Horror Movies from 1988

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1.
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
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Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again. (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Randel
 
2.
Night of the Demons (1988)
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Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell. (90 mins.)
Director: Kevin S. Tenney
 
3.
Child's Play (1988)
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A single mother gives her son a much sought after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer. (87 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
 
4.
The Blob (1988)
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Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously. (95 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
 
5.
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
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Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the dormant Jason Voorhees returns to the camp grounds when he is accidentally released from his prison by a telekinetic teenager. (88 mins.)
 
6.
Waxwork (1988)
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A wax museum owner uses his horror exhibits to unleash evil on the world. (95 mins.)
Director: Anthony Hickox
 
7.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
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The last girl from Elm Street is still bothered by dreams about Freddy; soon he returns and kills her, but before she died she wills her power to a new friend. (93 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
8.
Brain Damage (1988)
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One morning, a young man wakes to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return. (84 mins.)
 
9.
Phantasm II (1988)
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Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, continues his journey to stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work. (97 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
 
10.
Dead Heat (1988)
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Two policemen are brought back to life to chase down supernatural criminals. (86 mins.)
Director: Mark Goldblatt
 
11.
Monkey Shines (1988)
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A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master. (113 mins.)
 
12.
American Gothic (1988)
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On a lonely island in the Pacific Northwest, a group of travelers find themselves targeted by a crazed, homicidal family. (90 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
13.
Bad Dreams (1988)
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The lone survivor of a suicide cult wakes from a thirteen-year coma in a psychiatric ward, where other patients suddenly start dying under mysterious and gruesome circumstances. (80 mins.)
Director: Andrew Fleming
 
14.
Evil Dead Trap (1988)
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A TV station employee takes a camera crew out to an abandoned factory to investigate a purported snuff film that was made there, only to end up running for her life when a small, fetus-like creature murders her crew. (102 mins.)
Director: Toshiharu Ikeda
 
15.
Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
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Charley Brewster and Peter Vincent must face more vampires which are out for revenge. (104 mins.)
 
16.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
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Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him? (88 mins.)
 
17.
Maniac Cop (1988)
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A killer dressed in a police uniform begins murdering innocent people on the streets of New York City. (85 mins.)
Director: William Lustig
 
18.
Pin (1988)
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Isolated by his strange parents, Leon finds solace in an imaginary friend, which happens to be an anatomy doll from his father's doctor office. Unfortunately, the doll begins to take over Leon's life, and his sister's life as well. (103 mins.)
Director: Sandor Stern
 
19.
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
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Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle who wants her burned at the stake. (96 mins.)
 
20.
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
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Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm. (89 mins.)
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
 
21.
Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)
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A man comes across a gang of chainsaw-wielding prostitutes who hack people up for their cult. (75 mins.)
Director: Fred Olen Ray
 
22.
Pumpkinhead (1988)
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After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers. (86 mins.)
Director: Stan Winston
 
23.
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
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An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies. (98 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
24.
Cheerleader Camp (1988)
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A group of cheerleaders become the targets of an unknown killer at a remote summer camp. (89 mins.)
Director: John Quinn
 
25.
Rabid Grannies (1988)
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When given a demonic present by their black sheep nephew two kindly old grannies are transformed into... (89 mins.)
Director: Emmanuel Kervyn
 
26.
Black Roses (1988)
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Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band. (90 mins.)
Director: John Fasano
 
27.
After Death (1989)
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A woman goes back to the island where her parents were killed. They had been working on a cure for cancer... (84 mins.)
Director: Clyde Anderson
 
28.
Beyond Dream's Door (1989)
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Ben's nightmares come back to haunt him and his friends in this psychological/supernatural horror film. (80 mins.)
Director: Jay Woelfel
 
29.
Celia (1989)
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An imaginative and somewhat disturbed young girl fantasizes about evil creatures and other oddities to mask her insecurities while growing up in rural Australia. (102 mins.)
Director: Ann Turner
 
30.
Cellar Dweller (1988)
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In the 1950s a horror-comic artist's creations come alive and kill him. Years later a new cartoonist revives the creatures in his house... (77 mins.)
 
31.
Chillers (1987)
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Five passengers in a bus depot are waiting for a bus that is overdue. To pass the time, they start telling each other horror stories. (87 mins.)
Director: Daniel Boyd
 
32.
Faceless (1987)
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When model Barbara Hallen disappears in France, her father's private detective traces her steps to a private plastic surgery clinic run by Dr.Flamand. (98 mins.)
Director: Jess Franco
 
33.
Curse II: The Bite (1989)
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After being bitten by a radioactive snake, a young man begins to spawn snake-like creatures with a vicious, murdeous nature. (98 mins.)
Director: Fred Goodwin
 
34.
Curse of the Blue Lights (1988)
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A group of teenagers battle a horde of zombies and evil creatures that live underneath a graveyard. (104 mins.)
 
35.
Dial: Help (1988)
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A psychic finds herself tapping into the "energy" of a deceased phone operator. She also finds that her friends soon begin dying mysteriously. An investigator determines to track down the cause. (94 mins.)
Director: Ruggero Deodato
 
36.
Dracula's Widow (1988)
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The young owner of a waxworks in Hollywood receives five instead of six ordered chests with Romanian antiques... (86 mins.)
 
37.
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
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Scottish archaeologist Angus Flint discovers an odd skull amid the ruins of a convent that he is excavating... (93 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
38.
Evil Laugh (1986)
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A group of Med students fix up an old house over a weekend. Where a mass murder occurred 10 years earlier. Mayhem ensues. (87 mins.)
 
39.
Heart of Midnight (1988)
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Carol inherits a night club from her weird uncle. She moves into the place, only to find out just how weird her uncle really was... (93 mins.)
Director: Matthew Chapman
 
40.
Hobgoblins (1988)
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A young security guard must track down diminutive aliens who kill people even as they make their fantasies come true. (88 mins.)
Director: Rick Sloane
 
41.
Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988 Video)
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A successful author moves to a new town after suffering a mental breakdown and is tormented by demons and werewolves. (94 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
42.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
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Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town. (88 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chiodo
 
43.
The Kiss (1988)
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When Felice and Hillary were children, they were separated to live with other people. Felice went off... (101 mins.)
Director: Pen Densham
 
44.
Memorial Valley Massacre (1989)
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Campers on a holiday are terrorized by an axe-wielding maniac. (93 mins.)
 
45.
Midnight Movie Massacre (1988)
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A Martian begins to attack the patrons and staff of a movie theater during the 1950's as a low budget science fiction film plays on the screen. (85 mins.)
 
46.
Not of This Earth (1988)
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An alien arrives on Earth looking to take human blood in an attempt to preserve his dying planet. (81 mins.)
Director: Jim Wynorski
 
47.
Watchers (1988)
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A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unknown to him, the dog is being stalked. (91 mins.)
Director: Jon Hess
 
48.
Out of the Body (1989)
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Some gravity-defying being is killing women in Sydney, Australia, and removing their eyes. The only... (88 mins.)
 
49.
Poltergeist III (1988)
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Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a highrise building, and the supernatural forces that have haunted her previously follow her there. (98 mins.)
Director: Gary Sherman
 
50.
Pulse (1988)
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A visiting son tries to warn his father and stepmother that they are being menaced by a living and intelligent pulse of electricity that moves from house to house and terrorizes the residents therein. (95 mins.)
Director: Paul Golding
 
51.
Rat Man (1988)
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A maniac butchers a fashion model on a Caribbean island and leaves the body to be eaten by rats. The... (82 mins.)
Director: Anthony Ascot
 
52.
Scarecrows (1988)
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Criminals hijack a plane and force the pilot and his daughter to fly them to Mexico. However, an unexpected landing finds them in a cemetery inhabited by killer scarecrows. (83 mins.)
Director: William Wesley
 
53.
Spellbinder (1988)
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A young lawyer, after falling in love with a beautiful young woman, finds that she has an extremely mysterious past. (99 mins.)
Director: Janet Greek
 
54.
Slugs (1988)
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Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community. (92 mins.)
Director: J.P. Simon
 
55.
Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)
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As part of a sorority ritual, pledges and their male companions steal a trophy from a bowling alley; unbeknownst to them, it contains a devilish imp who makes their lives a living Hell. (80 mins.)
Director: David DeCoteau
 
56.
Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
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Angela, supposedly reformed and living under an assumed surname, is working at a summer camp. However, when the campers start misbehaving, she soon reverts to her old ways. (80 mins.)
 
57.
Slime City (1988)
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A student moves into a run-down building in New York City. His bizarre neighbors make a concoction in their apartment they call wine, but when he takes some of it, he turns into a deformed, murderous monster. (81 mins.)
Director: Greg Lamberson
 
58.
Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)
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While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told a tale... (72 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
59.
The Unholy (1988)
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A priest battles a demon that kills sinners in the act of sinning. (102 mins.)
Director: Camilo Vila
 
60.
Uninvited (1988 Video)
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A sinister corporation loses control of a house cat infected with a genetically engineered virus. The death toll rises during the mutant feline's rampage and, eventually, it finds its way on board the yacht of a criminal kingpin. (90 mins.)
Director: Greydon Clark
 
61.
Cannibal Campout (1988 Video)
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Four teenagers on an outing in the woods are attacked by a trio of mutant cannibals. (88 mins.)
 
62.
The Unnamable (1988)
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High school students check out a haunted house where in the 1800's an ugly monster called "the Unnamable" was trapped in a vault. (87 mins.)
 
63.
Touch of Death (1988)
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A moody, middle-aged gigolo kills off women after he gets bored with dating them and uses their body parts for trophies and for consumption. (86 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
64.
Witchery (1988)
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When a storm strands a group on a Massachusetts island where the only dwelling is an old hotel supposedly... (95 mins.)
Director: Martin Newlin
 
65.
Witchcraft (1988 Video)
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A new mother and her child move into her mother-in-law's dark old mansion. She soon begns to suspect... (95 mins.)
Director: Rob Spera
 
66.
Zombi 3 (1988)
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When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is cremated by the US military, a virus is unintentionally released into the atmosphere over a small island. (95 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
67.
Unmasked Part 25 (1989)
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Jackson is a lonely serial killer who is really beginning to question the point of all his killing.... (90 mins.)
Director: Anders Palm
 
68.
Dead Mate (1988)
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Cute waitress/hooker is romanced and wed to handsome stranger/funeral director. He, as well as most of the town prefer their women dead... (90 mins.)
Director: Straw Weisman
 
69.
Phantom Brother (1988)
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A teen-ager is left orphaned by a car crash that wipes out his entire family; he is subsequently haunted by his dead brother. (92 mins.)
Director: William Szarka
 
70.
Dream Demon (1988)
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A young woman about to be married begins having terrifying dreams about demons. When she wakes, however, the demons are real and begin to commit gruesome murders. (86 mins.)
Director: Harley Cokliss
 
71.
The Discarnates (1988)
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Harada is a successful scenario writer, and his best buddy has just announced an intention to propose to Harada's ex-wife... (115 mins.)
 
72.
Ghost Town (1988)
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A modern-day deputy tracks an abducted girl to a ghost town, and the spirits of the past who took her. (85 mins.)
 
73.
Iced (1988)
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A group of childhood friends are invited to the opening of a posh ski resort, unaware that an old nemesis has murderous plans in mind for them. (86 mins.)
Director: Jeff Kwitny
 
74.
Brivido giallo (1986 TV Series)
Episode: A cena col vampiro (1989)
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A 1000-year-old vampire from Mesopotamia becomes a famous horror film director; but what he really wants is an end to his existence. (90 mins.)
 
75.
Deadly Dreams (1988)
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From the director of the highly acclaimed "Body Chemistry," comes a frightening excursion into terror... (79 mins.)
 
76.
Hide and Go Shriek (1988)
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A group of teenagers spends the night in a furniture store for a graduation party. A psycho killer starts to hunt them down and kill them off. (90 mins.)
Director: Skip Schoolnik
 
77.
The Jitters (1989)
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In Chinatown, merciless gang goes on nightly rampages of theft and destruction. Merchant Frank Lee has no way of fighting back - until he's undead... (80 mins.)
Director: John M. Fasano
 
78.
Blood Relations (1988)
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The members of a severely dysfunctional family get together at a snow-covered, isolated mansion in the winter... (90 mins.)
Director: Graeme Campbell
 
79.
Veerana (1988)
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A beautiful young girl, unfortunately possessed from her childhood by a vengeful spirit, wanders around lonely places to seduce and kill people and thus, gradually becoming lost into a dark world of revenge and lust. (145 mins.)
 
80.
Månguden (1988 TV Movie)
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A serial killer who slaughters campers is on the loose in Sweden. The lead detectives make a breakthrough when the killer, a cloaked figure wielding a sword and a strange mask, sends the police a video recording. (84 mins.)
Director: Jonas Cornell
 
81.
Matinee (1989 TV Movie)
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A small, depressed Canadian town is about to relive its tragic past when a popular movie director comes back to town - but who is the killer? (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Martin
 
82.
Lone Wolf (1988)
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A struggling rock band and other college students cope with the trials and tribulations of their young... (97 mins.)
Director: John Callas
 
83.
The Nest (1988)
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Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community... (89 mins.)
 
84.
Kuutamosonaatti (1988)
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A female fashion model Anni Stark (played by Tiina Björkman) takes leave from the fashion business and... (86 mins.)
Director: Olli Soinio
 
85.
Prison (1987)
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The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison's new governor. (102 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
86.
Captives (1988)
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(84 mins.)
Director: Gary Cohen