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Graveyard Shift 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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Fear Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Beate Jurkowitsch

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Videodrome Debbie Harry, James Woods, David Cronenberg

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Cujo Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Ed Lauter

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The Dead Zone Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

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

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

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Microwave Massacre Jackie Vernon, John Harmon, Al Troupe

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

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

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

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Xtro Anna Wing, Maryam d'Abo, Robert Fyfe

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

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

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The Final Terror Daryl Hannah, Rachel Ward, Joe Pantoliano

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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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Boogeyman 2 John Carradine, Ulli Lommel, Suzanna Love

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After Midnight

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Night Warning Bill Paxton, Julia Duffy, Bo Svenson

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American Nightmare Michael Ironside, Lenore Zann, Claudia Udy

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Skullduggery Wendy Crewson, Clark Johnson, Geordie Johnson

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

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

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The Beautiful Prisoner Arielle Dombasle, Cyrielle Clair, Daniel Mesguich

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Diamonds of Kilimandjaro Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Oliver Mathot

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

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

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

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Sweet Sixteen Patrick Macnee, Susan Strasberg, Larry Storch

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

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Panic Beats Paul Naschy, Lola Gaos, Manuel Zarzo

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Mausoleum Norman Burton, Marjoe Gortner

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Thriller Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Vincent Price

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

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