Best Horror Movies of 1985

1.

The Return of the Living Dead

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

When foreman Frank shows new employee Freddy a secret military experiment in a supply warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky, the two klutzes accidentally release a gas that reanimates corpses into flesh-eating zombies. As the epidemic spreads throughout the town, and the creatures satisfy their hunger in gory and outlandish ways, Frank and Freddy fight to survive with the help of their boss and a mysterious mortician.

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

5.8
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.

Fright Night

5.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Charley Brewster, a high school student, accidentally discovers the true and creepy nature of Jerry Dandrige, his dashing and enigmatic new neighbor; but no one seems willing to believe him.

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
4.

Day of the Dead

5.1
7.1/10 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: 1985-07-03
5.

Phenomena

4.8
6.7/10 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.

Cat's Eye

4.7
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
7.

Silver Bullet

4.7
6.3/10 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.

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

4.6
5.4/10 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: 1985-11-01
9.

Lifeforce

4.5
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.

The Stuff

4.2
5.9/10 IMDB

Amalgamated Dairies hires David Rutherford, an FBI man turned industrial saboteur, to investigate a popular new product called “the Stuff,” a new dessert product that is blowing ice cream sales out of the water. Nobody knows how it’s made or what’s in it, but people are lining up to buy it. It's got a delicious flavor to die for!

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino, Scott Bloom, Danny Aiello, Patrick O'Neal, James Dixon, Alexander Scourby, Russell Nype ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1985-06-14
11.

Once Bitten

4.1
5.5/10 IMDB

Mark wants to lose his virginity, but his girlfriend wants to wait. Unfortunately for both of them, a 400-year-old vampire Countess needs to turn a virgin into a vampire before Halloween in order to preserve her own youthful appearance, and when she finds Mark, she turns his life upside-down.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Lauren Hutton, Karen Kopins, Cleavon Little, Stuart Charno, Dominick Brascia, Thomas Ballatore, Skip Lackey, Jeb Stuart Adams, Joseph Brutsman ..
Directed by: Howard Storm
Release date: 1985-11-15
12.

Fortress

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

After being kidnapped by four masked men, a teacher and her students rebel by plotting against the criminals.

Starring: Sean Garlick, Rachel Ward, Elaine Cusick, Laurie Moran, Marc Aden Gray, Ray Chubb, Bradley Meehan, Rebecca Rigg, Beth Buchanan, Anna Crawford ..
Directed by: Arch Nicholson
Release date: 1985-11-24
13.

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

3.7
4.7/10 IMDB

Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway house for troubled teens where he now lives, it seems like his nightmarish nemesis, Jason, is back for more sadistic slaughters.

Starring: Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Shavar Ross, Richard Young, Marco St. John, Juliette Cummins, Carol Locatell, Vernon Washington, Caskey Swaim, Anthony Barrile ..
Directed by: Danny Steinmann
Release date: 1985-03-22
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : Khamosh
14.

Khamosh

3.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Khamosh is 1985 Indian thriller directed and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The film starred Bollywood actors such as Naseerudin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Amol Palekar, Soni Razdan and Pankaj Kapoor. It, however, did not do well at the box office. The film became notable for actors Amol Palekar, Soni Razdan and Shabana Azmi portraying fictional versions of themselves. It is a suspense movie, wherein the murderer is among the group of people living together in a hotel, and the actual murderer is well hidden in the plot until the very end.

Starring: Amol Palekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Soni Razdan, Sushma Seth, Pankaj Kapur ..
Directed by: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Release date: 1985-01-01
15.

The Doctor and the Devils

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Jonathan Pryce, Twiggy, Julian Sands, Stephen Rea, Phyllis Logan, Patrick Stewart, Phil Davis, Philip Jackson, Beryl Reid ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1985-10-04
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : The Midnight Hour
16.

The Midnight Hour

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Phil, Melissa, Mitch, Mary, and Vinnie are high school friends, who unwittingly raise the dead on Halloween night. Once the dead have returned, Pitchford Cove will never be the same again....or will it?

Starring: Shari Belafonte, LeVar Burton, Jonelle Allen, Jonna Lee, Kevin McCarthy, Lee Montgomery, Cindy Morgan, Dedee Pfeiffer, Dick Van Patten, Mark Blankfield ..
Directed by: Jack Bender
Release date: 1985-11-01
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : The New Kids
17.

The New Kids

3.3
6.0/10 IMDB

A brother and his young sister come to a small town to find out a local gang terrorizes the population.

Starring: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, John Philbin, David H. MacDonald, Vince Grant, Theron Montgomery, Eddie Jones, Lucy Martin, Paige Price ..
Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham
Release date: 1985-01-18
18.

Transylvania 6-5000

3.2
4.9/10 IMDB

Two reporters travel to a strange castle in Transylvania to investigate the apparent reappearance of Frankenstein, and encounter the sensitive Wolfman, the horny Vampiress Odette and a whole cast of other weirdos.

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Joseph Bologna, Ed Begley Jr., Carol Kane, John Byner, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Michael Richards, Donald Gibb, Norman Fell ..
Directed by: Rudy De Luca
Release date: 1985-11-08
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : Sam Raimi Early Shorts
19.

Sam Raimi Early Shorts

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

The Sam Raimi Super 8 shorts.

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Scott Spiegel, Josh Becker, John Cameron, Bridget Hoffman, Ivan Raimi, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi ..
Directed by: John Cameron, Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel, Andy Harries, Josh Becker
Release date: 1985-01-01
20.

The Bride

3.0
5.3/10 IMDB

After years of research Doctor Frankenstein finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".

Starring: Sting, Jennifer Beals, Anthony Higgins, Clancy Brown, David Rappaport, Geraldine Page, Cary Elwes, Timothy Spall, Gary Shail, Alexei Sayle ..
Directed by: Franc Roddam
Release date: 1985-08-16
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : Where Evil Dwells
21.

Where Evil Dwells

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Loosely based on an infamous 1984 Long Island murder case involving Satan-worshiping, teenage drug freaks (Knights of the Black Circle), David Wojnarowicz and Tommy Turner’s Where Evil Dwells is a low-budget D.I.Y. movie that walks the jagged lines between splatter flick, experimental film and transgressive art. The original footage was destroyed in a fire and the only footage that survived is this 28 minute preview that was put together for the Downtown New York Film Festival in 1985.

Starring: Joe Coleman, Lung Leg, baby gregor, Rockets Redglare, Tommy Turner, scott werner, David Wojnarowicz, Baby Gregor, Scott Werner ..
Directed by: Tommy Turner, David Wojnarowicz
Release date: 1985-01-01
22.

Crimewave

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Fed up of his business partner, Ernest Trend hires the services of two exterminators. When things go drastically wrong and they murder the wrong man, the race is on to frame an innocent video surveillance man.

Starring: Louise Lasser, Brion James, Paul L. Smith, Sheree J. Wilson, Edward R. Pressman, Bruce Campbell, Reed Birney, Richard Bright, Antonio Fargas, Hamid Dana ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 1985-04-12
23.

Ghoulies

2.9
4.1/10 IMDB

A young man and his girlfriend move into the man's old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a need to control ancient demons.

Starring: Peter Liapis, Lisa Pelikan, Michael Des Barres, Jack Nance, Peter Risch, Tamara De Treaux, Scott Thomson, Ralph Seymour, Mariska Hargitay, Victoria Catlin ..
Directed by: Luca Bercovici
Release date: 1985-01-18
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : Stray Dogs
24.

Stray Dogs

2.9
6.0/10 IMDB

A fan tries to get an artist's attention by literally coming apart.

Starring: David Wojnarowicz, William Rice, Robin Renzi, Montanna Houston ..
Directed by: Richard Kern
Release date: 1985-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : This Unnameable Little Broom
25.

This Unnameable Little Broom

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Stop-motion animated short film in which a puppet on a trike captures a puppet bird-man.

Directed by: Timothy Quay, Stephen Quay, Keith Griffiths
Release date: 1985-01-01
26.

Murder Elite

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

An English woman (Ali MacGraw) returns to her homeland after losing her fortune in America, and is stalked by a serial killer.

Starring: Ali MacGraw, Billie Whitelaw, Hywel Bennett, Ray Lonnen, Garfield Morgan, Don Henderson, Dee Anderson, Stephen Riddle, Julie Sullivan ..
Directed by: Claude Whatham
Release date: 1985-01-01
27.

The Dead Father

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

The patriarch of a troubled clan dies, but the resentment and yearning of the eldest son conspire to bring the errant father back for periodic visits in an only partially living state.

Starring: D.P. Snidal, Margaret Anne MacLeod, John Harvie, Angela Heck, Rachel Toles, Jilian Maddin, Stephen Snyder ..
Directed by: Guy Maddin
Release date: 1985-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : Dario Argento's World of Horror
28.

Dario Argento's World of Horror

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Documentary on horror/mystery film maker Dario Argento. Features an in-depth interview with Argento and covers his work from 1969 to 1985.

Starring: Dario Argento, Jennifer Connelly, Keith Emerson, Donald Pleasence, Tom Savini, Daria Nicolodi ..
Directed by: Michele Soavi
Release date: 1985-01-01
29.

Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch

2.8
3.6/10 IMDB

After his sister is turned into a werewolf and subsequently killed, Ben White decides to help the enigmatic Stefan Crosscoe fight the growing population of lupine monsters, along with the lovely Jenny Templeton. Traveling to Transylvania, Ben, Jenny and Crosscoe attempt to hunt down the powerful werewolf queen, Stirba, and must face her furry followers, as well as other supernatural forces.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha Hunt, Sybil Danning, Jimmy Nail, Judd Omen, Ferdy Mayne, Patrick Field, Steven Bronowski ..
Directed by: Philippe Mora
Release date: 1985-08-28
30.

The Mutilator

2.8
5.2/10 IMDB

As a child, Ed was cleaning his father’s hunting rifles (a surprise birthday treat for the old man) when one of them went off, hitting and killing his mother. On seeing the bloodshed, his father flew into a murderous rage—Ed just barely escaped with his life. Now in his teens, he returns home; he doesn’t expect to find his father, still there, waiting for a chance to settle the score . . .

Starring: Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock, Connie Rogers, Frances Raines, Morey Lampley, Jack Chatham, Ben Moore, Trace Cooper, Pamela Weddle Cooper ..
Directed by: Buddy Cooper
Release date: 1985-01-04
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : Deadly Messages
31.

Deadly Messages

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Laura Daniels, single and bored, finds new interest in life when she discovers an old ouija board. It appears, however, that the object's previous owner was murdered - and messages from beyond warn Laura that she may be next. 1985 made-for-TV thriller starring Kathleen Beller & Michael Brandon.

Starring: Kathleen Beller, Michael Brandon, Dennis Franz, Scott Paulin, Elizabeth Huddle, Charles Tyner, George Wyner, Raye Birk, Kurtwood Smith, Kit McDonough ..
Directed by: Jack Bender
Release date: 1985-02-21
32.

Making Contact

2.7
4.7/10 IMDB

A nine year old boy named Joey, who after the tragic death of his father, begins to experience psychic powers such as allowing him to move inanimate objects with his mind, set things on fire, and even communicate with his dead father. However, not everything is good for Joey as his newly gained powers accidentally awake an evil supernatural force that is contained inside the body of an old ventriloquist's dummy that Joey found in an abandoned house. The supernatural Dummy shows similar powers to Joey's, and soon he puts the lives of everyone near Joey in danger as the evil Dummy has dark plans for Joey's special powers.

Starring: Joshua Morrell, Eva Kryll, Tammy Shields, Jan Zierold, Barbara Klein, Jerry Hall, Sean Johnson, Matthias Kraus, Ray Kaselonis, Christine Goebbels ..
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 1985-11-21
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : The Bad Seed
33.

The Bad Seed

2.7
5.5/10 IMDB

Rachel is a 9-year-old girl who is perfection itself - unless she's crossed or challenged. Several disturbing recent incidents have led Rachel's mother Christine to suspect that her child is a latent murderess. Upon discovering that she herself is the daughter of a convicted killer, Christine becomes convinced that sweet little Rachel is a "bad seed" - an inherent killer who feels no remorse because she doesn't know any better.

Starring: Blair Brown, Christa Denton, Lynn Redgrave, David Carradine, Carrie Wells, Richard Kiley, David Ogden Stiers, Chad Allen, Weldon Bleiler, Anne Haney ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1985-02-07
34.

Screamplay

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A detective investigating a series of murders discovers that they are similar to the murders that occur in the new script of a Hollywood screenwriter.

Starring: Rufus Butler Seder, Eugene Seder, George Kuchar ..
Directed by: Rufus Butler Seder
Release date: 1985-11-01
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : Daemon
35.

Daemon

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

11-year-old Nick moves into a large old house with his sisters Jennie and Clare, left in the care of Helga the Swedish au pair while their parents are away in America. Nick is unhappy at his new school, where he is befriended by a boy named Sam and intimidated by scripture teacher Mr. Crabb, who is interested in the occult and demonology. Nick hears voices in the house and receives messages on his computer screen; he also suffers inexplicable blisters on his feet and grazes on his elbows and knees. When he dreams of burning and wakes up in a bed full of ashes, Nick tells a psychiatrist that he feels he is possessed by a demon.

Starring: Arnaud Morell, Bert Parnaby, Susannah York, Sadie Herlighy, Donna Glaser, Orlando Swayne, Faith Steemson ..
Directed by: Colin Finbow
Release date: 1985-12-31
36.

The Hills Have Eyes Part II

2.6
3.7/10 IMDB

A motocross team on their way to trial a new super-fuel head out across the desert lead by Rachel, who, unbeknownst to the rest of the group, is a survivor of the cannibal clan which menaced the Carter family several years before. Opting to take an ill-advised shortcut, the busload of youngsters drive straight into the path of the remnants of Rachel’s demented cannibal kin - the menacing Pluto, and a hulking, blood-hungry brute by the name of The Reaper.

Starring: Tamara Stafford, Kevin Spirtas, Colleen Riley, Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Willard E. Pugh, Penny Johnson, John Bloom, Robert Houston, Peter Frechette ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1985-08-02
37.

Dead End

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

An unstable filmmaker risks his crew to shoot a documentary in a town overrun with flesh-eating zombies.

Directed by: Emerson Bixby
Release date: 1985-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : Terror on Tape
38.

Terror on Tape

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

A compilation of scenes from various horror/exploitation films released on Continental Video.

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Michelle Bauer, Mark Fenske, Tim Noyes ..
Directed by: Robert Worms
Release date: 1985-01-01
39.

Tenement

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

A drug-dealing band of violent street thugs terrorize the tenants of a South Bronx apartment building.

Starring: Joe Lynn, Mina Bern, Walter Bryant, Corinne Chateau, Angel David, Martha De La Cruz, Rhetta Hughes, Larry Lara, Alfonso Manosalvas, Jaime Roman ..
Directed by: Roberta Findlay
Release date: 1985-09-20
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : Blackout
40.

Blackout

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before.

Starring: Keith Carradine, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark, Michael Beck, Jerry Wasserman, Gabrielle Rose, Gerald Hiken, Don Hood, Dameon Clarke, Martina Deignan ..
Directed by: Douglas Hickox
Release date: 1985-07-28
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : Tabloid!
41.

Tabloid!

2.5
5.2/10 IMDB

Aliens invade an aerobics class before the credits roll in this horror anthology spoof illustrating outrageous stories that could easily be found in a tabloid newspaper at your local grocery store checkout! The stories are: Baby Born With Full Beard, BBQ Of The Dead, and Killer Vacuum Destroys Town

Starring: Glen Coburn, Scott Davis, Jude Johnson, Dennis Letts, Lisa Loeb, Stella Mann, Bret McCormick, Thom Meyers, Norman Muellen, Blue Thompson ..
Directed by: Glen Coburn, Matt Devlen, Bret McCormick
Release date: 1985-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : Stephen King's Golden Tales
42.

Stephen King's Golden Tales

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A collection of horror stories taking the viewer into the dark world of Stephen King, featuring vampires, strange objects and sinister humor. The five 20-minutes tales were all taken from the Tales from the Darkside TV series and strung together as a video feature.

Starring: Marcia Cross, Bruce Davison, Paul Dooley, John Fiedler, Eileen Heckart, Richard B. Shull, Jeff Conaway, Patrick Kilpatrick, Roy Dotrice, Karen Shallo ..
Directed by: Theodore Gershuny, Frank De Palma, Michael Gornick, Jodie Foster, Richard Friedman
Release date: 1985-10-19
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire
43.

Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

Cocky cockney snooker player Billy Kid accepts the challenge of a grudge match from Maxwell Randall (the Green Baize Vampire), six times world champion; the loser will never play professional snooker again.

Starring: Phil Daniels, Alun Armstrong, Bruce Payne, Don Henderson, Eve Ferret, Louise Gold, Richard Ridings, Zoot Money, Neil McCaul, David Foxxe ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1985-11-25
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : Return
44.

Return

2.4
4.9/10 IMDB

After reading an article about hypnotic regression, a woman whose maternal grandfather died when she was only three years old contacts the hypnotic subject named in the article believing that he is the reincarnation of her grandfather, and hoping that she can learn the truth about how he died.

Starring: Karlene Crockett, John Walcutt, Lisa Blake Richards, Frederic Forrest, Anne Francis, Lenore Zann, Hanna Hertelendy ..
Directed by: Andrew Silver
Release date: 1985-10-31
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : You Killed Me First
45.

You Killed Me First

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A girl (Lung leg) bristles at the religious directives of her parents, asserting her right to personhood outside demure hairstyles and turkey dinners, constructing voodoo dolls and entertaining other manners of dark drawing in her dank emo-den. When confronted with the humanity and hypocrisy of her tormentors, the young antihero vanquishes their belief systems (and bodies) asserting, “You killed me first!”

Starring: Lung Leg, David Wojnarowicz, Karen Finley, Jessica Craig-Martin, Montanna Houston, Nick Cooper ..
Directed by: Richard Kern
Release date: 1985-01-01
46.

Night Train to Terror

2.4
4.2/10 IMDB

God and Satan are on a train discussing the fate of three individuals. The stories of the people in question are told in a trio of very strange vignettes. One involves an insane asylum with some very interesting treatment plans. Another involves a 'death club'. The final story shows us the adventures of a server of Satan.

Starring: John Phillip Law, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Moll, Tony Giorgio, Marc Lawrence, Ferdy Mayne, Eva Hesse, Sharon Ratcliff, Arthur M. Braham, Mark Ridley ..
Directed by: John Carr, Phillip Marshak, Tom McGowan, Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, Gregg Tallas
Release date: 1985-05-01
47.

Death Warmed Up

2.4
4.5/10 IMDB

A kid is hypnotized by a scientist to kill his parents and ends in a mental institution. As a grown up he returns to seek revenge over the scientist.

Starring: Michael Hurst, Margaret Umbers, William Upjohn, Norelle Scott, David Letch, Geoff Snell, Gary Day, Bruno Lawrence, Ian Watkin, Gary Day ..
Directed by: David Blyth
Release date: 1985-01-01
48.

Creature

2.4
4.3/10 IMDB

A crew of scientists arrives on a far, cold planet to examine archaic artifacts of unknown origin. They discover that their German enemies already have a ship there. When they seek their help after a failed landing, they only find the Germans’ bodies, obviously slaughtered by one of the archaic creatures, awoken to new life. Now the alien is after them.

Starring: Stan Ivar, Wendy Schaal, Lyman Ward, Klaus Kinski, Annette McCarthy, Marie Laurin, Robert Jaffe, Diane Salinger, John Stinson, Buckley Norris ..
Directed by: William Malone
Release date: 1985-05-08
49.

Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

Vietnam, 1969. War is Hell. For Marine Sergeant Jack Stryker (Brian Schulz), however, Hell is just the beginning. Trapped outside a Viet Cong village, Stryker takes two bullets to the leg. Sent home from the war, he discovers his ex-girlfriend (Cheryl Hausen) has been kidnapped by a religious cult with a vicious Manson-like leader (Sam Raimi). Stryker teams up with some marine friends to form an assassination squad and annihilate the gang of crazed killers.

Starring: Robert Rickman, John Manfredi, Timothy Patrick Quill, Sam Raimi, Cheryl Hausen, Perry Mallette, Ted Raimi, Scott Spiegel, Bruce Campbell, Brian Schulz ..
Directed by: Josh Becker
Release date: 1985-10-13
50.

Def-Con 4

2.4
4.4/10 IMDB

Two men and a woman circle the globe in a satellite armed with a nuclear device. The third world war breaks out, and a few months later the satellite crashes. They survive the crash but one man gets killed by survivors and the other man gets caught. The woman stays by the remains of the the satellite but is soon caught by evil punks who have taken power.

Starring: Lenore Zann, Maury Chaykin, Kate Lynch, Kevin King, John Walsch, Tim Choate, Jeff Pustil, Donna King, Alan MacGillivray, Florence Paterson ..
Directed by: Paul Donovan, Digby Cook
Release date: 1985-03-15

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