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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 2132 Average listal rating (1441 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 1658 Average listal rating (1137 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Evil Dead II (1987)
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People who added this item 544 Average listal rating (305 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Vanishing (1988)
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People who added this item 2886 Average listal rating (1871 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 544 Average listal rating (350 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 6529 Average listal rating (4540 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 2603 Average listal rating (1803 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 341 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 501 Average listal rating (316 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 292 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Maniac (1980)
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People who added this item 1607 Average listal rating (1048 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 120 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Anguish (1987)
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People who added this item 786 Average listal rating (528 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Fog (1980)
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People who added this item 696 Average listal rating (486 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Fright Night (1985)
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People who added this item 2013 Average listal rating (1289 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Poltergeist (1982)
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People who added this item 764 Average listal rating (509 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Creepshow (1982)
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People who added this item 496 Average listal rating (301 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 3147 Average listal rating (2086 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Gremlins (1984)
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People who added this item 778 Average listal rating (512 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Scanners (1981)
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People who added this item 764 Average listal rating (450 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 333 Average listal rating (231 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 879 Average listal rating (583 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 282 Average listal rating (206 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
House (1985)
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People who added this item 1268 Average listal rating (825 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 2244 Average listal rating (1453 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Fly (1986)
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People who added this item 816 Average listal rating (531 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 739 Average listal rating (492 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 298 Average listal rating (212 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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