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?
Check out the list below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
05. CRONOS (1994) 91%
Critics Consensus: Guillermo del Toro’s unique feature debut is not only gory and stylish, but also charming and intelligent.
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.
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.
02. RINGU (RING) (1998) 97%
Critics Consensus: Ringu combines supernatural elements with anxieties about modern technology in a truly frightening and unnerving way.
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.
Do you agree with this list?