In honor of the beginning of Halloween season, which I personally view as starting with the beginning of September, I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite 90s horror films! I decided to do a 90s countdown because the horror films of this decade were very diverse. Without further ado, here are my top five horror films of the 1990s!
Number 5: The Craft (1996)
~This film is probably more of a thriller than a true horror film, in my opinion. However, I adore the 90s witchy aesthetic, and the soundtrack, and that meant that this had to earn a place on my list!
Number 4: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
~The Francis Ford Coppola take on the classic vampire novel was brilliantly made! The costumes won an Oscar, and it is unsurprising given that these costumes were incredibly gorgeous. My personal favorite costume is Lucy’s orange dress when she is walking through the garden’s at night during the seduction by Dracula! It gets bonus points for having a fantastic cast. As for being scary, it is not very frightening, but it is so entertaining that it still deserves a place on the list.
Number 3: Bride of Chucky (1998)
~My number three is not a straight horror film, but instead a comedy horror movie filled with hilarious and gory events! The love story between Chucky and Tiffany is both funny, creepy, and even oddly sweet (if you forget him murdering her so they were both dolls!). It is truly my favorite of the films featuring the evil killer doll, and I liked the 90s twist on the classic 80s character!
Number 2: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)
~This incarnation of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise featured a unique plot of having it take place in the real world. This meant that the actors played versions of themselves, as well as having Freddy coming into the real world! The concept of self aware horror really began with his movie.
Number 1: Scream (1996)
~My number one had to be Scream! This is the first film written by Kevin Williamson, and it made its mark as being a horror film that also pays homage to the genre. The self awareness I mentioned above is taken to a new level, with horror fans being the victims, and knowing all the “Rules to Surviving a Horror Film.” This also allowed the film to turn some of the genre staples, in particular slasher staples, on their ear!
~I hope you have enjoyed my 90s horror countdown. Did I mention your favorite? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!