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« on: June 17, 2012, 03:04:21 AM »

Thrills and chills of '83:

01 - $45,517,055 - Jaws 3-D (Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation: $114,442,900)
02 - $34,725,000 - Psycho II ($87,308,600)
03 - $29,450,919 - Twilight Zone: The Movie ($74,048,000)
04 - $21,156,152 - Cujo
05 - $21,017,849 - Christine ($52,239,600)
06 - $20,766,616 - The Dead Zone ($51,213,200)
07 - $13,277,558 - The Entity
08 - $10,604,986 - The House on Sorority Row ($26,664,000)
09 - $10,353,438 - The Man with Two Brains ($26,031,500)
10 - $08,400,000 - Something Wicked This Way Comes ($21,120,000)

11 - $06,670,680 - Nightmares ($16,772,000)
12 - $06,333,135 - Amityville 3-D ($15,923,300)
13 - $05,979,292 - The Hunger ($15,033,600)
14 - $04,319,001 - Mortuary
15 - $04,218,594 - The Keep ($10,606,700)
16 - $02,400,000 - The Evil Dead ($6,034,300)
17 - $02,120,439 - Videodrome ($5,331,400)
18 - $02,108,548 - Friday the 13th Part III (Re-issue)
19 - $02,032,311 - Pieces
20 - $01,362,303 - Strange Invaders ($3,425,200)

21 - $01,113,538 - Possession (1981 movie, not released until 1983)
22 - $01,080,470 - Of Unknown Origin
23 - $00,536,108 - Poltergeist (re-issue)
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 07:24:47 AM »

I've always liked Jaws 3, though I've never seen it in 3D.  Fun movie though.  Psycho 2 was very good.  I never cared for the original but loved the sequels.  In fact I just ordered the II - III - IV set on DVD Smile  The Keep is another huge favorite of mine, still waiting for a DVD release of that.  Oh well, always got my 20 year old VHS that I recorded off TV.  The Entity looks kind of cool, can't remember if I've seen that or not.

We saw The Twilight Zone in the theater.  I remember checking the back seat of the car afterwards to make sure there were no scary monsters back there  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 10:46:18 AM »

Seen at the theater:

Jaws 3-D in 3-D  Smile This was actually my very first 3D movie. Jaws 3 is dumb but lotsa fun.
Psycho II - This film was such a big deal back then. We had to stand in line to get tickets.
Twilight Zone: The Movie - Saw this on a cold winter night in January. Before we went to the theater we went to the video rental place where I got a copy of Poltergeist on VHS. So after Twilight Zone: The Movie, which I enjoyed very much, I watched Poltergeist at home afterwards. Good times :)
Christine - I remember being somewhat underwhelmed because Carpenter's previous movie The Thing was the awesome. It took me a couple of viewings to appreciate Christine.
The Entity - Saw this together with my sisters friend. She was totally creeped out by the movie and had sleepless nights. I thought it was scary as hell too.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 03:39:14 PM »

"Twilight Zone:The Movie"....liked this one a lot

Cujo....oddly I thought this one both good and bad

Jaw 3-D....oh,dear! The effects were sad and the movie laughable

Something Wicked This Way Comes....another really good one
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 06:34:04 PM »

Interesting list. I've seen 13 of these and own 14 on DVD. Surprised to see stuff like Jaws 3 and Psycho II so high while better stuff like Videodrome, Evil Dead, Of Unknown Origin, The Dead Zone and Christine are lower down the list. A lot of fun and creative stuff from this year which I obviously like considering how much of this I have on DVD. I thought Cujo was very well done myself, very suspenseful and also enjoyed Something Wicked This Way Comes.
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