The 12 best horror movies of the 90s that have not been seen enough

90s was a very special time. At that time, the Clinton administration was in full swing and many horror movies were being released. Of course, the screening and distribution of these films has always been prosperous even today. They are cheap to produce, their stories are not that amazing, and when the story slows down, it is enough to insert violence or nudity into the narrative elements and see the profit. Sure, there were some great horror movies back then too. "Silence of the Lambs", "Scream" and "New Nightmare" are just a few of these works. However, as much as these films garnered critical acclaim and box office success, there were plenty of other strong and worthy horror films that didn't get the attention they deserved from critics or audiences.

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90s was a very special time. At that time, the Clinton administration was in full swing and many horror movies were being released. Of course, the screening and distribution of these films has always been prosperous even today. They are cheap to produce, their stories are not that amazing, and when the story slows down, it is enough to insert violence or nudity into the narrative elements and see the profit. Sure, there were some great horror movies back then too. "Silence of the Lambs", "Scream" and "New Nightmare" are just a few of these works. However, as much as these films garnered critical acclaim and box office success, there were plenty of other strong and worthy horror films that didn't get the attention they deserved from critics or audiences.

The audience's taste is completely variable and varies from person to person. People spend their time and money just to see certain movies. However, there are always titles that have good quality but are not noticed. Of course, they may be noticed, but this is the only thing they get, because anyway they are not seen as they should be in the society and among the general audience. This is more true in the horror genre, which has few fans. That's exactly why this list of horror movies of the 90s has been compiled for you to pay more attention to.

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12. Mirror, Mirror)

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  • Director: Marina Sargenti
  • Stars: Rainbow Harvest, Karen Black, Kristen Datillo
  • Published: 1990
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58 out of 100
  • IMDb Movie Rating: 5.6 out of 10

This supernatural horror movie may not be popular but it sure is. It makes the viewer feel fear and trembling. The story is about Megan (Rainbow Harvest) who encounters a mirror with evil powers after her family moves to a new town. Megan's personality starts to change by harnessing the powers of the mirror and then, with her supernatural powers, she causes the death of her loved ones.

The movie finally ends with Nikki surviving as the last survivor and Megan's sacrifice. This horror film was not well received but inspired 3 sequels. This in itself shows that "Mirror, Mirror" (even if it is not one of the big horror movies) has its own audience.

11. In The Mouth of Madness)

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  • Director: John Carpenter
  • Starring: Sam Neill, Judy Carman , Jurgen Prokhoff
  • Published: 1994
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58 out of 100
  • IMDbRating for the movie: 7.1 out of 10

John Trent (Sam Neill) should talk about disappearing Becoming a horror writer, Sutter Kane (Jrgen Prokhoff) investigates but soon realizes that this case is not like ordinary cases. Apparently, Kane's descriptive and gruesome manuscripts are a little too real and have actually become a portal to the infernal happenings or something. If you're a fan of John Carpenter, whatever your favorite movie is, you can't help but love this movie.

So why wasn't it received much attention when it was released in 1994? ? Why did it sell less than 9 million dollars at the domestic box office? Why hasn't Carpenter made a new movie since 2010? There are several reasons why "In the Palate of Madness" has been overlooked. Maybe a post-modern horror movie in the mid-90s wasn't what people wanted. Anyway, this movie is interesting enough to be among the strong works of this director.

10. Return of the Living Dead 3 (Return of the Living Dead 3)>BingMag.com The 12 best horror movies of the 90s that have not been seen enough

  • Director: Brian Yuzna
  • Cast: Melinda Clarke, Trevor Edmunds, Kenneth McCord
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55 out of 100
  • IMDb rating for the movie: 5.9 out of 10

This film is not a political statement like George Romero's Night of the Living Dead (unless it is). (See "Return of the Living Dead 3" as some sort of military-industrial statement) and more like an old 80s piece than a 1993 movie. Kurt (Trevor Edmond) is in love with Julie (Melinda Clarke). Julie is killed in a motorcycle accident, and Kurt uses his father Colonel Reynolds' (Kenneth McCord) animation regeneration technology to bring her back to life.

The result is better than he imagined. But the only problem is that now his father and several evil people are looking for them. "Return of the Living Dead 3" is a fun movie that audiences didn't seem to take seriously when it came out. This work was made with a budget of 2 million dollars and sold 54,000 dollars, and unfortunately, it is one of those films that was considered a loser at the beginning of its release and did not have a chance to succeed.

9. Wishmaster)

  • Director: Robert Kurtzman
  • Starring: Andrew Diouf, Robert England, Tommy Lauren li>
  • Published: 1997
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25 out of 100
  • Score IMDb to the movie: 5.8 out of 10

How can you rate a movie narrated by Angus Scream and directed by Robert England? Starring Kane Hader and Tony Todd (produced by the legendary Wes Craven), didn't you like it? "Lord of Dreams" showed that this is completely possible by selling nearly 16 million dollars at the box office. The production of this film cost only 5 million dollars and it is quite clear that this work was probably a money maker for certain people. In fact, this film ranked third at the box office in its first week of release in September 1997. It also spawned three sequels, and it certainly has a story that people will care to watch continue.

This story centers around a character named Jane. As the lord of wishes, Jane wants to destroy humanity. Alexandra (Tommy Lauren) frees him, and Jane's goal is to possess his soul and, in turn, free many of her kind on Earth. The story of "Lord of Dreams" directed by Robert Kurtzman is simple. Perhaps the lack of reception of the master of dreams is simply because horror films were not so popular at that time. Comic-Con was not a major event, and films of this genre were the exception, not the rule. Maybe we will see that this movie will be remade in the future.

8. Cronos (Cronos)

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  • Director: Guillermo del Toro
  • Stars: Ron Perlman, Federico Lupi, Claudio Brook li>
  • Published: 1993
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89 out of 100
  • Score IMDb to film: 6.7 out of 10

Guillermo del Toro's first film, Cronus, is now available as a The film is relatively legendary. However, when it was released in 1993, it did not receive much attention. This story is about a strange mechanism that gives people eternal life and the movie plays on the theme of immortality. With the presence of actors such as Federico Lupi and Ron Perlman, this work examines the theory of the fountain of youth. Kronos, despite its stunning visuals and realistic vision, was not seen as it should have been.

Maybe because it was released in 1993 and was overshadowed by Barn Dogs and several other attractive films. This timing has caused the failure of this independent film. Kronos seems to be revered by those who have seen it at least once, but other than that, the film has become an impressive work, and that eases some of the sting of failure. Maybe Guillermo del Toro himself didn't want this movie to be successful at that time, who knows?

7. A Cat in the Brain (A Cat in the Brain)

  • Director: Lucio Fulci
  • Stars: Lucio Fulci, David Thompson , Brett Halsey
  • Published: 1990
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60 out of 100
  • IMDb rating for the movie: 5.5 out of 10

You might think to yourself that a movie with such A title that should have done better in 1990, especially given the unique nature of these postmodern takes on horror films. Lucio Fulci plays himself as a horror film director. Fulci has many questions and doubts about his identity due to his relationship with this type of material and sources. So he goes to a psychiatrist. There is only one problem. The psychiatrist is inspired by Fulci's terrifying ideas, to the point that in Real life commits evil deeds. With an estimated budget of around $100,000, the film seems to have at least paid off financially at the Italian box office and on home systems.

The main question is why the film was poorly received by critics ? Many people do not even know about the existence of such an effect. Perhaps this foreign film didn't attract audiences with its self-referential nature (like Wes Craven's The New Nightmare). Of course, true fans of the horror genre (who happen to be also critics) will realize its high value when they see this work. Finally, we still don't know why "Cat in the Brain" didn't succeed.

6. The Dark Half (The Dark Half)

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  • Director: George Romero
  • Starring: Timothy Hutton, Michael Rooker, Amy Madigan
  • Published: 1993
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59 out of 100
  • Score IMDb to the movie: 6 out of 10

Timothy Hutton in this movie as a man with a really dark half in his mind It is excellent. Hutton plays Todd Beaumont, a novelist who uses the pseudonym George Stark to write best-selling short stories. He has always kept his identity a secret from others, but this secret is revealed later and the person who knows the truth of his existence starts blackmailing him. Todd abandons his alias but soon realizes that getting rid of his past world is not so easy. Michael Rooker and Amy Madigan co-star in this horror film with Hutton. This work is truly a masterpiece from the master of the horror genre, George Romero.

His signature and special style is visible throughout this horror story but does not detract from it. So how did this 1993 film end up on the list of films that were not noticed in their time? To be honest, this issue may be more related to the ambiguities and tastes of the cinema market. Maybe Timothy Hutton wasn't the person the audience wanted to see in this role. Perhaps Romero's legion of fans were more in favor of a work like "Night of the Living Dead" and did not have the patience for deep works. Whatever the reason, this movie should have sold more than 10 million dollars.

5. Event Horizon (Event Horizon)

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  • Director: Paul Wes Anderson
  • Starring: Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne, Julie Richardson
  • Published: 1997
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31 out of 100
  • Score IMDb to the movie: 6.6 out of 10

To watch this movie, you must love space stories and related to black holes. Be they happen in the future. Laurence Fishburne also plays a role in this film and the story of this work is told in 2047. A lost spaceship returns to command headquarters seven years after its first voyage. People and officials investigate the ship's headquarters and later find out that its seven-year disappearance was not accidental. Strange things happen and this ship becomes the death chamber of these people. "Event Horizon" directed by Paul Wes Anderson is a sci-fi story made in the best possible way. Certainly, nothing less is expected from the director of the films "Resident Evil" and "Alien vs. The Predator".

"Event Horizon" is a bitter, surreal, so-called popcorn movie with a big budget. which probably nowadays studios do not welcome them due to the lack of ability to generate income. With a budget of 60 million dollars, this film sold only 27 million dollars in the United States. Why did science fiction fans not like it? Maybe they don't like this kind of science fiction. It may seem strange, but maybe this audience likes movies like Armageddon and Deep Effect (which were released a year later) more than a philosophical and strange story.

4. Local Legend (Urban Legend)

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  • Director: Jamie Blanks
  • Starring: Jared Leto, Alicia Waits, Rebecca Gayheart
  • Published: 1998
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24 out of 100
  • Score IMDb to the movie: 5.6 out of 10

This movie was not well received despite having two sequels. This unique 1998 story is about teenagers who are stalked by a killer on campus. The film is tied to a true local legend and is actually a very well made work. This movie stars Jared Leto, Rebecca Gayheart, Joshua Jackson and Robert Englund (who plays a professor It is innovative, scary, fun and engaging.

This project with interesting killings and directed by Jimmy Blanks actually received a high vote of confidence from fans in the amount of 72 million dollars, which is a figure with Considering the budget of 14 million dollars in the late 90s is very respectable. It seems that the critics had harsher feelings towards this film and the score of this work is 21 in Rotten Tomatoes.

3. The People Under the Stairs)

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  • Director: Wes Craven
  • Starring: Brendan Adams, Everett McGill , Wendy Roby
  • Published: 1991
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70 out of 100
  • IMDbRating for the film: 6.4 out of 10

This largely unknown film from the master of the horror genre, Wes Craven was also not well received by critics. Of course, given its $31 million box office haul (on a $6 million budget), it's safe to say that "Men Under the Stairs" has gotten all the attention it needs where it matters most. However, there is something about this film that draws audiences away from it. The film is inspired by a true incident where burglars break into a house and find a number of children locked up by their parents. A young boy plans to break into a house with the help of his sister's friend. They successfully enter the house but cannot leave. This young boy realizes that strange and dangerous people live in this house, and after that everything changes.

"People Under the Stairs" as a relatively important film because of its themes about class differences. In fact, it is a terrible work that expresses the social harms of the world. However, despite all its merits, critics and audiences have not given this film a high score. This is a shame, because considering the current state of the world, the concepts expressed in "People Under the Stairs" are very basic.

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  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken
  • Published: 1990
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70 out of 100
  • Score IMDb: 7.3 out of 10 Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci and, of course, Tim Burton's direction may have been a great success, but unfortunately, "Legend of the Headless Horseman" received mixed reviews unlike other Burton films. Mike LaSalle believed that this film is only beautiful in appearance and does not look like the work of an artist in any way. However, many people consider it a hidden gem. The film tells a story of revenge and deception in the 18th century and is visually pleasing. The remake of this film by Lindsay Bear may bring this narrative to the fame and success it deserves.

    1. The Exorcist III (The Exorcist III)

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    • Director: William Peter
    • Starring: George Scott, Jason Miller, Brad Dourif
    • Published: 1990
    • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58 out of 100
    • IMDb rating for the movie: 6.5 out of 10

    George Scott in this movie He plays Lt. Kinderman, played by the great Lizzie Cobb in 1973's The Exorcist. "The Exorcist 3" is a horror and police thriller, and Kinderman investigates a series of murders that remind him of a killer who died 15 years ago. Most of the action scenes take place in a terrifying psychiatric ward. "The Exorcist 3" has good actors like Scott, Jason Miller, Brad Dourif and Ed Flanders, and it has a bitter and special ending for the audience that reminds them of the original movie.

    "The Exorcist 3" with The budget of 11 million dollars and the gross income of 39 million dollars should be considered a somewhat successful work compared to "The Exorcist 2". Given the strange production process of the fourth film in the series (in which Paul Schrader handed over the director's chair to Renee Harlin), this film looks much better than the rest of the sequels. Of course, the critics didn't hate this movie, but they didn't like it either. To be honest, the problem with "The Exorcist 3" is not related to the quality, direction or plot, but in the way it continues the narrative of a special, lasting and impressive film. However, it seems silly to compare any film with its predecessors and successors. However, "The Exorcist 3" is as beautiful as the original film (if not more) than the other films in this franchise.

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