Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Best 90's Horror Films - Part I


90's Horror Movies - Part I
(1990-1994)

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100 Movies and Counting...

TOO SCARY 2 WATCH now presents a list of 90's horror films (arranged by year) that we believe may be worth checking out, if you're a lover of 90's scary movies like we are. The list (divided into two parts) will continue to be updated as we continue to find more movies that we feel are worthy of adding. So be sure to check out both lists! 




Candyman, Ghostface, Hannibal the Cannibal, The Blair Witch and more!

... We've done our best to create a versatile list pulling from a variety of different horror genres; Aliens, slashers, werewolves, vampires and zombies -- we've got good movies, cheesy movies, fun movies, popular movies, underrated movies, remakes, and more! 

It can be argued whether some of the movies on the list belong in the horror genre (depending on how one defines horror) ... nevertheless (with versatility in mind), we've include some that are cult classics, some that are horror comedies, some that are sci-fi action horror, some that are psychological thrillers, along with others that may be open for interpretation.

Want more 90's Horror? - Check Out Our Complete 90's Horror List:
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Disclaimer

Not all of the movies on the list, in our opinion, are good movies, but were chosen to be included for a variety of different reasons -- Some are staple horror films of the nineties, some are popular horror films of the nineties, some are cult films, some have greatly influenced horror movies of the modern era, while others were remakes or sequels to classic horror films from decades past.

Thanks and enjoy!

Proceed to Best 90's Horror Movies - Part II (1995-1999)
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1. Arachnophobia (1990)

When Dr. Ross Jennings (Jeff Daniels) moves to a small California town, people start dropping dead all around him -- and the killer just might be a rare arachnid imported in a coffin from Venezuela. Local exterminator Delbert McClintock (John Goodman) and entomologist Dr. James Atherton (Julian Sands) are ready to destroy the species, but Jennings must first put aside his deep-seated fear of the creepy-crawlies. Stuart Pankin co-stars.

Director: Frank Marshall
PG-13
109 mins





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This entertaining sequel follows Duane Bradley (Kevin Van Hentenryck) and his mutant twin, Belial, as they take refuge in a Staten Island mansion owned by eccentric Granny Ruth (Annie Ross) and occupied by other horribly deformed freaks. Trailed by the tabloid media, the siblings join forces with the menagerie of weirdos, Granny and her daughter (Heather Rattray) to get rid of the pesky press … permanently. Kathryn Meisle and Ted Sorel also star.

Director: Frank Henenlotter 
R-Rated
90 mins
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Persuaded by a devious corporate henchman to operate on a schizophrenic mathematician, a brain surgeon begins experiencing firsthand his patient's paranoid confusion. Despite his best efforts, the doctor soon finds himself descending into insanity.

Directors: Adam Simon
R-Rated
85 mins
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Eight months have passed since the Miskatonic Massacre -- which occurred in the previous film, Re-Animator -- and Dr. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs ) and Dr. Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) are experimenting again, but this time, they've created a new life. No more reanimating corpses. This life form made from spare body parts is a beautiful companion for Dr. West, but this is definitely not a match made in heaven.

Director: Brian Yuzna
R-Rated
96 mins
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After the tragic events of the first film, Andy's mother is committed and Andy (Alex Vincent) ends up in foster care. Meanwhile, the killer-doll's manufacturer reconstructs Chucky to salvage its reputation and prove that nothing was wrong with the doll. But something was, and in re-creating the doll, the company has resurrected the soul of the murderous Charles Lee Ray. Soon, Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif) is up to his old tricks.

Director: John Lafia
R-Rated 
84 mins
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William Peter Blatty, who wrote the original novel The Exorcist and the Oscar-winning screenplay, writes and directs Part 3, which is based on his novel Legion. When a supernatural serial killer strikes again, police detective Bill Kinderman (George C. Scott, taking over Lee J. Cobb's role from the first film) investigates. The original's Father Damien, Jason Miller, returns in a guest role. 

R-Rated 
110 mins
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In this star-studded supernatural thriller, a group of medical students (Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt and William Baldwin) use their acquired skills to try and cross over to the "other side," only to be haunted by what they've seen when their fears, guilt and memories take root in the physical world. Spooked, the students struggle to free themselves from the dark manifestations they've recovered from the afterlife.

Director: Joel Schumacher
R-Rated 
114 mins
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When his pretty fiancee is literally torn to pieces by a runaway lawnmower, Jeffrey Franken creates a scheme to bring her back to life: reassemble her from the body parts of New York City prostitutes. Has he created a monster?

R-Rated
85 mins
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Young sweethearts Billy (Zach Galligan) and Kate (Phoebe Cates) move to the Big Apple, land jobs in a high-tech office park and soon reunite with the friendly and lovable Gizmo. But a series of accidents creates a whole new generation of Gremlins. The situation worsens when the devilish green creatures invade a top-secret laboratory and develop genetically altered powers, making them even harder to destroy!

Director: Joe Dante
PG-13 
107 mins


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Phil and Kate have a baby boy named Jake. They hire a baby-sitter, Camilla, to look after Jake and she becomes part of the family. The Sheridan's friend and neighbor, Ned, takes a liking to Camilla and asks her out. She refuses, but Ned follows her and discovers that she is not quite human. Camilla discovers that she has been followed and Phil is pursued. He leaves a desperate message for Phil and Kate which reveals that Camilla has special plans for baby Jake. 

Director: William Friedkin
R-Rated 
92 mins


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In the 1960s, a demonic creature dressed in a clown suit (Tim Curry) terrorizes seven youngsters in Derry, Maine. The evil clown has been killing the town's children, but the seven kids fight back in an effort to defeat it. Thirty years later, however, when the seven pals learn of another string of child murders, they must battle "It" once again. Stephen King's novel serves as the basis for this Emmy-winning TV miniseries co-starring John Ritter.

Writer: Stephen King
Not-Rated 
193 mins

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In this supernatural thriller, Vietnam veteran Jacob Singer (Tim Robbins) returns home to New York City, only to be haunted by his son's death, plagued by flashbacks from the war and tortured by psychological demons. Despite support from his ex-wife (Patricia Kalember), his girlfriend (Elizabeth Peña) and an insightful chiropractor (Danny Aiello), the line between reality and delusion becomes increasingly blurred.

Director: Adrian Lyne
R-Rated 
116 mins
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A supernatural, maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer.

Director: William Lustig
R-Rated
108 mins
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Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) rescues her idol, romance novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan), after he crashes his car during a fierce blizzard. But when she finds out he plans to kill off the heroine in his next volume, Annie morphs from nurturing caregiver to sadistic jailer. In this tightly wound, suspenseful adaptation of Stephen King's novel, Bates earns her Best Actress Oscar as a woman come undone in a claustrophobia-inducing house of horrors.

Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
107 mins
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Aaron (Craig Sheffer) is haunted by nightmares of Midian, a mythical underground world of monsters. But his therapy involves a serial-killing psychiatrist (David Cronenberg) who pins his own crimes on his patient in this thriller from director Clive Barker, based on his novel Cabal. When Aaron dies as a result of his doctor's deception, he enters the underworld and joins the Nightbreed -- and then leads the species in a revolution.

Director: Clive Barker
R-Rated 
101 mins

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Makeup maestro Tom Savini's shot-for-shot revamp of George A. Romero's watershed black-and-white original brings to lurid color the mortality tale of a band of small-town folks corralled in a farmhouse surrounded by an army of walking dead. Survival is the common goal, but with method and mores in dispute, pistol-packing refugee Barbara (Patricia Tallman) develops her own notions about how to make it through the night.

Director: Tom Savini
R-Rated 
88 mins


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Norman Bates returns for this "prequel", once more having mommy trouble. This time around he is invited to share memories of mom with a radio talk show host, but the PYSCHO fears that he may kill again for his beloved is impregnated with his child and Norman cannot let another PYSCHO loose in the civilized world.

Director: Mick Garris 
R-Rated
96 mins
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Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth -- and this time, it's drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug dealers, detective-lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover) and his police force set out to capture the creature, ignoring warnings from a mysterious government agent to stay away.

Director: Stephen Hopkins
R-Rated
108 mins
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School's out for summer, and a group of nubile teens take advantage of the lack of parental supervision to have a slumber party. It's all fun and games when the boys show up -- until a drill-wielding maniac crashes the party. Can the kids turn the tables on the psycho before he "bores" them to death? Brandi Burkett, Keely Christian and David Lawrence star in this third entry in the popular slasher franchise.

Director: Sally Mattison
R-Rated
87 mins

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In this feature spinoff of the creepy television anthology, psycho chef Betty (Deborah Harry) plans to cook a little boy. The crafty tyke, however, stalls the violence by distracting Betty with three tales of terror. In "Lot 249," a grad student (Steve Buscemi) brings a mummy back to life. A millionaire hires a hit man (David Johansen) to kill a cat in "Cat from Hell." And in "Lover's Vow," an artist (James Remar) sells his soul to the devil.

Director: John Harrison
R-Rated 
93 mins

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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (original title)

A couple embarking on a road trip are in for the fright of their lives when they're assaulted by a chainsaw-wielding maniac while changing a flat tire in the third segment of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise of slash-'em-up movies. After being brought to Leatherface's disturbed and disgusting family home to endure acts of ruthless torture, will the young lovers escape? Viggo Mortensen, Kate Hodge and William Butler star.

Director: Jeff Burr
R-Rated
80 mins
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Hick handymen Val McKee (Kevin Bacon) and Earl Bassett (Fred Ward) can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite am admonition from a shapely seismology coed (Finn Carter) who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before long, Val and Earl discover what's responsible for those readings: 30-foot-long carnivorous worms with a proclivity for sucking their prey underground.

Director: Ron Underwood
PG-13
95 mins
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23. Afraid of the Dark (1991)

After a psycho begins murdering blind women in their homes, 12-year-old Lucas Hardy (Ben Keysworth) -- whose eyesight is disintegrating -- launches his own investigation. But when he finally finds the maniac he's been looking for, Lucas comes face to face with fear in this terrifying psychological thriller directed by Mark Peploe. The fine supporting cast includes James Fox, Fanny Ardant, Clare Holman and David Thewlis.

Director: Mark Peploe
R-Rated
91 mins



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After criminal psychiatrist Bill Chrushank's (Jeff Fahey) arm is severed in a car crash, he unwittingly becomes host to an experimental procedure that grafts a donor arm taken from a recently executed serial killer. Oh-oh! Chrushank learns the truth about his new arm when the limb begins driving him toward violent behavior. Now, he must track down the killer's other body parts to break the cycle of terror. Co-stars Kim Delaney and Brad Dourif.

Director: Eric Red
R-Rated
88 mins

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25. Campfire Tales (1991)

Gunnar Hansen stars as an uninvited drifter who joins a group of teens around their lonely campfire and begins spinning a series of gory tales that scare them witless, such as the story of a gang of flesh-hungry zombie pirates out for bloody revenge. The eerie stranger also recounts tales of a sinister Santa Claus, potheads whose toking results in grisly consequences, and a deranged psychopath on the prowl for … unsuspecting teens!

Director 1: William Cooke
Director 2: Paul Talbot
Not-Rated
88 mins


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When the head of the Play Pals toy company makes an executive decision to bring Good Guys dolls back onto the market, the tortured spirit of Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif) rises again to seek revenge on the boy who killed him eight years ago -- the now-teenage Andy Barclay (Justin Whalin). But in trying to get close to Andy, who's now attending a military academy, Chucky finds an easier target in a trusting young cadet (Jeremy Sylvers).

Director: Jack Bender
R-Rated
90 mins

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Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs (Lisa Zane), tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. Their quest for answers leads to a certain house on Elm Street -- where the nightmares become reality. Johnny Depp and rocker Alice Cooper appear in cameos.

Director: Rachel Talalay 
R-Rated
89 mins
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Master of horror Wes Craven brings an urban twist to the classic fairy tale in the story of Fool, a 13-year-old lad who succumbs to ghetto pressures to steal from a local house. Fool's instant karma comes in the gruesome form of the house's residents -- an insane, deformed family of murderers. The perils of latchkey kids and warnings about absentee parents are the subtle social subtext as Fool and other victims try to escape the deadly home.

Director: Wes Craven
R-Rated
101 mins
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With the lives of nonbelievers and heretics hanging in the balance, Grand Inquisitor Torquemada (Lance Henriksen) orchestrates a murderous campaign of terror during the height of the Spanish Inquisition, evoking fear in the hearts of those he holds captive. Stuart Gordon (known for his remakes of H.P. Lovecraft's Re-Animator and From Beyond) directs this sinister adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story.

Director: Stuart Gordon
R-Rated
97 mins
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In loving tribute to the classic horror movies of the 1950s, a group of students decides to hold a film festival celebrating mid-century terror flicks. Their event is a wild success -- that is, until the projectionist takes a cue from the scary films he's screening and turns into a bloodthirsty lunatic. Jill Schoelen, Tom Villard, Derek Rydall and Malcolm Danare star in director Mark Herrier's campy movie about campy movies.

Director: Mark Herrier
R-Rated
90 mins

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French puppeteer Andre Toulon (Guy Rolfe) attracts the Nazis' attention with his anti-Hitler productions, which feature a cast of magical string-free marionettes. The Gestapo promptly kill his wife (Sarah Douglas) and pursue Toulon's animation formula to create a zombie army. Enlisting the help of his faithful creations, Toulon pulls the strings on a very gory revenge plan in this clever prequel to the first two films in the horror franchise.

Director: David DeCoteau
R-Rated
86 mins

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In this pulse-pounding adaptation of Thomas Harris's novel, FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer; unfortunately, her Faustian relationship with Lecter soon leads to his escape … and now, two deranged killers are on the loose.

Director: Jonathan Demme
R-Rated
118 mins
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Based on a story by novelist Stephen King, this Heartland-set chiller stars Tim Matheson as high school teacher Jim Norman, who returns to his quiet hometown only to find himself haunted by malign spirits spawned by a tragedy from his childhood. With his students expiring -- and ghouls of thugs past showing up in their place -- Norman realizes the horror won't stop until he sends his tormentors back to their graves, or further.

Director: Tom McLoughlin
R-Rated
97 mins
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In the third chapter of this sci-fi saga, Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the lone survivor when her spaceship crashes on a planet inhabited by former prison inmates. Her fears that an alien was aboard her craft are confirmed when bodies begin to pile up. But as Ripley tries to lead the inmates into battle against the creature, she makes another horrifying discovery. This edition includes the theatrical and restored print versions of the film.

Director: David Fincher
R-Rated
97 mins


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Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, the ancient Necronomicon, or "Book of the Dead," transports department store clerk Ash (Bruce Campbell) and his 1973 Oldsmobile into England's Dark Ages. There, he faces legions of undead beasts in a battle for his life. One of the most memorable early works from director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man), this cult favorite is the third in a trilogy of hilarious sci-fi horror epics.

Director: Sam Raimi
R-Rated
81 mins


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When Dracula (Gary Oldman) leaves the captive Jonathan Harker (Keanu Reeves) and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker (Winona Ryder) -- the spitting image of Dracula's long-dead wife, Elisabeta (also Winona Ryder) -- obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing (Anthony Hopkins) sets out to end the madness. Francis Ford Coppola's resurrection of Bram Stoker's novel won three Academy Awards for its eye-popping makeup and  production design.

R-Rated
127 mins

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Airheaded cheerleader Buffy (Kristy Swanson) is the "chosen one" of her generation -- earmarked to kill vampires infesting our streets and towns. Donald Sutherland plays her mentor, and Rutger Hauer is Lothos, the alpha male bloodsucker she's assigned to liquidate. This precursor to the popular series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar lacks the TV version's dark tone, but features plenty of campy fun.

Director: Fran Rubel Kuzui
PG-13
85 mins
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38. Candyman (1992)

While researching urban myths, grad student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) learns about the Candyman (Tony Todd), a hook-handed creature who's said to haunt a Chicago housing project. In this creepy film based on a Clive Barker story, the Candyman is made flesh by other people's belief in him. Not surprisingly, Lyle manages to summon him. Soon, the Candyman has committed a series of murders, and the cops are holding Lyle responsible.

Director: Bernard Rose
Writer: Clive Barker
R-Rated
99 mins



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Belated sequel to the '84 film. 8 years after the first, authorities discover the mutilated bodies of adults in the secluded town of Gatlin, Nebraska and children hiding in the corn. Enter John Garrett (Terence Knox) and son Danny (Paul Scherrer) who head for Gatlin on a story and get caught up in this mess when an orphan named Micah (Ryan Bollman) is possessed by He Who Walks Behind The Rows. Written by Eric Creed

Director: David Price
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
92 mins


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Braindead (original title)

Although it's easy to admire the maniacal glee of director Peter Jackson's bloodfest, Dead Alive is nonetheless intense and profoundly disturbing. When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie. She begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control. Events culminate at a house party that turns into a blood-drenched zombie buffet.

Director: Peter Jackson
Not-Rated 
97 mins

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Psychotic doctor Evan Rendell (Larry Drake) -- aka Dr. Giggles -- escapes from a mental institution and returns to his hometown to exact revenge on the locals who killed his father. The doctor commits a string of gory murders with the surgical tools he has at his disposal. But the fun really begins when Rendell comes across a girl who's waiting for a heart transplant and decides to take the surgery into his own hands. 

Director: Many Coto
R-Rated 
96 mins
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42. Happy Hell Night (1992)

A psychotic serial killer escapes from an insane asylum in this slasher. Nearly 30 years ago, man-of-the-cloth Father Malius (Charles Cragin) brutally murdered several college students. Now locked in an asylum, Malius awaits his chance to escape -- a chance that comes when a group of fraternity pledges break into the institution to get a photo of the serial killer. Seizing the opportunity, Malius flees and begins his bloody rampage once again.
 
Director: Brian Owens
Not-Rated 
87 mins


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43. Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

When playboy club owner J.P. (Kevin Bernhardt) buys a mysterious-looking puzzle box and mistakes it for a work of art, he has no idea that Pinhead (Doug Bradley), "the Black Pope of Hell," is trapped inside and playing tricks on his mind. Pinhead tries his best to manipulate J.P. into breaking him out of his prison -- that is, until an astute journalist (Terry Farrell) begins to suspect something. 
 
Director: Anthony Hickox
Writer: Peter Atkins
R-Rated 
92 mins


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Although Mikey is just a little boy, he is capable of anything.... Every family Mikey lives with has a series of unexplained "accidents" and hence he's moved from home to home. After his original family die, accidently, Mikey is taken by authorities and placed into the care of adoptive parents. Of course they eventually come to learn that. 

Director: Dennis Dimster
R-Rated 
90 mins
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Having moved to a different town to start a new life, 13-year-old Jeff and his new friend Drew discover a strange Indian burial ground. After burying Drew's dog in the cemetery, they realize they've unleashed a deadly evil that can't be stopped.

Director: Mary Lambert
R-Rated
100 mins
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aka Shatterbrain

Claire Ward (Jane Sibbett) is perfectly willing to allow her hard-working husband (Chris Sarandon) a hobby. But his frequent disappearances into his family's old cabin in the woods -- and the creepy, putrid smells that emanate from within -- have all the neighbors talking. Hiring a private investigator to see what he's really up to, Claire does a bit of snooping on her own. But the truth she uncovers is too horrible to believe.

Director: Dan O'Bannon
R-Rated 
105 mins
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When up-and-coming fashion designer Allison Jones places a classified ad to find a new roomie, mousy Hedy Carlson seems to fill the bill ... until her envy turns her into the roommate from hell in this dark psychological thriller.

Director: Barbet Schroeder
R-Rated
107 mins
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After pretty Mary Brady and her son, Charles, move to a small Midwestern town, he does his best to woo teenage virgin Tanya Robertson. But little does she know that the Bradys aren't who -- or what -- they appear to be in this twisted tale of horror.

Director: Mick Garris 
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
91 mins

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Originally filmed as a prequel to director David Lynch's cult television series "Twin Peaks," this movie appeared in theaters after the show was canceled and attempted to answer the big questions for diehard fans. Who would have wanted to kill high school prom queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) -- and why? The usual suspects (Grace Zabriskie, Ray Wise and Kyle MacLachlan) reprise their roles alongside guest stars Kiefer Sutherland and David Bowie.

Director: David Lynch 
R-Rated
135 mins
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Three short stories in the horror genre The first about a serial killer The second about a hair transplant going wrong The third about a base ball player.

TV-14
91 mins
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Young Marty Malone (Gabrielle Anwar) and her family have just moved to a Southern military base so that her father (Terry Kinney) can study a curious environmental issue. Just as she's settling into her new life, Marty learns that an alien attack is imminent and that the creatures are planning to turn humans into "pod people" as they sleep. Marty and her friends must now band together to fight off the aliens.

Director: Abel Ferrara
R-Rated 
87 mins
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52. The Dark Half (1993)

In this tale based on a Stephen King novel, Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton) writes terrifying murder novels under the pen name George Stark. Wanting to branch out, the author plots to separate himself from his nom de plume by staging a mock murder of his alter ego. This, however, ignites a string of killings that mirror those described in his books, and soon Beaumont finds himself the prime suspect.
 
Director: George A. Romero
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
122 mins



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In this drama based on an allegedly true -- and astonishing -- story,  Arizona logger Travis Walton (D.B. Sweeney) is driving through the countryside at night with his friends when he's struck by a bolt of energy beaming from the sky and then disappears for days. When he returns, he claims he was abducted by aliens and spent the week on their ship. Peter Berg, James Garner, Robert Patrick and Craig Sheffer co-star.

Director: Robert Lieberman
PG-13
109 mins

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The title's a contradiction in terms when evil-seed son Henry, whose own mother passed away just a few weeks earlier, to begin suspecting that Henry's innocent façade is just that -- a cover-up for his heinous true nature. But no one will believe Mark, and before long, a confrontation with Henry has him fighting for his own life.

Director: Joseph Ruben
R-Rated
87 mins
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Jason Voorhees, the living, breathing essence of evil, is back for one fierce, final fling. Since he was tracked down and blown to bits by an FBI task force, everyone assumes he's finally dead. But now, Jason has been reborn with the bone-chilling ability to assume the identity of anyone he touches! In this shocking, blood-soaked finale to Jason's legacy of terror, the horrible secret of his unstoppable killing instinct is finally revealed.

Director: Adam Marcus
R-Rated
87 mins
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A father and daughter's move to a new home in the suburbs is anything but lucky when they discover that a murderous 600-year-old leprechaun is living in their basement, laying waste to all who interfere with the search for his pot of gold. Jennifer Aniston, Ken Olandt and Warwick Davis star in this cheeky horror thriller from writer-director Mark Jones that spawned a series of increasingly outrageous sequels.

Director: Mark Jones
R-Rated
91 mins
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A television reporter (Ally Sheedy) and her crew accidentally awaken a sedated canine while checking out reports of abusive experiments at a local lab. When the drugs wear off, the dog can either truly be "man's best friend" or explode in fury … and no one can predict how it will react. Co-stars Lance Henriksen.

Director: John Lafia
R-Rated  
87 mins
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The Maniac Cop (Robert Z'Dar) returns from the dead for the third time when a female cop is shot down during an attempted hostage rescue. This time, the "wrong" arm of the law wants a love girl, and nothing's likely to stop him! He's undead and unwed, so any cop with a pulse (and there are plenty in this flick) had better give this zombie a wide berth.

Director: William Lustig
Not-Rated
85 mins
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aka Necronomicon: Book of Dead

H.P. Lovecraft anthology is divided into four segments: "The Library" which is the wraparound segment involving Lovecraft's research into the Book of The Dead and his unwitting release of a monster and his writing of the following horror segments "The Drowned", "The Cold", and "Whispers".

R-Rated
96 mins
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From Stephen King's No. 1 best-selling novel comes this terrifying thriller starring Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Max von Sydow, J.T. Walsh and Amanda Plummer. A mysterious new antique store opens in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. And for the curiosities he offers, the owner is always willing to make a devil of a deal.

Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
120 mins

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Teen sweethearts Curt (J. Trevor Edmond) and Julie (Melinda Clarke) are shocked when they uncover the secret work of government scientists who are reanimating the dead for military use. But when Julie dies in a motorcycle accident, the grieving Curt drags her corpse to the lab, hoping to bring her back. With the feds intent on resurrecting Julie's hot zombie bod, the undying lovers set off on a heart-stopping joyride through the bowels of hell.

Director: Brian Yuzna
R-Rated 
97 mins
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Jim Gardner (Jimmy Smits) seems to be the only guy in a small Maine town who's immune to the mind-control tricks of the inhabitants of an eons-old alien spacecraft discovered by his girlfriend, Bobbi Anderson (Marg Helgenberger). This 1993 television miniseries based on writer Stephen King's intergalactic tale of horror co-stars Joanna Cassidy, Robert Carradine, E.G. Marshall, Cliff De Young and former porn goddess Traci Lords.

Director: John Power
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
181 mins

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Italian director Dario Argento turns to his family for inspiration in this horror-thriller, his first foray into mainstream American cinema. The plot follows an anorexic teen (played by Argento's daughter Asia) who teams with a drug addict (Christopher Rydell) to find the man who killed her parents. The female character's eating disorder was based on the problems of Argento's other daughter, Anna, who died after the film's release.

Director: Dario Argento
PG-13
106 mins
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Satan's favorite son, the Warlock, returns -- this time to collect six ancient stones that will unlock his father from hell and return him to Earth. Complicating matters are two high schoolers who unknowingly hold the power to save the world.

Directors: Anthony Hickox
R-Rated
98 mins
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Michael is a typical suburban teenager. Isolated from his distant father and dead mother, he finds refuge in horror fanzines and gory slasher flicks. When he plugs into Brainscan, an interactive game where the player initiates all-too-real murders, he's confident he can beat the wisecracking game master until he finds a severed foot in the fridge and belatedly realizes there may be more toBrainscan than he realizes!

Director: John Flynn
R-Rated
96 mins
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Dellamorte Dellamore (original title)

A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

Director: Michele Soavi
R-Rated
105 mins
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Rejected by society, a creature (Robert De Niro) comprised of criminals' corpses and the brilliant brain of Dr. M. Waldman (John Cleese) plots revenge against his creator: the death-obsessed Dr. Viktor Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh). Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Aidan Quinn and Ian Holm also star in Branagh's Oscar-nominated (Best Makeup), ambitious adaptation of this classic horror story set in the early 19th century.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writer: Mary Shelley
R-Rated
123 mins
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When popular horror writer Sutter Cane (Jürgen Prochnow) goes missing, his publisher hires investigator John Trent (Sam Neill) to find him. Trent tracks Cane to a small New England town, which is filled with nightmare scenes right out of the author's books. Encountering one gruesome scene after another, Trent wonders if Cane's fans have gone psychotic and begun imitating his writings, or his "novels" are really nonfiction. John Carpenter directs

Director: John Carpenter
R-Rated
95 mins

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Director Neil Jordan's Oscar-nominated tale of bloodsucking immortals moves from 18th century New Orleans to a Grand Guignol theater in Paris to present-day San Francisco as it explores betrayal, love, loneliness and hunger. The lives of a trio of vampires -- cavalier Lestat (Tom Cruise), tormented Louis (Brad Pitt) and childlike Claudia (Kirsten Dunst) -- are interconnected for centuries in this adaptation of Anne Rice's romantic horror tale.

Director: Neil Jordan
R-Rated
123 mins
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While working on a low-budget horror flick being made by a group of young Americans in Moscow, mute makeup artist Billy Hughes (Marina Zudina) get locked in the studio -- and witnesses the production crew shooting a snuff film. Though they claim the murder was faked, the disbelieving Billy doggedly pursues the case and is gradually drawn into the web of the Russian underworld. Alec Guinness appears in a cameo as the instigator of the proceedings.

Director: Anthony Waller
R-Rated
97 mins

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At first, Shirley's idea to throw a party for her schoolmates at a rumored-to-be-haunted house seems like a killer idea. But their antics anger their unseen hostess, who unleashes an army of teenage demons with orders to hunt them down. Zoe Trilling, Amelia Kinkade and Christine Taylor (The Brady Bunch Movie, Zoolander and Dodgeball) co-star in this direct-to-video sequel to the 1988 gore fest Night of the Demons.

R-Rated
95 mins
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aka Nattevagten (original title)

Persuaded by a devious corporate henchman to operate on a schizophrenic mathematician, a brain surgeon begins experiencing firsthand his patient's paranoid confusion. Despite his best efforts, the doctor soon finds himself descending into insanity.

Directors: Ole Bornedal
R-Rated
107 mins
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Thirteen years after his first appearance, the ever-menacing Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) is haunting the thoughts of Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) and his friend Reggie (Reggie Bannister), a shotgun-toting former ice cream vendor. While the Tall Man dispatches his deadly dwarf henchman across Idaho, he must contend with the two pals and Mike's resurrected brother (Bill Thornbury).Phantasm franchise creator Don Coscarelli writes and directs again.

Directors: Don Coscarelli
NC-17
91 mins
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When a flying saucer reportedly lands in rural Iowa, The Old Man (Donald Sutherland) who runs a secret branch of the CIA must investigate. Accompanied by fellow CIA agents Sam and Jarvis, as well as Dr. Mary Sefton, a NASA specialist in alien biology, they find that the reports of aliens are true. Now, they must nab the aliens before these "friends" from outer space use their mind-control powers to take over the planet.

Director: Stuart Orme
R-Rated
109 mins

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Stephen King adapts his best-selling novel into a vivid and terrifying miniseries. When a lethal virus developed in a government lab accidentally filters into the general population, a devastating plague ravages the globe, leaving few survivors. Those who remain are compelled to follow one of two mysterious figures, leading to an immense winner-take-all battle between good and evil. Rob Lowe, Gary Sinise and Molly Ringwald star.

Director: Mick Garris
Writer: Stephen King
Unrated
366 mins

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Freddy's back … and he's badder than ever! Nancy (Heather Langenkamp), the historical nemesis of the man with the satanic snarl and pitchfork fingers, discovers that a new monstrous demon has taken on Freddy's persona. Can Nancy stop this new threat in time to save her son? Nightmare director Wes Craven and Langenkamp also play themselves in this final installment of a horror classic.

Director: Wes Craven
R-Rated
112 mins
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Bitten by a wolf in the Vermont wilderness, genteel book editor Will Randall acquires an aggressive new edge after he's demoted at work. No longer meek and mellow, Randall sets out to get his job back in this imaginative take on the werewolf legend.

Director: Mike Nichols
R-Rated
125 mins

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1 comment:

Grimm said...

Man, I love how when I look through these lists I realize exactly how much horror I have watched. There's only a few on each list, maybe ten overall out of all your lists. I love this idea, keep it up! Can't wait for best horror of the 2000's.

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