Horror Movies from 1983

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1. Videodrome (1983)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

Votes: 74,999 | Gross: $2.12M

2. Psycho II (1983)

R | 113 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

54 Metascore

After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia

Votes: 21,208 | Gross: $34.73M

3. The Dead Zone (1983)

R | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

Votes: 54,938 | Gross: $20.77M

4. Xtro (1982)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A man who was abducted by aliens returns to his family three years later, but his presence affects them negatively.

Director: Harry Bromley Davenport | Stars: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin, Maryam d'Abo

Votes: 5,268

5. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 84 min | Horror

58 Metascore

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

Votes: 22,476 | Gross: $11.00M

6. Christine (1983)

R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky

Votes: 63,918 | Gross: $21.20M

7. The Deadly Spawn (1983)

R | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Alien creatures invade a small town and four teenagers, along with a young boy, attempt to escape from them.

Director: Douglas McKeown | Stars: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter, Jean Tafler

Votes: 3,727

8. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

PG | 95 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, Royal Dano

Votes: 7,658 | Gross: $8.40M

9. The Hunger (1983)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young

Votes: 20,948 | Gross: $5.98M

10. Cujo (1983)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro, Christopher Stone

Votes: 34,824 | Gross: $21.20M

11. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

44 Metascore

Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath

Votes: 30,446 | Gross: $29.50M

12. The House on Sorority Row (1983)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

50 Metascore

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.

Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Kate McNeil, Eileen Davidson, Janis Ward, Robin Meloy

Votes: 6,235 | Gross: $1.29M

13. Jaws 3-D (1983)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

27 Metascore

The sons of police chief Brody must protect customers at a SeaWorld theme park after a thirty-five-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.

Director: Joe Alves | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 35,830 | Gross: $45.52M

14. Curtains (1983)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Director: Richard Ciupka | Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson, Anne Ditchburn

Votes: 3,435

15. House of the Long Shadows (1983)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a twenty thousand dollar bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Votes: 2,694

16. The Keep (1983)

R | 96 min | Horror

34 Metascore

Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 9,923 | Gross: $3.76M

17. A Blade in the Dark (1983)

Unrated | 108 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Andrea Occhipinti, Anny Papa, Fabiola Toledo, Michele Soavi

Votes: 2,601

18. The Forest (1982)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

A cannibal hermit living in the woods preys on campers and hikers for his food supply.

Director: Don Jones | Stars: Dean Russell, Gary Kent, Tomi Barrett, John Batis

Votes: 921

19. Microwave Massacre (1983)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Horror

Fed up of his wife's bad cooking, Donald kills her and turns to cannibalism to satisfy his appetite.

Director: Wayne Berwick | Stars: Jackie Vernon, Loren Schein, Al Troupe, Marla Simon

Votes: 1,808

20. Mortuary (I) (1983)

R | 91 min | Horror

Convinced that her father's death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed.

Director: Howard Avedis | Stars: Mary Beth McDonough, David Wysocki, Bill Paxton, Lynda Day George

Votes: 1,240 | Gross: $4.32M

21. The Demons of Ludlow (1983)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror

A murderous demon lurks inside an antique piano in a picturesque coastal town.

Director: Bill Rebane | Stars: Paul von Hausen, Stephanie Cushna, Carol Perry, C. Dave Davis

Votes: 522

22. The Devonsville Terror (1983)

R | 82 min | Horror

Dr. Worley investigates a 300-year-old witch's curse in the New England town of Devonsville. Three liberated, assertive women move into town, which angers the bigoted, male-dominated town ... See full summary »

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Suzanna Love, Robert Walker Jr., Donald Pleasence, Paul Willson

Votes: 691

23. Death Warmed Up (1984)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A kid is hypnotized by a scientist to kill his parents and ends in a mental institution. As a grown up he returns to seek revenge over the scientist.

Director: David Blyth | Stars: Michael Hurst, Margaret Umbers, William Upjohn, Norelle Scott

Votes: 707

24. Scalps (1983)

R | 82 min | Horror

A group of archeological students venture on Indian land for a dig. Unfortunately, they release an evil spirit who possesses one of them and starts killing the others.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Jo-Ann Robinson, Richard Hench, Roger Maycock, Frank McDonald

Votes: 1,015

25. Spasms (1983)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation. A British millionaire and an American scientist find themselves in hot pursuit of ... See full summary »

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Peter Fonda, Oliver Reed, Kerrie Keane, Al Waxman

Votes: 834

26. Mausoleum (1983)

R | 96 min | Horror

Traumatized by her mother's death, young Susan is becoming possessed by the same demon that possessed her mother before she died. More and more her husband and psychiatrist are noticing the... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dugan | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Bobbie Bresee, Norman Burton, Maurice Sherbanee

Votes: 1,291

27. Boogeyman II (1983)

R | 79 min | Horror

Lacey travels to Hollywood, to the home of a film director, where she brings along the last surviving haunted mirror shard from the end of the first movie as proof to her horrifying experiences.

Directors: Bruce Pearn, Ulli Lommel, Paul Willson | Stars: Suzanna Love, Ulli Lommel, Shannah Hall, Sholto von Douglas

Votes: 891

28. Nightmares (1983)

R | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James, Clare Torao

Votes: 2,639 | Gross: $6.67M

29. Sweet Sixteen (1983)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

Teenager Melissa moves into a small town filled with racial prejudice and bullying, and each time she meets up with one of the boys in town, they end up murdered - but who is the killer?

Director: Jim Sotos | Stars: Bo Hopkins, Susan Strasberg, Patrick Macnee, Don Stroud

Votes: 1,129

30. Frightmare (1983)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

When his loyal fans decide to steal his fresh corpse from the mortuary to party with it all night long, a true horror film star returns from the grave as a ghastly blood-sucker, bent on revenge. At least, will he spare his followers?

Director: Norman Thaddeus Vane | Stars: Ferdy Mayne, Luca Bercovici, Nita Talbot, Leon Askin

Votes: 872

31. Julie Darling (1983)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller, Horror

A teenage girl whose inaction caused her mother's death arranges a similarly gruesome fate for her stepmother and brother.

Director: Paul Nicholas | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Sybil Danning, Isabelle Mejias, Paul Hubbard

Votes: 379

32. Panic Beats (1983)

94 min | Horror

The spirit of a deceased knight returns every 100 years to clean a house by graphically murdering the women who are making the life of his descendants unbearable.

Director: Paul Naschy | Stars: Paul Naschy, Julia Saly, Lola Gaos, Silvia Miró

Votes: 414

33. Revenge of the Dead (1983)

R | 89 min | Horror

Stefano, a young journalist, buys a used typewriter and accidentally sees that some text is still readable on the ribbon. He manages to reconstruct the story of a scientist, Paolo Zeder, ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Gabriele Lavia, Anne Canovas, Paola Tanziani, Cesare Barbetti

Votes: 1,662

34. Sole Survivor (1984)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

A lone survivor of a plane crash is haunted by a feeling unworthy of survival. Dead people start coming after her to collect her.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Anita Skinner, Kurt Johnson, Robin Davidson, Caren L. Larkey

Votes: 1,180

35. One Dark Night (1982)

PG | 89 min | Horror

As part of an initiation into a club called the Sisters, a young girl must spend the night in a mausoleum.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Meg Tilly, Melissa Newman, Robin Evans, Leslie Speights

Votes: 2,144

36. American Nightmare (1983)

R | 88 min | Horror, Crime, Thriller

A man investigates the disappearance of his sister with the help of her roommate. He uncovers a trail of prostitution, incest, blackmail...and murder.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Lawrence Day, Lora Staley, Neil Dainard, Lenore Zann

Votes: 337

37. The Demon Murder Case (1983 TV Movie)

97 min | Horror, Thriller

A young boy is taken over by demons who force him to commit murder.

Director: William Hale | Stars: Charles Fields, Liane Langland, Joyce Van Patten, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 161

38. Demon Is on the Island (1983)

102 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

On an island, things start going crazy as the islands house hold appliances go rouge. It's up to Dr. Gabrielle Martin to discover whats causing this evil, and much more.

Director: Francis Leroi | Stars: Anny Duperey, Jean-Claude Brialy, Pierre Santini, Gabriel Cattand

Votes: 213

39. Dracula of Exarcheia (1983)

87 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

A mad scientist creates the band Music Brigades from body parts of dead musicians.

Director: Nikos Zervos | Stars: Konstantinos Tzoumas, Tzimis Panousis, Vangelis Kotronis, Isavella Mavraki

Votes: 753

40. Eyes of Fire (1983)

R | 90 min | Horror, Western

A preacher is accused of adultery, and he and his followers are chased out of town. They become stranded in an isolated forest, which is haunted by the spirits of long dead Native Americans.

Director: Avery Crounse | Stars: Dennis Lipscomb, Guy Boyd, Rebecca Stanley, Sally Klein

Votes: 647

41. Lumaban ka, Satanas (1983)

90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

To fullfil his dead uncle's task and to save his kidnapped daughter, an ex-convict must go and fight a powerful but villainous magician. This fight would lead him eventually to a battle against Satan himself.

Director: Efren C. Piñon | Stars: Ramon Revilla, Elizabeth Oropesa, George Estregan, Paquito Diaz

Votes: 317

42. Mongrel (1983)

88 min | Horror

At a boarding house, a vicious dog gets loose from his chain and chews up a tenant's ass that was teasing him with a piece of raw meat. As a result, the dog is shot to death. Another tenant... See full summary »

Director: Robert A. Burns | Stars: Janis Dickerson, John Dodson, Terry Evans, Dennis Hill

Votes: 117

43. Screamtime (1983)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror

A trilogy of three improbable stories of horror and the supernatural are combined into this low budget thriller: "That's the Way to Do It," "Dreamhouse,," and "Do You Believe in Fairies?"

Directors: Michael Armstrong, Stanley A. Long | Stars: Vincent Russo, Michael Gordon, Marie Scinto, Kevin Smith

Votes: 668

44. Skullduggery (1983)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

Simply, Adam is a man who happens to come from a long line of men cursed. He succumbs to the curse, and basically goes on a killing spree.

Director: Ota Richter | Stars: David Calderisi, Wendy Crewson, Thom Haverstock, Pamela Boyd

Votes: 275

45. Sledgehammer (1983 Video)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

A young boy murders his mother and her lover with a hammer. Ten years later, a wave of teenage murders plagues the same area.

Director: David A. Prior | Stars: Ted Prior, Linda McGill, John Eastman, Janine Scheer

Votes: 394



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