Best Horror Movies of 1984

1.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

Starring: John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Leslie Hoffman, Joe Unger, Charles Fleischer ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1984-11-14
2.

The NeverEnding Story

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.

Starring: Barret Oliver, Gerald McRaney, Noah Hathaway, Chris Eastman, Darryl Cooksey, Nicholas Gilbert, Thomas Hill, Frank Lenart, Silvia Seidel, Tami Stronach ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Release date: 1984-04-05
3.

Gremlins

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.

Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Corey Feldman, Keye Luke, John Louie, Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, Polly Holliday ..
Directed by: Joe Dante
Release date: 1984-06-07
4.

Threads

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long run effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Starring: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May, Nicholas Lane, Jane Hazlegrove, Henry Moxon, June Broughton, Sylvia Stoker, Harry Beety ..
Directed by: Mick Jackson
Release date: 1984-09-23
5.

The Company of Wolves

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

An adaptation of Angela Carter's fairy tales. Young Rosaleen dreams of a village in the dark woods, where Granny tells her cautionary tales in which innocent maidens are tempted by wolves who are hairy on the inside. As Rosaleen grows into womanhood, will the wolves come for her too?

Starring: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Tusse Silberg, Brian Glover, Stephen Rea, Kathryn Pogson, Graham Crowden, Micha Bergese, Georgia Slowe ..
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Release date: 1984-09-15
6.

Night of the Comet

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous "think tank," karate chop their way through flesh-eating zombies, and, of course, find time to go to the mall.

Starring: Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran, Kelli Maroney, Sharon Farrell, Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis, Peter Fox, Michael Bowen, John Achorn, Devon Ericson ..
Directed by: Thom Eberhardt
Release date: 1984-11-16
7.

The Toxic Avenger

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when mop boy Melvin Junko falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.

Starring: Mitch Cohen, Andree Maranda, Jennifer Prichard, Cindy Manion, Robert Prichard, Gary Schneider, Pat Ryan, Mark Torgl, Dick Martinsen, Chris Liano ..
Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz
Release date: 1984-05-01
8.

Dreamscape

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in the dreams somehow and that is causing them to die in real life. He must find a way to stop the abuse of the power to enter dreams.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert, Kate Capshaw, David Patrick Kelly, George Wendt, Larry Gelman, Cory 'Bumper' Yothers, Redmond Gleeson ..
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Release date: 1984-08-15
9.

Firestarter

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

As youths, Andy McGee and his future wife, Vicky, participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple's daughter, Charlie, begins to exhibit the ability of setting fires solely with her mind. This volatile talent makes the youngster extremely dangerous and soon she becomes a target for the enigmatic agency known as "The Shop."

Starring: David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher, Moses Gunn, Antonio Fargas ..
Directed by: Mark L. Lester
Release date: 1984-05-11
10.

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Crystal Lake.

Starring: Kimberly Beck, Erich Anderson, Corey Feldman, Barbara Howard, Crispin Glover, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton, Clyde Hayes, Lawrence Monoson, Joan Freeman ..
Directed by: Joseph Zito
Release date: 1984-04-13

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