The Top 200 Best Horror Movies Of The 1980s Part 2 (180-161)


Hello and welcome to PART II of my “200 Best Horror Movies of the 1980s.” Today I’ll be ranking numbers 180-161. You can view part I here or, alternatively, you can view my top 100 list right here! Enjoy!

Note: lists are subjective and are not meant to be an objective assessment of the quality or value of any particular movie.  This list is undeniably personal and it reflects my own thematic preferences. I consider "best" to be some kind of combination of technical achievement, enjoyment of viewing and a variety of other factors. It's also contextual: ask me a month from now and I might provide you with a very different looking list. Additionally, it was difficult for me to leave some movies off the list which I actually adore (Aliens, Predator) but which I intuitively don't think constitute horror enough to be featured on a list such as this one. Understand all of this before replying or commenting with an outraged "how could you leave X off of the list!?" or "I can't believe you ranked X higher than Y!!!"

179. Fright Night II (1988)

178. Fade to Black (1980)

177. House II: The Second Story (1987)

176. Shocker (1989)

175. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

174. The New Kids (1985)

173. The Beast Within (1982)

172. C.H.U.D. (1984)

171. The Brain (1988)

170. Xtro (1983)

169. I, Madman (1989)

168. Gothic (1986)

167. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

166. Evilspeak (1981)

165. Black Roses (1988)

164. Warning Sign (1985)

163. Spookies (1986)

162. Humanoids From the Deep (1980)

161. The Pit (1981)