Movies like 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.

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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 Sleepaway Camp 1983

Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Robert Hiltzik

Writer:

Robert Hiltzik

Country:

United States of America
6.3

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 Creepshow 1982

Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

George A. Romero

Writer:

Stephen King (original screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
6.9

6 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 1986

Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan, including the equally disturbed Chop-Top. This time, the masked killer has set his sights on pretty disc jockey Vanita "Stretch" Brock, who teams up with Texas lawman Lefty Enright to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair, a macabre abandoned amusement park.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

L.M. Kit Carson, Tobe Hooper (film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre")

Country:

United States of America
5.6

7 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

8 The Slumber Party Massacre 1982

An 18-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and decides to have a slumber party. Meanwhile, a mass murderer with a propensity for power tools has escaped from prison, and eventually makes his way to the party where the guests begin dropping off one by one.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Amy Holden Jones (as Amy Jones)

Writer:

Rita Mae Brown

Country:

United States of America
5.7

9 The Last House On The Left 1972

A disturbed gang of youths kidnap, torture and murder two teenage girls; unbeknownst to the gang, the parents of one of the girls live nearby...

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
6

10 Hatchet 2006

When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Adam Green

Writer:

Adam Green

Country:

United States of America
5.7

11 Hatchet III 2013

A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Comedy, Action

Director:

BJ McDonnell

Writers:

Adam Green, Adam Green (characters)

Country:

United States of America
5.7

12 Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives 1986

Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal murders. Now it’s up to Tommy to stop the dark, devious and demented deaths that he unwittingly brought about.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Tom McLoughlin

Writer:

Tom McLoughlin

Country:

United States of America
6

13 The Return Of The Living Dead 1985

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!

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Dan O'Bannon

Writers:

Rudy Ricci (story), John A. Russo (story) (as John Russo) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

14 Maniac Cop 1988

In New York, people are slain and strangled to death brutally on the open street. All witnesses agree that the murderer was in a cop's uniform. Soon the police search and find a suspect in its own ranks: Jack Forrest, suspected of murdering his own wife and the rest of the unfortunate individuals to die by the Maniac Cop’s reign of terror. To prove his innocence, he investigates the case with his partner, Theresa Mallory.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Horror

Director:

William Lustig

Writer:

Larry Cohen

Country:

United States of America
6

15 The Howling 1981

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Joe Dante

Writers:

Gary Brandner (novel), John Sayles (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

16 Night Of The Demons 1988

While conducting a seance during a Halloween party, high-school seniors unlock the demon that remains locked in the crematorium.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Kevin Tenney (as Kevin S. Tenney)

Writer:

Joe Augustyn

Country:

United States of America
6.2

17 Motel Hell 1980

Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make Farmer Vincents fritters. The movie is gory, but is also a parody of slasher movies like Last House on the Left.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Kevin Connor

Country:

United States of America
6

18 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

19 Intruder 1989

The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Scott Spiegel

Writers:

Lawrence Bender (story), Scott Spiegel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

20 Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland 1989

Psychotic Angela is itching to do what she does best: slaughter dozens of teenage campers. As luck would have it, the previous site of her murders has been renamed and converted into an experimental summer camp meant to bring together privileged and lower-class teens. On the day the youths are boarding the buses to camp, Angela runs over a potential camper with a garbage truck and assumes her identity. Once she has infiltrated the camp, the real terror begins.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Michael A. Simpson

Writers:

Fritz Gordon, Robert Hiltzik (based on an original idea by)

Country:

United States of America
5.2

21 Return Of The Living Dead II 1988

A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Ken Wiederhorn

Writer:

Ken Wiederhorn

Country:

United States of America
5.8

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