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

5.2
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.

Fright Night

5.2
7.1/10 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.

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
5.

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
6.

Silver Bullet

4.7
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
7.

Lifeforce

4.5
6.2/10 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
8.

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
9.

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
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10.

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

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