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
Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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39 9
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Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Judie Aronson

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29 11
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Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, R. G. Armstrong

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14 6
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Tara Buckman, Linnea Quigley, Lilyan Chauvin

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15 9
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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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Dennis Quaid, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow

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7 6
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Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner

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Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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6 7
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Vera Miles, Hunter Tylo, Daphne Zuniga

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9 11
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John Goodman, Daniel Stern, John Heard

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6 8
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Charles Manson

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5 7
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Sleepwalker

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4 6
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Ana Patricia Rojo, Leonor Llausás, Sergio Bustamante

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4 6
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Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis

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4 6
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Caroline Munro, Kevin Lloyd, Edmund Purdom

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4 7
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The Prey Carel Struycken, Jackie Coogan, Garry Goodrow

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3 6
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The Devil's Gift Billy Bletcher, Bob Mendelsohn, Caris Palm

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3 6
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Zoë Tamerlis Lund, Eric Bogosian, Kitty Summerall

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3 6
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Tales of the Third Dimension

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2 5
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Spiritual Exercises: 10 Films by Olivier Smolders

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3 7
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Massimo Vanni, Ann-Gisel Glass, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua

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3 7
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Possessed II Pauline Wong, Gary Siu, Toby Russell

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2 6
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Feverhouse

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2 6
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Bog Leo Gordon, Gloria DeHaven, Aldo Ray