Horror Movies from 1998

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1. Ringu (1998)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

7.3
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A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

Votes: 54,936

2. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Votes: 168,414 | Gross: $14.38M

3. Rasen (1998)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend's wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit.

Director: Jôji Iida | Stars: Kôichi Satô, Miki Nakatani, Hinako Saeki, Shingo Tsurumi

Votes: 2,249

4. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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52 Metascore

Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams

Votes: 53,528 | Gross: $55.04M

5. Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Mike travels through time and dimensions to find the Tall Man's origins.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury, Heidi Marnhout

Votes: 5,329

6. The Faculty (1998)

R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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61 Metascore

Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett

Votes: 97,840 | Gross: $40.06M

7. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

4.6
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21 Metascore

The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Brandy Norwood, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 59,549 | Gross: $40.00M

8. Urban Legend (1998)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery

5.5
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35 Metascore

A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Michael Rosenbaum

Votes: 51,216 | Gross: $38.07M

9. Bride of Chucky (1998)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

5.4
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Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile

Votes: 43,896 | Gross: $32.38M

10. Apt Pupil (1998)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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51 Metascore

A boy blackmails his neighbor after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, Joshua Jackson, Mickey Cottrell

Votes: 31,111 | Gross: $8.84M

11. Deep Rising (1998)

R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

6.0
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A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Treat Williams, Famke Janssen, Anthony Heald, Kevin J. O'Connor

Votes: 28,320 | Gross: $11.20M

12. The Dentist 2 (1998)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

4.3
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Dr. Caine, the murdering dentist from the original movie, has escaped from the mental hospital where he has been since being caught. Hoping to resume a normal life, he makes his way to a ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jillian McWhirter, Jeff Doucette, Susanne Wright

Votes: 2,823

13. Species II (1998)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.3
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19 Metascore

An astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars and runs amok on earth. Preston and Laura team up with a peaceful, genetically re-engineered Sil to track the monster down.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, Marg Helgenberger, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 24,118 | Gross: $19.17M

14. Vampires (1998)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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42 Metascore

Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 45,840 | Gross: $20.24M

15. Strangeland (1998)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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A detective pursues a sadist specializing in body modification rituals who lures teenagers through the internet.

Director: John Pieplow | Stars: Kevin Gage, Elizabeth Peña, Dee Snider, Brett Harrelson

Votes: 5,959 | Gross: $0.63M

16. The Prophecy II (1998 Video)

R | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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Gabriel returns to try to destroy the human race he despises so much, with the help of a suicidal teen and the opposition of the angel Danyael.

Director: Greg Spence | Stars: Christopher Walken, Russell Wong, Jennifer Beals, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 6,218

17. Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998 Video)

R | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

4.0
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Six college students on a road Trip takes a wrong turn and ends up trapped within a strangely deserted rural town inhabited by a murdeous cult of children and the supernatural forces that controls them.

Director: Ethan Wiley | Stars: Stacy Galina, Alexis Arquette, Eva Mendes, Greg Vaughan

Votes: 3,669

18. Curse of the Puppet Master (1998 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

4.0
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A scientist attempts to master the art of transferring people's souls into puppets.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: George Peck, Emily Harrison, Josh Green, Michael Guerin

Votes: 1,982

19. Psycho (1998)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.6
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47 Metascore

A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen

Votes: 40,252 | Gross: $21.46M

20. The Phantom of the Opera (1998)

R | 99 min | Horror

4.2
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Gory remake of the Gaston Leroux classic story, only this time, the phantom is not disfigured, but a man who was raised by rats deep under the Paris Opera House.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Julian Sands, Asia Argento, Andrea Di Stefano, Nadia Rinaldi

Votes: 4,610

21. Subspecies: The Awakening (1998 Video)

R | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.6
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Vampire Fledgling Michelle Morgan has escaped the grasp of her master Radu Vladislas. Found by a woman named Ana, she is taken to a hospital where a doctor claims to be able to cure her ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Anders Hove, Denice Duff, Jonathon Morris, Ioana Abur

Votes: 867

22. Carnival of Souls (1998)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

3.2
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A young girl witnesses the brutal rape and murder of her mother by a circus clown and begins to have nightmares when the carnival comes back to town when she is an adult.

Director: Adam Grossman | Stars: Bobbie Phillips, Shawnee Smith, Larry Miller, Paul Johansson

Votes: 1,854

23. The Clown at Midnight (1999)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

4.2
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Seven teenagers are stalked by a murderous clown while refurbishing an old opera house.

Director: Jean Pellerin | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Margot Kidder, Sarah Lassez, James Duval

Votes: 1,082

24. Club Vampire (1998 Video)

R | 76 min | Horror

1.9
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Watching the sun sink below the Pacific horizon is the closest that Zero [John Savage] can come to making himself feel almost human again...and this is only after 1,000 years of slowly ... See full synopsis »

Director: Andy Ruben | Stars: John Savage, Starr Andreeff, Mariam Parris, Michael J. Anderson

Votes: 320

25. Die Hard Dracula (1998)

88 min | Comedy, Horror

2.0
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A modern-day updating of the Dracula legend that finds Steven, a good-looking American hero devastated by the death of his girlfriend, wandering through Europe and looking for happiness. A ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Horak | Stars: Bruce Glover, Denny Sachen, Kerry Dustin, Ernest M. Garcia

Votes: 3,139

26. Frankenstein Reborn! (1998)

PG | 46 min | Horror

4.6
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Thirteen-year-old Anna is intrigued by the secret experiments of her eccentric uncle Victor, but her curiosity soon turns to total terror when she's confronted by Uncle Victor's latest ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Jason Simmons, Ben Gould, Haven Paschall, Ethan Wilde

Votes: 96

27. I've Been Waiting for You (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A girl moves to a small town with her mom, only to be compared to a legendary witch with the same name.

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Sarah Chalke, Soleil Moon Frye, Ben Foster, Christian Campbell

Votes: 1,144

28. The Killer Eye (1999)

R | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

2.7
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A mad scientist's experiment goes awry, turning a dead homeless man's eyeball into a giant killing machine that has an insatiable appetite for young women.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Jacqueline Lovell, Jonathan Norman, Nanette Bianchi, Costas Koromilas

Votes: 753

29. Knocking on Death's Door (1999)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

4.0
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Two paranormal scientists attempt to document the spirits which reside at Hillside House. They track down the murderer of a little boy, whose ghost is still alive. What they don't realize ... See full summary »

Director: Mitch Marcus | Stars: Brian Bloom, Kimberly Rowe, John Doe, David Carradine

Votes: 201

30. The Last Broadcast (1998)

86 min | Horror, Mystery

5.4
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A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'.

Directors: Stefan Avalos, Lance Weiler | Stars: David Beard, Lance Weiler, Stefan Avalos, Jim Seward

Votes: 4,183

31. Modern Vampires (1998 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

4.5
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A borderline fascistic Dr. Van Helsing unwittingly hires crack smoking gang-bangers to pursue the decadent vampires who secretly control Hollywood and the United States.

Director: Richard Elfman | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Rod Steiger, Kim Cattrall

Votes: 1,741

32. The Mutilation Man (1998 Video)

82 min | Horror, Fantasy, Thriller

4.1
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Ivan is a young man who travels a barren wasteland performing shows of self mutilation to small but adoring crowds. He is doing so to attempt to understand the cycle of child abuse he has ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Copp | Stars: Terek Puckett, Kristy Bowersock, Jim Van Bebber, Jollie Scott

Votes: 162

33. Razor Blade Smile (1998)

R | 101 min | Horror

4.7
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A 19th century woman, who has become one of the undead, acts as a hired killer in modern times. When she starts knocking off part of the elite businessmen, "The Illuminati", who secretly ... See full summary »

Director: Jake West | Stars: Eileen Daly, Christopher Adamson, Jonathan Coote, Kevin Howarth

Votes: 1,411

34. Shadow Builder (1998)

R | 120 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.9
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A demon is summoned to take the soul of a young boy, who has the potential to become a saint. By doing this, he will open a doorway to Hell, and destroy the world.

Director: Jamie Dixon | Stars: Michael Rooker, Leslie Hope, Shawn Thompson, Andrew Jackson

Votes: 1,121

35. Shrieker (1998)

R | 72 min | Horror

3.6
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Clark, a young Mathematics major at University, thinks she's found the best deal for student housing: a group of squatters who live in an abandoned hospital secretly. The quirky residents ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Tanya Dempsey, Jamie Gannon, Parry Shen, Alison Cuffe

Votes: 475

36. Sometimes They Come Back... for More (1998 Video)

R | 89 min | Horror

3.1
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On a arctic circle radio shack, an ancient evil lurks, ready to strike at a psychologist, an army man and their collective forces.

Director: Daniel Zelik Berk | Stars: Clayton Rohner, Faith Ford, Max Perlich, Chase Masterson

Votes: 1,736

37. Tale of the Mummy (1998)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

3.8
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Centuries ago, under the sands of ancient Egypt, a prince was buried and his tomb eternally curses so that no man would ever again suffer from his evil ways. But hundreds of years later on ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Louise Lombard, Sean Pertwee, Lysette Anthony

Votes: 2,714

38. Talisman (1998)

R | 72 min | Horror

3.6
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As the millenium draws near, an evil being awakens. Fused to an ancient Talisman for centuries -- Theriel, the Black Angel is summoned from his resting place to usher in the end of the ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Billy Parish, Walter Jones, Jason Adelman, Ilinca Goia

Votes: 283

39. The Landlady (1998)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

3.7
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Melanie decides that one of her tenants would be perfect as her husband and decides to eliminate everyone who might interfere in her plans.

Director: Robert Malenfant | Stars: Talia Shire, Jack Coleman, Bruce Weitz, Melissa Behr

Votes: 493

40. The Eternal (1998)

R | 95 min | Horror

4.3
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An alcoholic American couple travel to Ireland with their son so he can meet his grandmother but they walk in on their crazed uncle who is in the midst of reviving a centuries-old Druid witch.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Rachel O'Rourke, Lois Smith, Alison Elliott, Jared Harris

Votes: 1,229

41. Yin yeung lo 3: Sing goon fat choi (1998)

99 min | Comedy, Horror

5.8
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This is the third film in the "Troublesome Night" series, consisting of three loosely-connected segments. Shishedo (Allen Ting), a mortician, is grief-stricken when his favorite singer is ... See full summary »

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Louis Koo, Fennie Yuen, Simon Lui, Allen Ting

Votes: 70

42. Yeogo goedam (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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While investigating the school files, the frightened teacher Mrs. Park startles and calls the young teacher Eun-young Hur, telling her that the deceased Jin-ju Jang is back. The line dies ... See full summary »

Director: Ki-hyeong Park | Stars: Kang-hee Choi, Gyu-ri Kim, Min-jung Kim, Roe-ha Kim

Votes: 2,516

43. Scrapbook (1999)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.0
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A battle between two brothers tears their family apart.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Justin Urich, Eric Balfour, Chadwick Palmatier, Keili Lefkovitz

Votes: 115

44. Dream House (1998 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.9
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Techno terror. A young couple move into a sophisticated home of the future where everything is automated by a super computer. However, the cutting edge device soon turns murderous!

Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Lisa Jakub, Brennan Elliott, Dan Petronijevic

Votes: 240

45. Hollywood Mortuary (1998 Video)

70 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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By 1941, Pierce Jackson Dawn, the greatest make-up artist of the early 20th century, is considered washed-up. Pierce's mirror reflection warns him that he has been forgotten and must find ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Ford | Stars: Randal Malone, Tim Sullivan, Ron Ford, Joseph Haggerty

Votes: 56

46. Fantom kiler (1998 Video)

X | 90 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

4.0
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Fantasy and reality become blurred as a misogynistic, masked killer ritually stalks and kills beautiful women who he has encountered previously.

Director: Roman Nowicki | Stars: Eliza Borecka, Andrej Jass, Magda Szymborska, Katarzyna Zelnik

Votes: 218

47. Lost Souls (1998 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.2
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As a family moves into their new country home, strange events occur, making them believe that their autistic daughter is communicating with the spirits of two murdered children.

Director: Jeff Woolnough | Stars: John Savage, Barbara Sukowa, Richard Lintern, Laura Harling

Votes: 186

48. Yin yeung lo 4: Yu gwai tung hang (1998)

97 min | Comedy, Horror

5.5
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The fourth installment in the "Troublesome Night" series. As in the previous films, the film winds together an anthology of comedic horror tales all loosely linked together. In this one, ... See full summary »

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Louis Koo, Paulyn Sun, Simon Lui, Tat-Ming Cheung

Votes: 52

49. Yan yuk cha siu bau II: Tin jue dei mit (1998)

91 min | Crime, Horror

5.6
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An unhappily married couple invite the wife's cousin, who comes from Mainland China, to live with them. She has a horrible way of overcoming hardship and becomes the master of the barbecue.

Director: Yiu-Kuen Ng | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Emotion Cheung, Paulyn Sun, Lan Law

Votes: 180