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Favorite Horror Movies of the 1990s

by Paul Johnson
Favorite Horror Movies of the 1990s by Paul Johnson
I feel that the 90s were an extremely weak decade for horror movies, so I am roping in some movies with borderline genre status (e.g., Fire Walk with Me, Reflecting Skin, Matinee) to beef up the list a little. And I haven’t seen Lars Von Trier’s The Kingdom I or II, a major omission I hope to correct soon. 1. Cronos (Guillermo Del Toro) 2. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (David Lynch) 3. Ring (Hideo Nakata) 4. In the Mouth of Madness (John Carpenter) 5. Gremlins 2 (Joe Dante) 6. Delicatessen (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) 7. Dark Waters (Mariano Baino)* 8. The Reflecting Skin (Philip Ridley) 9. Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme) 10. Raising Cain… Read more

I feel that the 90s were an extremely weak decade for horror movies, so I am roping in some movies with borderline genre status (e.g., Fire Walk with Me, Reflecting Skin, Matinee) to beef up the list a little. And I haven’t seen Lars Von Trier’s The Kingdom I or II, a major omission I hope to correct soon.

1. Cronos (Guillermo Del Toro)
2. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (David Lynch)
3. Ring (Hideo Nakata)
4. In the Mouth of Madness (John Carpenter)
5. Gremlins 2 (Joe Dante)
6. Delicatessen (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
7. Dark Waters (Mariano Baino)*
8. The Reflecting Skin (Philip Ridley)
9. Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
10. Raising Cain (Brian De Palma)
11. Matinee (Joe Dante)
12. Mute Witness (Anthony Waller)*
13. Naked Luch (David Cronenberg)
14. Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi)
15. Audition (Takeshi Miike)
16. There’s Nothing Out There (Rolfe Kanefsky)*
17. Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi)
18. Braindead (Peter Jackson)
19. Event Horizon (Paul W.S. Anderson)
20. Tremors (Ron Underwood)
21. Candyman (Bernard Rose)
22. The Resurrected (Dan O’Bannon)*
23. Mimic (Guillermo del Toro)
24. Night of the Demons 2 (Brian Trenchard Smith)
25. eXistenZ (David Cronenberg)
26. The Stendhal Syndrome (Dario Argento)
27. Bride of Re-animator (Brian Yuzna)
28. Brain Dead (Adam Simon)*
29. Ravenous (Antonia Bird)
30. Trauma (Dario Argento)
31. Alien 3 (David Fincher)
32. Return of the Living Dead III (Brian Yuzna)
33. Chinese Ghost Story II (Ching Tsu-Tung)*
34. Nightbreed (Clive Barker)
35. The Ninth Gate (Roman Polanski)
36. Chinese Ghost Story III (Ching Tsu-tung)*
37. The People Under the Stairs (Wes Craven)
38. Popcorn (Mark Herrier)
39. Lord of Illusions (Clive Barker)
40. The Dark Half (George Romero)
41. Spontaneous Combustion (Tobe Hooper)*
42. Island of Dr. Moreau (John Frankenheimer)
43. Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (Rachel Talalay)
44. Children of the Night (Tony Randel)*
45. Alien: Resurrection (Jean-Paul Jeunet)
46. The Unborn II (Rick Jacobson)*
47. Mindwarp (Steve Barnett)*
48. Godzilla Millenium (Takao Okawara)
49. Basket Case 2 (Frank Henenlotter)*
50. Doomed Megalopolis (Rintaro)*
51. Body Parts (Eric Red)*
52. The Blair Witch Project (Daniel Myrick)
53. Hardware (Richard Stanley)
54. The Wisdom of Crocodiles (Po-Chih Leong)
55. The Guyver (Screaming Mad George & Steve Wang)*
56. The Relic (Peter Hyams)*
57. Troll 2 (Claudio Fragasso)

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