Graveyard Shift 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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Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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27 8
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Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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24 8
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Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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24 12
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Betsy Palmer, Steve Miner, Richard Brooker

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13 8
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Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Annette O'Toole

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Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Donald Pleasence

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Howard Ross, Jack Hedley, Andrea Occhipinti

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Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan, Karen Price

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10 8
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Bill Freehan, Jerry Butler, Frank Henenlotter

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Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, George Coe

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John Saxon, Eva Robin's, Giuliano Gemma

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William Shatner, Michael Ironside, Lee Grant

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Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra Deliso

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5 5
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Kristy McNichol, Burl Ives, Paul Winfield

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4 4
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Michael Bowen, Scott Paulin, Linden Chiles

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The Scarecrow John Carradine, Jonathan Hardy, Roy Billing

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David Carradine, Carrie Snodgress

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4 5
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J.E. Penner, Barbara Lusch, Virginia Settle

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4 5
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Ghostkeeper Les Kimber, Georgie Collins, Murray Ord

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4 5
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Coming Soon

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3 4
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David Carradine, Michael Moriarty, Richard Roundtree

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3 4
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Doug McClure, Edward Albert, Susan George

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3 4
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Daphne Zuniga, Stephen Sachs, David Snow

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3 4
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Stacy Keach, Albert Salmi, Jim Houghton

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Burt Young, Diane Franklin, Moses Gunn

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Island of Blood Michael Stroka, Marie-Alise Recasner

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Caroline Munro, Joe Spinell, David Winters

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Dick Miller, Sid Haig, Forrest J Ackerman

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3 5
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Woody Strode, Stuart Whitman, Glynis Barber

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Demi Moore, Cherie Currie, Tom Villard

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Desolation Angels Monica Maughan, Nick Lathouris, Kim Trengove

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Black Candles Helga Liné, Fernando Valverde, Mauro Ribera

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2 4
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Panic David Warbeck, Franco Ressel, Jose Lifante

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2 4
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Valerie Harper, Ruth Gordon, Dennis Weaver

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Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Carol Kane

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2 4
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Frankie Avalon, Antoinette Bower, Richard Jaeckel

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2 4
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Boardinghouse John Wintergate, Belma Kora, Brian Bruderlin

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2 4
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Scatman Crothers, Cec Linder, Sara Botsford

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Željko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman

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2 4
Next of Kin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1982
John Jarratt, Alex Scott, Gerda Nicolson

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Jean-Pierre Aumont, Beba Lončar, George Ardisson

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Catherine Hicks, Wilford Brimley, Edward Herrmann

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Lo Lieh, Chen Kuan-tai, Tony Liu

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Shari Belafonte, Antoinette Bower, James Karen

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1 3
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Ye jing hun Kent Cheng, Sylvia Chang, Elaine Jin

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Doll's Eye

49
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The Second Face Greta Scacchi

50
1 3
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The Forest Gary Kent, Elaine Warner, John Batis