The Scariest Movies of Each Year

A comprehensive list of the 70 scariest horror movies from 1960 till today—the scariest film of each year plus honorable mentions.

—1990—

Misery
The Exorcist III

1990 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Flatliners
Brain Dead
Nightbreed
Jacob’s Ladder
The Exorcist III
Night of the Living Dead 1990

—1991—

The Silence of the Lambs

1991 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
The People Under the Stairs
Dead Again

—1992—

Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Candyman

1992 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Alien 3
Army of Darkness
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

—1993—

1993 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Kalifornia
Needful Things
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

—1994—

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

1994 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Demons 2
In the Mouth of Madness
Interview with a Vampire

—1995—

Demon Knight

1995 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Prophecy
Outbreak
Seven

—1996—

Scream

1996 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Ghost and the Darkness
From Dusk Till Dawn
The Craft

—1997—

Event Horizon

1997 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Lost Highway
Scream 2
Cube

—1998—

Halloween H20

1998 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Apt Pupil
The Faculty
Ring (Japan)

—1999—

The Blair Witch Project

1999 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Stigmata
Stir of Echoes
The Sixth Sense

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