The 40 Best Horror Movies of 1988


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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, Stephen Lack. 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.

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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, Stephen Lack


They Live (1988)

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

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


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, Kristen Clayton


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, Bradley Lavelle, Ashley Laurence, Michael Cassidy, Kenneth Cranham


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, Demi Moore


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, A. Michael Baldwin, Ed Gale


The Blob (1988)

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

Bill Moseley, Frank Collison, Beau Billingslea, 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, Tony Goldwyn, 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, 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, Jon Gries, Roddy McDowall, Ed Corbett, Brian Thompson


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


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, Jason Ehrlich, Pamela Springsteen, Carol Martin Vines


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, Sam Anderson, Terrence Mann, Edward Chiodo


Pumpkinhead (1988)

Pumpkinhead 1988
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 6.2/10

Lance Henriksen, Tom Woodruff Jr., George 'Buck' Flower, Dick Warlock, Joel Hoffman


976-EVIL (1988)

976-EVIL 1988
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 5.0/10

Robert Picardo, Tom McFadden, Ed Corbett, Jim Metzler, Greg Collins


Return of the Living Dead Part 2 (1988)

Return of the Living Dead Part 2 1988
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 5.8/10

Brian Peck, Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Forrest J. Ackerman, Forrest J Ackerman


Watchers (1988)

Watchers 1988
Our Score: 3/10   IMDB Score: 5.3/10

Michael Ironside, Corey Haim, Duncan Fraser, Frank C. Turner, Don S. Davis


Deadly Intruder (1988)

Deadly Intruder 1988
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 4.1/10

Molly Cheek, David Schroeder, Stuart Whitman, Santos Morales, Todd Martin


Slugs (1988)

Slugs 1988
Our Score: 3/10   IMDB Score: 4.9/10

Aníbal Blas, Patty Shepard, Juan Maján, Laramie G. Evans, Frank Braña


Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)

Howling IV: The Original Nightmare 1988
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 3.4/10

Clive Turner, Romy Windsor, Michael T. Weiss, Dennis Smith, Megan Davies


Hobgoblins (1988)

Hobgoblins 1988
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 2.3/10

Duane Whitaker, Don Barrett, Daran Norris, Ken Abraham, Patrick Dean Bostrom