The Best Decade for Horror

Discussion in 'Site Polls' started by rhett, Mar 28, 2005.

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What's the best decade for horror movies?

Poll closed Apr 27, 2005.
  1. 2000's

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  2. 1990's

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 1980's

    52 vote(s)
    48.1%
  4. 1970's

    53 vote(s)
    49.1%
  5. 1960's

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  6. 1950's

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 1940's

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 1930's

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  9. 1920's

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1910's and earlier

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    Following up on Ash's great line of horror polls in the Reader Polls section, let's all vote on the best decade overall for horror. The best one should be a no brainer, but I am guessing there will be many other decades that rack up a favorable number of votes. So, get to the polling stations!
     
  2. Ash28M

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    For me Horror reached it's peak in the 70's

    In Order i would go with

    1.1970's
    2.1980's
    3.1930's
    4.1960's (Just edges the 2000's)
    5.2000's (If not so much for the Classics, just for the quantity of solid films)
    6.1950's (Just edges the 40's)
    7.1940's
    8.1920's
    9.1990's
    10.1910's and earlier
     
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  3. Bobbywoodhogan

    Bobbywoodhogan Active Member

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    The 80's but they are making a comeback now alot better than the 90's.
     
  4. b0nkers

    b0nkers Guest

    80s as a kid growing up then thats when i got into horror
     
  5. tobaccoman

    tobaccoman White, Proud, and Stupid

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    I went with the 80's, although I feel the 70's and present are right there. I had to go with the 80's though. Cronenberg in his prime, Argento nearing the end of his, the 50 million franchises with mindless sequels. I'll go with 2000's in second, I feel that the resurgance of great horror is upon us (although movies nowadays seem to transcend so many genres it's hard to specify what is truly horror). Too bad Hollywood is still making movies, then we wouldn't have to weed out the crap.
     
  6. walkingdude

    walkingdude Megatron

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    I took the 80's as well.I grew up on the horror movies from that decade.I love the 70's almost as much but the 80's hold a special place for me.
     
  7. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    have to go with the 1970's
     
  8. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    70s were more cerebral and gory, but the 80s were fun, especially growing up.
     
  9. betterdan

    betterdan Guest

    Easily the 70s
     
  10. Surnom

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    I went with the 80s, mostly because that's the one I know the best, closely followed by the 70s
     
  11. Meanie

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    I went with the 30s. I love all the Universal Horror films and Lugosi & Karloff were at their best.
     
  12. hell ya!

    hell ya! ~Go ahead, make my day~

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    Of course the 70's.
     
  13. Silent Noize

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    It was close between the 70's and 80's. But I had to choose the 80's, the decade of the slashers. They were both amazing decades for horror though.
     
  14. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    70s, 80s, then 60s. 80s would be best but it deteriorated into useless sequels the last few years.

    I don't really feel comfortable evaluating the decades before that because I've generally only seen some of the films, usually the best ones, but not enough to really get a sense of how good the decade was in general.

    To me, the Nineties were terrible, only a handful of good films and most of those weren't really straight horror. It was mostly an entire decade of the mediocrity that closed out the Eighties.

    I'd probably put the current decade 4th, just because I don't really feel equipped to judge anything pre-60s.
     
  15. RyanPC

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    It's a no-brainer for me: the 1970's. However, the 80's are close behind it.
     
  16. onebyone

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    That's pretty much what I am thinking.
     
  17. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    The '70's, followed by the '80's, '30's, '60's, and the '20's.
     
  18. Andy Brooks

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    The 70's for sure. The creepiest movies came out then (IMO) and it was the birth of the slashers. Awesome decade.
     
  19. Franco

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    '70s definitely! I love those old-paced movies with funny special effects and eerie music.
     
  20. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    I think the 70s really wrote the whole book for the next 30 years--just about everything since then has been influenced by or is reacting to the 70s horror films.
     

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