90s The Best Horror Movies of 1990  

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List of the best 1990 horror movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. All types of scary movies are represented below, including thrillers, slashers, gore, psychological horror films and more. These are all the horror movies that defined the year 1990, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different movies, including Tremors and Arachnophobia. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1990, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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Tremors Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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Nightbreed David Cronenberg, Doug Bradley, Charles Haid

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Arachnophobia John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

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

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Predator 2 Gary Busey, Bill Paxton, Danny Glover

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

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Darkman Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Bruce Campbell

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The Witches Rowan Atkinson, Anjelica Huston, Brenda Blethyn

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Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1990
Jacob's Ladder Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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

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Skinner Traci Lords, Ricki Lake, Richard Schiff

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Hardware Iggy Pop, Dylan McDermott, Ian Fraser Kilmister

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Baby Blood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1990
Baby Blood Jean-François Gallotte, Christian Sinniger, Emmanuelle Escourrou

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Two Evil Eyes Julie Benz, Harvey Keitel, Adrienne Barbeau

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Graveyard Shift Brad Dourif, Stephen Macht, Andrew Divoff

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

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The Phantom of the Opera Burt Lancaster, Charles Dance, Teri Polo

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The Guardian Carey Lowell, Miguel Ferrer, Xander Berkeley

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A Cat in the Brain Lucio Fulci, Paul Muller, Brett Halsey

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The Haunting of Morella Nicole Eggert, David McCallum, Lana Clarkson

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Brain Dead Bill Paxton, George Kennedy, Bill Pullman

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The Reflecting Skin Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan, Duncan Fraser

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The First Power Lou Diamond Phillips, Mykelti Williamson, Carmen Argenziano

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Lisa Cheryl Ladd, Jeffrey Tambor, Staci Keanan

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Playroom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1990
Playroom Christopher McDonald, Vincent Schiavelli, Jamie Rose

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The Exorcist III Samuel L. Jackson, George C. Scott, Brad Dourif

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Voices from Beyond Lucio Fulci, Tom Felleghy, Frances Nacman

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The Night Brings Charlie Larry Sullivan

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Fear Ally Sheedy, Lauren Hutton, Pruitt Taylor Vince

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Child in the Night Elijah Wood, JoBeth Williams, Darren McGavin

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I'm Dangerous Tonight Anthony Perkins, Mädchen Amick, R. Lee Ermey

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My Lovely Monster

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Buried Alive Nia Long, Ginger Lynn, Robert Vaughn

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Wheels of Terror Joanna Cassidy

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Troll 2 Jason F. Wright, Darren Ewing, Michael Stephenson

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Midnight Cabaret

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The Rift R. Lee Ermey, Ray Wise, Jack Scalia

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Spontaneous Combustion Dick Butkus, Brad Dourif, Melinda Dillon

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The Dark Side of the Moon John Diehl, Alan Blumenfeld, Joe Turkel

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The Amityville Curse Kim Coates, Jan Rubeš, Cassandra Gava

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Syngenor Jeff Doucette, Lewis Arquette, David Gale

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Disturbed Malcolm McDowell, Geoffrey Lewis, Priscilla Pointer

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Buried Alive Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Matheson, William Atherton

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Nightmare on the 13th Floor James Brolin, Louise Fletcher, John Karlen

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Xtro II: The Second Encounter Jan-Michael Vincent, Tara Buckman, Nicholas Lea

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Repossessed Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty

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The Age of Insects Lisa Zane, Heather Woodbury, K.C. Townsend

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Jekyll and Hyde Bobby Vitale

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Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Viggo Mortensen, Ken Foree, Tom Everett