Horror movies are a perennial money-maker for movie studios, with their typically low budgets, high profits, and loyal fans.
In fact, Paranormal Activity, which was made for $15,000, may have set the all-time record for return on investment.
With a box office gross of $161,830,890, the original Paranormal Activity had an astounding 539,336% return! So why is it that when a film like Silence of the Lambs or Sixth Sense receives popular AND critical success, the studios try to distance those movies from their horror roots?
Or to put it more succinctly, how can the studios be ashamed of something that makes them so much freakin’ money?
Listen in as we discuss why horror is the “red headed step-genre,” in this second of a two-part series on our official podcast show: Cast Into the Dark.
Featuring: Arthur Cullipher, Shane Beasley, Nathan Erdel, David Pruett, Kara Erdel, Scott Schirmer, James Stroman, Leya Taylor, and Marv Blauvelt.
Arthur Cullipher studied advanced effects make-up and prosthetics at the Joe Blasco school in Orlando, Florida. Arthur Cullipher is the founder of Clockwerk Pictures. He is a Dollmaker, Filmmaker, Actor, Writer, Special Effects Artist, Fire Performer, Philosopher, Magician and many other things for which there are not names. Arthur is also one of the principal organizers of the Dark Carnival Film Festival in Bloomington, Indiana. (www.darkcarnivalfilmfest.com)