Right now at the Brattle Theatre they are showing a film series called "Dead of Winter: Bloodsucking Freaks". This is a series filled with double features (and the occasional single feature) of vampire movies. As if winter wasn't chilly enough, they bring in some chilling classics to take it even further. Okay, some of the movies aren't really all that scary, but they still all fit in the horror genre even when they do mix it up with some comedy.
Anyway, one of the films that has already been shown as part of this series is the '80s vampire horror comedy, "Fright Night". "Fright Night" has many staples of '80s horror movies within it. The best one, by my summation, is the inclusion of a theme song with lyrics about the movie. This was a trend that many '80s horror movies partook in and that I honestly wish would come back. It's just so fun to hear the plot of the movie you just watched turned into a song at the end credits of a movie. I love it.
This trend was not restricted to horror movies and in fact had its start in another genre as you will see on my top 12 list. So, without further ado, click on the picture included with this article to start browsing through my picks for the top 12 movie theme songs of the '80s! What are your favorites?