The 1990s were a peculiar time for horror films. Jason went to Hell, Freddy had his final nightmare and Michael Myers was deep underwater in Halloween: H20. And the less said about the Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, the better.
Which is not to say that the nineties wasn't a good time for horror. This is the decade which brought fans the likes of Candyman, Event Horizon, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, The Silence of the Lambs and Ringu. Some of the greatest scary movies ever made, and all very deep, dark adult horror.
But what of the teenagers? From the horny camp counsellors of Crystal Lake to Nancy and her friends at Elm Street, teenagers have always been at the forefront of the genre, dying at the hands of its horror icons, zombie hordes or alien invasions. In some ways, the nineties were a formative time for teenage horror - producing an all-time classic by which we judge all other teen-led slasher movies.
Here we take a look at some of the very best; checking in on some old friends and meeting some new ones along the way. We could only include one Scream movie though. After all, there are certain rules one must abide to.
A film critic and professional writer of over ten years, Joel Harley has a deep and abiding love of all things horror, Batman and Nicolas Cage. He can be found writing online and in print, all over the Internet and in especially good bookstores.