Best Horror film of the 90's

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Best of the 90's

  1. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

    13 vote(s)
    11.8%
  2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    11 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Thesis (1996)

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  4. The Sixth Sense (1999)

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  5. Dead Alive (1992)

    6 vote(s)
    5.5%
  6. Ringu (1998)

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  7. Se7en (1995)

    4 vote(s)
    3.6%
  8. Candyman (1992)

    12 vote(s)
    10.9%
  9. Audition (1999)

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  10. The Ugly (1997)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Army of Darkness (1993)

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  12. Cemetery Man (1996)

    12 vote(s)
    10.9%
  13. Funny Games (1997)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Jacob's Ladder (1990)

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  15. Cape Fear (1991)

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  16. Scream (1996)

    15 vote(s)
    13.6%
  17. Stir of Echoes (1999)

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  18. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

    4 vote(s)
    3.6%
  19. Ravenous (1999)

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  20. Other (Specify)

    9 vote(s)
    8.2%
  1. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    OK since i'm a poll junkie and the best of the 2000's poll went pretty good let's try one for the 90's. Since i could only put down 19 there were quite a few i had to leave off the list but i guess that's what Other is for.

    Here are some choices for "Other" that i left off the list for one reason or another. i.e even though i liked them and thought they deserved to be there i didn't think they would get many votes Or I just didn't think they cracked the top 19.

    The Kingdom (1994)
    The Kingdom 2 (1997)
    Heavenly Creatures (1994)
    Misery (1990)
    Sleepy Hollow (1999)
    Man Bites Dog (1992)
    Nattevagten (1994)
    Cube (1997)
    Lost Highway (1997)
    The Day of the Beast (1995)
    The Stand(1994)
    Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
    301/302 (1995)
    Mute Witness (1994)
    Cronos (1993)
    In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
    The Nameless (1999)
    Jack Be Nimble (1993)
    The Addiction (1995)
    Event Horizon (1997)
    The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
    Night of the Living Dead (1990)
    The People Under the Stairs (1991)
    The Exorcist III (1990)
    Crash (1996)
    Winter Lily (1998)
    If I Die Before I Wake (1998)
    IT (1990)
     
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  2. shift

    shift Hot as shit!

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    out of the list above, I really enjoyed Stir of Echos, so that is the one I choosed
     
  3. BloodMan

    BloodMan Kill Time B4 It Kills You

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    Audition. :)
     
  4. onebyone

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    Out of that list, Army of Darkness, although it may or may not really be horror. Audition, Candyman, From Dusk til Dawn, Dead Alive, and The Silence of the Lambs are also excellent movies that are worthy of the title.
     
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  5. RyanPC

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    Nothing beats Candyman when we're talking 90's movies. :)
     
  6. Dead Alive (Although I prefer the original title of "Braindead")
     
  7. thrashard76

    thrashard76 Guest

    I'll say From Dusk Till Dawn. I've watched that one the most from that list.
     
  8. hell ya!

    hell ya! ~Go ahead, make my day~

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    The Exorcist 3
     
  9. Coverdale

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    I picked "Other" because my fave was Scream 2. Just kidding! I picked Silence of the Lambs. Unfortunately, that came out in 1991 and I think the rest of the decade kind of slid in quality re: horror. I guess I'm just an incorrigible fanatic for 60s, 70s, and 80s horror.
     
  10. Cujo108

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    The Blair Witch Project

    The runners-up are Dellamorte Dellamore, Se7en, Jacob's Ladder, Ravenous, Audition, and Lord of Illusions.
     
  11. indiephantom

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    I went with Scream. Sure they kind of ruined it with sequels and imitators, but I had so much fun the first time.

    In reality if David Lynch's Twin Peaks work, and his film Lost Highway count as horror, then those are the best of the decade.

    I'm also growing much more fond of John Carpenter's Vampires.
     
  12. Erick H.

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    SCREAM and THE SIXTH SENSE were the ones that spawned the biggest trends(BLAIR WITCH too,in a smaller way),but of what you had listed I would go with CANDYMAN (edging out DEAD ALIVE only because that was a horror-comedy,less serious).I'm surprised you left THE CRAFT and BRAM STOKERS DRACULA off the list,the former preceded SCREAM as an indicator that teen horror was still alive,the later launched a (very) brief Gothic revival.LAMBS stradled the fence between "horror" and "thriller".
     
  13. booper71

    booper71 Lord of the Thighs.

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    I liked one called "The Runestone" more than any on that list. But I will vote for Dead Alive, with Cemetery Man a very close second.
     
  14. othervoice1

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    wow this is much harder than the last poll- so many good choices for so many different reasons- audition-blair witch- deadalive-sixth sense (not really horror in my opinion) army of darkness- silence of the lambs (again never really thought as part of my horror collection- more thriller) all great classics- then you throw in ringu and candyman.... alright alright- if i have to pick the horror film that i thought was the most original- the most scary and the one i remember the most from the 90's I would have to say blair witch project- watched it the right way without expecting a hollywood production- watched it alone in the dark for what it was- and scared the crap out of me- i think of that movie everytime i go camping with friends even though we arent alone in the woods. I know there is a love-hate opinion on this movie out there but I think that is because it got sooo much hype people expected too much once they finally saw it and then were let down when they didnt see a exorcist or nightmare on elm street type movie. Also people that must have gore and/or nudity would have been disappointed too- but I loved it for the realism it displayed and fear that could set in if you didnt listen to all the hype and already have set in your mind something else you expectd to see. okay ill shut up now! :confused:
     
  15. Bobbywoodhogan

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    ARMY OF DARKNESS EASILY.

    Wes Craven's New Nightmre deserves honourable mention aswell.
     
  16. betterdan

    betterdan Guest

    Army of Darkness was the most fun and was my pick. It may not have been the scariest, well, after looking at that list again it may have been.
     
  17. Bobbywoodhogan

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    Dusk til Dawn was good too.
     
  18. Nemesis

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    I went with Army of Darkness though I don't really classify it as horror... other than that Braindead
     
  19. soxfan666

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    i chose candyman, one the best horror movies to ever come out. I love AOD but it isnt a horror movie to me, nor is seven, silence of the lambs, jacobs ladder, cape fear, or the sixth sense. I also love dead alive and scream. not too bad of a decade. Blair witch sucked.
     
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    Tough choice out of those. I had to really think about it. Blair Witch was high on my list. However, I went with "Audition". I thought this one was a little different, its pacing is just phenomenal, and the pay off excellent. Blair Witch came close though. It fired up a ton of debate, which is often good, and it brought horror back to a simple stripped down model which I really appreciated.
     

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