The 24 Best Horror Movies of 1998

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1). Ringu (1998)

Score: 8.5/10 IMDB: 7.3/10 Trailer
Reiko Asakawa is researching into a 'Cursed Video' interviewing teenagers about it. When her niece Tomoko dies of 'sudden heart…
Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Yûrei Yanagi, Yutaka Matsushige, Kiriko Shimizu, Kazuhiro Yokoyama

2). Pi (1998)

Score: 7.8/10 IMDB: 7.4/10 Trailer
In NYC's Chinatown, recluse math genius Max (Sean Gullette) believes "everything can be understood in terms of numbers," and he…
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Mark Margolis, Stanley B. Herman, Ajay Naidu, Abraham Aronofsky, Samia Shoaib

3). The Faculty (1998)

Score: 6.68/10 IMDB: 6.5/10 Trailer Review
A horror tale set in a High School where the students suspect the teaching staff of being aliens, who are…
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Elijah Wood, Rana Morrison, Famke Janssen, Jon Abrahams, Clea DuVall

4). Blade (1998)

Score: 6.48/10 IMDB: 7.1/10 Trailer Review
In a world where vampires walk the earth, Blade has a goal. His goal is to rid the world of…
Director: Stephen Norrington
Stars: Udo Kier, Henry Kingi, Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords, Gerald Okamura

5). Bride of Chucky (1998)

Score: 5.66/10 IMDB: 5.4/10 Trailer Review
Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting…
Director: Ronny Yu
Stars: Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Janet Kidder, Sandi Stahlbrand, Lawrence Dane

6). Vampires (1998)

Score: 5.48/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer Review
The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for…
Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Lex Lang, Thomas Rosales Jr., Mark Boone Junior, Henry Kingi, James Woods

7). Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998)

Score: 5.38/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer
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Director: Dean Alioto
Stars: Aaron Pearl, Suzanne Ristic, Rick Cramer, Benz Antoine, Gillian Barber

8). Subspecies: The Awakening (1998)

Score: 5.34/10 IMDB: 5.6/10 Trailer
Vampire Fledgling Michelle Morgan has escaped the grasp of her master Radu Vladislas. Found by a woman named Ana, she…
Director: Ted Nicolaou
Stars: Dan Astileanu, Gelu Nitu, Kevin Spirtas, Ioana Abur, Mihai Dinvale

9). Sombre (1998)

Score: 5.34/10 IMDB: 6.3/10 Trailer
A car, following the Tour de France. Children screaming in front of the puppet show. Women, often prostitutes, trying to…
Director: Philippe Grandrieux
Stars: Martine Vandeville, Elina Löwensohn, Marc Barbé, Géraldine Voillat, Coralie

10). Urban Ghost Story (1998)

Score: 5.29/10 IMDB: 5.5/10 Trailer
After a car accident, Lizzie lies dead on the roadside - slowly she is taken into the light - but…
Director: Geneviève Jolliffe
Stars: Billy Boyd, Jason Connery, James Cosmo, Andreas Wisniewski, Philip Rosch

11). Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Score: 5.24/10 IMDB: 5.7/10 Trailer Review
20 Year's After Michael Myer's Massacre in Haddonfield. Laurie Strode faked her own death and traveled to California and took…
Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Beau Billingslea, Matt Winston, Josh Hartnett, Tom Kane

12). Sphere (1998)

Score: 5.14/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer Review
1000 feet below the ocean, navy divers discover an object half-a-mile long. A crack team of scientists are deployed to…
Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Liev Schreiber, Dustin Hoffman, Bernard Hocke, Sharon Stone

13). The Last Broadcast (1998)

Score: 5.05/10 IMDB: 5.4/10 Trailer
Bristling with equipment, two enthusiastic local access cable TV producers recruit an assistant and venture into a forest in search…
Directors: Lance Weiler, Stefan Avalos
Stars: Sam Wells, Holly Madison, Robert Weiler, Faith Weiler, Brett Nielsen

14). I've Been Waiting for You (1998)

Score: 4.93/10 IMDB: 5.4/10 Trailer
When a California teen with an interest in the occult moves to a New England town, she finds that the…
Director: Christopher Leitch
Stars: Laura Mennell, Ben Foster, Aaron Smolinski, Tom Dugan, Tom Heaton

15). Don't Look Down (1998)

Score: 4.89/10 IMDB: 4.8/10 Trailer
Carla's sister accidetally falls off a cliff when the railing becomes loose while Carla's boyfriend takes photos. She has a…
Director: Larry Shaw
Stars: Billy Burke, John Innes, Aaron Smolinski, Angela Moore, William MacDonald

16). Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)

Score: 4.77/10 IMDB: 5.7/10 Trailer Review
Taking off immediately where the last one ended, in this episode Mike travels across dimensions and time fleeing from the…
Director: Don Coscarelli
Stars: Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Bob Ivy

17). Shadow Builder (1998)

Score: 4.71/10 IMDB: 4.9/10 Trailer
An evil Archbishop of the Catholic Church summons a demon to try and destroy the world. The summoners are killed,…
Director: Jamie Dixon
Stars: Tony Todd, Michael Rooker, Steve Blum, Kevin Zegers, Matt Birman

18). Progeny (1998)

Score: 4.66/10 IMDB: 4.8/10 Trailer
An unsuspecting woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population.
Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Brad Dourif, Greg Bronson, Arnold Vosloo, Wilford Brimley, Don Calfa

19). Disturbing Behavior (1998)

Score: 4.5/10 IMDB: 5.6/10 Trailer
After the suicide of the teenager Allen Clark, his family decides to move from Chicago to the quiet Cradle Bay…
Director: David Nutter
Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Garry Chalk, James Marsden, William Sadler, Jay Brazeau

20). The Dentist 2 (1998)

Score: 4.48/10 IMDB: 4.4/10 Trailer
Dr. Caine, the murdering dentist from the original movie, has escaped from the mental hospital where he has been since…
Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Greg Bronson, Clint Howard, Corbin Bernsen, Wendy Robie, Jillian McWhirter

21). Deep Rising (1998)

Score: 4.45/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer
When a band of ruthless hijackers invade the world's most luxurious cruise ship, they're shocked to discover the passengers have…
Director: Stephen Sommers
Stars: Rana Morrison, Famke Janssen, Djimon Hounsou, Jason Flemyng, Clifton Powell

22). Sucker (1998)

Score: 4.37/10 IMDB: 3.9/10
Anthony is a vampire who uses his popular rock band as a front to lure beautiful, young groupies to his…
Director: Hans Rodionoff
Stars: Yan Birch, Gail Harris, Greg Hanna, Matt Fallon, Justin Klein

23). Psycho (1998)

Score: 4.37/10 IMDB: 4.6/10 Trailer
Marion Crane steals a lot of cash from a man whom her boss is in business with. On the way…
Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: James Remar, Rance Howard, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Roy Brocksmith

24). Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)

Score: 4.3/10 IMDB: 4.0/10 Trailer
Robert "Tank" begins to work for Dr. Magrew sculpting a puppet for the Doctor to bring to life using the…
Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: William Knight, Ariauna Albright, J.R. Bookwalter, Josh Green, Emily Harrison

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24 List of 1998 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 1998

Looking for the best 1998 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1998 are "Ringu (1998), Pi (1998), The Faculty (1998), Blade (1998), and Bride of Chucky (1998)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1998 is Ringu (1998) scoring 8.5/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 56,960 votes for this movie. Starring in Ringu (1998) is Hiroyuki Sanada, Yûrei Yanagi, Yutaka Matsushige, Kiriko Shimizu, and Kazuhiro Yokoyama. Director Hideo Nakata did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1998 best horror film which was remarkable.Ringu (1998) is in Horror, Sci-Fi, and Mystery movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1998 The next best 1998 horror movie is Pi (1998) with a score of 7.8/10 stars. Mark Margolis, Stanley B. Herman, Ajay Naidu, Abraham Aronofsky, and Samia Shoaib star in "Pi (1998)". Pi (1998) is directed by Darren Aronofsky and has over 157,810 IMDB votes. You can find Pi (1998) in Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, and Mystery movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1998, and we hope you enjoy the 42 movies on our list of good 1998 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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