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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982) 0 0%
Mr. Boogedy (1986) 2 4.65%
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) 20 46.51%
The Midnight Hour (1985) 3 6.98%
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980) 0 0%
Really Weird Tales (1987) 0 0%
Haunted by Her Past (1987) 0 0%
Blackout (1985) 1 2.33%
This House Possessed (1981) 2 4.65%
Midnight Offerings (1981) 1 2.33%
Don't Go to Sleep (1982) 6 13.95%
I Saw What You Did (1988) 1 2.33%
High Desert Kill (1989) 1 2.33%
Covenant (1985) 0 0%
The Bad Seed (1985) 0 0%
The People Across the Lake (1988) 0 0%
Bay Coven (1987) 0 0%
The Intruder Within (1981) 1 2.33%
Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989) 1 2.33%
others 4 9.30%
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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Best 1980s made for TV horror film?

Just watched Midnight Offerings (1981) and wow, what great movie. If it wasn't for the weak ending I would've given it five out of five stars. What is your favorite 1980s TV horror flick?


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Old 07-07-2008, 08:12 PM   #2
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Dont Go to Sleep, Dark Night of the Scarecrow, Midnight Offerings, The Babysitter, This House Possessed, The Midnight Hour... and those are just a few of the awesome 80s made for TV movies I love. It is too hard to pick just one, damn you Billy!
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:34 PM   #3
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Dark Night of the Scarecrow, although it is definitely in good company with the others listed. Made for TV in the 80's was great, a cut above the theatrical stuff we get these days too, I'd say.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:03 PM   #4
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Tough call, but Don't Go to Sleep edges out Dark Night of the Scarecrow.

High Desert Kill deserves some love too, as it's cheesy fun ("10,000 volts!!!") with a tinge of eerie mood mixed in. The Intruder Within and Bay Coven are also favorites.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:20 PM   #5
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Other: The Demon Murder Case.

Don't know if it holds up as well today, but I remember it being REALLY freaky...
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:26 PM   #6
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Anyone know where to get a copy of This House Possessed? My girlfriend saw it back in the day and loved it, but I can't seem to get lucky anywhere.

You know, preferably someplace I don't have to PAY for a cheap VHS bootleg, I mean. :/
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:29 PM   #7
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Actually, ignore that... I just got lucky on a search somewhere else.

I should vote for that one after I actually get around to watching it.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:31 PM   #8
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midnight hour edges out dark night of the scarecrow and trapped 1989 kathleen quinlan horror film that is still pretty cool
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:45 PM   #9
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Don't Go To Sleep baby. I like Dark Night of the Scarecrow too, but Don't Go To Sleep really got to me as a kid.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:52 PM   #10
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Lots of great made for TV horror in the 80's, but I still think the previous decade was better for the small screen. Dark Night of the Scarecrow is my personal favorite. Don't Go to Sleep would be a close second.

This House Possessed was also cool. The running shower turning into blood scared the hell out of me as a kid.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:23 PM   #11
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Yes, technically it got a limited theatrical release, but it was originally conceived and shot as a TV movie.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:43 PM   #12
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I can't really vote, I've only seen Dark Night of the Scarecrow but that was great.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:19 PM   #13
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Scarecrow was good fun, and remains on my "wishing for a DVD release" list.

Intruder Within was absolute crap. At that age I was accepting of nearly any (then) modern sci-fi tripe, especially if it had a creepy monster. Considering I was guilty then of the unforgivable sin of thinking Buck Rogers was good (well, not totally unforgivable, there was Erin Grey and Pamela Hensley), Intruder Within must have truly been the leavings of a dysentery infected goat for me to have hated it. I think I remember actually walking up to to TV with some toilet paper when the credits were rolling, and wiping off the screen in symbolic protest.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:22 PM   #14
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I haven't seen any of these. But 'High Desert Kill' has got Marc Singer, so it's got to be awesome.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:37 PM   #15
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Other: The Demon Murder Case.

Don't know if it holds up as well today, but I remember it being REALLY freaky...
I watched that when it first aired back in '83. I was in grade school and it gave me a sleepless Sunday night. Never saw it again. I'm also wondering how it would hold up?
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