The Best '90s Horror Movies

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List Criteria: Top horror films released between 1990 and 1999

What are the best '90s horror movies ever made? While some could argue that the '80s horror movies were far superior, that's not necessarily true. This list of the top scary films of the 1990s includes some modern classics, so vote for the movies you liked the most, vote down any that you don't think deserve a top spot and rerank this list in any order you choose.

Some of the best 1990s horror films are actually more along the lines of outstanding psychological thrillers. What the 80s were to slasher films, the 90s were to great spooky suspense films, such as 1991's Silence of the Lambs, 1995's Seven, and 1999's The Sixth Sense. Not only are these movies among the greatest horror films ever made, they're also excellent thrillers that'll keep you on the edge of your seat.

That's not to say that the best 90s horror movies weren't also straight-up horror. No no, the 1990s saw the birth of the very popular Scream series (1996), certainly one of the better teen movie franchises in recent years. Some might also argue that 1997's I Know What You Did Last Summer is also one of the best!

Enjoy this list of great horror movies from the '90s, and feel free to add any of your favorites that might be missing. If you're a huge horror buff, you might be interested in these lists of the best slasher movies, movies with the scariest clowns, and the best B-movie movies ever made.
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    The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Scream is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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    It is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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    Seven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Misery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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    From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Candyman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

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    I Know What You Did Last Summe... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

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    The Ring is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, YĆ«ko Takeuchi

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    Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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    Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

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    The Devil's Advocate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

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    Halloween: the Curse of Michae... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Halloween: the Curse of Michael Myers

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    Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

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    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams

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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    Tremors is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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    The Craft is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor

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    House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Ali Larter, Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush

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    Interview with the Vampire: Th... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    The People Under the Stairs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Ving Rhames, A. J. Langer, Bill Cobbs

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    Urban Legend is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

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    The Faculty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

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    Stir of Echoes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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    Wes Craven's New Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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    Child's Play 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Jenny Agutter, Brad Dourif, Beth Grant

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    Event Horizon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill

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    The Frighteners is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson, R. Lee Ermey

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    The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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    Stigmata is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Portia de Rossi, Patricia Arquette, Nia Long

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    Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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    Child's Play 3 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Perrey Reeves

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    Alien 3 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

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    Species is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley, Natasha Henstridge

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    Gremlins 2: The New Batch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Christopher Lee, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel

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    In the Mouth of Madness is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Hayden Christensen, Charlton Heston, Sam Neill

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    Tales from the Darkside: The M... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Debbie Harry

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    Anaconda is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson

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    Bride of Chucky is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly, John Ritter

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    Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme

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    Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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    The Relic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, Penelope Ann Miller

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    Mimic is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Josh Brolin, Mira Sorvino, Norman Reedus

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    Wolf is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

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    Halloween 6 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Paul Rudd, Donald Pleasence, Mitchell Ryan

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    Wishmaster is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

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    Tony Todd, Verne Troyer, Robert Englund

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    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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