Hello Friends … this is the last post in my binge-worthy horror movies. As we moved into the 90s horror movies changed. They reflected everything we were obsessed about + what scared us + and even made fun of the 80s genre horror movies … “I’ll Be Right Back” [because we know you’ll never be back]. By now most people were desensitized to the violence + as it was happening in everyday life. Slasher movies were more comedy than horror + and then along came Scream by Wes Craven. It breathed life back into the classic slasher flick + and changed the way we view horror movies. With more jump scares + and variety of inventive kills this decade would go on to influence the 2000’s.
So here is my list of 90s 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 17-year-old slacker, Anton. The result is trouble in this gruesome horror-comedy.
As with the 80s horror list there is a common theme with my 90s list + and that would be Wes Craven [1938-2015]. His highly influential movies changed the fabric of the way horror franchises are made. One can’t deny that his movies scared you. I’m a horror fan so I’m biased about most movies that I see. I can appreciate the bad movie + and the one that’s brilliantly made.
Have any of these movies made your list + or gave you scare + or are you curious … just let me know in the comments. That concludes my binge-worthy horror movies + and thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Don’t forget to “like” + and “follow”. — Peace — Happy Halloween.