To me, when I think of horror movies of the 1980s, the three big series that come to mind are Halloween (though it started in 1978), Friday the 13th, and Nightmare on Elm Street.
Out of these three, which would you consider to be the best?
I realize it could be hard to put these against each other, as they are so different, but I'd choose Halloween.
To me, the Halloween series seemed much more grounded in reality - the first movie, especially. The Friday the 13th films just kept getting sillier and sillier and the filmmakers knew it (and continuously played to it). The Nightmare on Elm Street series was straight up fantasy, yet pretty frightening and demented at times.
I'll open the floor up, which one do you prefer and why?