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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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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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Arachnophobia John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

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Nightbreed David Cronenberg, Doug Bradley, Charles Haid

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

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Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1990
Jacob's Ladder Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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Graveyard Shift Brad Dourif, Stephen Macht, Andrew Divoff

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

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The Witches Rowan Atkinson, Anjelica Huston, Brenda Blethyn

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The Guardian Carey Lowell, Miguel Ferrer, Xander Berkeley

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

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Darkman Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Bruce Campbell

The Best Horror Movie Remakes

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

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

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Wheels of Terror Joanna Cassidy

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Skinner Traci Lords, Ricki Lake, Richard Schiff

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

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

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Two Evil Eyes Julie Benz, Harvey Keitel, Adrienne Barbeau

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Baby Blood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1990
Baby Blood Jean-François Gallotte, Christian Sinniger, Emmanuelle Escourrou

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Playroom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1990
Playroom Christopher McDonald, Vincent Schiavelli, Jamie Rose

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Lisa Cheryl Ladd, Jeffrey Tambor, Staci Keanan

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Brain Dead Bill Paxton, George Kennedy, Bill Pullman

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

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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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Voices from Beyond Lucio Fulci, Tom Felleghy, Frances Nacman

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

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The Night Brings Charlie Larry Sullivan

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Def by Temptation Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Nunn, Kadeem Hardison

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Fear Ally Sheedy, Lauren Hutton, Pruitt Taylor Vince

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Buried Alive Nia Long, Ginger Lynn, Robert Vaughn

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My Lovely Monster

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

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

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Maniac Cop 2 Bruce Campbell, Robert Davi, Charles Napier

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The Reflecting Skin Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan, Duncan Fraser

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Jekyll & Hyde Michael Caine, Cheryl Ladd, Joss Ackland

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Prisoners of the Sun Russell Crowe, George Takei, Gulshan Grover

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

The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

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Hardware Iggy Pop, Dylan McDermott, Ian Fraser Kilmister

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Class of 1999 II: The Substitute Sasha Mitchell, Nick Cassavetes, Diego Serrano

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Nagai Go no Kowai Zone 2: Senk... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1990
Nagai Go no Kowai Zone 2: Senki Hideyo Amamoto, Ippongi Bang, Kanako Naruse

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Killer Tomatoes Strike Back John Astin, John Witherspoon, Steve Lundquist

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

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Class of 1999 II: The Substitute Malcolm McDowell, Pam Grier, Stacy Keach

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Utkarsha is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1990
Utkarsha Ambareesh, Ramakrishna, Devaraj

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