Werewolf Movies In The 80s

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Werewolf Movies In The 80s

For Werewolf Movies In The 80s, there is no limit to the directors reporting on this idea. Here are 25 of the best ones.

Aliens (1986)

Aliens
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser
Rated R

Aliens is a science fiction action horror film directed by James Cameron and released in 1986. It is the sequel to the 1979 film Alien. In the film, Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is revived after drifting in space for 57 years. She is asked to investigate a distress signal coming from the planet on which her crew first encountered the alien species. In an effort to save the survivors of the colony, Ripley teams up with Marines and a robot to battle the aliens. The group discovers a hive of alien eggs and have to battle their way through several alien attacks. In the end, Ripley is the only survivor and successfully destroys the alien species.

The Thing (1982)

The Thing
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From John Carpenter, starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur
Rated R

The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter. It is the second installment of Carpenter's Apocalypse Trilogy. The film stars Kurt Russell as the lead, R.J. MacReady, an American helicopter pilot stationed in Antarctica. When a spaceship crash lands near their camp, they soon discover that the alien life form has the ability to shape-shift and assimilate other organisms. As the team is forced to combat the unstoppable creature, they soon come to realize that the only way to survive is to stay one step ahead of it. As paranoia sets in, the group must face the fact that any one of them could be taken over by the Thing at any moment. In the end, only MacReady and the Thing are left alive, and they are locked in a deadly battle of wits to decide the fate of the world.

Predator (1987)

Predator
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From John McTiernan, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo
Rated R

Predator is a 1987 sci-fi action film directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The story follows a team of elite commandos sent on a mission to rescue hostages in a Central American jungle. Unbeknownst to them, they are being stalked by a technologically advanced, extraterrestrial hunter, the Predator. As the commandos hunt their way through the jungle, they find themselves in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the Predator, a relentless and merciless killing machine. In the end, it’s a battle of wills and wits as the team struggles to survive and outwit the Predator.

Evil Dead II (1987)

Evil Dead II
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva
Rated R

Evil Dead II is a 1987 horror comedy directed by Sam Raimi. The film is a sequel to the original Evil Dead, and follows the same protagonist, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell). After the events of the first film, Ash finds himself in a cabin in the woods and is soon possessed by evil spirits. He fights off the forces of evil with a chainsaw and shotgun, and eventually defeats them with the help of a mysterious force. The film also features a humorous and darkly comic tone, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest horror films ever made.

The Fly (1986)

The Fly
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From David Cronenberg, starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel
Rated R

The Fly is a classic horror/science fiction film directed by David Cronenberg. It stars Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist who is working on a revolutionary teleportation device. When a common housefly accidentally gets caught in the device along with him during a test, its genetic code is merged with his, transforming Seth into a human/fly hybrid with deadly and unpredictable consequences. As his transformation progresses, he descends further and further into madness and monstrosity, even as the woman he loves, Veronica (Geena Davis), desperately tries to find a way to save him.

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

An American Werewolf in London
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Landis, starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne
Rated R

An American Werewolf in London is a horror-comedy about two American college students, David and Jack, who are traveling through England when they are attacked by a werewolf. David survives the attack, but is cursed with lycanthropy. As he slowly turns into a werewolf, David is haunted by horrific visions and tormented by the murder of his friend Jack. In a desperate attempt to break the curse and save himself, David seeks out the help of an eccentric old man. Eventually, he learns that only an act of true love can save him from his cursed fate.

The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker
Rated NC-17

Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Joe Dante, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie
Rated PG

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

The Return of the Living Dead
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Dan O'Bannon, starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews
Rated R

Re-Animator (1985)

Re-Animator
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Stuart Gordon, starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale
Rated Unrated

They Live (1988)

They Live
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Carpenter, starring Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower
Rated R

The Lost Boys (1987)

The Lost Boys
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Joel Schumacher, starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes
Rated R

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Little Shop of Horrors
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Frank Oz, starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs
Rated PG-13

Day of the Dead (1985)

Day of the Dead
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From George A. Romero, starring Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy
Rated Not Rated

The Hidden (1987)

The Hidden
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jack Sholder, starring Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian, Clarence Felder
Rated R

Fright Night (1985)

Fright Night
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Tom Holland, starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall
Rated R

The Monster Squad (1987)

The Monster Squad
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Fred Dekker, starring Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr
Rated PG-13

Hellraiser (1987)

Hellraiser
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Clive Barker, starring Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman
Rated R

Near Dark (1987)

Near Dark
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Kathryn Bigelow, starring Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton
Rated R

Altered States (1980)

Altered States
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ken Russell, starring William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid
Rated R

Creepshow (1982)

Creepshow
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From George A. Romero, starring Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall
Rated R

The Fog (1980)

The Fog
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From John Carpenter, starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman
Rated R

Phenomena (1985)

Phenomena
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Dario Argento, starring Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Dalila Di Lazzaro
Rated R

The Company of Wolves (1984)

The Company of Wolves
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Neil Jordan, starring Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Graham Crowden
Rated R

Demons (1985)

Demons
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Lamberto Bava, starring Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Fiore Argento
Rated Not Rated

 



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