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mamamiasweetpeaches
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Please list some of your faves

I feel like watching some unsung gems I havent seen yet:

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Here's a few favs that spring to mind that, for the most part, are pretty underrated:


Dolls(1987)
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Bad Dreams(1988)
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The Living Dead Girl (La Morte Vivante)(1982)
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Scarecrows(1988)
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Deadly Blessing(1981)
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The Keep(1983)
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Pumpkinhead(1988)
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Ghost House(1988)
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Hope these selections help you out.

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Pyro, Ghosthouse is an awesome movie!! I was thrilled when I found it on DVD.

Other underrated horor gems, for me, are...

Cassandra (hard to find--VHS only--got my copy from Amazon)
Funeral Home (one of my faves from my childhood)
Mountaintop Motel Massacre (so darn bad it's good)
American Gothic
Dolly Dearest (this one may be from the 90s)
The Subspecies series

I'm sure I'll think of more later...I love horror movies.

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I love FUNERAl HOME! LOL And no one EVER mentions it! Glad to see Im not alone.
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My best friend growing up had it taped off TV. That was the first time I'd ever seen it. Most ppl have never heard of it. I bought it on DVD when it finally came out!
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would the funhouse be considered under rated?
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Definitely! The Funhouse is definitely underrated.
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Yes...and coincidentally I just bought THE FUNHOUSE for my daughter and her friends to watch a few weeks ago

These are good picks, Guys. you really know your stuff.

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Check out The Boogens (1981) !

It'll be released on dvd and blu-ray in august.
Here's the trailer : www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCh-aJ9pt4k

Also worth mentioning : The Unseen (1980), Sole Survivor (1983), and Italy's Zeder (1983, aka Revenge of the Dead).

And talking about The Funhouse.. it got a truly superb release on blu-ray in the UK last year from
Arrow Films. Very, very good new transfer and tons of bonus features which include 3 commentary tracks
and multiple featurettes.
It may very well be Arrow's best blu-ray release so far !

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Zeder is an absolute favorite! It's great.
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Blood Beach.
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You know oddly enough the first time I watched Funhouse and Dead and Buried I didn't like them so much. But gave them a repeat viewing and really like them now.
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The Same with Pumpkinhead, and Children of the Corn to.
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here's a few i feel are worth hunting down mamamiasweetpeaches if you haven't seen them.

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mortuary 1983

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the incubus 1981

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anguish 1986

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bloody birthday 1981

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stagefright aka deliria 1987

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night visitor 1989


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eyes of a stranger 1981

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pulse 1988

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sweet sixteen 1983

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grandmother's house 1989

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There are alot of ones that look good here, that I haven't seen yet. I love the handpainted horror posters.
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i've never seen funeral home,heard a lot of good things about it,i'll have to see if i can get my hands on a copy.

another one i've never seen is the boogens,when it comes to blu ray/dvd later in the year i'll have to see about tracking that one down as well.

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Funeral Home (1980) watch it here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-B92eEE5Vs

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you know what i really liked bloody birthday. i have to mention halloween 3 again, this is really underated one. how about motel hell?
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Pumpkinhead is an excellent choice, Pyro. It makes me wish that Stan Winston would have directed more movies, although SFX were definitely his calling card. Between Lance Henriksen's performance, the design of the monster, the backwoods setting, and Richard Stone's score, you've got a superior monster movie.

Here are my picks:

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
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Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
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Critters (1986)
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C.H.U.D. (1984)
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The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
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Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
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all great films there zach


here's a few more i feel are well worth checking out

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the beast within 1982- directed by philippe mora who made that other 80s horror classic the howling 2 [Big Grin]

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visiting hours 1982- great early 80s slasher starring the creepy michael ironside.

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wolfen 1981 - awesome early 80s werewolf horror starring albert finney and gregory hines

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scream for help 1984 - sleazy 80s horror/thriller from michael winner.

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cat people 1982- stylish early 80s erotic horror remake directed by paul schrader.

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from a whisper to a scream 1987- decent horror anthology directed by jeff burr who made leatherface - texas chainsaw massacre 3 and starring horror veteran vincent price.

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the church 1989- i personally prefered soavi's 1987 horror stagefright but i still enjoy this enough to recommend it.

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watchers 1988 - very underated horror starring the late corey haim and also starring that creepy canadian michael ironside.
based on a novel by dean koontz.

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prison 1988- renny harlins excellent prison set horror(hence the title) starring viggo mortensen.

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the initiation 1984 - cool early 80s slasher with a great cast set overnight in an abandoned mall.

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Good movie Zigyma7ik, but we're looking for 80's movies here.

And very nice picks here so far everyone. [Cool]

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