8 Reasons Horror Movies Are Scary Good Business : Planet Money Seven of the 10 most profitable films of all time are horror movies, and the reason why is quite simple.
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It is really hard these days to make money in the movie industry. Most movies don't make money. But there is a notable exception: horror movies.

Seven of the 10 most profitable films of all time are horror movies, and the reason why is quite simple: Horror movies are cheap to make, and they're insanely popular.

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