Best Horror Movies of 1987

1.

Evil Dead II

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie DePaiva, Denise Bixler, Richard Domeier, John Peakes, Lou Hancock, Ted Raimi, Josh Becker ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 1987-03-13
2.

The Lost Boys

5.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon find out that it's overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take it upon themselves to hunt down the vampires that they suspect of a few mysterious murders and restore peace and calm to their town.

Starring: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Edward Herrmann, Jamison Newlander, Billy Wirth, Alex Winter ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 1987-07-31
3.

Hellraiser

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover while the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Starring: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman, Oliver Smith, Robert Hines, Anthony Allen, Leon Davis, Michael Cassidy, Frank Baker ..
Directed by: Clive Barker
Release date: 1987-09-11
4.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with their dreams. Too bad Freddy's decided to herald his return by invading the kids' dreams and scaring them into committing suicide.

Starring: Robert Englund, Patricia Arquette, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Craig Wasson, Laurence Fishburne, Ken Sagoes, Rodney Eastman, Jennifer Rubin, Bradley Gregg ..
Directed by: Chuck Russell
Release date: 1987-02-27
5.

Angel Heart

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered by the mysterious Louis Cyphre to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself, as he goes on a supernatural journey into his own soul.

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling, Stocker Fontelieu, Brownie McGhee, Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Whitcraft, Eliott Keener, Charles Gordone ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1987-03-06
6.

Fatal Attraction

5.1
6.9/10 IMDB

A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Jane Krakowski, Fred Gwynne, Stuart Pankin, Ellen Foley, Lois Smith, Meg Mundy ..
Directed by: Adrian Lyne
Release date: 1987-09-11
7.

The Hidden

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

When average, law-abiding citizens suddenly turn to a life of hedonistic behavior and violent crime, Detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri) is tasked with helping young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan) determine the cause in this tense, sci-fi thriller.

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian, Clarence Felder, Clu Gulager, Ed O'Ross, Richard Brooks, Larry Cedar, Katherine Cannon, John McCann ..
Directed by: Jack Sholder
Release date: 1987-10-30
8.

Near Dark

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars.

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Joshua John Miller, Tim Thomerson, James Le Gros, Troy Evans, Roger Aaron Brown ..
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Release date: 1987-10-02
9.

Prince of Darkness

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Victor Wong, Jameson Parker, Dennis Dun, Susan Blanchard, Anne Marie Howard, Ann Yen, Ken Wright, Dirk Blocker ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1987-10-23
10.

Bad Taste

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A team from the intergalactic fast food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights descends on Earth, planning to make human flesh the newest taste sensation. After they wipe out the New Zealand town Kaihoro, the country’s Astro-Investigation and Defense Service (AIaDS) is called in to deal with the problem. Things are complicated due to Giles, an aid worker who comes to Kaihoro the same day to collect change from the residents. He is captured by the aliens, and AIaDS stages a rescue mission that quickly becomes an all-out assault on the aliens’ headquarters.

Starring: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett, Peter Jackson, Doug Wren, Tony Hiles, Garry A. Brown, Ken Hammon, Michael Kane ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 1987-12-01

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