HORROR LIBRARY: PART VIII (1980-1989)

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1. TerrorVision (1986)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Diane Franklin, Mary Woronov, Gerrit Graham, Chad Allen

Votes: 5,134 | Gross: $0.32M

2. Don't Open Till Christmas (1984)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery

Somebody with very little Christmas spirit is killing anyone in a Santa suit one London holiday season, and Scotland Yard has to stop him before he makes his exploits an annual tradition.

Director: Edmund Purdom | Stars: Edmund Purdom, Alan Lake, Belinda Mayne, Mark Jones

Votes: 1,280

3. The Deadly Spawn (1983)

R | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Alien creatures invade a small town and four teenagers, along with a young boy, attempt to escape from them.

Director: Douglas McKeown | Stars: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter, Jean Tafler

Votes: 3,470

4. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

In a small Southern town, a wrongfully-killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him from beyond the grave.

Director: Frank De Felitta | Stars: Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones, Lane Smith

Votes: 4,221

5. The Vineyard (1989)

R | 95 min | Horror

Dr. Elson Po is one of the world's most famous wine growers. He has a magic potion which has kept him handsome and alive during the centuries. However, lately the magic which rejuvenates ... See full summary »

Directors: James Hong, William Rice | Stars: James Hong, Karen Lorre, Michael Wong, Lars Wanberg

Votes: 497

6. Clownhouse (1989)

R | 81 min | Horror

Just before Halloween, three young brothers alone in a big house are menaced by three escaped mental patients who have murdered some traveling circus clowns and taken their identities.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Nathan Forrest Winters, Brian McHugh, Sam Rockwell, Michael Jerome West

Votes: 3,839

7. Oasis of the Zombies (1982)

Unrated | 82 min | Horror

An expedition searching for treasure supposedly buried by the German army in the African desert during WW II comes up against an army of Nazi zombies guarding the fortune.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Manuel Gélin, Eduardo Fajardo, France Lomay, Jeff Montgomery

Votes: 1,988

8. Devil Fish (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A marine biologist, a dolphin trainer, a research scientist, and a local sheriff try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that is devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, Gianni Garko, William Berger

Votes: 2,871

9. Student Bodies (1981)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

41 Metascore

A murderer known as "The Breather" kills off high schoolers.

Directors: Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie | Stars: Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Jerry Belson, Joe Flood

Votes: 3,799 | Gross: $5.17M

10. Curtains (1983)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Director: Richard Ciupka | Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson, Anne Ditchburn

Votes: 3,087

11. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

R | 77 min | Horror

A high school student's slumber party turns terrifying as an escaped mental patient with a drill decides to crash the evening.

Director: Amy Holden Jones | Stars: Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra De Liso

Votes: 7,653

12. Crawlspace (1986)

R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam, Barbara Whinnery, Carole Francis

Votes: 2,554

13. The Unseen (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

A trio of female reporters find themselves staying overnight in a house occupied by a hostile being lurking in the basement.

Director: Danny Steinmann | Stars: Stephen Furst, Barbara Bach, Sydney Lassick, Lelia Goldoni

Votes: 1,185

14. A Stranger Is Watching (1982)

R | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

The 11-year old daughter and girlfriend of a man whose wife had been raped and killed in front of his daughter three years earlier are kidnapped by the same killer. Held captive in a bunker... See full summary »

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Rip Torn, James Naughton, Shawn von Schreiber

Votes: 495

15. Brain Damage (1988)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

One morning, a young man wakes to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Jennifer Lowry, Theo Barnes

Votes: 7,482

16. The New Kids (1985)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, John Philbin

Votes: 1,926 | Gross: $0.20M

17. One Dark Night (1982)

PG | 89 min | Horror

As part of an initiation into a club called the Sisters, a young girl must spend the night in a mausoleum.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Meg Tilly, Melissa Newman, Robin Evans, Leslie Speights

Votes: 1,890

18. Slaughter High (1986)

R | 90 min | Horror

Eight people are invited to their old high school for their ten-year reunion where a fellow former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is out to seek revenge.

Directors: George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Mackenzie Litten | Stars: Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore, Carmine Iannaccone, Donna Yeager

Votes: 4,337

19. Neon Maniacs (1986)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them.

Director: Joseph Mangine | Stars: Clyde Hayes, Leilani Sarelle, Donna Locke, Victor Brandt

Votes: 1,608

20. Return to Horror High (1987)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Froehlich | Stars: Lori Lethin, Brendan Hughes, Alex Rocco, Scott Jacoby

Votes: 2,467 | Gross: $1.19M

21. The Unholy (1988)

R | 102 min | Horror

A priest battles a demon that kills sinners in the act of sinning.

Director: Camilo Vila | Stars: Ben Cross, Hal Holbrook, Ruben Rabasa, Nicole Fortier

Votes: 1,215 | Gross: $6.34M

22. Of Unknown Origin (1983)

R | 88 min | Horror

51 Metascore

A man who recently completed rebuilding a townhouse becomes obsessed with a rat infestation until it becomes an interspecies duel.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Peter Weller, Jennifer Dale, Lawrence Dane, Kenneth Welsh

Votes: 2,280 | Gross: $1.08M

23. Blood Diner (1987)

Unrated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

Two cannibalistic brothers kill various young women to use their flesh in their new special dish at their rundown restaurant, while seeking blood sacrifices to awaken a dormant Egyptian goddess.

Director: Jackie Kong | Stars: Rick Burks, Carl Crew, Roger Dauer, LaNette La France

Votes: 3,364

24. Tras el cristal (1986)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Horror

In Spain, the former Nazi doctor Klaus tries to commit suicide jumping off the roof of his manor. However, he survives with the entire body paralyzed and dependable of an iron lung with ... See full summary »

Director: Agustí Villaronga | Stars: Günter Meisner, David Sust, Marisa Paredes, Gisèle Echevarría

Votes: 3,527

25. Anguish (1987)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

A controlling mother uses telepathic powers to send her middle-aged son on a killing spree.

Director: Bigas Luna | Stars: Zelda Rubinstein, Michael Lerner, Talia Paul, Àngel Jové

Votes: 2,816 | Gross: $0.23M

26. Creature (1985)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An expedition to Titan uncovers an alien being, that goes on a rampage.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Stan Ivar, Wendy Schaal, Lyman Ward, Robert Jaffe

Votes: 2,835 | Gross: $4.78M

27. Angst (I) (1983)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house.

Director: Gerald Kargl | Stars: Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Silvia Ryder, Karin Springer

Votes: 6,130

28. Pin (1988)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

Isolated by his strange parents, Leon finds solace in an imaginary friend, which happens to be an anatomy doll from his father's doctor office. Unfortunately, the doll begins to take over Leon's life, and his sister's life as well.

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: David Hewlett, Cynthia Preston, Terry O'Quinn, Bronwen Mantel

Votes: 3,324

29. Paperhouse (1988)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy

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.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Charlotte Burke, Jane Bertish, Samantha Cahill, Glenne Headly

Votes: 4,731 | Gross: $0.24M

30. Rowing with the Wind (1988)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The film is situated in the time when Mary Shelley wrote her novel "Frankenstein". It describes the relationship between Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley during various voyages through ... See full summary »

Director: Gonzalo Suárez | Stars: Hugh Grant, Lizzy McInnerny, Valentine Pelka, Elizabeth Hurley

Votes: 812

31. The Visitors (1988)

R | 109 min | Horror

Frank, Sara and their two children have recently moved into the house of their dreams on the countryside. Frank is disturbed by mysterious sounds and somebody tears down the wallpaper from ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Ersgard | Stars: Kjell Bergqvist, Lena Endre, Johannes Brost, Joanna Berglund

Votes: 1,758

32. Lady in White (1988)

PG-13 | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

An author tells the story of how, as a young boy growing up in a 1960s small town, he was haunted after witnessing the murder of a little girl.

Director: Frank LaLoggia | Stars: Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Alex Rocco, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 5,406 | Gross: $1.71M

33. Le foto di Gioia (1987)

Unrated | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A former hooker runs a successful men's magazine. An obsessed admirer systematically slaughters her models (occasionally increasing the magazine's output) and supplies the mistress with ... See full summary »

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Serena Grandi, Daria Nicolodi, Vanni Corbellini, David Brandon

Votes: 1,162

34. Absurd (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: George Eastman, Annie Belle, Charles Borromel, Katya Berger

Votes: 1,850

35. The Burning (1981)

R | 91 min | Horror

A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement.

Director: Tony Maylam | Stars: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua

Votes: 12,826

36. Chopping Mall (1986)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high-tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, Russell Todd, Karrie Emerson

Votes: 8,166

37. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

After his parents are murdered, a tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

Votes: 11,135 | Gross: $2.49M

38. Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

The now-adult Ricky talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a murderer after his brother, Billy, died, which leads back to Mother Superior.

Director: Lee Harry | Stars: Eric Freeman, James Newman, Elizabeth Kaitan, Jean Miller

Votes: 4,635 | Gross: $0.15M

39. Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989 Video)

R | 90 min | Horror

The comatose Ricky Caldwell reawakens and begins to stalk a blind woman, with whom he shares a psychic connection.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: Samantha Scully, Bill Moseley, Richard C. Adams, Richard Beymer

Votes: 1,474

40. It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cycnicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for... See full summary »

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Karen Black, Laurene Landon, James Dixon

Votes: 1,448

41. Invaders from Mars (1986)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman

Votes: 6,504 | Gross: $4.88M

42. The Lift (1983)

R | 95 min | Horror

An elevator mysteriously begins to function intelligently on its own, where victims who go near the elevator or use it are killed.

Director: Dick Maas | Stars: Huub Stapel, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Josine van Dalsum, Liz Snoyink

Votes: 5,079

43. Faceless (1987)

98 min | Horror, Thriller

When model Barbara Hallen disappears in France, her father's private detective traces her steps to a private plastic surgery clinic run by Dr.Flamand.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Helmut Berger, Brigitte Lahaie, Telly Savalas, Christopher Mitchum

Votes: 1,061

44. Mutant (1984)

R | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Two brothers discover that the residents of a small Southern town are being infected by a form of toxic waste, turning them into blood-ravenous zombies.

Directors: John 'Bud' Cardos, Mark Rosman | Stars: Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins, Jody Medford, Lee Montgomery

Votes: 1,400

45. Fright Night Part 2 (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Charley Brewster and Peter Vincent must face more vampires, out for revenge.

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: William Ragsdale, Roddy McDowall, Traci Lind, Julie Carmen

Votes: 9,690 | Gross: $2.98M