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, 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 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, Denis Akiyama, Damir Andrei, John Bayliss

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

  • 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, Jürgen Prochnow, 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

    Stephen Root, David Early, 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, Roddy McDowall, Jon Gries, Ed Corbett, 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, Susan Marie Snyder, Terry Hobbs, Kendall Bean

  • The Blob (1988)

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

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

  • 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, David Ursin