Horror 1988

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1. 555 (1988 Video)

90 min | Horror

A spate of killings of teenagers by a maniac dressed like a hippie causes a detective to check the records for similar killings. He discovers that every five years, in the fifth month of ... See full summary »

Director: Wally Koz | Stars: Mara Lynn Bastian, Charles Fuller, Greg Kerouac, Greg Neilson

Votes: 286

2. 976-EVIL (1988)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror

People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

Director: Robert Englund | Stars: Stephen Geoffreys, Patrick O'Bryan, Sandy Dennis, Jim Metzler

Votes: 3,995 | Gross: $2.96M

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

56 Metascore

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may be able to defeat him for good.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, John Beckman, Kisha Brackel

Votes: 41,371 | Gross: $49.37M

5. Alguien te está mirando (1988)

84 min | Horror

After participating in an experiment involving dreams, four young adults set out for a weekend in the countryside. Strange events soon begin to occur.

Directors: Gustavo Cova, Horacio Maldonado | Stars: Marisa Ferrari, Horacio Erman, Ana María Pittaluga, Daniela Pal

Votes: 50

7. American Gothic (1987)

R | 90 min | Horror

On a lonely island in the Pacific Northwest, a group of travelers find themselves targeted by a crazed, homicidal family.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Sarah Torgov, Terence Kelly, Mark Erickson, Caroline Barclay

Votes: 2,659

8. Amsterdamned (1988)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Horror

A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Maas | Stars: Huub Stapel, Monique van de Ven, Serge-Henri Valcke, Hidde Maas

Votes: 5,851

9. B.O.R.N. (1988)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

A speeding ambulance abducts three beautiful young women to a sinister medical center where someone is making a killing selling healthy human organs on the black market. The title stands for Body Organ Replacement Network.

Director: Ross Hagen | Stars: Ross Hagen, P.J. Soles, Hoke Howell, William Smith

Votes: 132

10. Bad Dreams (1988)

R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

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.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott, Richard Lynch, Dean Cameron

Votes: 2,648 | Gross: $9.80M

11. Ban xian jiang (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror

"Devil Sorcery" directed by Do Gong-Yue is an entertaining HK black magic film about a wizard who performs many hideous magic rituals.The student of a good wizard decides to get it on with ... See full summary »

Director: Kang-Yu Tu | Stars: Chi-Mei Chin, Kwok Kuen Chan, Yung Chan, Fok-Choi Chan

Votes: 20

12. Because the Dawn (1988)

40 min | Short, Horror

Marie is a Manhattan vampire thirsting for acceptance and blood, not necessarily in that order. Apparently a renaissance women, she sings the blues, poses for a picture, and rides through ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Goldstein | Stars: Sandy Gray, Edwige, Kate Katcher

Votes: 6

13. Bees Saal Baad (1988)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Horror

Kiran is the only child of wealthy widower, Thakur. While she resides in Britain, her dad lives in a palatial house in rural India. When the time comes for her to return home, her dad ... See full summary »

Director: Rajkumar Kohli | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Dimple Kapadia, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Om Prakash

Votes: 117

14. Black Roses (1988)

R | 90 min | Horror, Music

Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band.

Director: John Fasano | Stars: John Martin, Ken Swofford, Sal Viviano, Julie Adams

Votes: 982

16. Blood Relations (1988)

R | 90 min | Horror

The members of a severely dysfunctional family get together at a snow-covered, isolated mansion in the winter. There the family members - including the father, an arrogant surgeon who may ... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Jan Rubes, Lydie Denier, Kevin Hicks, Lynne Adams

Votes: 271

17. Brain Damage (1988)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

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.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Jennifer Lowry, Theo Barnes

Votes: 7,218

18. Cameron's Closet (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A father who experiments with his sons psychokinetic powers, is unaware that these experiments release a demon from hell, which lives in his sons closet, preparing to take over the young boys soul.

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Cotter Smith, Mel Harris, Scott Curtis, Chuck McCann

Votes: 719 | Gross: $0.14M

19. Cannibal Campout (1988 Video)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror

Four teenagers on an outing in the woods are attacked by a trio of mutant cannibals.

Directors: Tom Fisher, Jon McBride | Stars: Jon McBride, Amy Chludzinski, Christopher A. Granger, Richard Marcus

Votes: 407

20. Paradiso infernale (1988)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Four friends head into the jungle to locate a lost professor but instead face off against treasure hunters who are torturing and killing natives.

Director: Antonio Climati | Stars: Marco Merlo, Fabrizio Merlo, May Deseligny, Pio Maria Federici

Votes: 557

22. Catacombs (1988)

R | 84 min | Horror

A demon is trapped in a monastery. 400 years later a young girl arrives at the monastery to study.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Timothy Van Patten, Ian Abercrombie, Jeremy West, Laura Schaefer

Votes: 542

23. Cellar Dweller (1988)

R | 77 min | Fantasy, Horror

A comic book artist Whitney Taylor is doomed to repeat history in a most grotesque way when she unleashes a demon after drawing it..

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Debrah Farentino, Brian Robbins, Pamela Bellwood

Votes: 1,372

24. Chain Letter (1988 TV Movie)

Fantasy, Horror

In this unsold pilot, The Messenger of Death has an interesting way of getting victims. His assistant, Miss Smith, would write a letter where recipients would be told to pass it along. The ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Leslie Bevis, Ian McShane

25. Cheerleader Camp (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

A group of cheerleaders become the targets of an unknown killer at a remote summer camp.

Director: John Quinn | Stars: Betsy Russell, Leif Garrett, Lucinda Dickey, Lorie Griffin

Votes: 2,509

26. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

Votes: 70,801 | Gross: $33.24M

27. Chuang xie xian sheng (1988)

92 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

Riley (Kenny Bee) is being followed by the ghost of an evil warlock, who was killed in a duel with Riley's father many years ago. Now, he wants to seek revenge by causing misfortune in ... See full summary »

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Kenny Bee, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Pik-Wan Tang, Alex Man

Votes: 41

29. Critters 2 (1988)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, again set their appetites on the town of Grover's Bend.

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Scott Grimes, Liane Curtis, Terrence Mann, Don Keith Opper

Votes: 11,493 | Gross: $3.81M

30. Curse of the Blue Lights (1988)

R | 104 min | Horror

A group of teenagers battle a horde of zombies and evil creatures that live underneath a graveyard.

Director: John Henry Johnson | Stars: Brent Ritter, Bettina Julius, Clayton A. McCaw, Patrick Keller

Votes: 169

31. Curse of the Queerwolf (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

After being bitten by what he thinks is a transvestite, Larry starts having nightmares about hillbillies, ominous visits from an old gypsy woman, and having the strangest reactions to the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Pirro | Stars: Michael Palazzolo, Kent Butler, Taylor Whitney, Cynthia Brownell

Votes: 233

32. Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988)

G | 72 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Daffy Duck opens a detective agency for the supernatural along side his Looney Toon buddies.

Directors: Greg Ford, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Terry Lennon, Robert McKimson, Maurice Noble | Stars: Mel Blanc, Mel Tormé, Roy Firestone, B.J. Ward

Votes: 1,822

33. Dawn of an Evil Millennium (1988)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Horror

Epic Super-8 short about a demon summoned to Earth who takes command of a souped-up 1970 Oldsmobile and goes on a road-kill rampage.

Director: Damon Packard | Stars: Ronald Lacey, Miles O'Keeffe, Damon Packard

Votes: 116

34. Dead Heat (1988)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Two policemen are brought back to life to chase down supernatural criminals.

Director: Mark Goldblatt | Stars: Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Lindsay Frost, Darren McGavin

Votes: 5,262 | Gross: $3.59M

35. Dead Mate (1988)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

Cute waitress/hooker is romanced and wed to handsome stranger/funeral director. He, as well as most of the town prefer their women dead. She is the obvious candidate for that position, as ... See full summary »

Director: Straw Weisman | Stars: Elizabeth Mannino, David Gregory, Larry Bockius, Judith Mayes

Votes: 146

36. Dead of Night (1988)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

An abused woman conjures up a spirit to take revenge on the men who have misused her.

Director: Deryn Warren | Stars: Julie Merrill, Janet Graham, Ray Quiroga, John Reno

Votes: 86

37. Deadly Dreams (1988)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

From the director of the highly acclaimed "Body Chemistry," comes a frightening excursion into terror. Alex is caught in a web of distrust between his brother, his best friend, a beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: Kristine Peterson | Stars: Mitchell Anderson, Juliette Cummins, Xander Berkeley, Thom Babbes

Votes: 231

38. Death Nurse 2 (1988 Video)

56 min | Horror

That crazy killer nurse is at it again! Edith Mortley continues to slay more and more dumbfounded patients, turning them into rat food.

Director: Nick Millard | Stars: Jane Lambert, Robert Copple, George 'Buck' Flower, Ginna Martine

Votes: 101

39. Death Row Diner (1988)

Unrated | 68 min | Horror

A wealthy Hollywood tycoon is framed for murder and sent to the electric chair without the customary last dinner. Years layer his comes back looking for revenge, and he's hungry.

Director: D3 | Stars: John Henry Richardson, Michelle Bauer, John Content, Salvatore Richichi

Votes: 80

40. Death Street USA (1988)

R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Horror

Scientists poison the water supply of a small town, turning the residents into homicidal maniacs who kill each other and anybody who passes through.

Director: Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins, George Kennedy, Kimberly Beck

Votes: 649

41. Death by Dialogue (1988)

R | 89 min | Horror

A guy and four of his friends visit his crippled uncle, a taxidermist who lives with his housekeeper next to a movie set. Pretty soon people start being killed in the manner they are in the script of the movie being filmed next door.

Director: Thomas Dewier | Stars: Ken Sagoes, Laura Albert, Lenny Delducca, Kelly Sullivan

Votes: 262

42. Deep Space (1988)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An American satellite with a new biological weapon gets out of control and crashes onto US territory. A slimy monster emerges and manages to escape, killing everyone who crosses his path. ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Charles Napier, Ann Turkel, Bo Svenson, Ron Glass

Votes: 538

43. Blood Delirium (1988)

90 min | Horror

After his beloved wife dies, an unbalanced painter who believes himself to be the reincarnation of Vincent Van Gogh goes over the edge and digs up her corpse--with the help of his ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Bergonzelli | Stars: John Phillip Law, Gordon Mitchell, Brigitte Christensen, Marco Di Stefano

Votes: 98

44. Demon Warrior (1988)

85 min | Horror

A group of young friends go hunting during their holidays near a small town in Texas, where the father of one of them own a piece of land. But the place has a legend. Years ago the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Patterson | Stars: Wiley M. Pickett, Leslie Mullin, Jon Langione, John Garrett

Votes: 84

45. Demonwarp (1988)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A man and his daughter are attacked in the woods by what they believe is a Bigfoot-type creature. However, they soon begin to suspect that they may have stumbled onto a nest of aliens in a hidden spacecraft.

Director: Emmett Alston | Stars: George Kennedy, David Michael O'Neill, Pamela Gilbert, Billy Jayne

Votes: 391

46. Destroyer (1988)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

A prison riot breaks out at the moment of a serial murderer's execution by electrocution, and his fate becomes indeterminate when the prison is shut down. 18 months later, a team of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Kirk | Stars: Deborah Foreman, Clayton Rohner, Lyle Alzado, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 470

47. Minaccia d'amore (1988)

R | 94 min | Horror

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.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Charlotte Lewis, Marcello Modugno, Mattia Sbragia, Carola Stagnaro

Votes: 324

48. Diamond Ninja Force (1988)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

We begin with Shô Kosugi demonstrating the use of a katana, saying nothing about the film he is introducing. When Gordon is taking his girlfriend's picture in Hong Kong, several Caucasian ... See full summary »

Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Richard Harrison, Melvin Pitcher, Andy Chworowsky, Pierre Tremblay

Votes: 145

49. Doctor Hackenstein (1988)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Hackenstein is a genial but somewhat misguided scientist. He murders the locals for their body parts, but it's not for power or scientific research; he just needs them to put his wife back together.

Director: Richard Clark | Stars: David Muir, Michael Ensign, Cathy Cahn, Stacey Travis

Votes: 155

50. Dogura magura (1988)

109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A young man kills his bride on the day of his marriage and goes insane. He wakes up in an asylum with no memory, left in the hands of two mysterious doctors who relate his condition with his biological identity.

Director: Toshio Matsumoto | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Shijaku Katsura, Hideo Murota, Eri Misawa

Votes: 220

51. Don't panic (1987)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror