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TPUTS SUMMER TOP 10 SERIES 90'S EDITION MOVIE ANNOUNCEMENTS PT.1

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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 first 5 years in the decade 1990-94.

1990

GUEST HOSTS: Liam Rafferty, Daeron Wilson & Gary Hill

Cat in the Brain - Dir. Lucio Fulci   imdb synopsis: A horror film director is stalked by a mad psychiatrist/serial killer bent on killing people to model the killings after the director's gory death scenes from his movies.

Cat in the Brain - Dir. Lucio Fulci

imdb synopsis: A horror film director is stalked by a mad psychiatrist/serial killer bent on killing people to model the killings after the director's gory death scenes from his movies.

Frankenhooker - Dir. Frank Henenlotter   imdb synopsis: A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.

Frankenhooker - Dir. Frank Henenlotter

imdb synopsis: A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.

Hardware - Dir. Richard Stanley   imdb synopsis: The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.

Hardware - Dir. Richard Stanley

imdb synopsis: The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.

Jacob’s Ladder - Dir. Adrian Lyne   imdb synopsis: Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.

Jacob’s Ladder - Dir. Adrian Lyne

imdb synopsis: Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.

Night of the Living Dead - Dir. Tom Savini   imdb synopsis: The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

Night of the Living Dead - Dir. Tom Savini

imdb synopsis: The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

Misery - Dir. Rob Reiner   imdb synopsis: After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Misery - Dir. Rob Reiner

imdb synopsis: After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Nightbreed - Dir. Clive Barker   imdb synopsis: A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of friendly monsters are hiding from humanity. Meanwhile, a sadistic serial killer is looking for a patsy.

Nightbreed - Dir. Clive Barker

imdb synopsis: A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of friendly monsters are hiding from humanity. Meanwhile, a sadistic serial killer is looking for a patsy.

The Exorcist 3 - Dir. William Peter Blatty   imdb synopsis: A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.

The Exorcist 3 - Dir. William Peter Blatty

imdb synopsis: A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.

The Reflecting Skin - Dir. Philip Ridley   imdb synopsis: In the 1950's, a young boy living with his troublesome family in rural USA fantasizes that a neighboring widow is actually a vampire, responsible for a number of disappearances in the area.

The Reflecting Skin - Dir. Philip Ridley

imdb synopsis: In the 1950's, a young boy living with his troublesome family in rural USA fantasizes that a neighboring widow is actually a vampire, responsible for a number of disappearances in the area.

The Witches - Dir. Nicolas Roeg   imdb synopsis: A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

The Witches - Dir. Nicolas Roeg

imdb synopsis: A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

1991

GUEST HOSTS: Doug Tilley, Jeff Lown & Cort Psyops

Body Parts - Dir. Eric Red   imdb synopsis: After losing his arm in a car accident, a criminal psychologist has it replaced with a limb that belonged to a serial killer.

Body Parts - Dir. Eric Red

imdb synopsis: After losing his arm in a car accident, a criminal psychologist has it replaced with a limb that belonged to a serial killer.

Cape Fear - Dir. Martin Scorsese   imdb synopsis: A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Cape Fear - Dir. Martin Scorsese

imdb synopsis: A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Child’s Play 3 - Dir. Jack Bender   imdb synopsis: Chucky returns for revenge against Andy, the young boy who defeated him, and now a teenager living in a military academy.

Child’s Play 3 - Dir. Jack Bender

imdb synopsis: Chucky returns for revenge against Andy, the young boy who defeated him, and now a teenager living in a military academy.

Hiruko the Goblin - Dir. Shin'ya Tsukamoto   imdb synopsis: A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth. Hiruko is a goblin sent to Earth on a reconnaissance mission. He beheads students in order to assemble their heads on the demons' spider-like bodies. Hieda, an archaeology professor, and Masao, a haunted student, investigate the gory deaths and eventually battle Hiruko.

Hiruko the Goblin - Dir. Shin'ya Tsukamoto

imdb synopsis: A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth. Hiruko is a goblin sent to Earth on a reconnaissance mission. He beheads students in order to assemble their heads on the demons' spider-like bodies. Hieda, an archaeology professor, and Masao, a haunted student, investigate the gory deaths and eventually battle Hiruko.

Naked Lunch - Dir. David Cronenberg   imdb synopsis: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Naked Lunch - Dir. David Cronenberg

imdb synopsis: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Popcorn - Dir. Mark Herrier   imdb synopsis: A murderer begins killing off teenagers at a horror movie marathon they have organized in an abandoned theater.

Popcorn - Dir. Mark Herrier

imdb synopsis: A murderer begins killing off teenagers at a horror movie marathon they have organized in an abandoned theater.

The Silence of the Lambs - Dir. Jonathan Demme   imdb synopsis: A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

The Silence of the Lambs - Dir. Jonathan Demme

imdb synopsis: A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

The Pit & the Pendulum - Dir. Stuart Gordon   imdb synopsis: It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De Fe". When she speaks out, she is arrested and accused of being a witch. Torquemada has plans for her! He orders her tortured, and her tongue to be cut out. Her husband attempts to free her.

The Pit & the Pendulum - Dir. Stuart Gordon

imdb synopsis: It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De Fe". When she speaks out, she is arrested and accused of being a witch. Torquemada has plans for her! He orders her tortured, and her tongue to be cut out. Her husband attempts to free her.

The People Under the Stairs - Dir. Wes Craven   imdb synopsis: Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.

The People Under the Stairs - Dir. Wes Craven

imdb synopsis: Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.

The Sect - Dir. Michele Soavi   imdb synopsis: A lonely kindergarten teacher discovers a secret well in the basement of her house, and soon finds herself being followed by a murderous Satanic cult.

The Sect - Dir. Michele Soavi

imdb synopsis: A lonely kindergarten teacher discovers a secret well in the basement of her house, and soon finds herself being followed by a murderous Satanic cult.

1992

GUEST HOSTS: Jamie J Sammons & Jeff Lown & Cort Psyops

Brain Dead - Dir. Peter Jackson   imdb synopsis: A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Brain Dead - Dir. Peter Jackson

imdb synopsis: A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula - Dir. Francis Ford Coppola   imdb synopsis: The centuries old vampire Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's (Keanu Reeves') fiancée Mina Murray (Winona Ryder) and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula - Dir. Francis Ford Coppola

imdb synopsis: The centuries old vampire Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's (Keanu Reeves') fiancée Mina Murray (Winona Ryder) and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Candyman - Dir. Bernard Rose   imdb synopsis: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Candyman - Dir. Bernard Rose

imdb synopsis: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Dr. Giggles - Dir. Many Coto   imdb synopsis: A madman who believes he's a doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was killed, and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a teenage girl who has a heart condition.

Dr. Giggles - Dir. Many Coto

imdb synopsis: A madman who believes he's a doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was killed, and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a teenage girl who has a heart condition.

Man Bites Dog - Dir. Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde   imdb synopsis: A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.

Man Bites Dog - Dir. Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde

imdb synopsis: A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.

Innocent Blood - Dir. John Landis   imdb synopsis: Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.

Innocent Blood - Dir. John Landis

imdb synopsis: Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.

Raising Cain - Dir. Brian DePalma   imdb synopsis: The oncologist wife of a prominent child psychologist suspects her husband has an unhealthy scientific obsession with their child, unaware of what - or who - is really going on inside his head.

Raising Cain - Dir. Brian DePalma

imdb synopsis: The oncologist wife of a prominent child psychologist suspects her husband has an unhealthy scientific obsession with their child, unaware of what - or who - is really going on inside his head.

Sleepwalkers - Dir. Mick Garris   imdb synopsis: A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on.

Sleepwalkers - Dir. Mick Garris

imdb synopsis: A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - Dir. David Lynch   imdb synopsis: A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - Dir. David Lynch

imdb synopsis: A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.

The Resurrected - Dir. Dan O’Bannon   imdb synopsis: Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries.

The Resurrected - Dir. Dan O’Bannon

imdb synopsis: Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries.

1993

GUEST HOSTS: Mark Ball, Jamie J Sammons & Liam Rafferty

Cronos - Dir. Guillermo del Toro   imdb synopsis: A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Cronos - Dir. Guillermo del Toro

imdb synopsis: A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Dark Waters - Dir. Mariano Baino   imdb synopsis: A girl travels to an island, after the death of her father, to find out why the father funded a monestary on the island.

Dark Waters - Dir. Mariano Baino

imdb synopsis: A girl travels to an island, after the death of her father, to find out why the father funded a monestary on the island.

Dust Devil - Dir. Richard Stanley   imdb synopsis: A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.

Dust Devil - Dir. Richard Stanley

imdb synopsis: A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.

Fire in the Sky - Dir. Robert Leiberman   imdb synopsis: An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

Fire in the Sky - Dir. Robert Leiberman

imdb synopsis: An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday - Dir. Adam Marcus   imdb synopsis: Serial killer Jason Voorhees' supernatural origins are revealed.

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday - Dir. Adam Marcus

imdb synopsis: Serial killer Jason Voorhees' supernatural origins are revealed.

Jurassic Park - Dir. Steven Spielberg   imdb synopsis: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Jurassic Park - Dir. Steven Spielberg

imdb synopsis: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Leprechaun - Dir. Mark Jones   imdb synopsis: An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.

Leprechaun - Dir. Mark Jones

imdb synopsis: An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.

My Boyfriend’s Back - Dir. Bob Balaban   imdb synopsis: A teenage boy comes back from the dead because he is determined to win the most beautiful girl in school.

My Boyfriend’s Back - Dir. Bob Balaban

imdb synopsis: A teenage boy comes back from the dead because he is determined to win the most beautiful girl in school.

Needful Things - Dir. Fraser C. Heston   imdb synopsis: A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected.

Needful Things - Dir. Fraser C. Heston

imdb synopsis: A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected.

Return of the Living Dead 3 - Dir. Brian Yuzna   imdb synopsis: Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.

Return of the Living Dead 3 - Dir. Brian Yuzna

imdb synopsis: Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.

1994

GUEST HOSTS: Andy Blockley & Doug Tilley & The Wych

Body Melt - Dir. Philip Brophy   imdb synopsis: Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

Body Melt - Dir. Philip Brophy

imdb synopsis: Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

Dellamorte Dellamore: Cemetery Man   - Dir. Michele Soavi   imdb synopsis: A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

Dellamorte Dellamore: Cemetery Man - Dir. Michele Soavi

imdb synopsis: A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

The Crow   - Dir. Alex Proyas   imdb synopsis: A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

The Crow - Dir. Alex Proyas

imdb synopsis: A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles - Dir. Neil Jordan   imdb synopsis: A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles - Dir. Neil Jordan

imdb synopsis: A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein - Dir. Kenneth Branagh   imdb synopsis: When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein - Dir. Kenneth Branagh

imdb synopsis: When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

New Nightmare - Dir. Wes Craven   imdb synopsis: A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

New Nightmare - Dir. Wes Craven

imdb synopsis: A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Night of the Demons 2 - Dir. Brian Trenchard-Smith   imdb synopsis: High school students throw a Halloween party in a mansion haunted by a young demon.

Night of the Demons 2 - Dir. Brian Trenchard-Smith

imdb synopsis: High school students throw a Halloween party in a mansion haunted by a young demon.

Nightwatch - Dir. Ole Bornedal   imdb synopsis: A law student starts working as nightwatchman at Department of Forensic Medicine in Copenhagen. His mad friend gets him on a game of dare that escalates. As a serial-killer's victims start piling up at work, he becomes a suspect.

Nightwatch - Dir. Ole Bornedal

imdb synopsis: A law student starts working as nightwatchman at Department of Forensic Medicine in Copenhagen. His mad friend gets him on a game of dare that escalates. As a serial-killer's victims start piling up at work, he becomes a suspect.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation   - Dir. Kim Henkle   imdb synopsis: A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation - Dir. Kim Henkle

imdb synopsis: A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Wolf - Dir. Mike Nichols   imdb synopsis: Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

Wolf - Dir. Mike Nichols

imdb synopsis: Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the the new album by Com Truise entitled Persuasion System.

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.