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Old 14th April 2011, 07:05 PM
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Question Your Favourite Horror Film from 1985

1985 was a year for some brilliant horror films, but which one is your favourite? What makes it special to you? When did you first see it? Would you recommend it to the uninitiated?

Sometimes it's a hard decision to just pick one film (even when you're limiting it to a single year!), but my favourite film of 1985 is...

Demons - Lamberto Bava

Bava Jr's manic tale of demon possession just beats Romero's Day of the Dead to the top spot as my favourite film of 1985. Demons is a fantastically fun film filled with ott make-up effects and gore and even stunts and set-pieces (a helicopter in a cinema?!)

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Runners Up:
Day of the Dead
Fright Night
Lifeforce
Mansion of the Living Dead
Phenomena
Re-animator
The Return of the Living Dead
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Old 14th April 2011, 07:07 PM
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Nooo, its too soon, wait another week - pretty please.
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Despite the choice, there is really only one winner for me: Day of the Dead. It may be my least favourite of Romero's original zombie trilogy (a gap that is narrowing all the time), but the performances, politically charged script, remarkably claustrophobic direction and career-best SFX make-up work by Tom Savini make this my favourite of the year.
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I've got three faves from 1985 and they're all truly excellent imo.Day of the Dead, Re-Animator and Return of the Living Dead.What a great year 1985 was for horror fans.
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Don't worry, I've broken into the 1980s gently by only posting '80-'85... for now!
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Despite the choice, there is really only one winner for me: Day of the Dead. It may be my least favourite of Romero's original zombie trilogy (a gap that is narrowing all the time), but the performances, politically charged script, remarkably claustrophobic direction and career-best SFX make-up work by Tom Savini make this my favourite of the year.
I knew Day would probably be the most popular choice, and even though I chose Demons (probably a slightly controversial choice!), it is indeed a superb film. It only gets better on repeat viewings, in my opinion, and when considering Romero's original trilogy, I actually prefer it over Dawn. Night remains my favourite, though.

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I've got three faves from 1985 and they're all truly excellent imo.Day of the Dead, Re-Animator and Return of the Living Dead.What a great year 1985 was for horror fans.
1985 was indeed a very good year for horror, and I have to agree with you Vampix on the above zombie threesome being amongst the very best of the year.
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The year of the zombie...And the personal fave is...damn.There's at least three of them! Day of the Dead,The Return of the Living Dead and Re-Animator,all classics and I never grow tired of them.Let's pick one anyway: Re-Animator,but only heads ahead.Stuart Gordon,respect!
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I knew Day would probably be the most popular choice, and even though I chose Demons (probably a slightly controversial choice!), it is indeed a superb film. It only gets better on repeat viewings, in my opinion, and when considering Romero's original trilogy, I actually prefer it over Dawn. Night remains my favourite, though.
My order of preference would go Dawn, Night, Day, but Night and Day are becoming almost neck and neck!

I suppose I went for Romero's film because I was looking for horror films rather than horror-comedies so, much as I love Re-Animator and Return of the Living Dead, I'd prefer to go for something a little more downbeat and with plenty of gut munching!
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Many have named the obvious choices, so i thought i would go a little left field -

Ken Russell's Crimes of Passion
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Old 15th April 2011, 06:23 PM
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Many have named the obvious choices, so i thought i would go a little left field -

Ken Russell's Crimes of Passion
Is that generally regarded as a horror movie? I always considered it to be a romantic drama that turns into a thriller as the film goes on.
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