Favorite [fill in the blank] From Hell Movie

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Favorite [fill in the blank] From Hell movie

  1. Fatal Attraction (1987) - mistress from hell

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. The Stepfather (1987) - new parent from hell

    15 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. The Carpenter (1988) - handyman from hell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Pacific Heights (1990) - tenant from hell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. The Pefect Bride (1991 TV) - bridezilla from hell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1992) - nanny from hell

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  7. Mikey (1992) - foster kid from hell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Single White Female (1992) - roommate from hell

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  9. Unlawful Entry (1992) - cop from hell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. The Crush (1993) - jailbait from hell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. The Temp (1993) - secretary from hell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. The Paper Boy (1994) - news delivery from hell

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  13. The Tie That Binds (1995) - birth parents from hell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Fear (1996) - daughter's boyfriend from hell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Other

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. chancetx

    chancetx Well-Known Member

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    There was a glut of these horror/thriller movies in the early 90s, probably spawned by the success of "Fatal Attraction" and "The Stepfather." I know "Play Misty For Me" is the forebearer for the genre but I stuck with late 80s-mid 90s cycle for the poll.
     
  2. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Definitely The Stepfather (1987), but with an honorable mention to Mikey (1992)
     
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    russweiss Well-Known Member

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    Had to pick The Stepfather as well. One of my favorite pieces of movie dialog: "Wait a minute. Who am I here?"
     
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    The nanny in The Guardian (1990) was actually from hell ;)
    Voted for Fatal Attraction.
     
  5. Myron Breck

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    I love FATAL ATTRACTION and THE STEPFATHER, but I voted for SINGLE WHITE FEMALE because it makes me so happy when it's on!
     
  6. maybrick

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    The Cable Guy.
     
  7. satans-sadists

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    The Stepfather is my favorite. Terry O'Quinn is just amazing in the title role.
     
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    Perfect timing for this poll as I just watched Play Misty for Me a couple of nights ago after having not seen it for many years. Jessica Walter is amazing. But since we're leaving that out of the poll, does Captain Ron count?

    Just saw a little Aussie movie a few weeks ago called The Plumber that was totally bananas. Really enjoyed it.
     
  9. Dobby

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    The Stepfather (1987) - new parent from hell.
     
  10. chancetx

    chancetx Well-Known Member

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    Funny because SWF was on yesterday and what inspired me to create the poll. ;)

    My vote would probably go for "The Stepfather" as well but I also really love "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle." Rebecca DeMornay is awesomely evil in that one. Nice to see other titles popping up because I knew there must be others from the era I was forgetting. Funny that the trend spread to comedies as well as thrillers.
     
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    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    The Stepfather.
     
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    I voted for The Paperboy, such an underrated little movie! USA network used to air it constantly. I even still have the video store poster for it (pic attached below).

    I also think The Temp is pretty underrated, glad to see that included. One of the rare "... from hell" thrillers that is actually a whodunit. Surprised The Good Son didn't make the cut though, otherwise I think you got most of the big ones.

    Another good one that rarely anyone has seen is The Companion from 1994, which can only be described as the "sex robot from hell". Yes, you read that correctly. Bruce Greenwood plays said sex robot, who also beats up a pre-Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston in front of the Jarvis house from Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter. It's also set in the not-too-distant future of 2015, so it pretty much commands to be viewed sometime this year.
     
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    Other for me. I prefer Play Misty For Me to Fatal Attraction and all the other flicks named in the poll. I understand you have to suspend disbelief to enjoy a lot of movies. But asking me to accept that a dude married to Anne Archer would cheat with Glenn Close is too much. Starcrash seems grounded and credible by comparison.
     
  14. msw7

    msw7 Re-animated member

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    Single White Female for me. I tried to rewatch Fatal Attraction a while ago and it didn't hold up too well.
     
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    The Hand That Rocks The Cradle. Falls short of being horror, but it's a near perfect suspense film with a great cast. De Mornay was gorgeous back then as well.
    The Crush would be a distant runner-up, while Unlawful Entry certainly had its moments as well. Ray Liotta was great in that one, as was Madeleine Stowe.
     
  16. Anthropophagus

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    I think that was my problem with Fatal Attraction as well.
    I have tried multiple times to watch and try to understand the praise heaped upon it but just don't get it.
    Good point, about Archer versus Glenn Close. That's one step short of comparing Michell Pfeiffer to Bea Arthur in my book.
     
  17. DVD-fanatic-9

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

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    This list makes me frown.

    I went with Fatal Attraction, because it's a classic. Most of these other movies are not.

    The Tie That Binds wasn't awful. That one surprised me.

    Fear fucking suuuucccckkkkssss!!!!
     
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    What about The Dentist (1996)? Doesn't matter, I'd still be voting for The Stepfather.
     
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    The Stepfather (1987)
     

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