The 8 Best Horror Movies of 1985

In our list of the best horror movies in 1985 we have Return of the Living Dead, Fright Night, Day of the Dead, Vampire Hunter D & Re-Animator. The top movie is Return of the Living Dead scoring 8/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 6.7/10 stars from 581 users. Starring in this 1985 movie is Linnea Quigley, Brian Peck, Clu Gulager, James Karen, Thom Mathews. The second best 1985 horror movie is Fright Night scoring 8/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 8.3/10 stars from 58 users. These are the best horror films of 1985 and we hope you enjoy the 14 movies in our list of 1985 horror movies.

List of 1985 Horror Films

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Return of the Living Dead 1985
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 7.3/10

Linnea Quigley, Brian Peck, Clu Gulager, James Karen, Thom Mathews - The Return of the Living Dead (1985) is an American zombie comedy horror movie that is considered a classic in my books. Director Dan O'Bannon (Alien (1979), Total Recall (2012), Total Recall (1990),…

Fright Night (1985)

Fright Night 1985
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 7.1/10

Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon, Nick Savage, Chris Hendrie - Chris Sarandon (Jerry Dandrige) plays the scary vampire next door and what a performance. William Ragsdale (Charley Brewster) is the only one who knows the truth but his mom does not believe him. Fright…


Day of the Dead (1985)

Day of the Dead 1985
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 7.2/10

Greg Nicotero, George A. Romero, Gary Jones, Howard Berger, Bruce Kirkpatrick - Day of the Dead is the third installment in George A. Romero's Living Dead Trilogy. The first two being the classics; Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. Moving away from the comic book…

Vampire Hunter D (1985)

Vampire Hunter D 1985
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 7.2/10

Michael McConnohie, Kirk Thornton, Barbara Goodson, Yûsaku Yara, Steve Kramer - The anime Vampire Hunter D is based on the great Vampire Hunter D novels. Vampire Hunter D as the first of the movie adaptations I think was done very poorly. Anime Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust is a great…


Re-Animator (1985)

Re-Animator 1985
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 7.3/10

Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Gerry Black, Bruce Abbott, David Gale - Hubert West studies include reviving the dead human brain and creates a re-animator fluid in which he injects into his subjects and raises them back from the dead. The fluid still has it’s side…

Stephen King's Cat's Eye (1985)

Stephen King's Cat's Eye 1985
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 6.2/10

Frank Welker, Charles S. Dutton, Drew Barrymore, Candy Clark, James Woods - Stephen King's Cat's Eye (1985) is an American horror anthology movie that is also known as Cat's Eye (1985). Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye is comprised of three stories, Quitters,…


Demons (1985)

Demons 1985
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.7/10

Michele Soavi, Karl Zinny, Peter Pitsch, Lino Salemme, Stelio Candelli - Lamberto Bava, son of the Italian horror legend and giallo godfather Mario Bava, teamed up with modern master Dario Argento (cowriter and producer) for this slick gorefest, a triumph of style and special…

Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985)

Stephen King's Silver Bullet 1985
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.3/10

Corey Haim, Gary Busey, James Gammon, Bill Smitrovich, Julius LeFlore - Marty is an 11-year-old cripple who lives in a town where strange killings have been going on. Maybe it's a monster? Soon, Marty confronts this monster while setting off fireworks on the bridge and…


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