No year has produced as many movies set around Halloween as 1988.
1976, 1982, and 1985 all come closet, each offering 4 films.
The Hallowed Year of 1988 easily doubles their contributions producing 8 movies in total. I’m not sure what kind of cultural zeitgeist was taking place in the world of film in 1988, but it occurred never-the-less, and we were all thankful.
Perhaps it was the return of Michael Myers, who hadn’t seen the silver screen in 10 years, that inspired this resurgence. Maybe there’s something devilishly unholy about the year 1988. Who knows, but a bunch of filmmakers got on board.
Were these guys aware of what each other were doing? Were the screenwriters buddies? What’s the deal here?
The original 31 Days of Halloween Horror list contained 4 members. This year’s countdown features another 3.
The following is a list of all the known graduates of The Class of 1988 and their release dates.
- Slugs (Feb. 5th 1988)
- Hack-O-Lantern (March 25th, 1988)
- Lady In White (April 22nd, 1988)
- Flesh Eater (August 17th, 1988)
- Night of the Demons (October 14th, 1988)
- Halloween 4 (October 21st, 1988)
- Primal Rage (December 1st, 1988)
- Hollow Gate (unknown 1988)
The next 3 selections on our countdown here are all proud members of The Hallowed Class of 1988. Respect