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Best Horror Director of the 70's & 80's.
Wes Craven
13%
 13% [ 2 ]
Tobe Hooper
13%
 13% [ 2 ]
David Cronenberg
27%
 27% [ 4 ]
John Carpenter
27%
 27% [ 4 ]
Joe Dante
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
John Landis
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
George A. Romero
7%
 7% [ 1 ]
Other (specify)
13%
 13% [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 15
 

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PostSubject: Best American Horror Director of the 1970's-1980's?   Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:39 pm

Just what it says.

Best horror director of the 70's & 80's.

Put these directors in order best-worst.
If your favorite OF THE 70'S & 80'S isn't listed: add him/her.

List of directors & select horror films...

Wes Craven
LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (72)
THE HILLS HAVE EYES (77)
DEADLY BLESSING (81)
SWAMP THING (82)
NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (84)
THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2 (85)
DEADLY FRIEND (86)
SERPENT & THE cunt (88)
SHOCKER (89)

Tobe Hooper
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (74)
EATEN ALIVE (77)
SALEM'S LOT (TV,79)
THE FUNHOUSE (81)
POLTERGEIST (82)
LIFEFORCE (85)
INVADERS FROM MARS (86)
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 (86)

David Cronenberg
SHIVERS (75)
RABID (77)
THE BROOD (79)
SCANNERS (81)
VIDEODROME (83)
THE DEAD ZONE (83)
THE FLY (86)
DEAD RINGERS (88)

John Carpenter
HALLOWEEN (78)
THE FOG (80)
THE THING (82)
CHRISTINE (83)

Joe Dante
PIRANHA (78)
THE HOWLING (81)
TWILIGHT ZONE:THE MOVIE (83, Segment 3 "It's A Good Life")
GREMLINS (84)
THE 'BURBS (89)

John LandisSCHLOCK (73)
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (81)
TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE (Seg.1)

George A. Romero
SEASON OF THE WITCH (72)
THE CRAZIES (73)
MARTIN (77)
DAWN OF THE DEAD (78)
CREEPSHOW (82)
DAY OF THE DEAD (85)
MONKEY SHINES (88)


List fav films & why or whatever...

But remember...base your judgement on their horror output only!

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PostSubject: Re: Best American Horror Director of the 1970's-1980's?   Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:34 pm

I went with Carpenter. Razz

My mind could change though after I see a couple more of those Cronenberg movies.
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PostSubject: Re: Best American Horror Director of the 1970's-1980's?   Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:21 pm

Kimdracula wrote:
My mind could change though after I see a couple more of those Cronenberg movies.

Indeed it should change!

I had to go with Cronenberg. That's a serious list he's got there. Buuut, Carpenter is definitely right in there.

I was also going to mention Stuart Gordon, but he's more a late 80's/90's director.
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PostSubject: Re: Best American Horror Director of the 1970's-1980's?   Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:12 pm

rm237 wrote:
Kimdracula wrote:
My mind could change though after I see a couple more of those Cronenberg movies.

Indeed it should change!

I had to go with Cronenberg. That's a serious list he's got there. Buuut, Carpenter is definitely right in there.

I was also going to mention Stuart Gordon, but he's more a late 80's/90's director.
Hell, I was stretching things with Landis, I might as well have thrown in SG too.

REANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND & DOLLS wouldve qualified him.

Moreso than Landis, I dare say.

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PostSubject: Re: Best American Horror Director of the 1970's-1980's?   Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:46 pm

I'd have to go with other- Brian De Palma, for best over all. Second choices would have been Ken Russell or Jess Franco. If I was going by just one film, Hooper would have took it for TCM.
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PostSubject: Re: Best American Horror Director of the 1970's-1980's?   Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:59 am

It's hard to say as none of the directors listed above have perfect track records... but even Cronenberg's failures are worth watching so he gets my vote.

EVEN IF HE IS FROM CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Best American Horror Director of the 1970's-1980's?   Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:31 am

This has been one long week on this topic. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Best American Horror Director of the 1970's-1980's?   Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:46 am

William Lustig.
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PostSubject: Re: Best American Horror Director of the 1970's-1980's?   Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:37 pm

I went with David Cronenberg!!! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Best American Horror Director of the 1970's-1980's?   Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:10 am

Lustig?? No way
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PostSubject: Re: Best American Horror Director of the 1970's-1980's?   Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:45 am

I get a hearty laugh out of the fact that a Canadian director is tied with an American director for the Best American Director of the 1970s - 1980s...














... even if I DID vote for the Canadian ...
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PostSubject: Re: Best American Horror Director of the 1970's-1980's?   Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:14 pm

Dave wrote:
I get a hearty laugh out of the fact that a Canadian director is tied with an American director for the Best American Director of the 1970s - 1980s...

... even if I DID vote for the Canadian ...


:he: :he: :he: :he: :he:

His output is better than the other american directors on the list tho!!!
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