“The bigger, the better” isn’t always true when making an unforgettable and timeless horror movie. This genre is often stereotyped as an extravaganza of gory visuals, multiple false jump scares, and the usual Hollywood story tropes. The following movies on this list only needed a novel and gripping story and a subtle touch of gore only when necessary. Most importantly, these films don’t have a mammoth budget to begin with! All they did was provide a strong tension and suspense that left people uneasy and hooked. Note: we only included films that have a budget below $3 million.