The First Retrospace Poll - Decades of Horror
After several years of posting nearly every single day, I still haven't tried a single reader's poll. The primary reason: I think polls are just a lame waste of time.... but, I must say I can't help but try it at least once.
Sitting by the pool, I was reading a Rue Morgue magazine (their recent 100th issue) where they discuss the changes in horror movies over the duration of the magazine's circulation of thirteen years. It got me thinking - what decade was the best for horror movies? Not surprisingly, I'm partial to the seventies, but it's not really a "no brainer". There were some damn good horror flicks in the 60s and 80s.
I certainly don't want to sway the poll results, but I feel the 90s were the absolute low point in horror. However, I've been very pleased with the horror in the 2000s - other than the lousy remakes (The Omen, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, etc.) and the torture porn (Hostel, Saw, etc.). I absolutely loved Drag Me to Hell, Trick or Treat, The Grudge and Planet Terror.
So, I encourage you to place your vote on the sidebar to the left. I'm actually curious how this'll turn out. You'll notice there's no option to choose decades prior to the 60s - fans of those old Universal horror movies feel free to curse me under your breath. I feel your pain.