Best Horror Movies of All Time – 1990s

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The rough urban setting of Cabrini-Green gives a unique, refreshing update to the slasher aesthetic. Ghost Stories offers a well-crafted, skillfully told horror anthology that cleverly toys with genre tropes while adding a few devilishly frightful twists. Zombies are unthinking, tireless and impervious to injury. Best Visual Effects for The result was a genuinely scary experience with plenty of atmosphere and just enough empathy for the family and the Warrens to elevate the movie about the usual shock tactics. According to the police, they were murdered by their year-old son. Also, those scarecrows are petrifying.

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Not bad for a Marlowe hack. HBO attempted to intermingle noir and H. It reads like a fever dream elevator pitch, but it plays out like a well-oiled hybrid of Hollywood magic. Brendan Frye Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a tough talking loner who takes in the rest of high school at a distance. His former girlfriend turns up dead, and the vendetta to bring the responsible parties to justice has begun — as long as he makes it to homeroom on time.

Matt Scudder Jeff Bridges is the patron saint of alcoholic detectives. He used to be a New York cop, but a bad run in with the bottle and some bullets put the kibosh on that career path prematurely.

Trying to decipher the plot would take longer than watching the actual movie. At one point considered the heir apparent to Chandler and Hammett, author Ross Macdonald has somehow been swept away with time.

His eighteen novels, centered on P. Fortunately, the creativity remains. No longer the sweet talking Marlowe or the gruff Mike Hammer, Harper uses coy mind games and manipulations to get the info he needs.

By , director Joel Schumacher was still in the midst of damage control. The film stars a top-notch Nicolas Cage as Tom Welles, private investigator for the ritzy crowds.

Schumacher dials down every glamorous instinct he has to a crawl, and the results are breathtakingly morbid. The film was universally shrugged off in , and has since been tucked away in the careers of both Schumacher and Cage; but while it may consist of back alley content, this unsung masterpiece deserves to sit front and center. This time around, s P.

While you still can. Parker pulls a surprise twist for the ages with this one, but not before subjecting the viewer to one of the great psychological mysteries of its time.

It prods and shocks even thirty years after its release, but this taboo tendency is also what makes it so integral to the detective genre. By subjecting its protagonist to the darkest corners of madness, the film tore a daring new path for P.

The end product was a hazily bold masterpiece. Blunt masterpiece may be more apropos, actually. Phoenix hilariously captures the bewildered buzz that Sportello operates under daily, tapping into a facial performance that says far more than any stoner babble ever could.

It helps that he spends most of his time listening to a cast Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Owen Wilson with enough charisma to fill a dozen films, but never is he lost in the shuffle of sunny dispositions.

On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted Truth or Dare's slick presentation isn't enough to make this mediocre horror outing much more frightening than an average round of the real-life game. A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone--or something--begins to punish those who tell a Craig is abducted and wakes up in a basement.

His captor, Bill, is a twisted serial killer who wishes to Nathan Ives , Brian M. A documentary crew embed themselves with a family of vampires, who claim that they have been misrepresented as monsters by Brilliant casting is overshadowed by a muddled mix of genres and storylines that scratch more heads than sci-fi itches in The Cloverfield Paradox. A group of scientific researchers on a space station attempt to harness a new energy source called the "God Particle," The Nun boasts strong performances, spooky atmospherics, and a couple decent set-pieces, but its sins include inconsistent logic and narrative slackness.

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past Young mother-to-be Sarah is trying to rebuild her broken life: The Last Key offers franchise star Lin Shaye another welcome opportunity to take the lead, but her efforts aren't enough to rescue this uninspired sequel.

Adam Robitel helms the fourth entry of the Insidious series, with Chapter 3 director Leigh Whannell providing the script, centering It was supposed to be just an urban legend On a snowy night in her grandmother's sprawling mansion, teenage Alex Your best friend has just been infected with a horrifying virus that will soon turn her into a rabid, rampaging The Predator has violence and quips to spare, but its chaotically hollow action adds up to another missed opportunity for a franchise increasingly defined by disappointment.

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black's explosive Shane Black 44 The Strangers: Prey at Night may appeal to fans of the original who've been jonesing for a sequel, but its thin story and ironic embrace of genre tropes add up to a bloody step back. A family's road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with As mass hysteria breaks-out over an alleged demonic possession in an Indiana home, referred to as a "Portal to Hell," Marrowbone's effective setting and strong cast can't make up for thinly conceived characters and a story short on genuine scares.

Four siblings seek refuge in an old home after the death of their mother, only to discover that the house The Meg sets audiences up for a good old-fashioned B-movie creature feature, but lacks the genre thrills -- or the cheesy bite -- to make it worth diving in.

A deep-sea submersible--part of an international undersea observation program--has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, Two detectives are tasked with hunting down a horrifying serial killer who has been threatening their city. Down a Dark Hall is more stylish than scary, although its foreboding atmosphere may raise a few goosebumps among younger viewers.

Kit AnnaSophia Robb , a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes Bad Samaritan delivers a handful of genre thrills -- and a stellar central performance by David Tennant -- that help offset iffy direction and a disappointingly mundane story.

A valet Robert Sheehan develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers. Things go smoothly until he The First Purge should satisfy fans of the franchise and filmgoers in the mood for violent vicarious thrills, even if its subtextual reach exceeds its grasp.

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The list includes classic horror-thrillers like "Silence of the Lambs" and "Psycho," along with recent titles like the Oscar-winning "Get Out" and the critically acclaimed film "It . The best horror movies of the 21st century typically focused on people struggling to survive a dark force beyond their comprehension. Tomatometer rankings of the top best movies of and all time. Lists of recent good movies and award winners.