FallenKingdomReads’ list of The 10 Best Horror Movies of the 1980s.
From slashers to supernatural tales, here are the 10 best horror movies of the 1980s:
The Evil Dead (1981)
Five friends staying in a remote cabin unwittingly unleash demonic forces that possess them one by one.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A group of teenagers are stalked in their dreams by the iconic killer Freddy Krueger.
A family’s home is invaded by malevolent spirits who abduct their young daughter, leading to a desperate battle to save her.
The Thing (1982)
A group of researchers in the Antarctic are terrorized by a shape-shifting alien that takes on the forms of its victims.
The Shining (1980)
A family caretaker at an isolated hotel descends into madness, haunted by supernatural forces that may be real or just in his mind.
A group of soldiers on a mission in the jungle are hunted by an alien predator with advanced technology and deadly skills.
The Lost Boys (1987)
A pair of brothers move to a new town and discover that its population includes a group of vampire bikers.
Child’s Play (1988)
A young boy’s new doll turns out to be possessed by the soul of a serial killer, leading to a reign of terror and murder.
A man unlocks a puzzle box that opens a portal to a realm of sadistic pleasure and pain, leading to a confrontation with the demonic beings known as the Cenobites.
A recently deceased couple hires a wacky ghost named Beetlejuice to scare away the living occupants of their home, with hilarious and spooky results.