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Are These Really the Top 10 Scary Movies of the 90s?

SCREAM 2 Better Than SCREAM 1? Blasphemy!

Recently I stumbled upon a list of the top 90s scary movies over on Rotten Tomatoes. The list surprised me a bit and so I thought I’d share it with you guys and get your thoughts and options. So are these really the best scary movies of the 90s?

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Check out the list below.

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10. SCREAM 2 (1997) 81%

Critics Consensus: As with the first film, Scream 2 is a gleeful takedown of scary movie conventions that manages to poke fun at terrible horror sequels without falling victim to the same fate.

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09. TREMORS (1990) 86%

Critics Consensus: An affectionate throwback to 1950s creature features, Tremors reinvigorates its genre tropes with a finely balanced combination of horror and humor.

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08. DEAD ALIVE (1993) 88%

Critics Consensus: The delightfully gonzo tale of a lovestruck teen and his zombified mother, Dead Alive is extremely gory and exceedingly good fun, thanks to Peter Jackson’s affection for the tastelessly sublime.

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07. THE SIXTH SENSE (1999) 86%

Critics Consensus: M Night Shayamalan’s The Sixth Sense is a twisty ghost story with all the style of a classical Hollywood picture, but all the chills of a modern horror flick.

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06. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) 86%

Critics Consensus: Full of creepy campfire scares, mock-doc The Blair Witch Project keeps audiences in the dark about its titular villain, proving once more that imagination can be as scary as anything onscreen.

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05. CRONOS (1994) 91%

Critics Consensus: Guillermo del Toro’s unique feature debut is not only gory and stylish, but also charming and intelligent.

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04. ARACHNOPHOBIA (1990) 93%

Critics Consensus: Arachnophobia may not deliver genuine chills, but it’s an affectionate, solidly built tribute to Hollywood’s classic creature features.

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03. MISERY (1990) 90%

Critics Consensus: Elevated by standout performances from James Caan and Kathy Bates, this taut and frightening film is one of the best Stephen King adaptations to date.

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02. RINGU (RING) (1998) 97%

Critics Consensus: Ringu combines supernatural elements with anxieties about modern technology in a truly frightening and unnerving way.

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01. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) 96%

Critics Consensus: Director Jonathan Demme’s smart, taut thriller teeters on the edge between psychological study and all-out horror, and benefits greatly from stellar performances by Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.

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