1982 Horror Movies

The Thing

The Thing

  • 79%
  • R
  • 109 min
  • Horror

Based on both the short story by John W. Campbell, Jr. and the 1951 film produced by Howard Hawks, THE THING is John Carpenter's stunning mastepiece of horror. A group of weary scientists enduring the winter in an isolated camp deep in Antarctica chance upon an alien spacecraft buried in the ice. Near the strange craft is the body of an alien being, frozen solid. Thinking they have made the find of a lifetime, the scientists bring the alien body back to camp and thaw it out. The alien awakens, not in the best of moods, and proceeds to take over the identities of the scientists, one by one, body and all. Helicopter pilot MacCready (Kurt Russell) must lead the surviving men in discovering who among them is human and who is not and how they can destroy "the thing" before it takes them all and moves on to the heavily populated mainland and the rest of humanity.

Poltergeist

Poltergeist

  • 88%
  • PG-13
  • 114 min
  • Horror

While living an an average family house in a pleasant neighborhood, the youngest daughter of the Freeling family, Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke), seems to be connecting with the supernatural through a dead channel on the televison. It is not for long when the mysterious beings enter the house's walls. At first seeming like harmless ghosts, they play tricks and amuse the family, but they take a nasty turn- they horrify the family to death with angry trees and murderous dolls, and finally abduct Carol Anne into her bedroom closet, which seems like the entrance to the other side.

Friday the 13th Part III

Friday the 13th Part III

    • R
    • 95 min
    • Horror

    Originally filmed in 3-D, Friday the 13th Part 3 presents another chapter in the life (or should I say after-life) of Jason, a boy who drowned in the waters of Crystal Lake. Camp counselors have proven to be no match for Jason in the earlier films of this series, but this time he encounters more formidable opponents in the form of members of a motorcycle gang. The action takes place on a rustic farm that provides both the serene setting and the privacy Jason desires when stalking his prey.

    Creepshow

    Creepshow

    • 69%
    • R
    • 120 min
    • Comedy

    Five tales of terror are presented in the gothic style of the old EC comics such as Tales From The Crypt and The Haunt of Fear. The first deals with a demented old man returning from the grave to get the Father's Day cake his murdering daughter never gave him. The second is about a not-too-bright farmer discovering a meteor that turns everything into plant-life. The third is about a vengeful husband burying his wife and her lover up to their necks on the beach. The fourth is about a creature that resides in a crate under the steps of a college. The final story is about an ultra-rich businessman who gets his comeuppance from cockroaches.

    Cat People

    Cat People

    • 62%
    • R
    • 118 min
    • Drama

    After years of separation, Irina (Nastassja Kinski) and her minister brother, Paul (Malcolm McDowell), reunite in New Orleans in this erotic tale of the supernatural. When zoologists capture a wild panther, Irina is drawn to the cat -- and the zoo curator (John Heard) is drawn to her. Soon, Irina's brother will have to reveal the family secret: that when sexually aroused, they turn into predatory jungle cats.

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch

      • R
      • 99 min
      • Horror

      This sequel has a plot that is unrelated to the earlier movies of the same name. In this horror story, a large halloween mask making company has plans to kill millions of American children with deadly masks.

      Swamp Thing

      Swamp Thing

      • 60%
      • PG
      • 91 min
      • Horror

      After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.

      The House Where Evil Dwells

      The House Where Evil Dwells

        • R
        • 88 min
        • Horror

        A young American family moves to a House in Kyoto, Japan. It turns out to be haunted by the ghosts of a woman and her lover, who were killed by the woman's husband, as well as the ghost of the husband, who killed himself afterward.

        Amityville II: The Possession

        Amityville II: The Possession

        • 7%
        • R
        • 100 min
        • Drama

        Based on the true story of the DeFeo case. An Italian-American family move into a house built on an ancient Indian burial ground. The oldest son is possessed by an evil spirit, and is forced to murder his family. The family's priest feels responsible, and tries to save the possessed boy's soul.

        Galaxy of Terror

        Galaxy of Terror

          • R
          • 81 min
          • Action

          As a lone spaceship proceeds on its long voyage across space, the crew are surprised to encounter a strange pyramid form. Surprise turns to horror as one by one, they discover that their darkest nightmares are all starting to become real. The pyramid has to be behind it all somehow, but how can they save themselves from its influence?