Top 20 Horror Movies From The 90s


As I put together this list I realized that I like some movies that a lot of people probably don’t consider good movies, but I think most people would agree with the majority of the ones on the list. I also realized that there were a lot of corny horror movies in the 90s that, while they were more original than the crap that’s coming out today, may not necessarily hold up to today’s audience. The other thing I started to notice was that my definition of “horror” may not be the same as everyone elses, so there are a few movies that are on this list that you may not consider horror as well as some movies left off the list that I don’t consider horror. For example, I did not include “Silence of the Lambs” on this list. I understand it’s a great movie, but I would classify it as more of a psychological thriller rather than “horror”, but then I found myself contradicting that statement by including Seven on this list because that could be seen in the same light, but in my eyes “Seven” has more horror aspects to it than “Silence of the Lambs”

You’ll also notice a lot more honorable mentions at the bottom of this list as I wanted to include some of my guilty pleasures that aren’t necessarily good, but I still enjoy them. So now that I’ve pretty much told you that this list is just a bunch of horror movies that I enjoy from the 90’s, you can take it however you want.

I stand by my top 10, but the rest I just felt I had to include for the hell of it… so here we go.

20. Wishmaster (1997) (imdb)

19. Tremors (1990) (imdb)

18. Dr. Giggles (1992) (imdb)

17. Arachnophobia (1990) (imdb)

16. Leprechaun (1993) (imdb)

15. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) (imdb)

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14. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) (imdb)

13. The People Under The Stairs (1991) (imdb) (Stream Instantly)

12. Stir of Echoes (1999) (imdb)

11. Ringu (1998) (imdb)

10. Brain Dead/Dead Alive (1992) (imdb)

9. Stephen King’s It (1990) (imdb)

8. Candyman (1992) (imdb)

7. The Blair Witch Project (1999) (imdb)

6. Cube (1997) (imdb)

5. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) (imdb) (Stream Instantly)

4. Seven (1995) (imdb)

3. Event Horizon (1997) (imdb)

2. Army of Darkness (1992) (imdb)

1. Scream (1996) (imdb) (Stream Instantly)

Honorable Mentions/Guilty Pleasures (alphabetical order)

Audition (1999) (imdb) (Stream Instantly)

Blade (1998) (imdb)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) (imdb)

The Craft (1996) (imdb) (Stream Instantly)

The Faculty (1998) (imdb)

The Frighteners (1996) (imdb)

Gremlins 2 – The New Batch (1990) (imdb)

Ice Cream Man (1995) (imdb)

Idle Hands (1999) (imdb)

The Relic (1997) (imdb)