1980s Horror Film is the name of a song by Los Angeles-based indie rock band Wallows. The track is part of the group's Spring EP which released end of 2018. The video, which openly capitalizes on dreamy nostalgia and melancholic romance, openly calls attention to the trio's influences. As the video unfolds, inspirations like The Cure's Robert Smith come to the forefront.
The juxtaposition between title and subject matter exhibits a strong juxtaposition. While the cinematic approach to the video for 1980s Horror Film is deeply rooted in retro sensibilities and stylistic cues, the narrative of the video itself has a soft quality that does not allude to frightened psyches. However, the name of the song and the style of its video call attention to the younger generation's fascination with the 80s.