80s Horror

80s Horror

Widely considered as the best decade for horror, on ARROW we have an immense selection of all of the very best 80s horror films, perfect for picking an old favourite, trying a film you’ve always meant to see, creating your own double bill or even making an all-nighter of it.

Unmatched 80s classics are all here for you, including Children of the Corn, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Phantasm, Hellraiser, House and Heathers; as well as instalments from Creepshow, Demons and The Hills Have Eyes; cult craziness you may not have discovered yet like Dead-End Drive-In, Effects, Hobgoblins and Blood Theatre; and smashing slashers like The Prey, Trapped Alive and The Edge of the Axe.

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80s Horror
  • Dead End Drive-In

    1986 • Australia • Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith

    One of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite directors, Brian Trenchard-Smith was a key figure in the Ozploitation movement, responsible for The Man from Hong Kong, Stunt Rock, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits… and dystopian cult classic Dead-End Drive In!

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  • Children of the Corn

    1984 • United States • Directed by Fritz Kiersch

    A young couple travelling cross-country find themselves stranded in the small town of Gatlin, where they meet a mysterious religious cult of children. With no adults in sight the terror brews as the new arrivals find the secrets of the prospering ...

  • Slumber Party Massacre II

    1987 • United States • Directed by Deborah Brock

    Courtney Bates, the younger sister of Valerie, and her friends go to their condo for a weekend getaway, but Courtney can't get rid of the haunting feeling that a supernatural rockabilly driller killer is coming to murder them all.

  • Re-Animator

    A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

  • Blood Rage

    What do you get if you combine Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), killer 80s synths and some of the most gruesome special effects in all of slasher history courtesy of Ed French (Terminator 2)? Why, it’s Blood Rage, of course! Twins Todd and Terry seem like...

  • House

    In the original House, William Katt (Carrie) stars as Roger Cobb, a horror novelist struggling to pen his next bestseller. When he inherits his great aunt’s creaky old mansion, Roger decides that he might just have found the ideal place in which to get some writing done. Unfortunately, the house’...

  • House II: The Second Story

    House II: The Second Story sees young Jesse (Arye Gross) moving into an old family mansion where his parents were mysteriously murdered years before. Plans for turning the place into a party pad are soon thwarted by the appearance of Jesse’s mummified Great Grandpa, his mystical crystal skull and...

  • Chopping Mall

    1986 • United States • Directed by Jim Wynorski

    A group of young shopping mall employees stay behind for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock-down before they can get out, the robot security system malfunctions, and goes on a killing spree.

  • C.H.U.D.

    1984 ・ United States ・ Directed by Douglas Cheek

    From the subterranean depths it crawls! Finally making its long-awaited debut on digital, director Douglas Cheek's cult '80s favorite C.H.U.D. is the ultimate underground movie experience.

    In downtown Manhattan, a police captain's hunt for his ...

  • Maniac

    1980 • United States • Directed by William Lustig

    Frank Zito (a career performance by writer/executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside h...

  • The Prowler

    1981 • United States • Directed by Joseph Zito

    At the graduation celebration held at an exclusive girl's school, a uniformed intruder commits violent acts against the partygoers. The khaki-clad maniac impales his unfortunate victims with a bayonet. This masterwork of stylish gore is one of the m...

  • Creepshow 2

    Titans of terror George A. Romero and Stephen King deliver yet another selection of blood-curdling tales in Creepshow 2, the follow-up to the 1982 horror classic. In "Old Chief Wood'nhead", a group of young hoodlums face retribution from an unlikely source after looting a local hardware store. Me...

  • Manhattan Baby

    1982 • Italy • Directed by Lucio Fulci

    A young girl on vacation in Egypt is given a mysterious charm, causing her archeologist father to be struck blind inside an unexplored pyramid tomb. But when the family returns home to Manhattan, a plague of supernatural evil and sudden violence follows. Ca...

  • Rawhead Rex

    1987 ・ United Kingdom ・ Directed by George Pavlou

    Adapted for the screen by acclaimed horror writer Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed) from his short story of the same name, Rawhead Rex sees a hulking, ancient demon tearing a bloody swathe across the Irish countryside.

    When an unsuspecting ...

  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    “Potent and poetic, mischievous and macabre, Borowczyk’s film shows how many imaginative worlds the horror movie can open up when the right artist holds the keys” (Nigel Andrews, Financial Times) It’s the engagement party for brilliant young Dr Henry Jekyll (Udo Kier) and his fiancée, the beautif...

  • Scared Stiff

    TV star Mary Page Keller ('Pretty Little Liars') appears alongside Andrew Stevens ('10 to Midnight', 'The Fury') as a couple terrorised by an age-old curse in this much-underrated late-80s offering from director Richard Friedman. Keller plays Kate Christopher, a singer who moves into an old colon...

  • The Black Cat

    From Italy's own Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci (Zombie, The Gates of Hell) comes The Black Cat - a gruesome re-imagining of the cliassic Edgar Allan Poe tale starring Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange) and Mimsy Farmer (The Perfume of the Lady in Black). When a young couple goes missing in a slee...

  • The Mutilator

    Although the slasher film was in decline by the mid-1980s, there were still some grisly delights to be had… and they don’t come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper’s sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator! When Ed receives a message from his father asking him to go and lock u...

  • Madhouse

    Helmed by legendary producer/director Ovidio Assonitis, the man behind such cult favourites as The Visitor and Piranha II: The Spawning, Madhouse is a crimson-soaked tale of sibling rivalry taken to a terrifying and bloody extreme. Julia has spent her entire adult life trying to forget the tormen...

  • Brain Damage

    Meet Elmer. He’s your local, friendly parasite with the ability to induce euphoric hallucinations in his hosts. But these LSD-like trips come with a hefty price tag. When young Brian comes under Elmer’s addictive spell, it’s not long before he finds himself scouring the city streets in search of ...

  • The Hills Have Eyes Part 2

    1984 • United States • Directed by Wes Craven

    The hills are once again alive with the sound of screaming in Wes Craven's hugely entertaining follow-up to his own groundbreaking 1977 'The Hills Have Eyes'. A motocross team on their way to trial a new super-fuel head out across the desert lead by ...

  • The Slayer

    Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her ...

  • The Initiation

    Kelly is looking forward to her sorority initiation with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. She's got every reason to be anxious considering the prank her sorority sisters have tasked her with: a late-night break-in at her father's department store. At first everything goes to plan, but on...

  • The Stuff

    Are you eating it...or is it eating you? The Stuff is the new dessert taking supermarket shelves by storm. It's delicious, low in calories and - better still - doesn't stain the family carpet... What's not to like?! Well, for a start it has a life of its own, and we're not talking friendly live b...