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04-10-2002, 05:47 PM
Yeah, 1987 was a great year for horror flicks. I hope I didn't miss any favorites though.

Weekend Box Office April 10-12, 1987:

1 - The Secret of My Success ($11,515,512)
2 - Police Academy 4 ($16,672,584)
3 - Blind Date ($21,459,589)
4 - The Aristocats (Re-issue) ($5,467,823)
5 - Lethal Weapon ($44,958,571)
6 - Platoon ($115,857,639)
7 - Raising Arizona ($6,372,000)
8 - Tin Men ($18,953,397)
9 - A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 ($38,311,718)
10 - Burglar ($13,735,475)
12 - Evil Dead 2 ($2,841,974)

04-10-2002, 09:45 PM
Cool poll Helly, again a lot of great horror films in 1987. I think clearly the better picture of the lot is Evil Dead II, but Hellraiser, Prince of Darkness, ANOES 3, Bad Taste and The Stepfather are all classics in my book.

04-10-2002, 10:26 PM
eh i went with Opera... , there was alota good choices up there, made it real hard

04-10-2002, 10:33 PM
I voted for the masterpiece that is PRINCE OF DARKNESS. It is one of my top 3 favorite films of all time, so my vote for it should surprise no one.

04-10-2002, 11:22 PM
I voted for Dream Warriors, more because it's a favorite than necessarily the best. Hellraiser is a good one, but I prefer 2, actually, and I prefer the original Evil Dead to the sequel.

These year-by-year polls are great, Helly.

04-11-2002, 12:51 AM
The final 3 choices for me were:

1. Evil Dead II
2. Hellraiser
3. Nightmare On Elm Street 3

...but Evil Dead II is my choice for the best in 1987. :D

Mark Relford
04-11-2002, 03:52 AM
That movie gets my vote. Bigelow rocks! I love her movies. (even the critically panned Blue Steel and Point Break.)
Fuck that tortured vampire bullshit, her vampires were vicious killers. (The way they should be!)
My other choice would be Nightmare 3. Like Ace, it's also a fave. It was a great experience watching this fun sequel with a packed crowd on opening day.

04-11-2002, 04:21 AM
Damn, good poll, tough choice.
I voted for Evil Dead 2, but Hellraiser and Opera were awesome too.

04-11-2002, 05:51 AM
As much as I don't like sequels, and even though my nick IS STREET TRASH I went with CREEPSHOW 2!

Street Trash, Blood Diner, Nekromantik, and Opera were all very close behind.

04-11-2002, 07:14 AM
Originally posted by Mark Relford
Blue Steel
mmmm, jamie lee curtis. :)

Bigelow rocks!

Agent Z
04-11-2002, 01:00 PM
2 - Police Academy 4 ($16,672,584)

POLICE ACADEMY 4 snookers 16 milliion from the public?? Kinda makes the Enron scandal look forgiveable.

04-11-2002, 02:50 PM
I love all of them but my vote went to "Hellraiser".
Barkerís debut is a remarkably captivating picture.
Coming in second would be "Near Dark" followed by "Prince Of Darkness", "Evil Dead 2" and the underrated "Stepfather".

04-11-2002, 03:48 PM
Damn, I didn't know so many good ones came out that year. There's no way to pick. I like too many of those. Some are on my list of all time favs, such as The Hidden, Near Dark, The Lost Boys and Evil Dead 2.

Agent Z
04-11-2002, 08:52 PM
Steve Guttenberg bashing aside.....:D ......I will go with EVIL DEAD 2.........which would probably also pick up "Best Ending" of 1987.

DVD Connoisseur
04-12-2002, 11:30 PM
......Nekromantik. It's no glossy masterpiece but I love its rough and rather seedy charm! One things for certain, it's not a film you forget in a hurry.

In terms of "quality" films, Near Dark, Prince of Darkness, Opera, Hellraiser, ED2...they all score highly on the "must have" list.

06-21-2002, 11:16 AM
I had to go for Opera, though Hellraiser was close.

bwana the clown
06-21-2002, 02:41 PM
This was a hard one, but Hellraiser's my choice. Original and bloody as.....hell!

06-21-2002, 10:39 PM
The Lost Boys all the way. It has the distinction of beging the only Schumacher film I really like (Well, Falling Down was pretty good).

06-21-2002, 11:49 PM
Funny, but I had a feeling you'll vote for **John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS :D

**lame joke alert! ;)

06-22-2002, 02:05 AM
That is the worst joke I have ever heard in my life Helly, even worse than the notion of HOSR being a good film!

haha j/k :D

06-22-2002, 04:01 AM
I actually thought about voting Carpenter across the board just to see the forum light up in disgust. It would have been funny to see some of the reactions......

"Just cuz you have the same name doesn't mean his films are better man."

"If your name was Schumacher would you have voted for all....er....one of his film too?"

"How was Adrienne Barbeau in bed?" :D

I'm still mad about that 1980's poll....it's just way to hard to pick one. I am leaning towards The Fog though....haha

06-22-2002, 09:01 AM
Well, I think your name rocks. :D
I wish my last name was De Palma though. ;)

...and for the Canadian ham:

"I spent eight years trying to reach rhett, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up for good because I realized that boy got a uncurable addiction for Ghoulies Goes To College and Final Exam" - Dr. Hellbilly, HorrorDVDs Psycho Analyzer.

:D ;)

06-22-2002, 09:43 AM
Haha, that was good Helly, you've been redeemed. ;)

for now...

06-26-2002, 01:41 AM
Wow, way too many good ones there, I'm gonna forfeit this one. Wheres 1985 at so I can vote for Return of the Living Dead?

06-29-2002, 09:23 PM
I went with Nightmare on Elm Street 3 on this. Lots of good movies though.

07-03-2002, 12:07 PM
The "Prince Of Darkness", if you please. He likes "The Hidden" and "The Lost Boys" too.

07-06-2002, 03:31 AM
Seems I've already voted on this one, but I don't remember when, or what for, but looking at the list, I'm sure it was The Lost Boys.

07-08-2002, 06:57 PM
I'll say.....Evil Dead 2. But close seconds are:

Prince of Darkness
Monster Squad
The Thing

07-12-2002, 06:01 PM
Grat year for horror....but I have to say EVIL DEAD 2.

07-16-2002, 01:06 PM
Great year... Still loyal to Argento so OPERA gets my vote

06-16-2008, 02:40 PM
Bad Taste, no question in my mind.

06-16-2008, 03:32 PM
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3. Definitely a good year for horror, though.

06-16-2008, 05:08 PM
WOW that was one great year for horror films! But, I have to go with Evil Dead 2, but many close 2nds on that list.

06-19-2008, 11:52 PM
Prince of Darkness is my favorite from '87. Nightmare on Elm Street part 3 would probably be my runner-up. The Monster Squad, The Lost Boys, and Evil Dead 2 are all great fun and deserve mention.

06-20-2008, 12:03 AM
A difficult trio of choices, but Jerry reigns supreme...

06-21-2008, 05:22 PM
Back in 1987, The Lost Boys would've won this poll. Easily. But it's 2008 and while Lost Boys would still be very near the top, along with Opera, NOES3, and Hellraiser, NEAR DARK wins this one. One of my favourite vampire movies of all time.

06-21-2008, 05:38 PM
Nightmare 3,Near Dark and Evil Dead 2 are all favorites.Went with Nightmare 3 just because.

06-21-2008, 07:42 PM
Some really good ones on this list- I gave the edge to Evil Dead 2

06-21-2008, 07:46 PM
Damn, a really tough choice. I truly love Hellraiser, The Gate, The Monster Squad, and The Stepfather.

...but it has to be Hellraiser.

The Chaostar
06-22-2008, 02:10 AM

But I should have voted for HIDDEN

Zero votes? Come on guys!

06-22-2008, 03:37 AM
Fuck, this is a tough poll. So many good flicks! I have to go with "The Monster Squad". I love Evil Dead II, NOES3, and Hellraiser, but what other PG-13 movie do you know that has an exploding werewolf??!

06-22-2008, 03:53 AM
nightmare 3

Erick H.
06-22-2008, 06:04 AM
Some good ones here but the only one that still jars me is OPERA.

06-23-2008, 07:55 PM
Yeah, Opera is my vote for 2nd best of the year.