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Old 06-26-2018, 04:20 PM
 
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The Shining.
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Old 06-26-2018, 04:29 PM
 
Location: California
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The 80s were known for summer camp slashers...

The early Friday the 13th movies, The Burning, Sleepaway Camp, etc...

Most seemed like comedy-horror movies though.
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Ive seen all the Omen films, including the updated 2006 one. I liked the older #3 movie, i think its called Omen"final conflict, it has Sam Neil playing the antichrist as an adult, although I was surprised they killed him off at the end, they really could have eeked out a 4th film in that series if they kept him alive, like showing all the things the bible said he would do, (limit buying and selling, invading Israel, forcing the mark of the beast, etc) and then have him do battle with God at the end!

I remember a friend and I watched Lifeforce when we were like 12 yrs old, I havent seen it since, but its on my list to watch again.
Yes, The Omen III The Final Conflict, this one bucked the trend of sequels becoming progressively worse than the original, although seeing my first 3D movie, Friday the 13th part 3, was also an exception to the rule. Final Conflict was a good flick, because Damien finally got what he had coming to him, you knew it had to happen eventually, and when it did, it was a nice surprise, great ending for Damien. I never saw the one from 2006, to me, it was over after The Final Conflict. I like your idea of not killing him off, and leading us into the time of the revelation. That would have been even better to have Jesus come down and kick his ass at the end of Part 4. They ruined it for any further sequels. The kids who played Damien did a good job with their roles, like young Damien going to church for the first (and last) time, and the look in their eyes when they are summoning their evil powers. And that scene with Damien in history class vs the professor, that sticks with me for some reason.

You'll have to give Lifeforce another look, really like how they blend in some aspects of Return of the Living Dead into this one, with the infected people having to feed, and the way they quickly decay into a pile of dust after a few hours of quarantine. Liked how the alien ship collected the "Lifeforce" from people, and the seductive alien woman with the great bod. Damn good movie.

Probably most people have seen The Shining, and Christine, both iconic top tier horror films. I really liked the 1997 three part mini series of The Shining, as well, with Steven Weber playing Jack Torrance. To compare the 2 Shinings is like comparing apples to oranges, as the latter was made for TV and did not have the uncensored touches Jack Nicholson put into it. But the mini series followed the book much more closely, and this movie really deserved to be stretched out to 3 or 4 hours to really take in everything The Overlook has to offer. The kid in the mini series was very good too, and Pat Hingle added his little touch of magic, and Weber did about the best you could expect playing Jack, given the parameters. Jack Nicholson and Scatman Crothers were incredibly engaging characters in the first movie. With the first film, the opening really says "hey, this is gonna be a good flick" driving up to The Overlook along that winding road in a VW bug, with the creepy music, which was excellent, like when the bar comes to life and Jack meets the bartender and Mr. Grady. Great sound effects and music in the first film.

Christine had a little more humor injected with Mr. Darnell, he made all the difference in making this a great film, with some of his remarks to the kid, lol.

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Old 06-29-2018, 10:33 AM
 
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The Gate (good mid-80s supernatural joint).
Essentially, a backyard pit unveils a passage from Hell.., entertaining & not much gore.
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:02 AM
 
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I'm surprised this list doesn't include "Phantasm".
I agree. This merits discussion. MarkuS!
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I agree. This merits discussion. MarkuS!
PHANTASM is brilliant but incoherent. I enjoy that movie every time I watch it, but no matter how many times I watch it, I still have no idea what's going on half the time.

But that movie instilled in me a lifelong fear of full-length mirrors. To this day, I really don't like standing too close to a full-length mirror.
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:23 PM
 
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PHANTASM is brilliant but incoherent. I enjoy that movie every time I watch it, but no matter how many times I watch it, I still have no idea what's going on half the time.
It isn't incoherent. What it IS, is a dream. It's most apparent in the climax. Things like that don't happen in any real world scenario short of time-distortion principles.

The soundtrack's awesome, too.

You think that when you die, you go to heaven? You come to US!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QFqPOZ3dns
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:42 PM
 
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What it IS, is a dream. It's most apparent in the climax.
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:43 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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"BOOOY!"

I cannot believe Phantasm didn't come to my mind before someone else mentioned. Sheesh! Man, my memory is getting really bad...

It is such a cult classic and should not be missed. There are five movies, but the first three are the best.

Who could forget the Tall Man?!

Angus Scrimm just died in 2016.

p.s.
Angus (Rory Guy) actually contributed a lot to the field of entertainment . Check out his Wiki page!

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Old 06-29-2018, 04:29 PM
 
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I cannot believe Phantasm didn't come to my mind before someone else mentioned. Sheesh! Man, my memory is getting really bad...

It is such a cult classic and should not be missed. There are five movies, but the first three are the best.
Phantasm III is AWFUL. It's best to avoid it. Stick to the first two, and IV.
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