Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies of 1987  

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List of the best 1987 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 1987, 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 ranges from The Lost Boys to Predator and more. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1987, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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33 8
Predator is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1987
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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32 8
The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1987
Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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Stephen King, George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour

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Terry O'Quinn, Shelley Hack, Jill Schoelen

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Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet

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Stephen Dorff, Kelly Rowan, Ingrid Veninger

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Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Lin Shaye - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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7 2
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Guy Rolfe, Stephen Lee, Hilary Mason

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11 7
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Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher

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Alice Cooper, Donald Pleasence, Peter Jason

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Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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6 2
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Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Mickey Knox, Barbara Cupisti

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7 4
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Kristy Swanson, Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant

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6 3
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Ian Charleson, William McNamara, Daria Nicolodi

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6 3
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Martin Sheen, Jimmy Smits, Robert Loggia

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Michael Ironside, Louis Ferreira, Terri Hawkes

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4 1
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Jared Martin, Dragan Bjelogrlić, Ljiljana Blagojevic

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6 4
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Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Adrian Pasdar

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5 3
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Tara Buckman, Elizabeth Kaitan, Linnea Quigley

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5 3
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Slaughterhouse Lee Robinson, Dave Fogel, Sherry Leigh - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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4 2
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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eric Stoltz, Judith Ivey

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Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

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6 5
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Mommy's Epitaph Richard W. Munchkin, Delores Nascar, Natasha Pavlovich

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6 5
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Curse Wil Wheaton, John Schneider, Claude Akins

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6 5
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Marisa Paredes, Günter Meisner, Ricardo Carcelero

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Bill Maher, Amy Yasbeck, John Ratzenberger

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Death Nurse

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Vincent Price, Martine Beswick, Cameron Mitchell

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Video Violence Art Neill

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The Stick

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Tara Reid, Michael Moriarty, Evelyn Keyes

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4 5
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Devil's Dynamite

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4 5
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Harvey Korman, Robert Picardo, Wendy Schaal

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4 5
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Graveyard Shift Don James, Michael A. Miranda, Dan Rosen

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Peter Jackson, Craig Smith, Pete O'Herne

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3 4
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The Dark Power Lash LaRue

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3 4
Chillers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1987
Chillers David Wohl, Jesse V. Johnson, Jim Wolfe

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Carl Crew

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Mary Steenburgen, Roddy McDowall, William Russ - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Lisa Todd, Patrick Danz, Sara Hauser - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Stay Awake Michele Carey, Kenneth Marshall, Bart Fouche

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2 3
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Lars von Trier, Udo Kier, Ole Ernst

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2 3
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Violent Shit Andreas Schnaas, Wolfgang Hinz, Gabi Bäzner

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Lory-Michael Ringuette, Jennifer Miro, Roxanna Augesen

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Sweets from a Stranger Sabrina Ferilli, Anna Galiena, Mara Venier

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2 4
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Joel D. Wynkoop, Courtney Lercara, Asbestos Felt

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2 4
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Rest in Pieces Jack Taylor, Patty Shepard