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List of the best 1989 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 1989, 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 Pet Sematary and A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1989, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Pet Sematary Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Wally George

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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Kelly Hu, Kane Hodder, David Jacox

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Shocker Wes Craven, Peter Berg, Brent Spiner

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The 'Burbs Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

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Warlock Richard E. Grant, Lori Singer, Julian Sands

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The Church Asia Argento, Tomas Arana, Hugh Quarshie

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Pumpkinhead Mayim Bialik, Lance Henriksen, George Buck Flower

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Puppet Master Barbara Crampton, William Hickey, Irene Miracle

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Stepfather II Jonathan Brandis, Terry O'Quinn, Meg Foster

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man Shinya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Tomorowo Taguchi

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The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

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Prom Night III: The Last Kiss Cynthia Preston, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Tim Conlon

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Leviathan Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern

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Parents Randy Quaid, Sandy Dennis, Mary Beth Hurt

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The Dead Pit Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson, Stephen Gregory Foster

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The Evil Below June Chadwick, Brian O'Shaughnessy, Wayne Crawford

The Best Michael B. Jordan Movies

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The Horror Show Lance Henriksen, Dedee Pfeiffer, Brion James

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After Midnight Marg Helgenberger, Pamela Adlon, Alan Rosenberg

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Memorial Valley Massacre John Kerry, John Caso, Mark Mears Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Hellgate Ron Palillo, Carel Trichardt, Evan J. Klisser

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Secret Screams David Warner, John Crawford, Paul Le Mat Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Psycho Cop Cindy Guyer, Robert R. Shafer

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Deep Blood Laura Gemser, Charlie Brill, Mitzi McCall

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Hider in the House Gary Busey, Mimi Rogers, Michael McKean

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The Haunting Of Sarah Hardy Morgan Fairchild

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Vampire's Kiss Nicolas Cage, Jennifer Beals, David Hyde Pierce

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Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes Patty Duke, Jane Wyatt, Fredric Lehne

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Dear Diary Lea Salonga, Lilet

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Edge of Sanity Anthony Perkins, Glynis Barber, David Lodge

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Grandmother's House Kim Valentine, Angela O'Neill, Eric Foster

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Santa Sangre Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Adan Jodorowsky

The Best Scary Movies Based on True Stories

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Sleepaway Camp 3 Michael J. Pollard, Mark Oliver, Tracy Griffith

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Der Todesking Hermann Kopp, Jacques Palminger, Nicolas Petche

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Video Demons Do Psychotown Myra Taylor, Pam Martin, Donna Baltron

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The Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture Molly Shannon, Bill Nighy, Robert Englund

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To Die For Ava Fabian, Eloise Broady, Amanda Wyss

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Evil Clutch Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Stefano Molinari, Diego Ribon

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Transylvania Twist Robert Vaughn, Howard Morris, Monique Gabrielle

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Cutting Class Brad Pitt, Roddy McDowall, Martin Mull

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Beasties Deborah Yates, Eric DelaBarre, Suzanne Brever

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The Vineyard Karen Witter, James Hong, Michael Wong

The Scariest Animal Movies Ever Made

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Blades Robert North, Jeremy Whelan, Victoria Scott

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Beware! Children at Play Lori Tirgrath, Herb Klinger, Sunshine Barrett

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Offerings is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1989
Offerings Tobe Sexton, Richard A. Buswell, Max Burnett

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Nagai Go no Kowai Zone: Kaiki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1989
Nagai Go no Kowai Zone: Kaiki Haruka Takachiho, Ken Ishikawa, Chiaki Kawamata

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Black Rainbow Rosanna Arquette, Jason Robards Jr., Tom Hulce

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Eastern Horror: Counter Destroyer Sorapong Chatree, Sun Chien

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Elves Deanna Lund, Dan Haggerty, D.L. Walker

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DeepStar Six Nia Peeples, Miguel Ferrer, Cindy Pickett