1981

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Your fave of 1981?

  1. AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

    20 vote(s)
    37.0%
  2. THE BEYOND

    5 vote(s)
    9.3%
  3. SCANNERS

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  4. THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  5. POSSESSION

    3 vote(s)
    5.6%
  6. WOLFEN

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  7. THE PROWLER

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. THE ENTITY

    2 vote(s)
    3.7%
  9. HALLOWEEN 2

    6 vote(s)
    11.1%
  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. MY BLOODY VALENTINE

    4 vote(s)
    7.4%
  12. THE FUNHOUSE

    2 vote(s)
    3.7%
  13. NIGHT WARNING

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. FRIDAY THE 13TH 2

    5 vote(s)
    9.3%
  15. NIGHTMARE

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. HELL NIGHT

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  17. THE BURNING

    2 vote(s)
    3.7%
  18. MAKE THEM DIE SLOWLY

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  19. FINAL EXAM :(

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. others

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    1981 was another great year, too many good movies to list here. So check the "other" option if your fave isn't listed.
     
  2. STREET TRASH

    STREET TRASH Synthicide

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    Slashers like HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME and THE BURNING are always great fun, but I can't deny John Landis' seminal werewolf film. AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON gets my vote.
     
  3. swamptours

    swamptours Guest

    Lots of great movies. Mark me down for Scanners also.
     
  4. DefJeff

    DefJeff Franca Stoppi's #1 fan

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    i chose Halloween 2 since its a childhood favorite

    Friday the 13th part 2, House by the Cemetary and Cannibal Ferox are definitally up there tho
     
  5. thrashard76

    thrashard76 Guest

    I went with The Beyond. Great Fulci flick. ;)
     
  6. John

    John Guest

    An American Werewolf In London!

    BTW, Happy Birthday To Me is coming on one of the Encore channels this week. I think it may be the mystery channel!
     
  7. DVD Connoisseur

    DVD Connoisseur Active Member

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    What a tremendous year!

    I voted for American Werewolf but there was close competition!
     
  8. rhett

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    Friday the 13th Part 2 is probably my favorite in the series, so it deserves my vote. But any other film on the list is also deserving.

    Thanks for including Final Exam helly. :)
     
  9. Hellbilly

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    Well yeah.... :rolleyes: ;)

    I was wondering why Friday 2 is your fave of the series?
     
  10. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    Hell Night - An underrated classic
     
  11. Pope V

    Pope V Guest

    In 1981 - The Funhouse (even bought the book)
    Now - The Beyond
     
  12. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    Friday 4 and 2 are remarkably close for the best of the series crown. I really like Part 2 because I think Jason looks extremely creepy with the bag over his head and his shack. It is a very dark film and the campfire scene serves as a nice parallel to the spooky story roots the plot has. The young cast is probably the best bunch of campers in the series, and Amy Steel makes a great damsel in distress. The opening murder sequence of Adrienne King was excellent and somewhat unexpected, like Marion Crane's murder in Psycho. There is some great editing in the film as well (ie. when the dog gets killed and the next shot is of a barbeque frying hot dogs).

    It isn't high art, that is for sure, but there is lots to admire about it.
     
  13. Yowie

    Yowie Hologram

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    Excellent year, many favorites. "Wolfen", "Scanners", "The Beyond", "The Entity" and "Friday 2" stand out. -So I'm voting for the one that stands out the most; AAWIL.
     
  14. Jason25

    Jason25 Moderator

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    Definitely a great year (for the most part, some real duds also) that is a given. Having said that, I had to vote for what is possibly the greatest film ever made, The Beyond. It is a shame so many people and horror fans can't see what an amazing film The Beyond truly is. The film is dream-like, with so many fantastic visuals. I really think most people don't quite get it, or Fulci for that matter.

    I would have thought more people on here would have voted for The Beyond, amazing how things turn out. I am embarassed that The Beyond is even mentioned with some of the stinkers up there.
     
  15. Hellbilly

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    J your right. THE BEYOND is a great film; I love it and its one of my all-time faves right after POSSESSION, which I think is criminally overlooked thus very underrated and therefore got my vote.
     
  16. dvdasia62

    dvdasia62 Guest

    "An American Werewolf In London".
     
  17. Jamm

    Jamm J'aime les cadavres

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    American Werewolf in London, definitely the BEST werewolf movie ever!!!
     
  18. KillerCannabis

    KillerCannabis Slow, Deep & Hard

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    Halloween 2. There's just something about that movie that makes me love it just as much as the first. Maybe the soundtrack gives it the extra edge for me.
     
  19. moogong

    moogong Arte Suave

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    AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and Wolfen...great year for werewolf movies...
     
  20. evilgreek

    evilgreek Guest

    Very, very tough one this time. THE BEYOND get my vote and as very close runner ups there are The Burning and Cannibal Ferox Make them die slowly
     

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