80shorror.net was created, designed, and is maintained by Derek Schweigert. The fruition of 80shorror.net came about in the Spring of 2013, when Derek had the idea of creating one website to encapsulate all the great things he loved about 80s horror. Of course, the existence of all-encompassing cinema sites (like IMDb) were impossible to match content wise; however, it became obvious that few sites existed which focused solely on content devoted to 80s horror specifically.
To correct for this, Derek opted to create a site that would allow for fans of 80s horror to find all their favorite films, shows, and games in one easy to access location. Additionally, he wanted to help a new generation of horror fans discover new films that they otherwise might never hear about. He began regularly doing reviews and has since integrated 80shorror.net with his youtube channel to provide additional content and to help others (based on his reported analysis using the Scar Scale) find films that might meet their interests and tastes.