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03-31-2002, 05:31 PM
Vote for the best horror film from 1980 please.

03-31-2002, 05:58 PM
well i picked City of the Living Dead, cuz thast my favorite horror flick...... too many good choices up there made it soooooooooo hard

03-31-2002, 06:03 PM
I voted for Friday the 13th. I love the series and this one has some great kills. I love the axe to the face.

03-31-2002, 11:33 PM
Damn Helly, you just had to make this tough on us! :) There are so many classic horror films in 1980 alone that it is almost impossible to pick just one. After tones of reasoning though, my pick is with The Shining. I am a Kubrick fan at heart, and the film is just so well done on all fronts that I really wouldn't feel right picking guilty pleasures like Friday the 13th or Prom Night over it.

Once again fine poll Helly, you still haven't got back to me on the marriage proposal yet though. :D

Mark Relford
04-01-2002, 01:01 AM
Gotta go with The Shining. Despite what King thinks of Kubrick's adaptation, it beats the crummy TV remake hands down. My second choice would be Maniac.

04-01-2002, 02:23 AM
Vote for Maniac 2nd choice was believe it or not House on the edge of the park. Damn I love those sleazy movies hehe.

Disco Stu
04-01-2002, 03:06 AM
What about "The Fly", "The Thing," "Evil Dead 2," and "Dead Ringers"?

04-01-2002, 03:22 AM
The Fly (1986)
The Thing (1982)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Evil Dead 2 (1987)

Sorry Disco. :D ;)

04-01-2002, 03:22 AM
Originally posted by Disco Stu
What about "The Fly", "The Thing," "Evil Dead 2," and "Dead Ringers"?

also Nightmare City ;) thats a guilty pleasure of mine from '80 too.........

04-01-2002, 04:59 AM
Where's "Hangar 18" ?. Only joking :). It was a hard pick, but I chose "The Changeling" because its scare scenes still give me goosebums no matter how many times I've seen it. -Like the scene with the boy in the well/bedroom looking up at the little girl; I know it's coming :eek: and I still get a chill.

Agent Z
04-01-2002, 05:16 AM
THE CHANGELING gets my vote. What a great movie! Great peformances......great story....great atmosphere.......really can't think of any major flaws in this little-known classic.

04-01-2002, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by DefJeff
Nightmare City ;) thats a guilty pleasure of mine from '80 too.........
Good call Jeff, that one is definitely a 1980 cheese classic!
"And the Nightmare becomes a reality."

Peter Vincent
04-02-2002, 01:57 PM
The Fog left the bigest impression on me back in '80! Scared the living shizo out of a 7 year old me! Had to give props (and my VOTE) to Carpenter's Fog!

04-09-2002, 09:56 PM
Decisions, decisions...

MANIAC won me over.

DVD Connoisseur
04-09-2002, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by STREET TRASH
MANIAC won me over.

Me too. Superb movie - genuinely chilling.

Strangely, The Shining never clicked with me. Maybe I need to return to this classic to see if my opinion has changed....

04-10-2002, 02:28 AM
The worst on the list, for me, is undoubtedly ANTHROPOPHAGOUS. A movie I didn't take too much a liking to. PROM NIGHT was also somewhat dull, and CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, while it has it's moments, is overall a dreary experience.

06-21-2002, 11:34 AM
Dressed To Kill got my vote, though I loved Terror Train. When is Terror Train coming to Region 1 DVD? By the way, you people can't be serious about The Shining, can you? That was a horrible film. It is an embarrassment to Kubrick. There is a reason that Stephen King redid this as a television miniseries. King knew it was awful!

bwana the clown
06-21-2002, 02:21 PM
City Of The Living Dead for me.

I've said it before and I'll say it again :

Disappearing zombies - it just don't get better than that!

06-21-2002, 10:51 PM
The Shining, The Fog, Terror Train, Prom Night, Friday the 13th, Maniac, Howling


I am now going to be up all night pondering...........HellbillyDeluxe you did this on purpose to mess with me :D

06-21-2002, 11:23 PM
Sorry about that John :D
Now be a man and VOTE! ;)

06-22-2002, 04:07 AM
OK....I have figured out what my tiebreaker is and my vote goes to The Howling. It was the first movie I recall seeing full frontal nudity in. :rolleyes:

HellBilly, if that's not a mans vote, I don't know what is! :p

06-22-2002, 09:33 AM
I dunno if that's a mans vote JC. Christopher Stone nude? :D

j/k ;)

Hmmm, Elisabeth Brooks. http://www.horrordvds.com/vbulletin/images/icons/icon14.gif
THE SENTINEL was my first movie I recall seeing full frontal nudity in (Beverly D'Angelo!).

06-22-2002, 03:31 PM
I think our perverse memories may just change the whole theme of this 1980 thread.

Good one about Christopher Stone! :D
I was so transfixed by Elisabeth, I didn't even remember him.

06-29-2002, 09:33 PM
Man what a huge year for movies.

Went with The Fog.

07-09-2002, 06:47 PM
Friday the 13th. The beginning to my favorite horror series of all time.

Pope V
07-12-2002, 04:22 AM
The Shining - still fucks with me to this day

07-12-2002, 04:48 PM
Gotta be the Howling...

The best werewolf movie to date.

07-13-2002, 11:18 PM
It's Johnny! :eek:

07-16-2002, 09:28 AM
INFERNO... it kills, Argento with some of his best moments

06-07-2008, 04:23 AM
Another great year for horror! :glasses: The Shining easily wins for me however. It's the one horror film I've watched more than any other ever made. Truth be told though I sure do love at least half of that list, especially Alligator.

06-07-2008, 04:35 AM
Wow that was hard. With The Shining, The Changeling and Dressed to Kill being the first 3 choices, I couldn't decide which one to pick. But, I had to go with The Shining. It's still the only horror movie (along with The Changeling, ironically enough) to ever truly scare me. It's also, IMO the best horror film of the bunch. Spectacularly well-made.


06-07-2008, 04:36 AM
Oh...and The Howling was 1981, no?


06-07-2008, 08:43 AM
Rewatched CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD earlier this year....still creeps me out, so it has my vote. One hell of a year, for sure.

06-07-2008, 08:58 AM
Oh...and The Howling was 1981, no?

I made this poll a couple of years ago based on IMDb info. I think they listed The Howling as 1980 first. They also had Videodrome listed as 1982 and then 1983. So it's not entirely my fault :(

06-08-2008, 06:23 AM
lol its cool man :)


06-08-2008, 10:18 AM

Mutilated Prey
06-10-2008, 05:39 PM
Friday the 13th - no question. Yes, there are a lot of great ones on here, but you can't dismiss the beginning of Crystal Lake.

06-10-2008, 06:55 PM
Friday the 13th - no question. Yes, there are a lot of great ones on here, but you can't dismiss the beginning of Crystal Lake.

Totally agreed.

06-14-2008, 07:18 PM
Carpenter's The Fog. Followed closely behind by The Howling.

06-14-2008, 07:44 PM
Too many great choices, but I went with The Fog. Humanoids, Howling, Shining, Changeling, etc.., etc.... are all great films as well.

06-16-2008, 03:50 PM
An amazing year. It's a shame we don't see more "packed" years such as this one.

My choice: The Changeling.

06-16-2008, 05:23 PM
The Shining!