Chopping Mall 1986
Concorde Pictures

10 Great Trashy 80s Horror Movies That Are a Bloody Good Time

Step into the wild and wacky world of trashy 80s horror movies, where outrageousness and entertainment go hand in hand. These films may not have won critical acclaim, but they are undeniably a bloody good time.

From deranged killers to bizarre creatures, these campy delights deliver thrills, spills, and plenty of laughs. So, pick a flick, and prepare for a journey through the outrageous side of 80s horror!



Basket Case Movie
Rugged Films

Basket Case (1982)

This cult classic follows the twisted tale of Duane and his deformed, murderous brother Belial. With its low-budget charm and grotesque practical effects, Basket Case is a perfect blend of horror and dark comedy. Get ready for a memorable, trashy ride that will leave you both laughing and cringing.



Street Trash 1987
Lightning Pictures

Street Trash (1987)

Street Trash takes trashy horror to a whole new level. Set in the gritty streets of New York, this over-the-top film introduces us to a lethal batch of cheap liquor that causes its victims to melt into colorful puddles of ooze. With its dark humor, shocking visuals, and outrageous scenes, Street Trash is a gleefully disgusting watch.



Chopping Mall 1986 Trashy 80S Horror Movies
Concorde Pictures

Chopping Mall (1986)

Who knew that a shopping mall could turn into a deadly battleground? In Chopping Mall, a group of teenagers finds themselves trapped inside a mall after hours, hunted down by security robots gone haywire. This hilariously entertaining mix of horror and sci-fi delivers plenty of cheesy dialogue, inventive kills, and a whole lot of 80s nostalgia.



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Killer Klowns From Outer Space Pizza
Trans World Entertainment

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Prepare for a circus of terror as alien clowns descend upon a small town in this delightfully absurd horror-comedy. With their colorful costumes and deadly pranks, these klowns bring chaos and hilarity to the screen. It’s a wacky ride that proves clowns can be both entertaining and terrifying.



Death Spa (1989)

Death Spa (1989)

Welcome to the world of deadly workouts and haunted exercise equipment. In Death Spa, a high-tech fitness club becomes a nightmare when a malevolent spirit possesses the machinery, causing gruesome accidents. With its blend of supernatural horror and Eighties fitness culture, this film serves up a killer workout of entertainment.



Slumber Party Massacre Part Ii 1987
New Concorde

Slumber Party Massacre Part II (1987)

This slasher sequel delivers all the cheesy goodness you’d expect from an 80s horror flick. Join the girls of a slumber party as they become the targets of a guitar-wielding killer with a penchant for catchy tunes. With its mix of cheesy dialogue, gratuitous nudity, and inventive kills, this film is a playful homage to the slasher genre.



Blood Rage Movie 1987
Legacy Entertainment

Blood Rage (1987)

Thanksgiving takes a twisted turn in this slasher film that features an unhinged killer and plenty of gore. When a young man is wrongly institutionalized for a crime committed by his twin brother, chaos ensues as the true culprit continues his murderous rampage. With its outrageous kills and absurd plot twists, Blood Rage is a guilty pleasure for horror fans.



Pieces (1982)
Film Ventures International

Pieces (1982)

Pieces is a true gem of 80s trashy horror that doesn’t hold back. When a chainsaw-wielding killer targets a college campus, a determined detective must uncover the truth behind the gruesome murders. Featuring memorable kills, (more) gratuitous nudity, and a delightfully bizarre plot, Pieces is a gory and entertaining ride.



Doom Asylum (1987)
Academy Entertainment

Doom Asylum (1987)

Get ready for a wild and wacky trip to the Doom Asylum, where an escaped lunatic and a group of hapless visitors clash in a battle of survival. With its mix of horror, comedy, and absurdity, Doom Asylum offers a tongue-in-cheek experience that embraces the trashy 80s horror movie aesthetic. It’s a delightfully fun and over-the-top ride that fans of the genre will appreciate.



Black Roses (1988)
Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment

Black Roses (1988)

Welcome to a small town where a rock band’s music has a sinister effect on its listeners. As Black Roses play their devilish tunes, the townsfolk become possessed, unleashing chaos and mayhem. With its blend of heavy metal, demonic powers, and over-the-top performances, this film is a headbanging delight.

These trashy 80s horror movies may not have garnered critical acclaim, but they have earned their place as entertaining cult classics. From the grotesque tale of Basket Case to the outrageousness of Street Trash, these films offer a memorable and fun-filled experience for fans of the genre. So, dim the lights, embrace the campiness, and enjoy the blood-soaked ride of these trashy 80s horror movies that deliver a bloody good time.

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