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

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

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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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Manson Family Movies Charles Manson

The Scariest Demon Toys in Film History

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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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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

The Best British Documentaries

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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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Zombie Island Massacre Rita Jenrette, David Broadnax, Debbie Ewing

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The Prey Carel Struycken, Jackie Coogan, Garry Goodrow

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Monster Shark Dagmar Lassander, William Berger, Gianni Garko

The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

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Tales of the Third Dimension

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

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

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

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Special Effects Zoë Tamerlis Lund, Eric Bogosian, Kitty Summerall

The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents

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Spiritual Exercises: 10 Films by Olivier Smolders

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Possessed II Pauline Wong, Gary Siu, Toby Russell

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

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Splatter University Forbes Riley, Dick Biel, Kathy LaCommare Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Razorback Gregory Harrison, Chris Haywood, Judy Morris

The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies

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Feverhouse

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The Dark Side of Midnight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1984
The Dark Side of Midnight Sandy Schemmel, Wes Olsen, Dave Bowling

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Horror Vacui

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Purana Mandir Satish Shah, Mohnish Bahl, Rajendra Nath

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Frankenstein's Great Aunt Till... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1984
Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie Donald Pleasence, June Wilkinson, Aldo Ray

80 Great Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

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Kaos Ciccio Ingrassia, Franco Franchi, Omero Antonutti

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

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Death Warmed Over

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Black Devil Doll from Hell

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

10 Real People Who Survived Horror Movie Situations

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Troma Triple B-Header: Vol. 1 Rita Jenrette, Lisa Todd, Richard Gross

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Sreekrishna Parunthu Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar, Sukumari

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Surf II Eric Stoltz, Ruth Buzzi, Cleavon Little

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Scream for Help Marie Masters, Bruce Boa, Rocco Sisto

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

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