Guilty Pleasures: 1987

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Hellbilly, Apr 13, 2014.

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Vote for your favorite 1987 movie

  1. Blood Diner

    2.5%
  2. The Curse

    5.0%
  3. Aenigma

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Killer Workout (Aerobicide)

    5.0%
  5. It's Alive III: Island of the Alive

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. My Demon Lover

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. A Return to Salem's Lot

    15.0%
  9. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare

    12.5%
  10. Return to Horror High

    5.0%
  11. Zombie High

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Slumber Party Massacre II

    30.0%
  13. Nightflyers

    2.5%
  14. Munchies

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

    17.5%
  16. Surf Nazis Must Die

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Creepozoids

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Howling III

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Killing Birds: Raptors (Zombie 5: Killing Birds)

    2.5%
  20. Zombie Nightmare

    2.5%
  1. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    A list of Feature Films tagged "Horror" not rated higher than 4.9/10 (IMDb) released in 1987. These are the 20 most "popular" titles based on voting counts in this category.
     
  2. kimboslice

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    Blood diner for me!
     
  3. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    A Return to Salem's Lot is vastly under appreciated and deserves to be acknowledged for what it is rather than what it isn't. But that said, Rock N Roll Nightmare is the true guilty pleasure here. It just isn't a good movie by any conceivable standard, and yet it's completely endearing. It gets my vote.
     
  4. zompirejoe

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    The Curse, man that movie is poop but so much fun ! Rock n Roll Nightmare belongs right beside it.
     
  5. CPT HOOK

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  6. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    Killer Workout - again for the awesomely kitchy music. But I was tempted to go with Creepozoids (mainly for hunky Ken Abraham, who looked like Craig Sheffer on steroids).

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  7. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Slumber Party Massacre II definitely... but Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare is one of my all-time 80's favorites also.
     
  8. DVD-fanatic-9

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

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    Put me down for Killer Workout as well. It's bad, but... You Will Laugh. Ho, will you ever laugh! And the reveal of the killer and their motivation is awesome. And the "twist" (you really expect it in this kind of movie) is beyond cheese. It's, because of the acting, something special.

    I wanted to vote for Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity though, that brought me right back to my roots. I was really a kid when I saw these movies for the first time (the 80's / early 90's films of Wynorski, DeCoteau, and Olen Ray). A pre-teen. Thanks to Cinemax and my hilariously clueless parents. I don't even know what everyone else was watching.


    Could not agree more. This movie was easily the most exciting thing I've seen in probably a year or more. By the end, I can't tell you what I looked like- that scene with the bus was like HORROR NIRVANA. Or, getting to that point. Though that scene was still the real "it was all worth it" point of the movie, the moment you knew The Film utterly struck horror gold. And it begins with a send-up of Cannibal Holocaust. Not even 10 years after it was made. Need I say more? That pretty much does it. Every time I started to worry, like the closeup of the sorta Head Vampire's face in the forest, the scene either switched locations (thereby switching tonal gears and just filling all the gaps with something more interesting) or pulled right away from it so you'd have a moment to forget about that. Since that really was a lousy mask / makeup job, etc.

    This movie went RIGHT onto my Top 100 Horror Film list the moment the credits rolled. I think it's Cohen's 3rd best film. And I like it more than It's Alive, personally. So...

    I have a couple other problems with this list. Namely, Island of the Alive (not amazing, but still better than It Lives Again which is terrible) - Cohen strikes again - and Howling III. Especially coming from the director of one of the worst horror films I have ever seen, The Beast Within, watching a strongly socially-minded cheesy 80's monster movie with decent characters, likable performances, and competent production values is a serious breath of fresh air. I like dark, cynical movies as much as the next person but not when they're impotent, moronic shit like Beast. Sometimes, the lighter film is better. Island of the Alive is messy but it's beautiful. Again, I love the little jungle-exploitation flick send-up sitting in the middle of the movie. And the AIDS metaphor scene... Anyway, I think this is underrated.
     
  9. MadmanMarz

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    Doesn't get better than Slumber Party Massacre 2, one of my all time favs
     
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    Good year. Went with Return to Salem's Lot because Larry Cohen just unleashes the crazy in that one. Is there a better performance in film by a director than Samuel Fuller as the cigar-chomping Nazi hunter?
     
  11. satans-sadists

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    Not my favorite Larry Cohen film, but Return To Salem's Lot is my pick for this year.
     
  12. Hork!

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    Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare almost voted for Slumber Party Massacre II.
     
  13. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Garbage Day!
     
  14. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    So many to choose from...went with SPM II.
     
  15. bigwes15

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    Silent Night 2 for me easily...you even get two flicks for the price of one!
     

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