Sunday, April 17, 2011

Amanda's Horror Years-1987

I'm back with another dose of horror for you. This time, I am digging in the vault for movies from 1987. Fortunately, this was a good year for movies, especially horror.

Let me begin with the best of the best. The Lost Boys was released in this year and it was a real treat. I love this movie and it never gets old. It is a mix of horror and comedy and it is done really well. It  is a favourite of mine and there was a great cast, including Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland and more!Hellraiser was born this year and it is and will remain to be a cult classic. Clive Barker brought us Pinhead and there has been many sequels, but nothing matches this one. It is dark, disturbing and brilliant!Near Dark is another vampire movie and this is a cult classic. Adrian Pasdar stars as the young man bitten by a young woman who happens to be be travelling around America with a group of  vampires. It is atmospheric, dark and a great example of a vampire movie made well.Terry O Quinn was The Stepfather in this thriller from 1987. He was great as the man with no name and no past...Great movie, forget the remake!The Gate was a tame horror movie starring a very young Stephen Dorff. It was a fun movie.

Some other movies from this year were Peter Jackson's Bad Taste, John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness, The Believers,Bates Motel(this was made for TV and was meant to be the pilot for a TV series, but it never took off.), Blood Harvest, Blood Rage, Blood Frenzy(see a familiar pattern emerging here?) and Killer Workout. Dario Argento gave us the spooky Opera and Stuart Gordon brought us Dolls. Now, to the many sequels from this year. Let me begin with the fantastic Evil Dead 2:Dead By Dawn. This is a great sequel and it is almost as good as the first movie. Creepshow 2 appeared and it was good fun. Nightmare on Elm Street3:Dream Warriors was released and I have reviewed that here. House 2, Howling 3 and Slumber Party Massacre 2 were released too.Return to Salem's Lot wasn't great. Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 was okay too. 

So there you have it. There is a large selection of good and not so good horror movies. If you haven't seen the best ones, then I suggest you see them immediately. You won't be disappointed!!!Until next time....


jarheadxbox said...

Evil Dead 2 is by far the best movie in the bunch here. No question about it.

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