The 8 Best Horror Movies of 1980

In our list of the best horror movies in 1980 we have Friday the 13th, Altered States, The Fog, Inferno & Maniac. The top 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. Starring in this 1980 movie is Tom Savini, Ronn Carroll, Kevin Bacon, Adrienne King, Rex Everhart. 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 17 users. These are the best horror films of 1980 and we hope you enjoy the 9 movies in our list of 1980 horror movies.

List of 1980 Horror Films

Friday the 13th (1980)

Friday the 13th 1980
Our Score: 9/10   IMDB Score: 6.5/10
+78% Like of 9 votes

Tom Savini, Ronn Carroll, Kevin Bacon, Adrienne King, Rex Everhart - 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
+53% Like of 17 votes

John Larroquette, Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, 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
+71% Like of 7 votes

George 'Buck' Flower, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, John Carpenter, Adrienne Barbeau - 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
+60% Like of 5 votes

Dario Argento, Alida Valli, Daria Nicolodi, Paolo Paoloni, Irene Miracle - 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
+50% Like of 6 votes

Tom Savini, William Lustig, Caroline Munro, Randy Jurgensen, Frank Pesce - 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
+60% Like of 5 votes

Edward Mannix, Larry Dolgin, Gregory Snegoff, Susan Spafford, Carolyn De Fonseca - 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
+80% Like of 10 votes

Michael McCleery, Frederick Coffin, John Castellano, Bob Fassbender, Beatrice Pons - 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…

Prom Night (1980)

Prom Night 1980
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 5.4/10
+60% Like of 5 votes

Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Robert A. Silverman, David Gardner, Anne-Marie Martin - Directed by Paul Lynch, this cult horror masterpiece starring Leslie Nielsen and scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis paved the way for future slasher films and inspired such blockbusters as Scream and I Know…

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