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« on: June 15, 2012, 05:36:44 AM »

These horror flicks scared audiences back in 1981:

01. $30,565,292 - An American Werewolf in London (Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation: $87,078,100)
02. $25,533,818 - Halloween II
03. $23,371,905 - Ghost Story
04. $21,722,776 - Friday the 13th Part 2
05. $20,471,382 - The Final Conflict: Omen III ($58,321,400)
06. $17,985,893 - The Howling
07. $14,225,876 - Scanners ($40,528,400)
08. $10,626,725 - Wolfen ($30,274,700)
09. $08,279,042 - Deadly Blessing ($23,586,300)
10. $07,886,857 - The Funhouse

11. $05,672,031 - My Bloody Valentine
12. $05,165,432 - Student Bodies
13. $05,000,000 - The Watcher in the Woods
14. $03,082,096 - The Fan ($8,780,700)
15. $02,447,576 - The Hand ($6,973,000 )
16. $02,022,771 - Sphinx ($5,762,700)
17. $01,169,875 - Night School
18. $01,118,634 - Eyes of a Stranger
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 06:31:03 AM »

Surprising how many more of these I've seen than the 1980 ones.  Still a few I need to check out though.  I've had Night School on my Amazon wishlist forever, and Sphinx looks pretty interesting as well.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 01:03:18 PM »

I especially liked :
An American Werewolf in London
Wolfen
The Howling

I guess this was a werewolf year for me. BounceGiggle
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 02:15:56 PM »

I've seen all of these-except the last 3-on cable or vhs-none at the theater,alas.

SCANNERS is the best of the bunch. Though AMERICAN WEREWOLF and BLOODY VALENTINE come a close second.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 10:00:35 PM »

I've seen 7 of these and enjoyed them all on some levels although Halloween II and Friday the 13th 2 shouldn't be as high as they are. Surprising to see Ghost Story did so well but I'm cool with that . Agree with the number 1 pick for this year. American Werewolf in London is a lot of fun. I too love all the werewolf films from this year.
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