Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies of 1989  

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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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Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Wally George

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Wes Craven, Peter Berg, Brent Spiner

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Kelly Hu, Kane Hodder, David Jacox

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Richard E. Grant, Lori Singer, Julian Sands

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Mayim Bialik, Lance Henriksen, George Buck Flower

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Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

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Randy Quaid, Sandy Dennis, Mary Beth Hurt

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Asia Argento, Tomas Arana, Hugh Quarshie

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Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern

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Barbara Crampton, William Hickey, Irene Miracle

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Shinya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Tomorowo Taguchi

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Lance Henriksen, Dedee Pfeiffer, Brion James

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Jonathan Brandis, Terry O'Quinn, Meg Foster

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Cynthia Preston, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Tim Conlon

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Gary Busey, Mimi Rogers, Michael McKean

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3 3
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Dear Diary Lea Salonga, Lilet

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3 3
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Laura Gemser, Charlie Brill, Mitzi McCall

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3 3
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Edge of Sanity Anthony Perkins, Glynis Barber, David Lodge

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3 3
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Marg Helgenberger, Pamela Adlon, Alan Rosenberg

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

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3 3
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The Haunting Of Sarah Hardy Morgan Fairchild

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3 3
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Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson, Stephen Gregory Foster

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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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Masque of the Red Death Adrian Paul

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Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Adan Jodorowsky

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Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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

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Nicolas Cage, Jennifer Beals, David Hyde Pierce

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Ava Fabian, Eloise Broady, Amanda Wyss

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Jeff Goldblum, Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga

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Karen Witter, James Hong, Michael Wong

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Devin DeVasquez, Billy Warlock, Evan Richards

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Offerings Tobe Sexton, Richard A. Buswell, Max Burnett

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Brad Pitt, Roddy McDowall, Martin Mull

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

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Rosanna Arquette, Jason Robards Jr., Tom Hulce

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Beyond Dream's Door Nick Baldasare

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Neil McGarry, Nicola Kerwin, Paula Lee Gangemi

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Lise Delamare, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Daniel Rialet

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Shannon Tweed, Elliott Gould, Henry Gibson

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Mark Pellegrino, John Astin, Scott Grimes

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Patrick Kilpatrick, Nick Gomez, Chris Miller

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George Kennedy, Andrew Stevens, Tommy Hinkley

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Juzo Itami, Fukumi Kuroda, Nobuko Miyamoto

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Josie Bissett, Sandra Parker, Joe Balogh

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Rick Rossovich

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Midnight Matinee Ron White, Gillian Barber

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Deborra-Lee Furness, Victoria Longley, Rebecca Smart