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Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies of 1985  

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List of the best 1985 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 1985, 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.

Everything from Fright Night to Teen Wolf is included on this list. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1985, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Day of the Dead Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy, Terry Alexander

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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1985
Fright Night Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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The Return of the Living Dead Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

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Demons Lamberto Bava, Michele Soavi, Urbano Barberini - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Robert Englund, Hope Lange, Clu Gulager

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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning Corey Feldman, Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.

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The Hills Have Eyes Part II Michael Berryman, Penny Johnson, John Laughlin

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The Toxic Avenger Marisa Tomei, Mitch Cohen, R. L. Ryan - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Silver Bullet Gary Busey, Corey Haim, Terry O'Quinn

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Cat's Eye Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Charles S. Dutton

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Once Bitten Jim Carrey, Megan Mullally, Lauren Hutton

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Re-Animator Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale

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The Stuff Abe Vigoda, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello

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Trioxin245 added Ghoulies Mariska Hargitay, Jack Nance, Lisa Pelikan

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Transylvania 6-5000 Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jeffrey Jones

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The Mutilator Matt Mitler, Frances Raines, Jack Chatham

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Blackout is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1985
Blackout David Carradine, Richard Widmark, Kathleen Quinlan

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Creature Klaus Kinski, Wendy Schaal, Diane Salinger - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Alien Predator Lynn-Holly Johnson, Dennis Christopher, Martin Hewitt

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Teen Wolf Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton

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Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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Night Train to Terror Cameron Mitchell, Richard Moll, Marc Lawrence

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Wes Craven's Chiller Paul Sorvino, Beatrice Straight, Jill Schoelen

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Confessions of a Serial Killer Robert A. Burns

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Faces of Death III

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Boggy Creek II: And The Legend Continues Charles B. Pierce, Serene Hedin, Jimmy Clem

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Vampire Hunter D Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

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Terror and Black Lace Maribel Guardia, Gonzalo Vega, Claudio Obregón

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Pillai Nila Radhika Sarathkumar, Shalini Kumar, Jaishankar

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What Waits Below Timothy Bottoms, Richard Johnson, Robert Powell

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Nail Gun Massacre John Price, Rocky Patterson, Thom Meyers

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Creepers Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Patrick Bauchau

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Daemon Susannah York, Lisa J. Bloch, Bert Parnaby

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Lifeforce Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

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Deadly Intruder Danny Bonaduce, Stuart Whitman, Steve Perry

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The Oracle Irma St. Paule, Dan Lutzky, Pam La Testa

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Eternal Evil Karen Black, Lois Maxwell, Ron Lea - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Bad Seed David Carradine, Lynn Redgrave, Chad Allen

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Female Murderer without Head Kim Hae-sook, Son Jeon, Guk Jeong-Hwan

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Gakidama

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After Darkness John Hurt

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Joey Axel Berg

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The Ripper Tom Savini

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Titus Andronicus Eileen Atkins, Edward Hardwicke, Trevor Peacock - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The New Kids James Spader, Lori Loughlin, Eric Stoltz

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Bits and Pieces Tally Chanel, Sheila Lussier, Thomas L. Callaway

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The Doctor and the Devils Patrick Stewart, Timothy Dalton, Twiggy

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Horror House on Highway Five Ronald Reagan, Max Manthey, Phil Therrien

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