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 A Nightmare On Elm Street

A horrific masterpiece, why isn't this #1

10 The Fog

One of John Carpenters' biggest masterpieces - Alexandr

The Contenders

11 Re-Animator
12 Hellraiser
13 Pet Sematary
14 Angel Heart

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

15 Scanners
16 Sleepaway Camp
17 Inferno
18 Stage Fright
19 Opera
20 Prom Night
21 Terror Train
22 Prince of Darkness
23 Demons
24 Night of the Creeps
25 Cannibal Holocaust
26 Happy Birthday to Me
27 The Stepfather
28 Cujo
29 Predator
30 The Hidden
31 The Howling
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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