Welcome back to my 31 Days of Halloween series. Today is Day #19, and I’m listing 6 binge-worthy horror movies from the ’90s.
’90s Horror Movies
As we moved into the ’90s, horror movies changed, and they reflected everything we were obsessed about, and what scared us. We began to make fun of it’s 80’s predecessor with phrases like … “I’ll Be Right Back” [because we know you’ll never be back].
By now most people were desensitized to the violence on television and movies because it was a part of everyday life. Slasher movies were more comedy than horror, and then along came Scream by Wes Craven.
This movie single-handedly breathed life back into the classic slasher flick and changed the way we view horror movies. With more jump scares and a variety of inventive kills this decade would go on to influence the 2000’s.
So here is my list of 90’s binge-worthy horror movies.
1. Scream ~ 1996 [Streaming on Amazon]
STORY: After a series of mysterious deaths befalls their small town, an offbeat group of friends led by Sidney Prescott (Campbell) become the target of a masked killer in this smash-hit “clever thriller” (The Washington Post) that launched the Scream franchise and breathed new life into the horror genre.
2. The Faculty ~ 1998 [Streaming on Amazon]
STORY: This hip and edgy thriller from the director of Machete and writer of Scream sizzles with a hot young cast including Elijah Wood (The Lord Of the Rings trilogy), Josh Hartnett (30 Days of Night) and R &B superstar Usher Raymond.
3. The People Under The Stairs ~ 1991 [Available on Amazon]
STORY: Trapped inside a fortified home owned by a mysterious couple, a young boy is suddenly thrust into a nightmare. The boy quickly learns the true nature of the house’s homicidal inhabitants and the secret creatures hidden deep within the house.
4. The Craft ~ 1996 [Available on Amazon]
STORY: Four female misfits connect with a higher power that enables them to rock and rule their high school.
5. I Know What You Did Last Summer ~ 1997 [Available on Amazon]
STORY: Last summer, four friends made a desperate pact to conceal a shocking secret. But now, someone has apparently learned the truth.
|6. Idle Hands ~ 1999 [Available on Amazon]
STORY: The devil finds work for the idle hands of a 17-year-old slacker, Anton. The result is trouble in this gruesome horror-comedy.
My 90’s list has two Wes Craven [1938-2015] films. His highly influential movies changed the fabric of the way horror franchises are made. One can’t deny that his movies tricked you with their comedic nature, which left you wide open for the jump scare.
Have any of these movies made your list or gave you scare? Are you curious? Just let me know in the comments. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss any posts in this series. — Happy Halloween! —