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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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Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson
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Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke
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Betsy Palmer, Steve Miner, Richard Brooker
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Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, George Coe
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, Dan O'Herlihy
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Howard Ross, Jack Hedley, Andrea Occhipinti
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John Saxon, Eva Robin's, Giuliano Gemma
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Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan, Karen Price
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Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Donald Pleasence
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Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Annette O'Toole
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Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra Deliso
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Bill Freehan, Jerry Butler, Frank Henenlotter
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Burt Young, Diane Franklin, Moses Gunn
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John Carradine, Jonathan Hardy, Roy Billing
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Gaylen Ross, Harriet Bass, Seth Jones
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William Shatner, Michael Ironside, Lee Grant
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Kristy McNichol, Burl Ives, Paul Winfield
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David Carradine, Carrie Snodgress
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Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Edmund Purdom
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Caroline Munro, Joe Spinell, David Winters
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John Cassavetes, John Ireland, Matt Birman
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David Carradine, Michael Moriarty, Richard Roundtree
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Barbi Benton
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J.E. Penner, Barbara Lusch, Virginia Settle