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Child's Play

A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Release On: 8th - November - 1988

Vote Count: 2048
Vote Average: 6.6/10


Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child's Play

A vintage featurette about the making of Child's Play (1988).

Release On: 9th - November - 1988

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 5.8/10


Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf

Shaggy is turned into a werewolf, and it's up to Scooby, Scrappy and Shaggy's girlfriend to help him win a race against other monsters, and become human again.

Release On: 13th - November - 1988

Vote Count: 230
Vote Average: 7.3/10


となりのトトロ

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.

Release On: 16th - April - 1988

Vote Count: 5771
Vote Average: 8.1/10


L'Ours

An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.

Release On: 21st - October - 1988

Vote Count: 329
Vote Average: 7/10


アキラ

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

Release On: 16th - July - 1988

Vote Count: 2896
Vote Average: 8/10


Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

The apparently comatose Michael Myers is being transferred from one hospital to another, but he wakes up when the ambulance crew talk about his surviving niece, Jamie. After slaughtering his attendants, Myers sets out to find his one living relative who is, fortunately, being cared for by a kind and resourceful foster sister named Rachel. Meanwhile, the ever-cautious Dr. Loomis remains on the killer's path.

Release On: 21st - October - 1988

Vote Count: 1058
Vote Average: 6.1/10


Die Hard

NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when, minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Release On: 15th - July - 1988

Vote Count: 8689
Vote Average: 7.7/10


Rambo III

Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when Trautman is captured.

Release On: 24th - May - 1988

Vote Count: 2308
Vote Average: 6.1/10


The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

When the incompetent Lieutenant Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Release On: 2nd - December - 1988

Vote Count: 2693
Vote Average: 7.2/10


Who Framed Roger Rabbit

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

Release On: 21st - June - 1988

Vote Count: 4427
Vote Average: 7.5/10


Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly unchains the merciless, bloodthirsty Jason Voorhees from his watery grave.

Release On: 13th - May - 1988

Vote Count: 696
Vote Average: 5.4/10


Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, and Kirsty must follow him to save her father and witness the power struggles among the newly damned.

Release On: 23rd - December - 1988

Vote Count: 733
Vote Average: 6.4/10


Hawkeye

The Strip, Las Vegas, the city that never sleeps & neither do the cops. Especially Alexander "Hawkeye" Hawkamoto & Charlie Wilson the Toughest, meanest cop team that ever kicked ... and took names. After Hawkeye's best friend is mysteriously killed by the mob, there is nothing, no one or anything that will stop Hawkeye and Wilson from finding the killers and bringing them to justice. It is war as the Mafia and the Yakuza do battle with Hawkeye and Wilson in an all out kill or be killed. It's "48 hours", Hong Kong style!

Release On: 1st - January - 1988

Vote Count: 2
Vote Average: 3.5/10


Coming to America

An African prince decides it’s time for him to find a princess... and his mission leads him and his most loyal friend to Queens, New York. In disguise as an impoverished immigrant, the pampered prince quickly finds himself a new job, new friends, new digs, new enemies and lots of trouble.

Release On: 29th - June - 1988

Vote Count: 3304
Vote Average: 6.8/10


Beetlejuice

Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.

Release On: 30th - March - 1988

Vote Count: 5107
Vote Average: 7.4/10


Paperhouse

A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book.

Release On: 10th - September - 1988

Vote Count: 93
Vote Average: 6.8/10


聖闘士星矢 神々の熱き戦い

In Siberia, Hyōga saves a man that is being attacked. Injured, the man manages only to say something about Asgard. Some days later, Saori, Seiya, Shiryū and Shun are wondering about Hyōga and decide to go to Asgard to investigate. At Valhalla, the Lord of Asgard, Dolbar, says he has not heard of any Hyōga and neither has his right hand, Loki. However, at all times Seiya and the others can feel an evil cosmo emanating from Loki and the other Odin Saints called God Warriors. Shiryū, in particular, notices a familiar cosmo coming from Midgard, a mysterious, masked God Warrior. Dolbar makes it clear that he is trying to take control of both Asgard and the Sanctuary, imprisoning Athena in a strange dimension within the giant statue of Odin. Midgard reveals himself as Hyōga and tries to kill Shiryū to prove himself to Dolbar. Thus, it is the task of the Bronze Saints to defeat Dolbar, Loki and the rest of the God Warriors, to save Athena and Hyōga.

Release On: 12th - March - 1988

Vote Count: 116
Vote Average: 7.5/10


Bloodsport

U.S. soldier Frank Dux has come to Hong Kong to be accepted into the Kumite, a highly secret and extremely violent martial arts competition. While trying to gain access into the underground world of clandestine fighters, he also has to avoid military officers who consider him to be AWOL. After enduring a difficult training and beginning a romance with journalist Janice Kent, Frank is given the opportunity to fight. But can he survive?

Release On: 26th - February - 1988

Vote Count: 1268
Vote Average: 7/10


聖闘士星矢 真紅の少年伝説

Athena receives the visit of Phoebus Abel, her older brother and God of the Corona. He informs her that he has come to destroy humanity as punishment for their corruption, just as it was done in ancient times. He dismisses Seiya and the Bronze Saints, as she will now be guarded by Abel's three Corona Saints, Atlas of Carina, Jaow of Lynx and Berenike of Coma Berenices, and the five resurrected Gold Saints who died in the Sanctuary battle: Saga of Gemini, Deathmask of Cancer, Shura of Capricorn, Camus of Aquarius and Aphrodite of Pisces. When Athena rebels against Abel's plan, he attacks her, sending her soul to Elysion, the final resting place from which there is no return. The Bronze Saints immediately rush to the Sanctuary to save her and ultimately overcome Abel.

Release On: 23rd - July - 1988

Vote Count: 125
Vote Average: 7.5/10