I have a '95 Accord, same generation car with the same engine. I've done a lot of oil changes on it. The filter is on the back of the engine block above the exhaust pipe. You cannot get at it from above. I find that by unscrewing the filter very slowly I can get the oil to just drip straight from the bottom of the filter into my drain pan. If I unscrew it too quickly the oil will run down the side of the engine and make a mess. So unscrew the filter very slowly. Hope that helps!