The Best Of 80s Horror: The Top 10 Horror Movies From 1984


By the time 1984 rolled around, we slowly began to see some regularity and consistency in what we now refer to as "80s horror." The slasher was becoming commonplace as practical effects continued to be taken to new heights. 1984 wasn't a particularly special year broadly speaking; however, it served as an extremely important turning point due to the release of A Nightmare on Elm Street. With its reality bending approach to the traditional slasher coupled with the lionization of its antagonist, it served as a trend setting film which influenced the genre for decades.1984 also saw the horror/comedy/family movie realize its full potential, as Gremlins seemingly took the world by storm. Below, I've built what I deem to be the 10 best
horror movies from 1984. So, please enjoy and, as always, let me
know what YOUR favorite films from 84' are.

10. C.H.U.D.

Rating:

 3 Scars

3 Scars


9. The Occupant

Rating:

 3 Scars

3 Scars


8.  Monster Dog

Rating:

 3 Scars

3 Scars


7. Razorback

Rating:

 3.5 Scars

3.5 Scars


6. Children of the Corn

Rating:

 3.5 Scars

3.5 Scars


5. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Rating:

 3.5 Scars

3.5 Scars


4. The Company of Wolves

Rating:

 4 Scars

4 Scars


3. Gremlins

Rating:

 4 Scars

4 Scars


2. Night of the Comet

Rating:

 4.5 Scars

4.5 Scars


1. A Nightmare on Elm Street

 

Rating:

 5 Scars

5 Scars