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04-27-2002, 09:18 AM
Not a great year methinks, except for a few like the underrated I, Madman or Alejandro Jodorowsky's Santa Sangre which got my vote.

04-27-2002, 02:23 PM
Pet Sematary gave me the fuckin' creeps. That get's my vote.

04-27-2002, 04:47 PM
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5 gets my vote!;)

04-27-2002, 05:10 PM
SOCIETY all the way! I absolutely love this horror/dark comedy classic, and it is Brian Yuzna's BEST film!

04-27-2002, 05:58 PM
Shocker was the best for me, followed closely by Friday 8

04-27-2002, 10:28 PM
Not horror's greatest year, but I voted for "Warlock". Wish the DVD was letterboxed.

04-27-2002, 10:46 PM
Ouch...what a bad year.

My vote goes to Parents, Randy Quaid rules. ;)

04-27-2002, 10:54 PM
Society all the way.

06-21-2002, 11:25 AM
I voted for Halloween 5. In this sorry year, it actually stood out!

bwana the clown
06-21-2002, 02:31 PM
Jeez, good horror really took a dive in the late 80s, didn't it?

Santa Sangre is an easy choice for me. Probably one of the last great horror movies that I saw in the cinema.

06-21-2002, 10:44 PM
The scenes with Zelda are some of the creepiest I have seen. Gage is pretty freaky towards the end as well. Pet Cemetary gets my vote. This was a pretty weak year compared to the others.

06-21-2002, 11:39 PM
Little Gage's tragic death in PET SEMATARY is very shocking, always kinda hard for me to watch.

DVD Connoisseur
06-23-2002, 02:16 AM
....I caught it on the big screen back in '89 and loved it to bits. Delicious to look at - recommended.

There are some other corkers in that list - Society and Halloween 5 I caught at one of the Black Sunday festivals in the UK...great memories.

Santa Sangre's excellent. I have the UK VHS and soundtrack but would love to see it released on DVD.

Peter Vincent
06-25-2002, 06:11 PM
I was living in NYC this year, and I wanted a Fright Night 2 so bad I could spit! Needless to say, it never got a theatrical release in NY (maybe some independant theatres got it, but I never saw it).

It was just THEE highly anticipated movie for me! I wasn't let down either!

Honorable mention to Nightmare 5. Freddy was just a part of my life at this point!

06-25-2002, 06:26 PM
Yep, another great underrated gem that's screaming for a DVD release.

06-29-2002, 09:25 PM
Had to go with Pet Sematary. Many frightening scenes throughout the movie. I still love the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street entries though.

07-09-2002, 06:52 PM
Pet Semetary. Its one of the best King movies made.

Pope V
07-12-2002, 04:17 AM
Pet Semetary

07-12-2002, 04:56 PM
FRIGHT NIGHT 2...not as good as the first but damn Regina was sexy. Now all we need is a dvd release!!

07-16-2002, 02:47 PM
HALLOWEEN 5, Michael Myers is still going strong

07-19-2002, 10:31 PM
I'll go with Fright Night 2, Pet Semetary is a close second.

06-16-2008, 02:52 PM
My favorite was Friday the 13th Part VIII. But I think the best of the year was clearly Warlock. I also want to make sure to put in a good word for After Midnight. I thought that movie was quite good.

Haven't seen I, Madman yet. Is that DVD supposed to be fullscreen or is that an MGM fuck-up?

06-16-2008, 03:16 PM
Again a no brainer IMO, SANTA SANGRE.

06-16-2008, 03:35 PM
There are many faves of mine from this year, but I'd have to say that I think Puppet Master deserves more love than it generally gets. One of the all-time best direct-to-video films... not that that's a particularly great feat, but it's a solid low-budget horror film for sure.

07-07-2008, 06:29 PM
Not a memorable year for horror. Voted for Halloween 5 even though it was a step down from Halloween 4. I've never seen Santa Sangre, but am very curious.

07-07-2008, 07:05 PM
I clearly have to see I, Madman.

07-07-2008, 07:56 PM
Halloween 5.

Mutilated Prey
07-07-2008, 09:48 PM
Had to go with Halloween 5 - I liked the whole intrigue of trying to figure out who the mark of thorn guy was that broke Michael Myers out of jail.

Society is friggin' weird - haha.

07-07-2008, 11:24 PM
Easy choice for me, Pet Sematary. The sister with Spina Biffida (sp.) always creeps me out.

07-12-2008, 09:56 PM
Went with Warlock, it was fun. Kinda imaginative too.

Erick H.
07-13-2008, 06:21 AM
DEAD CALM was the best acted I saw but it straddles the fence between "horror" and "thriller".As a straight up horror film PET SEMATARY is good (not quite up to the book,but solid).AFTER MIDNIGHT is worth a look for anthology fans who may not have caught up to it.

07-13-2008, 03:56 PM
I was thinking about voting for one of the sequels: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5, FRIDAY THE 13TH 8, or HALLOWEEN 5 but in the end I went with the one I saw in theaters and absolutely loved: Warlock

07-13-2008, 05:17 PM
Boy, there's some crap there.

However, two really stand out. Thumbs up to Dead Calm. You would be forgiven for expecting a lot less given the cast, but it really delivers, imo.

However, SANTA SANGRE is something else.

07-13-2008, 05:19 PM
Santa Sangre's excellent. I have the UK VHS and soundtrack but would love to see it released on DVD.

You've got the UK VHS - buy the UK DVD! It's astonishing!

Kim Bruun
10-04-2008, 11:09 AM
I had to go with Halloween 5 - sure, it has continuity issues, but viewed on its own terms, it's technically accomplished, even a little inventive in terms of the camera work. And it manages to scare me, something which few late 80's horror films are capable of.

10-04-2008, 12:59 PM
FRIGHT NIGHT 2 great underrated sequel IMO.

Harry Warden
10-04-2008, 04:39 PM
Pet Sematary, but I, Madman was a lot of fun. Not a good year for horror.

10-04-2008, 09:06 PM
I voted Pet Sematary, it is very dark and disturbing to me still.
I'm a huge fan of the Halloween series but part 5 did nothing for me, especially after part 4 which I thought was fantastic.
Both the Friday and Nightmare films had run out of steam for me by this time too. :(

10-04-2008, 09:58 PM
Bad year for horror - is this really the best from that year?

Santa Sangre was the best film...

10-12-2008, 04:18 AM
HALLOWEEN 5. Just for those two clutz cops in it.

10-12-2008, 07:52 AM
Pet Semetary

Uncle Jay
10-20-2008, 05:58 PM
I'm not sure how this list is being concocted but it seems like it's mostly horror (not sure what Communion is doing there).

1989 in horror was rather weak. Dead Calm is the best film in that list.


Followed by these:
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Pet Sematary
Vampire's Kiss
The Toxic Avenger Part II

I also have a few guilty pleasures in form of Deep Star Six, Leviathan and The Fly II.


10-20-2008, 06:30 PM
Yeesh, whatta year. Sundown is on the list for this week, but other than that, I'd go with Pet Sematary, a successful King adaptation--and one of his most effective stories. Really creepy stuff. Of course, my enjoyment of the film is boosted by South Park lampooning of it over several episodes.

10-20-2008, 06:31 PM
[SIZE="3"][FONT="Times New Roman"]I'm not sure how this list is being concocted but it seems like it's mostly horror (not sure what Communion is doing there).

1989 in horror was rather weak. Dead Calm is the best film in that list.

You didn't like Santa Sangre?

Uncle Jay
10-20-2008, 09:32 PM
You didn't like Santa Sangre?

Totally didn't see that there. How the fuck did I miss that!? :eek2:

I still pick Dead Calm though, that's a terrific film. But yes, Santa Sangre is a treasured gem as well. Haven't seen it in like ten years, but Jodorowsky is a legend, and I love all his films (though I haven't seen Tusk or The Rainbow Thief).