Poll

What are your top three?

Angel Heart
2 (14.3%)
Bad Taste
1 (7.1%)
Creepshow 2
0 (0%)
Evil Dead II
3 (21.4%)
Fatal Attraction
0 (0%)
Hellraiser
1 (7.1%)
Near Dark
3 (21.4%)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
0 (0%)
Dario Argento's Opera
0 (0%)
Prince of Darkness
1 (7.1%)
The Hidden
0 (0%)
The Lost Boys
0 (0%)
The Monster Squad
0 (0%)
Predator
2 (14.3%)
The Stepfather
0 (0%)
The Witches of Eastwick
1 (7.1%)
Other
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 6

Author Topic: Best Horror Film of 1987  (Read 166 times)

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Best Horror Film of 1987
« on: August 02, 2017, 10:44:45 PM »
What a killer year for horror.
Sure was.

Side question: Who do you choose in the Deathmatch of George Miller's Witches of Eastwick vs. Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark?

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Re: Best Horror Film of 1987
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 10:49:07 PM »
Haven't seen either.  :-[

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Re: Best Horror Film of 1987
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 11:12:37 PM »
Evil Dead II
Angel Heart

Near Dark
Predator
Fatal Attraction
Opera
The Lost Boys
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Hellraiser
The Witches of Eastwick
Creepshow 2


To be honest, I barely remember Fatal Attraction and I'm not even sure I've seen the whole thing.

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Re: Best Horror Film of 1987
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 12:22:38 AM »
I looked up your review of Near Dark, which seemed more positive though you said very little about it.

It's the film that brought Bigelow to my attention, with a number of stylish set-pieces, including a bar scene that for me is the textbook example of mise-en-scène perfection.

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Re: Best Horror Film of 1987
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2017, 12:56:19 AM »
5. The Witches of Eastwick
6. Near Dark
7. Hellraiser

15. Evil Dead II
16. The Hidden
20. Fatal Attraction

35. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
37. Bad Taste
56. Predator

64. Rampage
70. Angel Heart
77. Creepshow 2
80. Opera
81. Epidemic
85. Anguish
93. Wicked City
103. The Lost Boys

115. The Believers
118. The Gate
122. Prince of Darkness
128. Stage Fright
133. Dolls
145. Nekromantik

149. Dead of Winter
151. Jaws: The Revenge
152. Silent Night, Deadly Night 2
160. Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare
162. Blood Diner
163. Street Trash
164. Tales From the QuaDead Zone



I've seen 165 releases from this year, so the ranking numbers are an excellent example of the downside of my Horror Marathon.

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Re: Best Horror Film of 1987
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 04:24:13 AM »
I have only seen 3 (all very good):

Angel Heart
Predator
Bad Taste

Want to see: Evil Dead 2, Near Dark

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Re: Best Horror Film of 1987
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 04:24:41 AM »
I don't remember if I watched Nightmare 3. I did watch most of Prince of Darkness, but not the entire thing, and I don't know if the movie was any good. I do remember it being pretty dashed scary.
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Re: Best Horror Film of 1987
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 11:31:25 AM »
I haven't seen either Witches of Eastwick or Near Dark, which I suppose I should remedy.

Out of this list I've seen three, I think:

Evil Dead II 4/5
Nightmare 3  4/5 (I don't remember it very well, but I know I really enjoyed it when I watched it)
Hellraiser 2.5/5
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