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List of the best 1988 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 1988, 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.

The list you're viewing is made up of different movies like Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Child's Play. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1988, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Child's Play Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Corey Feldman, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Bennett - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Blob Erika Eleniak, Shawnee Smith, Julie McCullough

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Return of the Living Dead Part II Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman

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Sleepaway Camp 2 Walter Gotell, Renée Estevez, Pamela Springsteen

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They Live Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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Hellbound: Hellraiser II Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham

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Ghoulies II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1988
Ghoulies II Phil Fondacaro, Royal Dano, Damon Martin

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The Seventh Sign Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, John Heard

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Watchers Corey Haim, Michael Ironside, Lala Sloatman

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1988
Killer Klowns from Outer Space Christopher Titus, John Vernon, Royal Dano

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Critters 2: The Main Course Lin Shaye, Scott Grimes, Terrence Mann

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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Cassandra Peterson, Jeff Conaway, Tress MacNeille

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Dead Heat Vincent Price, Joe Piscopo, Darren McGavin

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The Kiss Meredith Salenger, Joanna Pacuła, Celine Lomez

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C.H.U.D II: Bud the C.H.U.D. Robert Vaughn, Norman Fell, Brian Robbins

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Poltergeist III Lara Flynn Boyle, Heather O'Rourke, Nancy Allen

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Waxwork David Warner, John Rhys-Davies, Patrick Macnee

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Remote Control Jennifer Tilly, Kevin Dillon, Bert Remsen

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Faceless Caroline Munro, Telly Savalas, Helmut Berger

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Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis Shintaro Katsu, Mieko Harada, Mikijiro Hira

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Dinner with a Vampire Yvonne Sciò, George Hilton, Isabel Russinova

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Edge of the Axe Jack Taylor, Fred Grossinger, Patty Shepard

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Chainsaw Scumfuck Alex Chandon, Tom Cox, Matt Russel

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Cannibal Campout Richard Marcus, Jon McBride, Christopher A. Granger

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The Dead Next Door Bruce Campbell, Pete Ferry, Bogdan Pecic

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Demon City Shinjuku Hiromi Tsuru, Hideyuki Hori, Takeshi Aono

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Touch of Death Brett Halsey, Al Cliver, Maurice Poli

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Hobgoblins Daran Norris, Duane Whitaker, Tamara Clatterbuck

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The Unnamable Blane Wheatley, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Mark Parra

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Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Ruta Lee

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Anguish Zelda Rubinstein, Michael Lerner, Isabel García Lorca

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Black Roses Carmine Appice, Vincent Pastore, Julie Adams

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Rampage Michael Biehn, Nicholas Campbell, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

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Dead Ringers Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy, Geneviève Bujold

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Spellbinder Kelly Preston, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Audra Lindley

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The Brain Cynthia Preston, George Buza, David Gale

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Necromancer Elizabeth Kaitan, Russ Tamblyn

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Guinea Pig: Slaughter Special is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1988
Guinea Pig: Slaughter Special Naoto Takenaka, Peter, 久本雅美

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Phantom of the Ritz Deborah Van Valkenburgh

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Pulse Pounders Helen Hunt, David Warner, Barbara Crampton

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Dead Mate

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Phantom of Death Donald Pleasence, Michael York, Edwige Fenech

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Guinea Pig: Mermaid in a Manhole Shigeru Saiki, Mari Somei, Tsuyoshi Toshishige

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The Undertaker Joe Spinell

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Attack from Mars Robert Clarke, Ann Robinson, Laurence Jacobs

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The Serpent and the Rainbow Bill Pullman, Paul Winfield, Michael Gough

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Hide and Go Shriek Annette Sinclair, Brittain Frye

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Mr. Vampire IV Chin Ka-lok, Wu Ma, Rachel Lee