The 40 Best Horror Movies of 1985

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In our list of the best horror movies in 1985 we have Fright Night, The Return of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead, Vampire Hunter D, Silver Bullet, Re-Animator & Cat's Eye. The top movie is Fright Night scoring 7.804/10 stars in our weighted score. Starring in this 1985 movie is Christopher Lee, Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall, Chris Hendrie, Nick Savage, Stephen Geoffreys, William Ragsdale. The second best 1985 horror movie is The Return of the Living Dead scoring 7.351/10 stars in our weighted score. These are the best horror films of 1985 and we hope you enjoy the 18 movies in our list of 1985 horror movies.

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List of 1985 Horror Films

Fright Night (1985)

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

Christopher Lee, Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall, Chris Hendrie, Nick Savage


The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

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

Brian Peck, Linnea Quigley, Clu Gulager, James Karen, Thom Mathews


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, Bruce Kirkpatrick, Mark Dodson


Vampire Hunter D (1985)

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

Kirk Thornton, Michael McConnohie, Ichirô Nagai, Yûsaku Yara, Barbara Goodson


Silver Bullet (1985)

Silver Bullet 1985
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.4/10

Corey Haim, William Newman, Laura Warner, Bill Smitrovich, Julius LeFlore


Re-Animator (1985)

Re-Animator 1985
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 7.2/10

Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Gerry Black, Bruce Abbott, David Gale


Cat's Eye (1985)

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

Frank Welker, Charles S. Dutton, Drew Barrymore, James Rebhorn, James Woods


Demons (1985)

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

Eliana Miglio, Michele Soavi, Lino Salemme, Stelio Candelli, Lamberto Bava


Lifeforce (1985)

Lifeforce 1985
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.1/10

Patrick Stewart, John Larroquette, Kerry Shale, James Payne, Chris Webb


House (1985)

House 1985
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.2/10

Steven Williams, Billy Beck, William Katt, Michael Ensign, Felix Silla


A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge 1985
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 5.4/10

Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Clu Gulager, Tom McFadden, Lyman Ward


Phenomena (1985)

Phenomena 1985
   IMDB Score: 6.9/10

Donald Pleasence, Patrick Bauchau, Jennifer Connelly, Michele Soavi, Dario Argento


The Stuff (1985)

The Stuff 1985
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

Michael Moriarty, Rutanya Alda, Patrick Dempsey, John Newton, John Loughlin


Once Bitten (1985)

Once Bitten 1985
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 5.4/10

Stuart Charno, Dean Stockwell, Jeb Stuart Adams, Opelene Bartley, Chris Tashima


Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning 1985
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 4.7/10

Corey Feldman, Kimberly Beck, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Marco St. John, Mark Venturini


Crimewave (1985)

Crimewave 1985
   IMDB Score: 5.8/10

Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Bridget Hoffman, Brion James, Antonio Fargas


Creature (1985)

Creature 1985
   IMDB Score: 4.2/10

Buckley Norris, Lyman Ward, Klaus Kinski, Jim McKeny, Wendy Schaal


Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf 1985
Our Score: 3/10   IMDB Score: 3.4/10

Christopher Lee, Sybil Danning, Annie McEnroe, Judd Omen, Ferdy Mayne