Horror Movies and TV 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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Child's Play Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

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The Blob Erika Eleniak, Shawnee Smith, Julie McCullough

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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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They Live Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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Sleepaway Camp 2 Walter Gotell, Renée Estevez, Pamela Springsteen

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

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

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1988
Killer Klowns from Outer Space Christopher Titus, John Vernon, Royal Dano

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The Seventh Sign Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, John Heard

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

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Waxwork David Warner, John Rhys-Davies, Patrick Macnee

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Watchers Corey Haim, Michael Ironside, Lala Sloatman

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The Kiss Meredith Salenger, Joanna Pacuła, Celine Lomez

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Ghoulies II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1988
Ghoulies II Phil Fondacaro, Royal Dano, Damon Martin

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Dead Ringers Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy, Geneviève Bujold

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Faceless Caroline Munro, Telly Savalas, Helmut Berger

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

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Dead Heat Vincent Price, Joe Piscopo, Darren McGavin

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The Unnamable Blane Wheatley, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Mark Parra

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Touch of Death Brett Halsey, Al Cliver, Maurice Poli

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

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Spellbinder Kelly Preston, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Audra Lindley

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Rampage Michael Biehn, Nicholas Campbell, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

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

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

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Pulse Pounders Helen Hunt, David Warner, Barbara Crampton

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Grotesque Linda Blair, Tab Hunter, Guy Stockwell

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Remote Control Jennifer Tilly, Kevin Dillon, Bert Remsen

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

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Chainsaw Scumfuck Alex Chandon, Tom Cox, Matt Russel

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Demon City Shinjuku Hiromi Tsuru, Hideyuki Hori, Takeshi Aono

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Don't Panic

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The Dreaming John Noble, Gary Sweet

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

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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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Fair Game Bill Moseley, Trudie Styler, Gregg Henry

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Witchcraft Ross Newton

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Somebody is Watching You

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The Discarnates Tsurutaro Kataoka, Kumiko Akiyoshi

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Killing Birds Robert Vaughn, Lara Wendel, James Villemaire

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Phantom of the Ritz Deborah Van Valkenburgh

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Hobgoblins Daran Norris, Duane Whitaker, Tamara Clatterbuck

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Attack from Mars Robert Clarke, Ann Robinson, Laurence Jacobs