Thursday, August 2, 2012

90's Horror Movies to Watch This Fall


90's Scary Movies for the Fall Months (2012)

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50 Movies and Counting...

FALL TIME FUN!

Summer is coming to an end, and autumn is right around the corner, and with dark cozy nights in the forecast, and halloween on the way, everyone's looking for those good scary movies to watch. Well fire up the chimney, make yourself a warm cup of coffee (or apple cider) and get comfortable! 

TOO SCARY 2 WATCH now presents a list of 90's horror films and psychological thrillers (arranged by year) that we believe are suitable for the fall months, perfect for that nice cozy autumn night




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

We've included a variety of different 90's horror movies and psychological thrillers for your convenience, emphasizing the ones we believe are most appropriate for the fall/winter months ... with a few exceptions of course!

Want more 90's Horror?

Proceed to Best 90's Horror Movies - Part I  (1990-1999)
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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.

Thanks and enjoy!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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9. 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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aka Jennifer Eight

Andy Garcia stars as John Berlin, a detective in a small Northern California town who's pulled into a grisly murder investigation: Eight unidentified blind women, code-named "Jennifer" by police files, are victims of a killer's gruesome handiwork. John works to uncover the mystery with the help of (and while protecting) the possible next victim, Helena Robinson, a blind woman played by Uma Thurman.

Director: Bruce Robinson
R-Rated
124 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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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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Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer (Kevin Spacey) whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset (Morgan Freeman) researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills (Brad Pitt), scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

Director: David Fincher 
R-Rated
127 mins
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John Carpenter's remake of the 1960 sci-fi thriller stars Christopher Reeve and Kirstie Alley as doctors who must try to stop a group of alien children from taking over the world. An alien force impregnates every woman in a small town, and the spawn -- who grow at an incredible rate, and can read everyone's thoughts -- attempt to conquer the earthlings. Mark Hamill and Michael Paré co-star.

Director: John Carpenter 
R-Rated
97 mins
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Robin Tunney stars in this supernatural thriller as Sarah Bailey, a Catholic school newcomer who falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against all who dare to cross them -- be they teachers, rivals or meddlesome parents. Directed by Andrew Fleming, this cult film favorite features early career performances from Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich, shortly before their breakout turns in Wes Craven's 1996 hit Scream.

Director: Andrew Fleming 
R-Rated
100 mins


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Horror maven Wes Craven -- paying homage to teen horror classics such as Halloween and Prom Night -- turns the genre on its head with this tale of a murderer who terrorizes hapless high schooler Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) by offing everyone she knows. Not your average slasher flick, Scream distinguishes itself with a self-parodying sense of humor. Courteney Cox and David Arquette co-star as a local news reporter and a small-town deputy.

Director: Wes Craven  
R-Rated 
111 mins

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After four teenage friends crash their car, they discover a deserted church nearby and decide to wait there for help. To pass the time, they recount well-known urban legends such as the tale of a young newlywed couple attacked by werewolves when out camping on their honeymoon. Other spooky stories tell of a girl terrorized by a psycho she met on the Internet and a biker visiting a haunted farmhouse.

R-Rated
93 mins
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In 2040, an explorer vessel known as the Event Horizon went missing beyond deep-space boundaries. Seven years later, the ship sends a garbled signal back to Earth that sounds a lot like a cry for help. A rescue ship led by Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburne) is dispatched to investigate, but Miller's crew (including Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan and Joely Richardson) soon realizes the awful truth -- something unimaginable has happened on board.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson 
R-Rated
97 mins

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An affluent German family is settling into their lakeside vacation home when a young man named Peter (Frank Giering) comes to the door asking to borrow eggs. Anna (Susanne Lothar) is alone in the house while her husband (Ulrich Muhe) and son (Stefan Clapczynski) are off swimming. A friend (Arno Frisch) soon joins Peter, and when Anna's men return, the pair takes the family hostage and begins to play sadistic games in this disturbing thriller.

Director: Michael Haneke
Not-Rated
104 mins



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When some North Carolina teens flatten a stranger with their car, they leave him for dead and try to get on with their lives. He returns to give 'em, uh, the hook (literally) -- the gore is leavened by some much-needed laughs. The well-known cast includes Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe.

Director: Jim Gillespie 
R-Rated
101 mins
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Forensic psychologist Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman) travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan (Ashley Judd) to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail leads to Los Angeles, where the duo discovers that the psychopath may not be working alone in this tense psychological thriller based on James Patterson's best-selling novel.

Director: Gary Fleder
R-Rated
115 mins

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Law student Martin Bells (Ewan McGregor) takes a job as the night watchman in a creepy city morgue. But when a serial killer's mutilated victims begin to pile up, Martin finds himself at odds with a surly police detective (Nick Nolte). To make things worse, all the clues seem to point to Martin, and he'll have a hell of a time trying to clear his name. Patricia Arquette, Lauren Graham and Josh Brolin co-star in this moody thriller. 

Director: Ole Bornedal 
R-Rated
101 mins


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In the two years that have passed since the fateful events in Woodsboro, newswoman Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox) has written a best-seller, which has been turned into a film starring Tori Spelling as Sidney (Neve Campbell). As the movie premiere looms closer, the cycle of mysterious deaths begins again. Dewey Riley (David Arquette) heads straight to Sidney's college in an attempt to protect her from impending doom.

Director: Wes Craven 
R-Rated
122 mins

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A TV-miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's novel. Recovering alcoholic Jack Torrance (Steven Weber) wants to get his life and writing career back on track, so he and his wife (Rebecca De Mornay) and son (Courtland Mead) move into the Overlook Hotel as its caretakers while it's closed for winter. But Jack must still wrestle with demons within and without when he discovers -- after getting snowed in -- that the hotel is haunted.

Director: Mick Garris 
Writer: Stephen King
Not-Rated 
273 mins

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When Steve (James Marsden) moves to the small town of Cradle Bay, he learns that high school is a little different in the suburbs. His classmate Gavin (Nick Stahl) warns Clark to watch out for the cliquish Blue Ribbon Club, a group of hyperperfect students who rule the school. But when Gavin himself becomes a Blue Ribbon, Steve and his classmate Rachel (Katie Holmes) decide to investigate -- but they don't want to get sucked in.

Director: David Nutter
R-Rated 
84 mins
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Many teens think their teachers hail from another planet -- but what if it's true? Herrington High students notice that faculty members Furlong (Jon Stewart), Miss Burke (Famke Janssen), Principal Drake (Bebe Neuwirth) and aren't quite themselves. The students discover an alien infection but might not be able to stop it in director Robert Rodriguez's sci-fi thriller, a blend of teenage angst, cutting-edge comedy and eye-popping effects.

Director: Robert Rodriguez 
R-Rated
104 mins


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Assigned to nab a killer before he or she strikes again, tough homicide detective John Hobbes (Denzel Washington) knows he's on a dangerous assignment -- and one for which he's uniquely suited. But there's more to it than he realizes. Turns out he's not just up against a killer: He must face an evil spirit that can morph from one innocent bystander to the next. John Goodman and Embeth Davidtz also star.

Director: Gregory Hoblit 
R-Rated
124 mins
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It's the first reunion in 20 years for two estranged siblings: former baby-sitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her brother, crazed  slasher Michael Myers. With a witty script, a great cast (including LL Cool J and Michelle Williams) and Curtis's return to the role that made her a scream queen, Halloween: H20 is the final chapter in a legendary tale.

Director: Steve Miner 
R-Rated
86 mins

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The fisherman with a hook is back in director Danny Cannon's chilling sequel. Unfinished business with coed Julie James (Jennifer Love Hewitt) brings the murderer to the Bahamas to terrorize her and her friends, Karla (Brandy Norwood), Tyrell (Mekhi Phifer) and Will (Matthew Settle), during a vacation. Can Ray Bronson (Freddie Prinze Jr.), who survived a bloody attack alongside Julie two summers ago, get to the island in time to save everyone?

Director: Danny Cannon 
R-Rated
100 mins
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In this spooky flick based on a Dean Koontz novel, Lisa (Rose McGowan) and Jenny (Joanna Going) arrive in Snowfield, Colorado, for a ski vacation, only to find the town deserted but for a dead man. Joined by Sheriff Bryce Hammond (Ben Affleck) and his deputies, they search for clues. Along the way, they find a note with the words "Timothy Flyte" and "Ancient Enemy," and track down Flyte (Peter O'Toole), who helps them fight the Ancient Enemy

Director: Joe Chappelle 
Writer: Dean R. Koontz 
R-Rated
91 mins

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Filmed in bloodcurdling color, this remake of the 1960 shocker stars Anne Heche as Marion Crane, who makes a fateful stop at the Bates Motel -- run by mama's boy Norman Bates (Vince Vaughn) -- after embezzling $400,000. When Marion fails to show up for work, her disappearance triggers an investigation by her lover (Viggo Mortensen), her sister (Julianne Moore) and a private eye (William H. Macy) ... who discover that Norman has a morbid secret.

Director: Gus Van Sant 
R-Rated
104 mins

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Based on the book by Koji Suzuki, this earlier Japanese version of the hit American movie The Ring is creepy in the extreme. After watching a mysterious videotape, a group of teenagers die gruesomely. The video becomes an urban myth. But an insidious force points a deadly finger at unwary souls unable to resist their curiosity -- people such as Reiko, a journalist who's unwillingly drawn into a nightmare by the unseen threat.

Director: Hideo Nakata 
Unrated
100 mins
(Japanese)


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Three students (Rebecca Gayheart, Jared Leto and Joshua Jackson) at an ivy-covered New England college dismiss a series of grisly murders similar to scary campus legends that have haunted students for years, considering them merely coincidental. But their pal Natalie (Alicia Witt), who has witnessed most of the killings, takes it seriously -- especially when she learns she might be next to die. Robert Englund co-stars as a creepy folklore professor.

Director: Jamie Blanks 
R-Rated
100 mins


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Jack Crow (James Woods) leads a team of vampire hunters in director John Carpenter's Western-themed movie about bloodthirsty ghouls. Jack and his sidekick, Montoya (Daniel Baldwin), destroy a nest of vampires, but as they head off to celebrate, they're set upon by master vampire Jan Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith). Joined by Katrina (Sheryl Lee) and Father Guiteau (Tim Guinee), the two learn the archvillian's plans and set out to bring Valek to heel.

Director: John Carpenters 
R-Rated
107 mins


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Yeogo goedam (original titles)

This groundbreaking Korean film stars Kang-hie Choi as Se-yeon Choi, an intrepid teacher at an all-girls school whose prying ways are awarded with a murder-mystery she now must unravel. After a handful of students begin to turn up dead, administrators scramble to cover up the deaths and pass them off as suicides, a betrayal that spurs Se-yeon to action. But, like the proverbial cat, the curious educator may be marked for death.

Director: Ki-hyeong Park 
R-Rated
105 mins
(South Korean)

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Brash student filmmakers Heather (Heather Donahue), Josh (Joshua Leonard) and Mike (Michael Williams) march into the woods near Burkittsville, Md., to make a documentary about the legendary Blair Witch, who's credited with a string of heinous murders dating back 200 years. But the trio loses their way and soon find themselves surrounded by a malignant terror. This shot-on-a-shoestring-budget indie sensation earned instant cult status.

R-Rated
87 mins


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Rookie cop Amelia Donaghy (Angelina Jolie) reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme (Denzel Washington) -- formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury -- to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed The Bone Collector. The murderer's special signature is to leave tantalizing clues based on the grim remains of his crimes. Director Phillip Noyce filmed this thriller on location in New York and Montreal.

Director: Phillip Noyce
R-Rated
118 mins

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In director Jan de Bont's remake of the original spine-tingling haunted house adventure, Dr. David Marrow (Liam Neeson) invites Nell Vance (Lili Taylor) and Theo (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Luke Sanderson (Owen Wilson) to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself -- and, soon, they see the true nature of its horror.

Director: Jan de Bont
PG-13 
113 mins

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When Eddie (Taye Diggs), Melissa (Bridgette Wilson), Sara (Ali Larter), Donald (Peter Gallagher) and Watson (Chris Kattan) accept tycoon Steven Price's (Geoffrey Rush) $1 million proposal to stay one night in a former insane asylum, they think it's child's play until Price's rigged antics are accompanied by real menacing spirits. Can everyone make it till dawn and win the prize money? Famke Janssen co-stars as Price's haughty wife, Evelyn.

Director: William Malone 
R-Rated
93 mins


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On the trail of a relentlessly precise serial killer (Robert Joy), Chicago detectives John Prudhomme (Christopher Lambert) and Andrew Hollinsworth (Leland Orser) learn what the murderer is really up to: He intends to reconstruct the body of Christ in time for Easter, using spare parts from innocent victims. The case proves particularly challenging for Prudhomme, who recently lost his son, his once-solid marriage -- and his faith in God. 

Director: Russell Mulcahy 
R-Rated
107 mins



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Stringy-haired Sadako returns in this chilling sequel to the film that spawned a fear of unlabeled videotapes. On a quest to find out what happened to her beau (Hiroyuki Sanada), Mai Takano (Miki Nakatani) learns about a strange movie that kills the viewer one week after watching it. But can Mai stop her boyfriend's ex-wife (Nanako Matsushima) and his young son (Rikiya Ôtaka) from paying it forward?

Director: Hideo Nakata
Unrated
95 mins
(Japanese)

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When young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) inexplicably starts seeing dead people, he lands in the care of child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), who is determined to uncover the truth behind Cole's remarkable paranormal abilities. M. Night Shyamalan writes and directs this plot twist-filled chiller, which was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Olivia Williams and Toni Collette co-star.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan 
PG-13
106 mins

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New York detective Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman. Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson and Michael Gambon co-star in Tim Burton's big-screen adaptation of Washington Irving's timeless tale of murder and intrigue. 

Director: Tim Burton 
R-Rated
105 mins

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Frankie Paige (Patricia Arquette) doesn't believe in God, the Bible or religious phenomena … until her hands and feet start to bleed, showing signs of the stigmata. Alerted to Frankie's paranormal experience, the Vatican sends Rev. Andrew Kiernan (Gabriel Byrne) to investigate. Kiernan soon confronts his own crisis of faith: Should he help Frankie avoid an untimely death, or save the church from disaster?

Director: Rubert Wainwright 
R-Rated
102 mins

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Ever since Tom Witzky (Kevin Bacon) was hypnotized by his kooky sister-in-law (Illeana Douglas), he's had terrifying visions of a horrible crime. But the hallucinations give him more than the creeps when he discovers physical remnants of the nightmares in his waking hours. When Tom learns his son can also see ghosts, he must find a way out of the spell and solve the mystery that haunts him and his family.

Director: David Koepp 
R-Rated
94 mins


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Just as a devastating snowstorm hits a small island off the coast of Maine, a creepy stranger (Colm Feore) arrives in town with detailed knowledge of the residents' closest-kept secrets and an unspeakable demand of the townspeople. The local sheriff (Tim Daly) fights back, but even from a jail cell the man seems to wield lethal, supernatural powers. Stephen King penned this Emmy-winning TV miniseries also starring Debrah Farentino.

Director: Craig R. Baxley 
Writer: Stephen King 
PG-13
256 mins
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Our Top Ten Fall Time 90's Horror/Psychological Thriller Films (Arranged by Year)
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1 comment:

Mazruci said...

Thanks for the article, cant wait to see the newest update for Good Scary Movies to Watch of the 2000's

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