The 40 Best Horror Movies of 1980

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In our list of the best horror movies in 1980 we have The Shining, The Fog, Friday the 13th, Altered States, The Changeling, Inferno & Maniac. The top movie is The Shining scoring 7.688/10 stars in our weighted score. Starring in this 1980 movie is Jack Nicholson, Barry Dennen, Burnell Tucker, David Baxt, Manning Redwood, Joe Turkel, Derek Lyons. The second best 1980 horror movie is The Fog scoring 7.321/10 stars in our weighted score. These are the best horror films of 1980 and we hope you enjoy the 19 movies in our list of 1980 horror movies.

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List of 1980 Horror Films

The Shining (1980)

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

Jack Nicholson, Barry Dennen, Burnell Tucker, David Baxt, Manning Redwood


The Fog (1980)

The Fog 1980
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 6.8/10

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


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


Altered States (1980)

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

John Larroquette, Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Francis X. McCarthy, Evan Richards


The Changeling (1980)

The Changeling 1980
   IMDB Score: 7.3/10

J. Kenneth Campbell, Terence Kelly, George C. Scott, Giancarlo Esposito, Roberta Maxwell


Inferno (1980)

Inferno 1980
   IMDB Score: 6.7/10

Dario Argento, Irene Miracle, Veronica Lazar, Edward Mannix, Feodor Chaliapin Jr.


Maniac (1980)

Maniac 1980
   IMDB Score: 6.5/10

Tom Savini, Frank Pesce, Caroline Munro, Randy Jurgensen, William Lustig


Macabro (1980)

Macabro 1980
   IMDB Score: 6.0/10

Carolyn De Fonseca, Roberto Posse, Bernice Stegers, Stanko Molnar, Veronica Zinny


Fade to Black (1980)

Fade to Black 1980
   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

Christopher Lee, Mickey Rourke, Dennis Christopher, Morgan Paull, Bob Drew


Terror Train (1980)

Terror Train 1980
   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner, Timothy Webber, Anthony Sherwood, Victor Knight


Night of the Hunted (1980)

Night of the Hunted 1980
   IMDB Score: 5.8/10

Jean Cherlian, Jack Gatteau, Natalie Perrey, Cyril Val, Brigitte Lahaie


Incubo sulla citt? contaminata (1980)

Incubo sulla citt? contaminata 1980
   IMDB Score: 5.7/10

Roberto Dell'Acqua, Larry Dolgin, Pat Starke, Stefania D'Amario, Nick Alexander


Mother's Day (1980)

Mother's Day 1980
   IMDB Score: 5.4/10

Michael McCleery, Stanley Kaufman, Doreen Richardson, John Radom, Bill Smith


Prom Night (1980)

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

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


Christmas Evil (1980)

Christmas Evil 1980
   IMDB Score: 5.2/10

Jeffrey DeMunn, Mark Margolis, Robert Lesser, Rutanya Alda, Chris Browning


Virus (1980)

Virus 1980
   IMDB Score: 4.9/10

Larry Dolgin, Susan Spafford, Pat Starke, Edward Mannix, Pietro Fumelli


The Hearse (1980)

The Hearse 1980
   IMDB Score: 4.8/10

Christopher McDonald, Donald Hotton, Fred Franklyn, Perry Lang, Allison Balson


Don't Answer the Phone! (1980)

Don't Answer the Phone! 1980
   IMDB Score: 4.7/10

Nicholas Worth, Gary Allen, Don Lake, Flo Lawrence, Susanne Severeid


He Knows You're Alone (1980)

He Knows You're Alone 1980
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 4.9/10

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


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