Top 10 Horror Movies From Each Decade - 80's

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  1. spawningblue

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    I know lists are done to death, but since this is a bit of a slow period for the horror community I thought why not. And surprisingly I couldn't find anything like this in the search thread so I thought it would be fun. I'm sure some lists will include a lot of the same choices, but I'm also sure that some will include some movies that will encourage others to check them out. Also, I'm curious to see what movies will make the most lists.

    Damn this one was the hardest decade to put together. How can you choose only 10? Hell it would be tough choosing 10 slashers form the 80s, let alone 10 horror movies in general. I really hated having to leave off some of the titles that I did, but that is the fun and toughness of top 10 lists. There are always those that deserve to be up there and those that you really want up there. I decided to go with the latter, even if it meant a couple of repeat franchises due to all the awesome sequels to come out in the 80s. So, here goes my list, and I can't wait to see what everyone else has.


    Top 10 Horror Movies of the 80's

    10. The Changeling (1980)
    9. Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982)
    8. City of the Living Dead (1980)
    7. Return of the Living Dead (1985)
    6. The Lost Boys (1987)
    5. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    4. The Fog (1980)
    3. Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives (1986)
    2. The Thing (1982)

    and my favourite movie from the 80's is...

    1. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

    I hate putting two movies from the same franchise on this list but what can I say, it is my favourite franchise and just about any movie from it could be on here and deservingly so. Well maybe not part 8, but all of the rest could easier have made it. I chose part 4 because it has the best the series has to offer; great characters, great kills, and it's actually dark and scary at parts. It was tough choosing between this one and part 6 as Lives is such a fun movie with I believe the most kills in the series, but the lack of gore and seriousness made me give the edge to part 4. Oh, and it has Corey Feldman which is also bonus points in my opinion.
     
  2. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    10. Terror Train (1980)
    9. Day of the Dead (1985)
    8. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
    7. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    6. Demons (1985)
    5. It Came Without Warning (1980)
    4. Scared to Death (1981)
    3. The Howling (1981)
    2. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

    1. Friday the 13th (1980)
     
  3. Cujo108

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    1: Prince of Darkness
    2: The Hitcher
    3: Videodrome
    4: The Thing
    5: Society
    6: Black Rainbow
    7: Dead & Buried
    8: Tenebre
    9: Halloween III: Season of the Witch
    10: Deadly Blessing
     
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    No particular order

    The Funhouse
    The Burning
    Friday The 13th
    An American Werewolf In London
    Day Of The Dead
    Creepshow
    The Thing
    Hell Night
    The Fog
    Silver Bullet
     
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    1. Friday The 13th
    2. Child's Play
    3. Phantasm II
    4. Hellraiser
    5. Hellbound: Hellraiser II
    6. Halloween II
    7. Psycho II
    8. The Evil Dead
    9. A Nightmare On Elm Street
    10. Puppet Master
     
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    1. The Shining (1980)
    2. The Evil Dead (1981)
    3. The Thing (1982)
    4. Tenebre (1982)
    5. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    6. Santa Sangre (1989)
    7. Paperhouse (1988)
    8. The Changeling (1980)
    9. Opera (1987)
    10. A Nightmare On Elm Steet (1984)
     
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    1) The Thing
    2) Return Of The Living Dead
    3) Hellraiser
    4) Day Of The Dead
    5) The Blob
    6) Evil Dead
    7) The Shining
    8) Monster Squad
    9) Lost Boys
    10) Halloween II
     
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    Silent Night Deadly Night
    Friday the 13th Part 2
    Happy Birthday to Me
    The Prowler
    The Burning
    My Bloody Valentine
    The Mutilator
    The Beyond
    Pieces
    Friday the 13th Part 4

    I could go on forever.
     
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    10. The Beyond
    9. A Nightmare on Elm Street
    8. Return of the Living Dead
    7. The Evil Dead
    6. Day of the Dead
    5. The Fly
    4. Hellraiser
    3. The Thing
    2. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
    1. Re-Animator
     
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    Listed in order from Awesome to Awesome:

    The Monster Squad
    The Thing
    Waxwork
    Videodrome
    Day of the Dead
    Evil Dead II
    Halloween II
    Inferno
    Class of 1984
    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Honorable Awesome Mention:

    Gremlins
     
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    01. Possession (1981)
    02. Videodrome (1983)
    03. The Shining (1980)
    04. The Thing (1982)
    05. Santa Sangre (1989)
    06. Poltergeist (1982)
    07. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    08. Re-Animator (1985)
    09. Hellraiser (1987)
    10. Angst (1983)
     
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    01. The Thing
    02. The Shining
    03. The Evil Dead
    04. Creepshow
    05. A Nightmare On Elm Street
    06. Day Of The Dead
    07. Friday The 13th
    08. The Beyond
    09. Fright Night
    10. Videodrome
     
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    Also in no particular order:
    (and lots of close calls with movies that didn't quite make my top ten)

    The Thing
    Day of the Dead
    Return of the Living Dead
    Re-Animator
    Evil Dead
    Evil Dead II
    Dressed to Kill
    American Werewolf in London
    Nightmare on Elm Street
    Angel Heart

    alternates:
    Hellraiser
    Fright Night
    Frankenhooker
    Street Trash
    Living Dead Girl
     
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  14. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    1. Evil Dead
    2. Sleepaway Camp
    3. The Thing
    4. Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives
    5. Phenomena
    6. Nightmare on Elm Stree Part 3: Dream Warriors
    7. The Shining
    8. Night of the Creeps
    9. My Bloody Valentine
    10. Hellraiser

    this was the hardest list so far o.o
     
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    So many good ones. Eee. :eek:

    1. Sleepaway Camp (1983)
    2. Friday the 13th (1980)
    3. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
    4. Evil Dead (1981)
    5. Evil Dead II (1987)
    6. Poltergeist (1982)
    7. Friday the 13th Part II (1981)
    8. The Burning (1981)
    9. City of the Living Dead (1980)
    10. Phenomena (1985)

    I am probably substituting the bottom half for multiple other possible choices...I feel like I am leaving out so many. :( Dammit
     
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    Intruder
    My Bloody Valentine
    Mother's Day
    Friday The 13th Part 3
    Night Of The Creeps
    Chopping Mall
    The Stuff
    Hello Mary Lou..Prom Night 2
    Sleepaway Camp 2; Unhappy Campers
    The Blob '88
     
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    Another tough call,again,I could come up with another worthy 10 list easily.In no particular order....

    The Fog
    The Shining
    Creepshow
    Poltergeist
    A Nightmare On Elm Street
    Re-Animator
    An American Werewolf In London
    The Thing
    Ghost Story
    The Hitcher
     
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    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    My favourite decade for horror, along with the 70's.

    1. Halloween II
    2. The Prowler
    3. Cujo
    4. Friday the 13th
    5. Friday the 13th Part 2
    6. Poltergeist
    7. The Thing
    8. Link
    9. Sole Survivor
    10. Ghost Story
     
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    1) The Shining (1980)
    2) The Thing (1982)
    3) Creepshow (1982)
    4) Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
    5) The Fog (1980)
    6) Day of the Dead (1985)
    7) Poltergeist (1982)
    8) Phenomena (1985)
    9) Q: The Winged Serpent
    10) Hell Night (1981)
     
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    Despite its' insane quantity, the 80's (unlike 00-09) is a decade that also turned in some incredible quality.


    1. The Evil Dead
    2. Videodrome
    3. Creepshow
    4. Bad Taste
    5. Dead Dudes in the House / House on Tombstone Hill
    6. Killer Klowns from Outer Space
    7. Q the Winged Serpent
    8. Opera
    9. An American Werewolf in London
    10. The Fly


    Honorable Mentions:
    The Fog
    Little Shop of Horrors
    Wolfen
    Gremlins
    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
    Warlock
    Sleepaway Camp
    Cat People
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    Brain Damage
    From Beyond
    Poltergeist
    The Hunger
    Argento's Inferno
    Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
    Tenebre
    The Shining
    Fright Night
    Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
    Monster in the Closet
    The Howling
    Psycho II
    Hellraiser
    The Return of the Living Dead
    Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
    Deadly Friend
    Night of the Comet
    Friday the 13th Part III
    Phenomena
    The Howling III: The Marsupials
    Class of Nuke 'Em High
    Just Before Dawn
    Basket Case
    Christmas Evil / You Better Watch Out
    Island of the Alive: It's Alive III
    I, Madman
    The Dead Zone
    The Borrower
    Demons 2
    Rabid Grannies
    Near Dark
    The Company of Wolves
    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
    C.H.U.D.
    Poltergeist 2: The Other Side
    Child's Play
    Nightmare City
    Pet Sematary
    Motel Hell
    Hello, Mary Lou: Prom Night II
    Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
    Psycho III
    Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
    House
    The Boogey Man
    The Serpent and the Rainbow
    The Beyond
    Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (the Troll 2 of the 80's)
    Alone in the Dark
    Friday the 13th
    City of the Living Dead
    Ghoulies 2
     

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