Here are my top 10 horror movies of the 90’s. I used Horror Fandom’s Chronological List of Horror Films as a mnemonic aid. Unlike the 80’s, which were chock-a-block with great horror movies, the 90’s were a bit of a desert, IMO. Here are the few I recall fondly, from least to greatest:
10. Tremors (1990)
A somewhat silly film where people living in a small town in the desert are terrorized by monsters that live under the surface of the sand. Stars Kevin Bacon, and Michael Gross has a great part as a gun enthusiast.
9. Army of Darkness (1993)
An over the top crazy film about a demon hunter, played by Bruce Campbell.
8. Species (1995)
A fairly run of the mill creature flick, with a dangerous alien who comes to earth in the form of a beautiful woman.
7. From Dusk Til Dawn (1996)
Quentin Terantino’s over the top vampire film. Lot’s of action, but light on plot. Stars Harvey Kytel.
6. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
One of the few slasher films of the decade that wasn’t terrible.
5. Needful Things (1993)
A mystery man comes to the small Maine Town of Castle Rock and wrecks havoc. The main character, the sheriff, is played by Ed Harris, the trickster by Max von Sydow.
4. Flatliners (1990)
A film about the perils of crossing over into death and bring back the evil that lurks there. Stars a good cast led by Keefer Sutherland.
3. Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
A creepy, mysterious film about a man who returns from the Vietnam war and finds reality slowly falling apart around him. Stars Tim Robbins, and Macaulay Culkin has a small part as his son.
2. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
The classic remade with an all star cast. Gary Oldman plays the title role, Keanu Reeves is Jonathon, Winona Rider is Lucy, and Anthony Hopkins is Van Helsing. This is my favorite adaptation of the novel.
1. The Sixth Sense (1999)
This masterpiece, starring Bruce Willis as a psychiatrist trying to help a boy, played by Haley Joel Osment, who can communicate with ghosts. The twist ending is shocking.