93% of horror fans can't identify all these '80s horror classics from an image! Can you?

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J. Scott Wilson

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Jason Vorhees. Freddy Krueger. Chucky. Those are names that fill any horror fan with fear. The '80s were prime time for horror movies, and some of the best ever made came from the decade. How well do you know the '80s horror classics?

Which '80s horror classic is this?

Freddy Krueger is one of the most terrifying horror villains of all time. The actor who plays him, Robert Englund, is actually a friendly, shortish fellow with an engaging smile and no razorblade hands whatsoever.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" trilogy is a huge favorite among camp horror fans. The first two movies have essentially the same plot, but watch them anyway.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Perhaps no '80s horror movie hit at the heart of suburban living the way "Poltergeist" did. A happy family moves into their dream home ... and then all hell breaks loose.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

What happens in a horror movie when the hero loses a hand? He replaces it with a chainsaw, of course! That's one of the highlights of this flick.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Fun fact: Stephen King doesn't particularly care for this movie, made from one of his early novels. There are major plot and setting changes. You can't argue with Jack Nicholson's performance, though!

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

In the annals of remakes that outdo the original, this one stands out. Kurt Russell's gruff performance and the gory/hilarious creature effects (head-spider, anyone?) make this one of the best of the '80s.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

"Hellraiser" took British-made horror to new heights, and introduced American audiences to twisted author Clive Barker. Pinhead, the villain in the franchise, is one of the most chilling creatures in movie history.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

"Gremlins" looks on the surface like a fairly benign creature flick, but it's much more than that on close examination. Director Joe Dante slipped in biting commentary on consumerism, religion and society among the flying fur.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Would you believe the Hellraiser franchise is still around? There's even been one done with a space station that folded into the infamous puzzle box.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

The first of a series of camp horror films loosely based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, "Re-Animator" has one of the best taglines of all time: "Herbert West has a good head on his shoulders ... and another one in a dish on his desk." Bring your popcorn!

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

This stylish flick was one of three werewolf-themed movies released in 1981. It certainly didn't do wonders for London's tourism department!

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

If "Re-Animator" wasn't quite weird enough for you, try this flick. There are overtones of sado-masochism and science run wild among the blood and gore.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

If you can only think of Kiefer Sutherland as the hero of "24," you need to see this. He plays the sinister leader of a band of teen vampires in California, and his hair is perfect.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Like "Poltergeist," this movie did a great job of tapping into suburban anxiety. Imagine you move into a new house only to discover your next-door neighbor is a vampire!

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Jeff Goldblum was just a middling-successful actor before he became The Fly. It was a science-horror thriller than won awards for the creature effects.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

We owe much of our current zombie film culture to George A. Romero's "Dead" trilogy. This one was a fitting end, showing humanity coming to terms with zombies and even trying to "train" them.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Dolls are pretty creepy to begin with, and it gets even worse when they're possessed by a serial killer's spirit. Having Brad Dourif provide Chuck's voice completed the creepy picture.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Before Joe Dante gave us "Gremlins," he made this stylish werewolf flick. It became a cult hit, and spawned several sequels.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

This comedy zombie flick gave a new twist to the genesis of the living dead. Two goofy guys accidentally release a gas that brings the dead back to life, and hilarity ensues.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

After the runaway success of the original "Friday the 13th," any number of movies featuring blood-spattered campers were made. This one abandons subtlety in favor of body count.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Stephen King often puts himself into his movies, but in this one he takes over one entire segment of the anthology. "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" will give you a whole new perspective on meteors.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Adrienne Barbeau proved herself the queen of schlock horror with this chiller. Undead pirates in the fog terrorize a small town.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Fred Gwynne, known to '70s kids as Herman Munster, plays the creepy neighbor across the street in this tale of undead pets and people. You'll never want a cat again!

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Here's the one that started the '80s wave of blood-drenched teen horror. The last scene of the movie is still one of the best jump-scares in horror history.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

If you thought Lance Henriksen only did sci-fi/horror movies, you'll be surprised to see him playing the leader of a vampire band in this one. In a unique twist, vampirism can be cured by blood transfusions in this one.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

James Cameron took over the "Alien" franchise and created the most quotable sci-fi movie of all time. Almost every line in this thing is a classic.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

This movie is a mashup of slasher flick, alien-invasion tale and zombie movie. It did very poorly at the box office originally, but is now a big cult favorite.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

A group of high school Bigfoot hunters head into the woods, only to discover that Sasquatch is the least of their worries. This was made in 1980, when apparently Bigfoot was more of a menace than a video curiosity.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

This teen-horror flick is another mashup, this time of sci-fi and zombie horror. A comet passes over the earth, and most of humanity is dissolved into piles of dust. The few survivors must escape "comet zombies" who only got a light dose of the comet's dust.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

You can't keep a good lunatic down, so Michael Myers returns for this sequel. Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasance reprise their roles, making it watchable.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

You'll think twice about taking your sweetheart out for Valentine's Day after seeing this one. A gas mask-wearing maniac stalks teens (of course) who scoff at the killer's legend and go out to celebrate.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

"Videodrome" is a twisted techno-horror flick that played on fears of technological addiction and loss of identity. Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie, has a memorable starring role.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

With a mix of monster horror and Halloween spook, "Pumpkinhead" was a hit at the box office. Naturally, sequels were made, but none of them did as well as the original.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Ever wished you could stare at someone and make their head explode? Well, maybe not, but the heroes and villains in the movie can do just that. One of the "exploding head" scenes has become a very popular GIF meme.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

If you've ever been out in the country and stopped off at a quaint little motel, you won't do that again after seeing this movie. The motel owners run a sausage factory, and it doesn't take a genius to guess what they use for meat.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Only Stephen King could simultaneously make a car terrifying and popular. After the movie came out, classic Plymouth Fury models became hard to find at car auctions.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

This film was basically made to be a cult classic. Homicidal aliens land in a ship that looks like a circus tent and begin killing using things like cotton candy that mummifies its victims.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

St. Bernards are usually cuddly, friendly dogs. That's not the case in this film, where a rabid dog terrorizes a mother and child.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

"Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Sue Anderson and legendary actor Glenn Ford star in this horror shlockfest. On a young woman's birthday, people start to die in connection with traumatic past events.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

This chilling country-fried horror flick was based on a short story by Stephen King. It's now gone on to a dizzying number of sequels.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

In the '80s, it seemed like every holiday and major event had its own horror movie. Prom Night, as you might expect, deals with high schoolers in tuxes being killed in varying ways.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

It's a horror movie about a man who carries his homicidal, hideously deformed former conjoined twin around in a basket, seeking revenge on the doctors who separated them. It's wholesome family entertainment!

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Is there anything more wholesome than a bunch of kids digging a hole in the yard for fun? It's not so much fun when they unleash a horde of tiny demons bent on death and destruction.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper was one of the kings of '80s B-movies. In this one, he plays one of the only people who can see that aliens have infiltrated and taken over human society.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Satellite TV was still a fairly new technology in the '80s. It was only natural that a horror movie make use of the big dishes, postulating that one made contact with an alien civilization bent on slaughter.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

"Greatest American Hero" star William Katt headlined the cast of this demon-drenched flick. He played a troubled writer who inherited the house from his aunt ... and found out that the bequest wasn't exactly a gift.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

The subtitle of this one, "Dream Warriors," indicated a shift in the franchise. The kids terrorized by Freddy realize that in the dream world, they can have powers just like he can.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Capitalizing on the success of "Gremlins" and other creature-based horror flicks, "Critters" made its baddies somewhat cute. They were less cute when the killing began.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

Stephen King ruled '80s horror, and this was one of his best. Christopher Walken plays Johnny, a man who develops psychic powers that warn him of impending doom after he nearly dies in a car wreck. Martin Sheen is amazing as an evil politician.

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Which '80s horror classic is this?

John Carpenter made a lot of the '80s best horror. This one, featuring the always-creepy Donald Pleasance, deals with Satan trying to make his way into our world.

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