1989

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1989 : Pick your Fave

  1. SUNDOWN: THE VAMPIRE IN RETREAT

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. VAMPIRE\'S KISS

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  3. FRIGHT NIGHT 2

    3 vote(s)
    5.1%
  4. TO DIE FOR

    0 vote(s)
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  5. THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER

    5 vote(s)
    8.5%
  6. DEAD CALM

    4 vote(s)
    6.8%
  7. COMMUNION

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  8. SANTA SANGRE

    7 vote(s)
    11.9%
  9. PARENTS

    4 vote(s)
    6.8%
  10. I, MADMAN

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. SOCIETY

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. PET SEMATARY

    17 vote(s)
    28.8%
  13. WARLOCK

    4 vote(s)
    6.8%
  14. PUPPET MASTER

    2 vote(s)
    3.4%
  15. SHOCKER

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  16. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5

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  17. FRIDAY THE 13TH 8

    2 vote(s)
    3.4%
  18. HALLOWEEN 5

    8 vote(s)
    13.6%
  19. TOXIC AVENGER 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. AFTER MIDNIGHT

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Guest

    I'll go with Fright Night 2, Pet Semetary is a close second.
     
  2. DVD-fanatic-9

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

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    My favorite was Friday the 13th Part VIII. But I think the best of the year was clearly Warlock. I also want to make sure to put in a good word for After Midnight. I thought that movie was quite good.

    Haven't seen I, Madman yet. Is that DVD supposed to be fullscreen or is that an MGM fuck-up?
     
  3. Ash28M

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    Again a no brainer IMO, SANTA SANGRE.
     
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    There are many faves of mine from this year, but I'd have to say that I think Puppet Master deserves more love than it generally gets. One of the all-time best direct-to-video films... not that that's a particularly great feat, but it's a solid low-budget horror film for sure.
     
  5. satans-sadists

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    Not a memorable year for horror. Voted for Halloween 5 even though it was a step down from Halloween 4. I've never seen Santa Sangre, but am very curious.
     
  6. DVD-fanatic-9

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

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    I clearly have to see I, Madman.
     
  7. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    Halloween 5.
     
  8. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Had to go with Halloween 5 - I liked the whole intrigue of trying to figure out who the mark of thorn guy was that broke Michael Myers out of jail.

    Society is friggin' weird - haha.
     
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    Easy choice for me, Pet Sematary. The sister with Spina Biffida (sp.) always creeps me out.
     
  10. Fumi

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    Went with Warlock, it was fun. Kinda imaginative too.
     
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    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    DEAD CALM was the best acted I saw but it straddles the fence between "horror" and "thriller".As a straight up horror film PET SEMATARY is good (not quite up to the book,but solid).AFTER MIDNIGHT is worth a look for anthology fans who may not have caught up to it.
     
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    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    I was thinking about voting for one of the sequels: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5, FRIDAY THE 13TH 8, or HALLOWEEN 5 but in the end I went with the one I saw in theaters and absolutely loved: Warlock
     
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    Boy, there's some crap there.

    However, two really stand out. Thumbs up to Dead Calm. You would be forgiven for expecting a lot less given the cast, but it really delivers, imo.

    However, SANTA SANGRE is something else.
     
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    You've got the UK VHS - buy the UK DVD! It's astonishing!
     
  15. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    I had to go with Halloween 5 - sure, it has continuity issues, but viewed on its own terms, it's technically accomplished, even a little inventive in terms of the camera work. And it manages to scare me, something which few late 80's horror films are capable of.
     
  16. Vlachio

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    FRIGHT NIGHT 2 great underrated sequel IMO.
     
  17. Harry Warden

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    Pet Sematary, but I, Madman was a lot of fun. Not a good year for horror.
     
  18. Anthropophagus

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    I voted Pet Sematary, it is very dark and disturbing to me still.
    I'm a huge fan of the Halloween series but part 5 did nothing for me, especially after part 4 which I thought was fantastic.
    Both the Friday and Nightmare films had run out of steam for me by this time too. :(
     
  19. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    Bad year for horror - is this really the best from that year?

    Santa Sangre was the best film...
     
  20. indrid13

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    HALLOWEEN 5. Just for those two clutz cops in it.
     

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