Best Horror Movies of 1988

1.

Jack the Ripper

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

Jack the Ripper was a 1988 two-part television movie/mini-series portraying a fictionalized account of the hunt for Jack The Ripper, the killer responsible for the Whitechapel murders of 1888. The series coincided with the 100th anniversary of the murders. Using historical characters involved in the genuine 1888 hunt for the killer, the film was written by Derek Marlowe and David Wickes

Release date: 1988-10-21
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : The Night of the Beast
2.

The Night of the Beast

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

A group of friends on a hunting trip, staying at a cabin in the middle of nowhere start being attacked by a beast.

Starring: Sergio Goyri, Jorge Reynoso, Lina Santos, Hugo Stiglitz, Arsenio Campos, Arturo García Tenorio, Manuel Capetillo, Paco Sañudo, Juan Moro, Tito Guillén ..
Directed by: Gilberto de Anda
Release date: 1988-01-01
3.

The Stick

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

A squad (stick) of South African soldiers is sent into the bush to track down some rebel fighters when things take a supernatural turn.

Starring: Greg Latter, Sean Taylor, Frantz Dobrowsky, James Whyle, Nicky Rebelo, Frank Opperman, Gys de Villiers, Winston Ntshona, Dixon Malele, Elsabe Zietsman ..
Directed by: Darrell James Roodt
Release date: 1988-08-23
4.

Pulse Pounders

2.7
6.8/10 IMDB

In this 'sequel' anthology, the film offers a TRANCERS sequel written by original creators Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo, a new Lovecraft adaptation THE EVIL CLERGYMAN, featuring Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton, and finally a sequel to THE DUNGEONMASTER.

Starring: Richard Moll, Jeffrey Byron, David Gale, Velvet Rhodes, Helen Hunt, David Warner, Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, Una Brandon-Jones, Tim Thomerson ..
Directed by: Charles Band
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : The Tale of Ruby Rose
5.

The Tale of Ruby Rose

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

The year is 1933. Ruby Rose (Melita Jurisic) is an Australian woman living with her Welsh immigrant husband Henry (Chris Haywood) in the Tasmanian highlands. Cut off from her superjudgmental family, for whom Henry had once worked as a humble farm hand, Ruby remains isolated in her tiny house. Superstitiously terrified of the dark, she begins developing her own folklore about the inky blackness that surrounds her each night; this folklore eventually develops into Ruby's own personal religion, created to ward off the evils that she imagines lurk in every corner. Only by venturing out of her house and rekindling her relationship with her embittered father is Ruby able to exorcise her fears. Almost hypnotic in its stark beauty, Tale of Ruby Rose is proof enough that writer/director Roger Scholes deserves to be far better known.

Starring: Melita Juriši?, Chris Haywood, Rod Zuanic, Martyn Sanderson, Sheila Florance ..
Directed by: Roger Scholes
Release date: 1988-08-18
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : Iguana
6.

Iguana

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A grotesquely disfigured harpooner called Iguana is severely mistreated by his fellow sailors on a whaling ship in the 19th century. One night he escapes and takes up residence on a remote island. He makes himself ruler of the island and declares war on mankind. Anyone unfortunate enough to wind up on the island with Iguana is subjected to his cruel tyranny.

Starring: Everett McGill, Fabio Testi, Michael Madsen, Jack Taylor, Michael J. Bradford, Roger Kendall, Robert Case, Maru Valdivielso, Pierangelo Pozzato, Alessandro Tasca ..
Directed by: Monte Hellman
Release date: 1988-04-01
7.

Curse of the Queerwolf

2.4
5.5/10 IMDB

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 full moon...

Starring: Michael Palazzolo, Kent Butler, Taylor Whitney, Cynthia Brownell, Darwyn Carson, Sergio Bandera, Jim Bruce, Mark Pirro, John McCafferty, Conrad Brooks ..
Directed by: Mark Pirro
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : Into the Fire
8.

Into the Fire

2.4
5.0/10 IMDB

Out of work and driving aimlessly, a man pulls into the "Wolf Lodge" and ends up with a job. When he wakes nightly to the sounds of icy voices and screams he decides he can no longer be an innocent bystander.

Starring: Susan Anspach, Art Hindle, Olivia d'Abo, Lee Montgomery, Maureen McRae, Steve Pernie, John Dondertman, Alice O'Neil, Bill Norman ..
Directed by: Graeme Campbell
Release date: 1988-09-01
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : Half Past Midnight
9.

Half Past Midnight

2.2
5.8/10 IMDB

This is one of Wim Vink's earliest movies about a girl who gets bullied at school by her fellow classmates and after gets her revenge by killing them one by one in an extremely gruesome and bloody way.

Starring: Angelique Viesee, Judith Driessen, Ad Kleingeld, Femke Bakker, Hanneke Buhling, Emile van den Berg, Astrid van Beest ..
Directed by: Wim Vink
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : Party Line
10.

Party Line

2.1
4.9/10 IMDB

A rich brother and sister are crazed killers. She lures men into her bed, and he attacks them and murders them. A detective is assigned to find the killers and bring them in.

Starring: Richard Hatch, Shawn Weatherly, Leif Garrett, Greta Blackburn, Richard Roundtree, James O'Sullivan, Terence McGovern, Karen Mayo-Chandler, Richard Brandes ..
Directed by: William Webb
Release date: 1988-10-01

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