Friday, September 22, 2023

Long Live the ’90s: The Criterion Channel Celebrating ’90s Horror With 14-Film Collection This October

The ’70s shocked you, the ’80s gored you . . . now the ’90s come in for the kill!

The Criterion Channel has announced this year’s Halloween spectacular, which “celebrates an era that saw terror undergo unsettling new transformations.”

The team previews, “In the ’90s, horror movies got bigger budgets, became playfully self-aware, and even won some Oscars—but they’re just as nasty as what came before.

“Featuring cult heroes like John Carpenter (In the Mouth of Madness) and Abel Ferrara (The Addiction) plunging the dark depths of their uncompromising visions, established auteurs like Francis Ford Coppola (Bram Stoker’s Dracula) taking on the genre, and new voices like Ernest R. Dickerson (Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight) and Antonia Bird (Ravenous) offering fresh perspectives on familiar tropes, this selection curated by Clyde Folley offers a hair-raising tour through an oft-overlooked decade in horror that’s ripe for rediscovery.”

The full lineup of films that will be available on October 1 includes…

  • Def by Temptation, James Bond III, 1990
  • The Exorcist III, William Peter Blatty, 1990
  • Frankenhooker, Frank Henenlotter, 1990
  • Body Parts, Eric Red, 1991
  • The Rapture, Michael Tolkin, 1991
  • Dust Devil, Richard Stanley, 1992
  • When a Stranger Calls Back, Fred Walton, 1993
  • In the Mouth of Madness, John Carpenter, 1994
  • The Addiction, Abel Ferrara, 1995
  • Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, Ernest R. Dickerson, 1995
  • Ravenous, Antonia Bird, 1999

Premieres November 1

  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Francis Ford Coppola, 1992
  • Body Snatchers, Abel Ferrara, 1993

Premieres December 1

  • Event Horizon, Paul W. S. Anderson, 1997

Since 1984, the Criterion Collection has been dedicated to publishing important classic and contemporary films from around the world in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements.

No matter the medium-from laserdisc to DVD and Blu-ray to streaming on the Criterion Channel-Criterion has maintained its pioneering commitment to presenting each film as its maker would want it seen, in state-of-the-art restorations with special features designed to encourage repeated watching and deepen the viewer’s appreciation of the art of film.

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