Low Budget Films That Made More Than Their Money Back

Paranormal Activity – $15,000 budget

Taking a page from The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity was only made for $15,000! It was shot using a handheld camera in seven days. Its director, Oren Peli, had no previous filmmaking experience and it launched his career.

Paranormal Activity – $15,000 budget
Credit: Blumhouse

The film made an incredible $193 million and started a franchise with a handful of sequels. Paranormal Activity was produced by Blumhouse Productions, famously known to invest in new horror talent and producing large films with low costs.

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