Best Horror Movies of the 1980s

The Top Ten

1 The Shining

The most influential horror film ever! - CedreticFomento

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

2 A Nightmare on Elm Street

Who ever made this list is a genius - robertoiglesias271


3 The Thing
4 Aliens
5 The Funhouse
6 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.

7 Friday the 13th - Part II
8 The Evil Dead 2
9 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.

This one has Jason’s mom doing the killing

10 Poltergeist

The Contenders

11 Hellraiser
12 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

13 Gremlins
14 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.

15 An American Werewolf in London
16 From Beyond
17 Child's Play
18 Night of the Demons
19 Fright Night
20 Re-Animator
21 Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives
22 Shocker
23 Predator
24 Day of the Dead
25 Creepshow
26 The Fly
27 The Return of the Living Dead
28 Pet Sematary
29 Halloween II

Halloween II never had the magic of the original. Lorrie Stroud was really, only in the last third of the movie. Her two best friends were already dead. Dr. Loomis looking for Michael, was the only constant.

30 House
31 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
32 The Howling
33 Tenebre
34 Children of the Corn
35 Maniac
36 The Fog
37 The Hidden
38 The Lost Boys
39 Cujo
40 They Live
41 House II: The Second Story
42 Ghostbusters
43 The Blob
44 Maniac Cop
45 Night of the Creeps
46 Near Dark
47 Scanners
48 The Beyond
49 Videodrome
50 The Stuff
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