horror The Best Horror Movies of 1988  

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List of the best 1988 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 1988, 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 is made up of different movies like Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Child's Play. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1988, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Corey Feldman, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Bennett - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Child's Play Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

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Sleepaway Camp 2 Walter Gotell, Renée Estevez, Pamela Springsteen

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The Blob Erika Eleniak, Shawnee Smith, Julie McCullough

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Ghoulies II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1988
Ghoulies II Phil Fondacaro, Royal Dano, Damon Martin

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They Live Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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Return of the Living Dead Part II Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman

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Critters 2: The Main Course Lin Shaye, Scott Grimes, Terrence Mann

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Poltergeist III Lara Flynn Boyle, Heather O'Rourke, Nancy Allen

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The Seventh Sign Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, John Heard

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1988
Killer Klowns from Outer Space Christopher Titus, John Vernon, Royal Dano

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Faceless Caroline Munro, Telly Savalas, Helmut Berger

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Watchers Corey Haim, Michael Ironside, Lala Sloatman

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Chainsaw Scumfuck Alex Chandon, Tom Cox, Matt Russel

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Cannibal Campout Richard Marcus, Jon McBride, Christopher A. Granger

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Edge of the Axe Jack Taylor, Fred Grossinger, Patty Shepard

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Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis Shintaro Katsu, Mieko Harada, Mikijiro Hira

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Dinner with a Vampire Yvonne Sciò, George Hilton, Isabel Russinova

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The Dead Next Door Bruce Campbell, Pete Ferry, Bogdan Pecic

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Demon City Shinjuku Hiromi Tsuru, Hideyuki Hori, Takeshi Aono

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Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Ruta Lee

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Hobgoblins Daran Norris, Duane Whitaker, Tamara Clatterbuck

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The Unnamable Blane Wheatley, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Mark Parra

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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Cassandra Peterson, Jeff Conaway, Tress MacNeille

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Waxwork David Warner, John Rhys-Davies, Patrick Macnee

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Hellbound: Hellraiser II Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham

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Dead Heat Vincent Price, Joe Piscopo, Darren McGavin

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Rampage Michael Biehn, Nicholas Campbell, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

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Dead Ringers Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy, Geneviève Bujold

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C.H.U.D II: Bud the C.H.U.D. Robert Vaughn, Norman Fell, Brian Robbins

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Anguish Zelda Rubinstein, Michael Lerner, Isabel García Lorca

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The Kiss Meredith Salenger, Joanna Pacuła, Celine Lomez

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Necromancer Elizabeth Kaitan, Russ Tamblyn

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Pulse Pounders Helen Hunt, David Warner, Barbara Crampton

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Phantom of the Ritz Deborah Van Valkenburgh

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Guinea Pig: Slaughter Special is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1988
Guinea Pig: Slaughter Special Naoto Takenaka, Peter, 久本雅美

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Attack from Mars Robert Clarke, Ann Robinson, Laurence Jacobs

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Touch of Death Brett Halsey, Al Cliver, Maurice Poli

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The Undertaker Joe Spinell

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Remote Control Jennifer Tilly, Kevin Dillon, Bert Remsen

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Phantom of Death Donald Pleasence, Michael York, Edwige Fenech

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Guinea Pig: Mermaid in a Manhole Shigeru Saiki, Mari Somei, Tsuyoshi Toshishige

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Hide and Go Shriek Annette Sinclair, Brittain Frye

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Mr. Vampire IV Chin Ka-lok, Wu Ma, Rachel Lee

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Veerana Gulshan Grover, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Satish Shah

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The Dreaming John Noble, Gary Sweet

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Predator: The Quietus Paddy Ward, Mark Gover, Arthur Willman

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Grotesque Linda Blair, Tab Hunter, Guy Stockwell