October is never complete without a horror movie marathon. With my dad sharing his love of scary movies with me and growing up in the 90's, there are some that sill hold up to this day.

Check out my list of the 5 best horror films of the 90's and let me know if you agree or what films you would add to the list in the comments below.

  • 5

    'The People Under the Stairs' (1991)

    It took me along time to trust stairs after seeing this film from horror mastermind Wes Craven. Apparently it was inspired from a true story of parents keeping their children locked up in the basement. This movie also gave me a mistrust of big houses that may have traps hidden throughout. It's been awhile since I've seen this film because it gave me nightmares as a kid, but it definitely comes in at number 5 on my list.

  • 4

    'Tremors' (1990)

    Maybe not necessarily a horror movie, but I think monster movies count. This fun little monster thriller will have laughing and somewhat scared of walking on the ground because you don't know what lies beneath. I usually watch this one during the daytime on Halloween since it's not super scary, but still fun to watch. After the first time I saw it, it took me a little bit before touching the ground. I would jump from couch to couch to get to places.

  • 3

    'Candyman' (1992)

    Whatever you do, do not say his name five times in the mirror. This horror movie still gives me goosebumps whenever I look into a mirror. Based on Clive Barker's short story 'The Forbidden', this is one urban legend you do not want to mess with. Eddie Murphy was surprisingly the original choice for 'Candyman' but thank goodness the studio couldn't afford him because I don't think the movie would have turned out as scary as it is.

  • 2

    'Scream' (1996)

    "Do you like scary movies?" By far my favorite film from Wes Craven and I still love watching it to this day. What a way to modernize a fictional serial killer and continued to do so in the franchise (just don't watch the third one). Originally titled 'Scary Movie' when the Weinstein Brothers got a hold of it they changed it to 'Scream' after being inspired by Michael Jackson's song of the same name. I think it's a great fun scary movie to watch on Halloween night, just becareful on which friends you actually trust.

  • 1

    'The Sixth Sense' (1999)

    This is the only film of M. Night Shyamalan's I actually enjoyed and one of the best twist endings ever seen in a movie. There's just something about ghost stories that give me the heebie jeebies. I even got goosebumps just re-watching the trailer. Amazing performances from Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment and definitely worth watching on Halloween night.

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