film The Best Horror Movies of 1989  

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List of the best 1989 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 1989, 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 Pet Sematary and A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1989, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Pet Sematary Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Wally George

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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Kelly Hu, Kane Hodder, David Jacox

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Shocker Wes Craven, Peter Berg, Brent Spiner

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The 'Burbs Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

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Warlock Richard E. Grant, Lori Singer, Julian Sands

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Stepfather II Jonathan Brandis, Terry O'Quinn, Meg Foster

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man Shinya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Tomorowo Taguchi

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Puppet Master Barbara Crampton, William Hickey, Irene Miracle

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The Church Asia Argento, Tomas Arana, Hugh Quarshie

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Leviathan Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern

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Sleepaway Camp 3 Michael J. Pollard, Mark Oliver, Tracy Griffith

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The Evil Below June Chadwick, Brian O'Shaughnessy, Wayne Crawford

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The Horror Show Lance Henriksen, Dedee Pfeiffer, Brion James

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After Midnight Marg Helgenberger, Pamela Adlon, Alan Rosenberg

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Hider in the House Gary Busey, Mimi Rogers, Michael McKean

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The Dead Pit Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson, Stephen Gregory Foster

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Psycho Cop Cindy Guyer, Robert R. Shafer

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Hellgate Ron Palillo, Carel Trichardt, Evan J. Klisser

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Secret Screams David Warner, John Crawford, Paul Le Mat - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Haunting Of Sarah Hardy Morgan Fairchild

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Dear Diary Lea Salonga, Lilet

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Memorial Valley Massacre John Kerry, John Caso, Mark Mears - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Der Todesking Hermann Kopp, Jacques Palminger, Nicolas Petche

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To Die For Ava Fabian, Eloise Broady, Amanda Wyss

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Video Demons Do Psychotown Myra Taylor, Pam Martin, Donna Baltron

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The Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture Molly Shannon, Bill Nighy, Robert Englund

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Pumpkinhead Mayim Bialik, Lance Henriksen, George Buck Flower

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Prom Night III: The Last Kiss Cynthia Preston, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Tim Conlon

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Hikage in an Evil World Hiromi Tsuru, Hideyuki Tanaka, Kaneto Shiozawa

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Things Amber Lynn, Robert (Tex) Allen

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Elves Deanna Lund, Dan Haggerty, D.L. Walker

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Moonstalker Kelly Mullis, Blake Gibbons, Michael Capellupo

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Deep Blood Laura Gemser, Charlie Brill, Mitzi McCall

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Tokyo: The Last War TetsurĊ Tamba, Kyusaku Shimada, Masaya Kato

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The Vineyard Karen Witter, James Hong, Michael Wong

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Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes Patty Duke, Jane Wyatt, Fredric Lehne

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Nagai Go no Kowai Zone: Kaiki is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1989
Nagai Go no Kowai Zone: Kaiki Haruka Takachiho, Ken Ishikawa, Chiaki Kawamata

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Parents Randy Quaid, Sandy Dennis, Mary Beth Hurt

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Girlfriend from Hell James Karen, Dana Ashbrook, Liane Curtis

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Offerings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1989
Offerings Tobe Sexton, Richard A. Buswell, Max Burnett

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Dr. Caligari Madeleine Reynal

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Evil Clutch Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Stefano Molinari, Diego Ribon

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Cutting Class Brad Pitt, Roddy McDowall, Martin Mull

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Eastern Horror: Counter Destroyer Sorapong Chatree, Sun Chien

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Beasties Deborah Yates, Eric DelaBarre, Suzanne Brever

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Transylvania Twist Robert Vaughn, Howard Morris, Monique Gabrielle

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DeepStar Six Nia Peeples, Miguel Ferrer, Cindy Pickett

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Howling V: The Rebirth Phil Davis, Philip Davis