The Best 90s Slasher Movies 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.6k votes 284 voters 8.5k views 30 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite slasher films that were released in the 1990s.

If horror films and the 90s are two of your favorite things, then we want you to vote on this list of the best 90s slasher movies. Other horror junkies have already voted on this list of the best slasher movies from the 90s, so why not chime in with your opinion as well? After all, the ‘90s saw the birth of the Scream franchise, a clever recasting of every cliché in the genre. If you're looking for bloody movies from the 90s, then you've come to the right place.

Among the other great films on this list of the top ‘90s slasher movies are I Know What You Did Last Summer (from the writer of Scream), Urban Legend, and the Russian entry Mute Witness. You’ll also find a number of sequels: When a Stranger Calls Back, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday and Bride of Chucky are among the best.

So, which of the movies on this list of good ‘90s slasher films stood your hair on end? Vote up the best ‘90s slasher movies and make sure to add any we might have missed.

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Scream David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox

Released: December 20, 1996

Directed by: Wes Craven

Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 90s Slasher Movies
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Released: 1997

Directed by: Wes Craven

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Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

Released: 1998

Directed by: Jamie Blanks

Urban Legend is a 1998 slasher film starring Jared Leto and Alicia Witt. The film is based on the premise that a mad man is using the methods of described in certain urban legends as a means to ...more

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Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe

Released: 17 October 1997

Directed by: Jim Gillespie

I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 American slasher film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. The film changes many aspects of the book, which was not a slasher novel. ...more

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Halloween H20: 20 Years ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 90s Slasher Movies
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Released: 1998

Directed by: Steve Miner

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, is a 1998 American slasher film and is the seventh installment in the Halloween film series. It is directed by Steve Miner and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, LL Cool ...more

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Released: 1992

Directed by: Bernard Rose

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Child's Play 2 (1990) Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham

Released: 1990

Directed by: John Lafia

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Erin Gray, Leslie Jordan, Kane Hodder

Released: 1993

Directed by: Adam Marcus

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday is a 1993 slasher film directed by Adam Marcus and produced by Sean S. Cunningham. Released on August 13, 1993, it is the ninth installment of the Friday the ...more

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Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly, John Ritter

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ronny Yu

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Viggo Mortensen, Ken Foree, Tom Everett

Released: 1990

Directed by: Jeff Burr

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Tony Todd, Veronica Cartwright, Bill Nunn

Released: 1995

Directed by: Bill Condon

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Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Jill Schoelen

Released: 1993

Directed by: Fred Walton

When a Stranger Calls Back is a 1993 made-for-television psychological horror film directed by Fred Walton. It is the sequel to the 1979 classic When a Stranger Calls.
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Holly Marie Combs, Cliff DeYoung, Glenn Quinn

Released: 1992

Directed by: Manny Coto

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Released: 1990

Directed by: William Lustig

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Ian Abercrombie, Sarah Douglas, Michelle Bauer

Released: 1991

Directed by: David DeCoteau

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Paul Rudd, Donald Pleasence, Mitchell Ryan

Released: 1995

Directed by: Joe Chappelle

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Hope Marie Carlton, Maria Ford, David Lawrence

Released: 1990

Directed by: Sally Mattison

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Dominique Pinon, Karin Viard, Ticky Holgado

Released: 1991

Directed by: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

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Released: 1991

Directed by: Alan Ormsby, Mark Herrier

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Alec Guinness, Oleg Yankovsky, Fay Ripley

Released: 1995

Directed by: Anthony Waller

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Sam Rockwell, Jorja Fox, Darren McGavin

Released: 1992

Directed by: Brian Owens

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Released: 1999

Directed by: Daniel Liatowitsch, David Todd Ocvirk

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Released: 1993

Directed by: Jörg Buttgereit

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Released: 1990

Directed by: Jim Wynorski, Arch Stanton

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Released: 1998

Directed by: Pascal Franchot

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