A horror film's dialogue can be the difference between making and breaking it. While setting and characters are often the focus, as audiences need those elements to be scary and creepy, the film's script is the decisive factor whether fans want to turn it off or continue to watch.
Many '90s horror films need to be appreciated more, and several of these have a strong dialogue, whether these are frightening or, in some cases, they add some humor to an otherwise tense and dramatic piece.
Fear is a thriller about a serious subject as well as a story with a fairly campy tone, which makes it watchable today. David McCall (Mark Wahlberg) and Nicole Walker (Reese Witherspoon) meet and fall in love immediately, but it turns out to be a terrible, toxic relationship.
Nicole has lived a regular existence and appears to be content, but she feels different from others and like she doesn't belong, which is why she is drawn to the mysterious and rebellious David.
I've Been Waiting For You is an underrated teen horror film starring Sarah Chalke as the main character Sarah Zoltane, a unique and original girl who moves to the small town of Pine Crest. Sarah does not fit in or see eye to eye with her classmates, who are all about being attractive and popular.
Sarah's joke about Buffy The Vampire Slayer is funny and perfect for the time, while the movie does not have an unpredictable plot twist.
The Faculty, Kevin Williamson's underrated film, explains this funny sentence: "They are considered misfits who aren't having a great high school experience." Stokes is quick to respond, revealing that she always felt strange and different from others, and now she realizes that the teachers are the ones who don't fit in.
The Faculty is well-written, with great actors, and a narrative that doesn't let up. Even though it's a science-fiction story that couldn't really happen, it's easy to envision it really taking place.
Although I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is a corny horror sequel, it can be considered underappreciated since it has fun moments, some real scares, a great friendship between Julie James (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and Karla Wilson (Brandy) and a fantastically creepy atmosphere.
Julie thinks she's going to spend the night with her pals, but she soon discovers that a criminal is on the loose, most likely connected to the fisherman she thought she'd killed a few years ago. She tells him what she thinks of him.
Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) spent her childhood at Hillcrest Academy and raising her son (Josh Hartnett) in one hilarious scene. Norma refers to Sheriff Brackett (Charles Cyphers) in the original Halloween from 1978: "Everyone is entitled to one good scare."
Laurie explains why she's a terrible final girl when she says she's had too many scares for one lifetime and she doesn't care about the 31st of October. Anyone who has witnessed Laurie's performance will agree, as ghost costumes, masks, and fake blood have little relevance to her after years of running from Michael Myers.