Best Horror Movies of 1999

1.

Sleepy Hollow

6.0

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Ian McDiarmid, Christina Ricci, Casper Van Dien, Michael Gough
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1999-11-18
2.

The Ninth Gate

5.4

An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner, Barbara Jefford
Directed by: Roman Polański
Release date: 1999-08-25
3.

The Blair Witch Project

5.3

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.

Starring: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffith, Jim King
Directed by: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Release date: 1999-07-14
4.

Stir of Echoes

5.0

After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Dunn, Conor O'Farrell
Directed by: David Koepp
Release date: 1999-09-10
5.

Ravenous

5.0

Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman who recounts a horrifying tale of a wagon train murdered by its supposed guide -- a vicious U.S. Army colonel gone rogue. Fearing the worst, the regiment heads out into the wilderness to verify the gruesome claims.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies, Neal McDonough
Directed by: Antonia Bird
Release date: 1999-03-16
6.

eXistenZ

5.0

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe, Don McKellar
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1999-04-14
7.

Stigmata

4.5

A young woman with no strong religious beliefs, Frankie Paige begins having strange and violent experiences, showing signs of the wounds that Jesus received when crucified. When the Vatican gets word of Frankie's situation, a high-ranking cardinal requests that the Rev. Andrew Kiernan investigate her case. Soon Kiernan realizes that very sinister forces are at work, and tries to rescue Frankie from the entity that is plaguing her.

Starring: Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce, Nia Long, Thomas Kopache
Directed by: Rupert Wainwright
Release date: 1999-09-10
8.

Idle Hands

4.5
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Anton is a cheerful but exceedingly non-ambitious 17-year-old stoner who lives to stay buzzed, watch TV, and moon over Molly, the beautiful girl who lives next door. However, it turns out that the old cliché about idle hands being the devil's playground has a kernel of truth after all.
Starring: Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Jessica Alba, Vivica A. Fox, Christopher Hart
Directed by: Rodman Flender
Release date: 1999-04-30
9.

Storm of the Century

4.4

A very powerful blizzard hits the fictional small town of Little Tall Island off the coast of Maine. All access off the island is blocked, and no one is able to leave the island until the storm is over. While trying to deal with the storm, tragedy strikes when one of the town's residents is brutally murdered.

Release date: 1999-02-14
10.

End of Days

4.4

On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a 20-year-old woman named Christine York. The world will end, and the only hope lies within an atheist called Jericho Cane.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollak, Robin Tunney, CCH Pounder
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1999-11-24
11.

Lake Placid

4.1

When a man is eaten alive by an unknown creature, the local Game Warden teams up with a paleontologist from New York to find the beast. Add to the mix an eccentric philanthropist with a penchant for "Crocs", and here we go! This quiet, remote lake is suddenly the focus of an intense search for a crocodile with a taste for live animals...and people!

Starring: Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson, Betty White
Directed by: Steve Miner
Release date: 1999-07-15
12.

House on Haunted Hill

4.1

A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher, Chris Kattan
Directed by: William Malone
Release date: 1999-10-29
13.

The Haunting

3.9

Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself – and they soon see the true nature of its horror.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor, Bruce Dern
Directed by: Jan de Bont
Release date: 1999-07-23
14.

Virus

3.7

When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, Joanna Pacula, Marshall Bell
Directed by: John Bruno
Release date: 1999-01-14
15.

The Rage: Carrie 2

3.6

After the suicide of her only friend, Rachel has never felt more on the outside. The one person who reached out to her, Jessie, also happens to be part of the popular crowd that lives to torment outsiders like her. But Rachel has something else that separates her from the rest, a secret amazing ability to move things with her mind. Sue Snell, the only survivor of Carrie White's rampage twenty-two years ago, may hold the key to helping Rachel come to terms with her awesome, but unwanted power. But as Rachel slowly learns to trust, a terrible trap is being laid for her. And making her angry could prove to be fatal.

Starring: Emily Bergl, Jason London, Amy Irving, J. Smith-Cameron, Dylan Bruno
Directed by: Katt Shea
Release date: 1999-03-11
16.

Outer Space

3.6
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A premonition of a horror film, lurking danger: A house - at night, slightly tilted in the camera's view, eerily lit - surfaces from the pitch black, then sinks back into it again. A young woman begins to move slowly towards the building. She enters it. The film cuts crackle, the sound track grates, suppressed, smothered. Found footage from Hollywood forms the basis for the film. The figure who creeps through the images, who is thrown around by them and who attacks them is Barbara Hershey. Tscherkassky's dramatic frame by frame re-cycling, re-copying and new exposure of the material, folds the images and the rooms into each other. It removes the ground from under the viewer's feet and splits faces, like in a bad dream. From the off, from outer space, foreign bodies penetrate the images and cause the montage to become panic stricken. The outer edges of the film image, the empty perforations and the skeletons of the optical sound track rehearse an invasion...
Starring: Barbara Hershey
Directed by: Peter Tscherkassky
Release date: 1999-01-01
17.

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter

3.4

Narrowly escaping death, outlaw Johnny Madrid is on the run from the hangman, with the hangman's sensuous daughter Esmeralda by his side. Along with Madrid's gang, Johnny and Esmeralda embark on an adventure filled with colorful and unsavory characters who lead them straight into the fight of their lives!

Starring: Marco Leonardi, Temuera Morrison, Ara Celi, Michael Parks, Rebecca Gayheart
Directed by: P.J. Pesce
Release date: 1999-10-30
18.

Terror Firmer

3.4

TROMA crew are the only folks capable of stopping a crazed hermaphrodite from continuing it's violent rampage!

Starring: Will Keenan, Alyce LaTourelle, Lloyd Kaufman, Trent Haaga, Sheri Wenden
Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman
Release date: 1999-10-29
19.

Resurrection

3.3

A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Leland Orser, Barbara Tyson, Jeff J.J. Authors, David Cronenberg
Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
Release date: 1999-06-05
20.

The Scooby-Doo Project

3.1
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Scooby-Doo and the gang decide to record one of their mysteries. This time, they're going out into the woods to investigate a haunting there. The ghost is going to be a bad guy in a mask, right? Wrong. So. Very. Wrong.
Starring: Frank Welker, Mary Kay Bergman, Scott Innes, B. J. Ward
Directed by: Steve Patrick, Larry Morris, Casper Kelly
Release date: 1999-10-31

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