The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) follows Dennis Alan who is sent to Haiti to learn more about a drug that possibly creates zombies.
The Blob (1988) is about a mysterious goo ball that crashes to earth and figures out that it likes the taste of the locals.
Elvira Mistress of the Dark (1988) is about a woman who inherits a new home from her aunt and her discoveries that take her to a new world.
Beetlejuice (1988) follows Adam and Barbara Maitland who have recently died and try to scare away new owners by summoning Beetlejuice.
Phantasm II (1988) follows now grown-up, Mike who is recovering from his first brush with the Tall Man and fears he will come back.