films The Best Horror Movies of the 1990s

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List Rules 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 Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins Chris Isaak

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Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan Courteney Cox

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It Tim Curry, Seth Green John Ritter

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The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton Haley Joel Osment

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Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow Morgan Freeman

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Misery Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates James Caan

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Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves Winona Ryder

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From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney Quentin Tarantino

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Candyman Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd Vanessa A. Williams

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I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar Anne Heche

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Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci Christopher Walken

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The Ring Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani Yūko Takeuchi

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Army of Darkness Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell Sam Raimi

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The Devil's Advocate Charlize Theron, Al Pacino Keanu Reeves

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Arachnophobia John Goodman, Brandy Norwood Jeff Daniels

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Scream 2 Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox Heather Graham

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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt Kirsten Dunst

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The Craft Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney Christine Taylor

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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Michelle Williams

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Halloween: the Curse of Michael Myers

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Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte Jessica Lange

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Tremors Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire Fred Ward

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Urban Legend Jared Leto, Tara Reid Alicia Witt

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The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher Famke Janssen

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The People Under the Stairs Ving Rhames, A. J. Langer Bill Cobbs

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House on Haunted Hill Ali Larter, Famke Janssen Geoffrey Rush

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Wes Craven's New Nightmare Wes Craven, Robert Englund Heather Langenkamp

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Child's Play 2 Jenny Agutter, Brad Dourif Beth Grant

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Stir of Echoes Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon Illeana Douglas

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Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan Victor Salva

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The Blair Witch Project Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard Michael C. Williams

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

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Event Horizon Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs Sam Neill

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Child's Play 3 Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks Perrey Reeves

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Stigmata Portia de Rossi, Patricia Arquette Nia Long

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Alien 3 Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance Paul McGann

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Species Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley Natasha Henstridge

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Jacob's Ladder Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins Jason Alexander

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch Christopher Lee, Phoebe Cates Howie Mandel

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Anaconda Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube Owen Wilson

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Needful Things Ed Harris, Max von Sydow Bonnie Bedelia

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Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi Debbie Harry

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Lake Placid Betty White, Mariska Hargitay Bridget Fonda

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In the Mouth of Madness Hayden Christensen, Charlton Heston Sam Neill

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Bride of Chucky Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly John Ritter

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Thinner Stephen King, Kari Wührer Josh Lucas

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Night of the Living Dead Tony Todd, Bill Moseley Patricia Tallman

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Flatliners Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon Kiefer Sutherland

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Dead Alive Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy Tim Balme