The 40 Best Horror Movies of 1989

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In our list of the best horror movies in 1989 we have Dead Calm, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, The Church, Leviathan, Bride of Re-Animator, Pet Sematary & The 'Burbs. The top movie is Dead Calm scoring 7.589/10 stars in our weighted score. Starring in this 1989 movie is Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman, Billy Zane, George Shevtsov, Rod Mullinar, Joshua Tilden, Michael Long. The second best 1989 horror movie is A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child scoring 6.520/10 stars in our weighted score. These are the best horror films of 1989 and we hope you enjoy the 28 movies in our list of 1989 horror movies.

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List of 1989 Horror Films

Dead Calm (1989)

Dead Calm 1989
Our Score: 9/10   IMDB Score: 6.8/10

Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman, Billy Zane, George Shevtsov, Rod Mullinar


A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child 1989
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 5.1/10

Robert Englund, Noble Craig, Whit Hertford, Marc Siegler, Michael Bailey Smith


The Church (1989)

The Church 1989
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 6.2/10

Asia Argento, Tomas Arana, Hugh Quarshie, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Michele Soavi


Leviathan (1989)

Leviathan 1989
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 5.8/10

Tom Woodruff Jr., Ernie Hudson, Eugene Lipinski, Meg Foster, Daniel Stern


Bride of Re-Animator (1989)

Bride of Re-Animator 1989
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.2/10

Jeffrey Combs, Noble Craig, Charles Schneider, Johnny Legend, Irene Cagen


Pet Sematary (1989)

Pet Sematary 1989
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.6/10

Stephen King, Dale Midkiff, Susan Blommaert, Richard Collier, Miko Hughes


The 'Burbs (1989)

The 'Burbs 1989
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.9/10

Dick Miller, Corey Feldman, Rance Howard, Robert Picardo, Nicky Katt


Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan 1989
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 4.6/10

Kane Hodder, Ken Kirzinger, Michael Benyaer, Alex Diakun, Kelly Hu


Puppetmaster (1989)

Puppetmaster 1989
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 5.6/10

Barbara Crampton, William Hickey, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Kathryn O'Reilly, Matt Roe


Baxter (1989)

Baxter 1989
   IMDB Score: 7.0/10

M. Gontzcharoff, Ner Linger, Lise Delamare, Maxime Leroux, Jean Mercure


Tetsuo (1989)

Tetsuo 1989
   IMDB Score: 7.0/10

Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Naomasa Musaka, Tomorowo Taguchi, Kei Fujiwara


Intruder (1989)

Intruder 1989
   IMDB Score: 6.4/10

Ted Raimi, Greg Nicotero, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi


Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989)

Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat 1989
   IMDB Score: 6.3/10

Bruce Campbell, George 'Buck' Flower, David Carradine, Brendan Hughes, Dana Ashbrook


Parents (1989)

Parents 1989
   IMDB Score: 6.2/10

Wayne Robson, Mary Beth Hurt, Randy Quaid, Deborah Rush, Sandy Dennis


Warlock (1989)

Warlock 1989
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 6.2/10

Julian Sands, Ian Abercrombie, Richard E. Grant, Kenneth Danziger, Frank Renzulli


I, Madman (1989)

I, Madman 1989
   IMDB Score: 6.1/10

Christopher Kriesa, Clayton Rohner, Jenny Wright, Nelson Welch, Jeff Yesko


Clownhouse (1989)

Clownhouse 1989
   IMDB Score: 5.8/10

Sam Rockwell, Victor Salva, Jasper Watts, Bobby Salem, David E. Gehringer


The Horror Show (1989)

The Horror Show 1989
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 4.8/10

Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Thom Bray, Lewis Arquette, Terry Alexander


Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)

Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland 1989
   IMDB Score: 5.3/10

Mark Oliver, Jill Terashita, Michael J. Pollard, Pamela Springsteen, Haynes Brooke


The Dead Next Door (1989)

The Dead Next Door 1989
   IMDB Score: 5.2/10

Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, J.R. Bookwalter, Jeff Welch, Robert Hudson


Halloween 5 (1989)

Halloween 5 1989
   IMDB Score: 5.2/10

Danielle Harris, Greg Nicotero, Donald Pleasence, Troy Evans, Matthew Walker


The Fly II (1989)

The Fly II 1989
   IMDB Score: 4.9/10

Garry Chalk, Lorena Gale, Jerry Wasserman, William S. Taylor, Jeff Goldblum


Shocker (1989)

Shocker 1989
Our Score: 2/10   IMDB Score: 5.4/10

Ted Raimi, Wes Craven, Heather Langenkamp, Mitch Pileggi, Christopher Kriesa


Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989)

Amityville: The Evil Escapes 1989
   IMDB Score: 4.2/10

Zoe Trilling, Jack Rader, Warren Munson, Fredric Lehne, Robert Alan Browne


C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud (1989)

C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud 1989
   IMDB Score: 3.7/10

Robert Englund, Larry Cedar, Priscilla Pointer, Frank Birney, Gerrit Graham


The Terror Within (1989)

The Terror Within 1989
Our Score: 2/10   IMDB Score: 4.9/10

John Lafayette, Starr Andreeff, George Kennedy, Terri Treas, Jack Valan


The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

The Return of Swamp Thing 1989
Our Score: 2/10   IMDB Score: 4.5/10

Sarah Douglas, Christopher Doyle, J. Don Ferguson, Jim Grimshaw, Heather Locklear


Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)

Howling V: The Rebirth 1989
Our Score: 2/10   IMDB Score: 4.5/10

Elizabeth Shé, Clive Turner, Philip Davis, William Shockley, Mark Sivertsen


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