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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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Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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Bill Freehan, Jerry Butler, Frank Henenlotter

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Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Donald Pleasence
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John Carradine, Jonathan Hardy, Roy Billing
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David Carradine, Carrie Snodgress
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Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Edmund Purdom

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John Cassavetes, John Ireland, Matt Birman
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David Carradine, Michael Moriarty, Richard Roundtree
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Doug McClure, Edward Albert, Susan George
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Ronny Cox, Meshach Taylor, R. G. Armstrong
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Oliver Reed, Klaus Kinski, Michael Gough