Worst 80s Horrors

by yawael | created - 12 Aug 2018 | updated - 08 Apr 2019 | Public

Terrible horror films from The 80s that you don't even need to watch

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1. Hollywood's New Blood (1988)

R | 77 min | Horror

The ghosts of a family accidentally killed on a movie set come back for revenge.

Director: James Shyman | Stars: Bobby Johnston, Francine Lapensée, Joe Balogh, Martie Allyne

Votes: 137

2. Shadows of the Mind (1980)

80 min | Horror, Thriller

Years after being traumatized by witnessing the drowning deaths of her beloved father and stepmother as a child, a wealthy young woman is released from a sanitarium and returns to the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Roger Watkins | Stars: Marion Joyce, Erik Rolfe, G.E. Barrymore, Bianca Sloane

Votes: 72

So BAD , So BORING ( Stay away from this one ) -20 out of 10

3. Blood Lake (1987)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

Six teenagers decide to party one weekend, but before the partying begins one couple disappears. Only to be found brutally murdered. A blood thirsty killer is stalking their summer ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Boggs | Stars: Doug Barry, Angela Darter, Mike Kaufman, Andrea Adams

Votes: 408

OMG (that's all i can say about this film) -0 out of 10

4. Night Ripper! (1986 Video)

86 min | Horror

A maniac stalks and kills models.

Director: Jeff Hathcock | Stars: James Hansen, April Anne, Larry Thomas, Danielle Louis

Votes: 123

5. Blood Frenzy (1987)

90 min | Horror

A maniac tries to kill off a group of teenagers on an encounter session in the desert.

Director: Hal Freeman | Stars: Wendy MacDonald, Tony Montero, Lisa Loring, Lisa Savage

Votes: 345

6. The Majorettes (1987)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Horror

A high school majorettes are being methodically killed by a mysterious masked figure. Meanwhile, a local gang are involved in suspicious activities around the school.

Director: S. William Hinzman | Stars: Kevin Kindlin, Terrie Godfrey, Mark V. Jevicky, Sueanne Seamens

Votes: 572

so stupid

ZERO

7. Streets of Death (1988 Video)

93 min | Horror, Thriller

Two serial killers disguised as student filmmakers make snuff films.

Director: Jeff Hathcock | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Larry Thomas, Lawrence Scott, Susanne Smith

Votes: 45

8. Blood Hook (1986)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror

During a local fishing contest, people are being violently dragged into the lake and killed by a giant fish hook.

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Mark Jacobs, Lisa Jane Todd, Patrick Danz, Sara Hauser

Votes: 954

9. Sorority House Massacre (1986)

R | 74 min | Horror

College student Beth and her sorority sisters are stalked by an escaped psychopathic killer who shares a strange telepathic link with her.

Director: Carol Frank | Stars: Angela O'Neill, Wendy Martel, Pamela Ross, Nicole Rio

Votes: 2,495

10. Darkroom (1989)

93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Looking for revenge for past incenstous experiences, a slasher invades a lonely farmhouse.

Directors: Terrence O'Hara, Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Aarin Teich, Jill Pierce, Jeff Arbaugh, Sara Lee Wade

Votes: 252

11. Blood Song (1982)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

A psychopath escapes from a mental institution and starts a murder spree, which ends in the pursuing of a young handicapped girl, who once got a blood transfusion from him.

Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Donna Wilkes, Richard Jaeckel, Antoinette Bower, Dane Clark

Votes: 413

12. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

Angela, supposedly reformed and living under an assumed surname, is working at a summer camp. However, when the campers start misbehaving, she soon reverts to her old ways.

Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Tony Higgins, Valerie Hartman

Votes: 9,630

13. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

After murdering a young girl, Angela Baker assumes her identity and travels to Camp New Horizons, built on the grounds of the camp she terrorized the year before, and starts killing again.

Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard, Mark Oliver

Votes: 6,888

14. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

R | 77 min | Horror

A high school student's slumber party turns terrifying as an escaped mental patient with a drill decides to crash the evening.

Director: Amy Holden Jones | Stars: Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra De Liso

Votes: 9,817

15. Curtains (1983)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Director: Richard Ciupka | Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson, Anne Ditchburn

Votes: 3,827

16. Moonstalker (1989)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

A family of tourists vacationing in the woods and a group of camp counselors training in the same forest both find themselves being terrorized by a vicious unhinged psycho.

Director: Michael S. O'Rourke | Stars: Blake Gibbons, Ingrid Vold, John Marzilli, Tom Hamil

Votes: 332

17. Rush Week (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror

When Toni Daniels, an ambitious student reporter, goes in search of an exciting story, she discovers the dark secrets of Tambers College. Three beautiful coeds have disappeared, leaving ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Bralver | Stars: Pamela Ludwig, Dean Hamilton, Roy Thinnes, Donald Grant

Votes: 354

18. The Final Terror (1983)

R | 82 min | Horror

A group of rangers go camping on unfamiliar forest grounds. All is well until the group members start getting picked off by a cunning, tactical, malevolent, killer in the woods.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: John Friedrich, Adrian Zmed, Ernest Harden Jr., Lewis Smith

Votes: 2,375

19. Graduation Day (1981)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A masked killer begins murdering students on the school track team after a track runner dies upon completion of a 30 second 200-meter race.

Director: Herb Freed | Stars: Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, E. Danny Murphy, E.J. Peaker

Votes: 3,186 | Gross: $23.89M

20. Nightmare (1981)

R | 97 min | Horror

A mental patient embarks on a murder spree upon escaping from an institution.

Director: Romano Scavolini | Stars: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke, Mik Cribben

Votes: 3,160

21. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

34 Metascore

Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens on Halloween Eve and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

Votes: 41,400 | Gross: $17.77M

22. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

14 Metascore

A boatful of graduating high school students headed to Manhattan accidentally pull Jason Voorhees along for the ride.

Director: Rob Hedden | Stars: Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder, Todd Caldecott, Tiffany Paulsen

Votes: 31,486 | Gross: $14.34M

23. Microwave Massacre (1979)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Horror

Fed up of his wife's bad cooking, Donald kills her and turns to cannibalism to satisfy his appetite.

Director: Wayne Berwick | Stars: Jackie Vernon, Loren Schein, Al Troupe, Marla Simon

Votes: 1,992

CHEAP ( just skip it)

24. Prom Night II (1987)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

48 Metascore

Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 senior prom, the tortured spirit of prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns to seek revenge.

Director: Bruce Pittman | Stars: Lisa Schrage, Michael Ironside, Wendy Lyon, Louis Ferreira

Votes: 4,827 | Gross: $2.68M

25. Phantom Brother (1988)

92 min | Comedy, Horror

A teen-ager is left orphaned by a car crash that wipes out his entire family; he is subsequently haunted by his dead brother.

Director: William Szarka | Stars: John Gigante, Jon Hammer, Patrick Molloy, Mary Beth Pelshaw

Votes: 81

26. Hell High (1989)

R | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A teacher still haunted by the death of two teens that she accidentally caused as a young girl goes beserk when four teens start harassing her and then attack her in her home.

Director: Douglas Grossman | Stars: Maureen Mooney, Christopher Stryker, Christopher Cousins, Millie Prezioso

Votes: 656 | Gross: $0.19M

27. Cheerleader Camp (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

A group of cheerleaders become the targets of an unknown killer at a remote summer camp.

Director: John Quinn | Stars: Betsy Russell, Leif Garrett, Lucinda Dickey, Lorie Griffin

Votes: 2,945

28. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

28 Metascore

One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.

Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Beau Starr

Votes: 32,744 | Gross: $11.64M

Worst Sequel Ever

Another Big ZERO

29. A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror

54 Metascore

The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Kelly Jo Minter, Danny Hassel

Votes: 38,745 | Gross: $22.17M

30. Night School (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Joseph R. Sicari

Votes: 2,131 | Gross: $1.17M

so predictable and so bad 1 out of 10

31. Boogeyman II (1983)

R | 79 min | Horror

Lacey travels to Hollywood, to the home of a film director, where she brings along the last surviving haunted mirror shard from the end of the first movie as proof to her horrifying experiences.

Directors: Bruce Pearn, Ulli Lommel, Paul Willson | Stars: Suzanna Love, Ulli Lommel, Shannah Hall, Sholto von Douglas

Votes: 907

32. Christmas Evil (1980)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.

Director: Lewis Jackson | Stars: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick

Votes: 5,449

33. Madman (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A legendary psychopathic murderer stalks a summer camp.

Director: Joe Giannone | Stars: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass, Seth Jones

Votes: 4,655

BIG ZERO

34. Schizoid (1980)

R | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

An advice columnist begins receiving threatening notes from an anonymous stalker. Meanwhile, members of her group therapy session are being murdered by an unknown assailant.

Director: David Paulsen | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Donna Wilkes, Marianna Hill, Craig Wasson

Votes: 769

35. Curfew (1989)

R | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Two escaped brothers track down the people who sentenced them to death row, including a doctor and the judge. But when they get to the D.A. and his family they have an especially lengthy revenge plot in mind for them.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Kyle Richards, Wendell Wellman, John Putch, Frank Miller

Votes: 317

36. Bloody Birthday (1981)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

49 Metascore

Three children are born at the height of an eclipse of the sun. Ten years later, they begin to murder the people around them - even their family members.

Director: Ed Hunt | Stars: Lori Lethin, Melinda Cordell, Julie Brown, Joe Penny

Votes: 3,889

Terrible 0 out of 10

37. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

Courtney Bates, the younger sister of Valerie, and her friends go to their condo for a weekend getaway, but Courtney can't get rid of the haunting feeling that a supernatural rockabilly driller killer is coming to murder them all.

Director: Deborah Brock | Stars: Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes, Kimberly McArthur, Patrick Lowe

Votes: 4,038

38. The Forest (1982)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

A cannibal hermit living in the woods preys on campers and hikers for his food supply.

Director: Don Jones | Stars: Dean Russell, Gary Kent, Tomi Barrett, John Batis

Votes: 966

39. Mother's Day (1980)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Two brothers kidnap and brutalize three women for the pleasure of their demented mother.

Director: Charles Kaufman | Stars: Tiana Pierce, Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Frederick Coffin

Votes: 4,113

So Stupid

0 out of 10

40. The Nail Gun Massacre (1985 Video)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

After a young girl is gang raped by a crew of construction workers, someone starts killing off members of the group with a nail gun.

Directors: Bill Leslie, Terry Lofton | Stars: Rocky Patterson, Ron Queen, Beau Leland, Michelle Meyer

Votes: 1,530

just sex and nudity

with terrible acting

BIG ZERO



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