The 20 Best Horror Movies of 1980

In our list of the best horror movies in 1980 we have The Shining, Altered States, Friday the 13th, The Fog & Prom Night. The top movie is The Shining scoring 9/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 5.6/10 stars from 16 users. Starring in this 1980 movie is Barry Dennen, Jack Nicholson, Burnell Tucker, Derek Lyons, David Baxt. The second best 1980 horror movie is Altered States scoring 8/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 5.3/10 stars from 32 users. These are the best horror films of 1980 and we hope you enjoy the 6 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, Derek Lyons, David Baxt

  • Altered States (1980)

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

    John Larroquette, Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Francis X. McCarthy, Bob Balaban

  • Friday the 13th (1980)

    Friday the 13th 1980
    Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.5/10

    Tom Savini, Kevin Bacon, Adrienne King, Walt Gorney, Betsy Palmer

  • The Fog (1980)

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

    George 'Buck' Flower, Jamie Lee Curtis, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Tom Atkins

  • Prom Night (1980)

    Prom Night 1980
    Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 5.4/10

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Robert A. Silverman, David Gardner, George Touliatos

  • He Knows You're Alone (1980)

    He Knows You're Alone 1980
    Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 4.8/10

    James Rebhorn, Russell Todd, Caitlin O'Heaney, Patricia Benson, Tom Hanks