Best Horror Movies of 1988

1.

Child's Play

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Starring: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, Dinah Manoff, Ed Gale, Tommy Swerdlow, Jack Colvin, Ray Oliver, Neil Giuntoli ..
Directed by: Tom Holland
Release date: 1988-11-08
2.

Dead Ringers

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, Claire, but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon, Shirley Douglas, Stephen Lack, Nick Nichols, Lynne Cormack, Damir Andrei, Miriam Newhouse ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1988-09-23
3.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

4.9
5.8/10 IMDB

The apparently comatose Michael Myers is being transferred from one hospital to another, but he wakes up when the ambulance crew talk about his surviving niece, Jamie. After slaughtering his attendants, Myers sets out to find his one living relative who is, fortunately, being cared for by a kind and resourceful foster sister named Rachel. Meanwhile, the ever-cautious Dr. Loomis remains on the killer's path.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur, Michael Pataki, Beau Starr, Kathleen Kinmont, Sasha Jenson, Gene Ross, Carmen Filpi ..
Directed by: Dwight H. Little
Release date: 1988-10-21
4.

The Blob

4.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government agents try to cover up the evidence and confine the creature.

Starring: Kevin Dillon, Shawnee Smith, Donovan Leitch, Jeffrey DeMunn, Candy Clark, Joe Seneca, Del Close, Paul McCrane, Sharon Spelman, Beau Billingslea ..
Directed by: Chuck Russell
Release date: 1988-08-05
5.

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

4.8
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.

Brain Damage

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A normal, average guy who lives in New York City becomes dependent on an evil, disembodied brain.

Starring: Rick Hearst, Jennifer Lowry, Gordon MacDonald, Theo Barnes, John Zacherle, Lucille Saint-Peter, Vicki Darnell, Joseph Gonzalez, Bradlee Rhodes, Michael Bishop ..
Directed by: Frank Henenlotter
Release date: 1988-04-15
7.

Phantasm II

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Mike, after his release from a psychiatric hospital, teams up with his old pal Reggie to hunt down the Tall Man, who is at it again. A mysterious, beautiful girl has also become part of Mike's dreams, and they must find her before the Tall Man does.

Starring: James Le Gros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm, Paula Irvine, Samantha Phillips, Kenneth Tigar, Ruth C. Engel, Mark Anthony Major, Stacey Travis, A. Michael Baldwin ..
Directed by: Don Coscarelli
Release date: 1988-07-08
8.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

4.7
5.6/10 IMDB

Dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen, who can draw others into her dreams, wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power to pull a new group of children into his foul domain.

Starring: Robert Englund, Tuesday Knight, Ken Sagoes, Rodney Eastman, Lisa Wilcox, Andras Jones, Danny Hassel, Brooke Theiss, Toy Newkirk, Nicholas Mele ..
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 1988-08-19
9.

Hellbound: Hellraiser II

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, and Kirsty must follow him to save her father and witness the power struggles among the newly damned.

Starring: Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins, Kenneth Cranham, Imogen Boorman, William Hope, Sean Chapman, Doug Bradley, Barbie Wilde, Simon Bamford, Nicholas Vince ..
Directed by: Tony Randel
Release date: 1988-12-23
10.

The Serpent and the Rainbow

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses. Based on the true life experiences of Wade Davis and filmed on location in Haiti, it's a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural.

Starring: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, Paul Winfield, Brent Jennings, Conrad Roberts, Badja Djola, Theresa Merritt, Michael Gough, Paul Guilfoyle ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1988-02-05
11.

Night of the Demons

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

While conducting a seance during a Halloween party, high-school seniors unlock the demon that remains locked in the crematorium.

Starring: Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Amelia Kinkade, Linnea Quigley, Hal Havins, Billy Gallo, Lance Fenton, Jill Terashita, Allison Barron, Philip Tanzini ..
Directed by: Kevin Tenney
Release date: 1988-10-14
12.

Pumpkinhead

4.6
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
13.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Aliens disguised as clowns crash land on Earth in a rural town to capture unsuspecting victims in cotton candy cocoons for later consumption.

Starring: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon, Royal Dano, Christopher Titus, Michael S. Siegel, Peter Licassi, Irene Michaels, Karla Sue Krull ..
Directed by: Stephen Chiodo
Release date: 1988-05-27
14.

Monkey Shines

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.

Starring: Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten, Christine Forrest, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci, Tom Quinn, Janine Turner, William Newman ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1988-07-29
15.

Waxwork

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Wealthy slacker college student Mark, his new girlfriend Sarah, and their friends are invited to a special showing at a mysterious wax museum which displays 18 of the most evil men of all time. After his ex-girlfriend and another friend disappear, Mark becomes suspicious.

Starring: Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Michelle Johnson, David Warner, Dana Ashbrook, John Rhys-Davies, Clare Carey, Jennifer Bassey, Joe Baker, Eric Brown ..
Directed by: Anthony Hickox
Release date: 1988-06-17
16.

Fright Night Part 2

4.5
5.9/10 IMDB

After three years of therapy Charley Brewster, now a college student, is convinced that Jerry Dandridge was a serial killer posing as a vampire. But when Regine, a mysterious actress and her entourage move into Peter Vincent's apartment block, the nightmare starts again - and this time it's personal!

Starring: Roddy McDowall, William Ragsdale, Traci Lind, Julie Carmen, Jon Gries, Brian Thompson, Merritt Butrick, Ernie Sabella, Alexander Folk, John Lafayette ..
Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace
Release date: 1988-04-07
17.

Vampire's Kiss

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his madness deepens, it begins to look as if some of the events he's experiencing may be hallucinations.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, María Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley, Kasi Lemmons, Robert Lujan, Boris Leskin, John Michael Higgins, Amy Stiller, Jessica Lundy ..
Directed by: Robert Bierman
Release date: 1988-09-17
18.

Return of the Living Dead Part II

4.4
5.7/10 IMDB

A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.

Starring: James Karen, Thom Mathews, Suzanne Snyder, Michael Kenworthy, Marsha Dietlein, Dana Ashbrook, Philip Bruns, Jonathan Terry, Thor Van Lingen, Sally Smythe ..
Directed by: Ken Wiederhorn
Release date: 1988-01-15
19.

The Seventh Sign

4.4
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
20.

The Lair of the White Worm

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

In a remote corner of England's Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed. But even weirder is that Lady Sylvia steals the skull for use in worshiping – very erotically – her pagan god, The White Worm, who hungers for the taste of virginal flesh.

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
21.

Maniac Cop

4.3
6.0/10 IMDB

In New York, people are slain and strangled to death brutally on the open street. All witnesses agree that the murderer was in a cop's uniform. Soon the police search and find a suspect in its own ranks: Jack Forrest, suspected of murdering his own wife and the rest of the unfortunate individuals to die by the Maniac Cop’s reign of terror. To prove his innocence, he investigates the case with his partner, Theresa Mallory.

Starring: Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Richard Roundtree, William Smith, Robert Z'Dar, Sheree North, Nick Barbaro, Lou Bonacki, Barry Brenner ..
Directed by: William Lustig
Release date: 1988-05-13
22.

Critters 2

4.2
5.5/10 IMDB

A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again.

Starring: Scott Grimes, Liane Curtis, Barry Corbin, Don Keith Opper, Lin Shaye, Eddie Deezen, Terrence Mann, Roxanne Kernohan, Sam Anderson, Douglas Rowe ..
Directed by: Mick Garris
Release date: 1988-04-29
23.

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

4.1
5.5/10 IMDB

Angela Baker, a psychotic transsexual, escapes from a mental hospital and surfaces at a summer camp as a counselor who lectures her teenage charges on proper moral behavior. Those teens who break her strict rules -- from the camp chatterbox or a sex-obsessed girl to the boys who are peeping Toms -- are murdered by the impostor in various gruesome ways. As more campers go missing, intrepid counselor Molly begins to piece together the truth.

Starring: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Brian Patrick Clarke, Valerie Hartman, Walter Gotell, Tony Higgins, Susan Marie Snyder, Terry Hobbs, Carol Chambers, Benji Wilhoite ..
Directed by: Michael A. Simpson
Release date: 1988-10-31
24.

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

3.9
5.2/10 IMDB

A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly unchains the merciless, bloodthirsty Jason Voorhees from his watery grave.

Starring: Kane Hodder, Lar Park Lincoln, Susan Jennifer Sullivan, Kevin Spirtas, Terry Kiser, Elizabeth Kaitan, Susan Blu, John Otrin, Heidi Kozak, William Butler ..
Directed by: John Carl Buechler
Release date: 1988-05-13
25.

Dead Heat

3.9
6.0/10 IMDB

LAPD police officer, Roger Mortis is killed while arresting zombies who have been reanimated by the head of Dante Laboratories in order to carry out violent armed robberies.

Starring: Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Lindsay Frost, Darren McGavin, Vincent Price, Robert Picardo, Martha Quinn, Keye Luke, Clare Kirkconnell, Mel Stewart ..
Directed by: Mark Goldblatt
Release date: 1988-05-06
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : Jack the Ripper
26.

Jack the Ripper

3.8
7.5/10 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
27.

Paperhouse

3.7
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
28.

Poltergeist III

3.6
4.6/10 IMDB

Carol Anne has been sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle in an effort to hide her from the clutches of the ghostly Reverend Kane, but he tracks her down and terrorises her in her relatives' appartment in a tall glass building. Will he finally achieve his target and capture Carol Anne again, or will Tangina be able, yet again, to thwart him?

Starring: Tom Skerritt, Nancy Allen, Heather O'Rourke, Lara Flynn Boyle, Kipley Wentz, Zelda Rubinstein, Richard Fire, Nathan Davis, Joey Garfield, Heather Holty ..
Directed by: Gary Sherman
Release date: 1988-06-10
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
29.

Daffy Duck's Quackbusters

3.6
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
30.

Hell Comes to Frogtown

3.5
5.5/10 IMDB

'Hell' is the name of the hero of the story. He's a prisoner of the women who now run the USA after a nuclear/biological war. Results of the war are that mutants have evolved, and the human race is in danger of extinction due to infertility. Hell is given the task of helping in the rescue of a group of fertile women from the harem of the mutant leader (resembling a frog). Hell cannot escape since he has a bomb attached to his private parts which will detonate if he strays more than a few hundred yards from his guard.

Starring: Roddy Piper, Sandahl Bergman, William Smith, Rory Calhoun, Cec Verrell, Nicholas Worth, Kristi Somers, Cliff Bemis, Brian Frank, Lee Garlington ..
Directed by: Donald G. Jackson, R.J. Kizer
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : Tales from the Gimli Hospital
31.

Tales from the Gimli Hospital

3.5
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
32.

Pin

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Pin, a plastic medical dummy, has been the fixation of Leon since youth. Now grown up and orphaned in an accident, Leon brings Pin home to live with him and his sister Ursula, much to her reluctance. Soon, however, Leon's fixation on Pin spirals out of control, and Ursula must face the devastating consequences.

Starring: David Hewlett, Cynthia Preston, Terry O'Quinn, Bronwen Mantel, John Pyper-Ferguson, Helene Udy, Jonathan Banks, Patricia Collins, Steven Bednarski, Katie Shingler ..
Directed by: Sandor Stern
Release date: 1988-11-25
33.

Deadbeat at Dawn

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Goose leaves the gang life behind after pleas from his girlfriend. But it isn't long before he's pulled back into the world of violence.

Starring: Jim Van Bebber, Megan Murphy, Marc Pitman, Ric Walker, Paul Harper, Maureen Allisse, Tom Burns, John Bradley, Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert ..
Directed by: Jim Van Bebber
Release date: 1988-01-01
34.

Return of the Killer Tomatoes!

3.4
5.2/10 IMDB

Crazy old Professor Gangreen has developed a way to make tomatoes look human for a second invasion.

Starring: Anthony Starke, George Clooney, Karen M. Waldron, John Astin, Steve Lundquist, Michael Villani, J. Stephen Peace, Harvey Weber, John De Bello, Costa Dillon ..
Directed by: John De Bello
Release date: 1988-04-22
35.

Lady in White

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him.

Starring: Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Alex Rocco, Katherine Helmond, Jason Presson, Jared Rushton, Renata Vanni, Angelo Bertolini, Joelle Jacobi, Henry Harris ..
Directed by: Frank LaLoggia
Release date: 1988-04-22
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : Spellbinder
36.

Spellbinder

3.3
5.8/10 IMDB

When Jeff and his friend rescue a young beautiful woman (Kelly Preston) from an apparently abusive boyfriend, the trouble starts. Jeff unknowing becomes involved with Miranda (Kelly) and the web of intrigue that follows her. Miranda is on the run from the witches coven (to which she belongs). Miranda tells Jeff of her situation, but not the entire truth. Jeff willingly helps Miranda out of her troubles, but creates his own.

Starring: Tim Daly, Kelly Preston, Rick Rossovich, Audra Lindley, Anthony Crivello, Diana Bellamy, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Julian Christopher, Kyle T. Heffner, M.C. Gainey ..
Directed by: Janet Greek
Release date: 1988-09-23
37.

Bad Dreams

3.2
5.6/10 IMDB

Unity Field, a "free love" cult from the '70s, is mostly remembered for its notorious mass suicide led by Harris, its charismatic leader. While all members are supposed to burn in a fire together, young Cynthia is spared by chance. Years later, the nightmare of Unity Field remains buried in her mind. But when those around Cynthia start killing themselves, and she begins having visions of Harris, she may be forced to confront the past -- before it confronts her.

Starring: Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott, Richard Lynch, Dean Cameron, Harris Yulin, Elizabeth Daily, Sy Richardson, Susan Ruttan, Susan Barnes, John Scott Clough ..
Directed by: Andrew Fleming
Release date: 1988-04-08
38.

Watchers

3.0
5.3/10 IMDB

A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unknow to him, the dog is being stalked by another escaped creature thats not quite so friendly.

Starring: Corey Haim, Michael Ironside, Lala Sloatman, Barbara Williams, Duncan Fraser, Christopher Cary, Graeme Campbell, Dan O'Dowd, Dale Wilson, Blu Mankuma ..
Directed by: Jon Hess
Release date: 1988-12-02
39.

Pulse

3.0
5.4/10 IMDB

An intelligent pulse of electricity moves from house to thouse, terrorizing occupants through their own appliances. Having already destroyed one household in a quiet neighborhood, the pulse finds itself in the home of a boy and his divorced father.

Starring: Cliff DeYoung, Roxanne Hart, Matthew Lawrence, Joey Lawrence, Charles Tyner, Dennis Redfield, Robert Romanus, Myron Healey, Jean Sincere, Michael Rider ..
Directed by: Paul Golding
Release date: 1988-03-04
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : The Jogger
40.

The Jogger

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A jogger is attacked and chased one morning by a would be killer. The film sets out to show that the greatest horror in life is often that which lies beneath the calm surface of every day normality.

Starring: Terry O'Quinn, Tom Morga, Elizabeth Ruscio, Maureen Kedes ..
Directed by: Robert Resnikoff
Release date: 1988-01-09
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : Face Like a Frog
41.

Face Like a Frog

3.0
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
42.

Jack's Back

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

A young doctor is suspected when a series of Jack the Ripper copycat killings is committed. However, when the doctor himself is murdered, his identical twin brother claims to have seen visions of the true killer.

Starring: James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Jim Haynie, Robert Picardo, Rod Loomis, Rex Ryon, Chris Mulkey, John Wesley, Bobby Hosea, Danitza Kingsley ..
Directed by: Rowdy Herrington
Release date: 1988-05-06
43.

The Kiss

3.0
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
44.

Heart of Midnight

3.0
5.4/10 IMDB

A young woman who is getting back on her feet after a mental breakdown, Carol Rivers discovers that her late uncle has left her a rundown nightclub. Carol decides to renovate the venue, but, in the process, uncovers dark secrets about the club and her dead relative. After a series of disturbing events, Carol becomes increasingly unstable, but she finds some measure of comfort in Sharpe, an enigmatic older detective.

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Peter Coyote, Denise Dumont, Frank Stallone, Brenda Vaccaro, Steve Buscemi, Nicholas Love, Jack Hallett, James Rebhorn, Tico Wells ..
Directed by: Matthew Chapman
Release date: 1988-11-10
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : Someone is watching you
45.

Someone is watching you

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A group of students undergoes an experiment conducted by American scientists. It consists of testing the effects of a new drug, which allows a dream generated by one person to be shared by several individuals.

Starring: Marisa Ferrari, Horacio Erman, Ana María Pittaluga, Daniela Pal, Fernando Bonfante, James Murray, Hugo Halbrich, Lucy Green, Andrea Fusero, Michel Peyronel ..
Directed by: Gustavo Cova, Horacio Maldonado
Release date: 1988-11-03
46.

The Unholy

2.9
5.0/10 IMDB

A priest battles a demon that kills sinners in the act of sinning.

Starring: Ben Cross, Ned Beatty, William Russ, Jill Carroll, Hal Holbrook, Trevor Howard, Nicole Fortier, Peter Frechette, Claudia Robinson, Earleen Carey ..
Directed by: Camilo Vila
Release date: 1988-04-22
47.

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers

2.9
5.3/10 IMDB

Los Angeles private eye Jack Chandler is hired by a worried mother to find her missing runaway daughter, Samantha. As Chandler searches for her whereabouts, he uncovers an evil cult that worships an Egyptian god, whose followers commit human sacrifices with chainsaws to appease their deity. He soon learns that Samantha has revenge in store for the cult leader and his bevy of blood-thirsty, chainsaw-wielding hookers.

Starring: Gunnar Hansen, Linnea Quigley, Jay Richardson, Michelle Bauer, Dawn Wildsmith, Esther Elise, Fox Harris, Jimmy Williams, Michael Sonye, Dennis T. Mooney ..
Directed by: Fred Olen Ray
Release date: 1988-03-01
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : The Phantom of the Opera
48.

The Phantom of the Opera

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

An animated version of Gaston Leroux's everlasting tale of "The Phantom of the Opera". Christine has been acting strange the last few days: she, first of all, got the lead part on a new opera and she's arrogant with people. A masked Phantom lurking in the shadows is haunting her, keeping her away from other men, striking revenge on the world above, but he also has a good side, a side that was tortured since childhood.

Starring: Aiden Grennell, Collette Proctor, Daniel Reardon, Jim Reid, Joseph Taylor ..
Directed by: Al Guest, Jean Mathieson
Release date: 1988-05-03
Best Horror Movies of 1988 : Stille Nacht I: Dramolet
49.

Stille Nacht I: Dramolet

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A magnet moves on a floor. A moth beats against a window. A doll child watches the magnet; threads of metal filings gather around the magnet.

Directed by: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
Release date: 1988-01-01
50.

Out of the Dark

2.9
5.3/10 IMDB

A deranged killer wearing a clown mask begins preying on a group of young women working at a phone-sex company.

Starring: Cameron Dye, Karen Black, Bud Cort, Lynn Danielson-Rosenthal, Starr Andreeff, Divine, Geoffrey Lewis, Tracey Walter, Karen Mayo-Chandler, Silvana Gallardo ..
Directed by: Michael Schroeder
Release date: 1988-06-02

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