The Best Horror Movies of the 1980s

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Basket Case

1982    Frank Henenlotter    Rated R

Black Comedy    Body Horror    Horror

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82

Waxwork

1988    Anthony Hickox    Rated R

Fantasy    Ghost Film    Haunted House Film

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84

Maniac Cop

1988    William Lustig    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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85

Alligator

1980    Lewis Teague    Rated R

Horror    Monster Film    Natural Horror

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86

Alice

1988    Jan Svankmajer    Not Rated

Adventure    Animation    Avant-garde / Experimental

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88

Psycho II

1983    Richard Franklin    Rated R

Horror    Psychological Horror    Psychological Thriller

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89

Demons

1985    Lamberto Bava    Not Rated

Horror    Monster Film    Splatter Film

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90

Children of the Corn

1984    Fritz Kiersch    Rated R

Horror    Supernatural Horror

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91

The Stepfather

1987    Joseph Ruben    Rated R

Horror    Psychological Horror    Psychological Thriller

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92

The Stuff

1985    Larry Cohen    Rated R

Comedy    Horror    Horror Comedy

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93

C.H.U.D.

1984    Douglas Cheek    Rated R

Cannibal Film    Horror    Monster Film

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94

Silent Night, Deadly Night

1984    Charles E. Sellier Jr.    Rated R

Holiday Film    Horror    Slasher Film

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95

The Slumber Party Massacre

1982    Amy Holden Jones    Rated R

Horror    Horror Comedy    Satire

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96

Wolfen

1981    Michael Wadleigh    Rated R

Horror    Monster Film    Police Detective Film

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98

Vampire's Kiss

1988    Robert Bierman    Rated R

Black Comedy    Drama    Horror

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99

Maximum Overdrive

1986    Stephen King    Rated R

Action    Horror    Psychological Horror

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100

Happy Birthday to Me

1981    J. Lee Thompson    Rated R

Canuxploitation    Horror    Mystery

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