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Can you guess which scary movie had the bigger budget?

It's Frankenstein vs. the Mummy. Jaws vs. The Exorcist.

Some of the biggest horror movies of all time took big bucks to pull off, but others featured creatures amazingly conceived on a shoestring budget. Only scary movie fans have cared to peek behind the mask of these movies' magic to see what it took to get you to squirm so much in your seat. 

Below, we go decade by decade, picking out some of the best-known horror, sci-fi and supernatural scare flicks to see if you can tell the difference between million-dollar chills and hair-raising films that spooked you just as much on the cheap. Good luck!
  1. Which classic Boris Karloff monster movie had the bigger budget, Frankenstein or The Mummy?
  2. Which 1970s critically acclaimed horror movie had the bigger budget, The Exorcist or Jaws?
  3. In 1982, we got a double dose of sci-fi scares with Poltergeist and The Thing, but which one had the bigger budget?
  4. Both Alien and An American Werewolf in London were creature features that delivered monstrous effects, but which one had the bigger budget?
  5. In the mid-'80s, both The Fly and A Nightmare on Elm Street got pretty gruesome with the special effects, but which one had the bigger budget?
  6. When it comes to cinematic horror movies Night of the Living Dead and Rosemary's Baby both top lists, but which one had the bigger budget?
  7. Which iconic horror movie do you think had the bigger budget, The Blob or Psycho?
  8. Both Halloween and The Evil Dead broke out into full franchises, but which one had the bigger budget originally?
  9. In 1987, we met both Hellraiser and Predator. Scary times. Which movie had the bigger budget?
  10. Final question. Whose movie had the bigger budget in the 1930s, Dracula or King Kong?
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