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.

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
3.

Threads

5.7
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
Best Horror Movies of 1984 : The Company of Wolves
4.

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
5.

The Toxic Avenger

4.5
6.3/10 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
6.

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

After the Crystal Lake Massacres, Jason is pronounced dead and taken to the hospital morgue, where he is mysteriously revived, allowing his diabolical killing spree to continue at the camp where the gruesome slaughtering began. But this time, in addition to terrified teenagers, he meets a young boy named Tommy who has a special talent for horror masks and make up, leading up to a horrifying, bloody battle! Has Jason finally met his match?

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
7.

Silent Night, Deadly Night

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Little Billy witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by Santa. Years later, when he has to fill in for an absent in-store Santa Claus, his childhood trauma materializes once again.

Starring: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson, Britt Leach, Nancy Borgenicht, H.E.D. Redford, Danny Wagner, Linnea Quigley, Leo Geter ..
Directed by: Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Release date: 1984-11-09
8.

Children of the Corn

4.2
5.7/10 IMDB

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.

Starring: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Anne Marie McEvoy, Robby Kiger, Julie Maddalena, Jonas Marlowe, John Philbin ..
Directed by: Fritz Kiersch
Release date: 1984-03-09
9.

C.H.U.D.

4.1
5.6/10 IMDB

A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, band together to try and determine what the creatures are and how to stop them.

Starring: John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist, Laure Mattos, Brenda Currin, Justin Hall, Michael O’Hare, Cordis Heard, Sam McMurray ..
Directed by: Douglas Cheek
Release date: 1984-08-31
10.

Crimes of Passion

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Joanna Crane lives a double life. During the day she works as fashion designer but during the night she is the high class prostitute China Blue. As she is accused for industrial spying, Bobby Grady is hired to shadow her. However, they fall in love. Meanwhile a psychopathic preacher starts stalking her.

Starring: Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Bruce Davison, Annie Potts, John Laughlin, Stephen Lee, Gordon Hunt, Dan Gerrity, Terri Hoyos, John G. Scanlon ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1984-10-19

Also check Best horror movies of 1985.

Check out our top containing the Best Horror Movies of 1984 - PickTheMovie.com. This top was obtained with our unique algorithm ordered by our unique ranking system.

tmdb