Movies like 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.

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1 Halloween III: Season Of The Witch 1982

Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a halloween mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal Cochran, wants to return Halloween to its darker roots using his masks -- and his unspeakable scheme would unleash death and destruction across the country.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction

Director:

Tommy Lee Wallace

Country:

United States of America
4.9

2 Halloween II 1981

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs and slashes his way through hospital staff to reach his favorite victim.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Rick Rosenthal

Country:

United States of America
6.5

3 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

4 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

5 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

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 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

8 Psycho II 1983

After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by 'her' demands and begins to question his own sanity.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Richard Franklin

Writers:

Tom Holland, Robert Bloch (characters)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

9 Psycho III 1986

Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls 'mother'. One day a nosey journalist comes to see him to ask questions about his past.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Anthony Perkins

Writers:

Charles Edward Pogue, Robert Bloch (characters)

Country:

United States of America
5.4

10 Friday The 13th: A New Beginning 1985

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.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Danny Steinmann

Writers:

Martin Kitrosser (story by), David Cohen (story by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
4.8

11 Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood 1988

A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly unchains the merciless, bloodthirsty Jason Voorhees from his watery grave.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

John Carl Buechler

Country:

United States of America
5.3

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 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

14 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

15 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

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 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

18 Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday 1993

Jason Voorhees, the living, breathing essence of evil, is back for one fierce, final fling! Tracked down and blown to bits by a special FBI task force, everyone now assumes that he's finally dead. But everybody assumes wrong. Jason has been reborn with the bone-chilling ability to assume the identity of anyone he touches. The terrifying truth is that he could be anywhere, or anybody. In this shocking, blood-soaked finale to Jason's carnage-ridden reign of terror, the horrible secret of his unstoppable killing instinct is finally revealed.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Adam Marcus

Writers:

Jay Huguely (story), Adam Marcus (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
4.3

19 Maniac Cop 2 1990

A supernatural, maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Action

Director:

William Lustig

Writer:

Larry Cohen

Country:

United States of America
5.9

20 Stagefright 1987

A troupe of struggling stage actors is rehearsing for a small-town production of a play. Everything seems to be as it should until one of the cast members turns up dead. In a panic, the others try to get out, only to find they are now locked in the theater with the killer! Which one of them committed the murder, and who will get out alive?

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Michele Soavi (as Michael Soavi)

Writers:

George Eastman (as Lew Cooper), Sheila Goldberg (dialogue)

Country:

Italy
6.7

21 Prom Night II 1987

When Hamilton High's Prom Queen of 1957, Mary Lou Maloney is killed by her jilted boyfriend, she comes back for revenge 30 years later. Bill Nordham is now the principle of Hamilton High and his son is about to attend the prom with Vicki Carpenter. However, she is possessed by Mary Lou Maloney after opening a trunk in the school's basement. Now Bill must face the horror he left behind in 1957.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Bruce Pittman

Writer:

Ron Oliver (screenplay)

Country:

Canada
5.7

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 Popcorn 1991

A horror film festival, held in a theater which was once the scene of a tragic fire, turns into a real life horror show.

Genre:

Horror

Directors:

Mark Herrier, Alan Ormsby (uncredited)

Writers:

Mitchell Smith (story), Alan Ormsby (screenplay) (as Tod Hackett)

Country:

United States of America
5.8

24 Eaten Alive 1976

A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in the backwater swamps of Louisiana kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Country:

United States of America
5.5