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« #15 : February 26, 2023, 05:58:34 PM »

A top 10:

The Thing (1982) - A++
Escape From New York (1981) - A+
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) - A+
They Live (1988) - A
Halloween (1978) - A
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - A
The Fog (1980) - B
In the Mouth of Madness (1994) - B
Prince of Darkness (1987) - B
Christine (1983) - C+


Other notables:

Star Man is too much of a Spielbergian ET rom com, albeit done well.

James Woods is a great actor, but is miscast as the action lead in Vampires. Somebody like Roddy Piper would have worked better since its budget probably couldn't afford a Kurt Russell. It's a fun movie, but sort of forgettable - or at least hardly essential.

On one hand, Escape From LA is campy fun with a great cast, but it's also one of the most disappointing movies I can think of. It has none of the dark atmospheric brilliance of the original.

Dark Star is incredibly impressive juvenilia, but the pacing is abhorrent at times, and some of the gags don't land.

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« #16 : February 26, 2023, 07:19:13 PM »

I've seen

The Thing (1982) - A++
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - A+
Escape From New York (1981) - B
The Fog (1980) - B
Christine (1983) - C
Halloween (1978)  don't remember it much

And I'd like to see In the Mouth of Madness


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« #17 : February 26, 2023, 09:13:54 PM »

CJ you definitely need to see Assault on Precinct 13 and They Live. The former has some noir-ish elements in its dark presentation.



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« #18 : February 27, 2023, 03:51:39 AM »

CJ you definitely need to see Assault on Precinct 13 and They Live. The former has some noir-ish elements in its dark presentation.

I also have seen Starman long ago and forgot to list it probably fits in between Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York.


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« #19 : February 27, 2023, 01:49:18 PM »

JC is one of my favs. Starman, They Live, and Christine are my A++++ ones.

In the Mouth of Madness
Prince of Darkness
Assault on Precinct 13
Escape from New York
The Thing
Halloween
Big Trouble in Little China

are basically in a big 4th place tie.

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