10 Essential Horror Movies from the 1990s

Horror is one of our favorite genres here at Your Money Geek. 

There were lots of good horror movies in the 1990s, especially if you take a broad view of what horror can mean. 

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)

Lynch’s greatest film doesn’t usually get listed as a horror film, but it’s easily the most terrifying movie of the decade. 

Naked Lunch (1991)

The movie includes some of Cronenberg’s most vivid nightmare imagery, including a scene of the impassively amused Peter Weller as the Burroughs character sensually spreading heroin/bug killer on the talking asshole of a giant cockroach. 

Audition (1999)

Director Takashi Miike delights in over-the-top violence—no one has ever radiated as much joy while sawing off a foot as Asami does. 

Barton Fink (1991)

A film in which Hollywood itself becomes a kind of abyss, with the guffawing, fast-talking devils in suits vying to cut off the life of the mind that Barton values so highly.