Favorite 1990s Horror | Horror Lovers Challenge

More than ever, the ‘90s are coming to be recognized as one of the most significant decades in American film. It was the decade for rom-coms, action, and horror. Honestly, there’s no other horror decade like the ’90s—it even has its own name, dubbed “prestige horror.” Huge box office successes at the start of the decade—films like Cape Fear and Silence of the Lambs—legitimized the era, hereby distinguishing it from any other decade. These forces culminated in the massive success of The Sixth Sense by the decade’s end. Simultaneously, the ‘90s also brought a resurgence in Black Horror.

#HorrorLoversChallenge Favorite 1990s Horror: Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994).

Day 11 Prompt: Favorite 1990s Horror

I am a huge fan of What Wes Craven and Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) was one of the first movies I remember seeing in the theater with my dad. 

Many people cringe over the remakes but Wes comes back in 1994, a decade after the original and delivers a very smart film. 

Two additions were made to the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise through the ‘90’s but Wes Craven’s New Nightmare is the only one that matters. Acting completely outside the franchise’s chronology, it employs the same self-referential meta-narration that would make Scream so successful. Craven, Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, John Saxon, as well as industry figures (like Robert Shaye, founder of New Line Cinema) all show up as themselves in this postmodern take on what it means to create, star in, and be haunted by one of the most iconic horror franchises (and villains) of all time.