Goregirl's Favourite Horror Films of the 1990sby GoregirlsDungeon | created - 07 Mar 2013 | updated - 08 Mar 2013 | Public
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1. Dead Alive (1992)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.
Votes: 90,181 | Gross: $0.24M
2. Jacob's Ladder (I) (1990)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.
Votes: 96,937 | Gross: $26.12M
3. The Reflecting Skin (1990)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
In the 1950's, a young boy living with his troublesome family in rural USA fantasizes that a neighboring widow is actually a vampire, responsible for a number of disappearances in the area.
"Awesome but not really a horror film."
4. Frankenhooker (1990)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.
Votes: 8,626 | Gross: $0.21M
5. Naked Lunch (1991)
R | 115 min | Drama
After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.
Votes: 46,173 | Gross: $2.54M
"Borderline as horror but brilliant just the same!"
6. Candyman (1992)
R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Votes: 68,384 | Gross: $25.79M
7. Cronos (1993)
R | 94 min | Horror
A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.
Votes: 26,446 | Gross: $0.62M
10. In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.
Votes: 59,758 | Gross: $8.95M
11. Natural Born Killers (1994)
R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Votes: 213,012 | Gross: $50.28M
Not really horror - but what the heck!
12. The Addiction (1995)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Horror
A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood.
Votes: 8,747 | Gross: $0.30M
13. The Day of the Beast (1995)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Bent on committing as many sins as possible to avert the birth of the beast, a Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult. Now, he must become an unrelenting sinner. Is there still hope?
Votes: 16,995 | Gross: $0.02M
15. Se7en (1995)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
Votes: 1,406,067 | Gross: $100.13M
"Another film that isn't really horror"
16. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror
Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.
Votes: 281,725 | Gross: $25.75M
17. Scream (1996)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Votes: 279,524 | Gross: $103.05M
18. Cure (1997)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.
Votes: 10,398 | Gross: $0.09M
20. Audition (1999)
R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.
21. Starship Troopers (1997)
R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs.
Votes: 265,105 | Gross: $54.81M
"Again, not a horror film but I am including it anyway."
22. The Ninth Gate (1999)
R | 133 min | Mystery, Thriller
A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.
Votes: 164,413 | Gross: $18.66M
24. Gemini (1999)
84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife.
26. Dance with the Devil (1997)
R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Horror
A psychotic criminal couple kidnaps a random teenage couple. The woman rapes the male captive, and lets him watch his lover being raped by the man. They then plan to sacrifice the couple.
"Although listed as horror this is more of a crime-action thing."
27. Thesis (1996)
R | 125 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
28. Perfect Blue (1997)
R | 81 min | Animation, Crime, Mystery
A pop singer gives up her career to become an actress, but she slowly goes insane when she starts being stalked by an obsessed fan and what seems to be a ghost of her past.
Votes: 54,577 | Gross: $0.78M
29. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
Votes: 228,007 | Gross: $140.54M
31. Vampires (1998)
R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.
Votes: 51,937 | Gross: $20.24M
32. Event Horizon (1997)
R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.
Votes: 155,881 | Gross: $26.67M
33. Cube (1997)
R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Six complete strangers with widely varying personalities are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.
Votes: 207,582 | Gross: $0.50M
35. The Prophecy (1995)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The archangel, Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest-turned-cop, a teacher and a little girl can stop him.
Votes: 28,567 | Gross: $16.12M
36. Nadja (1994)
R | 93 min | Drama, Horror
This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional family of vampires are trying to come to terms with each other, in the wake of ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,901 | Gross: $0.45M
37. Return of the Living Dead III (1993)
R | 97 min | Horror
Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.
Votes: 13,610 | Gross: $0.05M
38. Man Bites Dog (1992)
NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.
Votes: 35,654 | Gross: $0.21M
39. Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
R | 83 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
When metal-worshipping fanatics abduct his son, a father unleashes his dormant destructive power, as his naked rage transforms the once-feeble flesh into a grisly symbiosis of metal and tissue. Who dares to defy the ultimate body-hammer?
Votes: 3,946 | Gross: $0.00M
41. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,237,670 | Gross: $130.74M
42. Misery (1990)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
Votes: 179,748 | Gross: $61.28M
43. Begotten (1989)
Unrated | 72 min | Fantasy, Horror
Presented in a surreal, gory and entirely visual manner, Begotten tells of the death of religion, the abuse of nature by Man and a nihilistic outlook on what life ultimately is.
44. The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
R | 97 min | Horror, Romance
Horror film set in 1492 Toledo, Spain, depicting the cruel deeds of a monk named Torquemada, Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition.
Votes: 4,115 | Gross: $0.00M
45. The Exorcist III (1990)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery