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Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
I think the 80s had some decent horror movies. The 90s? Not too great. But I think within the last couple years horror movies are getting better (at least some of them are).

If you could pick your favorite horror movie(s), any decade, what would you pick? I would have to pick Children of the Corn, Silver Bullet, The Shining, Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2, Ghost Story and Phantasm. What about the rest of you?
Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
Halloween and Friday the 13th 3 and 4 are my favorites.
Posted by Spooka Lupa (Member # 2700) on :
As a few of you know, my top choice is Evil Dead 2. The whole trilogy is great.

I don't watch too many real horror movies, but there are some I like a lot (like the aforementioned movies). American Werewolf in London is really good. The Lost Boys is also a good one.

Shaun of the Dead is the funniest horror movie I've ever seen.

Silver Bullet is a good choice. That Corey Haim is just so darned cute and little in it. Plus you can't go wrong with a rocket-powered wheelchair built by Gary Busey.
Posted by raggedyman (Member # 4065) on :
DEMONS and RE-ANIMATOR - 100% Pure 80's Gore-Fests! a perfect Saturday night double bill.
Posted by feelingfine2 (Member # 5058) on :
You all have my favorite horror movies-Loved Silver Bullet and lost boys(Corey Haim is great!) The Shining, Phantasm, Halloween, Friday the 13th, Children of the Corn and all the Evil Deads. Did anyone like trilogy of terror?
And I'm trying to figure out the name of a horror movie I think I saw in the 80's..maybe 70's? It takes place in a house where they whispher 'Alice'..I always thought that was pretty creepy...
Posted by feelingfine2 (Member # 5058) on :
Anyone like 'People under the stairs?'
Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :
FEELINGFINE: Are you sure they dont whisper "Sally"? Cuz I watched an old TV movie yesterday called DONT BE AFRAID OF THE DARK about a woman who inherits a house that has little gremlin-like monsters in it that whisper "Sally, SAllllly" and torment her. (If you guys look up the reviews for it on IMDB you will see it has a HUGE fanbase: All people who saw it as a kid on TV and had the crap scared out of them!)

I thought we had to name ONE flick from each decade: If we are allowed to lump all our faves together:

I'm sure I'll think of more later.
Posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess (Member # 1877) on :
This is a good topic and very appropriate for the season. I was just thinking about this today. What horror movies am I getting in the mood to see:

A Nightmare on Elm Street. I love it when Freddy comes out of the wall and Glen aka Mr. Depp gets sucked into the bed. Some great effects in that movie.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre--really any will do and I am going to see the new one in theaters this time. I don't remember the last time that I saw a horror movie at the theater. I think in order to get the full effect it is best to see them at the theater.

Halloween 1 & 2 for obvious reasons.


The Exorcist

Those will do to start me out...
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
Originally posted by feelingfine2:
Anyone like 'People under the stairs?'

Yeah, it was pretty good. I like Wes Craven movies.
Posted by Chucky (Member # 4575) on :
April Fools Day.
Fright Night.
People Under the Stairs.
Maximum Overdrive.
A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Friday the 13th.
Posted by maxwellhauser (Member # 4968) on :
70s Texas Chainsaw Massacre
80s Basket Case
90s Tie - Army of Darkness/Frankenhooker (both comedies)
Posted by 80'sfreak (Member # 3922) on :
Never seen basket case. Is that any good? Should I check it out?
Posted by Chucky (Member # 4575) on :
What about these films, but ive never seen them! Hopefully some of you can let me know what there like?

Chopping Mall.
Posted by cindymancini (Member # 679) on :
Originally posted by Chucky:
What about these films, but ive never seen them! Hopefully some of you can let me know what there like?

Chopping Mall.

Hey Chucky,

As corny as it may sound, I think Chopping Mall and Dolls are great movies. Neither are particularly scary but they each have their own charm. I bought both of them last year!

Chopping Mall is awesome cause it was filmed entirely in the Sherman Oaks Galleria Mall, where Fast Times was also shot. It no longer exists. I believe it was torn down in the mid 90's. I just love the idea of being trapped and running around in a mall at night. Must be the Valley Girl in me [Wink] !

As for Dolls, this is another movie that just has a feel all it's own. When I watch it, it's like I'm in 5th grade all over again. The characters and the house and dolls are awesome in a totally creepy 80's way.

See both of these! They're classics!
Posted by Chucky (Member # 4575) on :
Hey cindymancini

Thanks for that. Ive just ordered Chopping Mall, so ill let you know what i think!!
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
Originally posted by Chucky:
What about these films, but ive never seen them! Hopefully some of you can let me know what there like?

Chopping Mall.

I agree with Cindy--Dolls is a good movie. I watched it for the first time last year. Ghoulies is just okay. I didn't really care for it. Chopping Mall was good, but not what I expected it to be--I didn't expect robots!
Posted by The Wizard (Member # 533) on :
80s: Poltergeist
90s: Ringu & Ring 2 (original Japanese)

All three films have given me sleepless nights..!
Posted by Cotter (Member # 5081) on :
Return of the Living Dead II and Halloween 2 and 4 are my definate favorite horror movies of the 80's and all time [Big Grin] .
Posted by NowhereGirl (Member # 465) on :
CHUCKY, that was a great list.
enjoy chopping mall and i hope you check out dolls as well. both are total 80s cheese, but great.

return of the living dead 1 & 2..halloween 1 & 2, creepshows 1 & 2...those would be my choices.
Posted by maxwellhauser (Member # 4968) on :
I loved Return of the Living Dead - where the zombie tells his girlfriend that if she loves him, she'll let him eat her brain.

Great 80s moment - girl with punk rock hair strips naked and starts dancing in the rain, in the graveyard.
Posted by Cotter (Member # 5081) on :
Don't forget--acid rain-- [Big Grin] . I have the soundtrack to ROTLD II... it actually kicks major ***!
Posted by rainbow brite (Member # 5094) on :
hi! it's rainbow brite,I love the 80's my husband thinks I am a dork! but, i can;t get enough of all things 80's! I have not seen reanimator, demons, or suspiria! but, i love evil dead, texas chainsaw massacre,and all friday the 13th. I have a lot more to talk about though, looking forward to hearing from 80's people like myself!
Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :
You know what I never realized before? On the soundtrack for RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD there is a band called SSQ ("Tonight We'll Make Love Until We Die", "Trash's Theme")....their lead singer is STACEY Q who had 80s pop hits like "Two Of Hearts" and "We Connect"!
Posted by Booger (Member # 4569) on :
I'm more of a comedy person but I enjoy a good scary flick around this time of year.

I recently read an article that suggests this new wave of horror movies is here to stay for a while. But it also said that when something starts to work, more people start to attempt it. People keep on doing the same thing over and over and then suddenly it's not there anymore. I guess they mean if they continue to churn out too many sequels to movies like Saw, Hostel, The Hills Have Eyes, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc... then people will get bored and stop going to see them.

Here's my list:

60s- Night of the Living Dead, Psycho

70s- Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, The Town That Dreaded Sundown

80s- Christine, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street (only the first one), The Hitcher (even though it's more of a thriller), Happy Birthday to Me, Mother's Day, Silent Night, Deadly Night, Child's Play

90s- From Dusk Till Dawn, Scream

00s- The Devil's Rejects
Posted by Chucky (Member # 4575) on :
NowhereGirl, thanks.

I got myself Chopping Mall, which really is quite cheesey but its okay. Havent got Dolls yet!! But i did get Goulies 1&2, umm what can i say, well i didnt bother watching number 2!!!!!

What about Critters and Gremlins ( i love gremlins 1&2), can we call them horror!!!!?

Ive just realised i forgot to add my all time favourite film/s.


(love them all)
Posted by Les Anderson (Member # 5107) on :
anyone remember My Demon Lover? more of a comedy than horror but its really cool, i actually bought it on video last yr, since it has yet to come to dvd.
Posted by 80'sfreak (Member # 3922) on :
i love that movie!! I haven't seen it in years but i'd love to see it again. I may have to pick up the vhs on amazon. Great 80's flick!
Posted by Les Anderson (Member # 5107) on :
yeah Amazon is where i got my copy, it was cheap, cuz i got it from a seller used. i figured ill wait for the dvd to buy it new. anyways i wish i could find a cheap vhs copy of The Monster Squad, but they tend to cost a lot.
Posted by rainbow brite (Member # 5094) on :
Originally posted by raggedyman:
DEMONS and RE-ANIMATOR - 100% Pure 80's Gore-Fests! a perfect Saturday night double bill.

Posted by rainbow brite (Member # 5094) on :
hey raggedyman! love the name I am new to the forums and had no idea this site existed until I googled a question regarding an 80's movie and this is where rainbow brite landed! I have viewed other posts and noticed someone else is also rainbow brite; but, there can be two just unique in each way. anyhoo, I have never seen demons or reanimator! I know where have I been? I am going to try and get my hands on copies of them both and will post my reply thanks for the thumbs up! I added you to my buddylist, I am fascinated by england, my middle name happens to be diana, I am honored by one of the greatest women who ever lived. hope to chat again soon.
Posted by Tantive7 (Member # 5796) on :
Can someone help me??
Where can I get My Demon Lover on DVD and how can I get my hands on the soundtrack??
Thank you
Posted by MrStrange (Member # 5802) on :
I'd argue the 80s was the best decade for horror. For individual films, the 1970s produced the best of the genre (Halloween, The Exorcist, Straw Dogs, The Omen etc.), but for sheer diversity and filmmakers realizing the genre could be fun not depressing (Last House On The Left), the decade brought us so many wonderful films.
Posted by jimpickens (Member # 5801) on :
Cannibal Holocuast, Make Them Die Slowly, Maniac, Madman, Friaday the 13th, and the original TCM.
Posted by shadow_x (Member # 5810) on :
All theese movies you are posting are really good and i don't want to to say the same again.
I just wanted to add a great movie and one of my favorites of all times, Near Dark. It's a great vampire movie and i read somewhere that a remake is on the way. Totally worth it to give this movie a chance.
Posted by DEE1980 (Member # 5766) on :
my favorite horror movie of all time is "NIGHT OF THE LIVING". I also like "DAWN OF THE DEAD", "EVIL DEAD", "CRITTERS", "THE GATE"...

Did anyone ever see "LADY IN WHITE" that looks scary...

i also thought the "SLITHER" was really really good...a lot of people don't agree...i thought it was funny...

i can't wait to see that new movie BUGS...
Posted by DEE1980 (Member # 5766) on :
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
Most of my favourite horrors are from the 60's and 70's. I'm really into the Hammer Horrors and Amicus Horrors, *Bows down to Peter Cushing* [Wink] I love quite a few from the 80's too and the old Universal monster classics [Smile]

[ 23. May 2007, 14:55: Message edited by: Helen_S ]
Posted by james Andrews (Member # 1425) on :
Is there any fans of the Maniac Copp movies?
Posted by CrashesParties n TheValley (Member # 2903) on :
[Eek!] WOW that's eerie i just purchased Maniac Cop from my job yesterday we had it on DVD for only $5.88 [Big Grin] Starring Tom Atkins(Halloween 3,The Fog) & Bruce Cambell(Evil Dead 1 & 2) It's not one of my Fav's but when i'm bored enough i'll watch it...besides it was ony $5.88. But like i was telling my friends "the '80s had the best Horror Movies"

Here are a few of my fav:

Raw Head Rex (i bet not to many of you remember this one huh?
Creepshow 1 & 2 ("thanks for the ride LADY"
Night Of The Demons ("this is the house of the dead..and my daddy warned me about this house")
Halloween III ("Silver Shamrock")
Friday The 13th Pt. 2-3-4-5 & 8
Prince Of Darkness
Return Of The Living Dead
Ghoulies 1 & 2
Slumber Party Massacare
Sleepaway Camp Massacare
Ghost Story
Prom Night
Trick Or Treat
The Beast Within

Man that's just a few off the top of my head i remember '80s HORROR RULE!!!
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
Glad to see another Ghost Story fan! As for the Maniac Cop movies, I have never seen one. Are they any good?
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :

Halloween III ("Silver Shamrock")

Yay, nice to see Halloween 3 getting some love [Wink] That's my second favourite of the series.

Phantasm 2 is the best Phantasm film I think, followed by the 4th, love them all tho [Smile]
Posted by james Andrews (Member # 1425) on :
I like the 3 Maniac Cop movies alot. I think most people would like the second one, but the first from 1988 is cool also. Unusual for a film, Tom Atkins is the hero for the film until about 3/4 into the movie, and then Bruce Campbell takes over(he plays it straight during the movie though).
The score is cool throughout, very sad.
In the sequels it's Robert Davi who's the hero, it's great having him as a main character instead of his usual supporting roles.
An underrated movie as well to me.
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Posted by james Andrews (Member # 1425) on :
I like Creepshow 2 also and Phantasm 2, especially for the music.
The director of Phantasm 2 also did Bubba Ho-Tep and although almost a horror film The Beastmaster starring Marc Singer, released 25 years ago in august.(has anyone visited the pyramid in the movie? I think it's in a place called Lake Pyramid, in California).
Any other fans of Beastmaster?  -
Posted by Devolution (Member # 1731) on :
Devolution here,

Beastmaster is great. Only for the fact that Marc Singer would be in V later on.

Posted by james Andrews (Member # 1425) on :
I like V alot also, and have the pilot and the mini-series along with about 5 episodes of the series. I don't enjoy Marc Singer as much, but I like Michael Ironside.

Some of my favourite horror films:
Pet Sematary
The Blob 1988
the House series
Nightmare On Elm Street 1,3,and four
Friday The 13th 4,6,7 and 8
Silver Bullet
The Gate
Posted by just one of the girls (Member # 5766) on :
Night of the Creeps is my absolute favorite. I can't find it on dvd though and that really sucks.

night of the living dead- scares me too.

i love movies with zombies in it.
Posted by james Andrews (Member # 1425) on :
Hi, I managed to get a copy of Night Of The Creeps from ebay, it contained 2 versions.
Do you like the line "Screaming like banshees!"?
I like the scene also when Tom Atkins speaks about his childhood sweetheart.

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