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. reddye5

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    The Thing hands down. One of the best horror movies ever in my opinion
     
  2. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    The Thing. Not an overly original chocie, but a favorite for me.
     
  3. springjack

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    Fright Night
    Night Of The Demons

    My personal favorites :fire:
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    Harry Warden Well-Known Member

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    A lot of terrific horror films from the 80's, but I have to go with The Shining - simply a brillant film.
     
  5. BlackAndBlu81

    BlackAndBlu81 New Member

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    Im surprised ROTLD doesnt have more votes. I personally thought it was just as famous as ED and The Thing.
     
  6. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    this is hard!!! some many good horror films came out of the 80s...but i must give it to The Shining, one of the only horror films that still gives me the creeps, and its one of my favorite horror films of all time.

    other picks would've been:
    The Thing
    Poltergeist
    Evil Dead
     
  7. shape22

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    Lots of my all-time favorites are on this list. But I'm going with Re-Animator, probably for the sheer audaciousness of it. The first time I saw it I remember thinking "I've never seen anything like that before." I still feel that way. Combs gives a landmark performance and the pace is unmatched. It starts out strong and keeps topping itself right to the final credits. I've never had more fun watching a movie.
     
  8. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    I did vote for Evil Dead, and The Thing is a very close 2nd. I saw it in 1982 when it was originally at the theaters. Supposedly, Universal is rereleasing a few movies this year to the theaters, Blue Brothers, Animal House, and The Thing.
     
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    Glad to see someone else likes American Werewolf too. I didn't vote in the poll because there are too many good titles. All at the top:

    The Thing
    Evil Dead
    American Werewolf
    Aliens
    Day of the Dead
    Re-Animator

    All are wonderful films. "Say hello Aunt Alicia."
     

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    Other: Sleepaway Camp (1983)
     
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    I voted for Evil Dead but honestly I watch Friday Part 7 as much if not more. :D
     
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    Tough vote, the 80s was the best decade for the horror genre. I voted Evil Dead. I didn't want to vote Other again, or I would have went with Night Of The Demons (1988)
     
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    Went with Nightmare on Elm Street. This film scared the living shit out of me when I was a kid. From this list, it's had the most impact on me and the way I watch horror films today as an adult.
     
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    From that list: The Shining

    Honorable Mentions: A Nightmare On Elm Street, Day Of The Dead, Evil Dead II, Poltergeist, The Evil Dead, The Thing,

    Not on the list: Christine, Creepshow, Halloween III, Halloween 4, The Fog

    Films I still want to see: Tenebre, The Beyond, and The Entity.
     
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    I had to go with Friday the 13th. This is the movie that got me into Horror.
     
  17. Hatchetwarrior

    Hatchetwarrior Well-Known Member

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    Really at odds with this one, but chose The Thing.
     
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    A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) superior to most of the films.
     
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    Aliens (1986) can't explain why but I just love that flick.
     
  20. DVD-fanatic-9

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

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    Actually... I think I'd like to retract my vote (hypothetically) and go with Creepshow instead. An extraordinarily close race though.
     

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