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24th October 2005 6:45  #1

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Your fave 80s horror movie?
Halloween is almost upon us, and the 80s IMO had some superb horror flicks compared to any other decade.

The 80s horror flicks left nothing to the imagination when it came to grusome creative murders unlike the 70s horror flicks, where it was all suggestive, and low budget.

So come on what's your fave 80s horror flick?

24th October 2005 12:30  #2

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Poltergeist and Nightmare on Elm Street.

24th October 2005 14:50  #3

Colton Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: Singapore Posts: 73
Nightmare on Elm Street Part 1, An American Werewolf in London and Frightnight. The part in Frightnight where the guy walked down the dark alley only to be cornered by the vampire, simply gives me the chill.

24th October 2005 16:50  #4

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
The original Nightmare on Elm Street freaked me out when I first saw it.  Now days, it's kind of funny to watch since it has Johnny Depp in it.  Halloween got to me as well.  I have a special place for Silver Bullet which isn't very good, but had to be one of the first horror movies I saw when I was young.

24th October 2005 17:16  #5

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When I think about the 80's horror, the 3 that comes in mind right away are; Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Halloween.  Cheesy now, but still a classic.

24th October 2005 19:01  #6

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
When picking a movie from a specific time period you just have to go with something indicative of that time, and Fright Night is pure 80s all the way. Other favorites of mine are Silver Bullet, The Lost Boys, Near Dark, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Return Of The Living Dead, and Poltergeist; all have a specific 80s flavor to them that can't be mistaken for any other decade. And as a refresher folks, Halloween is not an 80s film, it was released in 1978.

24th October 2005 22:36  #7

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Quote: Originally posted by Matt Joseph
When picking a movie from a specific time period you just have to go with something indicative of that time, and Fright Night is pure 80s all the way. Other favorites of mine are Silver Bullet, The Lost Boys, Near Dark, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Return Of The Living Dead, and Poltergeist; all have a specific 80s flavor to them that can't be mistaken for any other decade. And as a refresher folks, Halloween is not an 80s film, it was released in 1978.


Well, you can't go wrong with any of those.  Sure, Halloween was released in 1978, but I am sure a lot of us didn't see it until the early 80s.  There wasn't much difference between a movie set in the late 70s to one in the early 80s.

24th October 2005 23:52  #8

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
Quote: Originally posted by Adrian Jones
Well, you can't go wrong with any of those.  Sure, Halloween was released in 1978, but I am sure a lot of us didn't see it until the early 80s.  There wasn't much difference between a movie set in the late 70s to one in the early 80s.


That's o.k.  I'll just replace it with Evil Dead.  What about Doom..anyone seen it?

25th October 2005 0:15  #9

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Quote: Originally posted by Danny Boy
What about Doom..anyone seen it?
It was okay until the end, and I don't mean the first person shooter sequence.

25th October 2005 4:26  #10

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I was supposed to see Doom today, but those pesky hurricanes shut down all the theaters for the day.

25th October 2005 5:31  #11

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
chaaa chaa cha...
Some of those Frightnerz have already been spoken for, such as Fright Night which is a classic...even Friday the 13th, as mentioned, but failed to mention was Friday the 13th '3-D'.  In this new release the moviegoer was required to wear 3D glasses.

"1982 - Friday the 13th - Part III is released in more cinemas than any previous 3D movie had played all together making it the biggest opening afforded a 3D feature"
 
Though Amityville made it to 3D in 1983, it was a flash in the pan in comparison to Friday the 13th Part III in 3D.

Jason was real in ways we never imagined.  

I remember the audience gasps and screams, and especially seeing half the audience duck, as 3D dark passages and unexpected corners, took us to the next level that was in your face horror, literally.

25th October 2005 10:32  #12

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
House - that was a good one...

25th October 2005 23:46  #13

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,457 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Quote: Originally posted by Worst Nightmare
House - that was a good one...


Uh...not so much here...

I'll vote fer Evil Dead 2 and The Thing. And maybe The Fly for good measure.

26th October 2005 13:42  #14

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Quote: Originally posted by Gabriel Powers
Uh...not so much here....
sniff Sad....I thought it was good...

26th October 2005 15:26  #15

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
House wasn't really a horror movie though.  It was more of a spoof.  I liked it.  If only they could get all of the stupid sequels out on DVD.

26th October 2005 20:46  #16

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Anchor Bay have released all four House movies on DVD on R2.

26th October 2005 21:32  #17

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,457 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Quote: Originally posted by Worst Nightmare
sniff Sad....I thought it was good...


It always seemed like a pale immitation of Evil Dead 2 to me. That and when I was a kid the poster of the severed hand holding the key. I think the poster and vidoe box art was sometimes the best thing about '80s horror. Is there a website that groups it? I know Dave Brock has some video nasty box pics on his site.

27th October 2005 4:28  #18

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
Evil Dead 2, Nightmare On Elm Street, and Friday The 13th.

27th October 2005 6:09  #19

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Okay heres mine, this also includes my guilty pleasures, and are in no particular order.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 1,3, and 4

Friday the 13th 1, 3, 4 and 6

The Burning

Sleepway Camp 1 and 2

Child's Play

Creepshow 1 and 2

Dead Ringers

Scanners

Dead & Buried

The Fly 1 and 2

Lost Boys

Maximum Overdrive

An American Werewolf in London

Howling

Firestarter

Pet Sematary

Cat's Eye

Dead Zone

Critters

The Blob (80s remake)

Day of the Dead

Return of the Living Dead

Cujo

Fright Night 1 and 2

The Gate

Ghoulies

Evil Dead 1 and 2

Hellraiser 1 and 2

The Fog

Halloween 3 and 4

House 1 and 2

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Deadly Friend (corny but excellent death scene involving a basketball)

Poltergiest 1 and 2

Re-animator

Shining

The Stuff

Shocker

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Videodrome

Warlock

Watcher in the Woods

27th October 2005 17:03  #20

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Sleepaway Camp is defintely a guilty pleasure.  Does any one else have the 3 disc set that featured the Red Cross on it that was withdrawn when the Red Cross threatened to sue the production company?

27th October 2005 18:20  #21

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
so many camp horrors Floyd, so little time.... Happy

9th February 2006 6:51  #22

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
"Poltergeist"

9th February 2006 7:22  #23

captmarvel Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 101
Two come to mind; John Carpenter's The Thing and a creepy little ghost story with George C. Scott, The Changeling.

9th February 2006 10:18  #24

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,112 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
A Nightmare on Elm Street. I was obsessed with Freddy in the late 80s and early 90s. Also had a thing for Fright Night, because I love vampire movies.

9th February 2006 19:21  #25

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
The Shining

The Fly

The list is short but I don't like horror films. Most of them don't work for me. I keep trying to like them and sample them from friends who rave on about them but I must have been off sick that day at school when they were teaching this stuff. Watched Saw recently (again, trying to make the effort) and it wasn't bad. Despite it's low budget, the director seemed to be able to make it work.

11th February 2006 0:14  #26

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
floyd dylan wrote: Okay heres mine, this also includes my guilty pleasures, and are in no particular order.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 1,3, and 4

Friday the 13th 1, 3, 4 and 6

The Burning

Sleepway Camp 1 and 2

Child's Play

Creepshow 1 and 2

Dead Ringers

Scanners

Dead & Buried

The Fly 1 and 2

Lost Boys

Maximum Overdrive

An American Werewolf in London

Howling

Firestarter

Pet Sematary

Cat's Eye

Dead Zone

Critters

The Blob (80s remake)

Day of the Dead

Return of the Living Dead

Cujo

Fright Night 1 and 2

The Gate

Ghoulies

Evil Dead 1 and 2

Hellraiser 1 and 2

The Fog

Halloween 3 and 4

House 1 and 2

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Deadly Friend (corny but excellent death scene involving a basketball)

Poltergiest 1 and 2

Re-animator

Shining

The Stuff

Shocker

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Videodrome

Warlock

Watcher in the Woods


Oh man, you just took me back on a SERIOUS time trip! LOL
My friends and I saw all of those movies together.  Some we enjoyed more than others, but at the time we considered ourselves serious horror movie fans!  
Out of them all, Halloween is my all-time favorite.  I still have trouble to this day watching that movie alone. LOL

11th February 2006 3:57  #27

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Or my favorite spoof that is now available on DVD:  Saturday the 14th.

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