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1980s Horror Movies

Public list by WPS with 638 movies or TV shows/series

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Predator(1987)

3.7/5 (with 3,549 votes)

A team of elite commandos on a secret mission in a Central American jungle come to find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Roots Search(1986)

2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

When a research crew in deep space discovers the desolate ship "Green Planet" that warps into their area, they encounter Buzz, the commander and sole surivor of the ship. Being too incapacitated to make them aware of the situation of his ship, the research team will soon discover that they have found something far, far worse...

Hellraiser(1987)

R
| 1h 34min | Horror, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 1,054 votes)

After tinkering with a box he bought while abroad, sexual deviant Frank inadvertently opens a portal to hell, where fetish-demons led by Pinhead tear his body apart. When Frank’s brother and his wife move into his house, a skeletal Frank appears to his sister-in-law and asks her to supply him with corpses for his regeneration.

The Evil Dead(1981)

NC-17
| 1h 25min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 1,692 votes)

In 1979, a group of college students find a Sumerian Book of the Dead in an old cabin they've rented for a weekend getaway.

Aliens(1986)

4.0/5 (with 4,429 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(1984)

R
| 1h 31min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 2,352 votes)

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

The Shining(1980)

R
| 2h 24min | Horror, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 7,965 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.

The Thing(1982)

R
| 1h 49min | Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction
4.0/5 (with 2,949 votes)

A team of American scientists investigate the empty, destroyed base of their Norwegian counterparts in Antarctica, only to discover a terrifying life force that can take the form of its prey.

Amazonia: The Catherine Miles Story(1985)

1h 30min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
3.1/5 (with 70 votes)

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.

The Fly(1986)

R
| 1h 36min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 1,865 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.

Child's Play(1988)

R
| 1h 27min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 1,351 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.

Cannibal Holocaust(1980)

NR
| 1h 35min | Horror
3.2/5 (with 686 votes)

A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.

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Friday the 13th(1980)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror
3.2/5 (with 1,224 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.

Angel Heart(1987)

R
| 1h 53min | Horror, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 636 votes)

Down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered by the mysterious Louis Cyphre to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself, as he goes on a supernatural journey into his own soul.

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

R
| 1h 27min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 846 votes)

Jesse Walsh moves with his family into the home of the lone survivor from a series of attacks by dream-stalking monster Freddy Krueger. There, Jesse is bedeviled by nightmares and inexplicably violent impulses. It turns out Freddy needs a host body to carry out his gruesome vendetta against the youth of Springwood, Ohio. While Freddy gains influence, Jesse and his girlfriend, Lisa race against the clock trying to figure out what's going on.

Jaws 3-D(1983)

PG
| 1h 39min | Thriller, Horror
2.2/5 (with 533 votes)

This third film in the series follows a group of marine biologists attempting to capture a young great white shark that has wandered into Florida's Sea World Park. However, later it is discovered that the shark's 35-foot mother is also a guest at Sea World. What follows is the shark wreaking havoc on the visitors in the park.

The Blob(1988)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 353 votes)

In Arborville, California, three high school students discover a strange, gelatinous substance that melts the flesh of any living creatures in its path and wreaks havoc across town.

Poltergeist(1982)

PG
| 1h 54min | Horror
3.6/5 (with 1,295 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.

Possession(1981)

R
| 2h 3min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 468 votes)

A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and bizarre incidents that indicate something more than a possessed love affair.

Friday the 13th Part III(1982)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror
3.0/5 (with 630 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...

Omen III: The Final Conflict(1981)

R
| 1h 48min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 224 votes)

Damien Thorn has helped rescue the world from a recession, appearing to be a benign corporate benefactor. When he then becomes U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Damien fulfills a terrifying biblical prophecy. He also faces his own potential demise as an astronomical event brings about the second coming of Christ.

Directed by Graham Baker - With Sam Neill, Don Gordon, Rossano Brazzi, Barnaby Holm, Tony Vogel, Lisa Harrow, ...

Christine(1983)

R
| 1h 50min | Horror
3.4/5 (with 892 votes)

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other.

Jaws: The Revenge(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 29min | Adventure, Thriller, Horror
2.0/5 (with 427 votes)

After another deadly shark attack, Ellen Brody decides she has had enough of New England's Amity Island and moves to the Caribbean to join her son, Michael, and his family. But a great white shark has followed her there, hungry for more lives.

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

R
| 1h 26min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 492 votes)

Tommy Jarvis, tormented by the fear that Jason Voorhees isn't really dead, unwittingly resurrects the mass murderer for another bloody rampage.

Near Dark(1987)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror
3.5/5 (with 303 votes)

A farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars.

The Howling(1981)

R
| 1h 31min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 312 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.

Halloween II(1981)

R
| 1h 32min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 863 votes)

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs and slashes his way through hospital staff to reach his favorite victim.

Creepshow 2(1987)

R
| 1h 32min | Horror, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 231 votes)

EC Comics-inspired weirdness returns with three tales. In the first, a wooden statue of a Native American comes to life to exact vengeance on the murderer of his elderly owners. In the second, four teens are stranded on a raft on a lake with a blob that is hungry. And in the third, a hit and run woman is terrorized by the hitchhiker she accidentally killed... or did she?

The Seventh Sign(1988)

R
| 1h 37min | Horror, Drama, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 149 votes)

Abby is a pregnant woman with a curious new boarder in the apartment over her garage. Turns out he's heaven-sent and is speeding along the Apocalypse by bloodying rivers, egging on plagues and following scripture word for word.

The Hidden(1987)

3.5/5 (with 158 votes)

When average, law-abiding citizens suddenly turn to a life of hedonistic behavior and violent crime, Detective Tom Beck is tasked with helping young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher determine the cause.

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