Best Horror Movies of 1989

1.

Pet Sematary

5.4
6.6/10 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
2.

Santa Sangre

5.3
7.6/10 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: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood"), and then commit suicide. 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
3.

The 'Burbs

5.0
6.9/10 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
4.

Dead Calm

4.9
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, 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 ..
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 1989-04-07
5.

Society

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A Beverly Hills teen (Billy Warlock) 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.

Warlock

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit. A Warlock is taken captive in Boston, Massachusetts in 1691 by a witch-hunter Giles Redferne. He is sentenced to death for his activities, including the bewitching of Redferne's bride-to-be, but before the execution a demon appears and propels the Warlock forward in time to 20th century Los Angeles, California.

Starring: Julian Sands, Lori Singer, Richard E. Grant, Mary Woronov, Richard Kuss, Anna Levine, David Carpenter, Nancy Fox, Frank Renzulli, Ian Abercrombie ..
Directed by: Steve Miner
Release date: 1989-06-01
7.

Leviathan

4.2
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, Héctor Elizondo, Lisa Eilbacher, Michael Carmine, Meg Foster, Eugene Lipinski ..
Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
Release date: 1989-03-17
8.

Shocker

4.1
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
9.

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child

3.9
5.2/10 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
10.

DeepStar Six

3.9
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

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