Best Horror film of 80's

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Best of the 80's

  1. Aliens (1986)

    3.0%
  2. The Shining (1980)

    12.6%
  3. The Thing (1982)

    19.3%
  4. Evil Dead (1981)

    13.3%
  5. Evil Dead 2 (1987)

    1.5%
  6. Poltergeist (1982)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

    3.7%
  8. Friday the 13th (1980)

    7.4%
  9. Santa sangre (1989)

    2.2%
  10. The Changeling(1980)

    0.7%
  11. Opera (1987)

    1.5%
  12. Re-Animator (1985)

    4.4%
  13. Tenebre (1982)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. The Beyond (1981)

    1.5%
  15. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

    5.2%
  16. Hellraiser (1987)

    1.5%
  17. Day of the Dead (1985)

    3.0%
  18. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

    11.1%
  19. The Entity (1981)

    0.7%
  20. Other (Specify)

    7.4%
  1. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    OK now it starts to get tough. It was hard enough for me to just narrow it down to just 19. Here are some further choices for "other" to jar your memory.

    The Woman in Black (1989)
    Dead Ringers (1988)
    Angel Heart (1987)
    Dressed to Kill (1980)
    The Lost Boys (1987)
    Fright Night (1985)
    The Fog(1980)
    The Howling (1981)
    Videodrome (1983)
    The Hitcher(1986)
    The Dead Zone(1983)
    Spoorloos (The Vanishing) (1988)
    Inferno (1980)
    Near Dark (1987)
    Manhunter (1986)
    Christine (1983)
    The Serpent and the Rainbow 1988)
    The Fly (1986)
    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
    Child's Play (1988)
    Pet Sematary (1989)
    Cujo (1983)
    The Blob (1988)
    Predator (1987)
    Creepshow (1982)
    Evil Dead Trap (1988)
    Bad Taste (1987)
    Prom Night (1980)
    Maniac (1980)
     
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    I went with "The Thing". Although "Videodrome" is pretty damn good. But there can only be one "favorite", and I think overall, The Thing is about on par.
     
  3. betterdan

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    Yea I know it is obvious but I had to go with Evil Dead. I have loved that movie ever since it came out and I have seen it hundreds of times and it still remains one of my favorites up there with TCM and The Exorcist. Simply classic.

    The opinions and views just stated may not agree with maybrick and dwatts findings and may be considered idiotic.



    :D
     
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    I too must go with Evil Dead.
     
  5. Cujo108

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    I voted other, as my pick is The Hitcher. An amazing, eerie film that I can never get enough of.

    John Carpenter's best, Prince of Darkness, is a very close second place, with the other runners-up consisting of Videodrome, The Thing, Dead and Buried, and Cujo. Many, many excellent films from the 80s though.
     
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    Evil Dead is excellent too, and I should have mentioned that one. Actually, I'm already wishing I'd voted for Videodrome with The Thing second.

    Betterdan - no "may" about it, your opinions are always idiotic :D
     
  7. betterdan

    betterdan Guest

    Please stay on topic dwatts and try to leave personal attacks out of this thank you.
     
  8. dwatts

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    The smilie meant it was a joke - it denotes laughter - or a gag, in the same vein as your entry above (and in response to it). Nothing more. Of course, your opinions and eternal search for a one-liner are insightful, intelligent, and certainly appreciated. ;)

    I also happen to agree with you, Evil Dead is an excellent choice, and not at all idiotic.
     
  9. betterdan

    betterdan Guest

    Please stay on topic and don't try to flip flop on your answers it makes you seem desperate. Thank you
     
  10. hell ya!

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    Fright Night
     
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    Hell Night, not the best but good
     
  12. Ash28M

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    If it's not the best then why did you pick it as the best?
     
  13. betterdan

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    It may not be the best of all the movies listed but it does have the best breasts out of them all. mmm Linda.
     
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    Tough one ... had to vote for -

    The Shining.

    Simply a great movie.
     
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    The Fog and my second is Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives although it wasn't scary just f**king ace to watch.
     
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    i also vote for evil dead, but there are many more great 80s horror, but evil dead is easily the best!
     
  17. andreinstein

    andreinstein Guest

    I voted for Return of The Living Dead, i just love Don Calfa :D
    The others would be Day Of The Dead, Evil Dead, The Thing, and The Beyond.
    Other mentionable 80s :
    Street Trash
    Combat Shock
    Nightmare City
    Toxic Avenger, The
     
  18. indiephantom

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    Seriously, what an astounding decade. The best so far in these polls. I had to go with what I feel is one of the ten best movies ever made, Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm St."

    But I have to say there are two particularly close runner-up.

    Neil Jordan's "The Company of Wolves"
    Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"

    and of course, all of that great work by Abel Ferrara, Dario Argento, David Cronenberg, George Romero, and John Carpenter.
     
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    awesome choice, and I also can't get enough of this film.

    Another amazing 80's horror flick is "The Stepfather" by Joseph Ruben.
     
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    Make sure you mark it down.
     

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