10 Best Horror Films of 1983

After an incredible run for horror in the 70's and early 80's, things finally fall back to earth a little bit here. 1983 lacks the stone-cold classics, but this is still a rather good collection of films.

Notable Films sometimes labelled as horror:
Barefoot Gen, The Day After, The Fourth Man, Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain

Notable Films that didn't make the cut:
The Deadly Spawn, Sleepaway Camp, The Lift, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Of Unknown Origin, Zeder, Night Warning, The Boxer's Omen, Thriller, Nightmares, Curtains, Sole Survivor, The Keep, A Blade in the Dark, The House on Sorority Row, Xtro, Jaws 3-D, 2019: After the Fall of New York

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1.
Videodrome (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)
 
2.
The Dead Zone (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability. (103 mins.)
 
3.
Angst (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house. (87 mins.)
Director: Gerald Kargl
 
4.
Christine (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it. (110 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
5.
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk. (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
6.
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series The Twilight Zone. (101 mins.)
 
7.
Psycho II (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him. (113 mins.)
 
8.
The Hunger (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist. (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
9.
Cujo (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town. (93 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
 
10.
House of the Long Shadows (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours... (102 mins.)
Director: Pete Walker