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Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies of 1984  

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List of the best 1984 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 1984, 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.

List movies include A Nightmare on Elm Street, Gremlins and many additional movies as well. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1984, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1984
A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Judie Aronson

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Children of the Corn Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, R. G. Armstrong

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Silent Night, Deadly Night Tara Buckman, Linnea Quigley, Lilyan Chauvin

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Firestarter Drew Barrymore, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen

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Gremlins Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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C.H.U.D. John Goodman, Daniel Stern, John Heard

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The Company of Wolves Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner

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Night of the Comet Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart

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The Initiation Vera Miles, Hunter Tylo, Daphne Zuniga

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Sleepwalker

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Rats: Night of Terror Massimo Vanni, Ann-Gisel Glass, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua

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Dreamscape Dennis Quaid, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow

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Terror in the Aisles Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis

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Poison for the Fairies Ana Patricia Rojo, Leonor Llausás, Sergio Bustamante

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Hocus Pocus Lam Ching-ying, Yuet Sang Chin, Lung Chan

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Manson Family Movies Charles Manson

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Zombie Island Massacre Rita Jenrette, David Broadnax, Debbie Ewing

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Tales of the Third Dimension

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The Devil's Gift Billy Bletcher, Bob Mendelsohn, Caris Palm

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Monster Shark Dagmar Lassander, William Berger, Gianni Garko

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Don't Open till Christmas Caroline Munro, Kevin Lloyd, Edmund Purdom

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Bloodsuckers from Outer Space Dennis Letts, Thom Meyers, Glen Coburn

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Possessed II Pauline Wong, Gary Siu, Toby Russell

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Bog Leo Gordon, Gloria DeHaven, Aldo Ray

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Monster Dog Alice Cooper, Ricardo Palacios, Bernabe Barta Barri

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Feverhouse

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Razorback Gregory Harrison, Chris Haywood, Judy Morris

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Special Effects Zoë Tamerlis Lund, Eric Bogosian, Kitty Summerall

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Girls Nite Out Hal Holbrook, Julia Montgomery, Lauren-Marie Taylor

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Purana Mandir Satish Shah, Mohnish Bahl, Rajendra Nath

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Horror Vacui

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The Prey Carel Struycken, Jackie Coogan, Garry Goodrow

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Surf II Eric Stoltz, Ruth Buzzi, Cleavon Little

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Death Warmed Over

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The Masks of Death Peter Cushing, Anne Baxter, Ray Milland

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Bloodbath at the House of Death Vincent Price, Pamela Stephenson, Kenny Everett

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Pallet on the Floor Marshall Napier, Bruno Lawrence, John Bach

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Frankenstein's Great Aunt Till... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1984
Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie Donald Pleasence, June Wilkinson, Aldo Ray

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Strangler vs. Strangler Srđan Šaper, Rahela Ferari, Sonja Savić

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Frankenstein 90 Jean Rochefort, Eddy Mitchell, Herma Vos

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Fear of the Fourth Choi Jong-won, Park Min Hee, Jeong Se-Hyeok

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Invasion of Terror: The Black Room Jimmy Stathis, Clara Perryman

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Hard Rock Zombies Crystal Shaw, Lisa Toothman, Sam Mann

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Pipeline Chad Johnson, Chris Thompson, Bobby Madison

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The Secret Chamber of the Evil Woman Mun Tae-seon, Po-dong Nam, Lee Hwa-Jin

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Rocktober Blood Tray Loren

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Blastfighter Massimo Vanni, George Eastman, Michele Soavi