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)

14 through 1 after the jump

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)

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  • david

    most horrible selection of horror movies ever!! only like 3 or 4 that are actually scary.. fuckn scream is your number 1……….. horrible fuckn horrible….

    • AC Slater

      Alright, what would be your favorite horror movie from the 90’s… The 90’s were full of corny, crappy horror… so I’m curious to hear what you would consider “good” for the 90’s… Obviously not everyone is going to agree with my list, which is cool, I’d just like to hear what other people consider good horror from this era…

    • steve

      I don’t understand why people hate scream, it’s the movie that brought back slashers, it was clever, fun, entertaining, a good cast. I think people just like to complain because they refuse one to believe one of the biggest titles is one of the best horror movies, i’d love to hear your list.

      • I’m right there with you Steve, Scream brought slasher flicks back into the spotlight and gave a huge push to horror in general. I think kids these days just aren’t shocked or scared by much anymore, so they just find it dumb and not scary. I would really like to hear what movies kids these days (18 or younger) find scary.

  • Steven

    Good list.

  • leelaa000

    You left out Brainscan!

  • Horror Matt

    Good list, I agree with most of your choices.  Strongest disagreements would be I Know What You Did Last Summer & Leprechaun, and of course Scream at #1.  I actually liked Leprechaun 2-4 much better than the first one.  Biggest omission would be In the Mouth of Madness.

  • Skcocks1

    lol looks like we have movie taste in common.