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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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Kelly Preston, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Audra Lindley
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Necromancer Elizabeth Kaitan, Russ Tamblyn
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Carmine Appice, Vincent Pastore, Julie Adams
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Zelda Rubinstein, Michael Lerner, Isabel García Lorca
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Lara Flynn Boyle, Heather O'Rourke, Nancy Allen
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Helen Hunt, David Warner, Barbara Crampton
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The Brain Cynthia Preston, George Buza, David Gale
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Grotesque Linda Blair, Tab Hunter, Guy Stockwell
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Robert Vaughn, Lara Wendel, James Villemaire
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Remote Control Jennifer Tilly, Kevin Dillon, Bert Remsen
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Chainsaw Scumfuck Alex Chandon, Tom Cox, Matt Russel
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Richard Marcus, Jon McBride, Christopher A. Granger
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Yvonne Sciò, George Hilton, Isabel Russinova
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Shintaro Katsu, Mieko Harada, Mikijiro Hira
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Hiromi Tsuru, Hideyuki Hori, Takeshi Aono
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The Dreaming John Noble, Gary Sweet
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Don't Panic
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Bruce Campbell, Pete Ferry, Bogdan Pecic
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The Discarnates Tsurutaro Kataoka, Kumiko Akiyoshi
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Fair Game Bill Moseley, Trudie Styler, Gregg Henry
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Somebody is Watching You
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Witchcraft Ross Newton
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Guinea Pig: Slaughter Special is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1988
Guinea Pig: Slaughter Special Naoto Takenaka, Peter, 久本雅美
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Daran Norris, Duane Whitaker, Tamara Clatterbuck
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Shigeru Saiki, Mari Somei, Tsuyoshi Toshishige