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Favorite '80s cult classic: 'Labyrinth' or 'Evil Dead II'?
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Movies in the 1980s were like totally rad and stuff, especially in sci-fi and fantasy. Blockbusters from George Lucas and Steven Spielberg ruled at the box office but the spread of video rentals and cable gave a second life to a lot of movies that didn’t do well in theaters but became classics anyhow. We’re facing off the best-loved cult films of the time, starting with an obsessive goblin in "Labyrinth" and a chainsaw hand in "Evil Dead II." Which do you love most?

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In this round, we’re looking at a magical if somewhat uncomfortable musical fantasy versus a wacky, campy horror comedy. Don't forget to click on the bracket below and cast your vote for our other '80s cult film matchups!

#TeamLabyrinth

One of the high water marks of '80s fantasy, “Labyrinth” (1986) launched the career of Jennifer Connelly and introduced David Bowie to a new generation of fans. Jim Henson and Brian Froud collaborated on 1982’s “The Dark Crystal,” and teamed up again, this time with Monty Python’s Terry Jones, to create the other-dimensional realm of the Labyrinth (an obvious tribute to “The Wizard of Oz” and Maurice Sendak). The relationship between teenage Sarah (Connelly) and the ageless Goblin King Jareth is either darkly romantic or problematic and disturbing, depending on how you interpret the film. Though “Labyrinth” did poorly at the box office, it’s a fan favorite, especially with cosplay enthusiasts. 

#TeamLabyrinth
"I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave."

Watch the trailer to "Labyrinth" below.

#TeamEvilDead2

Part sequel, part remake, “Evil Dead II” (1987) focuses on the brash, off-kilter hero Ash (Bruce Campbell) who fights demons, cuts off his hand, fights his own hand, fights an old lady and ends up getting sent back in time. Basically, it’s completely bonkers. The mix of gory horror and comedy earned positive reviews in general, and good box office numbers relative to the small budget. Writer/director Sam Raimi went on to direct the three Toby Maguire-led "Spider-Man" films as well as produce “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Xena: Warrior Princess.” 

#TeamEvilDead2
"You dirty bastards. Gimme back my hand!"

Check out the trailer to "Evil Dead II" below.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Favorite '80s cult classic: 'Labyrinth' or 'Evil Dead II'?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamLabyrinth
#TeamEvilDead2
Bring the Goblin King home
Buy now