The 24 Best Horror Movies of 1990

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1). The Reflecting Skin (1990)

Score: 7.65/10 IMDB: 7.0/10 Trailer
A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events.…
Director: Philip Ridley
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Duncan Fraser, Lindsay Duncan, David Longworth, Sheila Moore

2). Arachnophobia (1990)

Score: 7.43/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer
A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidently transported in a crate with a dead body to…
Director: Frank Marshall
Stars: John Goodman, Peter Jason, Julian Sands, Roy Brocksmith, James Handy

3). Jacob's Ladder (1990)

Score: 7.26/10 IMDB: 7.5/10 Trailer Review
Jacob Singer is trying to make sense of his fractured life and memories. Plagued by hallucinations, flashbacks, and conspiracies, he…
Director: Adrian Lyne
Stars: Pruitt Taylor Vince, Ving Rhames, Christopher John Fields, Becky Ann Baker, Matt Craven

4). Tremors (1990)

Score: 7.26/10 IMDB: 7.2/10 Trailer Review
A small town gradually becomes aware of a strange creature which picks off people one by one. But what is…
Director: Ron Underwood
Stars: Tom Woodruff Jr., Kevin Bacon, Michael Gross, Victor Wong, Tony Genaro

5). The Witches (1990)

Score: 6.87/10 IMDB: 6.8/10 Trailer Review
A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying,…
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Jim Carter, Angelique Rockas, Anjelica Huston, Bill Paterson, Jane Horrocks

6). Night of the Living Dead (1990)

Score: 6.59/10 IMDB: 6.9/10 Trailer Review
A remake of George Romero's 1968 black-and-white classic that begins in a cemetery, as the recently-dead return to life -…
Director: Tom Savini
Stars: Bill Moseley, Tony Todd, John W. Iwanonkiw, Tom Towles, William Butler

7). Begotten (1990)

Score: 6.3/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
God disembowels himself with a straight razor. The spirit-like Mother Earth emerges, venturing into a bleak, barren landscape. Twitching and…
Director: E. Elias Merhige
Stars: Brian Salzberg, Donna Dempsey, Stephen Charles Barry, James Gandia, Daniel Harkins

8). Nightbreed (1990)

Score: 6.21/10 IMDB: 6.6/10 Trailer Review
A community of mutant outcasts of varying types and abilities attempts to escape the attention of a psychotic serial killer…
Director: Clive Barker
Stars: Doug Bradley, Daniel Kash, Mac McDonald, Bradley Lavelle, David Cronenberg

9). Frankenhooker (1990)

Score: 6.15/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer
A medical school dropout loses his fiancée in a tragic lawnmower incident, and decides to bring her back. Unfortunately, he…
Director: Frank Henenlotter
Stars: Jan Saint, Lia Chang, Judy Grafe, Charlotte J. Helmkamp, Anibal O. Lleras

10). Flatliners (1990)

Score: 6.11/10 IMDB: 6.6/10 Trailer Review
Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and…
Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Patricia Belcher, Beth Grant, Jeff Dlugolecki

11). Basket Case 2 (1990)

Score: 6.05/10 IMDB: 5.4/10 Trailer
Frank Henenlotter's BASKET CASE 2 picks up right where the original BASKET CASE leaves off. After surviving the fall from…
Director: Frank Henenlotter
Stars: Matt Malloy, Jan Saint, Matt Mitler, Judy Grafe, David Emge

12). Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

Score: 5.95/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
Officer Matt Cordell, the undead cop, returns from the grave. Again. This time he is after the criminals who murdered…
Director: William Lustig
Stars: Danny Trejo, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Santos Morales, Robert Davi

13). Due occhi diabolici (1990)

Score: 5.93/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer
"The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar": The gold-digger Jessica Valdemar and her lover Dr. Robert Hoffman plot a…
Directors: George A. Romero, Dario Argento
Stars: Tom Savini, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Bingo O'Malley, Christine Forrest

14). Class of 1999 (1990)

Score: 5.9/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer
Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good…
Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Pam Grier, Rose McGowan, Stacy Keach, Sean Sullivan

15). Meridian (1990)

Score: 5.83/10 IMDB: 5.2/10 Trailer Review
Gina, an American art student who moved to Italy to work as an art restorer, is asked by the priest…
Director: Charles Band
Stars: Phil Fondacaro, Sherilyn Fenn, Charlie Spradling, Alex Daniels, Vernon Dobtcheff

16). Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

Score: 5.69/10 IMDB: 6.3/10 Trailer Review
An army of malevolent little monsters take over a high-tech corporate skyscraper when a cute and intelligent exotic pet is…
Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Frank Welker, Christopher Lee, Dick Miller, Dean Norris, Robert Picardo

17). Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)

Score: 5.68/10 IMDB: 5.5/10 Trailer Review
Norman Bates returns for this prequel, once more having mommy trouble. This time around he is invited to share memories…
Director: Mick Garris
Stars: CCH Pounder, John Landis, Cynthia Garris, Anthony Perkins, Henry Thomas

18). Predator 2 (1990)

Score: 5.4/10 IMDB: 6.3/10 Trailer Review
LAPD lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover) and his cocky detective partner Jerry Lambert (Bill Paxton) soon realize that what seemed…
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Stars: Michael Papajohn, Thomas Rosales Jr., Bill Paxton, Henry Kingi, Pat Skipper

19). Living Doll (1990)

Score: 5.29/10 IMDB: 5.5/10 Trailer
Howard has a secret - he is in love with Christine. There's only one problem, Christine is DEAD! A grave…
Directors: George Dugdale, Peter Mackenzie Litten
Stars: Ted Maynard, Gary Martin, Eartha Kitt, Mark Jax, Katie Orgill

20). The Exorcist III (1990)

Score: 5.27/10 IMDB: 6.3/10 Trailer Review
Lt. Kinderman and Father Dyer cheer each other up on the anniversary of the death of their mutual friend, Father…
Director: William Peter Blatty
Stars: Brad Dourif, Samuel L. Jackson, Larry King, Jason Miller, Viveca Lindfors

21). Rockula (1990)

Score: 5.23/10 IMDB: 5.4/10 Trailer
Rockula is about a male vampire who lost his lady love centuries ago. She was killed by a pirate with…
Director: Luca Bercovici
Stars: Tony Cox, Rick Zumwalt, Adam Shankman, Tamara De Treaux, Autumn Kimble

22). Baby Blood (1990)

Score: 5.16/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
A cruel circus owner beats and abuses his pregnant wife. One day the circus receives a leopard newly captured in…
Director: Alain Robak
Stars: Rémy Roubakha, Pierre Cadeac, Jonathan Garzon, François Frappier, Dominique Treillou

23). The Ambulance (1990)

Score: 5.16/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
Josh Baker meets a very special woman, Cheryl, in the streets of New York. Suddenly she collapses, and she's picked…
Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Stan Lee, Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Rudy Jones, Nick Chinlund

24). Daughter of Darkness (1990)

Score: 5.11/10 IMDB: 5.2/10 Trailer
The Daughter of Darkness is an atmospheric, sub-hallucinogenic venture into the world of the unknown. The enigma facing the young…
Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Robert Reynolds, Mia Sara, Jack Coleman, István Hunyadkürthy

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24 List of 1990 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 1990

Looking for the best 1990 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1990 are "The Reflecting Skin (1990), Arachnophobia (1990), Jacob's Ladder (1990), Tremors (1990), and The Witches (1990)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1990 is The Reflecting Skin (1990) scoring 7.65/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 5,910 votes for this movie. Starring in The Reflecting Skin (1990) is Viggo Mortensen, Duncan Fraser, Lindsay Duncan, David Longworth, and Sheila Moore. Director Philip Ridley did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1990 best horror film which was remarkable.The Reflecting Skin (1990) is in Horror, Thriller, and Drama movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1990 The next best 1990 horror movie is Arachnophobia (1990) with a score of 7.43/10 stars. John Goodman, Peter Jason, Julian Sands, Roy Brocksmith, and James Handy star in "Arachnophobia (1990)". Arachnophobia (1990) is directed by Frank Marshall and has over 56,670 IMDB votes. You can find Arachnophobia (1990) in Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Comedy movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1990, and we hope you enjoy the 49 movies on our list of good 1990 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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