The 80’s brought us an endless list of incredible horror films and characters that are still adored by fans today. The cult classics have some of the most loyal, dedicated fans when compared to the modern horror films (which are mostly remakes of the classics). The 80’s were without a doubt the best decade for horror (giving us fan favorite characters like Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Ash Williams). I asked you guys to help rank 5 of the most popular 80’s horror films on the Horror Amino app.
#5: Chopping Mall/Killbots (7 votes)
Year of Release: 1986
Directed By: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Kelli Maroney, Tony O’Dell, Russell Todd and Barbara Crampton
Plot: Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.
#4: Re-Animator (35 votes)
Year of Release: 1985
Directed By: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton
Plot: A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
#3: Friday the 13th (104 votes)
Year of Release: 1980
Directed By: Sean S. Cunningham
Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Kevin Bacon, Jeannine Taylor and Ari Lehman (the first Jason)
Plot: A group of camp counselors is stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child’s drowning.
#2: The Evil Dead (172 votes)
Year of Release: 1981
Directed By: Sam Raimi
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker and Richard DeManincor
Plot: Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
#1: A Nightmare on Elm Street (176 votes)
Year of Release: 1984
Directed By: Wes Craven
Stars: Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp and Amanda Wyss
Plot: Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. When the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won’t lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
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