The best movies from the years 1980 in genre Horror

List of the best movies from the years 1980, in genre Horror. Order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
The Return of the Living Dead
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The Return of the Living Dead

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hen a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!

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A Nightmare on Elm Street
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A Nightmare on Elm Street

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eenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen (Johnny Depp), must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

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An American Werewolf in London
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An American Werewolf in London

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wo American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

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The Evil Dead
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The Evil Dead

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hen a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.

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Evil Dead II
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Evil Dead II

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sh Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from “The Book of the Dead.” As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda’s body.

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The Vanishing (Spoorloos)
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The Vanishing (Spoorloos)

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young man begins an obsessive search for his girlfriend after she mysteriously disappears during their sunny vacation getaway. His three-year investigation draws the attention of her abductor, a seemingly mild-mannered professor who, in truth, harbors a diabolically clinical and calculating mind. When the kidnapper contacts the man and promises to reveal his lover’s fate, The Vanishing unfolds with intense precision, culminating in a genuinely chilling finale that has unnerved audiences around the world.

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The Thing
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The Thing

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cientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

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Michael Jackson's Thriller (Thriller)
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Michael Jackson's Thriller (Thriller)

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night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloody-thirsty zombies.

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The Shining
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The Shining

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ack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.

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Aliens
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Aliens

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hen Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story... all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

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