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1. The Alchemist (1983)

R | 78 min | Horror

A man seeks revenge on an evil magician who placed a curse on him.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Robert Ginty, Lucinda Dooling, John Sanderford, Viola Kates Stimpson

Votes: 433

2. Trancers (1984)

PG-13 | 76 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in the bleak Los Angeles of the future. He's become obssessed with chasing Whistler - an evil criminal who uses powerful hypnotic powers to convert ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur

Votes: 4,615

3. The Dungeonmaster (1984)

PG-13 | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A demonic wizard challenges a modern-day computer programmer to a battle of technology vs. sorcery, with the programmer's girlfriend as the prize.

Directors: David Allen, Charles Band, John Carl Buechler, Steven Ford, Peter Manoogian, Ted Nicolaou, Rosemarie Turko | Stars: Jeffrey Byron, Richard Moll, Leslie Wing, Gina Calabrese

Votes: 1,547

4. Ghoulies (1984)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

26 Metascore

A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons.

Director: Luca Bercovici | Stars: Peter Liapis, Lisa Pelikan, Michael Des Barres, Jack Nance

Votes: 7,087 | Gross: $35.00M

5. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Votes: 48,119 | Gross: $2.02M

6. Savage Island (1985)

R | 74 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Women who have been captured and sold as slave labor to a South American emerald mine hatch a plan for revolution and revenge.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Anthony Steffen, Ajita Wilson, Cristina Lay, Linda Blair

Votes: 450

7. Underworld (1985)

R | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

When high class hooker Nicole is kidnapped from her brothel, Rich businessman Hugo Motherskille hires her ex love Roy Bain to find her. Investigating the disappearance, he eventually finds ... See full summary »

Director: George Pavlou | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Steven Berkoff, Larry Lamb, Nicola Cowper

Votes: 762

8. Zone Troopers (1985)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In Italy, during World War II some American soldiers find an alien UFO.

Director: Danny Bilson | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Timothy Van Patten, Art LaFleur, Biff Manard

Votes: 1,231

9. Ghost Warrior (1984)

R | 81 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A deep-frozen 400-year-old samurai is shipped to Los Angeles, where he comes back to life. Dazed and confused, he goes on a rampage. Can the female scientist and her colleague who revived him stop him before it's too late?

Director: J. Larry Carroll | Stars: Hiroshi Fujioka, John Calvin, Janet Julian, Charles Lampkin

Votes: 513

10. Walking the Edge (1985)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.

Director: Norbert Meisel | Stars: Nancy Kwan, Robert Forster, Joe Spinell, A Martinez

Votes: 423

11. White Slave (1985)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

A young woman seeks vengeance and finds love when her parents are killed in the Amazon and she is taken prisoner by an indigenous tribe of headhunters.

Director: Mario Gariazzo | Stars: Elvire Audray, Will Gonzales, Dick Campbell, Andrea Coppola

Votes: 1,291

12. Breeders (1986)

R | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The Manhattan General Hospital has admitted a string of young women who have been raped by something otherworldly. The perpetrator only attacks women who are virgins. Dr. Pace and Detective... See full summary »

Director: Tim Kincaid | Stars: Teresa Farley, Lance Lewman, Frances Raines, Natalie O'Connell

Votes: 1,745

13. 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: 2,591

14. Dreamaniac (1986)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

A heavy-metal musician makes a deal with a satanic succubus to make him successful with women, in return for the succubus being able to feed on the girls.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Thomas Bern, Ashlyn Gere, Sylvia Summers, Lauren Peterson

Votes: 374

15. Eliminators (1986)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A former pilot rebels against his creator, teaming up with the scientist responsible for android technology, her pet robot Spot, a rough-and-tumble riverboat guide, and a martial arts warrior.

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Andrew Prine, Denise Crosby, Patrick Reynolds, Conan Lee

Votes: 1,584 | Gross: $4.60M

16. From Beyond (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

Votes: 18,602 | Gross: $1.26M

17. Rawhead Rex (1986)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.

Director: George Pavlou | Stars: David Dukes, Kelly Piper, Hugh O'Conor, Cora Venus Lunny

Votes: 3,952

18. Robot Holocaust (1986)

79 min | Sci-Fi

A highly unlikely band of heroes traverses a post-apocalyptic wasteland to rescue a scientist from the tyrannical Dark One and his army of robots.

Director: Tim Kincaid | Stars: Norris Culf, Nadine Hartstein, J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner, Jennifer Delora

Votes: 1,408

19. Troll (1986)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will transform him to human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives.

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Shelley Hack, Noah Hathaway, Jenny Beck

Votes: 8,184 | Gross: $5.45M

20. 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: 5,264 | Gross: $0.32M

21. Necropolis (1986)

R | 77 min | Horror

Reincarnated "Satanic Witch" from New Amsterdam, circa 1600's comes back to revive her cult members by sucking the life force out of people.

Director: Bruce Hickey | Stars: LeeAnne Baker, Michael Conte, Jacquie Fitz, George Anthony-Rayza

Votes: 377

22. Vicious Lips (1986)

R | 84 min | Horror, Music, Sci-Fi

Sometime in the distant future, a fledgling band gets an opportunity for a breakthrough, if they can make it in time to a faraway planet to perform in a very popular club.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Dru-Anne Perry, Gina Calabrese, Linda Kerridge, Shayne Farris

Votes: 1,222

23. Buy & Cell (1988)

R | 95 min | Comedy

Herbie Altman is framed for Stock fraud by his boss when the SEC starts investigating his company. Sent to prison, he helps a fellow inmate successfully invest his money. Soon all the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Boris | Stars: Robert Carradine, Michael Winslow, Malcolm McDowell, Lise Cutter

Votes: 357

24. The Caller (1987)

97 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

One night, an unusual stranger in need asks a woman living alone in a house in the woods if he can use her phone. It soon becomes clear that they're playing a strange mind game and that there's something very wrong about the woods.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Votes: 387

25. Creepozoids (1987)

R | 72 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of survivors try to avoid the battles of World War III; when they try to escape to the quiet lands, they encounter something much more deadly.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Linnea Quigley, Ken Abraham, Michael Aranda, Richard L. Hawkins

Votes: 1,632 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Dolls (1987)

R | 77 min | Fantasy, Horror

A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers and their haunted collection of dolls.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Carrie Lorraine, Guy Rolfe

Votes: 7,823

27. Enemy Territory (1987)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Gary Frank, Ray Parker Jr., Jan-Michael Vincent, Frances Foster

Votes: 619 | Gross: $0.20M

28. Mutant Hunt (1987 Video)

Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Sci-Fi

"Z", a cold and vicious genetic scientist, discovers a way to alter harmless human cyborgs into blood thirsty killing machines which he plans to use for his own gain.

Director: Tim Kincaid | Stars: Rick Gianasi, Mary Fahey, Ron Reynaldi, Taunie Vrenon

Votes: 390

29. The Princess Academy (1987)

R | 90 min | Comedy

Lowbrow humor is the feature in this 'Porky's for girls'. The students of an elite international private school that teaches rich young women how to behave like proper ladies rebel against their strict, snobbish and brutish head teacher.

Director: Bruce A. Block | Stars: Eva Gabor, Lu Leonard, Richard Paul, Carole Davis

Votes: 140 | Gross: $0.21M

30. Valet Girls (1987)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

A young girl who aspires to a singing career gets herself and her best friend a job as valet parking girls at a Malibu party in order to meet people who can help them achieve their dreams.

Director: Rafal Zielinski | Stars: Meri D. Marshall, April Stewart, Mary Kohnert, Jack DeLeon

Votes: 279

31. Prison (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

47 Metascore

The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison's new governor.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Lane Smith, Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field, Lincoln Kilpatrick

Votes: 3,338 | Gross: $0.35M

32. 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: 884

33. Assault of the Killer Bimbos (1988)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

Two go-go dancers, Lulu and Peaches, are framed for the murder of their employer by the real killer, sleazy gangster Vinnie. Picking up waitress Darlene along the way, the three are ... See full summary »

Director: Anita Rosenberg | Stars: Elizabeth Kaitan, Christina Whitaker, Tammara Souza, Nick Cassavetes

Votes: 435

34. Catacombs (1988)

R | 84 min | Horror

A demon is trapped in a monastery. 400 years later a young girl arrives at the monastery to study.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Timothy Van Patten, Ian Abercrombie, Jeremy West, Laura Schaefer

Votes: 575

35. Cellar Dweller (1988)

R | 77 min | Fantasy, Horror

A comic book artist Whitney Taylor is doomed to repeat history in a most grotesque way when she unleashes a demon after drawing it..

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Debrah Farentino, Brian Robbins, Pamela Bellwood

Votes: 1,490

36. Ghost Town (1988)

R | 85 min | Action, Horror, Western

A modern-day deputy tracks an abducted girl to a ghost town, and the spirits of the past who took her.

Directors: Richard McCarthy, Mac Ahlberg | Stars: Franc Luz, Catherine Hickland, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Penelope Windust

Votes: 991

37. Ghoulies II (1988)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

The Ghoulies wreak havoc at an amusement park, disposing of those who mistake them for mere fairground attractions.

Director: Albert Band | Stars: Damon Martin, Royal Dano, Phil Fondacaro, J. Downing

Votes: 3,836

38. Pulse Pounders (1988)

77 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

In this 'sequel' anthology, the film offers a TRANCERS sequel written by original creators Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo, a new Lovecraft adaptation THE EVIL CLERGYMAN, featuring Jeffrey ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Warner, David Gale

Votes: 148

39. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

As part of a sorority ritual, pledges and their male companions steal a trophy from a bowling alley; unbeknownst to them, it contains a devilish imp who makes their lives a living Hell.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille, Hal Havins

Votes: 2,437

40. Spellcaster (1988)

R | 83 min | Horror, Mystery

A group of people are killed one by one while participating at a million dollar treasure hunt in a mysterious Italian castle.

Director: Rafal Zielinski | Stars: Adam Ant, Richard Blade, Gail O'Grady, Harold Pruett

Votes: 398

Not released until 1992.

41. Transformations (1988)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Wolfgang is traveling in outer space when a monster, which he sees as a beautiful woman, appears in his spaceship and makes love with him. Then the ship is forced to land on a planet which ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Kamen | Stars: Rex Smith, Lisa Langlois, Patrick Macnee, Christopher Neame

Votes: 279

42. Cemetery High (1988)

R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A group of High School girls with guns go on a killing spree. They are intent on ridding the world of scummy men.

Director: Gorman Bechard | Stars: Debi Thibeault, Karen Nielsen, Lisa Schmidt, Simone Reyes

Votes: 244

43. Deadly Weapon (1989)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A teenage boy who's bullied both at school by the seniors and at his home by his abusive father finds an experimental laser weapon in a river and ponders revenge. The army general who lost the gun sends his units after the kid.

Director: Michael Miner | Stars: Rodney Eastman, Robert Benedetti, Arell Blanton, Susan Blu

Votes: 210

44. Intruder (1989)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

Director: Scott Spiegel | Stars: Elizabeth Cox, Renée Estevez, Dan Hicks, David Byrnes

Votes: 6,123

45. Arena (1989)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A human becomes an unlikely rising star in the biggest fighting tournament in the galaxy that's dominated by alien species.

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Camp, Claudia Christian, Marc Alaimo

Votes: 1,778

46. Puppetmaster (1989 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Paul Le Mat, William Hickey, Irene Miracle, Jimmie F. Skaggs

Votes: 8,188

Produced by Empire, Distributed by Full Moon.

47. Robot Jox (1989)

PG | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories.... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo, Robert Sampson

Votes: 5,043 | Gross: $1.27M



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