20 1980s Horror Movies You Might Never Heard Of

80’s was one crazy era, Vibrant, Funky and full of original experiments and within that era some of the best ever movies were produced. Horror movies from the era was original with amazing storylines and execution was brilliant by the standards of the time. Here we have a list of movies which most people never even heard of but they worth a watch. What I like about the movies of the time is simplicity and calm nature, Soothing some might even say,  So enjoy the list and tell us in the comments which ones you already watched and which one you want to watch now.

Toxic Zombies – 1980 

Toxic Zombies

NOTHING PREPARED THE WORLD FOR THE HORROR

After drug crops are sprayed with a chemical by a passing airplane, the growers of the crop are poisoned by the chemical and turn into zombie-like mutants.

Death Ship – 1980 

Death Ship

IT’S NOT JUST A SHIP.. IT”S A KILLING MACHINE

Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realise that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has sailed the seas for years, luring unsuspecting sailors aboard and killing them off one by one.

Beyond Evil – 1980

Beyond Evil

BEYOND DEATH BEYOND PAIN BEYOND EVIL

When an architect and his bride move into their dream home—a colonial mansion—they find that their new digs have a rich history of bloody violence. What’s more, the manor is already occupied by a 100 year-old ghost with a thirst for vengeance and a yearning to oust the newlyweds from his haunt.

Alone In the Dark – 1982

Alone In the Dark - 1982

“Preacher likes to set fire to churches, that’s his trip. Unfortunately, he does it when there are people inside.”

TOO FRIGHTENED TO BREATHE…

Thanks to a major power cut, a gang of psychopaths breaks out of the Haven maximum security mental institute in order to lay siege to the psychiatrists who have tormented them over the years with their bizarre theories…

The Being – 1983

The Being - 1983

“Dumping toxic waste into the aquaduct does not, and will not, affect the water supply for this town.”

THE ULTIMATE TERROR HAS TAKEN FORM

Toxic waste dumping in a small Idaho town turns a young boy into horrible mutant monster. The town’s police chief and a government scientist team up to stop the monster, which is quickly killing off the town’s citizenry.

Terror Train – 1980

Terror Train

ALL ABOARD… IF YOU DARE

A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year’s Eve costume party aboard a moving train.

 

Frankenstein Island – 1981

Frankenstein Island - 1981

“The power will start again! The backup brain was hidden years ago, just in case!”

A hot air balloon crew and a dog find themselves on an island with scantily-clad part-alien women, zombies, and other monsters.

Hell Night – 1981

Hell Night - 1981

“If you weren’t screaming, and we weren’t screaming – then someone is trying to mind fuck us here.”

PRAY FOR DAY.

Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.

The Hearse – 1980

The Hearse - 1980

“Oh! You scared the hell out of me!” – “I should probably take that as a compliment.”

THE BARRIER BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH IS NO GREATER THAN THE THICKNESS OF A DOOR…AND NOW THAT DOOR IS OPEN!

Jane Hardy moves into the house left to her by her deceased aunt. After moving in Jane is haunted by a hearse following her around.

Nightmare City – 1980

Nightmare City - 1980

“Let go of me. Why don’t you face it. There’s no place for us to go. [There] we too will be killed. I don’t want us to die. I don’t want us to but there’s nothing we can do. They’re everywhere…”

An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.

Terror Vision – 1986

Terror Vision - 1986

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – War stories and monster movies are educational. They’re survival oriented. They always neutralize the enemy in the end.”

PEOPLE OF EARTH, YOUR PLANET IS ABOUT TO BE DESTROYED… WE’RE TERRIBLY SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

A family’s new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

Spookies – 1986

Spookies - 1986

“Uuuuuuhh, look at me: I’m Duke, the horny ghost.”

Taking a wrong turn, travelers find themselves trapped in a mysterious house. One horror after another threatens them as the sorcerer who lives within needs sacrifices to give eternal life to his beautiful bride.

Gore-met, Zombie Chef from Hell – 1986

Gore-met, Zombie Chef from Hell - 1986

“Your princess, if the bitch really exists, is welcome to try and stop me!”

DINING OUT CAN BE A PERMANENT EXPERIENCE!!!

A cannibal opens up a seafood restaurant, and kills and cooks people to serve to his customers.

Ghostkeeper – 1981

Ghostkeeper - 1981

“How can the mountains be dangerous, they’re so beautiful.”

WHO NEXT BECOMES THE KEEPER OF THE BEAST THAT LIVES ON HUMAN FLESH?

A group of three friends on a snowmobiling trip find themselves stranded at an abandoned lodge isolated in the mountains. They discover that an old woman resides in the hotel, along with an evil entity that she is keeping in the basement.

Funeral Home – 1980

Funeral Home - 1980

“There is something wrong in that house. Something evil!”

THEY WERE WARNED… THEY WERE ALL WARNED… DON’T GO DOWN TO THE CELLAR.

A young woman arrives at her grandmother’s house, which used to be a funeral home, to help her turn the place into a bed-and-breakfast inn. After they open, however, guests begin disappearing or turning up dead.

The Curse of the Cannibal Confederates – 1982

The Curse of the Cannibal Confederates - 1982

“There’s too many of them!”

THE SOUTH SHALL RISE AGAIN ….. AND AGAIN

A group of six friends are out in the rural south on a deer hunt (even though one of the six is blind), when they start hearing strange noises coming from the woods. An investigation of the sounds leads them to an old Confederate graveyard, which suddenly begins sprouting Rebel zombies. Like the living dead in every other movie, these zombies are hungry for human flesh, and soon set to chowing down on the hapless hunters.

Hard rock Zombies – 1985

Hard rock Zombies - 1985

“I got it from a book. You know, a boo-ook?”

A hard rock band travels to the tiny and remote town of Grand Guignol to perform. Peopled by hicks, rubes, werewolves, murderous dwarves, sex perverts, and Hitler, the town is a strange place but that doesn’t stop the band’s lead singer from falling in love with a local girl named Cassie. After Nazi sex perverts kill the band to satisfy their lusts…

Night of the Comet – 1984

Night of the Comet

 

 

IT WAS THE LAST THING ON EARTH THEY EVER EXPECTED

Two pretty high school girls (one a cheerleader!) don’t like their stepmother or her new boyfriend (“Daddy would have gotten us Uzis!”). One morning, they wake up to find that everybody in Los Angeles has been turned to dust by a Comet except them, a guy who looks like Erik Estrada, some zombies and the occupants of a secret underground government installation.

 

Elves – 1989

Elves - 1989

“Yeah, well, I had a rough day at work… Santa got murdered.”

THEY’RE NOT WORKING FOR SANTA ANYMORE…

A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends are trapped in a department store with an elf, and only Dan Haggerty, as the renegade loose-cannon Santa Claus, can save them.

Aenigma – 1987

Aenigma - 1987

“Let’s get one thing straight! A successful semester to me means making out with as many cute boys as possible. Let’s put it this way: anything in pants!”

ALL HER ENEMIES WILL BE ELIMINATED… BUT FIRST THEY WILL SUFFER!

The spirit of a comatose teenage girl possesses the body of a newcomer to her girls boarding school to enact bloody revenge against the elitist coeds responsible for her condition.