Count Rickula's Best of 1982

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1.
The Thing (1982)
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It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
2.
First Blood (1982)
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Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills. (93 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
3.
Blade Runner (1982)
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A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
4.
Basket Case (1982)
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A young man carrying a big basket that contains his deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will. (91 mins.)
 
5.
Five Element Ninjas (1982)
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A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He... (107 mins.)
Director: Chang Cheh
 
6.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
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With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon. (113 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
7.
Creepshow (1982)
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An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s. (120 mins.)
 
8.
The New York Ripper (1982)
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A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
9.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
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Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover a plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran. (98 mins.)
 
10.
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
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Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees; now donning a new appearance, refuges at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds reside there for their vacation, Jason continues his spree. (95 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
11.
White Dog (1982)
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A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill Black people. (90 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
12.
Rocky III (1982)
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After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy. (99 mins.)
 
13.
Poltergeist (1982)
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A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
14.
Tenebre (1982)
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An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book. (101 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
15.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
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A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll. (90 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
 
16.
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
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A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his tribe and his parents whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his warriors when he was a boy. (129 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
17.
Forbidden Zone (1980)
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The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement. (74 mins.)
Director: Richard Elfman
 
18.
Madman (1981)
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A legendary psychopathic murderer stalks a summer camp. (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Giannone
 
19.
Tootsie (1982)
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Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. (116 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
20.
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
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A high school student's slumber party turns terrifying as an escaped mental patient with a drill decides to crash the party. (77 mins.)
Director: Amy Jones
 
21.
Gandhi (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
 
22.
Pieces (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Young co-eds are being cut up by a chainsaw killer on a college campus. The killer is attempting to put together a human jigsaw puzzle made from body parts. (85 mins.)
Director: J.Piquer Simon
 
23.
Silent Rage (1982)
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A sheriff tries to stop the killing spree of a mute maniacal murderer who, as the result of years of medical experimentation, has the ability to self-heal. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Miller
 
24.
Human Lanterns (1982)
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A psychotic craftsman pits two rival samurai against each other while designing special lanterns from a disturbing source. (95 mins.)
Director: Chung Sun
 
25.
Legendary Weapons of China (1982)
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A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence. (109 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
 
26.
House of Traps (1982)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
 
27.
The Beastmaster (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A sword-and-sorcery fantasy about a young man's search for revenge. Armed with supernatural powers, the handsome hero and his animal allies wage war against marauding forces. (118 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
 
28.
The Beast Within (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
In the beginning of the movie you see a woman getting raped by a man-creature of some sort. The movie... (98 mins.)
Director: Philippe Mora
 
29.
Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A family moves into their new home, which proves to be evil, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him. (104 mins.)
Director: Damiano Damiani
 
30.
Forced Vengeance (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A casino security guard is forced into violence from when the Hong Kong mob threatens his friends. (90 mins.)
Director: James Fargo
 
31.
Death Wish II (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles. (88 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
32.
Turkey Shoot (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Deviants are held at a rehabilitation fortress until they're set into a deadly game of survival, in the hopes of returning to world society. (93 mins.)
 
33.
Raw Force (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of martial arts students are en route to an island that supposedly is home to the ghosts of martial artists who have lost their honor... (86 mins.)
Director: Edward Murphy
 
34.
TRON (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program. (96 mins.)
 
35.
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle. (158 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
36.
Alone in the Dark (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house. (92 mins.)
Director: Jack Sholder
 
37.
48 Hrs. (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer. (96 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
38.
Porky's (1981)
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In 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to help their buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
39.
The Dark Crystal (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world. (93 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
 
40.
Cat People (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard. (118 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
41.
Forbidden World (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten lose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group. (77 mins.)
Director: Allan Holzman
 
42.
Incredible Shaolin Thunderkick (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
(78 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Ho
 
43.
The Entity (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Supposedly based partially on a true story, a woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
44.
Los ritos sexuales del diablo (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A young woman travels with her partner to England on the unexpected death of her brother. Staying with her sister-in-law... (84 mins.)
 
45.
Zapped! (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A high school science nerd gains telekinetic powers after a laboratory accident and uses them for revenge upon bullies. (98 mins.)
 
46.
Ator, the Fighting Eagle (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
The son of Torren learns of his heritage, goes to avenge the deaths of his fellow villagers, and rescue... (98 mins.)
Director: David Hills
 
47.
Swamp Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
48.
She (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
In a backward post-apocalyptic world, She aids two brothers' quest to rescue their kidnapped sister... (106 mins.)
Director: Avi Nesher