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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 2102 Average listal rating (1415 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 1630 Average listal rating (1118 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Evil Dead II (1987)
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People who added this item 533 Average listal rating (299 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Vanishing (1988)
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People who added this item 2859 Average listal rating (1852 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 527 Average listal rating (342 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 6474 Average listal rating (4494 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 2558 Average listal rating (1766 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 331 Average listal rating (179 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 493 Average listal rating (308 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 284 Average listal rating (157 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Maniac (1980)
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People who added this item 1586 Average listal rating (1035 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 115 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Anguish (1988)
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People who added this item 768 Average listal rating (515 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Fog (1980)
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People who added this item 680 Average listal rating (474 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Fright Night (1985)
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People who added this item 1995 Average listal rating (1276 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Poltergeist (1982)
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People who added this item 747 Average listal rating (501 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Creepshow (1982)
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People who added this item 486 Average listal rating (295 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 3124 Average listal rating (2069 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Gremlins (1984)
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People who added this item 763 Average listal rating (498 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Scanners (1981)
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People who added this item 742 Average listal rating (436 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Dead Ringers (1988)
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People who added this item 325 Average listal rating (227 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 859 Average listal rating (568 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 281 Average listal rating (205 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
House (1986)
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People who added this item 1253 Average listal rating (810 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pet Sematary (1989)
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People who added this item 2217 Average listal rating (1432 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Fly (1986)
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People who added this item 799 Average listal rating (518 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 723 Average listal rating (483 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 289 Average listal rating (205 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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