Holiday Horror Movies of the 1980s: A Complete List


In addition to offering up an eclectic mix of great monster movies and wonderful practical effects, the 1980s also provided us with great holiday-themed horror movies as well. From April Fool's Day to Thanksgiving, essentially every holiday was represented. As different holidays roll around, I often find myself searching for something to watch which will mirror the event in question. However, it can be a tedious process finding movies for every occasion. To simplify things, I've created a list of all the primary (US) holidays and have listed 80s horror films which correspond to that particular holiday. Enjoy and let me know if I've left anything out!

Note: because of the large number of horror films focusing on Halloween and Christmas, I've given these holidays their own list. View the Halloween list here. The Christmas list is coming soon! Also, since some holidays don't have films set around their particular day, I've included a few which fit the overall theme (ex. The Stepfather for Father's Day).

April Fool's Day

Birthdays

Christmas (List Coming Soon)

Easter

Father's Day

Halloween

Note: I have a special list devoted to Halloween.

Memorial Day

Mother's Day

New Year's

St. Patrick's Day

Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day

 
 April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day

 Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to Me

 Critters II: The Main Course

Critters II: The Main Course

 The Midnight Hour

The Midnight Hour

 Memorial Valley Massacre

Memorial Valley Massacre

 Mother's Day

Mother's Day

 New Year's Evil

New Year's Evil

 Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

 My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine