Apparently grasping hands, either in terror or of terror, were a big theme in 1983.
Wow, Ian McKellan is in The Keep.
You know, a lot of these movies kinda stink and yet there's something lovable about them. Just like Oscar the Grouch!
Other notable 1983 movies include The Dead Zone, Videodrome (see ampf: David Cronenberg), and The Entity (see ampf: Stan Winston).