Halloween is a special kind of holiday for people who just love any and everything spooky. It’s a great excuse to get dressed up as something you are not. Honestly, times have changed and we think the 80s may have been the best Halloween decade. This is simply based off of the classic films that the decade featured.
Were the 80s the Best Halloween Decade?
“We could sit here all day and debate which era produced the best films, but it’s difficult to deny just how many classic horror flicks were born in the 1980s,” writes Jade Budowski of Decider.
“From thrillers to creature features and slasher favorites, it’s pretty much impossible to imagine the genre without the entertainment of the 80s.”
In our humblest opinion, that is 100 percent accurate. Some would say the most iconic spooky films and characters were created in the 80s. We’ve got Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and while he came two years before the decade, Michael Meyers was another Halloween staple throughout the 80s.
“With horror icons like these, how can the ’80s influence even be up for debate? We wouldn’t have series like Stranger Things or horror homages like It Follows or The Void if all these titles hadn’t come before,” Budowski continues.
“Some of the greatest horror franchises of all-time kicked off in the 80s; Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Poltergeist, Hellraiser, and The Evil Dead remain genre tentpoles.”
So yes. Absolutely yes was the 80s quite possibly the best decade for Halloween and everything spooky. Don’t even try to argue that The Babadook could take on Freddy Kreuger, it just won’t happen.