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 231 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 231 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
+87% Like of 55 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
+86% Like of 51 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
+53% Like of 17 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…

Quest for Fire

Quest for Fire 1981
+60% Like of 5 votes

Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong, and Gary Schwartz - A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man's existence. 80,000 years ago, when man roamed the earth, he was exposed to the many harsh elements of…


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