Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies of 1980  

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List of the best 1980 horror movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. All types of scary movies are represented below, including thrillers, slashers, gore, psychological horror films and more. These are all the horror movies that defined the year 1980, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different movies, including The Shining and Friday the 13th. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1980, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers
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39 12
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Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer
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21 11
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Tom Welling
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10 6
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Alida Valli, Veronica Laz─âr, Eleonora Giorgi
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13 10
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Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Dennis Franz
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10 7
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Vanity, David Copperfield
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8 6
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Caroline Munro, Tom Savini, Sharon Mitchell
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8 6
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Lucio Fulci, Christopher George, Catriona MacColl
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15 14
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow, Leslie Nielsen
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9 8
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George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas, Barry Morse
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8 7
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Night of the Demon Lynn Eastman, Joy Allen, Bob Collins
12
8 7
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Rory Calhoun, Wolfman Jack, Paul Linke
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6 5
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Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Bob Balaban
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10 10
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Ruggero Deodato, Luca Barbareschi, Robert Kerman
15
5 5
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The Attic Ray Milland, Frances Bay, Carrie Snodgress
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4 4
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Jeffrey DeMunn, Mark Margolis, Peter Friedman
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4 4
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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8 9
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Dean Jagger, Sydney Lassick, Robert Forster
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5 6
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David Hess, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle
20
5 6
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Dan Grimaldi, Robert Osth, Ruth Dardick
21
3 4
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Mel Ferrer, Francisco Rabal, Hugo Stiglitz
22
7 9
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John Saxon, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Elizabeth Turner
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4 6
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John Carradine, Suzanna Love
24
3 5
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Tisa Farrow, Serena Grandi, George Eastman
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6 9
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Charlton Heston, Ian McDiarmid, Stephanie Zimbalist