TPUTS SUMMER TOP 10 SERIES 90'S EDITION MOVIE ANNOUNCEMENTS PT.2

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Can you believe we are a mere month or so from kicking off the 6th annual Summer TPUTS Top 10 Series?

Hard to believe that this will be our third series covering a decade in horror!! This year we look at a decade considered as one of the worst for the genre…that’s right it’s the 90’s.

This series is unlike other Postcast or Horrorzine decade top 10 as we are the only show to make the final list a fair list by making things very very unfair, by way of using the TPUTS Noah's Ark rules.

TPUTS Noah’s Ark Rules simply state that over the 10 shows, each covering one year in the decade, two movies (and two only) must represent each year in the final 20…Fair and unfair you see!!

In order to give you all the chance to start binge watching titles, below is the movie lists covering the last 5 years in the decade 1995-99.

1995

GUEST HOSTS: Andy Blockley, The Wych & Bo Ransdell

Castle Freak - Dir. Stuart Gordon   imdb synopsis: A man struggles to save his family from the strange and deadly occurrences in the castle they've inherited.

Castle Freak - Dir. Stuart Gordon

imdb synopsis: A man struggles to save his family from the strange and deadly occurrences in the castle they've inherited.

The Addiction - Dir. Abel Ferrara   imdb synopsis: A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood.

The Addiction - Dir. Abel Ferrara

imdb synopsis: A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood.

Day of the Beast - Dir. Alex de la Iglesia   imdb synopsis: A Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult to avert the birth of the beast, and with it, the end of the world.

Day of the Beast - Dir. Alex de la Iglesia

imdb synopsis: A Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult to avert the birth of the beast, and with it, the end of the world.

Habit - Dir. Larry Fessenden   imdb synopsis: It's autumn in New York. Sam has broken up with his girlfriend and his father has recently died. World-weary and sloppy drunk, he finds temporary solace in the arms of Anna, a mysterious vampire who draws him away from his friends and into a web of addiction and madness.

Habit - Dir. Larry Fessenden

imdb synopsis: It's autumn in New York. Sam has broken up with his girlfriend and his father has recently died. World-weary and sloppy drunk, he finds temporary solace in the arms of Anna, a mysterious vampire who draws him away from his friends and into a web of addiction and madness.

In the Mouth of Madness - Dir. John Carpenter   imdb synopsis: An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.

In the Mouth of Madness - Dir. John Carpenter

imdb synopsis: An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.

Lord of Illusions - Dir. Clive Barker   imdb synopsis: As a twelve-year-old hostage, Dorothea assists in the brutal murder of her captor, Nix, an evil cult leader with supernatural powers, by his former protege, Philip Swann. Thirteen years later, she seeks the assistance of a detective specializing in the occult when former cult members associated with Swann, now a prominent illusionist, are threatened by Nix's most loyal and sadistic disciple.

Lord of Illusions - Dir. Clive Barker

imdb synopsis: As a twelve-year-old hostage, Dorothea assists in the brutal murder of her captor, Nix, an evil cult leader with supernatural powers, by his former protege, Philip Swann. Thirteen years later, she seeks the assistance of a detective specializing in the occult when former cult members associated with Swann, now a prominent illusionist, are threatened by Nix's most loyal and sadistic disciple.

The Prophecy - Dir. Gregory Widen   imdb synopsis: The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.

The Prophecy - Dir. Gregory Widen

imdb synopsis: The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.

Se7en - Dir. David Fincher   imdb synopsis: Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Se7en - Dir. David Fincher

imdb synopsis: Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Species - Dir. Roger Donaldson   imdb synopsis: A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human.

Species - Dir. Roger Donaldson

imdb synopsis: A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human.

Tales from the Hood - Dir. Rusty Cundieff   imdb synopsis: A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

Tales from the Hood - Dir. Rusty Cundieff

imdb synopsis: A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.


1996

GUEST HOSTS: Andrew Huff, Daeron Wilson & Dave Zee

Bad Moon - Dir. Eric Red   imdb synopsis: 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.

Bad Moon - Dir. Eric Red

imdb synopsis: 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.

The Craft - Dir. Andrew Fleming   imdb synopsis: A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

The Craft - Dir. Andrew Fleming

imdb synopsis: A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

From Dusk till Dawn - Dir. Robert Rodriguez   imdb synopsis: Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

From Dusk till Dawn - Dir. Robert Rodriguez

imdb synopsis: Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

The Dentist - Dir. Brian Yuzna   imdb synopsis: An extremely successful dentist goes off the deep end after he catches his wife cheating on him.

The Dentist - Dir. Brian Yuzna

imdb synopsis: An extremely successful dentist goes off the deep end after he catches his wife cheating on him.

The Frighteners - Dir. Peter Jackson   imdb synopsis: After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

The Frighteners - Dir. Peter Jackson

imdb synopsis: After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

Mars Attacks - Dir. Tim Burton   imdb synopsis: Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

Mars Attacks - Dir. Tim Burton

imdb synopsis: Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

Scream - Dir. Wes Craven   imdb synopsis: A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

Scream - Dir. Wes Craven

imdb synopsis: A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

The Stendhal Syndrome - Dir. Dario Argento   imdb synopsis: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.

The Stendhal Syndrome - Dir. Dario Argento

imdb synopsis: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.

Thesis - Dir. Alejandro Amenábar   imdb synopsis: While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...

Thesis - Dir. Alejandro Amenábar

imdb synopsis: While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...

Tremors II: Aftershocks - Dir. S S Wilson   imdb synopsis: Earl Bassett, now a washed-up ex-celebrity, is hired by a Mexican oil company to eradicate a Graboid epidemic that's killing more people each day. However, the humans aren't the only one with a new battle plan.

Tremors II: Aftershocks - Dir. S S Wilson

imdb synopsis: Earl Bassett, now a washed-up ex-celebrity, is hired by a Mexican oil company to eradicate a Graboid epidemic that's killing more people each day. However, the humans aren't the only one with a new battle plan.



1997

GUEST HOSTS: Bo Ransdell, Dave Zee & Gary Hill

Anaconda - Dir. Luis Llosa   imdb synopsis: A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who forces them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Anaconda - Dir. Luis Llosa

imdb synopsis: A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who forces them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

CUBE - Dir. Vincenzo Natali   imdb synopsis: 6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

CUBE - Dir. Vincenzo Natali

imdb synopsis: 6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Cure - Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa   imdb synopsis: A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.

Cure - Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa

imdb synopsis: A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.

Event Horizon - Dir. Paul Anderson   imdb synopsis: A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Event Horizon - Dir. Paul Anderson

imdb synopsis: A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Devil’s Advocate - Dir. Tylor Hackford   imdb synopsis: An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

Devil’s Advocate - Dir. Tylor Hackford

imdb synopsis: An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

Funny Games - Dir. Michael Haneke   imdb synopsis: Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Funny Games - Dir. Michael Haneke

imdb synopsis: Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Lost Highway - Dir. David Lynch   imdb synopsis: After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

Lost Highway - Dir. David Lynch

imdb synopsis: After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

MIMIC - Dir. Guillermo Del Toro   imdb synopsis: Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

MIMIC - Dir. Guillermo Del Toro

imdb synopsis: Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

The Relic - Dir. Peter Hyams   imdb synopsis: A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

The Relic - Dir. Peter Hyams

imdb synopsis: A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Wishmaster - Dir. Robert Kurtzman   imdb synopsis: A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to Earth.

Wishmaster - Dir. Robert Kurtzman

imdb synopsis: A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to Earth.


1998

GUEST HOSTS: JP Shot, Jerry Herring & Andrew Huff

The Faculty - Dir. Robert Rodriguez   imdb synopsis: Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

The Faculty - Dir. Robert Rodriguez

imdb synopsis: Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

I Stand Alone - Dir. Gasper Noe   imdb synopsis: A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

I Stand Alone - Dir. Gasper Noe

imdb synopsis: A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

Halloween H20 - Dir. Steve Miner   imdb synopsis: Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time, as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

Halloween H20 - Dir. Steve Miner

imdb synopsis: Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time, as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

The Last Broadcast - Dir. Stefan Avalos & Lance Weller   imdb synopsis: A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'.

The Last Broadcast - Dir. Stefan Avalos & Lance Weller

imdb synopsis: A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'.

Perfect Blue - Dir. Satoshi Kon   imdb synopsis: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Perfect Blue - Dir. Satoshi Kon

imdb synopsis: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Phantasm Oblivion - Dir. Don Coscarelli   imdb synopsis: Mike travels through time and dimensions to find the Tall Man's origins.

Phantasm Oblivion - Dir. Don Coscarelli

imdb synopsis: Mike travels through time and dimensions to find the Tall Man's origins.

The Ring - Dir. Hideo Nakata   imdb synopsis: A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

The Ring - Dir. Hideo Nakata

imdb synopsis: A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

Tomie - Dir. Ataru Oikawa   imdb synopsis: A traumatized young woman is trying to recover her memories with the help of a psychiatrist. During her hypnosis sessions, she repeats the name "Tomie" but is unable to recall where she knows it from.

Tomie - Dir. Ataru Oikawa

imdb synopsis: A traumatized young woman is trying to recover her memories with the help of a psychiatrist. During her hypnosis sessions, she repeats the name "Tomie" but is unable to recall where she knows it from.

Urban Legend - Dir. Jamie Blanks   imdb synopsis: A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

Urban Legend - Dir. Jamie Blanks

imdb synopsis: A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

Vampires - Dir. John Carpenter   imdb synopsis: Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.

Vampires - Dir. John Carpenter

imdb synopsis: Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.


1999

GUEST HOSTS: JP Shot, Jerry Herring & Mark Ball

Audition - Dir. Takashi Miike   imdb synopsis: A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

Audition - Dir. Takashi Miike

imdb synopsis: A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

The Blair Witch Project- Dir. Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez   imdb synopsis: Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

The Blair Witch Project- Dir. Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez

imdb synopsis: Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

8mm   - Dir. Joel Schumacher   imdb synopsis: A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

8mm - Dir. Joel Schumacher

imdb synopsis: A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Deep Blue Sea - Dir. Renny Harlin   imdb synopsis: Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

Deep Blue Sea - Dir. Renny Harlin

imdb synopsis: Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

Idle Hands - Dir. Roman Flender   imdb synopsis: A teenage slacker's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.

Idle Hands - Dir. Roman Flender

imdb synopsis: A teenage slacker's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.

Lake Placid - Dir. Steve Miner   imdb synopsis: Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine.

Lake Placid - Dir. Steve Miner

imdb synopsis: Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine.

The Ninth Gate - Dir. Roman Polanski   imdb synopsis: A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

The Ninth Gate - Dir. Roman Polanski

imdb synopsis: A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

Ravenous - Dir. Antonia Bird   imdb synopsis: In a remote military outpost in the 19th century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

Ravenous - Dir. Antonia Bird

imdb synopsis: In a remote military outpost in the 19th century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

Stir of Echoes - Dir. David Koepp   imdb synopsis: After being hypnotized by his sister-in-law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.

Stir of Echoes - Dir. David Koepp

imdb synopsis: After being hypnotized by his sister-in-law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.

The Sixth Sense - Dir. M Night Shyamalan   imdb synopsis: A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

The Sixth Sense - Dir. M Night Shyamalan

imdb synopsis: A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the Awake by Tycho.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.