1988 Horror Movies

Child's Play (1988)

Child's Play

  • 68%
  • R
  • 87 min
  • Horror

When serial killer Charles Lee Ray is mortally wounded in a police shoot-out, he uses a voodoo spell to transfer his soul into Chucky, a "Good Guys" doll. Andy receives the doll as a birthday gift, and Chucky soon resumes his killing spree. However, Charles doesn't want to be trapped in the body of a doll forever. His only escape would be to transfer into the first human he revealed his true identity to... which places Andy in mortal danger.

They Live (1988)

They Live

  • 89%
  • R
  • 93 min
  • Action

Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority". Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued.

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

    • R
    • 80 min
    • Comedy

    Angela Baker has undergone years of therapy, electro-shock and sexual reassignment surgeries, and finally landed herself a job in the last place she should be working - camp rolling hills. She has an old fashioned approach as to how camp should be, and an old familiar deadly way of making sure that those who don't follow her rules don't get to come back next summer.

    Night of the Demons (1988)

    Night of the Demons

      • R
      • 90 min
      • Horror

      On the night of Halloween, 10 teens decide to go to a party at an abandoned funeral parlor. "Hull House", rumored to be built on an evil patch of land & underground stream, is the place. While starting the party, the teens gather around a big mirror to perform a seance...BIG MISTAKE. They awaken some evil force and find themselves trapped and taken over one by one. Now it's a battle for who can survive and cross over the stream before going to hell.

      The Blob (1988)

      The Blob

      • 61%
      • R
      • 95 min
      • Horror

      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.

      Vampire's Kiss (1988)

      Vampire's Kiss

      • 62%
      • R
      • 103 min
      • Comedy

      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.

      Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

      Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood

        • R
        • 90 min
        • Horror

        Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the hulking killer Jason Vorhees returns to the camp grounds when he's released accidently by a teenager with psychic powers.

        Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)

        Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

        • 47%
        • PG-13
        • 96 min
        • Comedy

        A goofy, campy, poke at puritanism and a sly wink at a host of horror films, ELVIRA, MISTRESS OF THE DARK is much more fun than it has any right to be. Dreaming of financing her own show in Las Vegas, Elvira leaves Hollywood in her customized "Macabremoblie" to claim what she thought was an inheritance. However, upon arriving in Fallwell, MA, all she finds is two drooling yokels, an overzealous morality brigade and a creepy great-uncle with more on his mind than long-lost relatives. With her...

        Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

        Killer Klowns from Outer Space

        • 75%
        • PG-13
        • 88 min
        • Comedy

        A kampy, kult favorite! After a meteor plunges to Earth, young lovers Mike and Debbie discover a circus tent-spacecraft piloted by grinning, red-nosed aliens. The klown passengers are not happy makers of merriment however, but instead demented homicidal aliens with rather unique ways of killing their victims (acid pie, anyone?), who methodically preserve tasty human treats in cotton candy cocoons. Naturally, the kruel killer klowns kreate khaos for the kops, until someone discovers the aliens'...

        Dead Ringers (1988)

        Dead Ringers

        • 83%
        • R
        • 116 min
        • Drama

        Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

        Pumpkinhead (1988)

        Pumpkinhead

        • 56%
        • NONE
        • 86 min
        • Horror

        As a young boy, Ed Harley saw an evil demon kill a man. Many years later, Harley (Lance Henriksen) and his young son are running a grocery stand in Nevada that is visited by 6 city youths on their way to a cabin. While Harley is away on an errand, one of the boys accidentally kills Harley's son with a motorcycle. Remembering what he had seen that night years ago, and what he had heard, Harley pays a visit to a reclusive witch who helps him invoke that demon - known as Pumpkinhead - to avenge...

        A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

        A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

          • R
          • 99 min
          • Horror

          Following up the previous Nightmare film, 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.

          Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

          Hellbound: Hellraiser II

            • R
            • 99 min
            • Horror

            After having her father and perverse stepmother killed by the cenobites, Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Lawrence) is sent to a psychiatric hospital. Even after trying to convince the authorities of what really happened with her family, nobody believes in her version of the history and they decide to place her in the institute, so that she rests and relaxes a little bit. The hospital is commanded by a brilliant and strange psychiatrist, Dr. Channard (Kenneth Cranham), who has been looking for the key for...

            Spoorloos (1988)

            Spoorloos

              • NR
              • 107 min
              • Mystery

              Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.

              Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

              Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

              • 29%
              • R
              • 88 min
              • Horror

              Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

              Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

              Hell Comes to Frogtown

              • 40%
              • R
              • 86 min
              • Action

              '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...

              High Spirits (1988)

              High Spirits

              • 18%
              • PG-13
              • 99 min
              • Comedy

              When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive - along with some real ghosts.

              Fright Night Part II (1988)

              Fright Night Part II

                • R
                • 104 min
                • Horror

                Four vampires move into a large house in an American town. Led by the seducive Regina, they seem to be particularly interested in Charlie and his girlfriend Alex, since Charlie killed Regina's brother. Charlie is bitten by her and transformed into a vampire. She kidnaps him and takes him to the house. Is this the end for Charlie?

                Poltergeist III (1988)

                Poltergeist III

                  • PG
                  • 98 min
                  • Horror

                  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?

                  The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

                  The Lair of the White Worm

                  • 59%
                  • R
                  • 93 min
                  • Horror

                  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.