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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 2082 Average listal rating (1403 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 1611 Average listal rating (1103 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Evil Dead II (1987)
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People who added this item 519 Average listal rating (288 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Vanishing (1988)
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People who added this item 1386 Average listal rating (901 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 2818 Average listal rating (1822 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 515 Average listal rating (330 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 6419 Average listal rating (4445 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)
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People who added this item 2516 Average listal rating (1732 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Thing (1982)
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People who added this item 320 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 488 Average listal rating (306 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 278 Average listal rating (155 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
Maniac (1981)
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People who added this item 1560 Average listal rating (1018 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Anguish (1988)
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People who added this item 750 Average listal rating (506 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Fog (1980)
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People who added this item 666 Average listal rating (464 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Fright Night (1985)
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People who added this item 1976 Average listal rating (1267 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Poltergeist (1982)
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People who added this item 733 Average listal rating (490 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Creepshow (1982)
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People who added this item 476 Average listal rating (289 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Hunger (1983)
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People who added this item 3103 Average listal rating (2053 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Gremlins (1984)
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People who added this item 746 Average listal rating (488 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Scanners (1981)
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People who added this item 729 Average listal rating (430 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Dead Ringers (1988)
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People who added this item 316 Average listal rating (221 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 847 Average listal rating (556 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 274 Average listal rating (202 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
House (1986)
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People who added this item 1243 Average listal rating (805 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pet Sematary (1989)
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People who added this item 2186 Average listal rating (1410 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Fly (1986)
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People who added this item 778 Average listal rating (501 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Re-Animator (1985)
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People who added this item 710 Average listal rating (477 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 276 Average listal rating (193 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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