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Thursday, February 2, 2012

I ♥ 90's Fill In The Blank From Hell Thrillers

Ah, the 90's... Oh okay, it's perhaps not the most fondly remembered decade ever, but there were some highlights. The economy was certainly at it's strongest during the Clinton administration. Maybe it pays to have philandering presidents who love a good donut? Music was changing, with grunge and hip-hop bringing a much needed variety to the charts. Plus we had Melrose Place on the boob tube. Raise your hand if you had halter tops and shoulder pads like Heather Locklear or grew out your sideburns so awesomely like Dylan from 90210. The growth of the Internet in the 90's certainly shaped the decade and what was to come. Now we can buy anything from vitamins to sausages to gallons of lube from the web. That in itself was worth the entire decade, right? 


Well, there was also the Fill In The Blank From Hell Thriller to endlessly entertain us. I suppose it started with the hit release of Fatal Attraction in 1987 (The Mistress from hell). That was the Movie that sent the Water Cooler set in a tizzy. Recent additions to the genre like 2008's Lakeview Terrace (The Cop AND Neighbor from hell), The Beyonce starring Obsessed (The mistress AND co-worker from hell) from 2009 and 2011's The Rommate (She was merely just a Roommate from hell) were okay additions to the fold. They just could not quite mirror the hysterical fun of that very specific brand of Film from the 90s. 


The decade that had so much to offer if you're into these types of Movies. From the Major Studio Releases right down to the cheapie ones flooding the shelves at the Video Stores, It was all good, nutty fun. Plus you learned so many things about life and people... Well, you mostly learned that the dads in these Movies always seemed to be Architects and that at some point someone was going to go through the floor. And, of course, obsession knows no boundaries. 


On with the show...


1990


Bad Influence - The Friend from hell


Blue Steel - The Boyfriend from hell


The Guardian - The Nanny from hell


Internal Affairs - The Cop from hell


Lisa - The Phone Caller from hell


Misery - The Fan from hell


Pacific Heights - The Tenant from hell


1991


Cape Fear - The Client from hell


Deceived - The Husband from hell


A Kiss Before Dying - The Boyfriend from hell


Omen IV: The Awakening - The Daughter from hell

Scissors - The Neighbor from hell


Sleeping With The Enemy - The Husband from hell


1992


Basic Instinct - The Girlfriend from hell


Consenting Adults - The Neighbor from hell


Deadbolt - The Roommate from hell


Dolly Dearest - The Doll from hell


Final Analysis - The Patient from hell


The Hand That Rocks The Cradle - The Nanny from hell


Mikey - The Boy from hell


Poison Ivy - The Friend from hell


Single White Female - The Roommate from hell


Stepfather III - The Stepfather from hell


Unlawful Entry - The Cop from hell


The Vagrant - The Bum from hell


1993


Angel Eyes - The Daughter from hell


Blind Side - The Blackmailer from hell


The Crush - The Teenaged girl from hell


Dream Lover - The Wife from hell


The Good Son - The Boy from hell


Guilty As Sin - The Client from hell


Malice - The Doctor from hell


Man's Best Friend - The Dog from hell


The Neighbor - The Neighbor from hell


Sliver - The Landlord from hell


The Temp - The Secretary from hell


Voyage - The Couple from hell


1994


Color Of Night - The Patient from hell


Disclosure - The Boss from hell


Mother's Boys - The Mom from hell


The Paperboy- The Paperboy from hell


Swimming With Sharks - The Boss from hell


1995


Above Suspicion - The Disabled Guy from hell


Gramps - The Grandfather from hell


Malicious - The One Night Stand from hell


Mommy - The Mother from hell


The Net - The Boyfriend from hell (or, the dial-up modem from hell)


Never Talk To Strangers - The Boyfriend from hell


Relative Fear - The Boy from hell


Separate Lives - The Professor from hell


Temptress - The Girlfriend from hell


The Tie That Binds - The Biological Parents from hell


1996


Daddy's Girl - The Daughter from hell


The Dentist - The Dentist from hell


Extreme Measures - The Doctor from hell


The Fan - The Fan from hell


Fear - The Boyfriend from hell


Invasion Of Privacy - The Boyfriend from hell


The Maddening - The Father from hell


Mischievous - The Ex-Girlfriend from hell


Primal Fear - The Client from hell


1997


Casualties - The Husband from hell


Driftwood - The Girlfriend from hell


The Ex - The Ex-Wife from hell


The Nurse - The Nurse from hell


Office Killer - The Co-Worker from hell


Poison Ivy: The New Seduction - The Friend from hell


Under Pressure (AKA: Bad Day On The Block) - The Firefighter from hell


1998


Break Up - The Husband from hell


Devil In The Flesh (AKA: Dearly Devoted) - The Student from hell


Hush - The Mother-In-Law from hell


The Landlady - The Landlady from hell


Misbegotten - The Biological Father from hell


A Perfect Murder - The Husband from hell


Wicked - The Teenaged Girl from hell


1999


Arlington Road - The Neighbor from hell


The Talented Mr. Ripley - The Friend from hell


4 comments:

thevoid99 said...

Holy crap, I remember that movie Mikey. That was fucked up. I enjoyed the hell out of that.

The Film Connoisseur said...

I NEED to see The Guardian!! Thanks for the reminder, and great list man! How's about Danny Boyles Shallow Grave - The roomates/friens from Hell! Thats a great one too!

Cinema Du Meep said...

TheVoid-- Mikey really is something else!

The Film Con-- The Guardian is my favorite Movie Show featuring a woman who has sex with a tree.

Aaron said...

As I was scrolling down, I thought "oh, so-and-so movie better be on here", and sure enough all the movies I had in mind are on there. Why would I ever doubt Cinema Du Meep? Great list. I'm a BIG fan of 90' (blank) from hell movies too!

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