The 24 Best Horror Movies of 1984

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1). A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Score: 8.11/10 IMDB: 7.5/10 Trailer Review
On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends (comprising Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz) are…
Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Johnny Depp, Lin Shaye, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Heather Langenkamp

2). Night of the Comet (1984)

Score: 7.2/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer
It's the first comet to buzz our planet Earth in 65 million years, and everyone seems to be celebrating its…
Director: Thom Eberhardt
Stars: Geoffrey Lewis, Michael Bowen, Mary Woronov, John Stuart West, Dale E. House

3). The Company of Wolves (1984)

Score: 7.13/10 IMDB: 6.7/10 Trailer Review
Rosaleen is a teenager, living in a country house in England with her family in the present days, and having…
Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: David Warner, Terence Stamp, Stephen Rea, Brian Glover, Jim Carter

4). Gremlins (1984)

Score: 7/10 IMDB: 7.2/10 Trailer Review
Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these…
Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Frank Welker, Dick Miller, Corey Feldman, Zach Galligan, Nicky Katt

5). Razorback (1984)

Score: 6.35/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer
A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed. The child's…
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Brian Adams, John Howard, Gregory Harrison, Rick Kennedy, Jinx Lootens

6). The Toxic Avenger (1984)

Score: 5.8/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer
This is the story of Melvin, the Tromaville Health Club mop boy, who inadvertently and naively trusts the hedonistic, contemptuous…
Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
Stars: Patrick Kilpatrick, Scott Leva, Andrew Craig, Marisa Tomei, Richard Duggan

7). Sole Survivor (1984)

Score: 5.69/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer
Denise Watson is a TV station worker who is the only survivor of a unexplained, horrific airplane crash in which…
Director: Thom Eberhardt
Stars: Brinke Stevens, Rick Kleber, Leon, Alan Levy, Caren L. Larkey

8). Scream for Help (1984)

Score: 5.63/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer
A teenaged girl discovers that her stepfather is trying to murder her and her mother, but when she tells people,…
Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Burnell Tucker, David Baxt, Bruce Boa, Jeff Harding, Rocco Sisto

9). Children of the Corn (1984)

Score: 5.42/10 IMDB: 5.6/10 Trailer Review
A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder…
Director: Fritz Kiersch
Stars: R.G. Armstrong, Linda Hamilton, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Robby Kiger

10). Wild beasts - Belve feroci (1984)

Score: 5.29/10 IMDB: 5.5/10 Trailer
The water supply for a large city zoo becomes contaminated with PCP, and the animals go crazy and get loose.
Director: Franco Prosperi
Stars: Ugo Bologna, Amedeo Salamon, Lorraine De Selle, Gennarino Pappagalli, John Aldrich

11). C.H.U.D. (1984)

Score: 5.18/10 IMDB: 5.6/10 Trailer Review
A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living…
Director: Douglas Cheek
Stars: John Goodman, Frankie Faison, John Heard, J.C. Quinn, Ivar Brogger

12). Silent Madness (1984)

Score: 5.11/10 IMDB: 5.2/10 Trailer
A homicidal maniac is accidentally released from a hospital because of a computer error and heads to the site (a…
Director: Simon Nuchtern
Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Katherine Kamhi, Paul DeAngelo, Sloane Shelton, Elizabeth Kaitan

13). Firestarter (1984)

Score: 4.96/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer Review
Andrew and Vicky McGee met while earning money as guinea pigs for an experiment at college. The experiment was shrouded…
Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Dick Warlock, George P. Wilbur, Laura Warner, Martin Sheen

14). Blood Suckers from Outer Space (1984)

Score: 4.94/10 IMDB: 4.9/10 Trailer
Farmers in Texas become brainwashed bloodsuckers.
Director: Glen Coburn
Stars: Dennis Letts, Thom Meyers, Kris Nicolau-Sharpley, Robert Bradeen, Julie Oliver-Touchstone

15). The Mutilator (1984)

Score: 4.89/10 IMDB: 5.3/10 Trailer
A group of teenagers decide to take a vacation at the beach house of one of their fathers. The kid…
Directors: Buddy Cooper, John Douglass
Stars: Bill Hitchcock, Matt Mitler, Steve Davis, Bruce Taylor, Tom Outlaw

16). The Power (1984)

Score: 4.83/10 IMDB: 4.7/10 Trailer
A few people come into possession of an ancient Aztec doll. However, the doll is possessed by an evil spirit,…
Directors: Jeffrey Obrow, Stephen Carpenter
Stars: Ben Gilbert, J. Dinan Myrtetus, Steve Nagle, Joseph Scott, Jake Jones

17). Invitation to Hell (1984)

Score: 4.75/10 IMDB: 5.0/10 Trailer
A scientist and his family move to a new town. He meets the local celebrity the beautiful who runs the…
Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Michael Berryman, Joanna Cassidy, Billy Beck, Bruce Gray, Nicholas Worth

18). Monster Dog (1984)

Score: 4.71/10 IMDB: 4.5/10 Trailer
Alice Cooper plays a pop star who takes his band to his hometown to shoot his latest video. They are…
Director: Claudio Fragasso
Stars: Alice Cooper, Ricardo Palacios, Charly Bravo, Carolyn De Fonseca, Ted Rusoff

19). Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

Score: 4.66/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer Review
Thought to be killed by the sole survivor of the last massacre at Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees kills his…
Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: Tom Savini, Corey Feldman, Adrienne King, Kimberly Beck, Betsy Palmer

20). Don't Open Till Christmas (1984)

Score: 4.39/10 IMDB: 4.2/10 Trailer
A murderer is running loose through the streets of London, hunting down men dressed as Santa and killing them all…
Director: Edmund Purdom
Stars: Caroline Munro, Adrian Black, Keith Smith, Nicholas Donnelly, Ricky Kennedy

21). The Dungeonmaster (1984)

Score: 4.39/10 IMDB: 4.2/10 Trailer
Paul, a computer whiz who spends more time with his machine than with his girlfriend, finds that he has been…
Directors: Charles Band, John Carl Buechler, Ted Nicolaou …
Stars: Phil Fondacaro, Felix Silla, Richard Moll, Peter Kent, John Carl Buechler

22). Ghoulies (1984)

Score: 4.35/10 IMDB: 4.1/10 Trailer
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Director: Luca Bercovici
Stars: Jack Nance, Mariska Hargitay, Victoria Catlin, Peter Liapis, Peter Risch

23). Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Score: 4.3/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
After seeing his parents murdered in front of him a young bit spends most of his life in an orphanage…
Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Stars: Linnea Quigley, Lilyan Chauvin, Leo Geter, Don Shanks, Judith Roberts

24). Black Devil Doll from Hell (1984)

Score: 4.14/10 IMDB: 3.5/10 Trailer
A woman buys an antique doll at a thrift store and does not realize that it is cursed. The doll…
Director: Chester Novell Turner
Stars: Kathleen Turner, Larry Jones, Anton Kinerman, Shirley L. Jones, Donyattia Kinerman

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24 List of 1984 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 1984

Looking for the best 1984 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1984 are "A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Night of the Comet (1984), The Company of Wolves (1984), Gremlins (1984), and Razorback (1984)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1984 is A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) scoring 8.11/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 178,390 votes for this movie. Starring in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) is Johnny Depp, Lin Shaye, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, and Heather Langenkamp. Director Wes Craven did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1984 best horror film which was remarkable.A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) is in Horror movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1984 The next best 1984 horror movie is Night of the Comet (1984) with a score of 7.2/10 stars. Geoffrey Lewis, Michael Bowen, Mary Woronov, John Stuart West, and Dale E. House star in "Night of the Comet (1984)". Night of the Comet (1984) is directed by Thom Eberhardt and has over 15,560 IMDB votes. You can find Night of the Comet (1984) in Horror, Sci-Fi, and Comedy movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1984, and we hope you enjoy the 30 movies on our list of good 1984 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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