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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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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Poltergeist Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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

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

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Basket Case Bill Freehan, Jerry Butler, Frank Henenlotter

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The Entity Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, George Coe

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

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Tenebrae John Saxon, Eva Robin's, Giuliano Gemma

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Trick or Treats David Carradine, Carrie Snodgress

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Visiting Hours William Shatner, Michael Ironside, Lee Grant

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

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Ghostkeeper Les Kimber, Georgie Collins, Murray Ord

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Coming Soon

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White Dog Kristy McNichol, Burl Ives, Paul Winfield

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

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

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Forbidden World Michael Bowen, Scott Paulin, Linden Chiles

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

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The Scarecrow John Carradine, Jonathan Hardy, Roy Billing

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Silent Rage Chuck Norris, Ron Silver, Stephen Furst

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Island of Blood Michael Stroka, Marie-Alise Recasner

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

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Manhattan Baby Lucio Fulci, Christopher Connelly, Carlo De Mejo

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

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The Aftermath Dick Miller, Sid Haig, Forrest J Ackerman

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Black Candles Helga Liné, Fernando Valverde, Mauro Ribera

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Desolation Angels Monica Maughan, Nick Lathouris, Kim Trengove

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The Sender Željko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman

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Panic David Warbeck, Franco Ressel, Jose Lifante

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Don't Go to Sleep Valerie Harper, Ruth Gordon, Dennis Weaver

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Boardinghouse John Wintergate, Belma Kora, Brian Bruderlin

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Next of Kin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1982
Next of Kin John Jarratt, Alex Scott, Gerda Nicolson

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Superstition Stacy Keach, Albert Salmi, Jim Houghton

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Deadly Eyes Scatman Crothers, Cec Linder, Sara Botsford

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Pandemonium Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Carol Kane

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Blood Song Frankie Avalon, Antoinette Bower, Richard Jaeckel

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The Unseen Barbara Bach, Sydney Lassick, Douglas Barr

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Q David Carradine, Michael Moriarty, Richard Roundtree

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Human Lanterns Lo Lieh, Chen Kuan-tai, Tony Liu

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House of the Damned Jean-Pierre Aumont, Beba Lončar, George Ardisson

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Ye jing hun Kent Cheng, Sylvia Chang, Elaine Jin

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Time Walker Shari Belafonte, Antoinette Bower, James Karen

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The Second Face Greta Scacchi

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Doll's Eye