Wedding Singer to Stranger Things, audiences have been hung up on 80s nostalgia
for several years now, the reason for which goes beyond gaping in wide-eyed
astonishment at the technology and fashion choices.
The 80s is a
great “time capsule” decade, and smart phones and Blu-ray players would’ve
seemed like science fiction to the moral watchdogs who were worried about the
effects of watching “Video Nasties.” Jump forward to the 90s, however, and
you’re in an era when The X Files is on TV, Clinton is running for President
and the new Batman movie divides audiences and critics.
present is a near facsimile of the past, what’s there to be nostalgic about?
politics and all, we continue to cling to the 1980s, which if you’re a horror
fan is A Good thing because there’s something to be said for a decade that
began with Cannibal Holocaust and later gave us the likes of Basket Case, A
Nightmare On Elm Street and The Evil Dead.
later produced a ton of neutered, self-referential corporate product as the
studios muscled in and wrested control from independent filmmakers like George
Romero and Frank Henenlotter, but for a while there it seemed like movies were
still driven by passion rather than the bottom line.
Here are 10
films to make you feel nostalgic for the days when make-up artists were rock
stars and Linnea Quigley was a cover girl.