underrated 80s genre jams

critically reviled, underseen, rarely canonized, etc

  • 52 Pick-Up
  • 8 Million Ways to Die
  • Action U.S.A.
  • Alien Nation
  • Alley Cat
  • Alligator
  • Alone in the Dark
  • Alphabet City
  • American Hunter
  • American Ninja 2: The Confrontation
  • American Rampage
  • Amityville II: The Possession
  • Angel
  • Angel Heart
  • Anguish
  • The Annihilators
  • Avenging Force
  • The Banker
  • Best Seller
  • Beyond Dream's Door
  • Beyond the Door III
  • The Black Cat
  • Black Rainbow
  • Black Widow
  • Blastfighter
  • Blind Fury
  • Blonde Death
  • Blood Beat
  • Blood Sisters
  • Blue Thunder
  • Blue Vengeance
  • Body Double
  • The Border
  • Breathless
  • Bulletproof
  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker
  • C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud
  • Call Me
  • The Caller
  • The Carpenter
  • Cat People
  • Cemetery of Terror
  • Certain Fury
  • The Challenge
  • The Clairvoyant
  • Cobra
  • Cohen and Tate
  • Cold Steel
  • Combat Shock
  • Cop
  • Crawlspace
  • Crime Wave
  • Critters 2
  • Cruising
  • Curtains
  • Cyclone
  • D.O.A.
  • Dance of the Damned
  • Dangerously Close
  • Dead Bang
  • Dead Heat
  • The Dead Pool
  • Deadbeat at Dawn
  • Deadline
  • Deadly Force
  • Deadly Illusion
  • Death Hunt
  • Death Spa
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
  • Defiance
  • Demon Queen
  • Devil Story
  • Dog Day
  • Dolls
  • The Dungeonmaster
  • Edge of Sanity
  • Edge of the Axe
  • Enemy Territory
  • The Executioner Part II
  • Extreme Prejudice
  • Eye of the Tiger
  • Eyes of Fire
  • Fade to Black
  • Fatal Exposure
  • Flesh and Bullets
  • Furious
  • Future-Kill
  • Ghetto Blaster
  • The Golden Child
  • Grave Robbers
  • Gwendoline
  • Gymkata
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch
  • Handgun
  • He Knows You're Alone
  • Heart of Dragon
  • Heart of Midnight
  • Hellbent
  • Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II
  • The Hidden