25 Great ’80s Movies Time Has Forgotten

Angel Heart

When Angel Heart was released in spring of 1987, people who saw it were only talking about one thing: Lisa Bonet from The Cosby Show, whose supporting performance found her doing a bit of voodoo chicken-sacrifice (in the nude) and taking a bloody roll in the hay with Mickey Rourke (see previous parenthetical). The sensationalism of TV’s squeaky-clean Denise Huxtable getting down and dirty overshadowed what remains a moodily effective mash-up of neo-noir and supernatural thriller, with a scrappily off-the-cuff Rourke performance at its center and Robert De Niro entertainingly chewing the scenery in the side role of Louis Cyphre (get it?).