The 80's was a time of great hyperbole; the clothes, the music, the horror movies. Artifice was hip, and it reflected in the grandiosity of the decade's horror films. Subtlety wasn't the key...no Blair Witch Project in the 80's. It was a decade of in yer face scary monsters, blood and good-natured horrific fun.
This year as part of the Screen Cinema's annual Scream Cinema Monster Mash, Phantom FM are inviting listeners to vote for their favourite horror film. The choices are delectable:
Evil Dead 2
The Lost Boys
Friday the 13th
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
My money's on The Shining but my heart belongs to Poltergeist. There's a movie that deserves to be on the big screen!
Last year's Scream Cinema Monster Mash played such gems as Child's Play, The Thing and a surprise film which turned out to be Frank Darabont's The Mist, screened in black and white as he had originally intended. Superb! Hopefully this year's lineup will be as fun and varied as 2009.
So get on over to Phantom FM Cinerama and get voting (for Poltergeist)!
Seeya at the Scream Cinema!!