List of horror films of 1980

A list of horror films released in 1980.

Title Director(s) Cast Country Notes Ref.
Alien Dead Fred Olen Ray United States [1]
Alligator Lewis Teague Robert Forster, Robin Riker United States [2]
Altered States Ken Russell William Hurt, Drew Barrymore, Francis X. McCarthy United States [3]
Antropophagus Joe D'Amato George Eastman, Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone Italy
Alternative title(s)
  • Antropophagus
  • The Grim Reaper
  • Man Eater
  • The Savage Island
[4]
The Attic George Edwards Carrie Snodgress, Ray Milland, Rosemary Murphy United States [5]
The Awakening Mike Newell Charlton Heston, Susannah York, Jill Townsend United States
United Kingdom
[6]
The Babysitter Peter Medak Patty Duke, William Shatner United States Television film [7]
Beyond Evil Herb Freed John Saxon, Lynda Day George, Michael Dante United States [8]
The Boogeyman Ulli Lommel Suzanna Love, John Carradine, Felicite Morgan United States [9]
Cannibal Apocalypse Antonio Margheriti Giovanni Lombardo Radice, John Saxon, Wallace Wilkinson Italy
Spain
[10]
Cannibal Holocaust Ruggero Deodato Robert Kerman, Carl Gabriel Yorke, Francesca Ciardi Italy [11]
Cardiac Arrest Murray Mintz Max Gail, Gary Goodrow, Mike Paul Chan United States
The Changeling Peter Medak George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas Canada [12]
The Children Max Kalmanowicz Martin Shakar, Gil Rogers United States [13]
Christmas Evil Lewis Jackson Brandon Maggart, Gus Salud, Jeffrey DeMunn United States [14]
City of the Living Dead Lucio Fulci Christopher George, Catriona MacColl, Michele Soavi Italy [15]
Contamination Luigi Cozzi Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé, Italy
West Germany
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb Philip Leacock Eva Marie Saint, Raymond Burr United Kingdom
United States
Television film [16]
Death Ship Alvin Rakoff George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso United Kingdom
Canada
[17]
Demented Arthur Jeffreys Sallee Elyse, Harry Reems United States [18]
Don't Answer the Phone! Robert Hammer James Westmoreland, Flo Gerrish, Ben Frank United States [19]
Don't Go in the House Joseph Ellison Dan Grimaldi, Robert Osth, Ruth Dardick United States [20]
Dressed to Kill Brian De Palma Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen United States

[21]

Eaten Alive! Umberto Lenzi Janet Agren, Mel Ferrer, Ivan Rassimov Italy
Spain
[22]
Effects Dusty Nelson Joseph Pilato, Susan Chapek, John Harrison United States
Alternative title(s)
  • 'Death's Director
  • The Manipulator
[23]
Encounters of the Spooky Kind Sammo Hung Sammo Hung, Chung Fat, Chan Lung Hong Kong [24]
Erotic Nights of the Living Dead Joe D'Amato Laura Gemser Italy [25]
Fade to Black Vernon Zimmerman Dennis Christopher, Linda Kerridge, Tim Thomerson United States [26]
The Fog John Carpenter Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook, Janet Leigh United States [27]
Friday the 13th Sean S. Cunningham Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby United States [28]
Funeral Home William Fruet Lesleh Donaldson, Kay Hawtrey Canada
Alternative title(s)
  • Cries in the Night
[29]
The Godsend Gabrielle Beaumont Malcolm Stoddard, Cyd Hayman, Angela Pleasence United Kingdom [30]
The Haunting of M. Anna Thomas Jo Scott Matthews, Nini Pitt, Isolde Cazelet United States [31]
He Knows You're Alone Armand Mastroianni Don Scardino, Caitlin O'Heaney, Elizabeth Kemp, Tom Hanks United States [32]
The Hearse George Bowers Trish Van Devere, Joseph Cotten, David Gautreaux United States [33]
Hell of the Living Dead Bruno Mattei Margit Evelyn Newton, Franco Giraldi, Selan Karay Italy
Spain
[34]
The House on the Edge of the Park Ruggero Deodato David Hess, Annie Belle, Christian Borromeo Italy [35]
Humanoids from the Deep Barbara Peters Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow United States [36]
Inferno Dario Argento Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi Italy [37]
Island Claws Hernan Cardenas Robert Lansing, Steve Hanks United States [38]
Long Island Cannibal Massacre Nathan Schiff John Smihula, Fred Borges, Michael Siegal United States [39]
Lost Souls Mou Tun-fe Yen Hung, Chen Ming, Chan Shen Hong Kong [40]
Macabre Lamberto Bava Bernice Stegers, Veronica Zinny, Stanko Molnar Italy [41]
Mama Dracula Boris Szulzinger Louise Fletcher, Maria Schneider, Marc-Henri Wajnberg Belgium [42]
Maniac William Lustig Joe Spinell, Fred Borges United States [43]
The Monster Club Roy Ward Baker Vincent Price, Donald Pleasence, John Carradine United Kingdom [44]
Motel Hell Kevin Connor Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons United States [45]
Mother's Day Charles S. Kaufman Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Tiana Pierce United States [46]
New Years Evil Emmett Alston Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Chris Wallace United States [47]
Night of Death Raphaël Delpard Ernest Menzer, Denise Montréal, Betty Beckers France [48]
Night of the Demon James C. Watson Joy Allen, Bob Collins United States [49]
The Night of the Hunted Jean Rollin Brigitte Lahaie, Rachel Mhas, Vincent Gardère France [50]
Nightmare City Umberto Lenzi Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio Italy
Mexico
Spain
Alternative title(s)
  • City of the Walking Dead
  • Invasion by the Atomic Zombies
  • Invasion de los zombies atómicos
[51]
Nightmares John D. Lamond Jenny Neumann, Gary Sweet Australia
Alternative title(s)
  • Stage Fright
[52]
The Other Hell Bruno Mattei Franca Stoppi, Carlo De Mejo, Francesca Carmeno Italy
Patrick Still Lives Mario Landi Gianni Dei, Franco Silva, Mariangela Giordano Italy [53]
Prom Night Paul Lynch Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens Canada [54]
Return of the Wolfman Paul Naschy Paul Naschy, Julia Saly, Silvia Aguilar Spain [55]
Schizoid D. Paulson Klaus Kinski, Marianna Hill United States [56]
Sex and Black Magic Joe D'Amato Nieves Navarro, Lucia Ramirez, Richard Harrison Dominican Republic
Italy
[57]
The Shining Stanley Kubrick Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd United States
United Kingdom
[58]
Terror Train Roger Spottiswoode Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner Canada [59]
To All a Good Night David Hess Jennifer Runyon, Forrest Swanson, Linda Gentile United States [60]
Toxic Zombies Chuck McCrann Chuck McCrann, Beverly Shapiro, Dennis Helfend United States [61]
The Unseen Danny Steinmann Barbara Bach, Sidney Lassick, Stephen Furst United States [62]
The Watcher in the Woods John Hough, Vincent McEveety Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards United States [63]
We're Going to Eat You Tsui Hark Han Kuo Tsai, Kao Hsiung, Mel Wong Hong Kong [64]
Windows Gordon Willis Talia Shire, Joe Cortese, Elizabeth Ashley United States [65]
Without Warning Greydon Clark Jack Palance, Martin Landau United States [66]
Zombie Holocaust Marino Girolami, Francesco Martino] Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Cole, Sherry Buchanan Italy [67]

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