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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    I'll most likely be starting a 70's poll tomorrow I would like to get at least 50 votes registered before I move on to the next decade.
     
  2. Surnom

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    Well I came here earlier and could not decide, and came back now and... I chose evil dead 2, because I think that's the one I saw the most - just so funny yet is real horror at the same time IMO. But as everybody's saying, any of those film are great. Runners up would be evil dead, day of the dead, nightmare on elm street...
     
  3. Agent Z

    Agent Z "Get to the river...

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    Looking at this poll, it suddenly dawned on me that there ARE probably TOO many choices across such a long time period to choose from comfortably.

    Maybe if we broke it down into more specific subcategories, it would end up being something like this:

    Best Slasher: Friday the 13th

    Best Haunted House: The Changeling

    Best Ending: Sleepaway Camp

    and on and on....

    Yeah, I'm stalling here........ :p
     
  4. Jason25

    Jason25 Moderator

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    Some damn fine films. The Beyond, The Shining, The Thing - all amazing films.

    Having said that, I have to go with other and vote for New York Ripper. The film is disturbing, atmospheric, and just plain mean. Fulci's direction is wonderful and the cast all turn in very solid performances. The sleaze, setting, gore, it all adds up to one very unforgettable film experience.
     
  5. thrashard76

    thrashard76 Guest

    Day Of The Dead all the way.
     
  6. Bobbywoodhogan

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    s**t I should have voted for the thing. :mad:
     
  7. Damien

    Damien Guest

    Nightmare!!!!
     
  8. Ash28M

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    After 54 Votes.........

    1.Evil Dead..............................7
    2.The Thing ............................6
    3.The Shining ..........................5
    3.Day of the Dead.....................5
    5.Re-Animator .........................4
    5.A Nightmare On Elm Street ......4
    7.Evil Dead 2............................3
    7.The Beyond...........................3
    7.Hellraiser ..............................3
    10.Friday the 13th ....................2
    10.The Return of the Living Dead..2
    10.Fright Night..........................2
     
  9. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    I picked RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD just because it seems to have held up for me over the years, but there are so many here that I love and consider to be classics--even movies that I've rewatched and not liked so much [EVIL DEAD doesn't work for me today] have to be given their due. Amazing decade.
     
  10. BloodMan

    BloodMan Kill Time B4 It Kills You

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    I had to go with Evil Dead... but Gremlins, Fright Night, The Fly, The Thing, Humanoids from the Deep, and Critters all fit in there too. :)
     
  11. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    we need an "All Of The Above" choice.
    I loved Aliens, American Werewolf In London, Friday The 13TH (all of them), NOES, Hellraiser, Gremlins, Manhunter (only Hannibal movie that I truly loved and the most overlooked), Near Dark, Lost Boys, Fright Night, Poltergeist.....a lot of these films are on my "Favourite Films of all Time" list.
    let's see, narrow it down to: Friday The 13th, Aliens, and American Werewolf.
    the winner: Friday The 13TH...only because I think I've watched it the most (barely). it took me a while to click on the "vote now" button. i kept changing my mind on this one. the 80's were amazing for horror!
     
  12. Sorry, but I just cant vote.
     
  13. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    Opera Baby!!!No Doubt!!!
     
  14. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    I voted for Other, my pick being Lustig's Maniac.
     
  15. othervoice1

    othervoice1 Well-Known Member

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    as far as scare factor I had to go with the first nightmare on elm street- still today i find that movie very scary- not tongue in cheek like the ones after it- so although i love the tongue in cheek movies (evil dead was my 2nd choice) i have to go with the one that scared me the most in the 80's
     
  16. Nemesis

    Nemesis Guest

    I can't decide between Aliens, Evil Dead 2, The Thing, Day of the Dead and Return of the Living Dead... damn the 80's for being so good :( and some classics were missed off that list.. like Night of the Creeps


    maybe i can cancel evil dead 2 and return of the living dead out and just call them comedy.. Aliens and The Thing are Sci-Fi so that leaves Day of the Dead the winner ;)
     
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  17. Mok

    Mok Family is Forever

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    The Thing won for me because I remember actually being freaked out watching it.
     
  18. KGBRadioMoskow

    KGBRadioMoskow Well-Known Member

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    ...can't...resist...temptation...

    "There's good and bad news girls - the good news is that your dates are here ... the bad news is they're dead."
     
  19. Nemesis

    Nemesis Guest

    hell yeah, that's my favourite line from the movie :D
     
  20. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    I thought this decade would be easier to vote for than the 70s, but...I just can't vote on this one. Too many great, amazing, fucking kick-ass choices!!!
    (gasp)
    I can't. I vote for all of them.
     

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