Best Horror Movies Released in 1999

What's your favorite horror movie from 1999?

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project is perhaps one of the most iconic horror films of 1999, known for its innovative found-footage style and minimalist approach to storytelling. The film follows a group of student filmmakers who venture into the woods to investigate the legend of the Blair Witch, only to disappear without a trace.  [The Blair Witch Project on IMDB]

The Sixth Sense

M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense is more of a psychological thriller with a little supernatural presence The film follows child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe as he tries to help a young boy who claims to see dead people. As the story unfolds, dark secrets are revealed that challenge perceptions of reality and the supernatural. It has one of the best twist endings of all time as well. [The Sixth Sense on IMDB]


Takashi Miike's Audition is a Japanese horror film that shocked audiences with its disturbing imagery and psychological intensity. The film follows a widower who holds auditions to find a new wife, only to become entangled in a nightmarish web of deceit and violence.

Audition is well known for its graphic scenes of torture and mutilation, and pushed the boundaries of what is considered acceptable in mainstream cinema. The film's exploration of cultural taboos and gender dynamics sparked a lot of debate when it was released in 1999. [Audition on IMDB]

Stir of Echoes

Stir of Echoes  follows Tom Witzky, an ordinary man who becomes haunted by visions after being hypnotized at a party, leading him on a journey to uncover dark secrets from the past.

Koepp's direction creates a sense of unease that builds throughout the film, culminating in a chilling climax that leaves you questioning what is real and what is imagined. A highly under appreciated movie and one of the best of 1999. [Stir of Echoes on IMDB]


Ravenous is a horror-comedy set against the backdrop of the Mexican-American War in 1847 California. The film follows Captain John Boyd as he arrives at Fort Spencer only to discover that his fellow soldiers are hiding a dark secret - they have resorted to cannibalism to survive.

It blends elements of black comedy with gruesome violence and moral ambiguity and explores themes of survival instinct, human nature, and societal taboos through its portrayal of cannibalism. [Ravenous on IMDB]


Stigmata is a supernatural horror film centered around religious themes such as faith, skepticism, and divine intervention. Frankie Paige (Patricia Arquette), is an atheist hairdresser who begins experiencing stigmata - wounds resembling those inflicted on Jesus Christ - leading her on a journey to uncover hidden truths about her past life.

Stigmata explores complex theological concepts through Frankie's struggle with her newfound abilities while being pursued by Vatican officials seeking to suppress evidence that could challenge established beliefs. [Stigmata on IMDB]

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