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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Kelly Preston, Alexandra Paul, John Madden
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Anthony Perkins, Dennis Franz, Vera Miles
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Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi, Robert Earl Jones
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Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Ed Lauter
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Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt
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Debbie Harry, James Woods, David Cronenberg
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Pam Grier, Jason Robards Jr., Diane Ladd
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Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith
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Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-B├╝hler, Beate Jurkowitsch
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Adam West, E.G. Daily, Meg Tilly
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Eileen Davidson, Harley Jane Kozak, Kate McNeil
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Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne, Scott Glenn
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Samantha Eggar, John Vernon, Michael Wincott
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David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon
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15
4 4
Julie Darling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1983
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Emilio Estevez, Lance Henriksen, Veronica Cartwright
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3 3
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Daryl Hannah, Rachel Ward, Joe Pantoliano
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Devil Fetus Ouyang Sha Fei, Pak-Kwong Ho, Lau Dan
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Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Vincent Price
20
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After Midnight
21
3 4
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Bill Paxton, Julia Duffy, Bo Svenson
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Michele Soavi, Andrea Occhipinti, Valeria Cavalli
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Jeffrey Combs, Leon Askin, Ferdy Mayne
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24
2 3
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Peter Firth, Nabil Shaban, Peter Penry-Jones
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2 3
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Phillip Ko, Norman Chu, Jaime Chik