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THE 80s ARE BACK! 20 RAD 1980s MOVIE POSTER DESIGNS !!! [STRANGER THINGS FEVER]

 

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There have been stranger things in this world than the fact that STRANGER THINGS has become such a huge pop culture phenomenon this year. The second we gazed at the itsy bitsy teaser I knew that something special was in store.

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Plus, the fact that it was starring pop culture Queen Winona Ryder, it was just so clear!

If you’re familiar with us, you know that we firmly believe that portals of the past are always open and ready to influx the present, and in the end, help shape the future, and STRANGER THINGS is the perfect example of this.

From the second the show opens with its cavernous rumbling synths and the panning electric red Stephen King-esque font comes into full view, the homage to classic 80s horror occult thrillers is ignited. What follows is a roller coaster ride that has erupted a fever for this brilliantly branded nostalgia.

Nostalgia is the key to this show, and for those who think the past is best left in the past, you might want to reconsider those thoughts, and give this show a shot at infiltrating the imagination with the beauty and wonder that the past has to offer.

We were inspired by the show’s epic 80s style illustrated poster to take a look back at some of the artful posters of films from the 1980s, and how their graphic quality still stands up to this day.

We made a list of 20, and hope it helps sparks some neurons!

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20. THE TERMINATOR (1984) // Directed by James Cameron

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19. A ROOM WITH A VIEW (1986) // Directed by James Ivory

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18. TRICK OR TREAT (1986) // Directed by Charles Martinsmith

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17. THE EVIL DEAD (1981) // Directed by Sam Raimi

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16. NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) // Directed by Wes Craven

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15. THE FOG (1980) // Directed by John Carpenter

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14. FULL METAL JACKET (1987) // Directed by Stanley Kubrick

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13. THE MISSION (1986) // Directed by Roland Joffe

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12. RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) // Directed by Richard Marquand

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11. SCARFACE (1983) // Directed by Brian De Palma

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10. THE LAST STARFIGHTER (1984) // Directed by Nick Castle

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9. FRIGHT NIGHT (1985) // Directed by Tom Halland

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8. THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (1988) // Directed by Martin Scorsese 

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7. CHRISTINE (1983) // Directed by John Carpenter

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6. THE ABYSS (1989) // Directed by James Cameron

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5. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987) // Directed by Steven Spielberg

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4. THE SHINING (1980) // Directed by Stanley Kubrick

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3. BLADE RUNNER (1982) // Directed by Ridley Scott

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2. E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (1982) // Directed by Steven Spielberg

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1. BLUE VELVET (1986) //Directed by David Lynch

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Obviously we have a little bias towards Lynch, but this poster is EVERYTHING.

Are we missing one of your personal picks? LEAVE A COMMENT telling us your favourite 80s movie poster.

Also, take a look at this incredible video slideshow of 1,646 movie posters from the 1980s for reference:

Can’t wait for Season 2 of ‘Stranger Things’ !

Until we meet again,

{theEye}

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Music Minute: Diana Ross – “Last Time I Saw Him” on The Muppets Show {1980}


As we mentioned in a previous post, 1980 was a fantastic time for The Muppets Show, their roster of guest hosts were truly extraordinary.  Today we share with you a day that was no  exception.  Ms. Ross stepped in  and filled the half hour with joy using her effervescent way like no other.  Glamour Glitter, Fashion and Fame, Diana Ross is everything Stardom is.

 We share the clip of her singing her 1973 hit, Last time I saw him, on the 424 Episode of The Muppets Show in 1980.   Starting out backstage with just Floyd Pepper and Dr. Teeth, eventually moving the performance onstage with the rest of the Electric Mayhem.

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Music Minute: “Rainbow Connection” – Debbie Harry and Kermit


Over 20 years ago, Debbie Harry made a solo appearance on Jim Henson’s, “The Muppets Show”.  Taking on comedy sketches and a duo of ‘Blondie’s’ hits, the blonde siren shined amongst the motley crew of green boy scout muppets.   Truly sensational, sandwiched in a season of star hosts, the like of Diana Ross and Paul Simon, the new wave rocker let her hair down and had a lot of fun in Episode 509 of “The Muppet Show” in 1980.

We proudly bring you a clip of Ms Harry performing “Rainbow Connection”, one of the most iconic Muppet anthems, with the one and only, Kermit the Frog.  The Bombshell plays down any knowledge of knowing Kermit’s famed song, until the two come together for a beautiful rendition of “Rainbow Connection”.

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Commercial Break: Battle Beyond the Stars! (1980)

This is a sci-fi B-movie gem that we needed to bring attention to!   A great adventure at the edge of the universe with the sexy Sybil Danning, yes please.  Ambitious costumes, dreamy design, great fun.

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Commercial Break: Inferno (1980)

By acclaimed director Dario Argento, this is a story that takes every turn you can imagine.  Following two sisters, one in Rome and the other in  New York, investigating a series of killings all linking to two covens of witches!

From swimming with the dead to being tackled by dozens of black cats, we’d hate to be the heroin in this gory flick. Witch Witch Witch!!

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