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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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Pumpkinhead Mayim Bialik, Lance Henriksen, George Buck Flower

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The Church Asia Argento, Tomas Arana, Hugh Quarshie

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

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Deep Blood Laura Gemser, Charlie Brill, Mitzi McCall

The Best Horror Movie Remakes

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

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After Midnight Marg Helgenberger, Pamela Adlon, Alan Rosenberg

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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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The Haunting Of Sarah Hardy Morgan Fairchild

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

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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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The Horror Show Lance Henriksen, Dedee Pfeiffer, Brion James

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Santa Sangre Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Adan Jodorowsky

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

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

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To Die For Ava Fabian, Eloise Broady, Amanda Wyss

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The Vineyard Karen Witter, James Hong, Michael Wong

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Offerings Tobe Sexton, Richard A. Buswell, Max Burnett

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

The Most Terrifying Japanese Horror Movies of All Time

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

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Cutting Class Brad Pitt, Roddy McDowall, Martin Mull

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The Fly II Jeff Goldblum, Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga

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Stuff Stephanie in the Incinerator Neil McGarry, Nicola Kerwin, Paula Lee Gangemi

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Celia Deborra-Lee Furness, Victoria Longley, Rebecca Smart

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The Terror Within George Kennedy, Andrew Stevens, Tommy Hinkley

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Dark Heritage Mark LaCour, Tim Verkaik

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The House of Clocks Massimo Sarchielli, Carla Cassola, Al Cliver

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The Cellar Patrick Kilpatrick, Nick Gomez, Chris Miller

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Beyond Dream's Door Nick Baldasare

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Masque of the Red Death Adrian Paul

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Baxter Lise Delamare, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Daniel Rialet

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Night Visitor Shannon Tweed, Elliott Gould, Henry Gibson

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Sweet Home Juzo Itami, Fukumi Kuroda, Nobuko Miyamoto

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Hitcher in the Dark Josie Bissett, Sandra Parker, Joe Balogh

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Paint It Black Rick Rossovich

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Midnight Matinee Ron White, Gillian Barber

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Night Shadow Kato Kaelin, Darrell Mapson, Brenda Vance