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. satans-sadists

    satans-sadists Ghost

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    So many personal favorites here. Truly great year for horror! I chose The Funhouse.
     
  2. dwatts

    dwatts New Member

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    If I had to, I could without all the films on that list. Except The Beyond.
     
  3. Mark Relford

    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    Yea, 1981 was a great year for horror. American Werewolf gets my vote. It has a perfect combo of horror and humor. Effects wise, David's transformation in the living room still holds up. Can you say the same for the effects in the shitty "sequel"? It also has a great soundtrack.
     
  4. Mattapooh

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    Wow, such a great year. I went with "Werewolf" due to it being more entertaining overall than the other flicks (plus that shot down the escalator in the tube station where you actually see the full wolf..... probably one of my top five favorite shots of all time).

    As for that dude's earlier post about The Beyond being "one of the greatest movies of all time", I'm forced to reply with "Zuh?". I feel like I "get" that flick and it comes off as a pure nightmare on celluloid for me (just like how most nightmares I have don't make any goddamn sense but are purely disturbing, this flick is the same), but that's a huge bit of hyperbole.

    Either way, great stuff here.
     
  5. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    Probably American Werewolf. I find it strange that The Entity is from 1981. It didn't play my town until 1983.
     
  6. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    Didn't realize so many flicks I love came from this year.
    It was a tough decision, but I had to go with Friday 2 for the following reasons:

    It was the first of the series I saw.

    It was the first uncut film I saw, and Terri stripping and swimming in the lake stuck with me for years.:sperm:

    It scared me as well as ushered me into adolesence.

    It still holds up for many of the reasons Rhett mentioned already.
     
  7. onebyone

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    The Entity is the scariest up there by far, but did I vote for it? Hell no. I am far too big of a Jason fan for that. Friday the 13th Part 2 all the way.
     
  8. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    A ton of truly great films came out in '81, but I simply had to go with The Entity which I love.
     
  9. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    love most of em but picked the burning
     
  10. WesReviews

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    I love most on this list (1981 was just a damn good year) but I picked My Bloody Valentine.
     
  11. othervoice1

    othervoice1 Well-Known Member

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    Man lot of good ones- I took Halloween 2 just by a hair over friday the 13th part 2 - I always thought Funhouse was really good to
     
  12. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    Really tough. Back in the day I would say WEREWOLF IN LONDON, but more recently I'm nuts for HALLOWEEN II. Love them both, but I voted for the latter.
     
  13. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    Even though I was negative three years old in 1981, I went with AWIL. Great flick all around. I strongly enjoy almost all of that list.
     
  14. fattyjoe37

    fattyjoe37 Well-Known Member

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    Since it's my favorite horror movie of all time I went with An American Werewolf in London. All in all a great year for horror and werewolf movies.
     
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    My Bloody Valentine
     
  16. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    Fuck there were a lot of good movies that come out in 1981! I'm gonna probably be an odd one out, but my vote has got to go to "Wolfen". It's easily the best "wolf" movie out there. It is just so goddamn beautifully shot, the sound design is amazing, and the story is so damn good.
     
  17. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    Saw most of them at the theater, Friday Pt 2, and a few others. But, have to go with Scanners.
     
  18. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    An American Werewolf in London. Then, I think I'm starting to like The Beyond enough to call it a near-fav.
     
  19. WesReviews

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    For Harry Warden, Axel, and of course... HOLLIS, my vote goes to My Bloody Valentine.
     

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