Despite the era holding nothing but nostalgia for most of us now, there are those out there who regard the 80s as a decade lacking in cinema quality - a thought that is decidedly untrue. This was the decade that introduced us to The Empire Strikes Back, The Terminator, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Die Hard, after all.
The 80s are known for so many things, from terrible fashion to synthesisers in cheesy music. In terms of films, this was the first decade that introduced us to the concept of the big budget blockbuster, and popularised film franchises. It gave us Back to the Future, Indiana Jones and Robocop, all franchises still popular now.
However, the 80s were also a great time for horror. Some 80s horror movies have gone down in history as some of the most iconic horror films of all time, including The Shining, The Thing and Aliens.
Outside of the obvious classics, however, there are many rarely seen and underrated gems out there that do not get half as much attention as they should.
Here, we will shine a light on some of the best 80s horror movies that you probably haven’t seen.