Aaaah! Can You Name These Horror Movies of the '80s From Just One Image?

By: J. Scott Wilson

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From Freddy Krueger to Jason Voorhees, the '80s gave us some of our most enduring horror franchises. See how well you remember these classics of the Scream Decade!

"A Nightmare on Elm Street" gave us razor-handed Freddy Krueger, one of the scariest villains in horror history. He haunted the dreams of his victims, and used his powers there to kill them in interesting ways.

Sam Raimi began a classic horror trilogy with "The Evil Dead." We met Ash, played by B-movie legend Bruce Campbell.

Poltergeist got right to heart of everyone's secret fears. It had clowns, a badly haunted house built on a graveyard and the titular malevolent spirit.

The plot of "The Evil Dead II" was essentially the same as the first one, but it's still fun. The third movie, "Army of Darkness," ups the weirdness to 11.

Stephen King is not a big fan of what Stanley Kubrick did with his book. However, you just can't argue with Jack Nicholson as the possessed Jack Torrance.

There are plenty of remakes that don't stand up to the original. This one is NOT one of those. The creature effects are outstanding, and Kurt Russell is at his gruff best.

Clive Barker was largely unknown in the U.S. before "Hellraiser" came out. Now, his particular talent for blood-drenched but brainy horror is very popular.

"Gremlins" was a film that worked on many levels. It was a cracking-good creature horror flick, but it was also packed with sly social commentary.

"Hellraiser II" gave us more hijinks with the puzzle box that opened the door to hell. The franchise has continued for many more movies, one even involving a space station that folded into the box!

"Re-Animator" has one of the greatest taglines in horror history. It reads, "Herbert West has a good head on his shoulders ... and another one in a dish on his desk!"

A hapless American tourist gets bitten by a werewolf in London and all hell breaks loose. This was one of several very stylish werewolf movies done in the '80s.

"From Beyond" was done by the same folks who did "Re-Animator." It was part of a small group of Lovecraft-inspired low-budget splatter flicks.

Teenage vampires were big in the '80s, too, and they didn't sparkle! This one had a bunch of hot young male actors sporting fangs.

Imagine that you find out your next-door neighbor is a vampire. That's the premise of this minor classic.

Jeff Goldblum has always been a bit of an odd-looking fellow. That went to the nth degree when he underwent the transformation into the Brundlefly.

"Day of the Dead" was the capstone of George A. Romero's original zombie trilogy. Most of what we see in zombie flicks today comes from his original vision.

If you hated the "possessed doll" movies of the '70s, this is not the movie for you. Giving Chucky the voice of Brad Dourif made him even more creepy.

"The Howling" was the king of the '80s stylish werewolf flicks. It's still a favorite at midnight movies around the country.

"The Return of the Living Dead" brought a sly sense of humor to the zombie genre. Two goofballs left on security duty accidentally release a gas that starts all the fun with the reanimated corpses. MORE BRAINS!

The success of "Friday the 13th" spawned a wave of "kids in the woods getting killed" horror flicks. This was one of the goriest of the bunch.

This Stephen King-penned anthology had a little something for everyone. King himself even starred in one segment as a bumpkin farmer who found a meteor full of "Meteor s**t!"

Adrienne Barbeau brought a little class to this small-town horror classic. Undead pirates looking for long-lost booty ... and killing along the way!

Pet Sematary is one of the better page-to-screen transitions of Stephen King's work. Fred Gwynne does an excellent job as Jud, the creepy neighbor across the street.

This is pretty much where the '80s horror explosion began. Jason Voorhees was an unstoppable killer, and the last scene of this first movie is still one of the best jump-scares in horror history.

"Near Dark" is something different: a vampire road-trip film. It was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who went on to Oscar glory with "The Hurt Locker."

"Aliens" is one of the most quotable movies in history. The creature in the movie, designed by H.R. Giger, was copied in dozens of other movies over the last three decades.

This horror comedy provided another take on the zombie genre. Alien parasites infected human hosts, leaving them with a taste for flesh.

This Bigfoot-themed low-budget horror movie has some Lovecraftian overtones. It had a cast of unknowns, who all pretty much stayed that way.

A passing comet scatters mysterious red dust on earth that kills just about everyone. The survivors try to survive attacks by creatures who survived the dusting but turned into (you guessed it) zombies!

"Halloween II" is the rare sequel that managed to keep the leads from the original movie. This time, the action begins in a mental hospital.

The '80s gave us teen-splatter horror based on an assortment of holidays. This one took the lover's holiday and added lots of gory death.

"Videodrome" was a techno-horror commentary on media obsession. It featured Debbie Harry, of Blondie, in a starring role.

In the annals of '80s horror monsters, "Pumpkinhead" was one of the most gruesome. Part scarecrow, part demon, he rampaged through several sequels.

Have you ever wished you could stare at someone and make their head explode? Well, probably not. But both the heroes and the villains in this one had that power. The movie features classic tough guy Michael Ironside in one of his best roles.

If you've ever stayed at a small, out-of-the-way motel, this movie will cure you of that. Crazed motel owners also run a sausage factory ... using their guests as meat!

Rarely does a horror movie make a car into a collector's item, but this one did. After it came out, Plymouth Furies became a hot commodity at car auctions.

Seemingly made to be a cult classic, "Killer Klowns" features aliens who come to earth in a ship that looks like a circus tent. They kill with things like exploding balloons and cotton candy that mummifies.

St. Bernards are usually thought of as friendly, brave, loyal dogs. Not so for the rabid Cujo, who terrorizes a mother and child through most of the movie.

Canadians made slasher flicks, too! This messy flick inexplicably featured iconic actor Glenn Ford and "Little House" star Melissa Sue Anderson.

Stephen King pretty much owned the '80s when it came to book adaptations. This one, based on a short story of his, has spawned a string of sequels.

The apex of high school life gets the slasher flick treatment here. Four kids responsible for an accidental death face gory retribution.

Conjoined twins haven't featured much in horror movies, with this being the exception. The villain carries his formerly conjoined twin around in the titular basket and they kill.

Kids digging in the backyard is cute, right? It's less cute when they inadvertently open the door to hell.

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper made some of the finest B movies of the '80s. In this one, he's one of the only people who can see the aliens who have come to hide among us.

Satellite TV was a new thing in the '80s, with giant satellite dishes showing up in many yards. This gave it the inevitable horror treatment, with evil aliens using a family's dish to tune in on their nightmares.

"Greatest American Hero" star William Katt took a turn in the horror bucket with this one. It's a great haunted house story with a sick sense of humor.

In this third installment, the plot took a twist. The kids in Freddy's dream world realized they had powers, too, and went on the attack!

You might think they're cute and fuzzy, but then they open their mouths full of razor-sharp teeth. This "Gremlins" knockoff did well in theaters.

Another Stephen King adaptation, "The Dead Zone" featured Christopher Walken in a rare non-evil role. He played a man given psychic powers after a coma.

This religion-themed splatter flick was made by horror genius John Carpenter. It featured Donald Pleasance in one of his creepiest roles.

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