In our list of the best horror movies in 1981 we have The Evil Dead, An American Werewolf in London, Friday the 13th Part 2, Howling & The Night of the Werewolf. The top movie is The Evil Dead scoring 8/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 9/10 stars from 232 users. Starring in this 1981 movie is Betsy Baker, Bruce Campbell, Barbara Carey, Richard DeManincor, Philip A. Gillis.

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead 1981
+89% Like of 232 votes

Betsy Baker, Bruce Campbell, Barbara Carey, Richard DeManincor, Philip A. Gillis - The Evil Dead (1981) is directed by Sam Raimi as his first horror film and has become a cult classic since its 1981 release. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell has an extremely small budget (about $90K)…

An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London 1981
+88% Like of 57 votes

David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher - Remember back in the early 1980s when special-effects makeup artists were tripping over themselves to create the next big effect? The Howling boasted a fantastic werewolf transformation scene courtesy…

Friday the 13th Part 2

Friday the 13th Part 2 1981
+80% Like of 5 votes

Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King, Kirsten Baker - Friday the 13th Part 2 is the sequel (directed by Steve Miner) and simply repeats the scenario of the original box office hit with only one exception; Jason Vorhees. His mother was the killer in the original,…


Howling 1981
+87% Like of 52 votes

Dee Wallace Stone, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, John Carradine, Christopher Stone - The Howling is the first in a werewolf trilogy that is the best out there, I do not count the other werewolf movies in the series because they were mostly downhill after the trilogy. This one sets us…

The Night of the Werewolf

The Night of the Werewolf 1981
+85% Like of 13 votes

Paul Naschy, Julia Saly, and Silvia Aguilar - Filmed in the real castles of Spain The Night Of The Werewolf is one of Naschy's most impressive films a sumptuous Gothic feast that pits Naschy's werewolf Waldemar Daninsky against the Blood…

Halloween II

Halloween II 1981
+57% Like of 7 votes

Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer, Lance Guest - Picking up at the same moment part one ended, this sequel follows Michael's trail of bodies to the hospital where Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) was taken. This sequel by Carpenter and Hill seems…


Wolfen 1981
+56% Like of 18 votes

Albert Finney, Gregory Hines, Tom Noonan, Dick O'Neill, and Edward James Olmos - A real estate tycoon, his coke-binging wife and a slum wino have something grisly in common: they're the latest victims in a series of random murders. A veteran NYPD detective soon suspects the killings…


Dragonslayer 1981
+60% Like of 5 votes

Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam, and Peter Eyre - A sorcerers apprentice reluctantly inherits the task of slaying a fire-breathing dragon. Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 08/23/2005 Starring: Ralph Richardson Peter Eyre Run time: 109 minutes…


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