Scariest Movies of the 80s

You can add not just horror movies but also thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy etc

The Top Ten

1 Near Dark

Absolutely unique Drama/Horror movie with interesting cast from "Aliens". Kathryn Bigelow directed it! - Alexandr

2 Maniac

The death scenes were shockingly bloody and creepy. The Final scene is very impressive as well - Alexandr

3 The Changeling

Adorable but little seen classic! - Alexandr

4 Aliens

Not as creepy as Alien but deserves to be in the top 10 for its countless intense moments - Alexandr

5 From Beyond

Overlooked but very cool Horror/Thriller/Sci-Fi movie - Alexandr

6 The Beyond

Shocking Italian horror film!. The scene with spiders was memorable - Alexandr

7 The Hitcher

Forget about remake. The original is a true cult classic - Alexandr

8 Tenebre

Dario Argento's best film of the 80's. Really gory death scenes and impressive final! - Alexandr

9 The Fog

One of John Carpenters' biggest masterpieces - Alexandr

10 Re-Animator

The Contenders

11 Pet Sematary
12 A Nightmare On Elm Street
13 Angel Heart

Brilliant acting from Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke! Unforgettable classic! - Alexandr

14 Scanners
15 Sleepaway Camp
16 Inferno
17 Stage Fright
18 Opera
19 Prom Night
20 Terror Train
21 Prince of Darkness
22 Demons
23 Night of the Creeps
24 Cannibal Holocaust
25 Happy Birthday to Me
26 The Stepfather
27 Cujo
28 Predator
29 The Hidden
30 The Howling
31 Hellraiser
32 Poltergeist
33 Child's Play
34 Poltergeist II: The Other Side
35 Poltergeist III
36 The Thing
37 Friday the 13th
38 Friday the 13th Part 3
39 Monkey Shines
40 Christine (1983 Film)
41 Christine
42 Pumpkinhead
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