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Added by the giraffe on 10 May 2011 04:28
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My favorite Horror movies - 80s

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Hellraiser (1987)
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People who added this item 2047 Average listal rating (1380 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Evil Dead (1983)
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People who added this item 1590 Average listal rating (1083 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Evil Dead II (1987)
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People who added this item 510 Average listal rating (284 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Vanishing (1988)
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People who added this item 1367 Average listal rating (890 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 2788 Average listal rating (1803 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 503 Average listal rating (321 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 6359 Average listal rating (4402 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)
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People who added this item 2466 Average listal rating (1698 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Thing (1982)
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People who added this item 308 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 482 Average listal rating (303 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 276 Average listal rating (153 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
Maniac (1980)
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People who added this item 1536 Average listal rating (1002 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 738 Average listal rating (497 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Fog (1980)
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People who added this item 658 Average listal rating (458 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Fright Night (1985)
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People who added this item 1948 Average listal rating (1247 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Poltergeist (1982)
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People who added this item 721 Average listal rating (481 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Creepshow (1982)
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People who added this item 462 Average listal rating (279 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Hunger (1983)
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People who added this item 3073 Average listal rating (2033 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Gremlins (1984)
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People who added this item 730 Average listal rating (479 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Scanners (1981)
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People who added this item 722 Average listal rating (425 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Dead Ringers (1988)
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People who added this item 313 Average listal rating (217 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 837 Average listal rating (546 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 265 Average listal rating (195 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
House (1986)
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People who added this item 1216 Average listal rating (788 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pet Sematary (1989)
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People who added this item 2171 Average listal rating (1398 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Fly (1986)
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People who added this item 762 Average listal rating (492 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Re-Animator (1985)
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People who added this item 699 Average listal rating (466 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 264 Average listal rating (185 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Demons (1985)
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Purely entertaining

None of these are essential, but they're all solidly entertaining...especially if you're into horror.
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This list was helped along by the following lists:
History of Horror by diabolical dr voodoo

Best in Horror: 1980's by Xanadon't

The 80s are by far my favorite decade for horror, perhaps because it's the decade I grew up in but the sheer number of horror films made during those years seems to suggest otherwise. While the horror market suffered at times from oversaturation (especially slashers), the '80s produced a lot of entertaining horror films, launched several series with strong beginnings, and best of all wasn't plagued with unnecessary remakes. Plus Stephen King's work started getting adapted more often, usually with very entertaining results, and I feel like the special effects really picked up during the '80s.

So here's what I consider the best of the best.

See also:
My favorite Horror movies by decade for links to my lists for other decades
My favorite performances - Horror
My Top 20 Horror Films

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