Favorite "The _______" title from the 80s

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Favorite "The ______" title from the 80s

Poll closed Aug 13, 2011.
  1. The Boogeyman

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. The Changeling

    4 vote(s)
    3.0%
  3. The Beyond

    19 vote(s)
    14.2%
  4. The Fog

    19 vote(s)
    14.2%
  5. The Howling

    15 vote(s)
    11.2%
  6. The Slayer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. The Shining

    26 vote(s)
    19.4%
  8. The Burning

    15 vote(s)
    11.2%
  9. The Nesting

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. The Prowler

    3 vote(s)
    2.2%
  11. The Pit

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  12. The Boogens

    14 vote(s)
    10.4%
  13. The Strangeness

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  14. The Sender

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  15. The Hunger

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  16. The Keep

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  17. The Initiation

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  18. The Unseen

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  19. The Gate

    3 vote(s)
    2.2%
  20. Other (specify)

    6 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    There's a lot of great movies on the list that I like.

    But I've always loved The Gate, so that easily gets my vote. I still remember seeing it in the theater on it's original release.
     
  2. soxfan666

    soxfan666 Well-Known Member

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    Since it is a vote for the title I went with The Boogens. Most of the others have normal words in them, with Boogens you have no idea what the hell it is about. Is it a dance movie? horror movie? or perhaps about a sneeze?
     
  3. MorallySound

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    The Boogens. Because what the fuck is a boogens? Always loved that title, and it always caught me off guard passing the VHS at the video store as a kid.

    Great movie though.
     
  4. rhett

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    Keeping with the poll intent - the titles of the film rather than the quality of the film itself...

    1) The Beyond - wonderfully vague title that promises anything *but* the ordinary. Come to think of it, I think I've been hooked by just about every horror film I've heard of with beyond in the title....The Beyond, From Beyond, The World Beyond, From Beyond the Grave, Beyond Re-animator, Tales From Beyond...
    2) The Pit - implies something unknown and nasty in a deep dark hole. Sold!
    3) The Strangeness - it just *has* to be strange, right?
    4) The Fog - is it the fog...or something in the fog...or something during the fog...did I mention yet there is something creepy about fog?
    5) The Changeling - something switched at birth and pretending to be human, which turns into something nasty as it grows up....oh, wait, it's actually a haunted house film?
     
  7. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    I like The Howling---creepy title that really helps to sell the movie.

    Came close to picking The Burning, though. Just sounds horrible and painful. When I was a kid I thought it was about some guy setting people on fire [at the time I wasn't aware of DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE.]
     
  8. SaxCatz

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    Where's "The STUFF"?
    My vote on title alone would go to "The Stuff" but I opted for my favorite film of the bunch- "The Beyond"- since "The Stuff" wasn't an option.
     
  9. chrismac87

    chrismac87 Zombie Eater

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    Damn...

    Hence forth, THE VIDEO DEAD shall now be known as...

    THE VIDEODEAD!

    :D
     
  10. JGrendel

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    Thank you, I voted for other cause I loved The Stuff as a kid. I wish who ever had the rights for this would bring it out on blu. But if I had to pick a second it would be The Howling.
     
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    The Hunger.

    One of my all time favourites.
     
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    I voted for THE BOOGENS, always loved that title :)
     
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    Ba-ba-ba Booogans!
     
  14. Drama Queen Die

    Drama Queen Die Banned Mofo

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    Good call on "the stuff." I also dig the wraith
     
  15. MarkWarner

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    If that's the case, shouldn't The Shining be disqualified too? The novel came out in the 70s if I'm not mistaken.

    My vote goes to The Shining, with The Fog as a runner-up.
     
  16. Demoni

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    Read the first post...

    "Also, remakes like The Thing, The Fly, The Blob were not included since the title originated in another decade."
     
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    The Shining.Just it's title is evocative of something supernatural.One of the best movies ever made IMHO.
     
  18. Demoni

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    The Shining is not a remake, it´s an adaptation.
     
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    The Boogens.
    As others have said, it's the ultimate WTF title.
     
  20. Wraith7092

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    In the 80's, I loved "The Gates of Hell"....but "The Fog" was pretty creepy as well.
     

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