List of Horror Films of the 1990s

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A complete list of horror film's from the 1990s from 1990-1999. Each entry includes the following: 1. Sub-genre the film is categorized as. 2. English title if the film is in a foreign title. 3. Work or works the film is based on/inspired by. 4. Whether or not the film is a remake or has been remade. (Note: This list excludes films exclusively released on television, Comedy films with horror elements, and films that are missing plot descriptions and images)

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1. Living Doll (1990)

95 min | Horror

Howard, a shy morgue worker, falls in love with a girl who ends up in the morgue, but he doesn't let that stop him.

Directors: George Dugdale, Peter Mackenzie Litten | Stars: Mark Jax, Katie Orgill, Gary Martin, Freddie Earlle

Votes: 263

Genre: Supernatural Horror

2. Playroom (1990)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

An archaeologist is haunted by a nightmare in which his family is murdered.

Director: Manny Coto | Stars: Lisa Aliff, Aron Eisenberg, Christopher McDonald, James Purcell

Votes: 272

Genre: Supernatural Horror

3. Mirage (1990)

85 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A smiling, sadistic and seemingly demonic young killer in black, who drives a black pick up truck, is hunting three young couples who came to the desert to drink, party and have sex.

Director: Bill Crain | Stars: Jennifer McAllister, Todd Caldecott, Kenny Johnson, Kevin Masterson

Votes: 346

Genre: Action/Psychological Horror

4. 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 »

Director: Tucker Johnston | Stars: Danny Nelson, Lori Birdsong, Christian Hesler, Ralph Pruitt Vaughn

Votes: 472

Genre: Comedy Horror

5. Disturbed (1990)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

10 years ago the perverse Dr. Russell couldn't resist the beauty of a young patient in his mental clinic and raped her one night. When she plunged herself from the roof shortly after, he ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Winkler | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Geoffrey Lewis, Priscilla Pointer, Pamela Gidley

Votes: 647

Genre: Psychological Horror

6. Midnight Ride (1990)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A house wife just left her cop husband, when she picks up Justin Mckay she'll wish she never did as she's plunged into a nightmare and the grip of a psychotic killer.

Director: Bob Bralver | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Mark Hamill, Savina Gersak, Robert Mitchum

Votes: 844

Genre: Action Horror

7. Grim Prairie Tales (1990)

R | 86 min | Horror, Western

A cynical bounty hunter and a clerk traveling through the prairie rest by the campfire telling four stories of terror to each other.

Director: Wayne Coe | Stars: James Earl Jones, Brad Dourif, Will Hare, Marc McClure

Votes: 944

Genre: Western/Horror Anthology

8. Shadowzone (1990)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

After someone is killed in the subterranean project called "Shadowzone," a NASA captain is called in to investigate. In the project, sleeping subjects are induced into a deep EDS state ... See full summary »

Director: J.S. Cardone | Stars: Louise Fletcher, David Beecroft, James Hong, Frederick Flynn

Votes: 997

Genre: Sci-Fi Horror

9. 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 »

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Gail Thackray, Karen Mayo-Chandler, Deborah Dutch, Melissa Moore

Votes: 1,072

Genre: Slasher Film

10. Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1991)

R | 92 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Military scientists discover an alternate dimension and, subsequently, aliens with an appetite for human flesh.

Director: Harry Bromley Davenport | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Paul Koslo, Tara Buckman, Jano Frandsen

Votes: 1,527

Genre: Sci-Fi Horror

11. Mirror Mirror (1990)

R | 104 min | Horror, Thriller

A teenage girl begins receiving black magic power through an antique mirror that drips blood, not realizing the mirror is controlled by demonic forces.

Director: Marina Sargenti | Stars: Karen Black, Yvonne De Carlo, William Sanderson, Rainbow Harvest

Votes: 1,562

Genre: Supernatural Horror

12. Shakma (1990)

R | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A group of medical students are attacked by an aggressive laboratory animal while competing in an after-hours role-playing game at their school.

Directors: Hugh Parks, Tom Logan | Stars: Christopher Atkins, Amanda Wyss, Ari Meyers, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 1,925

Genre: Sci-Fi Horror

13. 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 »

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Gail Thackray, Melissa Moore, Stacia Zhivago, Barbii

Votes: 1,980

Genre: Slasher Film

14. Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

The malevolent spirit of Mary Lou Maloney returns to Hamilton High, where she manipulates a naive male student into helping her wreak havoc on the school.

Directors: Ron Oliver, Peter R. Simpson | Stars: Tim Conlon, Cynthia Preston, David Stratton, Courtney Taylor

Votes: 2,036

Genre: Supernatural Slasher Film

15. Gate 2: The Trespassers (1990)

R | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

Four teens summon forth a diminuitive, demonic minion from The Other Side to do their bidding and grant their wishes, but of course, they must all ultimately pay the price...

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Louis Tripp, Simon Reynolds, James Villemaire, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 2,063 | Gross: $2.03M

Genre: Supernatural Horror

16. The Dark Side of the Moon (1990)

R | 87 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

In 2022, a repair crew is sent to fix an orbital weapon but their spaceship malfunctions and ends up heading towards the dark side of the moon. There, in a mysterious, seemingly abandoned space shuttle, a sinister force lies in wait.

Director: D.J. Webster | Stars: Robert Sampson, Will Bledsoe, Joe Turkel, Camilla More

Votes: 2,301

Genre: Sci-Fi Horror

17. 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.

Director: Charles Philip Moore | Stars: Eric Larson, Francine Lapensée, Rufus Norris, Jack Forcinito

Votes: 2,312

Genre: Supernatural Horror

18. Mister Frost (1990)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A serial killer gets sent to a mental institution, but as his insidious presence cause the doctors and orderlies to receive strange visions, his psychiatrist tries to find out his true identity.

Director: Philippe Setbon | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Kathy Baker, Alan Bates, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Votes: 2,468

Genre: Crime Horror

19. Slumber Party Massacre III (1990)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

Jackie Cassidy and her friends are stalked by a serial killer while having a slumber party.

Director: Sally Mattison | Stars: Keely Christian, Brittain Frye, Michael Harris, David Greenlee

Votes: 2,584 | Gross: $1.24M

Genre: Slasher Film

20. 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 »

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: John Hurt, Raul Julia, Nick Brimble, Bridget Fonda

Votes: 3,618 | Gross: $0.33M

Genre: Sci-Fi Horror

Based on Brian Aldiss novel

21. The First Power (1990)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

35 Metascore

A dedicated L.A. police detective and a female psychic must stop a demonic serial killer who was given the powers of resurrection, teleportation and possession.

Director: Robert Resnikoff | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Tracy Griffith, Jeff Kober, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 3,863 | Gross: $22.42M

Genre: Supernatural Horror

22. Brain Dead (1990)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In a showdown of man versus machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation.

Director: Adam Simon | Stars: Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Bud Cort, Nicholas Pryor

Votes: 4,110 | Gross: $1.63M

Genre: Psychological Horror

23. Basket Case 2 (1990)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

Duane and his basket-bound mutant brother are taken in by a secret home for wayward freaks with journalists hot on their tail.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Judy Grafe, Annie Ross, Heather Rattray

Votes: 4,565

Genre: Comedy Horror

24. The Guardian (1990)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

35 Metascore

A young couple with a newborn baby don't realize that the nanny they hired is a magical nymph who sacrifices infants to an evil tree.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell, Brad Hall

Votes: 5,303 | Gross: $17.04M

Genre: Supernatural Horror

Based on Dan Greenburg novel (The Nanny)

25. Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

R | 90 min | Crime, Horror, Action

A supernatural, maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer.

Director: William Lustig | Stars: Robert Davi, Claudia Christian, Michael Lerner, Bruce Campbell

Votes: 6,626

Genre: Action Horror

26. Class of 1999 (1990)

R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

33 Metascore

Three ex-military robots are reprogrammed as teachers and secretly placed in a school where most students are part of organized gangs. They begin to respond violently to unruly students, and their military training starts to take over.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind, Malcolm McDowell, Stacy Keach

Votes: 7,031 | Gross: $2.46M

Genre: Sci-Fi/Action Horror

27. 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.

Director: Philip Ridley | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Cooper, Sheila Moore

Votes: 7,846

Genre: Dramatic Horror

28. Graveyard Shift (1990)

R | 89 min | Horror

28 Metascore

In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, deadly accidents start happening, but the corrupt foreman continues to put his workers in danger, until they discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

Director: Ralph S. Singleton | Stars: David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht, Andrew Divoff

Votes: 10,416 | Gross: $11.58M

Genre: Monster Movie

Based on Stephen King short story

29. Dark Angel (1990)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Horror

A Renegade Cop is forced to work with an FBI Agent in order to bring down a group of Drug Dealers with sinister plans.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, Matthias Hues

Votes: 10,873 | Gross: $4.35M

Genre: Action Horror

30. Blue Steel (1990)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

A rookie in the police force must engage in a cat-and-mouse game with a pistol-wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver, Clancy Brown, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 13,787 | Gross: $8.22M

Genre: Crime Horror Classified as Horror by literary sources

31. Hardware (1990)

R | 94 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

41 Metascore

The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.

Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, Carl McCoy

Votes: 14,200 | Gross: $5.73M

Genre: Sci-Fi Horror Classified as Horror by literary sources.

32. Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones, Fabiana Udenio

Votes: 14,651

Genre: Sci-Fi Horror

Based on H.P. Lovecraft Short Story

33. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

30 Metascore

A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, R.A. Mihailoff, William Butler

Votes: 14,840 | Gross: $5.77M

Genre: Slasher Film

34. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

54 Metascore

A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.

Director: John Harrison | Stars: Debbie Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater, David Forrester

Votes: 15,976 | Gross: $16.32M

Genre: Horror Anthology

Based on television series

35. Nightbreed (1990)

R | 102 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

40 Metascore

A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of friendly monsters are hiding from humanity. Meanwhile, a sadistic serial killer is looking for a patsy.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Anne Bobby, Charles Haid

Votes: 20,771 | Gross: $8.86M

Genre: Sci-Fi Horror

Based on Clive Barker novella

36. The Exorcist III (1990)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

48 Metascore

A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.

Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller

Votes: 28,041 | Gross: $26.10M

Genre: Supernatural Horror

Based on William Peter Blatty novel (Legion)

37. Troll 2 (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A vacationing family discovers that the entire town they're visiting is inhabited by goblins, disguised as humans, who plan to eat them.

Director: Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Michael Paul Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey, Connie Young

Votes: 31,411

Genre: Fantasy/Comedy Horror

38. Night of the Living Dead (1990)

R | 92 min | Horror

54 Metascore

When the unburied dead return to life and seek human victims, seven refugees seek shelter in a house in the Pennsylvanian countryside, but the group is at odds as to how they should deal with the situation.

Director: Tom Savini | Stars: Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles, McKee Anderson

Votes: 39,783 | Gross: $5.84M

Genre: Zombie Film

Remake of George Romero film

39. Child's Play 2 (1990)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

37 Metascore

While Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.

Director: John Lafia | Stars: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise

Votes: 46,904 | Gross: $28.50M

Genre: Supernatural/Slasher Film

40. Arachnophobia (1990)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

67 Metascore

A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman, Harley Jane Kozak

Votes: 65,421 | Gross: $53.21M

Genre: Natural Horror

41. Flatliners (1990)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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