Topic: best decade of horror

for me it was the 80s by a long way

Re: best decade of horror

Thats too hard of a poll for me to vote... each decade had it's own special style to it.

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This is a hard poll.  I'm not going to vote, because it's a tie between the 70's and 80's.  The 70's, because of my love for old grindhouse films.  The 80's, because that was horror's prime time.

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hehe this is a hard poll for some people, yeah there was some great horror films in each of them decades but for me the 80s was the best, films like nightmare on elm streets, friday the 13th's, evil deads, hellraiser, the list could go on and on, the 80s is the golden deacade of horror and it should win the poll

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Very hard....but I guess 1970s. 

Imo the 1st Golden Age of Horror was of course the 1920s-early 1950s and the 2nd Golden Age of Horror was the late 1960s to the early 1990s when many of the modern genre classics and directors came into their own.

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Definitely the 70s.

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Voted for the 30s.  80s would have been a close second.

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I had to go with the 70's because alot of my fav movie from the 80's were influenced by the films in the 70's.

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You can't argue this list...definately the 70's!

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
And Comes the Dawn...But Colored Red (1970)
And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)
And Soon the Darkness (1970)
The Antichrist (1974)
Asylum (1972)
Audrey Rose (1977)
Bad Ronald (1974)
Bay of Blood (1971)
The Beast Must Die (1974)
Beast of Blood (1971)
A Bell from Hell (1973)
Ben (1972)
Beyond the Door (1974)
Big Alligator River (1979)
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Black Christmas (1974)
Blackenstein (1973)
Blacula (1972)
The Blind Terror (1971)
Blood Bath (1976)
Blood for Dracula (1974)
Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)
Blood Legacy (1971)
Blood of Ghastly Horror (1972)
Blood Thirst (1971)
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
Brain of Blood (1972)
The Brood (1979)
Bug (1975)
Burnt Offerings (1976)
The California Kid (1974)
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)
The Car (1977)
Carnival of Blood (1970)
Carrie (1976)
The Changeling (1979)
The Child (1977)
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1972)
The Clonus Horror (1979)
The Comeback (1978)
Count Dracula (1970)
Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride (1973)
Count Dracula's Great Love (1972)
Countess Dracula (1970)
Crash! (1977) (1977)
Craze (1973)
The Crazies (1973)
Creature from Black Lake (1976)
The Creeping Flesh (1972)
Cry of the Banshee (1970)
Crypt of the Living Dead (1973)
Curse of the Devil (1973)
Curse of the Headless Horseman (1972)
Curse of the Vampires (1970)
Daddy's Deadly Darling (1972)
Damien: Omen II (1978)
The Dark (1979)
The Dark Is Death's Friend (1975)
Dark Places (1973)
Daughters of Darkness (1971)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
The Day It Came to Earth (1979)
Day of the Animals (1977)
Dead of Night (1974)
Deadly Hero (1976)
Death at Love House (1976)
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)
Death Line (1972)
Death Sentence (1974)
Death Weekend (1976)
Delirium (1972)
Demons of the Mind (1972)
Deranged (1974)
Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
The Devil's Daughter (1972)
The Devil's Rain (1975)
Die Screaming, Marianne (1971)
Dogs (1976)
Dominique (1978)
Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971)
Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
Dracula (1973)
Dracula (1979)
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
Dracula and Son (1979)
Dracula Contra Frankenstein (1972)
Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)
Dracula's Dog (1978)
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
Eaten Alive (1977)
Equinox (1970)
Eraserhead (1977)
Exorcism (1974)
The Exorcist (1973)
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Eyewitness (1970)
Flesh for Frankenstein (1974)
Frankenstein (1973)
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1970)
Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)
Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1974)
Fright (1971)
Frogs (1972)
From Beyond the Grave (1973)
The Fury (1978)
The Fury of the Wolfman (1972)
Ganja & Hess (1972)
Gargoyles (1972)
The Ghoul (1975)
The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
God Told Me To (1976)
Good Against Evil (1977)
Grave of the Vampire (1972)
Grizzly (1976)
Halloween (1978)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Holocaust 2000 (1977)
Horror Express (1973)
The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)
Horror Rises from the Tomb (1973)
The House of Exorcism (1973)
The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
The House That Dripped Blood (1970)
Hungry Wives (1973)
I, Monster (1971)
Incense for the Damned (1972)
The Incredible Invasion (1971)
Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
It Happened at Lakewood Manor (1977)
It Lives Again (1978)
It's Alive! (1974)
J.D.'s Revenge (1976)
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Jaws (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)
The Killer Elite (1975)
Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
Kiss of the Tarantula (1972)
Lady Frankenstein (1971)
Last House on the Left (1972)
The Last Wave (1977)
The Legacy (1979)
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974)
Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
Lisa, Lisa (1974)
Lust for a Vampire (1971)
Madhouse (1974)
Magic (1978)
The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)
The Manitou (1978)
The Mansion of Madness (1972)
Mansion of the Doomed (1976)
Mark of the Devil (1970)
Mark of the Devil Part II (1973)
Martin (1977)
Moon of the Wolf (1972)
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
Necromancy (1972)
Necrophagus (1971)
Night of the Blood Monster (1970)
The Night Stalker (1972)
Nightwing (1979)
Nocturna (1979)
Nosferatu, the Vampyre (1979)
The Omen (1976)
Orca (1977)
The Other (1972)
Patrick (1978)
Phantasm (1979)
Play Misty for Me (1971)
The Possessed (1977)
The Possession of Joel Delancy (1972)
The Premonition (1976)
Psychic Killer (1975)
The Pyx (1973)
Queen Kong (1976)
Rabid (1977)
Race with the Devil (1975)
Rider on the Rain (1970)
Salem's Lot (1979)
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Satan's Cheerleaders (1977)
Satan's School for Girls (1973)
The Scars of Dracula (1970)
Schizoid (1971)
Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973)
Seizure (1974)
The Sentinel (1977)
Shock (1977)
Shock Waves (1977)
The Shout (1978)
Shriek of the Mutilated (1974)
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1973)
Sisters (1973)
Snowbeast (1977)
Something Evil (1972)
The Stepford Wives (1975)
Straight on Till Morning (1972)
Stranger in Our House (1978)
Suspiria (1977)
The Swarm (1978)
Tales from the Crypt (1972)
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
Tentacles (1977)
Terror in the Wax Museum (1973)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Theatre of Blood (1973)
The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
Thirst (1979)
To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
The Toolbox Murders (1978)
Tower of Evil (1972)
Trilogy of Terror (1975)
Trog (1970)
The Turn of the Screw (1974)
Twins of Evil (1971)
The Uncanny (1977)
Vampire Happening (1971)
The Vampire Lovers (1970)
Vampyres (1974)
The Vault of Horror (1973)
Victor Frankenstein (1977)
A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)
The Visitor (1979)
Watch Me When I Kill (1977)
The Werewolf of Washington (1973)
The Werewolf vs. the Vampire Woman (1971)
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Who Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
The Wicker Man (1973)
Willard (1971)
Zombie (1979)

Re: best decade of horror

Wow, awesome list, Shakingman.  This is a pretty cool poll.  I haven't seen one like it.

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i love the 80's slasher horror, and i love the 70's creepy horror shil like the exorcist, but i also love the old shit from the 30's like dracula and creature from the black laggoon. but i went with the 80's

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I went with 80's and 70's..

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I couldnt really vote on this poll. Each decade has thier great horror movies. People need to broading thier horror movie horizon, especially the younger horror fans. Look beyond the slasher, rack up the body count type films. Theres so many unkown little horror flixs out there from way back. What ever happen to the Saturday horror matinees? I miss the Elvira horror hostess/host type shows. From nuclear bugs, and the monsters eating teenagers type drive in movies, to Freddy Kruger its all good.

Last edited by loneranger zombie (2007-02-26 11:46:25)

Re: best decade of horror

i voted for 70's but 80's had great movies too

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I teethed on 70's horror.

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All the more reason to vote for it.  smile

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i havent watched that many horrors from the 70s but from what ive seen the 80s is far better so maybe  im just seen the wrong ones from the 70s as most of you guys think the 70s are best, so can anyone tell me there best films from the 70s and  ill check them out?

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I said the '00s--so many great zombie/infected-creature films, Romero remakes, and Romero back at it.

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it was hard deciding between the 70s and the 80s. but i had to go with the 80s because it was like no holes barred anything went. it was great. B movies galore.

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The 80's were definately the best time period for slasher films.

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Good to see that most are going with the 70's.

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This was definately a hard poll.

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Yea I went with the 70s because that was probably one of the most influential eras in horror history.. I love the 80s but all the slasher films owe everything to the 70s.. Plus I love all the old exploitation movies from the 70s..

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Then again, films like "Halloween" were easily influenced by films like "Psycho" back in the 60's.

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What about the silent era?  LON CHANEY SR? There were some fantastic silent films.