The 24 Best Horror Movies of 1991

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1). Subspecies (1991)

Score: 6.85/10 IMDB: 5.7/10 Trailer
The evil vampire villain Radu returns to his hometown Prejnar, after spending years in exile. He steals the precious blood…
Director: Ted Nicolaou
Stars: Angus Scrimm, Anders Hove, Irina Movila, Laura Mae Tate, Michelle McBride

2). The People Under the Stairs (1991)

Score: 6.23/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer Review
The People Under the Stairs is the story of a young boy (Fool) from the ghetto and takes place on…
Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Sean Whalen, Ving Rhames, John Mahon, Kelly Jo Minter, Everett McGill

3). The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

Score: 5.9/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer
It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De…
Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Jeffrey Combs, Tom Towles, Mark Margolis, Frances Bay

4). Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)

Score: 5.52/10 IMDB: 6.7/10 Trailer
In 1948 Los Angeles, everyone uses magic- everyone except hard-boiled private detective H. Phillip Lovecraft, who refuses for "personal reasons."…
Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: David Warner, Clancy Brown, Julianne Moore, Michael Reid MacKay, George P. Wilbur

5). There's Nothing Out There (1991)

Score: 5.51/10 IMDB: 5.9/10
Seven teens head up to a cabin on the lake for spring break. Mike has studied all horror films on…
Director: Rolfe Kanefsky
Stars: Christopher Thomas, Maja Barnes, Cyrus Voris, Robb DelGuidice, Craig Peck

6). Afraid of the Dark (1991)

Score: 5.46/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer
Lucas is a little boy who's going blind. The only thing that could save his eyesight is a risky eye…
Director: Mark Peploe
Stars: David Thewlis, Paul McGann, Catriona MacColl, Frances Cuka, Hilary Mason

7). The Resurrected (1991)

Score: 5.38/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer
Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to…
Director: Dan O'Bannon
Stars: Deep Roy, Chris Sarandon, Paul Jarrett, John Terry, Serge Houde

8). The Boneyard (1991)

Score: 5.34/10 IMDB: 5.6/10 Trailer
Children turned into zombies wreak havoc in a coroner's building with just a burned-out psychic, an experienced cop and two…
Director: James Cummins
Stars: Norman Fell, Bo Sook Ahn, Ed Nelson, Edward Mau-Tung Sun, James Eustermann

9). Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991)

Score: 5.25/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer
Set in Berlin during WWII, the N*zi regime is attempting to develop a drug that will animate the dead, in…
Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Ian Abercrombie, Michael Deak, Richard Lynch, Sarah Douglas, Matthew Faison

10). Highway to Hell (1991)

Score: 5.2/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer
Charlie Sykes and his girlfriend Rachel Clark are traveling to Las Vegas to secretly get married to each other. The…
Director: Ate de Jong
Stars: Michael Reid MacKay, Kevin Peter Hall, C.J. Graham, Buddy Douglas, Jarrett Lennon

11). Hiruko the Goblin (1991)

Score: 5.16/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they…
Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Ken Mitsuishi, Kimiko Yo, Kenji Sawada, Masaki Kudou, Hideo Murota

12). Blood Ties (1991)

Score: 5.13/10 IMDB: 5.2/10 Trailer Review
This film concerns the exploits of the "Carpathian American" society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans are just like any other…
Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Jason London, Robert Lesser, Bo Hopkins, Dave Florek, Patrick Bauchau

13). Sometimes They Come Back (1991)

Score: 5.07/10 IMDB: 5.7/10 Trailer
Taken from the Stephen King short story about a school teacher's return to his home town where his brother was…
Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Nicholas Sadler, Robert Rusler, Brooke Adams, Nancy McLoughlin, Jason Wiles

14). Mom (1991)

Score: 5/10 IMDB: 5.0/10 Trailer
During a time when the city of Los Angeles is terrorized by animal attack style murders, a kindly elderly lady…
Director: Patrick Rand
Stars: Christopher Doyle, Brion James, J. Patrick McNamara, Art Evans, Craig Robinson

15). Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

Score: 4.89/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer Review
Life could be pretty if there wasn't someone like Ernest P. Worrell on this planet. In this movie he helps…
Director: John R. Cherry III
Stars: Marin Miller, John Phillips, Denice Hicks, Douglas Zagorski, Ann Young

16). Dolly Dearest (1991)

Score: 4.81/10 IMDB: 4.7/10 Trailer Review
An American family moves to Mexico to fabricate dolls, but their toy factory happens to be next to a Sanzian…
Director: Maria Lease
Stars: Ed Gale, Alma Martinez, Lupe Ontiveros, Rip Torn, Denise Crosby

17). Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

Score: 4.79/10 IMDB: 4.9/10 Trailer Review
In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children…
Director: Rachel Talalay
Stars: Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Alice Cooper, Yaphet Kotto

18). Children of the Night (1991)

Score: 4.77/10 IMDB: 4.6/10 Trailer
Cindy and Lucy are eighteen and going away to college. As a ritual they must rid themselves of the dirt…
Director: Tony Randel
Stars: Karen Black, Garrett Morris, Ami Dolenz, Maya McLaughlin, Brad Overturf

19). The Terror Within II (1991)

Score: 4.6/10 IMDB: 4.3/10 Trailer
In a world gone mad, the last human colony struggles to survive underground, beneath a land of nightmarish mutants who…
Director: Andrew Stevens
Stars: R. Lee Ermey, Gordon Currie, Barbara Alyn Woods, Stella Stevens, Renée Jones

20). Basket Case 3 (1991)

Score: 4.57/10 IMDB: 4.6/10 Trailer
The saga of Times Square Freak Twins Duane and Belail Bradley takes its most bizarre twist yet. It all starts…
Director: Frank Henenlotter
Stars: Jim Grimshaw, Gil Roper, James Scott, Annie Ross, Jeff Winter

21). Popcorn (1991)

Score: 4.55/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer
A "Leatherface" type murderer who wears other people's faces, kills at an all-night horrorthon at an old theatre put on…
Directors: Mark Herrier, Alan Ormsby
Stars: Dee Wallace, Kelly Jo Minter, Will Knickerbocker, Malcolm Danare, Bruce Glover

22). The Unborn (1991)

Score: 4.49/10 IMDB: 4.1/10 Trailer
A couple who cannot have children joins an in-vitro fertilization program. While she is with child, she finds strange occurrences…
Director: Rodman Flender
Stars: James Karen, Rick Dean, Brooke Adams, Jonathan Emerson, Angelina Estrada

23). Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991)

Score: 4.48/10 IMDB: 4.4/10 Trailer
A young boy sees his father killed by a toy that was anonymously delivered to his house. After that, he…
Director: Martin Kitrosser
Stars: Clint Howard, Gerry Black, Neith Hunter, Jane Higginson, Eric Welch

24). Curse III: Blood Sacrifice (1991)

Score: 4.43/10 IMDB: 4.0/10 Trailer
In 1950s Africa, a tribal magician calls up a demon to kill Europeans.
Director: Sean Barton
Stars: Christopher Lee, Gavin Hood, Henry Cele, Andre Jacobs, Charles Ngcoya

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24 List of 1991 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 1991

Looking for the best 1991 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1991 are "Subspecies (1991), The People Under the Stairs (1991), The Pit and the Pendulum (1991), Cast a Deadly Spell (1991), and There's Nothing Out There (1991)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1991 is Subspecies (1991) scoring 6.85/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 2,830 votes for this movie. Starring in Subspecies (1991) is Angus Scrimm, Anders Hove, Irina Movila, Laura Mae Tate, and Michelle McBride. Director Ted Nicolaou did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1991 best horror film which was remarkable.Subspecies (1991) is in Horror, and Fantasy movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1991 The next best 1991 horror movie is The People Under the Stairs (1991) with a score of 6.23/10 stars. Sean Whalen, Ving Rhames, John Mahon, Kelly Jo Minter, and Everett McGill star in "The People Under the Stairs (1991)". The People Under the Stairs (1991) is directed by Wes Craven and has over 27,480 IMDB votes. You can find The People Under the Stairs (1991) in Horror, Thriller, Mystery, and Comedy movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1991, and we hope you enjoy the 32 movies on our list of good 1991 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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