scary movies The Best Horror Movies of 1982  

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List of the best 1982 horror movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. All types of scary movies are represented below, including thrillers, slashers, gore, psychological horror films and more. These are all the horror movies that defined the year 1982, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

The list you're viewing contains movies like The Thing and Poltergeist. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1982, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Poltergeist Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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Creepshow Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D Betsy Palmer, Steve Miner, Richard Brooker

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Basket Case Bill Freehan, Jerry Butler, Frank Henenlotter

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Alone in the Dark Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Donald Pleasence

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Cat People Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Annette O'Toole

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Swamp Thing Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan, Karen Price

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The New York Ripper Howard Ross, Jack Hedley, Andrea Occhipinti

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Amityville II: The Possession Burt Young, Diane Franklin, Moses Gunn

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The Slumber Party Massacre Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra Deliso

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The Entity Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, George Coe

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Trick or Treats David Carradine, Carrie Snodgress

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Island of Blood Michael Stroka, Marie-Alise Recasner

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The Aftermath Dick Miller, Sid Haig, Forrest J Ackerman

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Invaders of the Lost Gold Woody Strode, Stuart Whitman, Glynis Barber

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Visiting Hours William Shatner, Michael Ironside, Lee Grant

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White Dog Kristy McNichol, Burl Ives, Paul Winfield

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The Last Horror Film Caroline Munro, Joe Spinell, David Winters

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Tenebrae John Saxon, Eva Robin's, Giuliano Gemma

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Big Meat Eater Big Miller, Stephen Dimopoulos, Andrew Gillies

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Ghostkeeper Les Kimber, Georgie Collins, Murray Ord

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Manhattan Baby Lucio Fulci, Christopher Connelly, Carlo De Mejo

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The House Where Evil Dwells Doug McClure, Edward Albert, Susan George

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Death Valley Catherine Hicks, Wilford Brimley, Edward Herrmann

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Doctor Faustus Jon Finch, Hanns Zischler, André Heller

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Honeymoon Horror Bill Pecchi, Cheryl Black, Bob Wagner

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The Seduction Morgan Fairchild, Colleen Camp, Andrew Stevens

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The Dead and the Deadly Sammo Hung, Lam Ching-ying, Wu Ma

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Silent Rage Chuck Norris, Ron Silver, Stephen Furst

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Satan's Mistress Britt Ekland, John Carradine, Lana Wood

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Blood Tide James Earl Jones, José Ferrer, Deborah Shelton

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Satan's Slave W.D. Mochtar, H.I.M. Damsyik, S. Parya

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Death Screams Susan Kiger

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Great White Vic Morrow, James Franciscus, Giancarlo Prete

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Humongous Janet Julian, David Wallace, Page Fletcher

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The Scarecrow John Carradine, Jonathan Hardy, Roy Billing

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The Slayer Carol Kottenbrook, Alan McRae

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, Dan O'Herlihy

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La Morte Vivante Jean-Pierre Bouyxou, Mike Marshall, Marina Pierro

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Mansion of the Living Dead Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Eva León

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Invitation to Hell Susan Lucci, Kevin McCarthy

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Unhinged J.E. Penner, Barbara Lusch, Virginia Settle

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Pieces Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Edmund Purdom

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Venom Oliver Reed, Klaus Kinski, Michael Gough

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Satan's Baby Doll Aldo Sambrell, Marina Hedman, Mariangela Giordano

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Upír z Feratu Jiří Menzel, Vít Olmer, Petr Čepek

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The Dorm That Dripped Blood Daphne Zuniga, Stephen Sachs, David Snow