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1980s Monster Movies

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Aliens(1986)

4.0/5 (with 3,208 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.

The Thing(1982)

R
| 1h 49min | Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction
4.0/5 (with 2,076 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.

Critters(1986)

3.2/5 (with 281 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.

Gremlins(1984)

PG
| 1h 46min | Fantasy, Horror, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 2,180 votes)

When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.

Cujo(1983)

R
| 1h 33min | Horror, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 295 votes)

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

Ghostbusters(1984)

PG
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 2,993 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.

Cat's Eye(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Horror, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 173 votes)

Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary. Next, we meet Johnny, an adulterous man who's forced by his lover's husband onto a building's hazardous ledge. Finally, Amanda is threatened by an evil gnome who throws suspicion on the family cat.

Ghostbusters II(1989)

PG
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 1,379 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.

An American Werewolf in London(1981)

R
| 1h 37min | Horror, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 687 votes)

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Silver Bullet(1985)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 151 votes)

The small city of Tarker's Mill is startled by a series of sadistic murders. The population fears that this is the work of a maniac. During a search a mysterious, hairy creature is observed. This strange appearance is noticed once a month. People lock themselves up at night, but there's one boy who's still outside, he's preparing the barbecue.

The Fly(1986)

R
| 1h 36min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 1,322 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.

The Fly II(1989)

2.7/5 (with 175 votes)

Martin Brundle, born of the human/fly, is adopted by his father's place of employment (Bartok Inc.) while the employees simply wait for his mutant chromosomes to come out of their dormant state.

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Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School(1988)

3.5/5 (with 71 votes)

Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy Doo are on their way to a Miss Grimwood's Finishing School for Girls, where they have been hired as gym teachers. Once there, however, they find that it is actually a school for girl ghouls.

Little Shop of Horrors(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Horror, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 460 votes)

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper.

Galaxy of Terror(1981)

2.6/5 (with 52 votes)

As a lone spaceship proceeds on its long voyage across space, the crew are surprised to encounter a strange pyramid form. Surprise turns to horror as one by one, they discover that their darkest nightmares are all starting to become real. The pyramid has to be behind it all somehow, but how can they save themselves from its influence?

C.H.U.D.(1984)

R
| 1h 37min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.8/5 (with 71 votes)

A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, band together to try and determine what the creatures are and how to stop them.

Little Monsters(1989)

2.9/5 (with 66 votes)

A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling pranks on kids and other monsters is the main attraction.

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Basket Case(1982)

R
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Horror
3.2/5 (with 101 votes)

A young man carrying a big basket that contains his deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.

DeepStar Six(1989)

2.7/5 (with 67 votes)

The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.

The Lair of the White Worm(1988)

R
| 1h 33min | Horror
3.0/5 (with 59 votes)

In a remote corner of England's Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed. But even weirder is that Lady Sylvia steals the skull for use in worshiping - very erotically - her pagan god, The White Worm, who hungers for the taste of virginal flesh.

Re-Animator(1985)

NR
| 1h 26min | Science Fiction, Comedy, Horror
3.6/5 (with 361 votes)

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

Alligator(1980)

2.8/5 (with 68 votes)

A baby alligator is flushed down a toilet and survives by eating discarded lab animals that have been injected with growth hormones. The now gigantic animal escapes the city sewers and goes on a rampage, pursued by a cop and a big-game hunter.

Leviathan(1989)

2.9/5 (with 123 votes)

Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one.

Creature(1985)

2.3/5 (with 24 votes)

A crew of scientists arrives on a far, cold planet to examine archaic artifacts of unknown origin. They discover that their German enemies already have a ship there. When they seek their help after a failed landing, they only find the Germans’ bodies, obviously slaughtered by one of the archaic creatures, awoken to new life. Now the alien is after them.

King Kong Lives(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 45min | Action, Horror
2.3/5 (with 38 votes)

After falling from the Twin Towers, Kong lies in a coma for ten years. When his heart begins to fail, scientists engineer an artificial heart, and a giant female ape is captured to serve as a source for a blood transfusion. When Kong awakens following his heart transplant, he senses the nearby presence of the female ape and the two escape to wreak havoc together.

Godzilla 1985(1985)

3.4/5 (with 51 votes)

Originally released in Japan as "The Return of Godzilla" in 1984, this is the heavily re-edited, re-titled "Godzilla 1985". Adding in new footage of Raymond Burr, this 16th Godzilla film ignores all previous sequels and serves as a direct follow-up to the 1956 "Godzilla King of the Monsters", which also featured scenes with Burr edited into 1954's "Godzilla". This film restores the darker tone of the original, as we witness the nuclear destruction of giant lizard terrorizing Japan.

Cat People(1982)

R
| 1h 58min | Horror
3.0/5 (with 131 votes)

After years of separation, Irina and her minister brother, Paul, reunite in New Orleans in this erotic tale of the supernatural. When zoologists capture a wild panther, Irina is drawn to the cat -- and the zoo curator is drawn to her. Soon, Irina's brother will have to reveal the family secret: that when sexually aroused, they turn into predatory jungle cats.

The Blob(1988)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 226 votes)

Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government agents try to cover up the evidence and confine the creature.

The Stuff(1985)

R
| 1h 33min | Horror, Comedy, Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 124 votes)

Amalgamated Dairies hires David Rutherford, an FBI man turned industrial saboteur, to investigate a popular new product called “the Stuff,” a new dessert product that is blowing ice cream sales out of the water. Nobody knows how it’s made or what’s in it, but people are lining up to buy it. It's got a delicious flavor to die for!

Pumpkinhead(1988)

R
| 1h 26min | Fantasy, Horror
3.1/5 (with 127 votes)

A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

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