The 24 Best Horror Movies of 1987

1). Evil Dead II (1987)


Score: 8.46/10
IMDB: 7.8/10
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Ashley Williams travels to a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend Linda where they find a tape recording…
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Ted Raimi, Greg Nicotero, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi

2). Opera (1987)


Score: 7.95/10
IMDB: 7.1/10
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A young opera singer (Betty) gets her big chance when the previous star of a production of Verdi's Macbeth is…
Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Dario Argento, Michele Soavi, William McNamara, Daria Nicolodi, Barbara Cupisti

3). Angel Heart (1987)


Score: 7.77/10
IMDB: 7.3/10
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Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple and…
Director: Alan Parker
Stars: Pruitt Taylor Vince, Judith Drake, Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Stocker Fontelieu

4). The Stepfather (1987)


Score: 7.7/10
IMDB: 6.8/10
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A family-values man named Jerry Blake marries widows and divorcées with children in search of the perfect family. As soon…
Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: Gabrielle Rose, Terry O'Quinn, Dale Wilson, Blu Mankuma, Gillian Barber

5). The Lost Boys (1987)


Score: 7.7/10
IMDB: 7.3/10
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A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers…
Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Jamison Newlander, Alex Winter

6). Near Dark (1987)


Score: 7.59/10
IMDB: 7.0/10
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A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be…
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Troy Evans, Billy Beck, Jenette Goldstein

7). Dead of Winter (1987)


Score: 7.3/10
IMDB: 6.3/10
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Katie McGovern is a struggling actress living with her husband and her student brother, who is visiting. She attends an…
Director: Arthur Penn
Stars: Wayne Robson, Roddy McDowall, Dwayne McLean, Ken Pogue, Michael Copeman

8). A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)


Score: 7.25/10
IMDB: 6.6/10
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Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy.…
Director: Chuck Russell
Stars: Robert Englund, Laurence Fishburne, Heather Langenkamp, Clayton Landey, John Saxon

9). Predator (1987)


Score: 7.2/10
IMDB: 7.8/10
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A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist…
Director: John McTiernan
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Henry Kingi, Peter Cullen, Kevin Peter Hall

10). The Hidden (1987)


Score: 7.2/10
IMDB: 7.0/10
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An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in LA, committing dozens…
Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Lin Shaye, Danny Trejo, Robert Shaye, Larry Cedar, Duane Davis

11). The Monster Squad (1987)


Score: 6.72/10
IMDB: 7.1/10
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Dracula is alive. In fact, he plans to rule the world and that is why he seeks the help of…
Director: Fred Dekker
Stars: Tom Woodruff Jr., Michael Reid MacKay, Leonardo Cimino, Robert Lesser, Jon Gries

12). Hellraiser (1987)


Score: 6.68/10
IMDB: 7.0/10
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Clive Barker's feature directing debut graphically depicts the tale of a man and wife who move into an old house…
Director: Clive Barker
Stars: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Michael Cassidy, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford

13). The Witches of Eastwick (1987)


Score: 6.56/10
IMDB: 6.5/10
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All three previously married but now single, best friends sculptress Alex Medford, cellist Jane Spofford and writer Sukie Ridgemont are…
Director: George Miller
Stars: Veronica Cartwright, Richard Jenkins, Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Eddins

14). Bad Taste (1987)


Score: 6.49/10
IMDB: 6.7/10
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Derek and his friends must investigate the missing people in a small village. Then they find out its human formed…
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Peter Jackson, Peter Vere-Jones, Tony Hiles, Steven Smith, Ken Hammon

15). Anguish (1987)


Score: 6.35/10
IMDB: 6.7/10
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A film-within-a-film thriller about two teen girls among a small group of people whom are terrorized in a movie theater…
Director: Bigas Luna
Stars: Zelda Rubinstein, John Garcia, Janet Porter, Steven Brown, Michael Lerner

16). Dolls (1987)


Score: 6.3/10
IMDB: 6.4/10
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A group of travelers spend the night in the mansion of an elderly couple who are dollmakers. However, one of…
Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Ian Patrick Williams, Carrie Lorraine, Hilary Mason, Guy Rolfe

17). Street Trash (1987)


Score: 6.3/10
IMDB: 6.2/10
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When a liquor store owner finds a case of "Viper" in his cellar, he decides to sell it to the…
Director: James M. Muro
Stars: Gina Menza, Peter Iasillo Jr., Roy Frumkes, Paul Sansone, Vic Noto

18). My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987)


Score: 6.07/10
IMDB: 6.1/10
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Young student finds himself being transformed to a vampire after a night with a quite attractive female vampire. First, he…
Director: Jimmy Huston
Stars: David Warner, Amelia Kinkade, Paul Willson, Kathy Bates, Evan Mirand

19). Slaughterhouse (1987)


Score: 5.96/10
IMDB: 5.4/10
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Owner of a closed down slaughterhouse sets his intellectually disabled psychopathic son on the people who want to take his…
Director: Rick Roessler
Stars: Don Barrett, Joel Hoffman, Erich Schwarz, Joe B. Barton, Donna Stevens

20). The Gate (1987)


Score: 5.87/10
IMDB: 6.0/10
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Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows…
Directors: Tibor Takács, Tibor Takács
Stars: Stephen Dorff, Ingrid Veninger, Louis Tripp, Deborah Grover, Carl Kraines

21). Psychos in Love (1987)


Score: 5.63/10
IMDB: 6.1/10
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A strip-joint owner and a manicurist find that they have many things in common, the foremost being that they are…
Director: Gorman Bechard
Stars: Michael Citriniti, Irma St. Paule, Donna Davidge, Eric Lutes, Wally Gribauskas

22). Dark Age (1987)


Score: 5.63/10
IMDB: 6.1/10
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In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile that…
Director: Arch Nicholson
Stars: John Jarratt, Chris Anderson, Ken Radley, Burnham Burnham, Hank Mosby

23). StageFright (1987)


Score: 5.56/10
IMDB: 6.8/10
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A troupe of struggling stage actors is rehearsing for a small-town production of a play. Everything seems to be as…
Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Michele Soavi, Domenico Fiore, James Sampson, David Brandon

24). Wicked City (1987)


Score: 5.56/10
IMDB: 6.8/10
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There has been peace between the worlds of the mortals and the supernatural for centuries, but the balance is now…
Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Michael McConnohie, Steve Kramer, Bob Sessions, Edie Mirman, Ichirô Nagai

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24+ List of 1987 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 1987

Looking for the best 1987 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1987 are "Evil Dead II (1987), Opera (1987), Angel Heart (1987), The Stepfather (1987), and The Lost Boys (1987)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1987 is Evil Dead II (1987) scoring 8.46/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 131,360+ votes for this movie. Starring in Evil Dead II (1987) is Ted Raimi, Greg Nicotero, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, and Sam Raimi. Director Sam Raimi did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1987 best horror film which was remarkable.Evil Dead II (1987) is in Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, and Comedy movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1987 The next best 1987 horror movie is Opera (1987) with a score of 7.95/10 stars. Dario Argento, Michele Soavi, William McNamara, Daria Nicolodi, and Barbara Cupisti star in "Opera (1987)". Opera (1987) is directed by Dario Argento and has over 11,980+ IMDB votes. You can find Opera (1987) in Horror, Thriller, and Mystery movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1987, and we hope you enjoy the 56 movies on our list of good 1987 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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