Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 1980’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Movie Classification

Here is a list of movies ranked from the best to the worst using the sum of eight different ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, creepiness, story, creativity, acting and quality. Select a combination of genressubgenresantagonists or moods to narrow your search. Additionally, you can select a type of realism, a decade, or you can include or exclude anthology films.

Horror Movie Rating Priorities for Steve Hutchison

Note: genres are major film subdivisions. Most movies belong to many genres. The same can be said about subgenres. Subgenres can be subdivisions of genres or genre hybrids. They can also originate from a film era, a cinematic style, a cult audience or a particular market. Most movies belong to many subgenres. Moods are emotions considered crucial to the plot and conveyed through music, dialogue, performances, build-up and pacing. Moods speak to a film's ambiance. A movie usually conveys more than one mood. Antagonists are people or entities that pose a threat to the protagonist, or hero. Antagonist types are divided into 5 categories: visceral, society, science, afterlife and fantasy.

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1987
A wounded cop turned into a cyborg and programmed by a police force investigates a group of organized criminals.
1990
An injured author is held captive by a deranged fan of his.
2004
Chained to pipes in a disused bathroom, two men are given a puzzle to which they must provide answers.
1998
A vampire hybrid protects the human race against the pure-blooded of his kind.
2013
Tricked into a week-end of rehab in a remote cabin by her friends, a girl in withdrawal believes she is surrounded by demons.
1991
An ex-convict takes his revenge on the lawyer who defended him.
1994
Haunted by a tragic past, a vampire delivers his life story to a journalist.
1990
A cyborg engineered by a corrupted police force is targeted by drug dealers plotting to replace it with their own prototype.
1991
Three burglar break into a house occupied by a dangerous couple and become trapped.
2005
A group of teens stranded in a village near a strange wax museum realize their lives are in danger.
1996
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
1986
A hitchhiker stalks a driver and frames him for his murders.
1987
A revenant manipulates his ex-lover into seducing and killing men so he can restitute his flesh using their blood.
1974
Siblings and their friends, while driving to the desecrated tomb of their grandfather, run out of gas and become the victims of cannibals.
1988
An institutionalized murder suspect who recently defeated a demon attempts to convince her doctor she is innocent.
1986
A former marshal infiltrates an underground cannibal hideout to rescue an abducted night radio host.
2007
An ex-stuntman stalks different groups of women.
1999
Six strangers are invited by a rich couple to spend the night in a supposedly haunted asylum in exchange for a million dollars.
2005
A SWAT team leader negotiates with a terminally ill murderer in attempt to save his son from a poison and a booby-trapped maze.
1999
An adventurer on an archaeological trip accidentally awakens a mummy.

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