The 8 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, Denis Akiyama, Damir Andrei, John Bayliss. 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 34 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, Denis Akiyama, Damir Andrei, John Bayliss - Dead Ringers (1988) is an American-Canadian psychological thriller drama horror movie that I love. Director and co-writer David Cronenberg (eXistenZ (1999), The Fly (1986), Eastern Promises (2007)) did…

They Live (1988)

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

George 'Buck' Flower, Peter Jason, Keith David, John Carpenter, Al Leong - John Carpenter's "They Live" has an awesome plot. However, casting wrestler Roddy Piper as the lead role was a slight mistake. The movie's ideas and story are awesome, but Roddy Piper…


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 - Another compelling story where the last "survivor" from part three passes her "power" to her wimpy friend. This friend, Alice, is able to bring those around her into her dreams so…

Child's Play (1988)

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

Brad Dourif, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Ed Gale, Robert Minkoff - Child's Play (1988) is an American horror thriller movie that is the first of its franchise consisting of six movies and the first to have a killer doll in it. Director Tom Holland (Fright Night (1985),…


Hellraiser 2 (II): Hellbound (1988)

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

Doug Bradley, Angus MacInnes, Bradley Lavelle, Ashley Laurence, Michael Cassidy - You don't have to believe in Hell to enjoy this movie, but it would help. This is the nastiest, goriest, meanest entry in the "Hellraiser" series. Depravity abounds. This one was my favorite.…

Waxwork (1988)

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

David Warner, Zach Galligan, John Rhys-Davies, Anthony Hickox, Buckley Norris - Waxwork (1988) is an American horror-comedy movie that is 95/97 minutes long and was filmed in 637 S Lucerne Blvd, Los Angeles, California, USA and Los Angeles, California, USA. Waxwork II: Lost in Time…


The Seventh Sign (1988)

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

Jürgen Prochnow, Lee Garlington, Michael Biehn, Leonardo Cimino, Demi Moore - The Seventh Sign (1988) is an American drama fantasy horror movie that was successful. Carl Schultz (To Walk with Lions (1999), Careful, He Might Hear You (1983), The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992))…

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, Ellie Cornell, George P. Wilbur - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) is an American thriller horror movie that is the fourth installment of the Halloween film series. Halloween 4 focuses on Michael Myers returning home to…


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