The Wild 80s Halloween Special

Halloween Special

The Wild 80s is proud to present our Halloween Special.  Here you will find posts about anything ghoulish, scary, monster-like, and more.  Keep watching this page and we will be updating it throughout the month of October leading up to Halloween. Look for Halloween memories from the 1980s including movies, music videos, TV, and more!

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Ultimate 80s Horror Movies Halloween Watchlist

If you're looking for those great 80s horror movies to watch this Halloween, we've got you covered. We've got them organized into categories, so it's easy to find the one you're looking for.  This is our recommendations for the best movies to watch on Halloween and it doesn't include every horror movie released in the 1980s.  However, we even have that list available, if you want to dig deep into "Every 80s Horror Movie", here's the list for that:   The Wild 80s Recommended Movies For Halloween   Alien Scares: Aliens (1986) The Blob (1988) Predator (1987) They Live (1987) The Thing (1982)   Creature Features: Critters (1986) Cujo (1983) The Fly (1986) Gremlins (1984) Monkey Shines (1988) The Monster Squad (1987) Pumpkinhead (1988)...

The Top 10 80s Music Videos For Halloween (Videos Included)

#1 Michael Jackson - Thriller Michael Jackson's Thriller is hands down the #1 video for Halloween.  Featuring werewolves and zombies as well as the voice of Vincent Price, Thriller encompasses everything Halloween.           #2  The Cure - Lullaby The Cure's Lullaby comes in at #2 because of the pure creep factor involved in this nightmare featuring a giant spider.           # 3 Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr.'s theme song to the movie Ghostbusters was a massive hit in the 80s and incorporates clips of the ghost chasers themselves.         #4 Rockwell -Somebody's Watching Me Rockwell's creepy video about being stalked would be enough to make the list by...

Is The Lost Boys The Ultimate 80s Halloween Movie?

Released in 1987, The Lost Boys was one of the most popular horror films of the 80s. Starring Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Jason Patric, Keifer Sutherland, Jamie Gertz, and Dianne Wiest is the story of a mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon find out that it's overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take it upon themselves to hunt down the vampires that they suspect of a few mysterious murders and restore peace and calm to their town. Scary, funny, sexy, and action-packed, The Lost Boys made modern vampires seem cool. With the leader of the vampire sect, Keifer Sutherland, calling the shots while being stalked by kids...

Frank ‘n Stuff Hot Dogs

Stuffed with either cheese or chili, this American Hot Dog was designed to be basically a chili dog without the mess. It was released in 1986 and featured a Dr. Frankenstein type mascot to promote the product.  The product was made until 1990 after which it was discontinued.

Check Out These Great Halloween Masks From The 80s!

Ahh!, The good old days...For the most part, Halloween masks were still pretty simple during the 1980s as evidenced by this trip down memory lane. Long before people dressed in costumes that looked like they were straight off the shelf of a movie set, 80s kids still dressed as their favorite cartoon characters and our imagination was always bigger than our costumes.

80s Music Video Of The Day: The Cure – Lullaby

Lullaby is The Cure's highest-ranking single in their home country of the U.K., reaching the number 5 spot!   On candy stripe legs the Spiderman comes Softly through the shadow of the evenin' sun Stealin' past the windows of the blissfully dead Looking for the victim shivering in bed Searchin' out fear in the gathering gloom And suddenly a movement in the corner of the room And there is nothing I can do when I realize with fright That the Spiderman is having me for dinner tonight Quietly he laughs and shaking his head Creeps closer now, closer to the foot of the bed And softer than shadow and quicker than flies His arms are all around me and his tongue in my eyes...

What Horror Movie Did Kevin Bacon Appear In Four Years Before He Starred In Footloose?

Early on in his career, Kevin Bacon appeared in this 1980 horror film.  Hint: His character's name was "Jack" in the movie.  He didn't make it very long into the film before he became one of the first victims. The film was released four years before Kevin Bacon would break out as a star in the blockbuster hit "Footloose". Can you guess which film it is? See the bottom of the page for the answer... Answer: Friday The 13th (1980)

Confused For A Love Song, This 80’s Hit Was Actually About An Obsessive Stalker – Can You Name It?

This song stormed the charts and is probably the most recognizable song by the band who performed it.  The band had been growing their fanbase steadily throughout the 80s, but this single put the band over the top and became the best selling single of their career.   This smash hit by The Police was the number one single of 1983 and won the best "Song Of The Year" at the Grammys.  To this day many people still relate to it as a beautiful love song, but it's actually about an obsessive lover who creepily watches the object of his affection.  Sting says that he is still amazed that many people think of the song in a positive way, as it actually seems quite sinister...

The Real Ghostbusters

This animated cartoon series followed the hit movie. Peter Venkman, Winston Zeddemore, Egon Spengler, and Ray Stantz are still hunting ghosts, but now with the friendly assistance of Slimer, who is no longer out to slime the good guys. It ran from 1986-1991.    

80s Music Video Of The Day: Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me

"Somebody's Watching Me" which featured Michael Jackson singing the chorus and Jermaine Jackson singing back-up became a Gold-certified million-selling #2 song in the US, which also peaked at #6 in the UK. It held #1 on Billboard's R&B chart for five weeks.  

C.H.U.D. (1984) Movie Review

Review: This 1984 horror flick stars John Heard and Daniel Stern, both of whom later starred in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.  The premise is fairly simple.  People are disappearing in New York City at an alarming rate, especially in one particular area.  As it turns out, homeless people who have been living underground have been exposed to high levels of radiation and other toxins being stored underground, which turns them into C.H.U.D.s (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers).  Sounds good so far, but as you get into the film it kind of falls flat.  John Heard is quite a good actor who does a decent job, but the plot tries to be about too many things.  Is it a love story...

Count Chocula, Frankenberry, BooBerry Monster Breakfast Cereal

The monster cereals are a line of breakfast cereals produced by General Mills Corporation in North America. The line was introduced in 1971, and at various times has included five brands, each featuring a cartoon version of a classic movie monster: Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry (all still produced seasonally)   Count Chocula and Franken Berry were inspired by classic horror film vampires and the Frankenstein monster. Yet in early commercials, the cereal monsters were nervous nellies — often quickly becoming afraid of just about everything. Artist George Carn drew the first images of Count Chocula (he also designed the Trix Rabbit).         Both the original Count Chocula and Frankenberry characters would often argue over who's cereal...

The Wild 80s Reader’s Poll: Which Of These ’80s Horror Movie Was The Scariest?

The 1980s had some of the best horror movies of any decade.  Two of the biggest, Friday The 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street turned into movie franchises that went beyond the scope of the '80s and are considered classics of the genre. Interesting note...Two up and coming movie stars appeared in these films. Kevin Bacon played the character of Jack in Friday The 13th and Johnny Depp portrayed the character of Glen Lantz in A Nightmare On Elm Street. Click below to cast your vote!  

Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club and Weird Science Actor Anthony Michael Hall To Appear In New Halloween Movie

Former John Hughes alumni actor, Anthony Michael Hall is set to appear as Tommy Doyle, Lindsey's friend, and one of the kids Laurie babysat in 1978, in the latest of the Halloween horror films, called 'Halloween Kills'. It is a sequel to 2018's Halloween reboot and the twelfth film in the Halloween franchise. The film will star Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle who will be reprising their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers with Anthony Michael Hall also joining. The film is set for release in October 2020.

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