90’s Horror: A Decade of Transition

As part of a series on Horror Obsessive where we examined horror throughout the decades, I took on the task of deep diving 90’s horror. The conclusion that I came to was that it was a decade of transition for the genre.

While most decades within the genre have a defining characteristic, 90’s horror showed how the genre was evolving. It was fascinating to study how the decade opened and closed and everything that came in between. It was equally as fascinating to see what was successful and what wasn’t financially as well as what happened to certain trends and tropes within the genre.

Much of it could be directly tied to changes in society at large. The previous decade was built on excessive consumption of everything. It was a party on the outside, masking the ugly on the inside. 90’s horror, much like the decade itself, stripped away the pretty exterior and cast a giant light on the ugly insides.

Looking back on my work here, this is a concept I’d love to revisit on an even larger scale at some point. Perhaps even a future book, as there’s an infinite amount of ground to cover. To read the article in full, check out this link here.

Written by Andrew Grevas

Andrew is the Founder / Editor in Chief of 25YL. He’s engaged with 2 sons, a staunch defender of the series finales for both Lost & The Sopranos and watched Twin Peaks at the age of 5 during its original run, which explains a lot about his personality.

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