Horror Films are designed to cause dread and to invoke our hidden worst fears often in a terrifying shocking finale. Horror films effectively center on the dark side of life. Nowadays, horror films are combined with science fiction when the threat is related to technology whereas the earlier horror films, especially in the 1990s, were mostly Gothic in style. Weird as it sounds, there’s a very real thrill and fun factor in being scared or watching disturbing, horrific images. With that said, here’s the list of top horror movies the 1990s.
15. Army of Darkness (1992)
This is the third of Sam Raimi’s (known for Spiderman trilogy) Evil Dead trilogy, a horror comedy, with a countless variety of references to other fantasy and adventure films such as Jason and the Argonauts (1963), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). The film follows Ash (Bruce Campbell) who must fight army of zombies and retrieve Necronomicon (textbook of magic) so that he can return back home. It is a more campy and slapstick version than its predecessors and worth a watch!
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14. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
This supernatural horror film is written and directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. This low-budget fake documentary and mystery horror film is about an urban legend (the Blair Witch). It follows three young documentary filmmakers in October of 1994 who disappear in the woods near Maryland. A year later, their videotaped “found footage” is discovered in the woods, and compiled into the movie. This film is in the Guinness Book of World Records for “Top Budget: Box Office Ratio” (for a mainstream feature film). The film costed $60,000 to make and grossed $248 million, a ratio of $1 spent for every $10,931 made!