The Best '90s Horror Movies Films

The Best '90s Horror Movies

5 44 of 59
18,962 votes 1,065 voters 57,814 views 86 items tags f p @

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.


List Photo: user uploaded image
Collection Photo: user uploaded image
  • 14 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 466
    - 101
    The Silence of the Lambs


    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

    ;
  2. 2
    + 416
    - 145
    Scream

    the people's #1
    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

    ;
  3. 3
    + 412
    - 129
    The Sixth Sense


    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

    ;
  4. 4
    + 368
    - 152
    It

    most listed
    Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

    ;
  5. 5
    + 383
    - 115
    Seven


    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

    ;
  6. 6
    + 357
    - 117
    Misery


    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

    ;
  7. 7
    + 241
    - 147
    Bram Stoker's Dracula


    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

    ;
  8. 8
    + 285
    - 132
    From Dusk till Dawn


    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

    ;
  9. 9
    + 275
    - 149
    Sleepy Hollow


    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

    ;
  10. 10
    + 267
    - 133
    Candyman


    Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

    ;
  11. 11
    + 242
    - 166
    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    added by maria-tereza
    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

    ;
  12. 12
    + 180
    - 80
    The Ring

    added by CassiopeeLeduc
    Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, YĆ«ko Takeuchi

    ;
  13. 13
    + 239
    - 145
    Army of Darkness


    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

    ;
  14. 14
    + 183
    - 149
    Arachnophobia


    John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

    ;
  15. 15
    + 198
    - 136
    The Devil's Advocate


    Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

    ;
  16. 16
    + 112
    - 86
    Halloween: the Curse of Michael Myers

    often listed & added by CassiopeeLeduc
    Halloween: the Curse of Michael Myers

  17. 17
    + 212
    - 151
    Scream 2


    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

    ;
  18. 18
    + 204
    - 122
    Cape Fear


    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

    ;
  19. 19
    + 217
    - 131
    Tremors


    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

    ;
  20. 20
    + 174
    - 136
    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later


    Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams

    ;
  21. 21
    + 178
    - 105
    House on Haunted Hill

    added by wiabux
    Ali Larter, Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush

    ;
  22. 22
    + 191
    - 105
    The Craft

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor

    ;
  23. 23
    + 175
    - 123
    Urban Legend


    Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

    ;
  24. 24
    + 161
    - 122
    The People Under the Stairs

    added by wiabux
    Ving Rhames, A. J. Langer, Bill Cobbs

    ;
  25. 25
    + 183
    - 129
    The Faculty

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

    ;
  26. 26
    + 152
    - 105
    Stir of Echoes


    Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

    ;
  27. 27
    + 144
    - 136
    Child's Play 2


    Jenny Agutter, Brad Dourif, Beth Grant

    ;
  28. 28
    + 167
    - 118
    Wes Craven's New Nightmare


    Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

    ;
  29. 29
    + 62
    - 36
    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

    added by charity138
    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

    ;
  30. 30
    + 131
    - 123
    Event Horizon

    added by wiabux
    Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill

    ;
  31. 31
    + 137
    - 122
    The Frighteners


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

    ;
  32. 32
    + 181
    - 186
    The Blair Witch Project

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

    ;
  33. 33
    + 136
    - 142
    Jacob's Ladder


    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

    ;
  34. 34
    + 74
    - 97
    Child's Play 3

    added by CassiopeeLeduc
    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Perrey Reeves

    ;
  35. 35
    + 116
    - 137
    Stigmata

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Portia de Rossi, Patricia Arquette, Nia Long

    ;
  36. 36
    + 114
    - 148
    Species


    Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley, Natasha Henstridge

    ;
  37. 37
    + 126
    - 120
    Alien 3

    added by wiabux
    Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

    ;
  38. 38
    + 118
    - 146
    Gremlins 2: The New Batch


    Christopher Lee, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel

    ;
  39. 39
    + 85
    - 142
    In the Mouth of Madness

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hayden Christensen, Charlton Heston, Sam Neill

    ;
  40. 40
    + 106
    - 119
    Tales from the Darkside: The Movie


    Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Debbie Harry

    ;
  41. 41
    + 126
    - 144
    Anaconda


    Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson

    ;
  42. 42
    + 103
    - 139
    Bride of Chucky


    Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly, John Ritter

    ;
  43. 43
    + 107
    - 134
    Dead Alive


    Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme

    ;
  44. 44
    + 88
    - 140
    The Relic


    Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, Penelope Ann Miller

    ;
  45. 45
    + 90
    - 131
    Mimic


    Josh Brolin, Mira Sorvino, Norman Reedus

    ;
  46. 46
    + 20
    - 4
    Jeepers Creepers

    ranked low on reranks
    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

    ;
  47. 47
    + 28
    - 46
    Halloween 6

    added by willyboymcoy
    Paul Rudd, Donald Pleasence, Mitchell Ryan

    ;
  48. 48
    + 78
    - 138
    Wishmaster

    added by wiabux
    Tony Todd, Verne Troyer, Robert Englund

    ;
  49. 49
    + 18
    - 35
    Wolf

    added by CassiopeeLeduc
    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

    ;
  50. 50
    + 42
    - 87
    Phantoms

    often listed & added by dee123
    Ben Affleck, Rose McGowan, Liev Schreiber

    ;
87 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >