The 20 Best Horror Movies of 1988

In our list of the best horror movies in 1988 we have Dead Ringers, They Live, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Child's Play & Hellraiser 2 (II): Hellbound. The top movie is Dead Ringers scoring 8/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 7.1/10 stars from 7 users. Starring in this 1988 movie is Jeremy Irons, David Cronenberg, John Bayliss, Barbara Gordon, Denis Akiyama. The second best 1988 horror movie is They Live scoring 7/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 6.3/10 stars from 8 users. These are the best horror films of 1988 and we hope you enjoy the 29 movies in our list of 1988 horror movies.

List of 1988 Horror Films

Dead Ringers (1988)

Dead Ringers 1988
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 7.3/10

Jeremy Irons, David Cronenberg, John Bayliss, Barbara Gordon, Denis Akiyama

They Live (1988)

They Live 1988
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 7.3/10

George 'Buck' Flower, Peter Jason, John Carpenter, Keith David, Meg Foster

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 1988
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 5.6/10

Robert Englund, Linnea Quigley, Robert Shaye, Duane Davis, Rodney Eastman

Child's Play (1988)

Child's Play 1988
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.5/10

Brad Dourif, Chris Sarandon, Ed Gale, Robert Minkoff, John Franklin

Hellraiser 2 (II): Hellbound (1988)

Hellraiser 2 (II): Hellbound 1988
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.5/10

Doug Bradley, Bradley Lavelle, Angus MacInnes, Ashley Laurence, Michael Cassidy

Waxwork (1988)

Waxwork 1988
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.2/10

David Warner, Zach Galligan, John Rhys-Davies, Buckley Norris, Anthony Hickox

The Seventh Sign (1988)

The Seventh Sign 1988
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

Michael Biehn, Jürgen Prochnow, Leonardo Cimino, Lee Garlington, John Heard

Halloween 4 - The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Halloween 4 - The Return of Michael Myers 1988
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

David Jensen, Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasence, George P. Wilbur, Ellie Cornell

Phantasm II (1988)

Phantasm II 1988
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.5/10

Phil Fondacaro, Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Ed Gale, A. Michael Baldwin

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood 1988
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 5.3/10

Kane Hodder, Corey Feldman, Thom Mathews, Kimberly Beck, William Butler

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Killer Klowns from Outer Space 1988
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.1/10

Royal Dano, Suzanne Snyder, Harrod Blank, Jeff Yesko, Johnny Martin

Monkey Shines (1988)

Monkey Shines 1988
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.2/10

David Early, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci, Jason Beghe, Christine Forrest

Fright Night Part II (1988)

Fright Night Part II 1988
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

Bob Bergen, Jon Gries, Ed Corbett, Roddy McDowall, John Lafayette

Jack's Back (1988)

Jack's Back 1988
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

Robert Picardo, James Spader, Chris Mulkey, Anne Betancourt, John Wesley

Vampire's Kiss (1988)

Vampire's Kiss 1988
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.8/10

Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, David Hyde Pierce, Debbie Rochon, John Michael Higgins

The Kiss (1988)

The Kiss 1988
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.4/10

Vlasta Vrana, Tyrone Benskin, Meredith Salenger, Joanna Pacula, Mimi Kuzyk

Night of the Demons (1988)

Night of the Demons 1988
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 6.3/10

Linnea Quigley, James W. Quinn, Amelia Kinkade, Donnie Jeffcoat, Allison Barron

Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers (1988)

Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers 1988
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 5.7/10

Justin Nowell, Jill Jane Clements, Brian Patrick Clarke, Walter Gotell, Susan Marie Snyder

The Blob (1988)

The Blob 1988
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 6.3/10

Bill Moseley, Frank Collison, Rick Avery, Candy Clark, Beau Billingslea

Critters 2 - The Main Course (1988)

Critters 2 - The Main Course 1988
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 5.3/10

Lin Shaye, Cynthia Garris, Herta Ware, Terrence Mann, Don Keith Opper