List of horror films of 1987

This is a list of horror films released in 1987.

Title Director(s) Cast Country Notes Ref.
Aenigma Lucio Fulci Jared Martin, Lara Naszinsky Italy [1]
Angel Heart Alan Parker Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet United States [2]
Anguish Bigas Luna Zelda Rubinstein, Michael Lerner, Talia Paul Spain [3]
Backwoods Dean Crow Brad Armacost, Dick Kreusser United States [4]
Bad Taste Peter Jackson Terry Potter, Peter Vere-Jones, Michael Gooch New Zealand [5]
Bates Motel Richard Rothstein Bud Cort, Lori Petty United States Television film [6]
Bay Coven Carl Schenkel Pamela Sue Martin, Tim Matheson, Barbara Billingsley United States
Alternative title(s)
  • Bay Cove
  • Eye of the Demon
  • Strangers in Town
  • The Devils of Bay Cove
[7]
Beaks: The Movie René Cardona Jr. Christopher Atkins, Michelle Johnson, Sonia Infante Mexico [8]
The Believers John Schlesinger Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Robert Loggia United States [9]
Berserker Jef Richard Joseph Alan Johnson, Greg Dawson, Valerie Sheldon United States [10]
Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire Alan Clarke Louise Gold, Alun Armstrong, Eve Ferret United States
Blood Diner Jackie Kong Rick Burks, Carl Crew, LaNette La France United States [11]
Blood Frenzy Hal Freeman Wendy MacDonald, Tony Montero, Claire Cassano United States [11]
Blood Harvest Bill Rebane Tiny Tim, Itonia Salchek, Albert Jaggard United States [12]
Blood Hook Jim Mallon Mark Jacobs, Lisa Todd, Patrick Danz United States [13]
Blood Lake Tim Boggs Tiny Frazier, Angela Darter United States
Blood Rage John Grissmer Louise Lasser, Mark Soper, Marianne Kanter United States
Alternative title(s)
  • Nightmare at Shadow Woods
[14]
Blood Sisters Roberta Findlay Amy Brentano, Shannon McMahon, John Fasano United States [15]
Bloody New Year Norman J. Warren Suzy Aitchison, Nikki Brooks, Steve Wilsher United Kingdom [16]
Bloody Wednesday Mark G. Gilhuis Jeff O'Haco, Pamela Baker, Dale E. Turner United States
Alternative title(s)
  • The Great American Massacre
[17]
Blue Monkey William Fruet Steve Railsback, Gwynyth Walsh, Susan Anspach Canada
United States
[18]
Cannibal Hookers Donald Farmer Drew Godderis, Sky Nicholas, Katina Garner United States
The Carrier Nathan J. White Gregory Fortescue, Stevie Lee United States [19]
Cassandra Colin Eggleston Tessa Humphries, Briony Behets, Natalie McCurry Australia [20]
A Chinese Ghost Story Ching Siu Tung Leslie Cheung, Wong Tsu Hsien, Wu Ma Hong Kong [21]
Creepozoids David DeCoteau Linnea Quigley, Ashlyn Gere, Joi Wilson United States [22]
Creepshow 2 Michael Gornik Lois Chiles, George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour United States [23]
The Curse David Keith Wil Wheaton, Claude Akins, Malcolm Danare United States [24]
Dark Age Arch Nicholson Janet Kingsbury, John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill Australia [25]
Dead of Winter Arthur Penn Mary Steenburgen, Roddy McDowall United States [26]
Demon of Paradise Cirio H. Santiago David Anderson, Joe Mari Avellana, Leslie Scarborough Philippines
United States
[27]
Deranged Chuck Vincent Jane Hamilton, Paul Siederman, Jennifer Delora United States [28]
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei Mizuho Nishikubo Japan [29]
Dolls Stuart Gordon Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Hilary Mason United States [30]
Doom Asylum Richard Friedman Patty Mullen, Ruth Collins, Kristin Davis United States [31]
Epidemic Lars von Trier Allan De Waal, Ole Ernst, Michael Gelting Denmark [32]
Epitaph Joseph Merhi Paula Jamison, Liz Kane United States [33]
Evil Cat Dennis Yu Mark Cheng Hong Kong [34]
Evil Dead II Sam Raimi Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Ted Raimi United States [35]
Evil Spawn Fred Olen Ray, Kenneth J. Hall,
Ted Newsom
Bobbi Bresee, Suzanne Ager, Michael Deak United States [36]
Evil Town Edward Collins, Larry Spiegel James Keach, Michele Marsh, Doria Cook United States [37]
The Falling Deran Sarafian Dennis Christopher, Martin Hewitt, Lynn-Holly Johnson United States
Spain
Alternative title(s)
  • Alien Predator
  • Mutant 2
[38]
Forever Evil Roger Evans Tracey Huffman, Howard Jacobsen, Kent Johnson United States [39]
From a Whisper to a Scream Jeff Burr Vincent Price, Clu Gulager, Nicos Argentiogorgis United States
Alternative title(s)
  • The Offspring
[40]
The Gate Tibor Takács Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton Canada
United States
[41]
Ghost Riders Alan Stewart Mike Ammons, Beverly Cleveland, James Desmarais United States [42]
Ghoulies II Albert Band Damon Martin, Royal Dano, Phil Fondacaro United States [43]
Graveyard Disturbance Lamberto Bava Gregory Lech Thaddeus, Lea Martino, Beatrice Ring Italy Television film [44]
Grotesque Joe Tornatore Linda Blair United States [45]
Hell High Douglas Grossman Christopher Stryker, Maureen Mooney, Christopher Cousins United States [46]
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II Bruce Pittman Michael Ironside, Wendy Lyon, Justin Louis Canada [47]
Hellraiser Clive Barker Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence United Kingdom [48]
The Hidden Jack Sholder Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Richard Brooks, Claudia Christian, Chris Mulkey, William Boyett,David Schwimmer, Clarence Felder, Clu Gulager, Ed O'Ross, Steve Eastin, Katherine Cannon, Larry Cedar, James Luisi, Danny Trejo, Lin Shaye [49]
House II: The Second Story Ethan Wiley Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano United States [50]
Howling III Philippe Mora Barry Otto, William Yang, Imogen Annesley Australia
Alternative title(s)
  • Howling III: The Marsupials
  • The Marsupials: Howling III
[51]
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive Larry Cohen Laurene Landon, Michael Moriarty, Karen Black United States [52]
Jack's Back Rowdy Herrington James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Robert Picardo United States [53]
Jaws: The Revenge Joseph Sargent Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Michael Caine United States [54]
Killing Birds Joe D'Amato, Claudio Lattanzi James Villemaire, Lara Wendel, Robert Vaughn Italy [55]
Killing Spree Tim Ritter Rachel Rutz, Asbestos Felt, Courtney Lercara United States [56]
The Kindred Stephen Carpenter Talia Balsam, Rod Steiger, Amanda Pays United States [57]
The Lost Boys Joel Schumacher Corey Haim, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Dianne Wiest, Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Jami Gertz, Ed Herrmann, Barnard Hughes, Brooke McCarter, Billy Wirth, Alexander Winter, Kelly Jo Minter, Tim Cappello United States [58]
Lucifer John Eyres Emma Sutton, Frank Rozelaar-Green, Jared Morgan United Kingdom
Alternative title(s)
  • Goodnight, God Bless
Mindkiller Michael Krueger Wade Kelley, Dawn Jacobs, Daniel Selby United States [59]
Mirror of Death Deryn Warren John Reno, Julie Merrill, Aarin Teich United States [60]
The Monster Squad Fred Dekker Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht United States [61]
Monster in the Closet Bob Dahlin Donald Grant, Denise Du Barry, Claude Akins United States [62]
Moon in Scorpio Gary Graver Britt Ekland, John Phillip Law, William Smith United States [63]
Munchies Tina Hirsch Harvey Korman, Charles Stratton, Alix Elias United States [64]
My Best Friend Is a Vampire Jimmy Huston LeeAnne Locken, Cheryl Pollak, Fannie Flagg United States [65]
Near Dark Kathryn Bigelow Adrian Pasdar, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein United States [66]
Necropolis Bruce Hickey LeeAnne Baker, Michael Conte, Jacquie Fitz United States [67]
Nekromantik Jörg Buttgereit Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski West Germany [68]
The Newlydeads Joseph Merhil Rebecca Barrington, Michelle Mania, Scott Kaske United States [69]
Night Screams Allen Plone Megan Wyss, Randy Lundsford, Janette Caldwell United States [70]
Night Vision Michael Krueger Tony Carpenter, Stacy Carson, Daniel Selby United States [71]
Nightflyers Robert Collector Catherine Mary Stewart, Michael Praed, Helene Udy United States [72]
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Chuck Russell Heather Langenkamp, Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne United States [73]
Nightmare Sisters David DeCoteau Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer United States [74]
Open House Jag Mundhra Joseph Bottoms, Adrienne Barbeau United States [75]
Opera Dario Argento Christina Marsillach, Urbano Barberini Italy [76]
The Outing Tom Daley Deborah Winters, James Huston, Andra St. Ivanyi United States
Alternative title(s)
  • The Lamp
[77]
Predator John McTiernan Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers United States [78]
Prince of Darkness John Carpenter Donald Pleasence, Victor Wong, Jameson Parker United States [79]
Prison Renny Harlin Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field, Lane Smith United States
Psychos in Love Gorman Bechard Carmine Capobianco, Debi Thibeault United States
Rat Man Anthony Ascot Nelson de la Rosa, Werner Pochath, David Warbeck Italy [15]
Redneck Zombies Pericles Lewnes United States [80]
Reflections Goran Marković Anica Dobra, Mustafa Nadarevic, Milorad Mandic Yugoslavia
United Kingdom
Rest in Pieces José Ramón Larraz Scott Thompson Baker, Lorin Jean Vail Spain
United States
[81]
Retribution Guy Magar Dennis Lipscomb, Leslie Wing United States [82]
Return to Horror High Bill Froehlich Vince Edwards, Scott Jacoby, Lori Lethin United States [83]
A Return to Salem's Lot Larry Cohen Michael Moriarty, Andrew Duggan, Samuel Fuller United States [83]
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare John Fasano Jon Mikl Thor, Jillian Peri, Frank Dietz Canada [84]
Scared Stiff Richard Friedman David Ramsey United States [85]
Shallow Grave Richard Styles Tony March, Carol Cadby, Tom Law United States [86]
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 Lee Harry Eric Freeman, James Newman United States [87]
Slaughterhouse Rick Roessler Sherry Bendorf, Don Barrat United States [88]
Slumber Party Massacre 2 Deborah Brock Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes United States [89]
Specters Marcello Avallone John Pepper, Trine Michelsen, Donald Pleasence Italy [90]
Stage Fright Michele Soavi David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti, Domenico Fiore Italy
Alternative title(s)
  • Aquarius
  • Bloody Bird
  • Deliria
  • Sound Stage Massacre
[91]
The Stay Awake John Bernard Shirley Jane Harris, Tanya Gordon, Jayne Hutton South Africa [92]
The Stepfather Joseph Ruben Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack United States [93]
The Stepford Children Alan J. Levi Barbara Eden, Don Murray, Tammy Lauren United States Television film [94]
Street Trash J. Michael Muro Mike Lackey, Vic Noto United States [95]
Terror Night Nick Marino, Andre De Toth Alan Hale, Jr., Aldo Ray, Michelle Bauer United States
Alternative title(s)
  • Bloody Movie
[96]
Twisted Nightmare Paul Hunt Rhonda Gray, Cleve Hall United States [97]
Vicious Lips Albert Pyun Angela O'Neill, Tanya Papanicolas, Eric Bartsch United States
Video Dead Robert Scott Roxanna Augesen, Rocky Duvall United States [98]
Zombie Death House Nick Marino, John Saxon Dennis Cole, Anthony Franciosa, Joe Zimmerman United States
Zombie High Ron Link Virginia Madsen, Sherilyn Fenn United States [99]

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