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16 years, 7 months ago
With Halloween coming up, I need some good "bad" 80s horror movies, beyond the usual Halloween/Friday the 13th/Nightmare on Elm Street franchises...

Preferably ones on DVD.

So far I've got Sleepaway Camp, Salem's Lot, The Fog, Terror Train and Hellraiser lined up to rent...

Any other suggestions?
    MattNash
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    16 years, 7 months ago
    "Evil Dead 2", the most fun you'l have in an hout and thirty minutes, you don't even have to have seen the first one.
      System
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      Texas Chainsalmassacre(the original, or was it from the 70s), C.H.U.D., Frightnight, Day of the Dead, House, Poltergiest, Sleepaway Camp 2, Critters, The Ghoulies, People Under the Stairs, Serpent and the Rainbow, night of Demons, Slumber Party Massacre, Pumpkin Head, Exorcist 2, Army of Darkness, Children of the Corn
        System
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        16 years, 7 months ago
        "My Bloody Valentine", "Prom Night", "Tourist Trap"
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          16 years, 7 months ago
          Phantasm, The Thing, Sometimes they Come Back,

          Brain Dead and Bad Taste!

          If you want real retro, then maybe Dolls? The Child's Play Movies?


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            16 years, 7 months ago
            Creepshow
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              16 years, 7 months ago
              So... what have you got against Creepshow 2?

              Actually which one is it that has 'The Raft' in it?

              I've read all the tales that appear in Creepshow 1+2 (In Skeleton Crew and Night Shift.) and find them to be vintage SK!!


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                bleukeekat
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                16 years, 7 months ago
                ice cream man, suspiria (one of the scariest), prom night 4 is way better than the original, phantom of the paradise is pretty freaky, brain dead is great (mentioned above) but it goes under two titles if you cant find it in bd, dead alive. if you're going peter jackson, BD/DA is the best but meet the feebles is also awesome and a good halloween movie, its like the muppets on acid
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                  GrimmBilly
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                  16 years, 7 months ago
                  Autobot_Matrix
                  Actually which one is it that has 'The Raft' in it?


                  Creepshow 2 has The Raft.

                  One classic you can't forget about is Pet Semetary. Although I wouldn't consider it a "bad" horror film. It's one of the few that have managed to pass the test of time and it is still scary and disturbing.
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                    System
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                    16 years, 7 months ago
                    Critters? that's actually a comedy/Sci-fi flick, and yes Texas Chainsaw Massacre was in the 70's while part 2 was in 1986.

                    Here are some great 80's horror flicks i recommend:

                    "Evil Dead 1 & 2".
                    " Re-Animator".
                    " Day of the Dead".
                    " Demons".
                    " Lifeforce". (Great 1985 Sci-fi horror hybrid)
                    " Nightmare City ( a.k.a. City of the Walking Dead)". ( The TRUE source of running zombies)".
                    " Cannibal Holocaust". ( the inspiration to the Blair Witch Project, very disturbing, graphic and realistic Italian horror tale that is hard to watch)
                    " American Werewolf in London".
                    " Zombie".
                    " City of the living Dead ( a.k.a. Gates of Hell)".
                    " House By The Cemetery".
                    " The Beyond".
                    " The Return of the Living Dead" ( also had early running zombies).
                    " Maniac ( 1980)".
                    " Halloween 2".
                    " Hellraiser 1 & 2".
                    " Nightmare on Elm Street 1 & 3".
                    " Friday The 13th series".
                    " Phenomena ( a.k.a. Creepers)".
                    " Scanners".
                      System
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                      16 years, 7 months ago
                      Those are some great suggestions - thanks all! :lol:

                      I'm particularly psyched about the Cannibal Holocaust one....sounds freaktastic.
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                        GrimmBilly
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                        16 years, 7 months ago
                        Night of the Creeps is also a classic, but pretty hard to find. Why isn't it out on DVD yet?! :evil:
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                          punky
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                          16 years, 7 months ago
                          I love the creepshows. I recently found them in the $5.50 bin at Walmart. I HAD to buy them!
                            System
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                            16 years, 7 months ago
                            Don't think it's on DVD but a really scary '80's movie is Dark Night of the Scarecrow. I've seen it a few times but not recently. Check it out if you get the chance.


                            ~Karen
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                              Dorothy_Zbornak
                              Those are some great suggestions - thanks all! :lol:

                              I'm particularly psyched about the Cannibal Holocaust one....sounds freaktastic.


                              Thanks! all must see movies for horror fans, but be warned "Cannibal Holocaust" is a very unpleasant, realistic, sick and fascinaing documentary-esque Italian horror cult classic that isn't for weak stomaches or hearts, it's hard to watch but a unique movie, coming to DVD next month on the 25th and this movie was the inspiration to "The Blair Witch Project" with the same kind of movie camera trickery of realism and same idea about trying to find a lost filmmaker's footage while trying to do a documentary.
                                16 years, 7 months ago
                                motel hell is corny but entertaining! phantasm 2 is action packed and gorier then the 1st one (though the first is still the best!). another movie to see is the gate. I saw part of the movie deadly friend on tv when I was younger and some of that seemed creepy.
                                  System
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                                  16 years, 7 months ago
                                  How about "Vamp" with Grace Jones? Now that is pretty campy - and VERY 80s!
                                    Mystie
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                                    16 years, 7 months ago
                                    Does Once Bitten count as a horror movie? I like that one. :lol:
                                      System
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                                      16 years, 7 months ago
                                      I forgot to mention, "Cannibal Holocaust" does also have actual animal killing in it such as a real turtle getting ripped from it's shell to be prepared as dinner by the cannibal tribes.
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                                        noshadow
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                                        16 years, 7 months ago
                                        If you want bad 80s horror, I'd suggest 1 of 2 movies:

                                        1) Monster Squad - a group of pre-teen bastards fight the classic monsters. very 80s and had surprisingly good effects.

                                        2) Rawhead Rex - It's very 80s and very BAD.
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