Every Single 1980s Horror Anthology

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All Made in the 80s (Some Released in 1990 or Later)

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1. Creepshow (1982)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

59 Metascore

An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 38,369 | Gross: $21.03M

2. Creepshow 2 (1987)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

39 Metascore

Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die.

Director: Michael Gornick | Stars: George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Domenick John, Tom Savini

Votes: 20,129 | Gross: $14.00M

3. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

54 Metascore

A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.

Director: John Harrison | Stars: Debbie Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater, David Forrester

Votes: 13,686 | Gross: $16.32M

4. Chillers (1987)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror

Five passengers in a bus depot are waiting for a bus that is overdue. To pass the time, they start telling each other horror stories.

Director: Daniel Boyd | Stars: Jesse Emery, Marjorie Fitzsimmons, Laurie Pennington, Jim Wolfe

Votes: 446

5. The Willies (1990)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Comedy

Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Peck | Stars: Sean Astin, Jason Horst, Joshua Miller, James Karen

Votes: 1,297

6. Terrorgram (1990)

R | 88 min | Horror

Three horror stories linked by a sinister delivery boy. The stories are "Heroine Overdose", "Pandora" and "Veteran's Day".

Director: Stephen M. Kienzle | Stars: James Earl Jones, Steven Field, J.T. Wallace, Jerry Anderson

Votes: 111

7. Freakshow (1989)

97 min | Horror

After being ditched by her cameraman because of her manipulative behavior at a murder scene, a reporter wanders through town looking for a phone she can use. She finds a small museum, where... See full summary »

Director: Constantino Magnatta | Stars: Audrey Landers, Peter Read, Dean Richards Wiancko, William Korbut

Votes: 178

9. The Monster Club (1981)

Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Vincent Price, John Carradine, Anthony Steel, Roger Sloman

Votes: 2,609

10. Nightmares (1983)

R | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

39 Metascore

Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James, Clare Torao

Votes: 2,678 | Gross: $6.67M

11. Screamtime (1983)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror

A trilogy of three improbable stories of horror and the supernatural are combined into this low budget thriller: "That's the Way to Do It," "Dreamhouse,," and "Do You Believe in Fairies?"

Directors: Michael Armstrong, Stanley A. Long | Stars: Vincent Russo, Michael Gordon, Marie Scinto, Kevin Smith

Votes: 679

12. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

44 Metascore

Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath

Votes: 30,717 | Gross: $29.50M

13. Cat's Eye (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King, Kenneth McMillan

Votes: 21,109 | Gross: $13.09M

14. Night Train to Terror (1985)

R | 98 min | Horror

God and Satan are on a train discussing the fate of three individuals. The stories of the people in question are told in a trio of very strange vignettes. One involves an insane asylums ... See full summary »

Directors: John Carr, Phillip Marshak, Tom McGowan, Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, Gregg G. Tallas | Stars: Barbara Wyler, Jamie Scoggin, Stacey Lyons, Linda Maderas

Votes: 1,829

15. Tales of the Third Dimension (1984)

85 min | Comedy, Horror

This movie is made-up of three tales, the first one is, "Young Blood" it is about a married pair of vampires who adopt a child and are horrified to discover that it is another kind of ... See full summary »

Directors: Todd Durham, Worth Keeter, Thom McIntyre, Earl Owensby | Stars: Charles Bibby, Robert Bloodworth, Kevin Campbell, Sherri Chambers

Votes: 90

16. Deadtime Stories (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories - about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and "Goldi Lox" and the three bears.

Director: Jeffrey Delman | Stars: Scott Valentine, Nicole Picard, Matt Mitler, Cathryn de Prume

Votes: 1,351 | Gross: $2.75M

17. From a Whisper to a Scream (1987)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Horror

In a small Tennessee town, an historian relates four horror stories to a reporter.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Vincent Price, Clu Gulager, Terry Kiser, Harry Caesar

Votes: 1,713 | Gross: $1.36M

18. Tales from the Quadead Zone (1987 Video)

62 min | Horror

Actress Shirley Latanya Jones returns from the director's first film (Black Devil Doll from Hell) to be in front of Turner's camcorder, and reads two spooky tales to the ghost of her dead ... See full summary »

Director: Chester Novell Turner | Stars: W.J. Rider, Doug Daverport, Johnnie Tanguy, Chris Calloway

Votes: 254

19. After Midnight (1989)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a course called "The Psychology of Fear". He brings his students (including psychic McWhirter) to his home, one dark and stormy ... See full summary »

Directors: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat | Stars: Jillian McWhirter, Pamela Adlon, Ramy Zada, Judie Aronson

Votes: 1,471 | Gross: $0.08M

20. The Basement (1989)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror

Four strangers are summoned to the basement of a abandoned house by a mysterious entity known only as The Sentinel. One after another, they are forced to witness heinous deeds they have yet... See full summary »

Director: Timothy O'Rawe | Stars: Dennis Driscoll, Kathleen Heidinger, David Webber, Scott Corizzi

Votes: 111

21. Grim Prairie Tales (1990)

R | 86 min | Horror, Western

A cynical bounty hunter and a clerk traveling through the prairie rest by the campfire telling four stories of terror to each other.

Director: Wayne Coe | Stars: James Earl Jones, Brad Dourif, Will Hare, Marc McClure

Votes: 839

22. Two Evil Eyes (1990)

R | 120 min | Horror

61 Metascore

Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famous horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento. A greedy wife kills her husband, but not completely. A sleazy reporter adopts a strange black cat.

Directors: Dario Argento, George A. Romero | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Harvey Keitel, Ramy Zada, Bingo O'Malley

Votes: 5,561 | Gross: $0.35M

23. Fright Show (1985)

58 min | Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Two obscure film critics host four SF/Horror films: The Thing in the Basement, Illegal Alien, Nightfright, and Dr. Dobermind.

Directors: Damon Santostefano, Jeffrey Baker, Frank Kerr, Jonathan Mostow, Richard Taylor | Stars: Eddie Brill, Chris Phillips, Jennifer Jacobi, Hugh D'Autremont

Votes: 71

24. The Visitant (1981)

22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Short

A graveside visit turns out to be a never-ending nightmare for a grieving father. Restless spirits and ghastly visitations materialize in the cemetery as if to warn the man of some impending doom. The mystery is unlocked when a familiar apparition from the "other side" unknowingly appears and inadvertently curses him to an eternity in purgatory.

Director: Paul Bunnell | Stars: Ron Linares, Susan Rinell, Kashi Way, Dory Forma

Votes: 69

This is part of Strange Tales (1986) an unlistable Robert D. Weinbach VHS Anthology, along with "A Day In The Life Of Snidley Carmichael: A Sadistic Comedy," "Twilight Journey" and "The Crystal Quest"

25. Fright House (1989 Video)

Not Rated | 110 min | Horror

Two stories about witches getting ready to meet with the Devil, and a schoolteacher who never ages.

Director: Len Anthony | Stars: Al Lewis, Paul Borghese, Jennifer Delora, Kit Jones

Votes: 83

26. CreepTales (2004 Video)

105 min | Comedy, Horror

On Halloween night, two shabby, dimwitted hunchbacks dig up the anthology horror video CreepTales that was buried with their Uncle Munger, and show it to their dimwitted monster friends.

Directors: Tim Boxell, Stephen Hegyes, Steve Hegyi, Ken Mandel, Greg Middleton, Roger Nygard, James Salisbury, Rod Slane | Stars: Jess Sherman, Michael Minton, Tim Choate, Bill Peck

Votes: 137

(VHS 1989)

27. Thriller Zone (1995 Video)

90 min | Horror

There are three unrelated, unconnected segments in this horror anthology. In the first segment, "The Last Hand," a man is shot, while another man has a heart attack. The latter man (Morty) ... See full summary »

Stars: William Forsythe, Carol Kottenbrook, Robin Leach, Caroline Munro

Votes: 13

(1989)

28. Mania: The Intruder (1986 TV Movie)

87 min | Horror, Thriller

Anthology of four horror stories. In "See No Evil", a murder witness is framed for the murder by the killer. In "Intruder", a man is so terrified of his wife's guard dog that he tries to ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Lynch, David M. Robertson, John Sheppard | Stars: Wayne Robson, Deryck Hazel, David Petersen, Paul McGaffey

Votes: 77

29. Southern Shockers (1985 Video)

90 min | Horror

A preacher gives a sermon in which he predicts the supernatural deaths of the three listeners.

Director: David Coleman | Stars: Ronald DeMerritt, Robert Harrell, Tom Hatcher, Tammy King

30. Shock Chamber (1985 TV Movie)

93 min | Horror, Crime

A trilogy of horror stories with ironic twists: a teenager tries out a love potion, a waitress gets involved in a kidnapping plot, two brothers plan to cheat an insurance company by faking their death.

Director: Steve DiMarco | Stars: Doug Stone, Jacqueline Samuda, Russell Ferrier, George T. Cunningham

Votes: 42

31. Pulse Pounders (1988)

77 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

In this 'sequel' anthology, the film offers a TRANCERS sequel written by original creators Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo, a new Lovecraft adaptation THE EVIL CLERGYMAN, featuring Jeffrey ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Warner, David Gale

Votes: 160

32. Die xian (1980)

Not Rated | 61 min | Horror, Thriller

1. A crash leaves a man dead, and his wife badly injured. Soon, he returns as a ghost to try to take her with him. 2. A caretaker wins the lottery thanks to the saucer spirit. Things begin to go wrong when he breaks his promise to it.

Directors: Yuen Chor, Tun Fei Mou | Stars: Yun Ling, Li Ching, Chen Chi Lin, Locke Hua Liu

Votes: 32

Haunted Tales

33. Shake, Rattle & Roll (1984)

124 min | Comedy, Horror

Shake, Rattle and Roll (1984) is the first of the popular series of Filipino horror movies composed of three episodes. Baso (glass) talks about the adventure of three friends who performed ... See full summary »

Directors: Ishmael Bernal, Emmanuel H. Borlaza, Peque Gallaga | Stars: Charito Solis, Herbert Bautista, William Martinez, Janice de Belen

Votes: 58

34. Ghost Stories: Graveyard Thriller (1986)

56 min | Horror

A collection of eerie tales featuring master storytellers presenting classic and original ghost stories far too scary for television.

Director: Lynn Silver | Stars: Bob Jenkins, Ralph Lucas, Laura Kay, Sandra McLees

Votes: 28

35. Tabloid (1985)

Comedy, Horror

Horror anthology spoof featuring three stories inspired by paranormal tabloid headlines: "Baby Born With Full Beard", "BBQ Of The Dead" and "Killer Vacuum Destroys Town".

Directors: Glen Coburn, Matt Devlen, Bret McCormick | Stars: Glen Coburn, Scott Davis, Grant Huntsberger, Jude Johnson

Votes: 16

36. Dominus (1990)

70 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Anthology film based on Ray Bradbery's stories "The Black Ferris" and "The Scythe".

Directors: Aleksandr Khvan, Marina Tsurtsumia | Stars: Viktor Yevgrafov, Boris Yukhananov, Yelena Yevseyenko, Dmitri Brodov

Votes: 6

37. Night Terror (1989)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror

A man is plagued by recurring nightmares, and when he wakes up he finds that the nightmares he just dreamed of keep coming true.

Directors: Paul Howard, Michael Weaver | Stars: Jeff Keel, James M. Foley, Robert B. Graham, Walt Menetrey

Votes: 54

38. Rock-A-Die Baby (1989)

85 min | Horror

A mother tells her daughter three scarey bedtime stories.

Director: Bob Cook | Stars: Dick Sargent, Marilyn Hassett, Lauren Woodland, Bobby Hosea

Votes: 40

39. Terror Eyes (1989)

90 min | Horror, Comedy, Thriller

A frustrated advertising executive is confused to receive a job assignment from her boss to write the screenplay to a horror film. Recruiting the help of her friends, a weekend camping ... See full summary »

Directors: Eric Parkinson, Michael Rissi, Steve Sommers | Stars: Vivian Schilling, Daniel Roebuck, Lance August, Dan Bell

Votes: 154



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