Best Horror Movies of 1985

1.

The Return of the Living Dead

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews, John Philbin, Linnea Quigley, Jewel Shepard, Miguel A. Núñez, Jr., Beverly Randolph, Brian Peck ..
Directed by: Dan O'Bannon
Release date: 1985-04-25
2.

Re-Animator

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Peter Kent, Ian Patrick Williams, Bunny Summers, Al Berry ..
Directed by: Stuart Gordon
Release date: 1985-10-18
3.

Day of the Dead

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Trapped in a missile silo, a small team of scientists, civilians and trigger-happy soldiers battle desperately to ensure the survival of the human race. However, the tension inside the base is reaching a breaking point, and the zombies are gathering outside.

Starring: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy, Anthony Dileo Jr., Richard Liberty, Sherman Howard, Gary Klar, Ralph Marrero, John Amplas ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1985-07-19
4.

Fright Night

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Nobody believes teenager Charley Brewster when he discovers that his suave new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige, is a vampire. So when the bloodsucker starts stalking Charley, he turns to has-been actor Peter Vincent, famed for portraying a ghoul hunter. Unfortunately for the would-be vampire slayers, Dandrige has set his sights on Charley's girlfriend.

Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys, Jonathan Stark, Dorothy Fielding, Art Evans, Nick Savage, Heidi Sorenson ..
Directed by: Tom Holland
Release date: 1985-08-02
5.

Phenomena

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento, Federica Mastroianni, Fiorenza Tessari, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Patrick Bauchau, Donald Pleasence, Alberto Cracco, Kaspar Capparoni ..
Directed by: Dario Argento
Release date: 1985-01-25
6.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

4.7
5.5/10 IMDB

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear.

Starring: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler, Clu Gulager, Hope Lange, Marshall Bell, Melinda O. Fee, Tom McFadden, Sydney Walsh ..
Directed by: Jack Sholder
Release date: 1985-10-31
7.

Silver Bullet

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

The small city of Tarker's Mill is startled by a series of sadistic murders. The population fears that this is the work of a maniac. During a search a mysterious, hairy creature is observed. This strange appearance is noticed once a month. People lock themselves up at night, but there's one boy who's still outside, he's preparing the barbecue.

Starring: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim, Megan Follows, Terry O'Quinn, James Gammon, Tovah Feldshuh, Lawrence Tierney, Bill Smitrovich, Joe Wright ..
Directed by: Daniel Attias
Release date: 1985-10-10
8.

Cat's Eye

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary. Next, we meet Johnny, an adulterous man who's forced by his lover's husband onto a building's hazardous ledge. Finally, Amanda is threatened by an evil gnome who throws suspicion on the family cat.

Starring: Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King, Kenneth McMillan, Robert Hays, Candy Clark, James Naughton, Tony Munafo, James Rebhorn, Mary D'Arcy ..
Directed by: Lewis Teague
Release date: 1985-04-12
9.

Lifeforce

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture a mysterious but beautiful alien woman who appears responsible.

Starring: Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Mathilda May, Patrick Stewart, Michael Gothard, Nicholas Ball, Aubrey Morris, Nancy Paul, John Hallam ..
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Release date: 1985-06-21
10.

House

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Roger Cobb is a author who has just separated from his wife. He moves into a new house and tries to work on a novel based on his experiences in the Vietnam War. Strange things start happening around him; little things at first, but as they become more frequent, Cobb becomes aware that the house resents his presence.

Starring: William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll, Kay Lenz, Mary Stavin, Michael Ensign, Erik Silver, Mark Silver, Susan French, Alan Autry ..
Directed by: Steve Miner
Release date: 1985-12-06

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