The 40 Best Horror Movies of 1982

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In our list of the best horror movies in 1982 we have The Thing, Poltergeist, Creepshow, Cat People, Friday the 13th Part III, The Entity & Amityville II: The Possession. The top movie is The Thing scoring 8.227/10 stars in our weighted score. Starring in this 1982 movie is Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Keith David, Norbert Weisser, Charles Hallahan, Wilford Brimley. The second best 1982 horror movie is Poltergeist scoring 8.152/10 stars in our weighted score. These are the best horror films of 1982 and we hope you enjoy the 13 movies in our list of 1982 horror movies.

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List of 1982 Horror Films

The Thing (1982)

The Thing 1982
Our Score: 10/10   IMDB Score: 8.2/10

Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Keith David, Norbert Weisser


Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist 1982
Our Score: 10/10   IMDB Score: 7.4/10

James Karen, Craig T. Nelson, Zelda Rubinstein, Allan Graf, Heather O'Rourke


Creepshow (1982)

Creepshow 1982
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.9/10

Tom Savini, Stephen King, Adrienne Barbeau, David Early, Tom Atkins


Cat People (1982)

Cat People 1982
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.1/10

Ray Wise, John Larroquette, Frankie Faison, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard


Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

Friday the 13th Part III 1982
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 5.7/10

Steve Miner, Amy Steel, Betsy Palmer, Steve Susskind, Nick Savage


The Entity (1982)

The Entity 1982
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.6/10

Barbara Hershey, George Coe, Natasha Ryan, Allan Rich, David Labiosa


Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

Amityville II: The Possession 1982
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.4/10

Leonardo Cimino, Rutanya Alda, Alice Playten, Petra Leah, John Ring


The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

The Sword and the Sorcerer 1982
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.7/10

Thomas Rosales Jr., Corey Burton, Richard Lynch, Buckley Norris, Simmy Bow


Tenebre (1982)

Tenebre 1982
   IMDB Score: 7.2/10

John Saxon, Michele Soavi, Lamberto Bava, Dario Argento, Gianpaolo Saccarola


The Beast Within (1982)

The Beast Within 1982
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 5.5/10

R.G. Armstrong, Ronny Cox, John Dennis Johnston, L.Q. Jones, Bibi Besch


Swamp Thing (1982)

Swamp Thing 1982
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.4/10

Ray Wise, Adrienne Barbeau, Mimi Craven, Nicholas Worth, David Hess


One Dark Night (1982)

One Dark Night 1982
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.8/10

Kevin Peter Hall, Meg Tilly, Elizabeth Daily, Leo Gorcey Jr., Nancy Mott


Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Halloween III: Season of the Witch 1982
Our Score: 3/10   IMDB Score: 4.6/10

Jamie Lee Curtis, Dick Warlock, Tom Atkins, Nancy Kyes, Tommy Lee Wallace