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The Best Horror Movies of 1988  

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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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Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon
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Erika Eleniak, Shawnee Smith, Julie McCullough
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Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison
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Walter Gotell, Renée Estevez, Pamela Springsteen
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Corey Feldman, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Bennett
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Killer Klowns from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1988
Christopher Titus, John Vernon, Royal Dano
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Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham
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Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman
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Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, John Heard
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Cassandra Peterson, Jeff Conaway, Tress MacNeille
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The Kiss Meredith Salenger, Joanna Pacuła, Celine Lomez
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David Warner, John Rhys-Davies, Patrick Macnee
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Ghoulies II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1988
Phil Fondacaro, Royal Dano, Damon Martin
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Bill Pullman, Paul Winfield, Michael Gough
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Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Ruta Lee
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Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy, Geneviève Bujold
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Caroline Munro, Telly Savalas, Helmut Berger
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Lin Shaye, Scott Grimes, Terrence Mann
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Corey Haim, Michael Ironside, Lala Sloatman
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Edge of the Axe Jack Taylor, Fred Grossinger, Patty Shepard
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Vincent Price, Joe Piscopo, Darren McGavin
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Brett Halsey, Al Cliver, Maurice Poli
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The Unnamable Blane Wheatley, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Mark Parra
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Robert Vaughn, Norman Fell, Brian Robbins
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Michael Biehn, Nicholas Campbell, Deborah Van Valkenburgh