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rhett
07-14-2011, 06:21 PM
As I said in my review for THE NESTING, I love me them titles from the eighties. While there's too many to list for this thread if we're just talking about eighties titles in general, if we narrow it to two word movies that start with "The", then we're in business. So from the list, pick your favorite, then maybe list other titles from the eighties you like the most in the thread itself. This thread is for the title only, not the merit of the actual film itself. Also, remakes like The Thing, The Fly, The Blob were not included since the title originated in another decade.

cazzasguy
07-14-2011, 06:54 PM
I voted for The Burning, but this thread got me thinking about The Kindred, a minor classic if ever there was one... and no prospect of it ever surfacing on DVD which is a real shame.

Mutilated Prey
07-14-2011, 07:06 PM
I too voted The Burning, but if I'm going on just the name itself it's easily THE BOOOOOOGENS!!!! :lol:

Demoni
07-14-2011, 08:08 PM
You have two "The Pit" but I only know one?

What is the other "The Pit"?

rhett
07-14-2011, 08:17 PM
You have two "The Pit" but I only know one?

What is the other "The Pit"?

Error on my part, although The Pit is so awesome it does deserve two spots. I've replaced one of them with "The Slayer".

muceo13
07-14-2011, 09:42 PM
where is The Thing?

spawningblue
07-14-2011, 10:35 PM
where is The Thing?

Here.

As I said in my review for THE NESTING, I love me them titles from the eighties. While there's too many to list for this thread if we're just talking about eighties titles in general, if we narrow it to two word movies that start with "The", then we're in business. So from the list, pick your favorite, then maybe list other titles from the eighties you like the most in the thread itself. This thread is for the title only, not the merit of the actual film itself. Also, remakes like The Thing, The Fly, The Blob were not included since the title originated in another decade.

Hellbilly
07-14-2011, 10:50 PM
The Sender. Honorable mention: The Prey.

russweiss
07-14-2011, 10:50 PM
My vote goes for The Howling. I had to sneak into the theater to see this because I was underage at the time. Very fond memories.

chancetx
07-14-2011, 11:12 PM
Too many good choices but I had to go with "Other" for:

The Funhouse (1981)

Honorable mention:

The Attic (1980 - though some sources say 1979)

Myron Breck
07-15-2011, 12:18 AM
Since we've been instructed to vote on the title and not the film itself, I had to go with THE BOOGENS because a) it makes no sense, and b) it always made me laugh because I'm incredibly mature.

Workshed
07-15-2011, 12:35 AM
The Howling title always intrigued me as a kid. Was it a sound, a small werewolf, some sort of ritual?

dave13
07-15-2011, 02:45 AM
went with The Pit. its such a great, seedy movie, and the title sounds itself sounds dirty too.

indrid13
07-15-2011, 03:35 AM
The Strangeness because frankly it makes you think this sucker is going to be strange!

satans-sadists
07-15-2011, 06:21 AM
My favorite is The Beyond. Next would be The Fog.

Erick H.
07-15-2011, 07:55 AM
THE SHINING,followed by THE FOG and THE BEYOND.

Stige
07-15-2011, 09:12 AM
had to go with the howling after serious debate with the fog

Copyboy
07-15-2011, 09:35 AM
I've never seen it but went with The Gate. Not sure why but I've always thought that title is creepy. Brings to mind a cemetery gate or the gates of hell, maybe something designed to keep someone out or even locked in? So many possibilities and none of them pleasant.

Close second for The Pit. Ha ha Love that title. The Pit of Despair.

chrismac87
07-15-2011, 10:30 AM
Ahem...

The Video Dead

Don't think I can think of any other title that sort of gets the whole general feel of the 80s like that one does.

The Tall Man
07-15-2011, 10:40 AM
Went for The Fog. It was a toss up between that and The Keep.

Katatonia
07-15-2011, 10:43 AM
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.

soxfan666
07-15-2011, 03:21 PM
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?

MorallySound
07-15-2011, 04:22 PM
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.

rhett
07-15-2011, 05:08 PM
Ahem...

The Video Dead

Don't think I can think of any other title that sort of gets the whole general feel of the 80s like that one does.

...narrow it to two word movies that start with "The"

;)

Drama Queen Die
07-15-2011, 06:00 PM
The Burbs

KGBRadioMoskow
07-15-2011, 06:39 PM
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?

allmessedup
07-15-2011, 07:11 PM
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.]

SaxCatz
07-15-2011, 08:07 PM
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.

chrismac87
07-15-2011, 08:44 PM
;)

Damn...

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

THE VIDEODEAD!

:D

JGrendel
07-15-2011, 09:51 PM
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.

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.

Chunkblower
07-16-2011, 12:46 AM
The Hunger.

One of my all time favourites.

Midnight Buddha
07-16-2011, 10:00 AM
I voted for THE BOOGENS, always loved that title :)

7dizbust
07-16-2011, 12:48 PM
Ba-ba-ba Booogans!

Drama Queen Die
07-18-2011, 04:47 PM
Good call on "the stuff." I also dig the wraith

MarkWarner
07-18-2011, 05:49 PM
Also, remakes like The Thing, The Fly, The Blob were not included since the title originated in another decade.

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.

Demoni
07-21-2011, 07:30 PM
where is The Thing?

Read the first post...

"Also, remakes like The Thing, The Fly, The Blob were not included since the title originated in another decade."

NightAndFog
07-23-2011, 11:06 PM
The Shining.Just it's title is evocative of something supernatural.One of the best movies ever made IMHO.

Demoni
07-24-2011, 01:13 AM
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.

The Shining is not a remake, itīs an adaptation.

pdw
07-24-2011, 08:39 PM
The Boogens.
As others have said, it's the ultimate WTF title.

Wraith7092
07-25-2011, 04:26 AM
In the 80's, I loved "The Gates of Hell"....but "The Fog" was pretty creepy as well.