Best Fantasy Movies of 1988


Who Framed Roger Rabbit

7.7/10 IMDB

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer, Kathleen Turner, Stubby Kaye, Alan Tilvern, Richard LeParmentier, Lou Hirsch, Betsy Brantley ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 1988-06-21


7.5/10 IMDB

After an untimely death, a newly dead New England couple seek help from a deranged demon exorcist to scare an affluent New York family out of their home.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones, Glenn Shadix, Sylvia Sidney, Patrice Martinez, Dick Cavett ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1988-03-30


7.3/10 IMDB

When a young boy makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big—he wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton, David Moscow, Jon Lovitz, Mercedes Ruehl, Josh Clark, Allan Wasserman ..
Directed by: Penny Marshall
Release date: 1988-06-03


7.2/10 IMDB

The evil Queen Bavmorda hunts the newborn princess Elora Danan, a child prophesied to bring about her downfall. When the royal infant is found by Willow, a timid farmer and aspiring sorcerer, he's entrusted with delivering her from evil.

Starring: Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, Patricia Hayes, Billy Barty, Pat Roach, Gavan O'Herlihy, David Steinberg, Phil Fondacaro ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1988-05-20


6.9/10 IMDB

Frank Cross is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life. But after firing staff member Eliot Loudermilk on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, Michael J. Pollard, Alfre Woodard, John Glover, David Johansen ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1988-11-22

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

7.1/10 IMDB

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

Starring: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed, Charles McKeown, Winston Dennis, Jack Purvis, Valentina Cortese, Jonathan Pryce, Bill Paterson ..
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 1988-12-07

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

6.5/10 IMDB

When her great aunt dies, famed horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight new England town of Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house, a witch's cookbook and a punk rock poodle. But once the stuffy locals get an eyeful of the scream queen's ample assets, all hell busts out & breaks loose.

Starring: Cassandra Peterson, William Morgan Sheppard, Daniel Greene, Edie McClurg, Susan Kellermann, Jeff Conaway, Ellen Dunning, Ira Heiden, Scott Morris, Frank Collison ..
Directed by: James Signorelli
Release date: 1988-09-30


6.0/10 IMDB

A movie that starts out with the "Man in the Mirror" music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael's career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy sequence. 2 more videos are shown, and then a movie in which Michael plays a hero with magical powers. In it he is chased by drug dealer Mr. Big and saves three children. Videos included in the movie are "Smooth Criminal" and "Come Together".

Starring: Michael Jackson, Joe Pesci, Mick Jagger, Sean Lennon, Kellie Parker, Brandon Quintin Adams, Maurissa Tancharoen, Ben Aaron, Bilal, Brent Kelly ..
Directed by: Colin Chilvers, Jim Blashfield, Jerry Kramer, Will Vinton
Release date: 1988-10-29


6.2/10 IMDB

After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers.

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino, Cynthia Bain, Kerry Remsen, Lee de Broux, Peggy Walton-Walker, Chance Michael Corbitt, Dick Warlock, Devon Odessa ..
Directed by: Stan Winston
Release date: 1988-06-09

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School

6.8/10 IMDB

Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy Doo are on their way to a Miss Grimwood's Finishing School for Girls, where they have been hired as gym teachers. Once there, however, they find that it is actually a school for girl ghouls.

Starring: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Remy Auberjonois, Susan Blu, Jeff Cohen, Glynis Johns, Ruta Lee, Zale Kessler, Aaron Lohr, Patty Maloney ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1988-10-16

The Lair of the White Worm

6.0/10 IMDB

When an archaeologist uncovers a strange skull in a foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further inexplicable occurrences.

Starring: Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi, Sammi Davis, Paul Brooke, Chris Pitt, Stratford Johns, Imogen Claire, Christopher Gable ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1988-09-21

The Seventh Sign

5.8/10 IMDB

Abby is a pregnant woman with a curious new boarder in the apartment over her garage. Turns out he's heaven-sent and is speeding along the Apocalypse by bloodying rivers, egging on plagues and following scripture word for word.

Starring: Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Jürgen Prochnow, Peter Friedman, Manny Jacobs, Nigel John Taylor, Lee Garlington, Akosua Busia, Arnold Johnson, John Walcutt ..
Directed by: Carl Schultz
Release date: 1988-04-01

Vice Versa

5.9/10 IMDB

A mysterious oriental skull transforms a father into his son, and vice versa.

Starring: Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Corinne Bohrer, Swoosie Kurtz, Jane Kaczmarek, David Proval, William Prince, Gloria Gifford, Richard Kind, Kevin O'Rourke ..
Directed by: Brian Gilbert
Release date: 1988-02-25
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : Daffy Duck's Quackbusters

Daffy Duck's Quackbusters

7.1/10 IMDB

In this feature-length film combining footage from classic Warner Brothers cartoon shorts with newly animated bridging sequences, Daffy Duck, after having induced laughter in an ailing millionaire and forestalled the millionaire's death for a time (as chronicled in Daffy Dilly (1948), is the beneficiary for the deceased millionaire's assets. But the millionaire's will clearly stipulates that Daffy must use the money for the common good, by providing a service, and should Daffy think of pursuing selfish aims, the millionaire's ghost will "repossess" his millions by making them disappear from Earthly existence. Under the pretense of community service, Daffy opens an exorcism agency and employs Porky Pig, Sylvester Cat, and Bugs Bunny to track and eliminate ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters, while Daffy secretly schemes to use his learned "ghost-busting" talents to rid himself of the millionaire's nagging spirit.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Greg Ford, Terry Lennon, Robert McKimson, Friz Freleng
Release date: 1988-09-24


6.6/10 IMDB

A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book.

Starring: Charlotte Burke, Glenne Headly, Elliott Spiers, Gemma Jones, Ben Cross, Steven O'Donnell, Jane Bertish, Samantha Cahill, Sarah Newbold, Gary Bleasdale ..
Directed by: Bernard Rose
Release date: 1988-09-10
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

7.2/10 IMDB

In the magical land of Narnia, it is always winter but never Christmas due to the tyrannical rule of the White Witch. The Witch fears a prophecy which states that two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve will be crowned kings and queens of Narnia, which will not only mean the end of her reign but of her life. When she learns that the four Pevensie children have arrived in Narnia, she will stop at nothing to prevent them from fulfilling this prophecy. However, the Great Lion, Aslan, is on the move to help the four children to save Narnia.

Starring: Richard Dempsey, Sophie Cook, Jonathan R. Scott, Sophie Wilcox, Barbara Kellerman, Ailsa Berk, Ronald Pickup, Jeffrey Perry, Kerry Shale, Lesley Nicol ..
Directed by: Marilyn Fox
Release date: 1988-11-13
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

7.2/10 IMDB

Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the Lion, Aslan.

Release date: 1988-11-03
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : Mickey's Magical World

Mickey's Magical World

8.2/10 IMDB

Mickey's Magical World is a 1988 home video compilation from Walt Disney Home Video, originally released on May 31, 1988, as released as part of the Walt Disney Mini-Classics series, in honor to celebrate Mickey Mouse's 60th anniversary. Jiminy Cricket hosted this show with clips from the following classic Disney cartoon shorts: Thru the Mirror (1936) The Worm Turns (1937) Lonesome Ghosts (1937) The Band Concert (1935) Gulliver Mickey (1934) (colorized version) Magician Mickey (1937) The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1940) (from Fantasia) In between the cartoon short clips featuring Mickey Mouse, clips from This is Your Life, Donald Duck, Pinocchio, Orphan's Benefit, The Mickey Mouse Club and From All of Us to All of You are also used.

Release date: 1988-05-31

High Spirits

5.7/10 IMDB

When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive - along with some real ghosts.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Daryl Hannah, Steve Guttenberg, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Tilly, Liam Neeson, Peter Gallagher, Martin Ferrero, Donal McCann, Liz Smith ..
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Release date: 1988-11-18

Hansel and Gretel

6.5/10 IMDB

Hansel and Gretel tells the tale of two young children driven from home by their scolding mother. Losing their way in the dark forest they stumble upon the cottage of a kindly old woman. But is this kindly old woman everything she seems...?

Starring: Hugh Pollard, Nicola Stapleton, David Warner, Emily Richard, Cloris Leachman, Susie Miller, Eugene Kline, Warren W. Feigin, Josh Buland, Lutuf Nouasser ..
Directed by: Len Talan
Release date: 1988-12-10

The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

7.2/10 IMDB

Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the lion, Aslan.

Starring: Richard Dempsey, Sophie Cook, Barbara Kellerman, Jonathan R. Scott, Sophie Wilcox, Maureen Morris, Michael Aldridge, Jeffrey Perry, Mick Walter, Barbara Kellerman ..
Directed by: Marilyn Fox
Release date: 1988-11-13

The Milagro Beanfield War

6.8/10 IMDB

In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the local Hispanic farmers, they cannot arouse much opposition because of the short term opportunities offered by construction jobs.

Starring: Rubén Blades, Sônia Braga, James Gammon, Melanie Griffith, John Heard, Christopher Walken, Daniel Stern, Chick Vennera, Richard Bradford, Julie Carmen ..
Directed by: Robert Redford
Release date: 1988-03-18
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller

Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller

6.8/10 IMDB

When the joker Tommy Tricker plays some practical jokes on some of his friends, his best friend Ralph, a stamp collector, discovers the secret of "stamp travel" to make him travel around the world on a stamp to bring back the mysterious Charles Merriweather, who never returned on a stamp for 75 years.

Starring: Anthony Rogers, Lucas Evans, Jill Stanley, Andrew Whitehead, Paul Popowich, Anthony Rogers, Han Yun, Chen Yuan Tao, Catherine Wright, Cree Rubbo ..
Directed by: Michael Rubbo
Release date: 1988-12-08

Tales from the Gimli Hospital

6.6/10 IMDB

While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told an important tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Ainar the lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the angelic Snjofrieder in a Gimli of old.

Starring: Chris Johnson, Kyle McCulloch, Michael Gottli, Angela Heck, Margaret Anne MacLeod, Heather Neale, David Neale, Don Hewak, Ron Eyolfson, Donna Szöke ..
Directed by: Guy Maddin
Release date: 1988-04-15
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : The Fourth Dimension

The Fourth Dimension

7.2/10 IMDB

Shows a couple (Adam and Eve) and various objects, simultaneously, in time, space and movement.

Starring: Mark Beard, Jacqueline Ramel ..
Directed by: Zbigniew Rybczynski
Release date: 1988-07-01

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

6.6/10 IMDB

In the 14th century a village seeking escape from the Black Death are guided by a boy's vision to tunnel into an abandoned mine and emerge into 20th century New Zealand.

Starring: Bruce Lyons, Chris Haywood, Hamish McFarlane, Marshall Napier, Noel Appleby, Paul Livingston, Sarah Peirse, Mark Wheatley, Tony Herbert, Jessica Cardiff-Smith ..
Directed by: Vincent Ward
Release date: 1988-12-15

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

5.8/10 IMDB

After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso,and her pet monkey, Mr. Neilson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood children to be haunted. Soon, two children, Tommy and his sister Anika, venture into the house only to meet up with Pippi. The three soon become friends and get into various adventures together, including cleaning the floor with scrubbing shoes, dodging the "splunks", going down a waterfall in barrels, and helping Pippi with the problem of having to go to an orphanage. Older children will probably get the most out of this movie.

Starring: Tami Erin, David Seaman, Cory Crow, Eileen Brennan, Dennis Dugan, Dianne Hull, George DiCenzo, Dick Van Patten, John Schuck, Branscombe Richmond ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1988-07-06

18 Again!

5.7/10 IMDB

18 Again! is a 1988 comedy film starring George Burns and Charlie Schlatter. The plot involves a grandson switching souls with his grandfather by means of an accident. This was one of a series of unrelated films, including Like Father, Like Son and Vice Versa, produced in the late 1980s involving a similar plotline.

Starring: George Burns, Charlie Schlatter, Tony Roberts, Miriam Flynn, Red Buttons, Jennifer Runyon, Pauly Shore, Michael J. Shea, Nancy Fox, Anita Morris ..
Directed by: Paul Flaherty
Release date: 1988-04-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : Face Like a Frog

Face Like a Frog

7.3/10 IMDB

A frog is driving his alligator-shaped car when he is stopped by a shapely she-frog who steps into the road. She tells him that her house is haunted, so he goes along to assist.

Directed by: Sally Cruikshank
Release date: 1988-10-20

Puss in Boots

6.1/10 IMDB

A cat belonging to a poor miller's son thinks up a great plan for bringing a title, wealth, and marriage for his owner. He begins to carry it out, using a few birds and rabbits as gifts for the king, his own wit, and a pair of boots that make him appear human when he puts them on. However, his owner has no idea that the cat has told everyone that his master is a marquis rather than a miller's son until the king has arrived to meet him. Soon the king's daughter and the miller's son fall in love, and the king wants very much to see the land and the castle belonging to this rich "marquis."

Starring: Christopher Walken, Jason Connery, Carmela Marner, Yossi Graber, Amnon Meskin, Elki Jacobs, Michael Schneider, Amnon Meskin ..
Directed by: Eugene Marner
Release date: 1988-06-01

The Kiss

5.4/10 IMDB

After the death of her mother, a teenage girl is faced with bizarre supernatural occurrences when her mother's estranged sister arrives and begins to infiltrate her and her father's lives.

Starring: Meredith Salenger, Joanna Pacula, Mimi Kuzyk, Nicholas Kilbertus, Sabrina Boudot, Shawn Levy, Jan Rubeš, Céline Lomez, Dorian Joe Clark, Richard Dumont ..
Directed by: Pen Densham
Release date: 1988-10-14
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : Once Upon a Giant

Once Upon a Giant

8.3/10 IMDB

Lester and Humphrey are the Royal Jester and Doctor, respectively, in a Kingdom terrorized by a mysterious giant whose presence is known only by his horrible voice and giant shadow. The giant takes the crown jewels which permit the Evil Prince Malokeo to convince the King to let him marry Princess Marigold. Marigold, horrified at the prospect and in love with Prince Daryl, turns to her friends Lester and Humphrey for help.

Starring: Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Gwendolyn Pacey, Jeff Hyslop, Lisa Jakub, Bernard Cowan ..
Directed by: Trevor Evans
Release date: 1988-01-01

Mac and Me

3.3/10 IMDB

A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) escaping from nefarious NASA agents, is befriended by a young boy in a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family from whom he has been separated.

Starring: Jade Calegory, Lauren Stanley, Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward, Tina Caspary, Vinnie Torrente, Martin West, Ivan J. Rado, Danny Cooksey, Laura Waterbury ..
Directed by: Stewart Raffill
Release date: 1988-08-12

Ninja Strike Force

5.3/10 IMDB

The Ninja world is set ablaze when the mystical "Spirit Sword" is stolen by the Black Ninja Cal, giving its possessor the ultimate power of destruction. When the leades of the five most powerful clans are murdered, the hunt to track down and retrieve the sword is on. A titanic battle begins between all six clans, demonstrating all the skills of the ancient techniques.

Directed by: Joseph Lai
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : Care Bears Nutcracker Suite

Care Bears Nutcracker Suite

6.3/10 IMDB

An animated version, starring the Care Bears, of the fairy tale that inspired the famous ballet.

Starring: Bob Dermer, Luba Goy, Dan Hennessey, Jim Henshaw, Allyson Lupovich, John Stocker ..
Directed by: Laura Shepherd, Joseph Sherman
Release date: 1988-11-05
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : Prometheus' Garden

Prometheus' Garden

7.5/10 IMDB

Inspired by the Greek myth of Prometheus, a Titan who created the first mortals from clay and stole fire from the gods, Prometheus' Garden immerses viewers in a cinematic universe unlike any other. The dark and magical images of this haunting film unfold in a dreamlike stream of consciousness revealing an unlikely cast of characters engaged in a violent struggle for survival.

Starring: Emily Bishton, John Hanford, Bill Jedrzejewski, Gerard Jones, Gary Minkler, Randy Minkler ..
Directed by: Bruce Bickford
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : The Night Train to Kathmandu

The Night Train to Kathmandu

5.9/10 IMDB

A young girl leaves for Nepal with her parents and brother. She is unhappy to leave her home at first, but soon isn't when she meets a handome young man. The story unfolds into a romantic and daring quest in search of the "Invisible City."

Starring: Pernell Roberts, Eddie Castrodad, Milla Jovovich, Kavi Raz, Trevor Eyster ..
Directed by: Robert Wiemer
Release date: 1988-06-05
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : Dawn of an Evil Millennium

Dawn of an Evil Millennium

6.6/10 IMDB

An epic, 20-minute, completely fabricated theatrical trailer for a crypto-Vestron Video cheapie (by way of Willow-era Ron Howard)—a supposedly 18-hour movie about a Jeff Daniels lookalike demon sent to destroy the planet (and possibly the universe) with his "Turbo-power!" Olds dragster. There are shades of John Carpenter's They Live, caffeinated Evil Dead speed-freakery, a cameo by Miles O'Keeffe, and uncanny movie preview clichés, such as sentence prepositions that never reach a resolution: "On an alien planet…the beauty and wisdom of a sorceress…." Sometimes the liner note blurbs speak for themselves: "Damon Packard is to Stephen Spielberg what George Kuchar is to Douglas Sirk."

Directed by: Damon Packard
Release date: 1988-07-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

6.8/10 IMDB

Based on Kenneth Grahame's classic children's yarn, this charming animated tale follows four colorful talking critters: the blithe Mr. Toad, the sensible Mole, the urbane Rat and the cranky but insightful Badger. When Mr. Toad's passion for cars lands him in dutch, it's up to his three woodland cohorts to bail him out and restore his reputation by outfoxing a horde of underhanded weasels.

Starring: Caz Adams, John Derum, Wallas Eaton ..
Release date: 1988-12-12
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : Peter Pan

Peter Pan

5.9/10 IMDB

This animated fairy tale for kids tells the classic story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. Determined never to become an adult, Peter stays forever young in a magical word called Neverland, where he leads a band of mischevious kids called the Lost Boys. Unfortunately, Neverland's chief other inhabitant is a pirate named Captain Hook, who would like nothing more than to put a permanent end to Peter's fun.

Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : Christmas in Tattertown

Christmas in Tattertown

6.2/10 IMDB

Christmas in Tattertown is a 1988 television special created and directed by Ralph Bakshi about a place where everything discarded in the world came alive. It aired on the cable television network Nickelodeon.

Starring: Sherry Lynn, Keith David, Charlie Adler ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1988-12-21

Cellar Dweller

5.0/10 IMDB

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, now part of an artist's colony.

Starring: Debrah Farentino, Yvonne De Carlo, Jeffrey Combs, Michael Deak, Brian Robbins, Pamela Bellwood, Miranda Wilson, Vince Edwards, Floyd Levine, Miranda Wilson ..
Directed by: John Carl Buechler
Release date: 1988-09-20

The Testimony of Randolph Carter

6.1/10 IMDB

The Testimony of Randolph Carter is based on Lovecraft's "The Statement of Randolph Carter," with some additional story material lifted from other Carter tales, especially "Through the Gates of the Silver Key." The film was shot on VHS using home equipment in 1987. It was filmed at various locations throughout Colorado. Part of the budget came from The Colorado College Award in Literature, a grant to fund independent educational projects.

Starring: Darrell Tyler, William Mark Hulings, Philip Bell, Sean Branney, Judith Ruha ..
Directed by: Andrew Leman
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

5.1/10 IMDB

It's a whimsical romp through Wonderland when Alice falls down the rabbit hole and finds herself in a strange land filled with a fabulous menagerie of curious characters.

Starring: Olivia Martin, Phillip Hinton, Paul Johnstone, Moya O'Sullivan, Keith Scott ..
Directed by: Richard Trueblood
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : Taboo VI: The Obsession

Taboo VI: The Obsession

5.8/10 IMDB

This time the subject is twins. Doreen (the voluptuous Nina Hartley) has a sexual obsession for a fantasy lover. She lusts when he lusts and is consumed with desire for him. On the advice of her friend, Taffy (Gina Giannetti), Doreen visits a psychic, Natasha (the sensual Krista Lane) because her marriage to Roger (Scott Irish) is falling apart. During the reading, Natasha unlocks Doreen's secret, the lust she has for her twin brother, Dalton (Joey Silvera ). Doreen goes to her brother. Arriving at his mountain cabin Doreen schemes to break up the relationship between Dalton and his fiance. Natasha arranges a seance with Doreen, Dalton and Michelle. With her psychic powers at their peak, Natasha unleashes a vortex of sexuality that explodes on the screen in scorching intensity, in the classic Taboo tradition.

Starring: Gina Gianetti, Nina Hartley, Scott Irish, Frank James, Krista Lane, Alicia Monet, Britt Morgan, Joey Silvera, Tiffany Storm ..
Directed by: Gary Graver
Release date: 1988-02-18
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : Raiders of the Magic Ivory

Raiders of the Magic Ivory

4.6/10 IMDB

Two Vietnam vets are hired to infiltrate a religious sect and steal an ancient relic, a magic ivory tablet. Mercenaries Sugar and Mark enter a dangerous jungle full of cannibalistic natives in an unnamed Asian country and retrieve an ancient stone relic being held by a hostile religious sect. The two accept the job but something about the gig just isn't sitting right and their client may be withholding information vital to the mission and their survival.

Starring: James Mitchum, Christopher Ahrens, Franklin Dominguez, Thomas Irving, Clarissa Mendez, Charles Rack ..
Directed by: Tonino Ricci
Release date: 1988-11-12

The Dreaming

5.1/10 IMDB

A place where ancient mysteries survive... and nightmares are real. A burial ground is unearthed. A Girl dies. An ancient curse lives on. And then there are the dreams... Dreams or nightmares?... Nightmares or premonitions? A young doctor becomes inextricably involved in a chain of supernatural events, that point towards death.

Starring: Arthur Dignam, Penny Cook, Gary Sweet, Laurence Clifford, Laurence Clifford, Patrick Frost, John Noble, Patrick Frost ..
Directed by: Mario Andreacchio
Release date: 1988-05-13


5.1/10 IMDB

Three horror stories linked by a sinister delivery boy. The stories are "Heroine Overdose", "Pandora" and "Veteran's Day".

Starring: James Earl Jones, Michael Hartson, J.T. Wallace, Jerry Anderson, Linda Carol Toner, Gretchen Becker, Kirsten Wagner, Shawn Player, Shanna McCullough, Angela Jones ..
Directed by: Stephen M. Kienzle
Release date: 1988-08-08


4.8/10 IMDB

A bandleader whose career is nosediving makes a deal with the owner of a bar to sell his soul for success.

Starring: Phillip Ward, Lyn Levand, David Marciano, Cheryl Slean, James Orr, Brad Slaight, Phil Therrien, Tantala Ray, Karen Russell, Irene Cagen ..
Directed by: Richard Casey
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1988 : Decodings


5.1/10 IMDB

Decodings is an indelible found footage film that explores the possibilities of, and barriers to, intimate relationships between men and was produced at the height of AIDS hysteria. - Early Monthly Segments

Starring: William Graves, Barry Livingston ..
Directed by: Michael Wallin
Release date: 1988-01-01

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