10 Most Underrated 80s Horror Movies

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  • Published: 08 October 2019
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  • Zach Cunningham
    Zach Cunningham  2 hours back

    You sure do like working in the word 'titular'

    • starforce89
      starforce89  6 hours back

      Stagefright is a must see.

      • Dead Dinosaur Productions

        I think I’ve had Pumpkinhead and Rawhead Rex blobbed together as the same movie in my mind all this time. Pumpkinhead looks far superior though. Also that ice skating scene from curtains is stunning. Crazy that that one isn’t more well known.

        • rey corral
          rey corral  11 hours back

          Xtro, pin, fade to black, dolls, the funhouse, lifeforce and pieces are great

          • notanotheryoutubechannel Myrie

            Slaughter high, my bloody valentine and fright night.

            • Numba1 Heathen
              Numba1 Heathen  15 hours back

              Prom Night (1980)
              Mountaintop Motel Massacre
              The Pit
              Motel Hell
              Dolls
              Slumber Party Massacre
              Maniac (1980)

              • Dustin Rohrs
                Dustin Rohrs  16 hours back

                No Xtro?

                • Stew Smith
                  Stew Smith  18 hours back

                  Ummmmm you forgot. Wish master. Dr giggles. And maniac cop

                  • Curby Dinobot
                    Curby Dinobot  20 hours back

                    Silent night deadly night should be on this list

                    • Mark Riggs
                      Mark Riggs  21 hours back

                      Love this list Ash!!!

                      • bruce wayne
                        bruce wayne  22 hours back

                        fright night was a classic!! didnt like prt2 or the remake though!!!

                        • bruce wayne
                          bruce wayne  22 hours back

                          how about "the burning" or " rosemarys killer"

                          • Satisfy Me
                            Satisfy Me  22 hours back

                            The Gate remember that movie clearly as a kid

                            • Sara Frew
                              Sara Frew  23 hours back

                              I love The Changeling. Definitely a good watch.

                              • anthony sizemore
                                anthony sizemore  24 hours back

                                all of these films are not under rated they are all dog shit rolled in hair and lit a flame i know seen 'em all lived through the decade at an age of wittness not infant Q was made in 1979 the one exception may be the gate only for gifting us Stephen Dorff silver bullet and pumpkinhead were both successful and appricieated in their time

                                • Simon Wood
                                  Simon Wood  1 days back

                                  Thank you for mentioning CURTAINS as I thought I was the only person that had seen it. The standouts on this list are THE CHANGELING, THE GATE & SILVER BULLET. A forgotten 80's gem is DEAD AND BURIED should've made the list and THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW should replace SHOCKER.

                                  • Dorth Surreal
                                    Dorth Surreal  1 days back

                                    Shocker was supposed to be the new franchise after Nightmare on Elmstreet. It was fun.

                                    • Jerry Hensley
                                      Jerry Hensley  1 days back

                                      Q,, the winged serpent and curtains are awesome

                                      • Slicky Kid
                                        Slicky Kid  1 days back

                                        Great list 👍

                                        • Slicky Kid
                                          Slicky Kid  1 days back

                                          I absolutely love horror genres like Paranormal, Monster, and Psychological horror thriller movies.

                                          I like some Slashers not a lot of them. I prefer the fun scary yet gore ones like Friday The 13Th, Halloween, and A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise. Not the Rob Zombie Halloween 1 & 2 versions.

                                          I also like the teen 1990s Slasher franchises like Scream and I Know What you Did Last Summer 1 & 2.

                                          I also wanna watch The Urban legend movies as well.

                                          • Kristopher Pierce
                                            Kristopher Pierce  1 days back

                                            Sleepaway Camp, Graduation Day, Mother's Day, City of the Living Dead, House by the Cemetery, Exorcist 3 , Funhouse

                                            • Grimlock77
                                              Grimlock77  1 days back

                                              Checked the comments for other underrated ones but it's mostly full of films that are pretty well remembered and liked accordingly. Definitely think Deadly Friend should have had a place in there.

                                              • Matt Deakin
                                                Matt Deakin  1 days back

                                                Night of the creeps is a under-rated 80s classic :)

                                                • Jeremy Frost
                                                  Jeremy Frost  1 days back

                                                  Silver Bullet is the only one of these I’ve seen. I’ll have to check out the others.

                                                  • Stuart Sutton
                                                    Stuart Sutton  1 days back

                                                    Amityville 2, The Possession was great. Very underrated. Better than the boring original

                                                    • Marghe M
                                                      Marghe M  21 hours back

                                                      completely agree

                                                  • Rob M
                                                    Rob M  2 days back

                                                    Not listening to a brit splitass

                                                    • Apey7
                                                      Apey7  2 days back

                                                      Curtains freaked me out

                                                      • Bryant Low
                                                        Bryant Low  2 days back

                                                        Great list. I've seen them all.

                                                        • Madcap Bedlam
                                                          Madcap Bedlam  2 days back

                                                          People here seem to know obscure movies so maybe someone can help. I barely remember an 80's horror/suspense movie my step-father had recorded off cable. It was about a girl who would record sound samples using a parabolic microphone and somebody was trying to kill her because she recorded a murder or something. Does this ring a bell for anyone?

                                                          • 13 O'Clock Podcast
                                                            13 O'Clock Podcast  1 days back

                                                            That kinda sounds like Blow Out from 1981, but the person recording the murder (which was staged to look like a car accident) was a man (John Travolta, specifically).

                                                        • 845835ab
                                                          845835ab  2 days back

                                                          Pumpkinhead is excellent and so is The Changling

                                                          • Alucard
                                                            Alucard  2 days back

                                                            Hell Night, Slaughter High, Pieces.....just a few great 80's slasher flicks

                                                            • David Embrey
                                                              David Embrey  2 days back

                                                              Night of the Creeps is NOT on this list....this list is wrong.

                                                              • Adagio Breeze
                                                                Adagio Breeze  2 days back

                                                                Angel Heart

                                                                • Red White
                                                                  Red White  2 days back

                                                                  Moon phase ,is an excellent were wolf movie although it is not an 80's movie

                                                                  • Chuck T
                                                                    Chuck T  2 days back

                                                                    What about Puppet Master

                                                                    • Geoff Shaw
                                                                      Geoff Shaw  2 days back

                                                                      I would have added a few,like THE BOOGENS,NEW YEAR'S EVIL,and HALLOWEEN 2 and 3.However,your list made the point,nicely.

                                                                      • Joe Mincey
                                                                        Joe Mincey  2 days back

                                                                        Did she seriously use the term "male gaze" in a serious manner. Ahhhhhh, feminists are so dumb. Did everyone in not so Great Britain buy into that bullshit?

                                                                        • Brandon Page
                                                                          Brandon Page  2 days back

                                                                          All these movies are awesome! Thanks for including Stage Fright & The Changeling, as those 2 tend to get ignored often. Curtains is also one of the most underrated slashers of all time.

                                                                          • Amber134 Lee
                                                                            Amber134 Lee  2 days back

                                                                            The 70’s,80’s,90’s and 00’s Horror movies are so much better 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️💀💀


                                                                            Christine
                                                                            Return of the Living Dead 1 & 2
                                                                            Pumpkinhead
                                                                            Friday the 13th 1-8
                                                                            Night of the Creeps
                                                                            House 1 & 2
                                                                            Evil Dead 1 & 2
                                                                            Fright Night
                                                                            Chopping Mall
                                                                            An American Werewolf in London
                                                                            The Shining
                                                                            The Thing
                                                                            Prom Night 1 & 2
                                                                            Nightmare on elm street 1-5
                                                                            The Fly 1 & 2
                                                                            The Fog
                                                                            Creepshow 1 & 2
                                                                            The Lost Boys (1987)
                                                                            My Bloody Valentine
                                                                            Monster Squad
                                                                            Motel Hell
                                                                            The Funhouse
                                                                            Terror Train
                                                                            TCM 2
                                                                            The Blob (1988)
                                                                            Night of the Demons (1988)
                                                                            Hellraiser 1 & 2
                                                                            The Howling 1-3
                                                                            Day of the Dead (1985)
                                                                            Stepfather 1 & 2
                                                                            The Prowler (1981)
                                                                            Hell Night (1981)
                                                                            Blood Rage (1987)
                                                                            House on Sorority Row (1983)
                                                                            Re-Animator (1985)
                                                                            Silver Bullet
                                                                            Troll (1986)
                                                                            Phantom of the Opera
                                                                            The Hitcher (1986)

                                                                            Are my fav 80’s Horror movies 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🕷

                                                                            • Amber_pops133 Lee
                                                                              Amber_pops133 Lee  2 days back

                                                                              The 70’s,80’s,90’s and 00’s Horror movies are so much better 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️💀💀


                                                                              Christine
                                                                              Return of the Living Dead 1 & 2
                                                                              Pumpkinhead
                                                                              Friday the 13th 1-8
                                                                              Night of the Creeps
                                                                              House 1 & 2
                                                                              Evil Dead 1 & 2
                                                                              Fright Night
                                                                              Chopping Mall
                                                                              An American Werewolf in London
                                                                              The Shining
                                                                              The Thing
                                                                              Prom Night 1 & 2
                                                                              Nightmare on elm street 1-5
                                                                              The Fly 1 & 2
                                                                              The Fog
                                                                              Creepshow 1 & 2
                                                                              The Lost Boys (1987)
                                                                              My Bloody Valentine
                                                                              Monster Squad
                                                                              Motel Hell
                                                                              The Funhouse
                                                                              Terror Train
                                                                              TCM 2
                                                                              The Blob (1988)
                                                                              Night of the Demons (1988)
                                                                              Hellraiser 1 & 2
                                                                              The Howling 1-3
                                                                              Day of the Dead (1985)
                                                                              Stepfather 1 & 2
                                                                              The Prowler (1981)
                                                                              Hell Night (1981)
                                                                              Blood Rage (1987)
                                                                              House on Sorority Row (1983)
                                                                              Re-Animator (1985)
                                                                              Silver Bullet
                                                                              Troll (1986)
                                                                              Phantom of the Opera
                                                                              The Hitcher (1986)

                                                                              Are my fav 80’s Horror movies 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🕷

                                                                              • Sin Sanity
                                                                                Sin Sanity  2 days back

                                                                                Trick or Treat.

                                                                                • Michael CW
                                                                                  Michael CW  2 days back

                                                                                  Birdman: The Beginning

                                                                                  • Antonio Botello
                                                                                    Antonio Botello  2 days back

                                                                                    Sleep away camp and it has a double twisted ending.

                                                                                    • EPI DEME
                                                                                      EPI DEME  2 days back

                                                                                      Wow chud has John Goodman in it and you failed to mention it once again I question if you have seen half of what you talk about but I guess it's only your fucking job but no biggie 🤨.

                                                                                      • Joey Lozano
                                                                                        Joey Lozano  2 days back

                                                                                        The Gate was my childhood lol

                                                                                        • Jennifer Starkey
                                                                                          Jennifer Starkey  2 days back

                                                                                          I watched C.H.U.D as a kid and it scared the hell out of me! I was terrified of my basement and drains for years!

                                                                                          • Iron Beagle
                                                                                            Iron Beagle  2 days back

                                                                                            If you guys make another list, The Blob & Killer Clowns should be considered. Kudos for invluding Pumpkinhead & The Changeling though.