. Demons bursting into our world to destroy the entire tribe. And a great flood that washes the evil ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Stanze | Stars: Lisa Morrison, Ramona Midgett, William Clifton, David Berliner

Votes: 347

31. Psycho Holocaust (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror

On a scorching summer day 6 friends venture into the mountains for one more vacation before their lives change forever. Unbeknownst to them, their lives would forever be changed anyway. In ... See full summary »

Director: Krist Rufty | Stars: Raine Brown, Trent Haaga, Vanelle, Billy Garberina

Votes: 91

32. The Curse of the Black Dahlia (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror

American Regent's star employee, Jennifer, is being haunted by horrifying nightmares and hallucinations ever since the mysterious disappearance of her assistant. Now faced with an ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Goldman | Stars: Kate Siegel, Laura Penn, Austin Brooks, Michelle Dominique

Votes: 86

33. Goblin (1993 Video)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror


Director: Todd Sheets | Stars: Mike Hellman, Bobby Westrick, Charles Monroe, Jenny Admire

Votes: 179

34. Zombie Dearest (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

When failed comic Gus Lawton pushes his wife too far, he finds himself chasing her across the country to the abandoned farmhouse of her childhood. Given the choice between losing Deborah or... See full summary »

Director: David Kemker | Stars: David Kemker, Shauna Black, David Sparrow, John Jarvis

Votes: 202

35. Demon Queen (1987 Video)

54 min | Horror

A female vampire goes on a rampage seeking blood.

Director: Donald Farmer | Stars: Mary Fanaro, Dennis Stewart, Clifton Dance, Patti Valliere

Votes: 52

36. Spine (1986 Video)

72 min | Horror

A madman stalks nurses, brutally stabbing them to death. In his fevered mind, he believes his victims to be a woman from his past named Linda. Police struggle to apprehend him before he can... See full summary »

Directors: John Howard, Justin Simmonds | Stars: R. Eric Huxley, Janus Blythe, Lise Romanoff, John Howard

Votes: 108

37. A Bothered Conscience (2006)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

In the backwoods of Arkansas, a father and son protect their land against trespassers.

Director: Dennis Smithers Jr. | Stars: Dennis Smithers Sr., Stephen Martin, MacFarland Martin, Thomas King

Votes: 140

38. Zombie Rampage (1989 Video)

89 min | Horror

A young man on the way to meet friends at a train station is derailed into a world full of zombies, homicidal gangs and serial killers in this Niagra of gore.

Director: Todd Sheets | Stars: Dave Byerly, Erin Kehr, Stanna Bippus, Beth Belanti

Votes: 179

39. Evil Night (1992 Video)

70 min | Horror

A group of rich college brats conspire to play a prank on Jimmy Fisher, the school nerd. But when Jimmy ends up unconscious, the co-eds leave him and head out to a party. What they don't ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Jason Cook | Stars: Holly Aeck, Joseph Fautinos, Spencer Trask, Todd Jason Cook

Votes: 53

40. Night of the Clown (1998 Video)

70 min | Horror

What happens when a millionaire sells his company? MURDER! Todd is a savvy businessman with a golden touch. His company is worth so much money that others are willing to kill for it . . . ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Jason Cook | Stars: Lisa Cook, Todd Jason Cook, Chad Eubanks

Votes: 19

41. The Undertow (2003 Video)

Unrated | 79 min | Horror

Six friends enter the strange town of Old Mines for a weekend float trip. They quickly realize that the town is not friendly to strangers, and they are pressured to leave by the police. ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Wallace | Stars: Jason Christ, Julie Farrar, Joseph Palermo, Trudy Bequette

Votes: 326

42. Las Vegas Bloodbath (1989 Video)

78 min | Horror

After Sam's wife has betrayed him, he goes on a bloody killing spree in Las Vegas.

Director: David Schwartz | Stars: Ari Levin, Rebecca Gandara, Barbara Bell, Susanne Ciddio

Votes: 205

43. Demon Dolls (1993 Video)

66 min | Horror

A doll animated with an evil spirit can imitate anyone it comes into contact with.

Director: Todd Jason Cook | Stars: Lisa Cook, Todd Jason Cook, Rik Deskin, Joey Scarborough

Votes: 30

44. The Dummy (1995 Video)

90 min | Horror

A newlywed couple visits a fortune teller just for laughs. The fun soon turns to terror after they insult the woman and leave without paying. The fortune teller then unleashes an evil ... See full summary »

Director: Dante Falconi | Stars: Lisa Cook, Todd Jason Cook, Sabrina Cook, Bill DeWild

Votes: 25

45. Blood for the Muse (2001 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror, Fantasy

Based on the cult comic, Blood for the Muse tells the harrowing tale of a man's faith and the blood-soaked extremes he explores to hear the siren's call of the Dark Muse! Believing tragedy ... See full summary »

Director: Terry M. West | Stars: Josh Robinson, Tina Krause, Tammy Parks, Max Wade

Votes: 49

46. A Candle in the Dark (2002 Video)

R | 40 min | Short, Horror

A series of "vampire" style murders on campus has Sarah scared of her own shadow - It doesn't help that her new dorm mate Lilith wears only gothic clothing, is afraid of crosses, avoids ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Poche | Stars: Kirstin McLaughlin, Cliff Poche, Alexandra Ackerman, Kirsten Finkas

Votes: 71

47. Demon Slaughter (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 62 min | Horror

Demon Slaughter

Director: Ryan Cavalline | Stars: Adam Berasi, Rusty Maholtz, Angie Guido, Nathan Assalone

Votes: 60

49. Goth (2003 Video)

R | 85 min | Thriller, Horror

GOTH blurs the boundaries between reality-driven horror and the hallucinatory style of REQUIEM FOR A DREAM in this raw and blood-soaked ride through the dark underbelly of the Gothic ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Sykes | Stars: Phoebe Dollar, Laura Reilly, Dave Stann, Larry Sprock

Votes: 404

50. I Dream of Dracula (2003)

75 min | Comedy, Horror

The titillating, terrifying, and hilarious tale of a woman plagued by dreams of being a vampire. But are they just dreams? And will she wake up before her sleazy husband drives her crazy?

Director: Jim Haggerty | Stars: Michellina Shaffranski, Jae Mosc, Maria Bolaris, Jenna King

Votes: 64

51. 555 (1988 Video)

90 min | Horror