Ah, the 80s – this is probably its most memorable A decade on, its big hair, leg warmers and mullets — but let’s not forget the creepy, chilling and oh-so-horrifying horror movies that defined the genre for generations to come.
Horror 80’s movie, full of hurdles Plain, gory, and surprisingly twisty, it set the stage for the contemporary horror movies we love today. Freddy Kruger and Hockey Mask Jason from
Friday the 13th cements recurring killers that never seem to actually be stopped. There are also things like
The American Werewolf in London showcases all the horror elements we love , but there were also some laughs along the way. For every gore movie of the ’80s, there’s another one that blends genre and creativity, using comedy, action, or sci-fi to show how many ways to make a creepy horror masterpiece.
Of course, modern Horror movies are great, but ’80s horror isn’t afraid to take risks, so join us on a horrific memory tour: Here are 26 of the best horror movies of the ’80s, from classics to weird and experimental ones that keep you under the covers .
When a bunch of troublesome Phoebe dolls are in What happens when Christmas terrorizes the town? This is what
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
This 80s Wes Craven movie spawned some A sequel that digs deep into people’s ultimate fear: What if our nightmares were real? What if there is no way to escape them? Freddy Kruger is still the goat of horror villains of the decade.
A novelist and his family are tasked with guarding the Rocky Mountains during a particularly harsh winter A hotel of , as you probably know, this can get wildly insane. Working and not playing makes Jack a dull boy!
A family is stalked by an otherworldly figure in their Casting a shadow at home (which also has the ability to contact them via their TV, another one of our worst fears).
Legendary for various reasons, but Mainly because the sequel somehow managed to get better
A group of young college students arrives at an isolated cabin in the forest – all good things happen – and in this bloody met the ultimate demon figure in the movie.
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9 Friday the 13th (1980)
When this classic movie was released, it was criticized. Still, it was a hit at the box office and spawned 11 (yes, 11) sequels. Everything starts here.
10 VCR (1983)
David Cronenberg’s special, VCR follows the president of a TV station who stumbles upon a show that tortures his character Discovered the dark web of TV. However, is this all fiction? (You can almost guess the answer.)
Children’s Games (1988)
There are a lot of villains on this list It’s worth fearing, but nothing scares us more than Chucky. This is where the Child’s Play franchise was born.
12 The Fly (1986)
Jeff Goldblum experiences the ultimate in this horror classic Transformation, we’re really excited to see him in any capacity.
13 Kristin (1983)
What if the villain is a bloodthirsty car that kills people without blinking an eye… No one ever said, Until Stephen King wrote a novel about it, which was later adapted into this horror classic.
Pet Academy (1989)
Yet another wonderful Stephen King adaptation, Pet Sematary
Fright Night (1985)
When a vampire becomes your next door neighbor and goes after your mom and girlfriend what happened? We now know it’s thanks to this cult classic (also remade in 2011).
April Fool’s Day (1986)
College friends spend the weekend before April Fools at the mansion Pass. When one of the friends starts picking the others one by one, things start to go wrong. oops.
17 Son of the Corn (1984)
Based on Stephen King’s short story about a young couple trapped in a small town where children kill all the adults and now worship a A god named “the one who walks behind”.
18 American Werewolf in London (1981)
Werewolves attack two American backpackers. When a man survives, he must figure out if he is a werewolf and what he is going to do. The horror/comedy won an Oscar for Best Makeup and had a (not great) 1997 sequel.
19 The Changeling (1980)
A composer moved to Seattle after the death of his wife and daughter. Little did he know…the house he bought was haunted. The film was nominated for two Saturn Awards.
Starring Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis,
Mist tells the story of a small California town suddenly shrouded in fog, bringing back the vengeful ghost of a sailor who died there a century ago. Horror legend John Carpenter is at the helm of this cult classic.
21 Hell Knight ( 1987)
Adapted from Clive Barker’s A novel
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a paramilitary group tasked with rescuing hostages in this action-horror, but must also battle a terrifying alien hunt.The film’s popularity has spawned three sequels, a prequel, and a tie-in with another popular horror series
Alien ‘s crossover movie.
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twenty three Beetlejuice (1988)
A must-see for any 80s horror or comedy fan,
twenty four Day of the Dead (1985)
George A. Romero
George A. Romero and Stephen King, two ’80s horror legends, team up in this five-story anthology film. Horror fans will find
26 Lost Boys (1987)
is a film known for depicting young vampires, similar to
Interview with Vampires , showing humanoids in a more human form than beasts. When a teenager starts joining a biker gang, he realizes he’s turning into a vampire and enlists his brother to help him turn around before it’s too late.
Joshua ·Ocampo Josh Ocampo is a senior editor at Men’s Health.
Milan Polk is editorial assistant for Men’s Health , who specializes in entertainment and lifestyle reporting, has worked for New York Magazine’s Condor and the Chicago Tribune.