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1980-Which one was the best?

  1. THE SHINING

    16 vote(s)
    31.4%
  2. THE CHANGELING

    5 vote(s)
    9.8%
  3. DRESSED TO KILL

    2 vote(s)
    3.9%
  4. INFERNO

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. THE FOG

    4 vote(s)
    7.8%
  6. THE HOWLING

    5 vote(s)
    9.8%
  7. CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD

    4 vote(s)
    7.8%
  8. THE HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. ALLIGATOR

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. FRIDAY THE 13TH

    7 vote(s)
    13.7%
  11. MOTEL HELL

    2 vote(s)
    3.9%
  12. MANIAC

    6 vote(s)
    11.8%
  13. THE BOOGEYMAN

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. FADE TO BLACK

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. ANTROPOPHAGUS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. TERROR TRAIN

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. PROM NIGHT

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. MOTHER'S DAY

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. THE CHILDREN

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    Vote for the best horror film from 1980 please.
     
  2. DefJeff

    DefJeff Franca Stoppi's #1 fan

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    do i have to pick just one!!!!!!!!!!!

    well i picked City of the Living Dead, cuz thast my favorite horror flick...... too many good choices up there made it soooooooooo hard
     
  3. froggydogg69

    froggydogg69 New Member

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    I voted for Friday the 13th. I love the series and this one has some great kills. I love the axe to the face.
     
  4. rhett

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    Damn Helly, you just had to make this tough on us! :) There are so many classic horror films in 1980 alone that it is almost impossible to pick just one. After tones of reasoning though, my pick is with The Shining. I am a Kubrick fan at heart, and the film is just so well done on all fronts that I really wouldn't feel right picking guilty pleasures like Friday the 13th or Prom Night over it.

    Once again fine poll Helly, you still haven't got back to me on the marriage proposal yet though. :D
     
  5. Mark Relford

    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    Gotta go with The Shining. Despite what King thinks of Kubrick's adaptation, it beats the crummy TV remake hands down. My second choice would be Maniac.
     
  6. betterdan

    betterdan Guest

    Vote for Maniac 2nd choice was believe it or not House on the edge of the park. Damn I love those sleazy movies hehe.
     
  7. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu Guest

    What about "The Fly", "The Thing," "Evil Dead 2," and "Dead Ringers"?
     
  8. Hellbilly

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    The Fly (1986)
    The Thing (1982)
    Dead Ringers (1988)
    Evil Dead 2 (1987)

    Sorry Disco. :D ;)
     
  9. DefJeff

    DefJeff Franca Stoppi's #1 fan

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    also Nightmare City ;) thats a guilty pleasure of mine from '80 too.........
     
  10. Yowie

    Yowie Hologram

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    Where's "Hangar 18" ?. Only joking :). It was a hard pick, but I chose "The Changeling" because its scare scenes still give me goosebums no matter how many times I've seen it. -Like the scene with the boy in the well/bedroom looking up at the little girl; I know it's coming :eek: and I still get a chill.
     
  11. Agent Z

    Agent Z "Get to the river...

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    THE CHANGELING gets my vote. What a great movie! Great peformances......great story....great atmosphere.......really can't think of any major flaws in this little-known classic.
     
  12. rhett

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    Good call Jeff, that one is definitely a 1980 cheese classic!
    "And the Nightmare becomes a reality."
     
  13. The Fog left the bigest impression on me back in '80! Scared the living shizo out of a 7 year old me! Had to give props (and my VOTE) to Carpenter's Fog!
     
  14. STREET TRASH

    STREET TRASH Synthicide

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    Decisions, decisions...

    MANIAC won me over.
     
  15. DVD Connoisseur

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    Me too. Superb movie - genuinely chilling.

    Strangely, The Shining never clicked with me. Maybe I need to return to this classic to see if my opinion has changed....
     
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    The worst on the list, for me, is undoubtedly ANTHROPOPHAGOUS. A movie I didn't take too much a liking to. PROM NIGHT was also somewhat dull, and CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, while it has it's moments, is overall a dreary experience.
     
  17. EPKJ

    EPKJ Guest

    Dressed To Kill got my vote, though I loved Terror Train. When is Terror Train coming to Region 1 DVD? By the way, you people can't be serious about The Shining, can you? That was a horrible film. It is an embarrassment to Kubrick. There is a reason that Stephen King redid this as a television miniseries. King knew it was awful!
     
  18. bwana the clown

    bwana the clown Supreme Ruler Of Sados

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    City Of The Living Dead for me.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again :

    Disappearing zombies - it just don't get better than that!
     
  19. John

    John Guest

    The Shining, The Fog, Terror Train, Prom Night, Friday the 13th, Maniac, Howling

    HOW CAN I VOTE FOR ONE??????????

    I am now going to be up all night pondering...........HellbillyDeluxe you did this on purpose to mess with me :D
     
  20. Hellbilly

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    Sorry about that John :D
    Now be a man and VOTE! ;)
     

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