Nightmares – Australia, 1980

‘Screams of terror… silenced only by the splintering of glass!’ Nightmares – aka Stage Fright – is a 1980 Australian horror film, co-produced and directed by John D. Lamond from a screenplay by …

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Inferno – Italy, 1980 – reviews

Inferno is a 1980 Italian supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Dario Argento. The movie stars Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle, Eleonora Giorgi, Sacha Pitoeff, Daria Nicolodi, Alida Valli and …

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Island Claws – USA, 1980

‘A terrifying creation of the nuclear age!’ Island Claws – aka Giant Claws – is a 1980 American horror feature film directed by Herman Cardenas and starring Robert Lansing (4D Man; Empire of the …

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Mother’s Day – USA, 1980 – reviews

Mother’s Day is a 1980 American horror thriller film, directed, co-written and produced by Charles Kaufman, brother of Troma Entertainment co-founder Lloyd Kaufman, who served as an associate producer for …

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Prom Night – Canada, 1980 – reviews

‘If you’re not back by midnight… you won’t be coming home!’ Prom Night is a 1980 American/Canadian slasher film directed by Paul Lynch and starring Leslie Nielsen (Grizzly; Repossessed) and Jamie Lee Curtis. The original music score was …

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Slither – novel by John Halkin

Slither is a horror novel by British author John Halkin, first published in 1980 by Hamlyn Paperbacks. It is not connected to the 2006 film of the same title. The …

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Dressed to Kill – USA, 1980 – reviews

Dressed to Kill is a 1980 horror thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma  (Phantom of the Paradise, Carrie, The Fury). It focuses on the murder of a housewife and an investigation involving a young prostitute who witnessed the …

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The Being – USA, 1980 – reviews

The Being is a 1980 science fiction horror feature film written and directed by Jackie Kong (Blood Diner) and produced by William Osco (Flesh Gordon), who also plays the local …

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Gre-Gory, Big Bad Vampire Bat – toy

Gre-Gory, Big Bad Vampire Bat, was a Mattel company creation from 1980, designed to appeal to horror-obsessed youngsters or to those with a fondness for large rubber bats. Once you’ve come …

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Satan’s Slave – Indonesia, 1980

Satan’s Slave – original title: Pengabdi Setan (translation: “Devoted to Satan”) – is a 1980 Indonesian horror film directed by Sisworo Gautama Putra (Savage Terror; The Hungry Snake Woman) from a screenplay co-written with Naryono Prayitno and Imam Tantowi for …

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Don’t Go in the House – USA, 1979

Don’t Go in the House is a 1979 [28 March 1980 release] horror film emulating Psycho (1960) in a more forthright manner. The film focuses on the main character Donny’s abuse-driven psychoticism and schizophrenic …

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The Island – USA, 1980 – reviews

‘There’s no escape but death’ The Island is a 1980 American thriller feature film with horror elements, directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Michael Caine (Dressed to Kill; The Hand; The …

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Hammer House of Horror – TV series, UK, 1980

Hammer House of Horror is a British television series, made in 1980. An anthology series created by Hammer Films in association with Cinema Arts International and ITC Entertainment, it consisted of thirteen 50-minute episodes, …

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