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The Best Horror Movies of 1986  

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List of the best 1986 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 1986, 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.

This list features Aliens, The Fly and more. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1986, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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The Fly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1986
Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg
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Corey Feldman, Tony Goldwyn, Ron Palillo
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David Paymer, Dick Miller, Tom Atkins
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Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn
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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell
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George Wendt, Kay Lenz, Richard Moll
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Asia Argento, Nancy Brilli, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni
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Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey
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Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, Ken Foree
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Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1986
Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy
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Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold
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Deborah Foreman, Thomas F. Wilson, Ken Olandt
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Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, Doug Savant
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Tawny Kitaen, Rose Marie, Kathleen Wilhoite
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Carrie Fisher, Stephen King, Emilio Estevez
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Dennis Hopper, Bill Moseley, Kinky Friedman
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Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke
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Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh
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Barbara Crampton, Dick Miller, Mary Woronov
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Charlie Sheen, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Randy Quaid
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Vampires Duane Jones, John Bly, Jackie James
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Gabriel Byrne, Timothy Spall, Natasha Richardson
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Elisabeth Shue, Terence Stamp, Kevin Lloyd
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Sybil Danning, John Carradine, Cameron Mitchell
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Visions of Hell: The Films of Jim VanBebber: The Short Films Marc Pitman, Terek Puckett, Maureen Allisse