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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Mayim Bialik, Lance Henriksen, George Buck Flower

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Wes Craven, Peter Berg, Brent Spiner

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Kelly Hu, Kane Hodder, David Jacox

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Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

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Richard E. Grant, Lori Singer, Julian Sands

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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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Barbara Crampton, William Hickey, Irene Miracle

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Jonathan Brandis, Terry O'Quinn, Meg Foster

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Shinya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Tomorowo Taguchi

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Cynthia Preston, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Tim Conlon

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Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern

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

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Dear Diary Lea Salonga, Lilet

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Laura Gemser, Charlie Brill, Mitzi McCall

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Edge of Sanity Anthony Perkins, Glynis Barber, David Lodge

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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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3 3
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Gary Busey, Mimi Rogers, Michael McKean

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3 3
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Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson, Stephen Gregory Foster

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The Haunting Of Sarah Hardy Morgan Fairchild

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Lance Henriksen, Dedee Pfeiffer, Brion James

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Marg Helgenberger, Pamela Adlon, Alan Rosenberg

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Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Adan Jodorowsky

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

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Michael J. Pollard, Mark Oliver, Tracy Griffith

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Ava Fabian, Eloise Broady, Amanda Wyss

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Karen Witter, James Hong, Michael Wong

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Offerings Tobe Sexton, Richard A. Buswell, Max Burnett

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

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Brad Pitt, Roddy McDowall, Martin Mull

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Rosanna Arquette, Jason Robards Jr., Tom Hulce

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Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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Beyond Dream's Door Nick Baldasare

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Josie Bissett, Sandra Parker, Joe Balogh

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Masque of the Red Death Adrian Paul

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Lise Delamare, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Daniel Rialet

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Juzo Itami, Fukumi Kuroda, Nobuko Miyamoto

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Neil McGarry, Nicola Kerwin, Paula Lee Gangemi

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Massimo Sarchielli, Carla Cassola, Al Cliver

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Shannon Tweed, Elliott Gould, Henry Gibson

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Night Shadow Kato Kaelin, Darrell Mapson, Brenda Vance

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Midnight Matinee Ron White, Gillian Barber

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Shinya Ōtaki, Motomu Kiyokawa, Banjō Ginga

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Bo Svenson, Victoria Zinny, Savina Gersak

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Rick Rossovich

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Lords of the Deep Roger Corman, Priscilla Barnes, Bradford Dillman

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Mark Pellegrino, John Astin, Scott Grimes