Best Horror Movies of 1996

1.

Scream

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Drew Barrymore, W. Earl Brown, Joseph Whipp ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1996-12-20
2.

From Dusk Till Dawn

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at the rendezvous point, which turns out to be a Hell of a strip joint.

Starring: George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, Ernest Liu, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Tom Savini, Fred Williamson ..
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 1996-01-19
3.

The Frighteners

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town where he lives. As he tries to piece together the supernatural mystery of these killings, he falls in love with the wife of one of the victims and deals with a crazy FBI agent.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Jeffrey Combs, Jake Busey, Chi McBride, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Jim Fyfe, Troy Evans, Julianna McCarthy ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 1996-07-18
4.

The Craft

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A Catholic school newcomer falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against all who dare to cross them -- be they teachers, rivals or meddlesome parents.

Starring: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich, Christine Taylor, Breckin Meyer, Nathaniel Marston, Cliff DeYoung, Assumpta Serna ..
Directed by: Andrew Fleming
Release date: 1996-05-03
5.

Tremors 2: Aftershocks

4.3
6.0/10 IMDB

Those supersucking desert creatures are back --- and this time they're south of the border. As the creatures worm their way through the oil fields of Mexico, the only people who can wrangle them are veteran Earl Bassett and survivalist Burt Gummer. Add to that team a young punk out for cash and a fearless scientist, and the critters don't stand a chance.

Starring: Fred Ward, Chris Gartin, Helen Shaver, Michael Gross, Marcelo Tubert, Marcos Hernández, José Ramón Rosario, Thomas Rosales Jr. ..
Directed by: S. S. Wilson
Release date: 1996-04-09
6.

Mary Reilly

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.

Starring: Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, George Cole, Michael Gambon, Glenn Close, Kathy Staff, Michael Sheen, Bronagh Gallagher, Linda Bassett, Ciarán Hinds ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 1996-02-23
7.

Thinner

4.2
5.8/10 IMDB

A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate lawyer as he draws closer to his own death, and grows ever thinner.

Starring: Robert John Burke, Lucinda Jenney, Bethany Joy Lenz, Joe Mantegna, Michael Constantine, Kari Wuhrer, Daniel von Bargen, Stephen King, Ed Wheeler, Walter Bobbie ..
Directed by: Tom Holland
Release date: 1996-10-25
8.

Bad Moon

4.0
5.9/10 IMDB

One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the last hope for his family's survival... and the end to his Werewolf curse.

Starring: Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré, Mason Gamble, Hrothgar Mathews, Ken Pogue, Johanna Marlowe, Julia Montgomery Brown, Gavin Buhr ..
Directed by: Eric Red
Release date: 1996-11-01
9.

Diabolique

4.0
5.5/10 IMDB

The wife and mistress of a cruel school master collaborate in a carefully planned and executed attempt to murder him. The plan goes well until the body, which has been strategically dumped, disappears. The strain starts to tell on the two women as a retired police investigator who is looking into the disappearance on a whim begins to think that they know more than they are telling, and their mental state is not helped when their victim is seen, apparently alive and well by one of the pupils.

Starring: Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates, Spalding Gray, Shirley Knight, Allen Garfield, Adam Hann-Byrd, Donal Logue, Diana Bellamy ..
Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Release date: 1996-03-22
10.

Bordello of Blood

3.9
5.4/10 IMDB

Private eye Rafe Guttman is hired by repressed, born-again Katherine to find her missing bad-boy brother. The trail leads him to a whorehouse run by a thousand-year-old vampire and secretly backed by Katherine's boss, televangelist Jimmy Current.

Starring: Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, Corey Feldman, Whoopi Goldberg, John Kassir, Chris Sarandon, Aubrey Morris, Phil Fondacaro, William Sadler ..
Directed by: Gilbert Adler
Release date: 1996-08-16

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