horror movies and TV The Best Horror Movies of 1983  

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List of the best 1983 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 1983, 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.

Movies include everything from Cujo to The Dead Zone. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1983, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Christine Kelly Preston, Alexandra Paul, John Madden

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Psycho II Anthony Perkins, Dennis Franz, Vera Miles

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Sleepaway Camp Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi, Robert Earl Jones

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Cujo Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Ed Lauter

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Fear Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Beate Jurkowitsch

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The Dead Zone Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

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Videodrome Debbie Harry, James Woods, David Cronenberg

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Something Wicked This Way Comes Pam Grier, Jason Robards Jr., Diane Ladd

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Twilight Zone: The Movie Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith

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The House on Sorority Row Eileen Davidson, Harley Jane Kozak, Kate McNeil

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One Dark Night Adam West, E.G. Daily, Meg Tilly

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The Hunger David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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A Blade in the Dark Michele Soavi, Andrea Occhipinti, Valeria Cavalli

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The Deadly Spawn James Brewster Thompson, Ethel Michelson, John Schmerling

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The Man with Two Brains Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, Sissy Spacek

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Microwave Massacre Jackie Vernon, John Harmon, Al Troupe

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City of Pirates Melvil Poupaud, Anne Alvaro, Duarte de Almeida

The Best Horror Movie Remakes

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Boogeyman 2 John Carradine, Ulli Lommel, Suzanna Love

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Xtro Anna Wing, Maryam d'Abo, Robert Fyfe

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Julie Darling is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1983
Julie Darling Sybil Danning, Anthony Franciosa, Reinhard Kolldehoff

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Curtains Samantha Eggar, John Vernon, Michael Wincott

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Nightmares Emilio Estevez, Lance Henriksen, Veronica Cartwright

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A Night to Dismember Samantha Fox, Miriam Meth, William Szarka

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Jaws 3-D Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson, Louis Gossett

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Amityville 3-D Meg Ryan, Lori Loughlin, Tess Harper

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The Hound of the Baskervilles Denholm Elliott, Ian Richardson, Donald Churchill

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After Midnight

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Frightmare Jeffrey Combs, Leon Askin, Ferdy Mayne Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Night Warning Bill Paxton, Julia Duffy, Bo Svenson

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Born of Fire Peter Firth, Nabil Shaban, Peter Penry-Jones

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Skullduggery Wendy Crewson, Clark Johnson, Geordie Johnson

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American Nightmare Michael Ironside, Lenore Zann, Claudia Udy

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The Demons of Ludlow Debra Dulman, William Dexter, Don Arthur

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The Killing of Satan Elizabeth Oropesa, Paquito Diaz, George Estregan

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Seeding of a Ghost Phillip Ko, Norman Chu, Jaime Chik

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Diamonds of Kilimandjaro Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Oliver Mathot

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The Final Terror Daryl Hannah, Rachel Ward, Joe Pantoliano

The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

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The Beautiful Prisoner Arielle Dombasle, Cyrielle Clair, Daniel Mesguich

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Devil Fetus Ouyang Sha Fei, Pak-Kwong Ho, Lau Dan

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Geek Maggot Bingo Richard Hell, Tyler K. Smith, John Zacherle

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The Fourth Man Jeroen Krabbé, Thom Hoffman, Hero Muller

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The Being Martin Landau, José Ferrer, Ruth Buzzi

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Thriller Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Vincent Price

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Mausoleum Norman Burton, Marjoe Gortner

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Panic Beats Paul Naschy, Lola Gaos, Manuel Zarzo

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Scalps Richard Alan Hench, George Randall

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Possessed Siu-Ming Lau, Irene Wan, Wong Yat-fei

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Spasms Peter Fonda, Oliver Reed, Al Waxman

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The Keep Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne, Scott Glenn Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Wolf Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Iwona Bielska, Leon Niemczyk