1981 Horror Movies

The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead

  • 100%
  • NONE
  • 85 min
  • Horror

The story of five college-age friends who travel to a cabin in rural Tennessee where the stumble upon the Book of the Dead, an ancient tome bound in human flesh and inked in blood. After unwittingly awakening the unspeakable terror told of in the book, each of the friends is transformed into the evil dead, one by one, except for Ash (Bruce Campbell). So, Ash is left with no other way to survive than to dismember the living corpses of his sister, girlfriend, and two of his friends.

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

An American Werewolf in London

  • 89%
  • R
  • 97 min
  • Horror

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Friday the 13th Part 2

  • 32%
  • R
  • 87 min
  • Horror

A fresh batch of teenage camp counselors return to the ill-fated Camp Crystal Lake five years after its most recent atrocities. Since the apparent perpetrator of those crimes was decapitated by the only survivor, the plucky teens ignorantly go about the business of reviving the camp, unaware that they are being stalked by an unseen figure who lives in the woods, waiting for the right opportunity to take bloody revenge.

Possession (1981)

Possession

    • R
    • 127 min
    • Drama

    A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and bizarre incidents that indicate something more than a possessed love affair.

    Halloween II (1981)

    Halloween II

    • 29%
    • R
    • 92 min
    • Horror

    It is still Halloween, 1978, and Michael Myers is on the loose after escaping certain death at Dr. Loomis' hands. By now, the entire sheriff's department is hunting for him, and Laurie Strode - his intended victim - has been taken to Haddonfield Hospital to be treated for wounds inflicted by Michael. Only Loomis & Sheriff Brackett- whose daughter had been murdered by Myers - seem aware of Myers' presence in the town, and a young man unknowingly alerts Myers to Laurie's location. When Myers...

    Scanners (1981)

    Scanners

    • 76%
    • R
    • 103 min
    • Horror

    A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

    Cannibal ferox (1981)

    Cannibal ferox

      • NONE
      • 93 min
      • Adventure

      Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.

      Galaxy of Terror (1981)

      Galaxy of Terror

        • R
        • 81 min
        • Action

        As a lone spaceship proceeds on its long voyage across space, the crew are surprised to encounter a strange pyramid form. Surprise turns to horror as one by one, they discover that their darkest nightmares are all starting to become real. The pyramid has to be behind it all somehow, but how can they save themselves from its influence?

        The Howling (1981)

        The Howling

        • 66%
        • R
        • 91 min
        • Horror

        After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.

        The Burning (1981)

        The Burning

        • 100%
        • R
        • 91 min
        • Horror

        A caretaker at a summer camp is burned when a prank goes tragically wrong. After several years of intensive treatment at hospital, he is released back into society, albeit missing some social skills. What follows is a bloody killing spree with the caretaker making his way back to his old stomping ground to confront one of the youths that accidently burned him.

        Ghost Story (1981)

        Ghost Story

        • 36%
        • R
        • 110 min
        • Drama

        Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret

        The Funhouse (1981)

        The Funhouse

        • 62%
        • R
        • 96 min
        • Horror

        Four teenage friends spent the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a frankenstein mask.

        Wolfen (1981)

        Wolfen

        • 73%
        • R
        • 115 min
        • Horror

        A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.

        Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

        Happy Birthday to Me

        • 27%
        • R
        • 110 min
        • Horror

        Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts due to a freak accident one year earlier. We soon learn the truth behind her accident and what is going on...

        The Beyond (1981)

        The Beyond

          • R
          • 80 min
          • Horror

          The Beyond (Italian: ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilĂ , also known as Seven Doors of Death) is a 1981 Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. It is considered by some horror film fans to be one of the best movies made by the Italian director. The second film in Fulci's unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy (along with City of the Living Dead and The House by the Cemetery), The Beyond has gained a cult following over the decades, in part because of the film's gore-filled murder sequences,...

          The Prowler (1981)

          The Prowler

            • R
            • 89 min
            • Horror

            A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.

            Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)

            Piranha Part Two: The Spawning

            • 7%
            • NONE
            • 94 min
            • Drama

            A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.

            Deadly Blessing (1981)

            Deadly Blessing

            • 20%
            • R
            • 100 min
            • Horror

            A former Hittite (a member of an Amish-like sect) dies in a mysterious tractor "accident", and his widow is left to face the frightening Hittites who view her as "the incubus" and may have sinister designs on her.

            Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)

            Omen III: The Final Conflict

            • 32%
            • R
            • 108 min
            • Horror

            Damien Thorn (Sam Neill) has helped rescue the world from a recession, appearing to be a benign corporate benefactor. When he then becomes U.S. Ambassador to England, Damien fulfills a terrifying biblical prophecy. He also faces his own potential demise as an astronomical event brings about the second coming of Christ.

            My Bloody Valentine (1981)

            My Bloody Valentine

            • 33%
            • R
            • 90 min
            • Horror

            Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the remaining crewmembers and warned the town not to celebrate Valentine's Day again. When a group of teenagers decides to defy that order, a murderous maniac in mining gear begins dispatching townsfolk in bloody and creative ways.