Best Horror Movies of 1985

1.

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
2.

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
3.

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
4.

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
5.

Cat's Eye

4.6
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
6.

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
7.

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
Best Horror Movies of 1985 : Fortress
8.

Fortress

3.7
7.1/10 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
9.

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

3.7
4.8/10 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. But as things spiral out of control and the body count rises, Tommy begins to wonder if he’s become the killer he fears most.

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
10.

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

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