Top 20 Must-Watch 90s Horror Movies that you might be missing on
The 1990s was a golden age for horror films, with a wide range of titles that continue to be beloved by fans today. From psychological thrillers to slasher flicks, the 1990s had something for every type of horror enthusiast. Here are the top 20 must-see horror films of the 1990s.
1. ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992)
Third, in the Evil Dead movie. Bruce Campbell’s character Ash is stranded in the Middle Ages. He has to look for the Necronomicon, a book of evil that can send him back in time. Sadly, he frees the evil that had been restrained in the book and causes a legion of the dead to swarm out from the book.
2. THE STENDHAL SYNDROME (1996)
In the course of pursuing the vicious individual who committed the rape, a police detective experiences hallucinating periods.
3. HABIT (1996)
A broken-hearted New Yorker named Sam (Larry Fessenden) is lost in an alcoholic haze as he mourns the loss of his father and has ended his relationship with his girlfriend. He meets Anna (Meredith Snaider), a charming woman, at a party and is instantly captivated by her. Sam soon finds himself in an irregular connection with the mystery woman, and as their encounters result in more blood being spilled, Sam’s belief that he might be dating a vampire grows stronger.
4. POISON (1991)
Three tales: “Hero,” about a young kid who murders his father; “Horror,” a sci-fi tale in black and white; and “Homo,” a tale set in a prison.
5. MUTE WITNESS (1995)
Billy (Mary Sudina), who is deaf, has managed to succeed as a cosmetics artist despite her disability. Billy is in Russia working on a movie directed by Andy (Evan Richards), the boyfriend of her sister. One night Billy gets locked in the studio and is terrified to see a snuff film being made. Billy manages to get away, and with the aid of her sister Kate (Fay Ripley), informs the authorities of what she saw. Sadly, she makes enemies with the Russian mafia, who paid for the snuff film, in the process.
6. BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA (1992)
An adaptation of the well-known vampire novel by Bram Stoker. The character of Dracula, played by Gary Oldman, is a lonesome soul who is determined to find Mina (Winona Ryder). She loses her best friend, Lucy, to Dracula’s reign of horror and seduction in Britain (Sadie Frost). Together, they make an effort to chase Dracula away.
7. WES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARE (1994)
In this edition of the well-known horror series, Wes Craven, Heather Langenkamp, and Robert Englund all play themselves in frightening ways as reality and dream collide. Dylan (Miko Hughes), Heather’s kid, becomes enchanted by the renowned deformed evil Freddy Krueger as Heather (Heather Langenkamp) considers working on another movie with Wes Craven (Robert Englund). In order to save Dylan’s soul, Langenkamp will eventually have to face Freddy’s evil ghost.
8. CANDYMAN (1992)
When investigating superstitions in a Chicago housing complex on the Near North Side, skeptic graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) makes friends with Anne-Marie McCoy (Vanessa Williams). Helen learns about the Candyman (Tony Todd), an urban legend that some of her neighbors believe is to blame for a recent homicide, via Anne-Marie. Helen starts to worry that the legend might actually be true after a mysterious man who resembles the Candyman starts chasing her.
9. SCREAM (1996)
The tranquil little town of Woodsboro suddenly erupted in a scream. One among their number is a killer who has watched far too many spooky movies. Everyone is suddenly at risk as the psychopath follows his victims, taunts them with trivia questions, and ultimately tears them to bloody bits. Anyone is a possibility.
10. SCREAM 2 (1997)
Despite surviving the horrors of the first “Scream,” Sydney (Neve Campbell) and tabloid reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) are still living a nightmare. A copycat killer is on the run when two college students are killed at a sneak viewing of “Stab,” a film based on the events of the first one. Sydney and Gail, along with other survivors Deputy Dewey (David Arquette) and Randy (Jamie Kennedy), must identify the perpetrator of this latest murder spree before they all perish.
11. AUDITION (1999)
A widower named Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) chooses to start dating once more in this unsettling Japanese thriller. Aoyama utilizes auditions for a fictitious production to serve as a dating service with the help of a friend who is a film producer (Miyuki Matsuda). Aoyama and Asami (Eihi Shiina), a shy beauty, start dating after Aoyama is interested in her. As the tension builds, a terrifying climax develops as he starts to suspect that Asami isn’t as restrained as she seems to be.
12. THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)
A sinister secret haunts young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment): he receives ghostly visits. Cole is terrified by visits from people with unresolved issues who emerge from the shadows. Child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe is too terrified to express his suffering (Bruce Willis). Cole’s client and therapist both experience a jolt as a result of Dr. Crowe’s efforts to learn the truth about Cole’s paranormal powers. This awakening to the unfathomable awakens both parties.
13. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999)
Three film students travel to a tiny community to gather documentary material about the Blair Witch, a rumored local killer, as told in found video footage. The students spend a few days interviewing locals and gathering evidence to back up the story’s truthfulness. The research, however, takes an unsettling turn when the students become lost in the woods and start hearing terrifying noises.
14. TREMORS (1990)
In the little desert town of Perfection, Nevada, repairmen Val McKee (Kevin Bacon) and Earl Bassett (Fred Ward) are sick of living boring lives. But as the two make their getaway, they stumble onto a string of unexplained fatalities and a worried seismologist (Finn Carter) looking into strange readings from below the surface. The group battles enormous, worm-like monsters that are hungry for human flesh with the aid of an eccentric couple (Reba McEntire and Michael Gross).
15. DEAD ALIVE (1992)
Elizabeth Moody plays the overprotective mother Vera Cosgrove, who gets accidentally bit by the dreaded Sumatran rat-monkey while watching her grown son Lionel (Timothy Balme) when he visits the zoo with the attractive Paquita (Diana Penalver). When the bite transforms Lionel’s mother into a zombie, he tries to keep her safely locked away in the basement, but her frequent escapes turn most of the neighbors into the walking dead, who subsequently attend a high-society party hosted by Lionel’s obnoxious Uncle Les (Ian Watkin).
16. CRONOS (1993)
A 400-year-old scarab named Cronos befriends Jesus Gris (Federico Luppi), an antique merchant, giving him immortality and youth, but also a craving for blood. Jesus is blissfully oblivious that his dying uncle Dieter de la Guardia (Claudio Brook) has dispatched his nephew Angel (Ron Perlman) to locate the scarab and return it to him. However, Jesus is unwilling to give up his eternal life, even at the cost of his orphan granddaughter’s life (Tamara Shanath).
17. MISERY (1990)
After a terrible car accident, novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) is saved by Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), a former nurse who claims to be his biggest fan. When Annie sends him to her isolated cabin to heal, her fixation takes a tragic turn when she learns Sheldon is killing off her favorite fictional character. As Sheldon arranges his escape, Annie becomes more and more abusive as she pressures the author to adapt his writing to fit her deranged dreams.
18. ARACHNOPHOBIA (1990)
A venomous spider travels in the coffin of a nature photographer (Mark L. Taylor) who passes away while on assignment in Venezuela to his hometown in rural California, where arachnophobe Dr. Ross Jennings (Jeff Daniels) has just moved in with his wife, Molly (Harley Jane Kozak), and small son. As citizens of the community start turning up dead, Jennings starts to suspect spiders and must face his anxieties as he battles a lethal infestation with no-nonsense exterminator Delbert McClintock (John Goodman).
19. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
A top student at the FBI training camp Clarice Starling is portrayed by Jodie Foster. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist and dangerous psychopath now serving a life sentence in prison for a number of murders and cannibalism-related offenses, is someone Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview. Crawford thinks that Lecter might have information on a case and that Starling, an appealing young woman, might be the perfect lure to entice him.
20. THE RING (1998)
Journalist Reiko Asakawa (Nanako Matsushima) launches an investigation after her niece and three friends are discovered dead after watching a purportedly cursed videotape. Together with her ex-husband Ryuji (Hiroyuki Sanada), Reiko discovers the tape, watches it, and then gets a call telling her that she will pass away in a week. Reiko and Ryuji learn the history of the video and make an effort to solve a long-standing murder in an effort to break the curse.
Whether you’re a fan of slasher films, supernatural tales, or psychological thrillers, the 1990s had something for every type of horror enthusiast. These top 20 films are must-sees for any fan of the genre.
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