Extreme Horror Thru the Ages: 1980'sHorror Extreme's look at Horror Movies in the 1980's
The 1980's also saw the introduction of the UK's Video Nasties act that saw numerous movies banned in the UK and propelled them all to cult status making them "must have" movies for the discerning horror movie fan. The hysteria caused by the video nasty act had a much wider effect than just the UK and saw a number of movies unnecessarily censored around the world.
Despite all of this the 1980's is still responsible for some of the most original and influential horror movies to hit the video stores such as Clive Barker's Hellraiser, Tom Holland's Child's Play and Sam Raimi's Evil Dead as well as some more obscure movies which have become classics in recent years, Nekromantik, Bad Taste, Basket Case and Maniac to name a few.
Read on for Horror Extreme's movie recommendations from the decade that created a dramatic increase in mainstream interest in the horror genre.