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Favorite Horror Films: 1988

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People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.4


Directed by: William Wesley
Produced by: Ted Vernon, William Wesley, and Cami Winkoff
Written by: William Wesley and Richard Jeffries
Cinematography: Peter Demings
Edited by: William Jeffries
Music by: Terry Plumeri

Distributed by: Manson International Pictures
People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.3
The Brain (1988)


Directed by: Edward Hunt
Produced by: Dan Haig, Philip M. Good, Ken Gord, and Anthony Kramreither
Written by: Barry Pearson
Cinematography: Gilles Corbeil
Edited by: David Nicholson
Music by: Paul Zaza

Distributed by: Brightstar Pictures
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People who added this item 158 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
Monkey Shines (1988)


Directed by: George A. Romero
Produced by: Charles Evans and Peter Grunwald
Written by: George A. Romero
Based on the novel by: Michael Stewart
Cinematography: James A. Contner
Edited by: Pasquele Buba
Music by: David Shire

Distributed by: Orion Pictures
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People who added this item 235 Average listal rating (167 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.2
Pumpkinhead (1988)


Directed by: Stan Winston
Produced by: Bill Blake
Written by: Stan Winston, Richard C. Weinman, Gary Gerani, and
Mark Patrick Carducci
Based on the poem by: Ed Justin
Cinematography: Bojan Bazelli
Edited by: Marcus Manton
Music by: Richard Stone

Distributed by: MGM/UA
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 1005 Average listal rating (719 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
They Live (1988)


Directed by: John Carpenter
Produced by: Larry Franco
Written by: John Carpenter
Based on the short story "Five O'Clock in the Morning" by: Ray Nelson
Cinematography: Gary B. Kibbs
Edited by: Gib Jaffe and Frank E. Jimenez
Music by: John Carpenter and Alan Howarth

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.1
Dead Heat (1988)


Directed by: Mark Goldbatt
Produced by: David Halpren and Michael L. Melter
Written by: Terry Black
Cinematography: Robert Yeoman
Edited by: Harvey Rosenstock
Music by: Ernest Troost

Distributed by: New World Pictures
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Directed by: Renny Harlin
Produced by: Robert Shaye, Rachel Talalay, Stephen Diener, Karen Koch, and Sara Risher
Written by: Brian Hegeland, William Kotzwinkle, Jim Wheat, and Ken Wheat
Based on characters created by: Wes Craven and Bruce Wagner
Cinematography: Steven Fierberg
Edited by: Michael N. Knue, Jack Tucker, and Chuck Weiss
Music by Craig Safan

Distributed by: New Line Cinema
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 43 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.4
Watchers (1988)


Directed by: Jon Hess
Produced by: Roger Corman, Damian Lee, Mary Ellis, and David Mitchell
Written by: Bill Freed and Damian Lee
Based on the novel by: Dean Koontz
Cinematography: Richard Leiterman
Edited by: Carole Alain, Rick Fields, and Bill Freda
Music by: Joel Goldsmith

Distributed by: Concorde Pictures, New Horizons Pictures, and Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 200 Average listal rating (147 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.5


Directed by: Mick Garris
Produced by: Barry Opper
Written by: David Twohy and Mick Garris
Cinematography: Russell Carpenter
Edited by: Charles Bornstein
Music by: Nicolas Pike

Distributed by: New Line Cinema
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People who added this item 4655 Average listal rating (3214 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Beetlejuice (1988)


Directed by: Tim Burton
Produced by: Larry Wilson, Michael Bender, and Richard Hashimoto
Written by: Michael McDowell and Warren Skaaren
Cinematography: Thomas E. Ackerman
Edited by: Jane Kurson
Music by: Danny Elfman

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
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People who added this item 353 Average listal rating (227 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6


Directed by: James Signorelli
Produced by: Eric Gardner and Mark Pierson
Written by: Cassandra Peterson, John Paragon, and Sam Egan
Cinematography: Hanania Bier
Edited by: Battle Davis
Music by: John W. Campbell

Distributed by: New World Pictures
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Directed by: Camilo Vila
Produced by: Mathew Hayden
Written by: Philip Yordan and Fernando Fonseca
Cinematography: Henry Vargas
Edited by: Mark Melnick
Music by: Roger Bellon

Distributed by: Lions Gate Entertainment
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People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.4
Pulse (1988)


Directed by: Paul Golding
Produced by: Pauline A. Stallone
Written by: Paul Golding
Cinematography: Peter Lyons Collister
Edited by: Gib Jaffe
Music by: Jay Ferguson

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 148 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.2


Directed by: Kevin S. Tenney
Produced by: Joe Augustyn
Written by: Joe Augustyn
Cinematography: David Lewis
Edited by: Daniel Duncan
Music by: Dennis Michael Tenney

Distributed by: International Film Marketing and MGM/UA
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People who added this item 143 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Phantasm II (1988)


Directed by: Don Coscarelli
Produced by: Roberto A. Quezada
Written by: Don Conscarelli
Cinematography: Daryn Okada
Edited by: Peter Teschner
Music by: Fred Myrow and Christopher L. Stone

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 81 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
Lady in White (1988)


Directed by: Frank DaLoggia
Produced by: Frank DaLoggia and Andrew D. La Marca
Written by: Frank DaLoggia
Cinematography: Russell Carpenter
Edited by: Steve Mann
Music by: Frank DaLoggia

Distributed by: New Century Vista Distribution
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 726 Average listal rating (428 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Dead Ringers (1988)


Directed by: David Cronenberg
Produced by: Mark Boyman and David Cronenberg
Written by: David Cronenberg and Norman Snider
Baeed on the novel "Twins" by: Bari Wood and Jack Geasland
Cinematography: Peter Suschitzky
Music by: Howard Shore

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox and Morgan Creek Productions
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 149 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
Brain Damage (1988)


Directed by: Frank Henenlotter
Produced by: Andre Blay, Al Eicher, and Edgar Ievens
Written by: Frank Henenlotter
Cinematography: Bruce Torbet
Edited by: Frank Henenlotter and James Y. Kwel
Music by: Matthias Donnelly, Clutch Reiser, and Gus Russo

Distributed by: Palisades Entertainment and Ventura Distribution
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 107 Average listal rating (72 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.8
High Spirits (1988)


Directed by: Neil Jordan
Produced by: David Saunders and Stephen Woolley
Written by: Neil Jordan and Michael McDowell
Cinematography: Alex Thomson
Edited by: Michael Bradsell
Music by: George Fenton

Distributed by: Tri-Star Pictures
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6


Directed by: Rowdy Harrington
Produced by: Cassian Elwes and Tim Moore
Written by: Rowdy Harrington
Cinematography: Shelly Johnson
Edited by: Harry B. Miller III
Music by: Dennis Di Paolo

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
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People who added this item 61 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.1


Directed by: Robert Englund
Produced by: Lisa M. Hansen and Paul Hertzberg
Written by: Brian Helgeland and Rhet Topham
Cinematography: Paul Elliot
Edited by: Stephen R. Myers
Music by: Stephen Rucker and Thomas Chase

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
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People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.9


Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace
Produced by: Herb Jaffe and Mort Engleberg
Written by: Tommy Lee Wallace, Miguel Tejada Flores, and Tim Metcalfe
Based on characters created by: Tom Holland
Cinematography: Mark Irwin
Edited by: Jay Cassidy
Music by: Mark Irwin

Released by: New Century/Vista and Tri-Star Pictures
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Directed by: Andrew Fleming
Produced by: Gsle Anne Hurd and Ginny Nugent
Written by: Steven E. de Sousza, Andrew Fleming, Michael Dick, P.J. Pettienette, and Yuri Zeltser
Cinematography: Alexander Gruszynski
Edited by: Jeff Freeman
Music by: Jay Ferguson

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
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Directed by: Ken Wiederhorn
Produced by: Eugene C. Cashman, Tom Fox, and William S. Gilmore
Written by: Ken Widerhorn
Cinematography: Robert S. Elswitt
Music by: J. Peter Robinson

Distributed by: Lorimar Pictures
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People who added this item 171 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.9


Directed by: Ken Russell
Produced by: Dan Ireland, Ken Russell, William J. Quigley, and Ronaldo Vasconcellos
Written by: Ken Russell
Based on the novel by: Bram Stoker
Cinematography: Dick Bush
Edited by: Peter Davies
Music by: Stanislas Syrewicz

Distributed by: Vestron Pictures
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Directed by: John Carl Buecheler
Produced by: Iain Paterson, Barbara Sachs, and Frank Mancuso, Jr.
Written by: Daryl Haney and Manuel Fidello
Based on characters created by: Victor Miller and Sean S. Cunningham
Cinematography: Paul Elliott
Edited by: Maureen O'Connell, Martin Jay Sadoff, and Barry Zetlin
Music by: Harry Manfredini and Fred Mollin

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
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People who added this item 117 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pin (1989)


Directed by: Sandor Stern
Produced by: Jim Begg, Pierre David, Rene Malo, and Jeff Sneidermsn
Written by: Sandor Stern
Based on the novel by: Andrew Niederman
Cinematography: Guy Dufaux
Edited by: Patrick Dodd
Music by: Patrick Manning Robinson

Distributed by: New World Pictures
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Directed by: Stephen Chiodo
Produced by: Stephen Chiodo, Edward Chiodo, and Charles Chiodo
Written by: Stephen Chiodo and Charles Chiodo
Cinematography: Alfred Taylor
Edited by: Christopher Roth
Music by: John Massari
Music and lyrics by: Leonard Graves Philips

Distributed by: Trans World Entertainment
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People who added this item 221 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6
Maniac Cop (1988)


Directed by: William Lustig
Produced by: Larry Cohen
Written by: Larry Cohen
Cinematography: James Lemmo and Vincent J. Rabe
Edited by: David Kern
Music by: Jay Chattaway

Distributed by: Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment
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People who added this item 1168 Average listal rating (809 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Child's Play (1988)


Directed by: Tom Holland
Produced by: Elliott Geisinger, Laura Moskowitz, David Kirschner, and Barrie M. Osborne
Written by: Dan Mancini, John Lafia, and Tom Holland
Cinematography: Bill Butler
Edited by: Roy E. Peterson and Edward Warschilka
Music by: Joe Renzetti

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 440 Average listal rating (295 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Blob (1988)


Directed by: Chuck Russell
Produced by: Jack H. Harris and Elliott Kastner
Written by: Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell and Irving H. Millgate
Based on a story by: Theodore Simonson and Kay Linaker
Cinematography: Mark Irwin
Edited by: Tod Feuerman and Terry Stokes
Music by: J. Peter Robinson and Michael Hoenig

Distributed by: Tri-Stsr Pictures
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People who added this item 372 Average listal rating (251 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5


Directed by: Wes Craven
Produced by: Keith Barish, Doug Claybourne, Rob Cohen, Robert Engelman, Victoria Kluge, David Ladd, and David B. Pauker
Written by: Richard Maxwell and Adam Rodman
Based on the novel by: Wade Davis
Cinematography: John Lindley
Edited by: Glenn Farr
Music by: Brad Fiedel

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 128 Average listal rating (84 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
Waxwork (1988)


Directed by: Anthony Hickox
Produced by: Steffan Ahrenberg, Gregory Cascante, William W. Edwards, Julian Forbes, Dan Ireland, William J. Quigley, Eyal Rimmon and Mario Sotela
Written by: Anthony Hickox
Cinematography: Garry Lively
Edited by: Christopher Cibelli
Music by: Roger Bellon

Distributed by: Vestron Pictures
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Directed by: Dwight H. Little
Produced by: Paul Freeman
Written by: Alan B. McElroy, Danny Lipsius, Larry Ratner, and Benjamin Rufner
Based on characters created by: John Carpenter and Debra Hill
Cinematography: Peter Lyons Collister
Edited by: Curtiss Clayton
Music by: Alan Howarth

Distributed by: Trancas International
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People who added this item 527 Average listal rating (371 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5


Directed by: Tony Randel
Produced by: Christopher Figg and David Barron
Written by: Peter Atkins and Clive Barker
Based on characters created by: Clive Barker
Cinematography: Robin Vidgeon
Edited by: Richard Marden and Tony Randel
Music by: Christopher Young

Distributed by: New World Pictures
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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 5.5
The Kiss (1988)


Directed by: Pen Densham
Produced by: Pen Densham and John Watson
Written by: Stephen Volk and Tom Ropelewski
Cinematography: Francois Protat
Edited by: Stan Cole
Music by: J. Peter Robinson

Distributed by: Tri-Star Pictures and Trilogy Entertainment Group
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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.9


Directed by: Carl Shultz
Produced by: Robert W. Cort, Ted Fields, and Paul R. Gurian
Written by: Clifford Green and Ellen Green .
Cinematography: Juan Ruiz Anchia
Edited by: Caroline Biggerstaff
Music by: Jack Nitzsche

Distributed by: Tri-Star Pictures
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 4.9


Directed by: Jean Paul Ouellette
Produced by: Terry Benedict, Michael Haley, Jean Paul Ouellette, Dean Ramser, and Paul White
Written by: Jean Paul Ouellette
Based on the short story by: H.P. Lovecraft
Cinematography: Tom Fraser
Edited by: Wendy J. Plump
Music by: David Bergeaud

Distributed by: Vidmark Entertainment
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 4.8
Destroyer (1988)


Directed by: Robert Kirk
Produced by: Peter Garrity, Rex Hauck, and Joseph Ignat
Written by: Patrick O’Hearn
Cinematography: Chuy Elizondo
Edited by: Michael W. Rosenbaum

Distributed by: The Movie Store, Virgin Vision, Cineplex Odeon Films, and Cineplex-Odeon Home Video
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:

An awesome year, sure They Live is more sci fi than horror, but like The Hidden I have always considered it, to be a sci fi horror film.

Hence case, it's inclusion on this list.

Also, check these lists out:

www.listal.com/list/1988-my-favorite-horror

www.listal.com/list/favorite-horror-films-1988

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