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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23 8
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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Asia Argento, Nancy Brilli, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni

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12 4
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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell

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Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey

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David Paymer, Dick Miller, Tom Atkins

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15 9
Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1986
Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

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Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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10 6
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George Wendt, Kay Lenz, Richard Moll

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7 3
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Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, Ken Foree

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12 9
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Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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Tawny Kitaen, Rose Marie, Kathleen Wilhoite

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5 2
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Deborah Foreman, Thomas F. Wilson, Ken Olandt

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8 6
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Carrie Fisher, Stephen King, Emilio Estevez

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5 3
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Charlie Sheen, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Randy Quaid

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4 2
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Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold

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3 2
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Elisabeth Shue, Terence Stamp, Kevin Lloyd

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3 3
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Vampires Duane Jones, John Bly, Jackie James

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3 3
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Barbara Crampton, Dick Miller, Mary Woronov

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3 3
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Andrea Thompson, Dale Midkiff, Wellington Meffeert

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2 2
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Christian Slater, Dina Merrill, Lois Smith

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2 2
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Spine Lise Romanoff, Janus Blythe, Antoine Herzog

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2 2
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Gabriel Byrne, Timothy Spall, Natasha Richardson

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7 8
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Dennis Hopper, Bill Moseley, Kinky Friedman

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7 8
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Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, Doug Savant