Graveyard Shift 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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24 9
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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25 13
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Corey Feldman, Tony Goldwyn, Ron Palillo
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13 4
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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell
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17 8
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Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey
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12 4
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David Paymer, Dick Miller, Tom Atkins
6
13 5
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Asia Argento, Nancy Brilli, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni
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20 12
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Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn
8
12 6
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George Wendt, Kay Lenz, Richard Moll
9
8 3
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Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, Ken Foree
10
15 10
Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1986
Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy
11
13 9
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Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke
12
10 7
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Tawny Kitaen, Rose Marie, Kathleen Wilhoite
13
6 3
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Deborah Foreman, Thomas F. Wilson, Ken Olandt
14
10 8
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Dennis Hopper, Bill Moseley, Kinky Friedman
15
9 7
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Carrie Fisher, Stephen King, Emilio Estevez
16
5 3
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Charlie Sheen, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Randy Quaid
17
4 2
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Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold
18
3 2
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Elisabeth Shue, Terence Stamp, Kevin Lloyd
19
3 2
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Gabriel Byrne, Timothy Spall, Natasha Richardson
20
8 8
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Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, Doug Savant
21
3 3
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Barbara Crampton, Dick Miller, Mary Woronov
22
3 3
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Andrea Thompson, Dale Midkiff, Wellington Meffeert
23
3 3
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Vampires Duane Jones, John Bly, Jackie James
24
2 2
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Christian Slater, Dina Merrill, Lois Smith
25
2 2
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Spine Lise Romanoff, Janus Blythe, Antoine Herzog