80s horror to see

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1. Macabre (1980)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror

A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Bernice Stegers, Stanko Molnar, Veronica Zinny, Roberto Posse

Votes: 1,965

2. Alligator (1980)

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

62 Metascore

A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger

Votes: 9,600

3. The Hearse (1980)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A girl is haunted by a phantom hearse, which she believes is connected to her departed aunt, a witch with a bad reputation in town.

Director: George Bowers | Stars: Trish Van Devere, Joseph Cotten, David Gautreaux, Donald Hotton

Votes: 1,669

4. Hard Rock Zombies (1985)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

A freshly-out-of-the-grave band of Hard Rock Zombies is thirsting to take their sweet revenge, as they give the performance of a lifetime.

Director: Krishna Shah | Stars: E.J. Curse, Geno Andrews, Sam Mann, Mick McMains

Votes: 1,175

5. Critters (1986)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

A group of small, furry aliens makes lunch out of the locals in a farming town.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush, Scott Grimes

Votes: 28,945 | Gross: $13.17M

6. Shock Waves (1977)

PG | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Brooke Adams, Fred Buch

Votes: 4,530

7. 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: 7,074 | Gross: $4.88M

8. Deadly Blessing (1981)

R | 100 min | Horror

56 Metascore

After her husband dies under mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner, Jeff East

Votes: 4,455 | Gross: $8.28M

9. Visiting Hours (1982)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

A deranged, misogynistic killer assaults a journalist. When he discovers that she survived the attack, he follows her to the hospital to finish her off.

Director: Jean-Claude Lord | Stars: Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl, William Shatner

Votes: 3,342 | Gross: $13.26M

10. Invitation to Hell (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A family moves to a suburban town only to be coerced into joining a suspicious club.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Robert Urich, Joanna Cassidy, Susan Lucci, Joe Regalbuto

Votes: 1,086

11. Scream for Help (1984)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Crime

A teenaged girl discovers that her stepfather is trying to murder her and her mother, but when she tells people, no one will believe her.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Rachael Kelly, Marie Masters, David Allen Brooks, Lolita Lesheim

Votes: 717

12. The Unnamable (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror

High school students check out a haunted house where in the 1800's an ugly monster called "the Unnamable" was trapped in a vault.

Director: Jean-Paul Ouellette | Stars: Charles Klausmeyer, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Alexandra Durrell, Laura Albert

Votes: 1,983

13. Final Exam (1981)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

A psycho killer shows up on college campus to slash up pretty co-eds and dumb jocks.

Director: Jimmy Huston | Stars: Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice, Ralph Brown, DeAnna Robbins

Votes: 2,758

14. The Boneyard (1991)

R | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror

Children turned into zombies wreak havoc in a coroner's building with just a burned-out psychic, an experienced cop and two coroners to stop the madness.

Director: James Cummins | Stars: Ed Nelson, Deborah Rose, Norman Fell, James Eustermann

Votes: 985

15. Open House (1987)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

Someone is killing off nubile real estate agents. A psychologist doing a therapy talk show begins getting calls from the perpetrator, and cooperates with the police to try and stop him. ... See full summary »

Director: Jag Mundhra | Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Adrienne Barbeau, Rudy Ramos, Mary Stavin

Votes: 500

16. Unhinged (1982)

Unrated | 79 min | Horror

Three young women who crash their car during a rainstorm are taken in by a bizarre family at their large, rural estate.

Director: Don Gronquist | Stars: Laurel Munson, Janet Penner, Sara Ansley, Virginia Settle

Votes: 1,422

17. Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever (1991)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Music

Those rambunctious kids are back in school and back in trouble in a smash sequel to the 1978 worldwide hit. Corey Feldman leads a rock and roll rally at Ronald Reagon High, but must triumph... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Brock | Stars: Corey Feldman, Larry Linville, Mary Woronov, Evan Richards

Votes: 1,007

18. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

56 Metascore

Janey is new in town and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general and "Dance TV" in particular.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Biff Yeager, Kristi Somers, Richard Blade, Ian Michael Giatti

Votes: 9,214 | Gross: $6.33M

19. Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Music

70 Metascore

A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.

Directors: Allan Arkush, Joe Dante | Stars: P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, Dey Young

Votes: 8,210

20. The Last Slumber Party (1988 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror

Linda, Tracy, and Chris are a trio of teenage girls who decide to celebrate the last day of high school by having a slumber party at Linda's house. A few guys also show up to further ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Tyler | Stars: Jan Jensen, Nancy Meyer, Joann Whitley, Danny David

Votes: 594

21. Rampage (1987)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

Liberal district attorney decides to seek the death penalty for a man who slaughtered a family at Christmastime, then drank their blood. He escapes, though, and starts killing again.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Michael Biehn, Alex McArthur, Nicholas Campbell, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Votes: 1,823 | Gross: $0.80M

22. Psychos in Love (1987)

Unrated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

A strip-joint owner and a manicurist find that they have many things in common, the foremost being that they are psychotic serial killers. They fall in love and are happy being the family ... See full summary »

Director: Gorman Bechard | Stars: Carmine Capobianco, Patti Chambers, Carla Bragoli, Carrie Gordon

Votes: 990

23. Mirror Mirror (1990)

R | 104 min | Horror, Thriller

A teenage girl begins receiving black magic power through an antique mirror that drips blood, not realizing the mirror is controlled by demonic forces.

Director: Marina Sargenti | Stars: Karen Black, Yvonne De Carlo, William Sanderson, Rainbow Harvest

Votes: 1,186

24. Waxwork (1988)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

A wax museum owner uses his horror exhibits to unleash evil on the world.

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Jennifer Bassey, Joe Baker

Votes: 9,676 | Gross: $0.81M

25. Deadly Lessons (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Thriller

A psycho is stalking the students at an exclusive girls' school.

Director: William Wiard | Stars: Donna Reed, Larry Wilcox, David Ackroyd, Diane Franklin

Votes: 184

26. The Undertaker (1988)

R | 89 min | Horror

A deranged undertaker kills various people to keep as his friends in his seedy funeral home.

Directors: Frank Avianca, Steve Bono, Richard E. Brooks, William James Kennedy | Stars: Joe Spinell, Rebecca Varon, Patrick Askin, Susan Bachli

Votes: 248

27. 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: 3,047 | Gross: $0.23M

28. 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: 2,191

29. Mister Designer (1987)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A famous artist strives to find the secret to eternal life through the beautiful mannequins he creates.

Director: Oleg Teptsov | Stars: Viktor Avilov, Anna Demyanenko, Mikhail Kozakov, Ivan Krasko

Votes: 726

30. 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: 1,613

31. There's Nothing Out There (1991)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

When a horror film buff tries to warn his friends of impending danger during March Break, they scoff at him, that is, until sinister things begin to happen.

Director: Rolfe Kanefsky | Stars: Craig Peck, Wendy Bednarz, Mark Collver, Bonnie Bowers

Votes: 1,217

32. The Incubus (1982)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

A small town's doctor takes matters into his own hands after a series of gruesome and bizarre rape crimes perplex the clueless authorities.

Director: John Hough | Stars: John Cassavetes, John Ireland, Kerrie Keane, Helen Hughes

Votes: 1,758



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