Horror Movies from 1986

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1. The Fly (1986)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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79 Metascore

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Votes: 133,524 | Gross: $40.46M

2. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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86 Metascore

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 554,374 | Gross: $85.16M

3. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, Kerry Noonan

Votes: 29,617 | Gross: $19.47M

4. From Beyond (1986)

R | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

Votes: 17,393 | Gross: $1.26M

5. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Unrated | 83 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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80 Metascore

Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity.

Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles, Mary Demas

Votes: 26,077 | Gross: $0.61M

6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley

Votes: 22,169 | Gross: $8.03M

7. Night of the Creeps (1986)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow

Votes: 16,585 | Gross: $0.59M

8. TerrorVision (1986)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Diane Franklin, Mary Woronov, Gerrit Graham, Chad Allen

Votes: 4,823 | Gross: $0.32M

9. The Hitcher (1986)

R | 97 min | Thriller

7.3
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A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 36,953 | Gross: $5.84M

10. House (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

Votes: 19,086 | Gross: $19.44M

11. Maximum Overdrive (1986)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.4
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24 Metascore

A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

Director: Stephen King | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 25,530 | Gross: $7.43M

12. Critters (1986)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A group of small, furry aliens makes lunch out of the locals in a farming town.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush, Scott Grimes

Votes: 26,131 | Gross: $13.17M

13. April Fool's Day (1986)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend.

Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Deborah Foreman, Griffin O'Neal, Clayton Rohner, Jay Baker

Votes: 11,702 | Gross: $12.95M

14. Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker.

Directors: Richard W. Haines, Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Janelle Brady, Gil Brenton, Robert Prichard, Pat Ryan

Votes: 6,662

15. Demons 2 (1986)

R | 88 min | Horror

6.0
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A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: David Edwin Knight, Nancy Brilli, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Bobby Rhodes

Votes: 7,221

16. Slaughter High (1986)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.2
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Eight people are invited to their old high school for their ten-year reunion where a fellow former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is out to seek revenge.

Directors: George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Mackenzie Litten | Stars: Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore, Carmine Iannaccone, Donna Yeager

Votes: 4,105

17. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror

5.7
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The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, Oliver Robins

Votes: 21,177 | Gross: $41.00M

18. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.9
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81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 54,510 | Gross: $38.75M

19. Deadly Friend (1986)

R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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After his friend is killed by her abusive father, the new kid in town attempts to save her by implanting robotic microchips into her brain.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Matthew Labyorteaux, Kristy Swanson, Michael Sharrett, Anne Twomey

Votes: 5,580 | Gross: $8.99M

20. Dead End Drive-In (1986)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.0
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In the near future, a teenage couple are trapped in a drive-in theater which has become a concentration camp for social outcasts. The inmates are treated to drugs, exploitation films, junk food, and new wave music.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford, Wilbur Wilde

Votes: 2,014

21. Chopping Mall (1986)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high-tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, Russell Todd, Karrie Emerson

Votes: 7,527

22. Psycho III (1986)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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Norman Bates falls in love with a fallen nun who stays at the Bates Motel alongside a drifter and a curious reporter. Meanwhile, "mother" is still watching.

Director: Anthony Perkins | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell

Votes: 10,307 | Gross: $14.48M

23. Troll (1986)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.4
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A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will return him to his human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives.

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Shelley Hack, Noah Hathaway, Jenny Beck

Votes: 7,728 | Gross: $5.45M

24. Gothic (1986)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.8
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The Shelleys visit Lord Byron and compete to write a horror story.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Natasha Richardson, Myriam Cyr

Votes: 6,005 | Gross: $0.92M

25. Deadtime Stories (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

4.6
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A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories - about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and "Goldi Lox" and the three bears.

Director: Jeffrey Delman | Stars: Scott Valentine, Nicole Picard, Matt Mitler, Cathryn de Prume

Votes: 1,018 | Gross: $2.75M

26. Trick or Treat (1986)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

5.8
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Sammi Curr was an infamous rock star who died under mysterious circumstances. Now, he wants to come back to life. Doing so requires possessing radio waves and automobiles, and making a few human sacrifices.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant

Votes: 4,746 | Gross: $6.80M

27. Killer Workout (1987)

R | 85 min | Horror

4.8
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Two years ago, a young woman named Valerie was burned after entering a tanning salon. Now, her twin sister, Rhonda, runs a local gym where, all of a sudden, people are being murdered.

Director: David A. Prior | Stars: Marcia Karr, David Campbell, Fritz Matthews, Ted Prior

Votes: 1,054

28. Witchboard (1986)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Friends playing with an Ouija board at a late-night party unleash a demonic spirit who begins hunting them.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Todd Allen, Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols, Kathleen Wilhoite

Votes: 4,869 | Gross: $7.37M

29. Sorority House Massacre (1986)

R | 74 min | Horror

4.4
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College student Beth and her sorority sisters are stalked by an escaped psychopathic killer who shares a strange telepathic link with her.

Director: Carol Frank | Stars: Angela O'Neill, Wendy Martel, Pamela Ross, Nicole Rio

Votes: 1,964

30. Vamp (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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Two fraternity pledges travel to a sleazy bar in search of a stripper for their college friends, unaware it is occupied by vampires.

Director: Richard Wenk | Stars: Chris Makepeace, Sandy Baron, Robert Rusler, Dedee Pfeiffer

Votes: 4,012 | Gross: $4.94M

31. Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1983)

R | 95 min | Horror

4.4
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After several years in an insane asylum, Evelyn, the keeper of the Mountaintop Motel, is released and resumes doing business. She kills her young charge out of anger, but convinces the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McCullough Sr. | Stars: Bill Thurman, Anna Chappell, Will Mitchell, Virginia Loridans

Votes: 960

32. Entrails of a Virgin (1986)

72 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.3
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Members of a film crew making a soft core porn are dismembered by a demon in a warehouse.

Director: Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu | Stars: Saeko Kizuki, Naomi Hagio, Megumi Kawashima, Osamu Tsuruoka

Votes: 850

33. Dark Age (1987)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror

6.1
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In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile that has been killing and eating the local populace. During the hunt, one of the guides... See full summary »

Director: Arch Nicholson | Stars: John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill, Max Phipps, Burnham Burnham

Votes: 567

34. Link (1986)

R | 103 min | Horror

5.9
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A zoology student must try to outsmart a murderous and super-intelligent orangutan.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Terence Stamp, Elisabeth Shue, Steven Finch, Richard Garnett

Votes: 2,117 | Gross: $1.72M

35. Bijo no harawata (1986)

68 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.2
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A tortured and raped young girl mutates into a penis-headed demon and mutilates her captors.

Director: Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu | Stars: Megumi Ozawa, Ayako Ishii, Seira Kitagawa, Ken Yoshizawa

Votes: 521

36. Escapes (1986 TV Movie)

72 min | Drama, Horror

4.7
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An anthology of five tales of terror, each originally produced for video. The titles are "Something's Fishy," "Coffee Break," "Who's There," "Jonah's Dream," and "Think Twice."

Director: David Steensland | Stars: Vincent Price, Todd Fulton, Jerry Grisham, Michael Patton-Hall

Votes: 138

37. Invaders from Mars (1986)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman

Votes: 6,107 | Gross: $4.88M

38. Neon Maniacs (1986)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them.

Director: Joseph Mangine | Stars: Clyde Hayes, Leilani Sarelle, Donna Locke, Victor Brandt

Votes: 1,511

39. The Wraith (1986)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Horror, Romance

5.9
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39 Metascore

A mysterious figure suddenly appears to challenge a gang of motorhead thugs.

Director: Mike Marvin | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid

Votes: 11,970 | Gross: $3.50M

40. Moon in Scorpio (1987)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

3.5
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Ex-soldiers on a yachting trip run into the ghosts of victims of a massacre.

Director: Gary Graver | Stars: Britt Ekland, John Phillip Law, William Smith, Lewis Van Bergen

Votes: 175

41. Shadows Run Black (1984)

88 min | Crime, Horror

3.3
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A detective investigates a series of killings committed by a serial killer known as "The Black Angel." He begins to suspect that it might not be just a random group of murders.

Director: Howard Heard | Stars: Elizabeth Trosper, William J. Kulzer, Shea Porter, George Engelson

Votes: 294

42. Murderlust (1985)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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A serial killer, who is actually a handsome Sunday school teacher, abducts young women and disposes their bodies in the Mojave Desert.

Director: Donald M. Jones | Stars: Eli Rich, Rochelle Taylor, Dennis Gannon, Bonnie Sikowitz

Votes: 114

43. The Vindicator (1986)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.1
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An employee of a secret company operation becomes the victim of the company's special weapons project. He is transformed into a robotic killing machine that, because of his programming must... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Lord | Stars: David McIlwraith, Teri Austin, Richard Cox, Pam Grier

Votes: 609

44. Spookies (1986)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

5.1
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A sorcerer tries to sacrifice a group of people inside his house with the intention of using their vitality to keep his wife alive.

Directors: Genie Joseph, Thomas Doran, Brendan Faulkner | Stars: Felix Ward, Maria Pechukas, Dan Scott, Alec Nemser

Votes: 1,475

45. Terror at Tenkiller (1986)

87 min | Horror, Thriller

3.0
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Leslie and Janna are a couple of attractive young ladies who decide to go on vacation at a remote cabin in the woods. However, things go nightmarishly awry after a dangerous maniac shows up... See full summary »

Director: Ken Meyer | Stars: Michael Shamus Wiles, Stacy Logan, Michelle Merchant, Dale Buckmaster

Votes: 317

46. Morirai a mezzanotte (1986)

88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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A man becomes aware that his wife has been having an affair resulting in a violent argument. Shortly afterward she is murdered and he becomes the chief suspect.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Valeria D'Obici, Leonardo Treviglio, Paolo Malco, Lara Wendel

Votes: 421

47. Zombie Nightmare (1987)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror

2.3
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After a young man is killed by a gang of rampant teenagers, he is resurrected by a voodoo priestess so he can avenge his death.

Director: Jack Bravman | Stars: Adam West, Jon Mikl Thor, Tia Carrere, Manuska Rigaud

Votes: 2,714

48. Killer Party (1986)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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In order to join a sorority, three friends go to a hazing party in an old house where a sadistic bloodthirsty demonic spirit is lying in wait.

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Martin Hewitt, Ralph Seymour, Elaine Wilkes, Paul Bartel

Votes: 1,310 | Gross: $0.68M

49. The Abomination (1986)

100 min | Horror

3.9
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An old woman coughs up what she believes to be a tumor. While asleep, the thing crawls inside of her son and reproduces inside him, then causes him to go on a killing spree to feed it.

Director: Bret McCormick | Stars: Scott Davis, Jude Johnson, Blue Thompson, Brad McCormick

Votes: 459

50. Night Ripper! (1986 Video)

86 min | Horror

4.4
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A maniac stalks and kills models.

Director: Jeff Hathcock | Stars: James Hansen, April Anne, Larry Thomas, Danielle Louis

Votes: 85

51. Screamtime (1983)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror

4.8
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Compilation of three short horror films: "That's The Way To Do It", "Dreamhouse" and "Do You Believe In Fairies?" plus some new linking material.

Directors: Michael Armstrong, Stanley A. Long | Stars: Vincent Russo, Michael Gordon, Marie Scinto, Kevin Smith

Votes: 587

52. Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

5.7
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Mike Strauber catches his wife Sharon in bed with his best friend Jerry. He gets mad and takes off to embark on an adventure of murder and self-mutilation in demented games of truth or dare.

Director: Tim Ritter | Stars: John Brace, Mary Fanaro, Bruce Gold, A.J. McLean

Votes: 465