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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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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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Re-Animator Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale

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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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Once Bitten Jim Carrey, Megan Mullally, Lauren Hutton

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Trioxin245 added Ghoulies Mariska Hargitay, Jack Nance, Lisa Pelikan

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The Stuff Abe Vigoda, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello

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The Mutilator Matt Mitler, Frances Raines, Jack Chatham

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

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Creepers Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Patrick Bauchau

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Lifeforce Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

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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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Daemon Susannah York, Lisa J. Bloch, Bert Parnaby

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Nail Gun Massacre John Price, Rocky Patterson, Thom Meyers

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What Waits Below Timothy Bottoms, Richard Johnson, Robert Powell

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Blackout is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1985
Blackout David Carradine, Richard Widmark, Kathleen Quinlan

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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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Gakidama

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The Bad Seed David Carradine, Lynn Redgrave, Chad Allen

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After Darkness John Hurt

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Eternal Evil Karen Black, Lois Maxwell, Ron Lea - 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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Bits and Pieces Tally Chanel, Sheila Lussier, Thomas L. Callaway

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

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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 Ripper Tom Savini

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

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

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The New Kids James Spader, Lori Loughlin, Eric Stoltz

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

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Joey Axel Berg

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

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Guinea Pig: Devil's Experiment

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Sheng si xian

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Fright Show Jim Lefebvre, John Carl Buechler, Eddie Brill

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White Slave Elvire Audray, Will Gonzales, Alma Vernon

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Silip: Daughters of Eve Maria Isabel Lopez, Mark Joseph, Sarsi Emmanuelle

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

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Blood Cult Julie Andelman, James Vance, Charles Ellis

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Doña Lupe Josefina Gonzalez de Silva, José Luis Vallejo