Best Horror Movies of the 1980s


The Top Ten

1 A Nightmare on Elm Street

Who ever made this list is a genius - robertoiglesias271

2 The Shining

Here's Johnny! Johnny's comin' for people who didn't vote for The Shining.
He's home.

3 The Thing
4 Aliens
5 Hellraiser
6 The Evil Dead 2
7 Sleepaway Camp

Hallelujah! This is the first 80’s horror list to have Sleepaway Camp on it, that I have ever seen. The best, true summer camp horror movie Ever! Unlike, the Friday the 13th franchise, which I really love, this movie has total danger. This meaning, the actual child campers could be severely hurt or killed, along with the counselors/ adult figures. Jason and his mom never harmed young kids. Even though, Jason did go after a baby once, he was stopped. Anyway, Sleepaway Camp has all the trash talking, gossiping and bullying that any camp could have. It also, has kids competing in sporting events, eating together in the mess hall and sleeping in cabins. All the realism of camp. This movie is easily top 5 of the decade.

8 The Evil Dead

Why on earth is this number 45? Seriously it is by far the best horror movie of all time, bar none. There's nothing like it

9 Child's Play
10 Friday the 13th

OMG Jason is so awesome and so is his mum.

Jasons not even in this one, FAKE FAN ALERT

This is one of the eight Friday’s that I either like or love but part 4 is the best of the bunch. Top 3 of the entire list.

The Contenders

11 Poltergeist
12 Gremlins
13 From Beyond
14 Night of the Demons
15 Fright Night
16 Re-Animator
17 Changeling

I'm surprised to not see this on the list. Anyone who has seen it has probably been afraid of wheel chairs (or maybe its just me) for a little while after watching this. - fireinside96

This cover above is of the wrong Changeling. The one with George C. Scott in a big, haunted mansion is correct. Anyway, where in the world is Friday the 13th part 4? It’s better than 90% of these movies.

18 Shocker
19 Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives
20 The Fly
21 An American Werewolf in London
22 Predator
23 Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
24 The Return of the Living Dead
25 House
26 Tenebre
27 Halloween II
28 The Howling
29 The Hidden
30 Children of the Corn
31 The Lost Boys
32 Pet Sematary
33 House II: The Second Story
34 Ghostbusters
35 The Blob
36 The Fog
37 Maniac Cop
38 Night of the Creeps
39 Day of the Dead
40 Creepshow
41 Near Dark
42 Scanners
43 The Beyond
44 Videodrome
45 The Stuff
46 The Hitcher
47 The Seventh Sign
48 Cujo
49 They Live
50 Bad Taste
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Top Remixes (7)

1. A Nightmare on Elm Street
2. Aliens
3. From Beyond
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2. Aliens
3. A Nightmare on Elm Street
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