Horror in the '90s took a distinctly different turn from the films of the previous decades. The serial killer (and the psychology behind serial murder) was a prominent theme (The Silence of the Lambs, Se7en, Natural Born Killers). For better or worse, many horror movies began to poke fun at themselves by self-consciously exploring horror cliches (Scream). While this decade spawned legions of unnecessary sequels, some original gems were also scattered throughout.