And suddenly, before we knew it, the 80's were over.

I wonder how many were even aware of the implications. I certainly wasn't. Another birthday, another calender chance. I wasn't aware at the time that the 80's would be the decade that I would love the most in my life. I grew up in the 70's and there was a lot of cool stuff going on then. There was more individuality in society. More drive-in theaters. More freedom.

But I loved the styles of the 80's more. The music, the movies. Slasher films were big in the first half, and I think they at least partially paved the way for the teen movie wave that came in the second half.

I also wonder how many people foresaw the changes that the 1990's would bring? Music changed, and turned dark and, for me, boring. Body art and modification became the trend. Lots and lots of negativity, anger, and hatred.

But in 1990, I was aware of none of it. At the beginning of the year I still wasn't making a lot of money, but that would begin to change by 1991. The local drive-in theaters were all gone by then. I was beginning to grow weary of movies. Since I had gotten my first VCR, I was watching two, three, sometimes more a night. I slowed down, but still watched a lo. As you can see.

Below is a list of the movies I enjoyed in 1990. Not all of them are good movies, but I feel nostalgia for all of them for one reason or another. This list does not comprise all of the movies I saw in that year. Just ones I enjoyed. Hence the omission of films like Betsy's Wedding, Dances With Wolves, and Joe vs. the Volcano, Loose Cannons, Navy Seals, and Pretty Woman. Among many others.

Without further ado, here they are. Hopefully these titles will jog some happy memories from some of you as well.

The asterisk denotes movies I particularly enjoyed.

After Dark, My Sweet
The Ambulance
Another 48 Hours
Baby Blood
Back to the Future Part III
Bad Girls from Mars
Bad Influence
Basket Case 2
Blood Salvage
Book of Love*
Brain Dead
Bride of Re-Animator
Cadillac Man
Child's Play 2
Circuitry Man
Class of 1999
Cold Dog Soup
Come See the Paradise*
Edward Scissorhands*
Exorcist III*
Far Out, Man
The First Power
Frankenstein Unbound
Graveyard Shift
Green Card
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
The Grifters
Grim Prairie Tales
The Guardian
Hard To Die
Henry and June
House Party
The Haunting of Morella
The Hot Spot
The Invisible Maniac
I Love You to Death
Internal Affairs
Jacob's Ladder
King of New York
The Krays
La Femme Nikita*
Life Is Sweet*
Lord of the Flies
Luther the Geek
Maniac Cop 2
Marked for Death
Men At Work
Miami Blues*
Miller's Crossing*
Mirror, Mirror
Mister Frost
Night Angel
The Night Brings Charlie
Night of the Living Dead
Predator 2
Pump up the Volume
Quick Change
Red Blooded American Girl
The Reflecting Skin*
Reversal of Fortune*
Robocop 2
Satan's Princess
Skinned Alive
The Sleeping Car
Slumber Party Massacre III
Sorority House Massacre II
The Spirit of '76
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
Total Recall
Two Evil Eyes
Vincent and Theo
Watchers 2
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
White Hunter Black Heart
Wild at Heart*

I plan to explore the movies of the 90's further in future updates, but I wouldn't hold my breath for it to happen any time soon. These lists take a lot of time.

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