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Old January 30 2012, 12:03 PM   #16
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Re: 90s horror

Blair Witch Project
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Old January 30 2012, 01:25 PM   #17
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I really need to check out Exorcist III - I've heard from more than one source it's underrated, plus it features Brad Dourif in a role similar to his appearance in the X-Files episode "Beyond the Sea".
Saw it in the theater. Gotta love Dourif and George C. Scott.
Yeah Exorcist III is very good, and contains one standout pant wetting moment that still scares me every time I see it. People who've seen the film will probably know the bit I mean
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Old January 30 2012, 01:41 PM   #18
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The Prophecy with Christopher Walken, I like a good religious horror film. The others in the series are OK, but none are as well put together as this one.
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Old January 30 2012, 01:42 PM   #19
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Another vote for Exorcist III, great film.

Wes Craven's New Nightmare is severely underrated as 90s horror goes. Craven's meta-test for Scream, it is superior both to that film, and most of the other Nightmare movies.
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Old January 30 2012, 04:38 PM   #20
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Another vote for Exorcist III, great film.

Wes Craven's New Nightmare is severely underrated as 90s horror goes. Craven's meta-test for Scream, it is superior both to that film, and most of the other Nightmare movies.

I second both motions. Exorcist III, it should be noted, was based on William Peter Blatty's novel Legion and is definitely worth seeing.

And New Nightmare is quite clever. (I actually edited the novelization, which was very first movie tie-in I ever worked on. How time flies!)
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Old January 30 2012, 07:41 PM   #21
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Hellraiser 3 was campy fun with a pre DS9 Terry Farrel Hellraiser: (4) Bloodline was in 1996 set in the past and in space not as good as the others though.

Speaking of 80's sequels we had Friday the 13th 9 in 1993 and Nightmare on Elm St. 6 in 1991.
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Old January 30 2012, 08:36 PM   #22
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Jacob's Ladder, Flatliners, Stephen King's IT miniseries and parts of Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (The Lover's Vow segment) all scared out of me when I was growing up in the 90s. The opening intro theme from Tales of the Darkside television show was pretty freakin' scary as well.



Honorable mentions for great 90s horror movies were Event Horizons and Stir of Echoes.
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Old January 30 2012, 10:48 PM   #23
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I also quite like Peter Jackson's The Frighteners (1996) with Michael J. Fox. And I'm pretty sure Seven (1995) isn't considered a horror movie per se (more a "thriller" or "crime drama"), but it's certainly has some horrifying elements to it.
That was a fun movie though I wouldn't consider it horror, even if it has fun, jumpy moments. Seven is probably applicable, as Silence of the Lambs is, though I haven't seen it in years.

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Hmmm. This one didn't really work for me - I simply wasn't scared. I do commend its success, though.

The Prophecy with Christopher Walken, I like a good religious horror film. The others in the series are OK, but none are as well put together as this one.
Walken put in a great performance in this, though the ending felt a bit like an anti-climax. Good film overall though.

Honorable mentions for great 90s horror movies were Event Horizons and Stir of Echoes.
Stir of Echoes wasn't too bad. If you liked Jacob's Ladder, I recommend you check out the deleted scenes (all three are on Youtube) if you haven't already.

I know I'll need to check out Exorcist III now....
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Old January 31 2012, 12:29 AM   #24
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Stir of Echoes (which is based on a novel by Richard Matheson) is underrated. Unfortunately, it had the bad luck to come out a few weeks after The Sixth Sense, which basically ate its lunch.
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Old January 31 2012, 12:40 AM   #25
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Cube.
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Old January 31 2012, 12:47 AM   #26
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Stir of Echoes (which is based on a novel by Richard Matheson) is underrated. Unfortunately, it had the bad luck to come out a few weeks after The Sixth Sense, which basically ate its lunch.
I love this movie... but was afraid to admit it.
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Old January 31 2012, 01:19 AM   #27
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Speaking of 80's sequels we had Friday the 13th 9 in 1993 and Nightmare on Elm St. 6 in 1991.
Speaking as a fan of both Freddy and Jason, I like to pretend that neither of those 90's films exist. Nightmare on Elm Street 5 from 1989 also doesn't exist. Freddy's Dead was bad, but NoES 5 is boring, something a horror film should never be... especially when coming from an established, heavily popular franchise.

Wes Craven's New Nightmare is awesome, however.
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Old January 31 2012, 01:57 AM   #28
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I like Freddy and Jason, too, though I'll admit most of their movies aren't very good. It's mostly nostalgic.

I ignore Jason Goes to Hell. It's a really dumb movie (even for a Friday the 13th flick), and the Jason design has to be one of the worst in the series.

Edit: Heh. Just realized I still have my Jason avatar from two Fridays ago.
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Old January 31 2012, 02:10 AM   #29
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Cube.
An excellent movie, and I considered including it, but I think it's more distinctly sci-fi than horror. The only thing I didn't really buy was one character's progression to being a threat to the others.

Stir of Echoes (which is based on a novel by Richard Matheson) is underrated. Unfortunately, it had the bad luck to come out a few weeks after The Sixth Sense, which basically ate its lunch.
Sixth Sense is a good film, but it's the one I like least on my original list. Personally, I thought The Others (which came out a few years later) was better and a somewhat more "believable" take on a similar idea.
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Old January 31 2012, 11:57 AM   #30
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Cube.
An excellent movie, and I considered including it, but I think it's more distinctly sci-fi than horror.
FWIW, http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/film/224/review classifies Cube as "sci-fi/horror" - a classification I agree with. YMMV.
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