Entertainment 1981-greatest year of horror movies ever?

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  1. hugh jasol

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    Quite possible? Just check out a small portion from this particular year, all with theatrical release

    An American Werewolf In London
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    Cannibal Ferox
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    Dark Night of the Scarecrow
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    Evil Dead
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    Friday the 13 part 2
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    The Funhouse
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    Halloween 2
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    Happy Birthday To Me
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    The Howling
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    My Bloody Valentine
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    Student Bodies
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    Wolfen
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    Hell, that's just off old Fangoria memory. Plenty that I missed.
    Any old school horror fans want to opine?
     
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  2. MilkyDischarge

    MilkyDischarge The "Fuckin' cockroach infestation!"

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    image.jpeg dont forget
     
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    Major studios were copying what was successful from the independents: slasher films. That was one of the last years where major studios and independent studios could occupy the same theater. Video rental stores started to cut into business a few years later. By 1985-86 a lot of smaller studios started to close or merge.
     
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    Dark Night of the Scarecrow was awesome. I still remember being alone on Halloween because my parents were both working and that movie was on then the original Halloween right after. Needless to say i slept with every light on that night.
     
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    Terror train
     
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    Halloween 2 is my favorite Horror movie ever. I remember the first time I saw it at my buddies house in 3rd grade on vhs. I watch it every time it's on TV. I love continuity of going on right after the first one. I love the soundtrack and especially Nurse Jill who appears in my avatar.
     
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    Scanners

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    Hell Night

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    Xanadu

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    Friday the 13th 2 is great as well. Amy Steele is a real compelling final girl. I like the baghead Jason too. So many awesome moments in that one.
     
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    Never saw Wolfen but I heard people saying it sucked.
     
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    I just saw My bloody valentine on TV a few days ago. It's a great flick aswell love the twist ending and all the whacky Canadian accents. I've never seen it uncut but saw a few clips on youtube it was pretty brutal.
     
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    The transformation scene in The Howling scared the shit out of me : not only visually terrifying, but the guy was perverse in his pleasure transforming from man to wolf. Truly terrifying and one of the best, IMO:

     
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    Fulci's masterpiece was in '81

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    Halloween 1-3 were top notch, recently picked up the unrated producer's cut of pt. 6 on recommendation but haven't checked it out yet.
     
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    The 80's in general were the greatest decade for horror movies. No shitty CGI, just awesome cheesy practical effects.
     
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    Great movies
     
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    Don't forget 1985, the year that brought us "The Return of the Living Dead." Greatest horror flick ever.
     
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    Never saw this, only heard of Fulci flicks. Are they that gory and freaky?
     
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    Yea, the innovative days of Rick Baker and Tom Savini. Good stuff.
     
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    Here we go. If you've never seen this one, check it out. Even Rotten Tomatos has it at 90%.

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    The greatest.
     
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