Top 10 Horror Movies From Each Decade - 80's

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  1. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    1. The Shining
    2. Dead Ringers
    3. The Thing
    4. Evil Dead
    5. Tenebre
    6. Videodrome
    7. An American Werewolf In London
    8. Inferno
    9. The company of wolves
    10. The Beyond

    Left out

    The Howling
    Dead Zone
    Brain Damage
    Psycho III

    Worst

    It's gotta be The Howling II
     
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  2. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    I completely disagree. I think there were very few masterpieces. However, the bar for the average was set so high that the 80's will be forever remembered by real horror fans as probably the most entertaining decade. Many movies came close to greatness but every last one of them had a significant flaw.

    Except Bad Taste - which isn't perfect but I can't find a flaw. I know there's one there. But I can't find it.
     
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    1. Friday The 13th
    2. The Shining
    3. A Nightmare On Elm Street
    4. Halloween III
    5. Sleepaway Camp
    6. The Evil Dead
    7. Silent Night. Deadly Night
    8. Fright Night
    9. Creepshow
    10. Curtains
     
  4. Shlockjock81

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    In no special order:

    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    The Burning
    Evil Dead
    Halloween II & III
    Maniac
    Tenebre
    Phenomena
    Inferno
    The Thing
     
  5. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    10) Bad Taste (1987) / Meet the Feebles (1989)
    09) Dead & Buried (1981)
    08) Night of the Werewolf (1980)
    07) Day of the Dead (1985)
    06) The Evil Dead (1981) / Evil Dead II (1987)
    05) Brain Damage (1988)
    04) The Fly (1986)
    03) The Shining (1980)
    02) The Thing (1982)
    01) Videodrome (1983)

    I'd put my top 5 against anything any other decade can throw at me.
     
  6. bigwes15

    bigwes15 Active Member

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    Incredibly hard to put together just 10 for the incredible 80's, the best decade for horror by far in my opinion. I will give it a shot regardless!!
    1. Madman (Am I the only one to put this on the list so far?? For shame, guys.)
    2. Friday the 13th
    3. Friday the 13th 2
    4. Silent Night Deadly Night
    5. Halloween 2
    6. Nightmare on Elm Street
    7. The Fog
    8. Prince of Darkness
    9. Halloween 4
    10. Fright Night
    My sincere apologies to The Howling, My Bloody Valentine, Sleepaway Camp, Ghost Story, Pet Sematary, Day of the Dead, The Thing, American Werewolf in London, and countless others from the greatest decade.
     
  7. spawningblue

    spawningblue Deadite

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    Yeah this decade was the hardest for me. I could have easily did a Top 25 and filled it with great horror films. That is why this list went up last, had so much trouble narrowing it down. And then when I got to like 15 it became almost impossible.
     
  8. dave13

    dave13 Well-Known Member

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    damn its hard to make any original choices on this list....

    10. The Beyond
    9. City of the Living Dead
    8. Dead Ringers
    7. Re-Animator
    6. Opera
    5. The Thing
    4. The Fly
    3. An American Werewolf in London
    2. Videodrome
    1. The Shining
     
  9. Christ75

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    So much to choose

    - The Shining
    - Fright Night
    - An American Werewolf in London
    - The Fly (remake)
    - Evil Dead 2
    - Opera
    - Silver Bullet
    - A Nightmare on Elm Street
    - Friday the 13th The Final Chapter
    - Hellraiser II
    - Poltergeist
    - Basket Case

    love also:
    Hellraiser
    Pet Sematary
    The Howling
    The Evil Dead
    Inferno
    Tenebre
    Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
    C.H.U.D.
    Poltergeist 2: The Other Side
    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
    Child's Play
    Day of the Dead
    Halloween 2
    Halloween III
    The Fly 2
    House
    Prince of Darkness
    Christine
    The Lost Boys
    Cujo
    Children of the Corn
    Monkey Shines
    Possession
    Shocker
    Sleepaway Camp 2

    not really horror movie but close:
    Dressed to Kill
    Videodrome
    Invaders From Mars
    Creepshow
    Gremlins
    The Thing
    Leviathan
    Lifeforce
    Dead Heat
     
  10. Ash28M

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    Here are your 80's leaders so far.

    Most 10 ten votes...

    1. The Thing (1982) (17)
    2. The Evil Dead (1982) (13)
    3. The Shining (1980) (12)
    4. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (11)
    5. An American Werewolf in London (1981) (9)
    5. Day of the Dead (1985) (9)
    7. Friday the 13th (1980) (8)
    7. Videodrome (1982) (8)
    9. Hellraiser (1987) (6)
    9. Halloween II (1981) (6)
    9. Creepshow (1987) (6)

    12. The Fog (1980) (5)
    12. The Beyond (1981) (5)
    12. Re-Animator (1985) (5)
    12. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) (5)
    12. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) (5)
    12. Poltergeist (1982) (5)
    18. Phenomena (1985) (4)
    18. Tenebre (1982) (4)
    18. The Fly (1986) (4)
    18. Return of the Living Dead (1985) (4)
    18. My Bloody Valentine (1981) (4)
    23. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) (3)
    23. Evil Dead II (1987) (3)
    23. Sleepaway Camp (1983) (3)
    23. The Burning (1981) (3)
    23. The Blob (1988) (3)
    23. City of the Living Dead (1980) (3)
    23. Fright Night (1985) (3)
    23. Opera (1987) (3)
    23. Inferno (1980) (3)
    23. Silent Night Deadly Night (1984) (3)

    1st Place Votes..

    The Shining (1980) (4)
    Friday the 13th (1980) (3)
    The Thing (1982) (2)
    The Evil Dead (1982) (2)
    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
    Prince of Darkness (1987)
    Re-Animator (1986)
    Possession (1981)
    Sleepaway Camp (1983)
    Halloween II (1981)
    Videodrome (1982)
    Madman (1982)

    2nd Place Votes..

    The Thing (1982) (3)
    Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) (2)
    Videodrome (1982) (2)
    The Shining (1980) (2)
    Friday the 13th (1980) (2)
    The Hitcher (1986)
    Child's Play (1988)
    The Evil Dead (1982)
    Return of the Living Dead (1985)
    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
    Sleepaway Camp (1983)
    The Prowler (1981)
    Videodrome (1982)
    Dead Ringers (1988)

    3rd Place Votes

    The Thing (1982) (4)
    The Shining (1980) (2)
    Creepshow (1982) (2)
    Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives (1986)
    The Howling (1981)
    Videodrome (1982)
    Phantasm II (1988)
    Hellraiser (1987)
    The Evil Dead (1982)
    My Bloody Valentine (1981)
    Cujo (1983)
    Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    An American Werewolf in London (1981)


    (X-human I only took the first film from your number 6 and 10 as I'm only accepting 10 films)
     
  11. Kolpitz

    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    1.) Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn
    2.) Poltergeist
    3.) The Shining
    4.) A Nightmare on Elm Street
    5.) Fright Night
    6.) The Thing
    7.) Day of the Dead
    8.) The Return of the Living Dead
    9.) An American Werewolf in London
    10.) Videodrome
     
  12. eric_angelus

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    1. Re-Animator
    2. A Nightmare on Elm Street
    3. Friday the 13th Part 2
    4. The Howling
    5. Fright Night
    6. Return of the Living Dead
    7. The Evil Dead
    8. Creepshow
    9. The Nest
    10. Videodrome
     
  13. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    1. An American Werewolf in London
    2. Near Dark
    3. Wolfen
    4. My Bloody Valentine
    5. The Lost Boys
    6. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
    7. Silver Bullet
    8. Fright Night
    9. A Nightmare on Elm Street
    10. The Thing
     
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    Friday The 13th
    Friday The 13th Part 2
    Friday The 13th Part 3
    Friday The 13th The Final Chapter
    A Nightmare On Elm Street
    Child's Play
    Child's Play 2
    Halloween II
    My Bloody Valentine
    Slumber Party Massacre

    Honorable Mentions:

    A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
    Silent Night Deadly Night
    Happy Birthday To Me
    Cujo
    An American Werewolf In London
    The Howling
    The Lost Boys
    Silver Bullet
    Slaughter High
    Sleepaway Camp
     
  15. indrid13

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    Here in no order...


    Prince of Darkness
    Halloween II
    The Thing
    Day of the Dead
    The Prowler
    Tenebre
    Videodrome
    The Shining
    Happy Birthday to Me
    My Bloody Valentine
     
  16. spawningblue

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    Child's Play 2 is actually 1990.
     
  17. MarkWarner

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    In no order:

    The Thing
    The Evil Dead
    Evil Dead 2
    The Shining
    A Nightmare On Elm Street
    Halloween III
    Halloween 4
    Creepshow
    Day Of The Dead
    The Fog
     

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