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 David Cronenberg, Jeremy Irons, Denis Akiyama, Damir Andrei, Hadley Kay. 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

David Cronenberg, Jeremy Irons, Denis Akiyama, Damir Andrei, Hadley Kay

They Live (1988)

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

George 'Buck' Flower, Peter Jason, John Carpenter, Keith David, Al Leong

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: 5.7/10

Robert Englund, Linnea Quigley, Robert Shaye, Duane Davis, Renny Harlin

Child's Play (1988)

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

Brad Dourif, Chris Sarandon, Ed Gale, John Franklin, Alex Vincent

Hellraiser 2 (II): Hellbound (1988)

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

Doug Bradley, Michael Cassidy, Bradley Lavelle, Ashley Laurence, Nicholas Vince

Waxwork (1988)

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

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

The Seventh Sign (1988)

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

Michael Biehn, Leonardo Cimino, John Heard, Jürgen Prochnow, John Walcutt

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, Carmen Filpi

Phantasm II (1988)

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

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

The Blob (1988)

The Blob 1988
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.4/10

Bill Moseley, Beau Billingslea, Frank Collison, Jeffrey DeMunn, Noble Craig

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, Kimberly Beck, Thom Mathews, Tony Goldwyn

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

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

Royal Dano, Harrod Blank, Johnny Martin, John Vernon, Suzanne Snyder

Monkey Shines (1988)

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

David Early, William Newman, Stanley Tucci, Jason Beghe, Rik Billock

Jack's Back (1988)

Jack's Back 1988
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.0/10

Robert Picardo, James Spader, Chris Mulkey, John Wesley, Jim Haynie

Fright Night Part II (1988)

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

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

Vampire's Kiss (1988)

Vampire's Kiss 1988
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

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

The Kiss (1988)

The Kiss 1988
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.5/10

Vlasta Vrana, Tyrone Benskin, Nicholas Kilbertus, Peter Dvorsky, Meredith Salenger

Night of the Demons (1988)

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

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

Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers (1988)

Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers 1988
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 5.8/10

Justin Nowell, Jill Jane Clements, Benji Wilhoite, Walter Franks III, Heather Binion

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, Terrence Mann, Don Keith Opper, Scott Grimes