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1980s Horror Movies

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Child's Play(1988)

R
| 1h 27min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 933 votes)

A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

The Shining(1980)

R
| 2h 24min | Horror, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 6,419 votes)

Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.

Predator(1987)

3.8/5 (with 2,705 votes)

Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter(1984)

R
| 1h 31min | Horror
3.1/5 (with 399 votes)

After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Crystal Lake.

The Return of the Living Dead(1985)

R
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Horror
3.6/5 (with 477 votes)

When foreman Frank shows new employee Freddy a secret military experiment in a supply warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky, the two klutzes accidentally release a gas that reanimates corpses into flesh-eating zombies. As the epidemic spreads throughout the town, and the creatures satisfy their hunger in gory and outlandish ways, Frank and Freddy fight to survive with the help of their boss and a mysterious mortician.

Children of the Corn(1984)

R
| 1h 33min | Horror, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 314 votes)

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.

Friday the 13th(1980)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror
3.2/5 (with 939 votes)

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

Aliens(1986)

4.0/5 (with 3,431 votes)

When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge(1985)

R
| 1h 27min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 586 votes)

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear.

Pet Sematary(1989)

R
| 1h 43min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 720 votes)

Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable.

The Thing(1982)

R
| 1h 49min | Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction
4.0/5 (with 2,282 votes)

Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don't know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan(1989)

R
| 1h 40min | Horror, Thriller
2.5/5 (with 309 votes)

A group of students on a graduation cruise bound for Manhattan soon realize they've got a stowaway aboard the ship: serial killer Jason Voorhees.

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood(1988)

R
| 1h 28min | Horror
2.7/5 (with 308 votes)

A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly unchains the merciless, bloodthirsty Jason Voorhees from his watery grave.

Friday the 13th Part 2(1981)

R
| 1h 27min | Horror, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 513 votes)

Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of counselors follow -- including child psychologist major Ginny. But Jason has been hiding out all this time, and now he's ready for revenge.

The Evil Dead(1981)

NC-17
| 1h 25min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 1,250 votes)

When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers(1988)

R
| 1h 28min | Horror, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 405 votes)

The apparently comatose Michael Myers is being transferred from one hospital to another, but he wakes up when the ambulance crew talk about his surviving niece, Jamie. After slaughtering his attendants, Myers sets out to find his one living relative who is, fortunately, being cared for by a kind and resourceful foster sister named Rachel. Meanwhile, the ever-cautious Dr. Loomis remains on the killer's path.

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives(1986)

R
| 1h 26min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 354 votes)

Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal murders. Now it’s up to Tommy to stop the dark, devious and demented deaths that he unwittingly brought about.

Amityville II: The Possession(1982)

R
| 1h 44min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 101 votes)

Eager to start afresh, the unsuspecting couple of Anthony and Dolores Montelli, along with their four children, move into their dream house in Amityville. However, right from the very first night, strange paranormal experiences shatter the Montellis' fantasy, as the restless spirits of the dead and the new home's dark secrets open the unfathomable black portal of hell. Now, the family's older child, Sonny, has become the perfect vessel of destruction, as the invisible demonic forces claim his soul. Can Father Frank Adamsky cleanse the infernal Amityville House?

Ghostbusters(1984)

PG
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 3,217 votes)

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers(1989)

R
| 1h 36min | Horror, Thriller
2.7/5 (with 342 votes)

Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers is secretly nursed back to health -- and returns a year later to kill again and once more targets his young niece, Jamie. Jamie is now recovering in the local children's hospital after attacking her stepmother and losing her voice. Her mental link with her evil uncle may be the key to uprooting her family tree.

Beetlejuice(1988)

PG
| 1h 32min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 2,360 votes)

Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.

Friday the 13th Part III(1982)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 426 votes)

An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn.

Hellraiser(1987)

R
| 1h 34min | Horror
3.5/5 (with 756 votes)

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover while the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

The Howling(1981)

R
| 1h 31min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 221 votes)

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.

The Fly(1986)

R
| 1h 36min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 1,436 votes)

When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.

Critters(1986)

3.2/5 (with 308 votes)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Cujo(1983)

R
| 1h 33min | Horror, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 317 votes)

A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Ghostbusters II(1989)

PG
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 1,486 votes)

Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.

Poltergeist(1982)

PG
| 1h 54min | Horror
3.6/5 (with 994 votes)

Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and furniture moving around by itself. However, when he realizes that something truly evil haunts his home, Steve calls in a team of parapsychologists led by Dr. Lesh to help before it's too late.

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning(1985)

R
| 1h 32min | Horror
2.7/5 (with 347 votes)

Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway house for troubled teens where he now lives, it seems like his nightmarish nemesis, Jason, is back for more sadistic slaughters.

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