The 40 Best Horror Movies of 1980

List of 1980 Horror Films

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 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 21 movies in our list of 1980 horror movies.

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, Giancarlo Esposito, Terence Kelly, George C. Scott, 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

City of the Living Dead (1980)

City of the Living Dead 1980
   IMDB Score: 6.3/10

Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lucio Fulci, Catriona MacColl, Michele Soavi, Janet Agren

Motel Hell (1980)

Motel Hell 1980
   IMDB Score: 6.1/10

John Ratzenberger, Barbara Goodson, Rory Calhoun, E. Hampton Beagle, Nina Axelrod

Macabro (1980)

Macabro 1980
   IMDB Score: 6.0/10

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

Terror Train (1980)

Terror Train 1980
   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

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

Fade to Black (1980)

Fade to Black 1980
   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

Christopher Lee, Mickey Rourke, Dennis Christopher, Morgan Paull, Tim Thomerson

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, Francisco Rabal, Larry Dolgin, Pat Starke, Stefania D'Amario

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: 4.8/10

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

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