Movies like Terror Train 1980

A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.

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1 Prom Night 1980

This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, but when they start being murdered, one by one, it's clear that someone knows the truth. Also coping with the past are members of the dead girl's family, most notably her prom-queen sister, Kim Hammond (Jamie Lee Curtis).

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Paul Lynch

Writers:

William Gray (screenplay), Robert Guza Jr. (from a story by)

Country:

Canada
5.4

2 Black Christmas 1974

A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Bob Clark

Writer:

Roy Moore (screenplay)

Country:

Canada
7.2

3 Amityville II: The Possession 1982

The Lutz family have managed to flee their home with their lives intact, but before them, another family lived in this house and were caught up in the original evil who weren't so lucky...

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Damiano Damiani

Writers:

Tommy Lee Wallace (screenplay), Hans Holzer (book)

Countries:

Mexico, United States of America
5.5

4 The Hills Have Eyes 1977

On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
6.3

5 The Burning 1981

A caretaker at a summer camp is burned when a prank goes tragically wrong. After several years of intensive treatment at hospital, he is released back into society, albeit missing some social skills. What follows is a bloody killing spree with the caretaker making his way back to his old stomping ground to confront one of the youths that accidently burned him.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tony Maylam

Writers:

Harvey Weinstein (original story), Tony Maylam (original story) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

United States of America, Canada
6.4

6 The Funhouse 1981

Rebellious teen Amy defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz, and their friends Liz and Richie. Thinking it would be fun to spend the night in the campy "Funhouse" horror ride, the teens witness a murder by a deformed worker wearing a mask. Locked in, Amy and her friends must evade the murderous carnival workers and escape before it leaves town the next day.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writer:

Lawrence J. Block (as Larry Block)

Country:

United States of America
5.9

7 Alice, Sweet Alice 1976

Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to turn toward Alice. But could a 12-year-old girl really be capable of such savagery?

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Alfred Sole

Writers:

Rosemary Ritvo (original screenplay), Alfred Sole (original screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

8 When A Stranger Calls 1979

A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Fred Walton

Country:

United States of America
6.5

9 The Fog 1980

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John Carpenter

Country:

United States of America
6.8

10 Silver Bullet 1985

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.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Daniel Attias

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), Stephen King (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

11 Shocker 1989

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.

Genres:

Thriller, Comedy, Horror

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
5.5

12 April Fool's Day 1986

A group of eight college friends gather together at an island mansion belonging to heiress Muffy St. John to celebrate their final year of school. They soon discover that each has a hidden secret from their past which is revealed, and soon after, they turn up dead.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Director:

Fred Walton

Writer:

Danilo Bach

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.2

13 The Exorcist III 1990

Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased serial killer. It eventually leads him to a catatonic patient in a psychiatric hospital who has recently started to speak, claiming he is the The Gemini and detailing the murders, but bears a striking resemblance to Father Damien Karras.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror, Mystery

Writers:

William Peter Blatty (screenplay), William Peter Blatty (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

14 It's Alive 1974

Heavily pregnant Lenore Davis tells her husband, Frank, that she is in labor. They leave their eleven year-old son Chris with their friend Charley and they head to the Community Hospital. Lenore feels that something is wrong and delivers a monster that kills the team in the delivery room and escapes through a skylight. Lieutenant Perkins comes to the hospital to investigate the murder and the press divulges the identity of the parents. Frank discovers a dark secret about Lenore and the baby.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Larry Cohen

Writer:

Larry Cohen

Country:

United States of America
5.8

15 Dark Night Of The Scarecrow 1981

Bubba, an intellectually disabled man, is falsely accused of attacking a young girl. Disguised as a scarecrow, he hides in a cornfield, only to be hunted down and shot by four vigilante men. After they are acquitted due to lack of evidence, the men find themselves being stalked by a mysterious scarecrow.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, TV Movie

Director:

Frank De Felitta

Writers:

J.D. Feigelson (teleplay), J.D. Feigelson (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

16 Silent Night, Deadly Night 1984

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.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror

Writers:

Paul Caimi (based on a story by), Michael Hickey

Country:

United States of America
5.9

17 The Prowler 1981

A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror, Mystery

Director:

Joseph Zito

Writers:

Glenn Leopold, Neal Barbera (as Neal F. Barbera) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

18 The House On Sorority Row 1983

After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Mark Rosman

Writers:

Mark Rosman, Bobby Fine (additional dialogue)

Country:

United States of America
6

19 Hell Night 1981

Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Tom DeSimone (as Tom De Simone)

Writer:

Randy Feldman (as Randolph Feldman)

Country:

United States of America
5.8

20 Christmas Evil 1980

A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Lewis Jackson

Writer:

Lewis Jackson

Country:

United States of America
5.5

21 Bad Ronald 1974

Ronald Wilby is a maladjusted teen who accidentally kills a young girl whose sister spurned his romantic advances. Ronald's doting mother decides to protect her son by creating a concealed room in their home in which he will live. When the mother dies suddenly, Ronald stays hidden in the room, even after a new family moves into the home. Ronald uses his secret spaces to spy on the family, eventually taking one of the young girls hostage, with the hope of making her part of his secret world.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller, TV Movie

Director:

Buzz Kulik

Writers:

Andrew Peter Marin (teleplay by), John Holbrook Vance (based on a novel by)

Country:

United States of America
6.8

22 The Town That Dreaded Sundown 1976

A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Charles B. Pierce

Writer:

Earl E. Smith

Country:

United States of America
6.1

23 Alison's Birthday 1981

A young girl is subjected to a reign of terror so that her soul can be transferred to the body of an old crone.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Ian Coughlan

Writer:

Ian Coughlan

Country:

Australia
5.2