... And The Ugly Of The 1990sby Akira_Chimera | created - 26 Mar 2011 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
Have you ever been in a situation when you read a flims title or summary or saw a movie poster, a trailer or just some screen shots of a movie (especially of B-films) and you thought: "Wow, this looks like heaps of fun!"? You rented that film and after one and a half hours (at the most) you got that nagging feeling that someone stole that exact amount of precious quality lifetime from you. Well, basically this list is about those films. No matter how reduced your expectations had already been, no matter how much you care for flicks of that genre in general - these films did not even meet those expectations, not by a far shot. Even as a fan of trash films you refuse to acknowledge the existence of this list's entries, simply because a good trash film, even considering its manifold shortcomings, is at least fun. So beware, the films on this list are everything - except fun. Needless to say, I had quite some fun in doing this list, although it brought back painful memories.
Feel free to comment on my choice of movies.
PS: This list is by no means complete as I will add new worthwhile films as I stumble across them.
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1. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe (1990)
R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi
An alien "policeman" arrives on Earth to apprehend a renegade of his own race who impregnates a woman with a potentially destructive mutant embryo.
2. Through the Fire (1990)
87 min | Horror
A young woman asks a policeman to help her find her missing sister. They find a medallion, sought after by some worshipers of demon Moloch, a beast that may be invoked and wreaks havoc, but can only be stopped with the amulet.
3. Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor (1990)
R | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A virus from outer space transforms a bio-researcher into a blood thirsty monster. But chief, Dr.Vialini doesn't like the cops and public to be involved in this secret experiment. But he ... See full summary »
4. Solar Crisis (1990)
PG-13 | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A huge Solar flare is predicted to fry Earth. Astronauts must fly to the sun to drop a talking bomb (Freddy) at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else. Giant IXL Corp C.E.O. ... See full summary »
5. Fatal Sky (1990)
R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In Norway a military plane crashes under mysterious circumstances: in his last message the pilot reported many lights falling from the sky. The NATO wants to play down the incident, but the... See full summary »
6. Troll 2 (1990)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.
8. Wheels of Terror (1990 TV Movie)
R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
A small town is terrorized by an unknown stranger who kidnaps and abuses little girls. When her only child is kidnapped right in front of her, the schoolbus driver begins the desperate ... See full summary »
9. The Sleeping Car (1990)
R | 96 min | Horror, Comedy
Jason (David Naughton) moves into an abandoned train car where he resurrects the vicious ghost of his landlady's dead husband... The Mister. After some near-fatal encounters with the ... See full summary »
10. Pale Blood (1990)
R | 93 min | Horror
A vampire pretender who is murdering women runs into a real vampire who is out to stop him because he is casting too much of a spotlight on the vampire community.
11. Sorority Girls and the Creature from Hell (1990)
Unrated | 85 min | Horror
A group of sorority girls go up to a cabin in the woods accompanied by some boys. To their dismay, there is an escaped convict on the loose as well as the uncle of one of the girls. It's ... See full summary »
13. The Haunting of Morella (1990)
R | 82 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller
A witch is put to death in Colonial America, leaving her husband and infant daughter behind. Seventeen years later, the daughter has grown up and stands to inherit money set up by her ... See full summary »
Votes: 629 | Gross: $1.55M
14. Metamorphosis (I) (1990)
R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Dr. Peter Houseman is a brilliant geneticist who is working on a serum which will stop human aging, but his colleagues don't believe in his work. When his university funding is threatened ... See full summary »
15. Syngenor (1990)
R | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered creatures for use as "supersoldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the creatures malfunction and turn on their creators.
16. Crystal Force (1990)
R | 82 min | Horror
At John's funeral, a seemingly kind old man stands near John's widow Hope. He is the master of The Crystal, possessor of its light and terror. Hope accepts The Crystal in good faith, ... See full summary »
17. The Willies (1990)
PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Comedy
Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a ... See full summary »
18. Blood Salvage (1990)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror
Twisted tale about a crazy, preaching redneck named Jake who kidnaps people off the highway and performs sick medical experiments on them. He then proceeds to sell their organs on the black... See full summary »
21. Night of the Dribbler (1990)
87 min | Comedy, Horror
The Watergate Plumbers, a poorly-performing college basketball team, lose their best players one by one to death and dismemberment at the hands of a mysterious masked stalker.
22. The Suckling (1990)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
A pregnant woman reluctantly goes to an illegal abortion clinic, which also doubles as a brothel, only to have her aborted mutated fetus attack everyone at the clinic.
23. Red Blooded American Girl (1990)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A young woman is transformed into a vampire by a virus. The vampire doctor who's treating her hires a young scientist to find a cure. He and the girl fall for each other hard, but she, mad from hunger, escapes to wreak havoc on the city.
24. A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell (1990)
Not Rated | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
In a post-Armageddon world, a young woman finds herself in a fight for survival against mutant cavemen, dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.
27. Spirits (1990)
R | 88 min | Horror
A priest, trying to regain his standing in the church after "falling" and sleeping with a woman, teams with a group of ESP experts to investigate a haunted house. It doesn't help that one of the experts is a beautiful young woman.
28. Soultaker (1990)
R | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror
Four teenagers are killed in a car accident. Two of the teenagers refuse to go with "The Grim Reaper" and a race between life and death ensues!
Votes: 3,458 | Gross: $0.23M
30. Dream a Little Evil (1990 Video)
85 min | Horror
An unsuccessful electronics technician builds a machine in the shared home of he and his brother he later shows his friend who creates wishes from from their subconscious into reality. ... See full summary »
31. Ultra Warrior (1990)
R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the nuclear holocaust, one man rises from the ashes to become the leader of a ragged gang of survivors. They soon discover that their greatest challenge is yet to come; they must ... See full summary »
Votes: 681 | Gross: $0.41M
32. Circuitry Man (1990)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the... See full summary »
33. Dune Warriors (1991)
R | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the end of the world, Earth is a thirsty planet ruled by vicious warlords. One woman is brave enough to fight back; she bands together five warriors to save her town and their ... See full summary »
34. Crash and Burn (1990 Video)
R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Unicom is a powerful organization overseeing most of the world after its economic collapse. They have banned computers and robots in an attempt to insure "life, liberty, and the pursuit of ... See full summary »
35. Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990 Video)
R | 90 min | Horror
A reporter investigating the bizarre death of a woman who leaped from a building in flames finds herself mixed up in a cult of witches who are making her part of their sacrificial ceremony during the Christmas season.
36. A Cat in the Brain (1990)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
37. Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
The ultimate weapon, which was meant to be safe for humankind, produces global side-effects, including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,360 | Gross: $0.33M
38. Demon Wind (1990)
R | 96 min | Horror
With the need to investigate the mysterious death of his grandparents, Cory and his friends assemble back to the old farm where it all began, sixty years earlier.
40. Whispers (1990)
R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman is stalked by a psychotic killer. She eventually kills him, only for the man to show up again, this time sane and without any knowledge of the attacks. The police don't believe her, but one detective agrees to look into it.
41. Frankenhooker (1990)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror
A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.
Votes: 8,055 | Gross: $0.21M
43. Sorority House Massacre II (1990)
Unrated | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Five college women buy the old Hokstedter place for their new sorority house. They got it cheap because of the bloody incidents from five years before. They decide to stay in it for the ... See full summary »
45. Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders (1990)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Space-faring hero and galactically-renowned stud Flesh Gordon is kidnapped by a group of space cheerleaders hoping to use him to save their planet. A being simply known as Evil Presence has... See full summary »
46. Strangest Dreams: Invasion of the Space Preachers (1990 Video)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi