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No Budget, No Limits: Inspiration for Amateur Production

"Improve your films not by adding more equipment and personnel but by using what you have to its fullest capacity. The most important part of your equipment is yourself: your mobile body, your imaginative mind, and your freedom to use both. Make sure you do use them."
- Maya Deren

100 films for low/no-budget inspiration. Formal ingenuity, creativity, new ways of approaching film - all made on very low budgets. The more movies I watch, the more I realize that the cheapest tend to be the most exciting. List assembled on 11/25/19 based on current tastes, will go untouched.

There are 49 horror films in this list.

  • 964 Pinocchio
  • Begotten
  • Biotherapy
  • Bliss
  • Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Combat Shock
  • Deadbeat at Dawn
  • The Death King
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • The Driller Killer
  • The Embryo Hunts in Secret
  • Eraserhead
  • The Evil Dead
  • Feed the Light
  • Fireworks
  • Gacha Gacha
  • Guinea Pig 2: Flower of Flesh and Blood
  • Guinea Pig 5: Mermaid in the Manhole
  • Guzoo: The Thing Forsaken by God - Part I
  • Hardware
  • Haxx Deadroom
  • Haze
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • Invocation of My Demon Brother
  • The Iron Rose
  • Lost Paradise: Riding Habit Harakiri
  • Midori
  • Muscle
  • MĂ©canix
  • Nails
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Night Tide
  • Noisy Requiem
  • A Page of Madness
  • Pig
  • Rubber's Lover
  • Schramm
  • Seeds
  • Sleep Has Her House
  • Strangler of the Swamp
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Trash Humpers
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Versus
  • Violated Angels
  • Wedding Trough
  • X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes