Best Horror film of the 90's

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Ash28M, Mar 20, 2005.

?

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. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2001
    Messages:
    10,780
    Likes Received:
    658
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Keene, NH
    Now, I know no one here thinks that! No offense, but I personally think it's ludicrous that you could come to that conclusion.
     
  2. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2004
    Messages:
    2,006
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    House on the Park of the Edge
    I feel that the 90s were actually a rough decade for horror--so many of these films I liked parts of, but many of them ultimately just didn't work. The mixing in genres probably was a sign that filmmakers weren't confident in standalone horror being a drawing card.

    BLAIR WITCH I've only seen once. It worked that time, but I got the feeling it wouldn't stand up to repeated viewings. I did like the whole gimmicky aspect of the film's promotion, because it seemed almost like the old roadshow films.

    But in general, most of these movies I saw once and forgot, or disliked [ARMY OF DARKNESS and DEAD ALIVE aren't my cup of tea.]
     
  3. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    6,064
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Mississauga, ON, Canada
    If the 90's can be remembers for anything i think it can be remembered as the Horror/Thriller decade. With Silence of the lambs, Se7en, Misery, Cape Fear, Mute Witness and it's knock offs Kiss the girls, Fear, Copy Cat and a host of others. There wasn't to many all out horror films that came out of the decade that will be remembered.
     
  4. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    6,064
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Mississauga, ON, Canada
    After 75 votes....

    1.The Blair Witch Project...11
    2.Army of Darkness...........10
    3.Scream.........................9
    4.Cemetery Man................8
    5.The Silence of the Lambs..6
    6.Dead Alive......................5
    6.Audition.........................5
    8.Candyman......................3
    9.Jacob's Ladder................2
    9.Cape Fear......................2
    9.From Dusk Till Dawn.........2
     
  5. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2004
    Messages:
    2,006
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    House on the Park of the Edge
    Surprised BLAIR WITCH is doing so well...I guess even if people dislike it it's hard to deny that it was one of the big horror films that decade that really captured the public's imagination--especially when so many of the other films listed combine horror with other genres.
     
  6. Severn

    Severn Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2004
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Maryland
    It's all about RING. Blair Witch was more marketing than anything else.
     
  7. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    6,064
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Mississauga, ON, Canada
    You can throw all the marketing out the window, for me Blair Witch is still in the top 5 horror films ever.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2005
  8. Cujo108

    Cujo108 Guest

    I'll drink to that.
     
  9. Mok

    Mok Family is Forever

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,011
    Likes Received:
    225
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Bram Stoker's hands down.
     
  10. mcchrist

    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2001
    Messages:
    7,998
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Keepin' the dogs away...
    The Ninth Gate
     
  11. Other.

    I think the "Halloween 6: Producer's Cut" was the best horror film of the 90's. But that's still techically an unofficial version.

    Official movies ... uhhhh .... i'd have to say "Phantasm IV: Oblivion". They really went back to the basics, and started being more mysterious again. They stopped explaining so much, which to me made "Phantasm IV" the closest sequel to the original ... and I love "Phantasm". So I gotta go with Part IV in 1998 .... booooooooooyyyyyyy :) ;)
     
  12. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2001
    Messages:
    10,780
    Likes Received:
    658
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Keene, NH
    I gotta agree with you totally on IV. Mind you, I don't believe it's the best movie of the 90s, BUT... I feel that most people are way too harsh on it. I just watched III the other day and it's completely tongue-in-cheek, and so is 2 but to a lesser extent. Oblivion is definitely the second best of the series, precisely because it's the closest in mood to the original.
     
  13. Criswell

    Criswell New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Outside your Bedroom Window.
    Blair witch is wining???????

    Lord help me.........
     
  14. tobaccoman

    tobaccoman White, Proud, and Stupid

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    What is this Thesis? I've never heard of it?
     
  15. 4Gotten1

    4Gotten1 Guest

    I went with Blair Witch because to me it's the epitomy of a great horror movie, sans the gore. I think Candyman is truly underrated, a film with mood and atmosphere to spare. Honorable mentions to Cemetary Man and Jacob's Ladder.
     
  16. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    6,064
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Mississauga, ON, Canada
    It's what 8MM wanted to be. Directed by Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar (Open Your Eyes, The Others). Great film IMO.
     
  17. RyanPC

    RyanPC Guest

    I was thinking the same thing. :(
     
  18. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    6,064
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Mississauga, ON, Canada
    BUMP - Push for 100 Votes.
     
  19. tobaccoman

    tobaccoman White, Proud, and Stupid

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    Originally Posted By: Ash28M
    __________________

    nevermind, I guess I have heard of it. Haven't seen it though. Guess I better get on that. Abre Los Ojos was excellent, much better than Vanilla Sky (but I do have to say, if it weren't for Tom Cruise remaking this I would have never tracked down the original). I wasn't too big on The Others, maybe I should check it out again. I kinda slept through it when I ordered on DirectTicket and that was quite a while ago.
     
  20. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    6,064
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Mississauga, ON, Canada
    I would really recommend Thesis Top 2 or 3 of the decade IMO.
     

Share This Page