Werewolf Movies Of The 80s

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Werewolf Movies Of The 80s

Thinking about Werewolf Movies Of The 80s, there is no limit to the creators who explored 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 1986 science fiction action horror film directed by James Cameron. The film follows Ellen Ripley, a survivor of a disastrous encounter with an alien species, as she reluctantly returns to planet LV-426 with a team of Colonial Marines to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the colony there. Once on the planet, they discover a hive-like society of aliens, which forces them into a desperate battle for survival. With the help of a fiercely determined android named Bishop, Ripley and the marines must fight for their lives against the alien Queen and her minions in order to save the colonists and get off the planet alive.

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 science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter. The film follows a group of American researchers in Antarctica who find themselves under attack by a shape-shifting alien life form, which has the ability to imitate and assimilate any living organism it comes into contact with. As the researchers battle the alien, tension and paranoia grow amongst them as they try to determine who is still human and who has been assimilated by the creature. In the end, the survivors must band together to defeat the alien and prevent it from spreading to the rest 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 an action-thriller film released in 1987, directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse Ventura. In the film, a team of commandos, led by Dutch (Schwarzenegger), is sent on a mission in Central America to rescue hostages held by guerrilla fighters. However, they soon discover that they are being hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior—the Predator—who is stalking them through the jungle. As they fight for their lives, Dutch and his team must make a desperate attempt to outwit the Predator and survive its relentless pursuit.

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 follows the story of Ash Williams, a young man who is forced to confront a horde of evil deadites after he is transported back to the infamous cabin in the woods. The film picks up where the original Evil Dead left off, with Ash and his girlfriend Linda being attacked by the undead. After Linda is killed, Ash is sucked into an alternate universe where he is forced to battle the deadites and their leader, the powerful demon known as "Deadite". Ash must use his wits and a variety of improvised weapons to survive the onslaught of the Deadite horde. Along the way he meets several allies, including his own possessed hand and a mysterious old man. Eventually Ash discovers that he must take on the Deadites head-on and confront the Demon himself in order to save the world from their evil. With the help of his friends, Ash is able to defeat the Demon and restore peace to the land.

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 (1986) is a horror/science fiction film directed by David Cronenberg about a scientist, Seth Brundle, who accidentally merges himself with a fly after a failed teleportation experiment. Brundle begins to exhibit strange abilities, including increased strength and the ability to climb up walls and ceilings, as a result of his fusion with the fly. He also begins to slowly transform into a horrific fly-human hybrid, which ultimately leads to his demise. The film follows Brundle's descent into madness as he tries to reconcile his new powers and his deteriorating physical condition, while also trying to save the woman he loves from a similar fate.

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 classic horror-comedy film from 1981 directed by John Landis. The movie follows the story of two American students, David and Jack, who are backpacking through the British countryside. While exploring the moors, they're attacked by a werewolf, leaving Jack dead and David injured. David is taken to a London hospital, but his physical wounds are nothing compared to the psychological trauma he suffers. He is plagued by horrific nightmares and eventually realizes that he is turning into a werewolf. As the transformation progresses, David must find a way to contain the creature within him before it destroys everyone he loves. With its blend of dark humor and classic horror movie tropes, An American Werewolf in London remains a beloved cult classic.

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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