The 8 Best Horror Movies of 1980

In our list of the best horror movies in 1980 we have The Shining, Friday the 13th, Altered States, The Fog & Inferno. The top movie is The Shining scoring 9/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 5.3/10 stars from 15 users. Starring in this 1980 movie is Barry Dennen, Jack Nicholson, Burnell Tucker, David Baxt, Philip Stone. The second best 1980 horror movie is Friday the 13th scoring 9/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 7.8/10 stars from 9 users. These are the best horror films of 1980 and we hope you enjoy the 10 movies in our list of 1980 horror movies.

List of 1980 Horror Films

The Shining (1980)

The Shining 1980
Our Score: 9/10   IMDB Score: 8.4/10

Barry Dennen, Jack Nicholson, Burnell Tucker, David Baxt, Philip Stone - The Shining (1980) is a British-American psychological horror film that was based on Stephen King's novel, The Shining (1977). Director and screenplay writer Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange (1971),…

Friday the 13th (1980)

Friday the 13th 1980
Our Score: 9/10   IMDB Score: 6.5/10

Tom Savini, Kevin Bacon, Adrienne King, Ronn Carroll, Irwin Keyes - This box office hit by Sean Cunningham (producer, writer, director) set a trend for countless immitations and was followed by seven sequels (all starring Jason Vorhees). Camp Crystal lake is getting ready…


Altered States (1980)

Altered States 1980
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 6.9/10

John Larroquette, William Hurt, Drew Barrymore, Francis X. McCarthy, Bob Balaban - Altered States (1980) is an American science-fiction thriller horror movie that was an adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky's novel titled Altered States. Paddy Chayefsky is the screenwriter of Altered…

The Fog (1980)

The Fog 1980
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 6.8/10

George 'Buck' Flower, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter - The FOG brings with it the souls of the dammed. Fog is nothing new to the quaint seaside village of Antonio Bay. But on the night of its 100th anniversary, a fogbank rolls in unlike any other. Eerie lights,…


Inferno (1980)

Inferno 1980
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 6.7/10

Dario Argento, Alida Valli, Daria Nicolodi, Paolo Paoloni, Fulvio Mingozzi - The Master Of Horror Dario Argento Brings You Terror That's Hotter Than Hell! A young woman stumbles upon a mysterious diary that reveals the secrets of "The Three Mothers" and unleashes a nightmare world…

Maniac (1980)

Maniac 1980
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 6.5/10

Tom Savini, Caroline Munro, William Lustig, Frank Pesce, Kelly Piper - In the midst of the junk-laden slasher movie craze of the late '70s/early '80s came one of those rare exceptions: "Maniac." Anchored by the brilliantly creepy performance of Joe Spinell…


Night of the Zombies (1980)

Night of the Zombies 1980
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 4.9/10

Gregory Snegoff, Edward Mannix, Larry Dolgin, Carolyn De Fonseca, Susan Spafford - That's right. This one SWAT team member stupidly sets his rifles down, dons a tutu and a top hat and cane, and starts dancing! And you can guess what happens next. Yep...He gets eaten alive by the…

Mother's Day (1980)

Mother's Day 1980
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 5.4/10

Michael McCleery, Frederick Coffin, Leilani Gorre, Floyd Vivino, Marsella Davidson - Loving sons always do what their mothers tell them to...even if it's to kill. Directed by Charles Kaufman (brother of Troma President Lloyd Kaufman), the classic Mother’s Day delivers laughs…


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