Live Poll: Battle of the 1980s Vampire Movies.

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https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024603677/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/_uly5ntNysQ/

Which 1980s film about vampires is your favourite?
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Hi,

"Poll Suggestion" is not necessary in your list title, only here in the thread.

You should also add a link in your list that leads back here. Copy this:

[link=https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-battle-of-the-1980s-vampire-movies]Discuss the poll here[/link]
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thanks so much I was trying to figure out the link
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How about a battle between only three of them- The Lost Boys”, “Fright Night”, and “Fright Night 2” - And forget the rest because the other three are not worth mentioning?
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I was thinking about doing it with The Lost Boys, Fright Night, and Near Dark, which is definitely worth mentioning?
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Monster Squad is too actually. Both Near Dark and Monster Squad have way more votes and a higher rating than Fright Night 2, so maybe don't treat your personal opinion as fact
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1) if you going to do a poll on the IMDb, don’t be thin skinned. Not everyone is going to agree with you. People are going to have different opinions. Respect them. Roll with it and only stand on issues you truly firmly serious about and important to stand on. That is my advice.
2) On the subject of 1980’s vampire movies, you had missed three of which of them I myself include in the not worth mention category: Lifeforce (1985) an alien vampire story.
The other two are:
The Hunger (1983)
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Ghost Story (1981) - a terrible adaption of Peter Straub’s bestselling novel about a group of old men who think they are being haunted by the ghost of a woman they had murdered in the past when the truth is that they really tried to kill, but didn’t, was a Manitou. In real Indian lore, a Manitpu is a shape shifting spirit that can be ether good or evil. In Straub’s book, it is an evil shape shifting spirit that sucks the lifeforce out of it’s victims and has the power to turn them into vampires or werewolves. To kill it you have to kill it by degrees because it is a shapeshifter and will try to escape you and then slowly regenerate in order to try to kill you later. You the large being and then kill the first smaller animal that you see and the next and the next until it is the size of a bug and then slice the bug up according to Straub. The movie isn’t keyword as a vampire story but it is definitely is one.
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Who had ever heard of Lifeforce, The Hunger or Ghost Story?
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^ u right again Jeorj Euler. I added The Hunger and Lifeforce. Ghost Story only has like 6000 votes so it probably doesn't stand a chance (am I allowed to deny ppl's suggestions?). I removed Return to Salem Lot for that same reason because I agreed with you on that one, dgranger. Fright Night 2 probably should go too, but meh its cool.
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Dgranger and Joerj... Those are a bit arrogant things to say, guys: I know people who disregard Fright Night and Lost Boys COMPLETELY in favor of some of the other movies included on the list. If you haven't seen some of those, I highly recommend catching up, because there are a lot of hidden jems. 

Near Dark (1987) has a very dedicated cult following, which, while not as big as one of FN and LB, is still very much evident 30 years later. It is hailed as one of the more serious and yet Carpenter and Cameron-esque take on vampire genre. 

Hearing The Hunger (1983) as someone's "not worth to mention" category straight breaks my heart, because the movie is great and should be seen at least for acting performances, music selection and jaw-dropping make-up effects by Dick Smith and it is still much more then that. Goth subculture was so influenced by this movie, that it inspired adoption of Ankh symbol as one of the most evident throughout subculture. If this movie will be incuded on the list it will definitely get my vote, because in my huble opinion it is eleavated beyond everything else on the list. It is not a traditional vampire movie on any level, because it treats vampires as merely mutated human beings and very faulty ones, to boot.    

Oh, and Lifeforce (1985)? I've seen people younger then me who were mesmerized by that movie and left apathetic by both Fright Night and Lost Boys. I don't think that just could be shrugged off. 
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You may deny whatever you like, groovyvic.
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Nikolay Yeriomin, I've scarcely observed a poll that gives credence to hidden gems. Poll makers seem reluctant to list such things because they feel valuable space would be consumed. Regardless, I seriously didn't even know about Lifeforce, The Hunger or Ghost Story. Furthermore, I'm not entirely sure where to look as far as trying to view two of them.
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Ghost Story only has like 6000 votes so it probably doesn't stand a chance (am I allowed to deny ppl's suggestions?). I removed Return to Salem Lot for that same reason because I agreed with you on that one, dgranger. Fright Night 2 probably should go too, but meh its cool.

Nothing wrong with adding qualifiers to keep a given list disciplined.  If you want a limit for a minimal number of votes to prevent the list from exploding to unmanageable size (or even to exclude a specific film you rather not have listed)?  You should have it written out (explicitly) somewhere in the text rather than force people to read between the lines. If someone comes by after a given poll is published inquiring about a film's possible omission, if it doesn't qualify ... you can point out why it didn't qualify in the first place.


But once a condition or qualifier is placed on a list, you probably should be consistent and follow through with it.
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Trying so hard to figure out how to tag your name Stephen Atwood, could I just add the qualifier to the IMDB list since I can't change my post here? Or does the wording have to be the same at both locations for them to post it
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Nikolay Yeriomin, I did not say that “The Hunger” was apart of my “not worth mentioning” list. I had said “Lifeforce” was. Why? When I had watched that film, “Lifeforce”, I wasn’t scared one damn bit or thrilled. I know a lot of people who are the same way.
And groovyvic, as I had said, the movie “Ghost Story” was a very bad adaptation of the book. You had to read the book to get that the monster was not human at all. At least a traditional vampire like Dracula was once a human. It was a lifeforce sucking manitou. In the film, it was not killed the way it is killed in the book.

Oh, and on deciding what goes into your poll, groovyvic, you do have the right to reject suggestions and set qualifiers. It is your poll. You are basically the final authority of what belongs in it. Aka the goddess of your own poll.
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Hello again, groovyvic. If you want to know the URLs of the IMDb user account profiles of FYC offerers, then feel free to ask each person exactly that. You can then determine the alphanumeric identifier that begins with "ur" in the URL and use it in the markup of the list description as well as the list item descriptions, by enclosing the identifier in a tag as like [link=ur1000000], to use the founder of IMDb as an example.
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Yikes that sounds like too much effort. I updated the list
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dgranger, sorry, a slight misunderstanding then. 
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I just checked out The Hunger and it's not my favourite on the list but definitely worth watching
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I just checked out The Hunger and it's not my favourite on the list but definitely worth watching
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I'd pick Monster Squad, except vampires are not the only (or majority) supernatural creatures in it.
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U right, I decided to include it since Dracula is the leader of the pack who summons the other monsters, and the diary they use to try and beat the monsters is about Van Helsing the vampire hunter. Reading the IMDB synopsis, Dracula is by far the most significant monster.
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It's worth noting that Dracula is a very special vampire. In most depictions, he is considerably sorcerer-like, whereas vampires in general are not. In the 1992 adaptation, he can transform into not only a bat but also a wolf and a mass of rats, possibly other mammalian forms as well. It may have been the Twilight novels to introduce the idea that the power of suggestion is more common of a vampire trait.
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My vote would go to Near Dark. It's definitely worth mentioning.
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Near Dark is my pick too, by a slim margin over The Lost Boys and Fright Night. Take away the soundtracks, and Near Dark has the best content in my opinion (but not by much)
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The Lost Boys
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blind boys don't lie mofo
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FYC:
Vampire Hunter D (1985) 
Once Bitten (1985) 
Vampire's Kiss (1988) 

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Vampire's Kiss (1988) is magnificently odd. 
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The Lost Boys (1987) is the only one saw on the list.
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One of the reasons I love polls is the fact that they constantly bring something new to the table! 
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Hi, Silitonga. With a lot of familiar faces (particularly emerging teen idols), The Lost Boys definitely seems to have had the most exposure. (It also airs on television a lot.) Your feedback is an important insight that could be helpful for anticipating the "winner" of the poll.
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The Lost Boys will probably win since it has from about 2 to 10x more votes than each of the other movies (suggesting more people have seen it). Sadly polls often go somewhat in order of # of votes (if the ratings are similar). My guess is The Lost Boys #1, Fright Night #2, and Monster Squad might be number 3 over Near Dark because it might eat up a lot of votes from non-horror fans
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Please remove the period at the end of the title.

Battle of the 1980s Vampire Movies
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Hi and welcome to the poll board. :)

May I suggest one edit? (It's below in bold.)

Which 1980s film about vampires is your favourite? Please note: only films with at least 10,000 votes and a rating of at least 6.0 on IMDB will be included.
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Congratulations, groovyvic, on your first live poll!

Battle of the 1980s Vampire Movies
Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/_uly5ntNysQ/
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yaaass! thank you
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groovyvic,

Welcome to poll making and congratulations again on your first live poll. Looking forward to more suggestions in the future.
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Congratulations groovy-vic on your first live poll! As of 8-Aug-2018 11:21 PM Pacific your poll had 26 or more votes.

Battle of the 1980s Vampire Movies
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