Top 5 Scariest Horror Movies From The 90s – Part 2

Top 5 Scariest Horror Movies From The 90s – Part 2

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Let’s be honest: the 1990s were a transitional
period in the horror genre with it coming off the high of the 80’s with films such
as Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, all the franchises that are
iconic in the horror genre. However, the 1990s, instead of running out
of steam, looked to broaden the genre, taking it into absurd realms we had yet to explore. So, today on Top 5 Scary Videos, I’m going
to be counting down our list of the Top 5 Scariest Horror Movies From The 90s – Part
2. Ps. Sorry to anyone who came for Jack, I know
he did part 1, but sometimes sharing is caring. Before we begin, be sure to stick around until
the end of the video where I’ll be responding to some of your comments. Let’s jump in. 5 Candyman (1992)
Directed by Bernard Rose and based on the short story The Forbidden by the legendary
Clive Barker, this 1992 Horror tells the tale of one of the most terrifying urban legends
in history. Candyman. Now, on the surface Candyman should be just
like every other urban legend, campfire story, except it’s not, and perhaps that’s down
to Clive Barker, the man that brought us Hellraiser. However, even if that’s not the case, something
clicks with Candyman — it’s intelligent, creepy, and a downright visceral gore fest. For those unfamiliar with both the film and
the legend, The Candyman is a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, and is subsequently
summoned to reality by a skeptic researching the Candyman myth. Now, this particular incarnation of Candyman
was once a slave who was tortured, mangled and murdered by a gang of white men for fathering
a child of a white woman, and this film, in a sense, could be summed up as a revenge tale,
with white society finally feeling retribution for their history of slaughtering African-Americans. Now, what makes this film truly chilling is
its rough urban setting of Cabrini-Green, which in turn gives a unique revamp on the
slasher aesthetic. We feel discomfort from the get-go, long before
The Candyman makes his first appearance. Typically, horrors such as this lose narrative
momentum by the final act, however, not Candyman, it only gets better as it goes along, resulting
in an intense showdown in the Cabrini-Green housing projects. Watch it, you will not be disappointed. 4 From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
This 1996 horror directed by Robert Rodriguez follows two criminals and their hostages who
unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires. Now only does it have a stellar plot but it
also has a stellar cast, including; George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel,
Juliette Lewis, Salma Hayek, Danny Trejo, Tom Savini, and John Hawks. Yeah, it’s impressive. Now, this film is already off to a great start
with the screenplay written by Quentin Tarantino himself, which make this another film that
pairs up the two iconic directors. The film is blended with action and horror
and reminds us how much fun vampire movies could be. The film takes place over one night in Mexico,
wherein the two criminal brothers played by George Clooney and Tarantino end up at the
den of a bunch of savages who are also demonic vampires. From Dusk Till Dawn is a heavy dose of comedy
and wild horror, which focuses, not only on Vampires, but on human behavior in the midst
of a supernatural apocalypse. The film is a thrill ride from the get go
and remains one of the greatest vampire movies of all time. Also, seeing a human body reconfigure into
the shape of a guitar is something all of us should witness once in our lifetime. 3 Misery (1990)
Perhaps my favorite Stephen King book and film adaptation of all time, definitely up
there with Carrie, Misery was released back in 1990 and follows a famous author who is
rescued by a fan after he crashes his car. However, he quickly comes to realize that
the care she’s giving him is just the beginning of days of captivity and abuse. Starring the legendary James Caan and Kathy
Bates, this macabre tale of fame is both terrifying yet funny, thanks to the adaptation being
helmed by Rob Reiner, a director known more so for comedy than horror, however, the result
is the perfect blend of horror and black-comedy and it flows seamlessly. In essence the film is an exaggerated version
of an overly invested fanboy, imagine George RR Martin. However, what makes this film truly terrifying
is the apparent normalcy, or domesticity of Annie Wilkes, which is successfully concealing
her psychosis, which is slowly revealed to us throughout the movie, where we see Wilkes
threaten Caan if he doesn’t rewrite his story to suit her needs, or when she breaks
both of his ankles with a mallet. A scene which has gone down in movie history,
and is perhaps one of the most legendary scenes of all time. 2 Funny Games (1997)
Not to be confused with the 2007 American remake starring Tim Roth and Naomi Watts. This Austrian horror thriller follows two
violent young men who take a mother, father and son hostage in their vacation home and
force them to play a sadistic game for their own amusement. Now, there is a far more disturbing beast
than the 2007 remake, and makes us very aware of our own roles in this sadistic game of
cat and mouse. When two polite young men wearing white gloves
knock on the door of this family’s vacation home, things descend into madness when they
enter and refuse to leave. Tying up the family and forcing them to partake
in a horrific game which we, as an audience, become involved in when one of the men, Paul,
breaks the fourth wall, forcing us to be accomplices in the torture. Now, this slasher differs from most as most
of the slashing occurring off-screen, however, that doesn’t lessen the horror and the sadism
of the film. With the audience painfully aware of what
is occurring even though we can’t see it. It’s perhaps one of the most provocative
films of all time, as well as the most unconventional with the film blurring time by using excruciatingly
long takes and rewind sequences which in turn makes the film more fantastical yet just as
horrifying to watch. Please watch it, you won’t be disappointed. Also, make sure you watch the American remake
as well directed by the same director and is almost a shot for shot remake. 1 Ravenous (1999)
This 1999 horror comedy was released back in 1999 and directed by Antonia Bird, and
follows a remote military outpost in the 19th century. And a rescue mission led by Captain John Boyd
which takes an incredibly dark turn when they’re ambushed by a sadistic cannibal. Now, first and foremost, this isn’t just
your typical cannibal movie, it’s a cannibal western and it honestly couldn’t be more
perfect. After an act of cowardice lands Guy Pearce’s
character, Lieutenant Boyd at the Fort Spencer, the few men left at the outpost begin eating
one another, with the story working almost as a folklore tale, specifically that of the
Wendigo. However, as I previously stated, this is also
a dark comedy, with the film kicking off with an anonymous quote that winks at the films
comedic undertones. But, the deeper we delve into the story, the
more its comedy because just another added ingredient in this mad cocktail. Now, although the story has elements of folklore,
the real meat is the cost of bloodshed, with the act of eating flesh serving as a healing
factor for the cowardly — who live longer because they don’t pretend to have a moral
compass, especially when it comes to honor. The film is excellent, with a just as excellent
score by Michael Nyman and Blur frontman Damon Albarn. If you haven’t already, check it out. Well, there we have it! Do you guys agree with our list? Were there any movies that we missed? Leave us all your thoughts and feelings in
the comments down below and perhaps we can do a part 3! Before I go though, I just want to respond
to a few comments from some of our previous videos. Sierra W said “I clicked on the so fast. My boyfriend lives in Sweden so I have been
wanting to know all the legends and haunted locations.” — Well I’m glad you enjoyed! I haven’t been to Sweden but it’s definitely
on my bucket list and once I go, I plan on checking out all of these haunted places. Kelvin Koh said “Great video, as usual,
Ms McPhee. A video on Chinese Urban Legends might be
nice. Maybe one on the South-East Asian countries
too? Keep up the great work, you, Mr Finch and
your team.” — Well shucks, thanks so much! I can definitely try and make Chinese Urban
Legends happen! I love it! Ancestor Empire said “2 Lucy videos in one
day. How are we worth of such an angelic gift?” — It’s actually a curse. And on that note, if you haven’t already,
be sure to give this video a big thumbs up, subscribe, and turn on notifications so you
never miss another scary vid. And until next time, see ya later.


  1. Thanks for mentioning the score to Ravenous, it's one of my all time favorites! I'll mention it again n hope you guys put it on a list a great 90's movie is Brainscan!

  2. Once you're done here, be sure to check out Part 1 if you happened to miss it the first time – Top 5 Scariest Horror Movies From The 90s – Part 1

  3. Today's lesson for Lucy: Fred Williamson is a part of that awesome cast. You know? The tall handsome man of color that used to have a small role in the ICONIC TV SHOW CALLED SHAFT?! End. Of. Lesson.

  4. Not really too scary in these days, but Event Horizon was a good 90’s cult horror favorite of mine and many in the horror circle.

  5. Sorry Lucy, no list of the 90s can be complete without Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, the greatest unsung movie of the 90s.
    Cast: Billy Zane, WIlliam Sadler, Jada Pinkett, CCH Pounder, Thomas Hayden Church…
    Soundtrack: Pantera, Megadeth, Ministry, Rollins Band, Sepultura, Biohazard…
    Kevin Yagher and Todd Masters throwing down the practical effects and makeup

    And the script is too good that the Tales from the Crypt tagline may actually hurt the marketing as people think it's only a TV quality movie – it isnt. It's everything you want and so much more.

  6. Show all the movies except one and two but all the other ones were so good now I got to see your number 1 and number 2 pick

  7. Candy man was great movie , keep you on edge of your seat , dusk till dawn vampires cool movie , Kathy bates was awesome in misery

  8. Lucy, Jack, just two different flavors of one of my favorite channels; seeing your different takes on the same list just adds to the awesomeness

  9. Oooooooooooooo Kathy Bates in Misery. She did a truly fantastic job as Annie Wilkes. Lucy, you did a great job. Keep up the phenomenal work.👌😇👍

  10. Thank you so much Lucy and Jack for bring the most enjoyable and freakiest content on the web. Your insights into not only movies, but other media as well is second to none. Your lists have given me so much to watch, read and listen to. Keep up the great work and love you both. And Lucy I would love to know the story behind your tattoo on your left arm!!!!

  11. I love your videos Lucy, but I am disappointed this time. Where is Scream, the film that single handedly made horror movies relevant again. Misery is great but not horror, oh well still love ya girl.

  12. Serious question here… Do you actually like doing this? It doesn’t really sound like it.

    We’ll miss you, but you can retire if you need to. We like you and don’t want you to hate your job.

  13. Don't apologize for Jack not being on the video anybody who don't want to see u crazy. Smart, a bombshell and look like u got a fiery personality if someone push u. I might wanna turn into Candyman Jr for u. 😂

  14. Love you guys and I watch this channel watch every day with my girlfriend. Would you please do a South Dakota Urban Legends List?

  15. I would 💘 to see a list of y'alls favorite Stephen King adaptations and also Clive Barker… WRITTING, not directorial!

  16. I heard "Candyman" and I thought it was about Dean Corll. Seriously, has anyone done a documentary on him yet? Needs to be done.

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