’90s Horror

’90s Horror

15 Episodes

The ’70s shocked you, the ’80s gored you . . . now the ’90s come in for the kill! Our latest Halloween spectacular celebrates an era that saw terror undergo unsettling new transformations. In the ’90s, horror movies got bigger budgets, became playfully self-aware, and even won some Oscars—but they’re just as nasty as what came before. Featuring cult heroes like John Carpenter (IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS) and Abel Ferrara (THE ADDICTION) plunging the dark depths of their uncompromising visions, established auteurs like Francis Ford Coppola (BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA) taking on the genre, and new voices like Ernest R. Dickerson (TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT) and Antonia Bird (RAVENOUS) offering fresh perspectives on familiar tropes, this selection curated by Clyde Folley offers a hair-raising tour through an oft-overlooked decade in horror that’s ripe for rediscovery.

Premieres November 1
BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, Francis Ford Coppola, 1992
BODY SNATCHERS, Abel Ferrara, 1993

Premieres December 1
EVENT HORIZON, Paul W. S. Anderson, 1997

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’90s Horror
  • ’90s Horror Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Def by Temptation

    Episode 2

    Directed by James Bond III • 1990 • United States
    Starring Cynthia Bond, James Bond III, Kadeem Hardison

    The sole film directed by writer-producer-star James Bond III is part buddy comedy, part stylish, neon-soaked horror fever dream in which two childhood friends (Bond and Kadeem Hardison) reun...

  • The Exorcist III

    Episode 3

    Directed by William Peter Blatty • 1990 • United States
    Starring George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif

    For more than fifteen years, Police Lieutenant Kinderman (George C. Scott) has been haunted by the death of his friend Father Damien Karras. Now, on the fifteenth anniversary of the exorcis...

  • Frankenhooker

    Episode 4

    Directed by Frank Henenlotter • 1990 • United States
    Starring James Lorinz, Patty Mullen, Joanne Ritchie

    From the deranged depths of sleazemeister Frank Henenlotter’s imagination comes this wildly subversive camp-horror take on the classic Mary Shelley tale. After he loses his fiancée in a deadl...

  • Body Parts

    Episode 5

    Directed by Eric Red • 1991 • United States
    Starring Jeff Fahey, Lindsay Duncan, Kim Delaney

    Inspired by a novel by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac (whose work had previously been adapted for the screen in the form of the suspense classics VERTIGO and DIABOLIQUE), this satisfyingly grisly sli...

  • The Rapture

    Episode 6

    Directed by Michael Tolkin • 1991 • United States
    Starring Mimi Rogers, Patrick Bauchau, David Duchovny

    One of the most intense and provocative films ever made about the ecstasy and agony of religious faith, the debut feature from writer turned filmmaker Michael Tolkin (THE PLAYER) features an a...

  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula

    Episode 7

    Directed by Francis Ford Coppola • 1992 • United States
    Starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves

    Francis Ford Coppola returns to the original source of the Dracula myth, and from Bram Stoker’s immortal gothic romance he orchestrates a dazzling, feverishly wrought visual opera. In an asto...

  • Dust Devil

    Episode 8

    Directed by Richard Stanley • 1992 • United Kingdom
    Starring Robert John Burke, Chelsea Field, Marianne Sägebrecht

    A uniquely hallucinatory fusion of visceral terror and dreamlike mysticism, this African-set horror reverie—shot on location in Namibia—follows the crisscrossing fates of three soul...

  • Body Snatchers

    Episode 9

    Directed by Abel Ferrara • 1993 • United States
    Starring Terry Kinney, Meg Tilly, Gabrielle Anwar

    Abel Ferrara brings his subversive vision to the sci-fi/horror genre with this potent adaptation of the novel by Jack Finney (previously filmed twice as INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS). “They get yo...

  • When a Stranger Calls Back

    Episode 10

    Directed by Fred Walton • 1993 • United States
    Starring Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Jill Schoelen

    More than a decade after WHEN A STRANGER CALLS terrified audiences with its tale of a babysitter stalked by an uncomfortably close caller, writer-director Fred Walton revisited the story in this eq...

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    Episode 11

    Directed by John Carpenter • 1994 • United States
    Starring Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, Jürgen Prochnow

    Imagine a novel so overwhelmingly hypnotic, so tremendously horrifying that it paralyzes its audience with fear and turns its most sensible readers insane. When Sutter Cane, the author of this dis...

  • The Addiction

    Episode 12

    Directed by Abel Ferrara • 1995 • United States
    Starring Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra

    On the streets of Greenwich Village, an NYU philosophy student (Lili Taylor) finds herself the victim of a vampiric encounter, inaugurating an insatiable craving for blood that drives her ...

  • Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

    Episode 13

    Directed by Ernest Dickerson • 1995 • United States
    Starring Billy Zane, William Sadler, Jada Pinkett Smith

    Directed by acclaimed cinematographer turned filmmaker Ernest R. Dickerson (Spike Lee’s regular DP from his debut short through MALCOLM X), the first theatrical feature derived from HBO’s ...

  • Event Horizon

    Episode 14

    Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson • 1997 • United Kingdom, United States
    Starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan

    Something like SOLARIS reimagined as a grand horror epic, this extravagantly designed interstellar nightmare emerged from an infamously troubled production to take its ...

  • Ravenous

    Episode 15

    Directed by Antonia Bird • 1999 • United States, United Kingdom
    Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette

    On the eve of the California gold rush, a disgraced soldier (Guy Pearce) is dispatched to a remote outpost in the Sierra Nevada, where he finds himself surrounded by cast-off men w...