Whilst the 80\u2019s were famous for video nasties and low budget gorefests 90\u2019s horror went mainstream.\n\n\n\nAdmittedly the \u201990s weren\u2019t great for horror and there were a lot of remakes to get through before you could find something decent to watch.\n\n\n\nYou had massive franchise series\u2019 like Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Final Destination but under the surface, there were some great movies that didn\u2019t quite make it.\n\n\n\nSo close the curtains, dim the lights and join us as we\nexplore ten alternative 90\u2019s horror movies you need to watch.\n\n\n\nFire In the Sky (1993)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nFire In The Sky tells the story of a group of loggers who\ncome face to face with a UFO. One of the men named Walton is hit by a\nmysterious beam of light whilst the others flee, presuming he\u2019s dead.\n\n\n\nWhat follows is one of the most intense and disturbingly\nrealistic films of all time. \n\n\n\nThe men are accused of murder and investigated thoroughly until\nWalton turns up emaciated and naked.\n\n\n\nThere are some pretty harrowing scenes of Walton being\nexperimented on aboard an alien craft. \n\n\n\nThis is actually based on a true story too which just makes it that bit more freaky.\n\n\n\nIn fact, the whole film is pretty grim and one of those you should see but probably won\u2019t want to watch again.\n\n\n\nIdle Hands (1999)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nIdle Hands remains one of the best comedy horrors around.\n\n\n\nBased on the premise of the devil makes work for idle hands, a young stoner called Anton wakes up on Halloween to find his right hand has been possessed by the devil and his parents are dead.\n\n\n\nHis hand then goes on a killing spree while he tries to hang out with his stoner friends, both of whom he kills but they come back as zombies.\n\n\n\nIt\u2019s a really fun film and has great cast including Seth Green, Jessica Alba, Elden Henson and Vivica A Fox.\n\n\n\nIdle Hands also has a great cameo from Punk band The Offspring which can't be missed.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nCronos (1994)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nCronos certainly registers on the weird spectrum when it\ncomes to horror movies. \n\n\n\nDirected by Guillermo Del Toro and starring Ron Perlman and Federico Luppi it revolves around an ancient artifact that can grant eternal life to whoever wears it.\n\n\n\nThe film is a very strange kind of Vampire story but it\u2019s\nhighly atmospheric and far less cartoonish that del Toro\u2019s later works.\n\n\n\nCronos certainly takes some concentration but the journey is\nwell worth it.\n\n\n\nBraindead (1992)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nFor many years Braindead, also known as Dead Alive in some\ncountries, held the record for the most fake blood used in a movie.\n\n\n\nThis is an early film by Peter Jackson and is every bit as funny as it is gory as his other early work Bad Taste.\n\n\n\nThe film is about a zombie outbreak in New Zealand which\nstarts when a man named Lionel\u2019s mother is scratched by a Sumatran Rat-Monkey.\n\n\n\nWhat follows is a serious gross-out fest that no self-respecting horror fan can miss out on.\n\n\n\nComplete with a kung-fu priest, puss custard and zombie sex\nthis isn\u2019t one to watch with the in-laws or the kids but it is a genuine\nclassic.\n\n\n\nCube (1997)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nCube couldn\u2019t be any more 90\u2019s if it tried.\n\n\n\nA group of people are trapped in a room which tries to kill them. \n\n\n\nThey manage to escape the room only to find themselves in another room that tries to kill them in a different way.\n\n\n\nEventually, they work out a patter in the lighting that leads them to what they hope is the exit but things only get worse.\n\n\n\nCube is essentially a sci-fi escape movie but it\u2019s actually\nwell executed and a good watch, definitely one for a movie marathon.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSo I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nOk, so this is 100% a comedy movie but it has a strong\nHorror theme and fits well in any horror collection.\n\n\n\nMike Myers plays a beat poet who meets a woman who might\nwell be a mass murderer.\n\n\n\nThis is a classic Mike Myers comedy and when things get out of hand it\u2019s a good fun horror as well.\n\n\n\nMyers also plays his own father in the film which is hilarious.\n\n\n\nSo I Married an Axe Murderer is also insanely quotable and\nwill have you singing \u201cWoman, Woah Man, Wooooooooman\u201d over and over again.\n\n\n\nIn The Mouth of Madness (1994)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nJohn Carpenter is a master of horror and In the Mouth of\nMadness is one of his finest works.\n\n\n\nSam Neill stars as a psychiatric patient who used to be an\ninsurance investigator.\n\n\n\nHe tells the story of Sutter Cane, a horror novelist who had\ngone missing after his agent went mad and murdered his family.\n\n\n\nIt seems his whereabouts can be found in his unreleased\nmanuscript but with his last novel causing madness and psychotic rage should it\nbe read?\n\n\n\nEven worse his publicist, played by Charlton Heston, wants\nto unleash the manuscript into the public.\n\n\n\nThis is a tense and brutal horror that gets right into your psyche from the get-go. \n\n\n\nFlatliners (1990)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nFlatliners stars Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon and William Baldwin who play junior doctors who experiment on themselves to discover the afterlife.\n\n\n\nThe premise is somewhat absurd but the great cast make this\na true classic. \n\n\n\nThe doctors essentially take turns in dying and being\nrevived but their addiction to the afterlife starts to get out of control as\nthey crave longer and longer times before they\u2019re brought back.\n\n\n\nThis was recently remade so do yourself a favour and watch\nthe original instead, it\u2019s one hundred percent better.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nBride of Chucky (1998)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHi, I\u2019m Chucky, Wanna Play?\n\n\n\nThe Chucky franchise has always been great fun and in our\nopinion Bride of Chucky is one of the best.\n\n\n\nChucky\u2019s former girlfriend Tiffany wants her man back so\ngets the dolls remains from the police and resurrects him.\n\n\n\nChucky tells her he didn\u2019t intend on them ever marrying so\nshe locks him up.\n\n\n\nHe soon escapes and kills her, but he then traps her soul in another doll to annoy her.\n\n\n\nThe rest of the film revolves around a plan to retrieve a\nmagic amulet from his grave that can put their souls into Tiffany\u2019s neighbours\u2019\nbodies.\n\n\n\nThis is a classic slasher film that doesn\u2019t take itself too\nseriously and is always a good watch.\n\n\n\nTales From the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe Crypt Keeper tells us the story of the Demon Knight.\n\n\n\nDemon Knight is a true fight between good and evil set in New\nMexico and sees a character named The Collector, played by Billy Zane pursuing a\nman named Brayker, played by William Sadler.\n\n\n\nThis chase brings terror to a small community as they try to\nstop the Collector from getting an artefact.\n\n\n\nThe artefact contains the blood of Christ himself and the\ndemon world need to get it to return the world to darkness.\n\n\n\nDemon Knight is a true classic and also has a killer\nsoundtrack by Pantera, Megadeth, Biohazard and more.\n\n\n\nSo that\u2019s our choice of ten alternative 90\u2019s horror movies we hope you enjoyed revisiting these and if you haven\u2019t seen them before then check them out.\n\n\n\nAre there any other 90\u2019s horror you think should be on the\nlist? 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