Around the World in 80s Movies

Around the World in 80s Movies


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Alien (1979) | Ridley Scott
August 18, 2019

The story begins in the year 2122, onboard the commercial towing vessel, the Nostromo. Its mostly blue-collar crew, five men and two women, are awakened prematurely while still in deep space from their cryogenic slumber en route back to Earth.

Lifeforce (1985) | Tobe Hooper
August 10, 2019

In Cannon Films' Lifeforce, we find a space shuttle mission co-funded by American and British space agencies traveling to explore Halley's Comet up close. They soon make a discovery of an alien ship hiding in the comet's coma,

Fright Night Part 2 (1989) | Tommy Lee Wallace
August 03, 2019

Fright Night Part 2 is a follow-up to the 1985 cult hit, Fright Night (naturally), where we find the same protagonist, Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale), as a college student no longer believing in the existence of vampires after three years of thera...

Fright Night (1985) | Tom Holland
July 28, 2019

Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) is a typical suburban teenager with a special interest in old-time horror b-movies, the kind seen on the local creep-fest TV showcase, "Fright Night", hosted by the self-proclaimed king of vampire hunting films,

The Lost Boys (1987) | Joel Schumacher
July 21, 2019

Lucy Emerson (Dianne Wiest) is a divorced mother of two teenage sons, Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Coey Haim), who relocates to the strange oceanside California town of Santa Carla, which is filled with a mix of punk and hippie cultures.

Near Dark (1987) | Kathryn Bigelow
July 14, 2019

Adrian Pasdar stars as Caleb Colton, a young and somewhat passive small-town guy in Oklahoma who has his eye set on a visiting mysterious boyish beauty named Mae (Jenny Wright).  Caleb and Mae spend the night talking and flirting,

The Hitcher (1986) | Robert Harmon
July 07, 2019

C. Thomas Howell stars as Jim Halsey, a young Chicago native driving a car cross-country to California. The Texas road he's currently on is lonely and Jim is tired, but he spies a way he might stay awake in the form of hitchhiker John Ryder (Rutger Hau...

Road Games (1981) | Richard Franklin
June 30, 2019

Road Games (aka Roadgames) is a Hitchcockian suspense-thriller set primarily out on the open roads running through the Australian outback. Jamie Lee Curtis is Pamela, who, along with independent truck driver Pat Quid (Stacy Keach) and his pet dingo Bos...

Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985) | George Miller & George Ogilvie
June 22, 2019

In this entry of the Mad Max series, set a few years after the events of The Road Warrior, Max's nomadic travels lead him to Bartertown, which, as the name implies, is the methane-fueled hub where anyone can go to exchange something they have for somet...

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) | George Miller
June 16, 2019

Max's wanderings through the now lawless Wasteland formerly known as Australia take him to a fortified oil refinery where there's plenty of precious fuel, but a vicious gang of murdering marauders, led by a hockey-masked and muscle-bound leader named L...