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The horror... the horror... the 90s

The decade that saw Japanese horror rise to international prominence. Original masterpieces, the likes of ‘Cure’ and ‘Ringu’ were at the fore. The latter melded the contemporary with the cultural. A coalesce of technology and folklore to engender fear-targeted supernatural horror. I won’t tell you the well-worn story of how I accidentally stumbled upon ‘Ringu’ late one night on a Film 4 horror season. I also won’t tell you how I couldn’t turn off the lights (because I was home alone) until the early morning after watching this first of many forays into Asian supernatural horror.

The decline of the franchise was apparent.
Not all series were poorly received but there was a significant failure to enthuse the genre fans. Another shot at the original success of ‘Robocop’ and ‘Predator’ was just not working. Both sci-fi horrors could not recapture their predecessor’s kinetic, gore-packed action that instilled the adrenaline pumping thrills

  • Arachnophobia
  • Basket Case 2
  • Bride of Re-Animator
  • Buried Alive
  • A Cat in the Brain
  • Braindead
  • Demonia
  • Child's Play 2
  • Fear
  • Flatliners
  • Frankenhooker
  • Frankenstein Unbound
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • The Guardian
  • It
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Misery
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Psycho IV: The Beginning
  • Predator 2
  • The Reflecting Skin
  • Sorority House Massacre II
  • Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • Tremors
  • Troll 2
  • Nightbreed
  • Body Parts
  • Cape Fear
  • Omen IV: The Awakening
  • The People Under the Stairs
  • The Pit and the Pendulum
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Alien³
  • Army of Darkness
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Candyman
  • Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
  • Dracula
  • Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
  • Innocent Blood
  • The Lawnmower Man
  • Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence
  • Tetsuo II: Body Hammer
  • Man Bites Dog
  • Body Bags
  • The Untold Story
  • Body Snatchers
  • Cronos
  • Hocus Pocus
  • The Tommyknockers
  • Trauma
  • Voices from Beyond
  • The Vanishing
  • Cemetery Man
  • The Crow
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
  • The Stand
  • Wolf
  • The Addiction
  • Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • Evil Ed
  • Piranha
  • Species
  • Vampire in Brooklyn
  • Village of the Damned
  • The Craft
  • The Frighteners
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Hellraiser: Bloodline
  • Scream
  • Thinner
  • Thesis
  • Se7en
  • Mars Attacks!
  • Alien Resurrection
  • An American Werewolf in Paris
  • Anaconda
  • Cube
  • The Devil's Advocate
  • Event Horizon
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Jack Frost
  • Nightwatch
  • Nightwatch
  • The Relic
  • Scream 2
  • Spawn
  • Wishmaster
  • Cure
  • Disturbing Behavior
  • Bride of Chucky
  • Blade
  • Deep Rising
  • The Faculty
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Psycho