Best Horror Movies of 1989


The 'Burbs

6.8/10 IMDB

When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube expected to spend his vacation.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Rick Ducommun, Corey Feldman, Wendy Schaal, Henry Gibson, Theodore Gottlieb, Courtney Gains, Gale Gordon ..
Directed by: Joe Dante
Release date: 1989-02-17

Pet Sematary

6.5/10 IMDB

Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable.

Starring: Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Brad Greenquist, Michael Lombard, Miko Hughes, Blaze Berdahl, Susan Blommaert, Mara Clark, Kavi Raz ..
Directed by: Mary Lambert
Release date: 1989-04-21

Santa Sangre

7.5/10 IMDB

A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother.

Starring: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Thelma Tixou, Sabrina Dennison, Adan Jodorowsky, Faviola Elenka Tapia, Teo Jodorowsky, Jesús Juárez, Gloria Contreras ..
Directed by: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Release date: 1989-11-24

Dead Calm

6.8/10 IMDB

An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm weather conditions, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane, George Shevtsov, Rod Mullinar, Joshua Tilden, Michael Long, Lisa Collins, Paula Hudson-Brinkley, Sharon Cook ..
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 1989-04-07


6.5/10 IMDB

A Beverly Hills teen discovers his parents are part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.

Starring: Billy Warlock, Connie Danese, Ben Slack, Evan Richards, Patrice Jennings, Tim Bartell, Charles Lucia, Heidi Kozak, Brian Bremer, Ben Meyerson ..
Directed by: Brian Yuzna
Release date: 1989-05-13


6.2/10 IMDB

In 17th century New England, witch hunter Giles Redferne captures an evil warlock, but the conjurer eludes death with supernatural help. Flung into the future, the warlock winds up in the 1980s and plans to bring about the end of the world. Redferne follows the enchanter into the modern era and continues his mission, but runs into trouble in such unfamiliar surroundings. With the help of a young woman, can Redferne finally defeat the warlock?

Starring: Julian Sands, Lori Singer, Richard E. Grant, Mary Woronov, Richard Kuss, Anna Levine Thomson, David Carpenter, Nancy Fox, Frank Renzulli, Ian Abercrombie ..
Directed by: Steve Miner
Release date: 1989-06-01


5.8/10 IMDB

Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one.

Starring: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern, Hector Elizondo, Lisa Eilbacher, Michael Carmine, Meg Foster, Eugene Lipinski ..
Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
Release date: 1989-03-17

The Woman in Black

7.1/10 IMDB

When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or even acknowledge the menacing woman in black he keeps seeing.

Starring: Adrian Rawlins, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Pauline Moran, David Ryall, Clare Holman, John Cater, John Franklyn-Robbins, Fiona Walker, William Simons ..
Directed by: Herbert Wise
Release date: 1989-12-24

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child

5.0/10 IMDB

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son?

Starring: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Erika Anderson, Valorie Armstrong, Michael Ashton, Kelly Jo Minter, Danny Hassel, Nicholas Mele, Joe Seely, Burr DeBenning ..
Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Release date: 1989-08-11


5.5/10 IMDB

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.

Starring: Michael Murphy, Mitch Pileggi, Peter Berg, Camille Cooper, Sam Scarber, Richard Brooks, Vincent Guastaferro, Ted Raimi, Heather Langenkamp, John Tesh ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1989-10-27

Puppet Master

5.5/10 IMDB

A Jewish puppet maker who's discovered the secret to creating living puppets commits suicide to avoid capture by the Nazis and hides his beloved and harmless puppet children in a California hotel. Years later, a cult of magicians arrive at the hotel under the invitation of an ex-member who betrayed them all, only to find that he's dead - and that the living puppets, under the influence of a new Puppet Master, have turned murderous!

Starring: Paul Le Mat, William Hickey, Irene Miracle, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Robin Frates, Matt Roe, Kathryn O'Reilly, Mews Small, Barbara Crampton, David Boyd ..
Directed by: David Schmoeller
Release date: 1989-10-12

DeepStar Six

5.3/10 IMDB

The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.

Starring: Taurean Blacque, Nancy Everhard, Greg Evigan, Miguel Ferrer, Nia Peeples, Matt McCoy, Cindy Pickett, Elya Baskin, Marius Weyers, Thom Bray ..
Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham
Release date: 1989-01-13

The Fly II

5.1/10 IMDB

Martin Brundle, born of the human/fly, is adopted by his father's place of employment (Bartok Inc.) while the employees simply wait for his mutant chromosomes to come out of their dormant state.

Starring: Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga, Lee Richardson, John Getz, Frank C. Turner, Ann Marie Lee, Garry Chalk, Saffron Henderson, Harley Cross, Matthew Moore ..
Directed by: Chris Walas
Release date: 1989-02-10


6.1/10 IMDB

The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

Starring: Elizabeth Cox, Renée Estevez, Dan Hicks, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi, David Byrnes, Eugene Robert Glazer, Billy Marti, Burr Steers ..
Directed by: Scott Spiegel
Release date: 1989-01-27

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

4.9/10 IMDB

Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers is secretly nursed back to health — and returns a year later to kill again and once more targets his young niece, Jamie. Jamie is now recovering in the local children's hospital after attacking her stepmother and losing her voice. Her mental link with her evil uncle may be the key to uprooting her family tree.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Beau Starr, Don Shanks, Jeffrey Landman, Tamara Glynn, Jonathan Chapin, Matthew Walker, Wendy Foxworth ..
Directed by: Dominique Othenin-Girard
Release date: 1989-10-12


6.1/10 IMDB

Michael is a young boy living in a typical 1950s suburbanite home... except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, and continued unease around his parents. Young Michael begins to suspect his parents are cooking more than just hamburgers on the grill outside, but has trouble explaining his fears to his new-found friend Sheila, or the school's social worker.

Starring: Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt, Sandy Dennis, Bryan Madorsky, Juno Mills-Cockell, Deborah Rush, Kathryn Grody, Graham Jarvis, Wayne Robson, Helen Carscallen ..
Directed by: Bob Balaban
Release date: 1989-01-27

Apartment Zero

6.8/10 IMDB

In a rundown area of Buenos Aires, at the dawn of the 1980s, Adrian LeDuc owns both a struggling movie theater and a shabby apartment building filled with eccentric, squabbling tenants. To make ends meet, Adrian takes in a roommate, Jack Carney, but soon begins to suspect that the quiet American is responsible for a series of political assassinations that are rocking the city.

Starring: Hart Bochner, Colin Firth, Dora Bryan, Liz Smith, Mirella D'Angelo, James Telfer, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Juan Vitali, Cipe Lincovsky, Francesca D'Aloja ..
Directed by: Martin Donovan
Release date: 1989-09-02


5.5/10 IMDB

Three young brothers are terrorized by an evil clown.

Starring: Nathan Forrest Winters, Brian McHugh, Michael Jerome West, Byron Weible, David C. Reinecker, Timothy Enos, Frank Diamanti, Viletta Skillman, Gloria Belsky, Tom Mottram ..
Directed by: Victor Salva
Release date: 1989-01-02
Best Horror Movies of 1989 : Kitchen Sink

Kitchen Sink

7.3/10 IMDB

From the bowels of the kitchen sink, comes a dark and tender love… An original and full-blooded short film that combines humour with surrealism and leads the viewer towards the fantasy of horror.

Starring: Theresa Healey, Peter Tait, Annagretta Christian ..
Directed by: Alison Maclean
Release date: 1989-05-11


5.5/10 IMDB

A novelist's wife and son see him changed by an apparent encounter with aliens in the mountains.

Starring: Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen, Andreas Katsulas, Terri Hanauer, Joel Carlson, John Dennis Johnston, DeeDee Rescher, Aileen Fitzpatrick, R.J. Miller ..
Directed by: Philippe Mora
Release date: 1989-11-10

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

4.5/10 IMDB

Jason ships out aboard a teen-filled "love boat" bound for New York, which is soon transformed into the ultimate voyage of the damned.

Starring: Kane Hodder, Jensen Daggett, Scott Reeves, Barbara Bingham, Peter Mark Richman, Martin Cummins, Gordon Currie, Alex Diakun, Vincent Craig Dupree, Saffron Henderson ..
Directed by: Rob Hedden
Release date: 1989-07-28


6.8/10 IMDB

Celia, an imaginative and somewhat disturbed young girl, fantasizes about evil creatures and other oddities to mask her insecurities while growing up in rural Australia.

Starring: Rebecca Smart, Nicholas Eadie, Mary-Anne Fahey, Victoria Longley, Margaret Ricketts, James Newman, Alexander Hutchinson, Adrian Mitchell, Callie Gray, Martin Sharman ..
Directed by: Ann Turner
Release date: 1989-05-18

The Horror Show

5.1/10 IMDB

Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas' family is under attack, his sanity in question, and his house haunted. Aided by a disreputable college professor, can Lucas reclaim his mind, house, and family?

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart, Dedee Pfeiffer, Aron Eisenberg, Thom Bray, Matt Clark, David Oliver, Terry Alexander, Lewis Arquette ..
Directed by: James Isaac
Release date: 1989-04-28

The Return of Swamp Thing

4.6/10 IMDB

The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection.

Starring: Louis Jourdan, Heather Locklear, Sarah Douglas, Dick Durock, Joey Sagal, Ace Mask, Monique Gabrielle, RonReaco Lee, Daniel Emery Taylor, Ralph Pace ..
Directed by: Jim Wynorski
Release date: 1989-05-11

I, Madman

5.9/10 IMDB

A bookshop clerk starts seeing the disfigured killer from her favorite 1950s pulp novels come to life and start killing people around her.

Starring: Jenny Wright, Clayton Rohner, Randall William Cook, Stephanie Hodge, Michelle Jordan, Vance Valencia, Mary Baldwin, Raf Nazario, Bob Frank, Bruce Wagner ..
Directed by: Tibor Takács
Release date: 1989-04-07

The Toxic Avenger Part II

5.0/10 IMDB

The Toxic Avenger is lured to Tokyo, Japan by the evil corporation Apocalypse Inc. So while the Toxic Avenger is fighting crime in Tokyo, Apocalypse Inc. spread evil in Tromaville.

Starring: Ron Fazio, John Altamura, Phoebe Legere, Rick Collins, Rikiya Yasuoka, Tsutomu Sekine, Lisa Gaye, Jessica Dublin, Mayako Katsuragi, Shinoburyû ..
Directed by: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
Release date: 1989-02-24

Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

5.0/10 IMDB

Psychotic Angela is itching to do what she does best: slaughter dozens of teenage campers. As luck would have it, the previous site of her murders has been renamed and converted into an experimental summer camp meant to bring together privileged and lower-class teens. On the day the youths are boarding the buses to camp, Angela runs over a potential camper with a garbage truck and assumes her identity. Once she has infiltrated the camp, the real terror begins.

Starring: Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard, Mark Oliver, Haynes Brooke, Jill Terashita, Sandra Dorsey, Daryl Wilcher, Kim Wall, Kyle Holman ..
Directed by: Michael A. Simpson
Release date: 1989-02-05

Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat

6.1/10 IMDB

Reclusive vampires lounge in a lonely American town. They wear sun cream to protect themselves. A descendant of Van Helsing arrives with hilarious consequences.

Starring: David Carradine, Morgan Brittany, Bruce Campbell, Jim Metzler, Deborah Foreman, M. Emmet Walsh, John Ireland, Dana Ashbrook, John Hancock, Marion Eaton ..
Directed by: Anthony Hickox
Release date: 1989-05-18

Dr. Caligari

6.1/10 IMDB

Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido.

Starring: Madeleine Reynal, Fox Harris, Laura Albert, Jennifer Balgobin, John Durbin, Gene Zerna, David Parry, Jennifer Miro, Stephen Quadros, Debra De Liso ..
Directed by: Stephen Sayadian
Release date: 1989-12-01

Hider in the House

5.9/10 IMDB

A deranged man hides in the attic of a new house and becomes obsessed with the unsuspecting family that moves in.

Starring: Gary Busey, Mimi Rogers, Michael McKean, Kurt Christopher Kinder, Candace Hutson, Elizabeth Ruscio, Chuck Lafont, Bruce Glover, Leonard Termo, Johnny Green ..
Directed by: Matthew Patrick
Release date: 1989-05-13

Black Rainbow

5.9/10 IMDB

Martha Travis is a medium who makes contact with spirits "on the other side" and connects them with their loved ones still alive, in public performances. Trouble begins when she gives a message to Mary Kuron from her husband, Tom. But Tom isn't dead... yet. And Martha not only knows he will die, she also knows who killed him. And the murderer knows she knows...

Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Jason Robards, Tom Hulce, Olek Krupa, John Bennes, Marty Terry, Helen Baldwin, Jon Thompson, Darla N. Warner, Wallace Merck ..
Directed by: Mike Hodges
Release date: 1989-12-05

Stepfather 2

5.6/10 IMDB

"Stepfather" Jerry Blake escapes an insane asylum and winds up in another town, this time impersonating a marriage counselor. With a future wife and new stepson who love him, Blake eliminates anyone who stands in his way to building the perfect family.

Starring: Terry O'Quinn, Meg Foster, Caroline Williams, Jonathan Brandis, Henry Brown, Mitchell Laurance, Miriam Byrd-Nethery, Leon Martell, Renata Scott, John O'Leary ..
Directed by: Jeff Burr
Release date: 1989-11-03
Best Horror Movies of 1989 : Relentless


5.9/10 IMDB

Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.

Starring: Judd Nelson, Robert Loggia, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster, Patrick O'Bryan, Ken Lerner, Mindy Seeger, Angel Tompkins, Beau Starr, Frank Pesce ..
Directed by: William Lustig
Release date: 1989-08-30
Best Horror Movies of 1989 : BUAV: Smile

BUAV: Smile

6.6/10 IMDB

A public information film from British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection against the testing of cosmetics on animals. "Smile" shows what happens to a certain animal during the testing of cosmetics on it, on a woman.

Starring: Judi Dench, Angie Hill ..
Directed by: John Swannell
Release date: 1989-11-27

The Dead Pit

5.3/10 IMDB

The arrival of an amnesiac patient in a psychiatric hospital somehow frees a mad doctor, who was shot and entombed with his fiendish experiments in an abandoned wing of the asylum 20 years before.

Starring: Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson, Stephen Gregory Foster, Danny Gochnauer, Geha Getz, Joan Bechtel, Mara Everett, Jack A. Sunseri, Shanna McCullough, Michael Jacobs ..
Directed by: Brett Leonard
Release date: 1989-10-01
Best Horror Movies of 1989 : After Midnight

After Midnight

5.5/10 IMDB

A college professor teaching a course called "The Psychology of Fear" brings his students (including a psychic) to his home, one dark and stormy night to tell scary stories. The first involves a young couple whose car breaks down by an old, abandoned house. The second has four trendy teenage girls getting lost in a bad part of town and chased by a pack of vicious dogs. Last, a woman on crutches confronting a stalker at the answering service where she works the night shift.

Starring: Jillian McWhirter, Pamela Adlon, Ramy Zada, Marg Helgenberger, Marc McClure, Judie Aronson, Nadine Van der Velde, Alan Rosenberg, Tracy Wells, Penelope Sudrow ..
Directed by: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat
Release date: 1989-11-03

Nightmare Beach

5.3/10 IMDB

In Miami, Florida, biker gang leader Edward "Diablo" Santer is about to be executed for murder when he proclaims his innocence and vows revenge from the grave. When a mysterious biker comes to town during Spring Break festivities, leaving several teenagers electrocuted to death, some begin to suspect that Santer has made good on his promise.

Starring: Nicolas De Toth, Sarah Buxton, John Saxon, Michael Parks, Rawley Valverde, Lance LeGault, Ben Stotes, Kristy Lachance, Gregg Todd Davis, Yamilet Hidalgo ..
Directed by: Umberto Lenzi, James Justice
Release date: 1989-09-01

The Phantom of the Opera

5.4/10 IMDB

When Christine Day accidentally discovers a rare piece of music, she brings back to life its composer, Erik Destler. Through her fascination with the music she is transported back to Destler's time, 1889, and is thrust into stardom by singing his opera as no one else can. But against the exciting backdrop of the opera lurks a hideous danger—the Phantom—and Christine soon finds herself the object of his relentless desire.

Starring: Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, Alex Hyde-White, Bill Nighy, Stephanie Lawrence, Terence Harvey, Nathan Lewis, Peter Clapham, Molly Shannon, Emma Rawson ..
Directed by: Dwight H. Little
Release date: 1989-11-04

The McPherson Tape

5.4/10 IMDB

On October 8th, 1983, the McPherson family gathered together to celebrate the 5th birthday of Michelle, the littlest member of their household. Everything was captured on VHS by Michael McPherson and his new camcorder — including the alien invasion.

Starring: Tommy Giavocchini, Patrick Kelley, Shirly McCalla, Stacey Shulman, Christine Staples, Laura Tomas, Dean Alioto, Kay Parten, Ginny Klekker, Rose Schneider ..
Directed by: Dean Alioto
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1989 : Blind Witness

Blind Witness

5.1/10 IMDB

Woman is trapped in her home with her husband's killers.

Starring: Victoria Principal, Paul Le Mat, Stephen Macht, Matt Clark, Tim Choate, Marcia Reider, Jeff Olson, Jesse Bennett, Dennis Saylor, Russ McGinn ..
Directed by: Richard A. Colla
Release date: 1989-11-26

Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men

7.8/10 IMDB

Loosely based on the story of serial killer Dennis Nilsen, it explores the interwoven notions of loneliness, desire and trust. Founded upon the conviction that societal homophobia often results in tragic consequences, the work grapples with the disturbing forces that drove Nilsen to kill for company.

Starring: Lloyd Newson, Nigel Charnock, Russell Maliphant, Douglas Wright, Douglas Wright ..
Directed by: David Hinton
Release date: 1989-09-27

Edge of Sanity

5.2/10 IMDB

When Henry Jekyll's experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in whorehouses and opium dens. The police can't catch him, he has nothing to lose but his mind...

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Glynis Barber, Sarah Maur Thorp, David Lodge, Ben Cole, Ray Jewers, Jill Melford, Lisa Davis, Noel Coleman, Briony McRoberts ..
Directed by: Gérard Kikoïne
Release date: 1989-04-14

Luther the Geek

5.2/10 IMDB

A psychotic killer convicted of multiple murders is released on parole after spending twenty years in prison. His psychosis immediately takes over and he goes on a killing spree.

Starring: Stacy Haiduk, Jerry Clarke, Edward Terry, Joan Roth, Thomas Mills, Tom Brittingham, Carlton Williams, 'Chicken' Klabunde, Gil Rogers, Karen Maurise ..
Directed by: Carlton J. Albright
Release date: 1989-07-01

Marley's Revenge: The Monster Movie

5.5/10 IMDB

Two men trying to illegally smuggle their Aunt and uncle into the country but are mistaken as drug smugglers by a small group of vigilantes. They are taken to an island where they are to be executed and buried with previously murdered drug dealers. The only problem is, the uncle is a voodoo priest and he raises the dead from their graves to get revenge for the killing of the aunt. A 14 foot monster from hell, crazed vigilantes, and 84 zombies, try to keep our heroes from getting off the island.

Starring: donnie broom, Donnie Evans, alvin johnson, John Robert Fisher, Ken Heptig, Rick Heptig, Brent McCarter ..
Directed by: Jet Eller
Release date: 1989-09-30
Best Horror Movies of 1989 : Nick Knight

Nick Knight

6.1/10 IMDB

Detective Nick Knight is investigating a series of murders in which the bodies are found drained of blood - but the most recent one doesn't fit the pattern. Instead it involves the cure that Nick has been searching for for decades, so that he himself can face the light of day. Later remade as the first two episodes of Forever Knight.

Starring: Rick Springfield, John Kapelos, Robert Harper, Richard Fancy, Laura Johnson, Craig Richard Nelson, Fran Ryan, Cec Verrell, Jack Murdock, Michael Nader ..
Directed by: Farhad Mann
Release date: 1989-08-20


5.2/10 IMDB

An intergalactic fighting competition between champions of various worlds has traditionally been won by a species much larger and stronger than humans. Entering the contest, a human finds he has to battle against not just his opponents and his self-doubts, but the corrupt system. Far in the future, on a distant space station, the legendary Arena is where the best fighters from every planet come to vie for the championship. But for over half a century, no Earthling has been good enough to be a contender. Until out of nowhere, comes an underdog: the great human hope, Steve Armstrong... and the best anyone's ever seen. He's been training all his life for a shot at the big time, but now he's up against some mighty big muscle: a ruthless extra-terrestrial crimelord who'll pull no punches to make sure he stops Steve dead. In the mood for hard-hitting sci-fi action? Arena will knock you out!

Starring: Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Camp, Claudia Christian, Marc Alaimo, Shari Shattuck, Armin Shimerman, Brett Porter, Charles Tabansi, Michael Deak, Jack Carter ..
Directed by: Peter Manoogian
Release date: 1989-03-29

Hell High

5.1/10 IMDB

When a high school biology teacher is accidentally murdered by four of her students, she returns from the dead to seek revenge against all of them

Starring: Christopher Stryker, Maureen Mooney, Christopher Cousins, Millie Prezioso, Jason Brill, Kathryn Rossetter, J.R. Horne, Karen Russell, Daniel Beer, Cylk Cozart ..
Directed by: Douglas Grossman
Release date: 1989-05-12
Best Horror Movies of 1989 : The Dead Next Door

The Dead Next Door

5.0/10 IMDB

The government sets up a zombie squad after an epidemic has made the world run rampant with living corpses. The team head off to Ohio to try and find a cure but soon run into a crazy cult of zombie lovers who are set on preserving the walking dead as they believe it's God's will.

Starring: Pete Ferry, Bogdan Pecic, Michael Grossi, Jolie Jackunas, Robert Kokai, Floyd Ewing Jr., Maria Markovic, Jon Killough, Scott Spiegel, Michael Todd ..
Directed by: J.R. Bookwalter
Release date: 1989-11-10
Best Horror Movies of 1989 : Trapped


6.1/10 IMDB

Kathleen Quinlan is a woman working late in her locked High-Rise office building who along with Bruce Abbot struggle to elude a killer (Ben Loggins) trying to kill them.

Starring: Kathleen Quinlan, Bruce Abbott, Katy Boyer, Tyrees Allen, Miles Mutchler, Wirt Cain, Bill Whitehead, Julius Tennon ..
Directed by: Fred Walton
Release date: 1989-06-14

Killer Crocodile

4.7/10 IMDB

A group of environmentalists arrives at a faraway tropical delta where toxic waste is being dumped. However the water also hides a giant crocodile. The corrupt local officials don't help much either.

Starring: Richard Anthony Crenna, Ann Douglas, Ennio Girolami, Bill Wohrman, Sherrie Rose, Julian Hampton, Van Johnson, John Harper, Amilcar Martins ..
Directed by: Fabrizio De Angelis
Release date: 1989-07-30

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