The Best Of 80s Horror: The Top 10 Horror Movies From 1986


If 1985 is considered the greatest year for horror, 1986 certainly comes in as a close second. Taking the trends we saw in 1985 to an even greater level, 1986 saw the advancement of creature effects and extensive Lovecraftian imagery. As the VHS market continued to grow in popularity and home video recorders increased in accessibility, we began to see a paradigm shift as a new low budget horror niche emerged. Monsters grew in prevalence and studios continued feeding into the sequel craze, giving us the 7th Friday the 13th, a 3rd Psycho and a Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel. Below I've compiled what I deem to be the best 10 horror movies of 1986. Additionally, because there were SO many great movies this year, I've included a bonus
list of honorable mentions. Enjoy!

10. Neon Maniacs

Rating:

 4 Scars

4 Scars

9. Class of Nuke Em High

Rating:

 4 Scars

4 Scars

8. Demons 2

Rating:

 4 Scars

4 Scars

7. TerrorVision

Rating:

 4 Scars

4 Scars

6. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Rating:

 4 Scars

4 Scars

5. House

Rating:

 4 Scars

4 Scars

4. Critters

Rating:

 4 Scars

4 Scars

3. From Beyond

 

Rating:

 4.5 Scars

4.5 Scars

2. Night of the Creeps

Rating:

 4.5 Scars

4.5 Scars

1. The Fly

Rating:

 5 Scars

5 Scars