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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
Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp
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Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Judie Aronson
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Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, R. G. Armstrong
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Tara Buckman, Linnea Quigley, Lilyan Chauvin
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Drew Barrymore, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen
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Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart
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Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates
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Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner
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John Goodman, Daniel Stern, John Heard
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Dennis Quaid, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow
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Vera Miles, Hunter Tylo, Daphne Zuniga
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Sleepwalker
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Ana Patricia Rojo, Leonor Llausás, Sergio Bustamante
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Caroline Munro, Kevin Lloyd, Edmund Purdom
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Gregory Harrison, Chris Haywood, Judy Morris
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Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis
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Charles Manson
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The Prey Carel Struycken, Jackie Coogan, Garry Goodrow
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Zoë Tamerlis Lund, Eric Bogosian, Kitty Summerall
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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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Spiritual Exercises: 10 Films by Olivier Smolders
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Massimo Vanni, Ann-Gisel Glass, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
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Feverhouse
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Alice Cooper, Ricardo Palacios, Bernabe Barta Barri