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, The Beyond & Howling. The top movie is The Evil Dead scoring 8/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 8.9/10 stars from 233 users. Starring in this 1981 movie is Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi, Bob Dorian.

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead 1981
+89% Like of 233 votes

Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi, Bob Dorian - 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 58 votes

Frank Oz, David Schofield, David Naughton, Brian Glover, Jenny Agutter - 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
+83% Like of 6 votes

Ronn Carroll, Stuart Charno, John Furey, Adrienne King, Walt Gorney - 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,…

The Beyond

The Beyond 1981
+57% Like of 7 votes

Catriona MacColl, Al Cliver, Veronica Lazar, Roberto Dell'Acqua, Lucio Fulci - The Beyond (1981) is an Italian horror movie that is also known as Seven Doors of Death. The Beyond is a cult favorite over the years, and it just might be because of its originality and gore factor.…


Howling 1981
+87% Like of 53 votes

Dee Wallace, Dick Miller, Forrest J Ackerman, Robert Picardo, Kevin McCarthy - 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…

Halloween II

Halloween II 1981
+63% Like of 8 votes

Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Kyes, Jeffrey Kramer, Dick Warlock - 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

Tom Noonan, Roy Brocksmith, James Tolkan, Edward James Olmos, Reginald VelJohnson - 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…

The Night of the Werewolf

The Night of the Werewolf 1981
+79% Like of 14 votes

Paul Naschy, José Luis Chinchilla, Pilar Alcón, Luis Barboo, Alexia Loreto - 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…


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