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20 Great Horror Movie Posters from the 1980s

20 Great Horror Movie Posters from the 1980s

Ephemera, Featured Posts, Movies
#1. Cheerleader Camp (1988) #2. April Fool's Day (1986) #3. Slaughter High (1986) #4. Blood Beach (1981) #5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) #6. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) #7. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) #8. The Mutilator (1985) #9. The Evil Dead (1981) #10. Future-Kill (1985) #11. The Stuff (1985) #12. Friday the 13th (1980) #13. Fright Night (1985) #14. Day of the Dead (1985) #15. Mother's Day (1980) #16. The Fog (1980) #17. Trick or Treat (1986) #18. Berserker (1987) #19. The Gates of Hell (1983) #20. Hell Night (1981)
Retrotisements: Halloween (1978) U.S. and Foreign Movie Posters

Retrotisements: Halloween (1978) U.S. and Foreign Movie Posters

Featured Posts, Retrotisements
This piece originally ran in October 2008. I've republished it because, really, this should run annually. But to show I'm not just being lazy, I've added posters from Denmark and Italy below! October 25 marks a momentous day in horror history — the 30th anniversary of the release of John Carpenter's slasher classic Halloween.  While it certainly wasn't the first horror film on the block, it is one of the best and most influential. I and many other fans of classic horror consider it to be part of the holy trinity of the genre, alongside Friday the 13th (1980) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). In retrospect, it seems like such a simple concept that it's hard to believe it hadn't been fully explored before. A psychopath is on the loose in the streets of a quiet, suburban town (Haddo...
Movies That Defined My Youth, Part 1

Movies That Defined My Youth, Part 1

Movies
Each of us has strong ties to movies, shows or music from our youth. All it takes is one scene or one chord to send you back to the days when life seemed simpler and shelves were higher. Growing up in New Jersey, many of these movies were seen in regular rotation on WPIX Channel 11 (before it became one of those crappy WB/UPN/CW networks). Because of this, it was years before I saw the unedited versions of these films. Having also seen most of these movies as an adult, I can verify that some have definitely aged better than others. Weird Science (1985) - Director/writer John Hughes dialed down the angst a bit, and traded it in for an abundance of cheap laughs - not that there's anything wrong with that. Michael Anthony Hall (Gary) was on a serious roll by the time this was rele...