Ivan Ho-Tep

On gaining permission to film a zombie flick at Chernobyl:

"Up to a couple of days before we began shooting, it was touch-and-go whether they would let us in, and I had to pay more than I had budgeted to secure the permission," Fradis says, standing inside Chernobyl's first checkpoint inside the zone.

That is to say, "I had to bribe bigger and better than I'd budgeted."