... And The Ugly Of The 1990sby Akira_Chimera | created - 26 Mar 2011 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
Have you ever been in a situation when you read a flims title or summary or saw a movie poster, a trailer or just some screen shots of a movie (especially of B-films) and you thought: "Wow, this looks like heaps of fun!"? You rented that film and after one and a half hours (at the most) you got that nagging feeling that someone stole that exact amount of precious quality lifetime from you. Well, basically this list is about those films. No matter how reduced your expectations had already been, no matter how much you care for flicks of that genre in general - these films did not even meet those expectations, not by a far shot. Even as a fan of trash films you refuse to acknowledge the existence of this list's entries, simply because a good trash film, even considering its manifold shortcomings, is at least fun. So beware, the films on this list are everything - except fun. Needless to say, I had quite some fun in doing this list, although it brought back painful memories.
Feel free to comment on my choice of movies.
PS: This list is by no means complete as I will add new worthwhile films as I stumble across them.
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1. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe (1990)
R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi
An alien "policeman" arrives on Earth to apprehend a renegade of his own race who impregnates a woman with a potentially destructive mutant embryo.
2. Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor (1990)
R | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A virus from outer space transforms a bio-researcher into a blood thirsty monster. But chief, Dr.Vialini doesn't like the cops and public to be involved in this secret experiment. But he ... See full summary »
3. Solar Crisis (1990)
PG-13 | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A huge Solar flare is predicted to fry Earth. Astronauts must fly to the sun to drop a talking bomb (Freddy) at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else. Giant IXL Corp C.E.O. ... See full summary »
4. Fatal Sky (1990)
R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In Norway a military plane crashes under mysterious circumstances: in his last message the pilot reported many lights falling from the sky. The NATO wants to play down the incident, but the... See full summary »
5. Troll 2 (1990)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.
7. Wheels of Terror (1990 TV Movie)
R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
A small town is terrorized by an unknown stranger who kidnaps and abuses little girls. When her only child is kidnapped right in front of her, the schoolbus driver begins the desperate ... See full summary »
8. The Sleeping Car (1990)
R | 96 min | Horror, Comedy
Jason (David Naughton) moves into an abandoned train car where he resurrects the vicious ghost of his landlady's dead husband... The Mister. After some near-fatal encounters with the ... See full summary »
9. Pale Blood (1990)
R | 93 min | Horror
A vampire pretender who is murdering women runs into a real vampire who is out to stop him because he is casting too much of a spotlight on the vampire community.
11. The Haunting of Morella (1990)
R | 82 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller
A witch is put to death in Colonial America, leaving her husband and infant daughter behind. Seventeen years later, the daughter has grown up and stands to inherit money set up by her ... See full summary »
Votes: 548 | Gross: $1.55M
12. Metamorphosis (I) (1990)
R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Dr. Peter Houseman is a brilliant geneticist who is working on a serum which will stop human aging, but his colleagues don't believe in his work. When his university funding is threatened ... See full summary »
13. Syngenor (1990)
R | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered creatures for use as "supersoldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the creatures malfunction and turn on their creators.
14. The Willies (1990)
PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Comedy
Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a ... See full summary »
15. Blood Salvage (1990)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror
Twisted tale about a crazy, preaching redneck named Jake who kidnaps people off the highway and performs sick medical experiments on them. He then proceeds to sell their organs on the black... See full summary »
18. Night of the Dribbler (1990)
87 min | Comedy, Horror
The Watergate Plumbers, a poorly-performing college basketball team, lose their best players one by one to death and dismemberment at the hands of a mysterious masked stalker.
21. A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell (1990)
Not Rated | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
In a post-Armageddon world, a young woman finds herself in a fight for survival against mutant cavemen, dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.
24. Spirits (1990)
R | 88 min | Horror
A priest, trying to regain his standing in the church after "falling" and sleeping with a woman, teams with a group of ESP experts to investigate a haunted house. It doesn't help that one of the experts is a beautiful young woman.
25. Soultaker (1990)
R | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror
Four teenagers are killed in a car accident. Two of the teenagers refuse to go with "The Grim Reaper" and a race between life and death ensues!
Votes: 3,376 | Gross: $0.23M
27. Dream a Little Evil (1990 Video)
An unsuccessful electronics technician builds a machine in the shared home of he and his brother he later shows his friend who creates wishes from from their subconscious into reality. ... See full summary »
28. Ultra Warrior (1990)
R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the nuclear holocaust, one man rises from the ashes to become the leader of a ragged gang of survivors. They soon discover that their greatest challenge is yet to come; they must ... See full summary »
Votes: 663 | Gross: $0.41M
29. Circuitry Man (1990)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the... See full summary »
30. Dune Warriors (1990)
R | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the end of the world, Earth is a thirsty planet ruled by vicious warlords. One woman is brave enough to fight back; she bands together five warriors to save her town and their ... See full summary »
31. Crash and Burn (1990 Video)
R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Unicom is a powerful organization overseeing most of the world after its economic collapse. They have banned computers and robots in an attempt to insure "life, liberty, and the pursuit of ... See full summary »
32. Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990 Video)
R | 90 min | Horror
A reporter investigating the bizarre death of a woman who leaped from a building in flames finds herself mixed up in a cult of witches who are making her part of their sacrificial ceremony during the Christmas season.
33. A Cat in the Brain (1990)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror
A horror film director is stalked by a mad psychiatrist/serial killer bent on killing people to model the killings after the director's gory death scenes from his movies.
34. Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
The ultimate weapon, which was meant to be safe for humankind, produces global side-effects, including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,117 | Gross: $0.33M
35. Demon Wind (1990)
R | 96 min | Horror
With the need to investigate the mysterious death of his grandparents, Cory and his friends assemble back to the old farm where it all began, sixty years earlier.
37. Whispers (1990)
R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman is stalked by a psychotic killer. She eventually kills him, only for the man to shows up again, this time sane and without any knowledge of the attacks. The police doesn't believe her, but one detective agrees to look into it.
38. Frankenhooker (1990)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror
A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.
Votes: 7,005 | Gross: $0.21M
40. Sorority House Massacre II (1990)
Unrated | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Five college women buy the old Hokstedter place for their new sorority house. They got it cheap because of the bloody incidents from five years before. They decide to stay in it for the ... See full summary »
42. Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders (1990)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Space-faring hero and galactically-renowned stud Flesh Gordon is kidnapped by a group of space cheerleaders hoping to use him to save their planet. A being simply known as Evil Presence has... See full summary »
43. Strangest Dreams: Invasion of the Space Preachers (1990 Video)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A pair of dweebs are trying to vacation in the woods when they discover a crashed spaceship. They help the injured alien, who turns into a beautiful woman the next morning. Then with the ... See full summary »
45. Demonia (1990)
Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery
A Canadian archaeological team in Sicily accidentally unleashes vengeful ghosts of five demonic nuns who were murdered 500 years earlier, and the ghosts now set out to kill the group and townspeople alike.
47. Megaville (1990)
R | 95 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A sci-fi fantasy about a world where it is illegal to enjoy any kind of media except in a place called Megaville. After catching a brutal killer named Jenson, the media police send an agent... See full summary »
48. The Rift (1990)
R | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
An experimental submarine, the "Siren II", is sent to find out what happened to the "Siren I", which has mysteriously disappeared in a submarine rift. Things go awry when they begin to find... See full summary »
49. Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back (1990 Video)
R | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In a final and epic battle in the thrilling sequel to the now classic "Barbarian Queen", Althalia, leads a revolt of peasants and female warriors against the wicked ruler, Arkaris, to ... See full summary »
50. Daughter of Darkness (1990 TV Movie)
R | 93 min | Horror
The Daughter of Darkness is an atmospheric, sub-hallucinogenic venture into the world of the unknown. The enigma facing the young woman is the identity of her father. Unfortunately for her ... See full summary »
51. Caged Fury (1990)
R | 95 min | Action
Discontent leads to a daring escape plan in a women's prison where the inmates are all lingerie clad models and the lesbian warden demands unusual favours for early parole.
52. Hard to Die (1990)
NC-17 | 77 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
While doing the inventory for a lingerie outlet in a high rise office building, five attractive women are terrorised by a series of bizarre killings. They suspect that the strange janitor, ... See full summary »
53. Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.
Votes: 5,615 | Gross: $6.70M
54. American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)
R | 99 min | Action, Drama
The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.
Votes: 3,709 | Gross: $0.36M
55. Ling mo da jue dou (1990)
91 min | Action
While in Hong Kong preparing for a big tournament, American kickboxing champion Sean becoms involved with undercover British nun Sophia and her battle against his evil crew of kickboxers
"Kickboxer From Hell"
57. Sangue negli abissi (1990)
90 min | Adventure, Horror
Several young men have to stop an ancient native American evil in the form of a killer shark which is attacking a small beach community.
58. Killer Crocodile 2 (1990)
90 min | Horror
The Caribbean swamps which is to be made into a holiday resort is terrorized again by a second monstrous crocodile which is killing off anyone unfortunate to be on the water.
59. The Final Sacrifice (1990 Video)
PG-13 | 78 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Fleeing from the cult that murdered his father, a teen is aided in his quest to find the lost city of the fabled Ziox by a secretive drifter.
60. Pledge Night (1990)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror
As a silly frat boy prank, Young Sid is boiled in a tub of acid. Years later he returns to wreak havoc on the new generation of brothers in his old fraternity.
61. Dead Men Don't Die (1990)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A reporter investigating a drug dealing ring is murdered. Brought back to life by the voodoo spell of a cleaning woman, he goes after his killers.
64. Quest for the Mighty Sword (1990)
PG-13 | 94 min | Fantasy, Adventure
Once upon a time a god gave a mighty sword to the king of Aquiles to bring justice to his people. Now he wants it back - but the king rather gives his life than the sword. Goddess Dehamira,... See full summary »
65. Nightmare on the 13th Floor (1990 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A reporter investigates the disappearances of guests at a hotel which she is writing a report about. Along the way, she will find an unmarked 13th floor where a murderer is on the loose.
66. Black Cobra 3: The Manila Connection (1990)
R | 92 min | Action
A shipment of American weapons is stolen in the Philippines. An American named Hawkins tries to find the weapons. Hawkins ends up dead. Chicago policeman Bob Malone is called in to ... See full summary »
67. Hired to Kill (1990)
R | 91 min | Action, Thriller
A fashion photographer and seven models travel to a South American island fortress, ostensibly to do a fashion shoot. In reality, the photographer is a mercenary and their job is to free an... See full summary »
68. Linnea Quigley's Horror Workout (1990 Video)
60 min | Comedy, Horror, Sport
After a nice shower, Linnea does some warm-up stretches and then goes for a run. She encounters some flabby zombies who follow her back to the house, where she leads them in some poolside ... See full summary »
69. Deadly Manor (1990)
82 min | Horror
A group of teenagers take refuge in an old, deserted mansion. Soon the members of the group start turning up dead, and the teenagers realize that they're not alone in the mansion.
70. Burndown (1990)
R | 86 min | Thriller
Women are killed and raped in a small town near a condemned nuclear power plant. The bodies turn out to be very radioactive. The sheriff and a female reporter start to investigate.
71. Evil Spirits (1990)
R | 95 min | Horror
A strange woman runs a boardinghouse whose tenants--mostly misfits and others who won't be missed--begin dying off or simply disappearing. She still cashes their government benefit checks ... See full summary »
72. Voices from Beyond (1991)
Unrated | 91 min | Horror, Mystery
When a family man is poisoned to death, it's covered up as a stomach hemorrhage and his spirit returns to aid his daughter in finding his killers.
73. The Terror Within II (1991)
R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In a post apocalyptic world full of terrifying mutants known as gargoyles, survivors of the last human colony battles against intruding gargoyles miles below the earths surface.
74. Alligator II: The Mutation (1991)
PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A giant alligator runs riot in a small town with a lake connected to a sewer/drainage system. Typical plot; nobody believes the sightings until lots of people have been killed.
75. The Guyver (1991)
PG-13 | 88 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy
A young man discovers a mechanical device that merges with his own body, turning him into a cyborg superhero. When strange creatures start appearing, trying to take the device back, he ... See full summary »
76. Camp Fear (1991 Video)
R | 86 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Some sorority sisters opt for camping in the woods with a handsome professor instead of a Palm Springs spring break. However, their orgy is interrupted when some Druids find them and decide... See full summary »
80. Suburban Commando (1991)
PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
An interstellar hero from a distant world visits Earth, and tries to fit in with a mundane, yet kind, suburban family.
Votes: 8,133 | Gross: $6.95M
81. Wizards of the Demon Sword (1991)
R | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
The story centers on the battle for the mythical Sword of Aktar and its kidnapped keeper Ulric. But for a few stop-motion prehistoric creatures, the heroic Thane must save a beautiful ... See full summary »
83. There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
When a horror film buff tries to warn his friends of impending danger during March Break, they scoff at him, that is, until sinister things begin to happen.
85. Strays (1991 TV Movie)
R | 83 min | Horror
A troubled family move to an isolated house, and find and adopt a couple of cats already in residence. These are not the only occupants however...
86. The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
R | 97 min | Horror, Romance
It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De Fe". When she speaks out, she is arrested and accused of being a witch. Torquemada has ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,294 | Gross: $0.00M
87. Omen IV: The Awakening (1991 TV Movie)
Unrated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two attorneys adopts a mysterious orphan girl as their daughter, unaware she is the new antichrist; next in line from Damien thorn.
89. Deathstalker IV: Match of Titans (1991)
R | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
It begins as a contest of strength the challenge of competition luring fighters from far away to a hilltop castle. Deathstalker leads the combatants but only to discover that the winners ... See full summary »
90. Son of Darkness: To Die for II (1991)
R | 95 min | Drama, Horror
Vampires come to town. Who's a vampire? Who's not? Ask our main character, who is suspicious, and our main character's brother, who gets seduced by one.
91. Ghoulies Go to College (1991 Video)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A college teacher brings the little creatures back to his campus, where they proceed to terrorize the faculty and students.
92. Black Demons (1991)
Unrated | 88 min | Horror
Three college students, another couple, and their housekeeper are besieged at a remote Brazilian plantation by a group of zombies raised from the grave by a voodoo curse.
93. Zombie Cop (1991)
90 min | Horror
During a drug raid, a narcotics officer confronts a strange Voodoo priest named Dr. Death, who is chanting. The officer and the priest shoot it out and they both wind up dead. Later, the ... See full summary »
96. The Refrigerator (1991)
Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A couple move into a bad apartment in a bad neighborhood in New York. The apartment contains a refrigerator, which is the only thing they like in the place. However, they slowly discover ... See full summary »
98. Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In this sequel to The Blue Lagoon (1980), two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become suntanned teenagers in love.
Votes: 15,412 | Gross: $2.81M
99. Nekromantik 2 (1991)
Not Rated | 104 min | Horror
A female nurse desperately tries to hide her feelings of necrophilia from her new boyfriend, but still has pieces of the corpse of the first movie's hero in her possession.
100. Scanners III: The Takeover (1991 Video)
R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A young female scanner turns from a sweet young thing into a murderous, power-crazed villain after she takes an experimental drug developed by her father. Her brother, who is also a scanner... See full summary »