John Carpenter's remake of the classic, "The Thing", starring Kurt Russell was pretty good.
"It's Alive" scared the crap outta me when I was a kid.
"Basket-Case" was pretty bizarre, although more humorous than scary.
The whole "Alien" series is great, particularly the first one.
The "Evil Dead" series is good, too.
And, the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is still a classic...somewhat tame by today's standards, but at the time it was really something. I mean, the guy who played the hitch-hiker at the beginning...? Weird and extremely well-played.
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