1981 October Movies

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...

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.

Shock Treatment (1981)

Shock Treatment

  • 40%
  • PG
  • 94 min
  • Comedy

Janet and Brad become contestants on a game show... but wind up as captives instead.

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?

    Hospital Massacre (1981)

    Hospital Massacre

      • R
      • 89 min
      • Thriller

      A young nurse is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a long-ago Valentine's Day humiliation.

      Just Before Dawn (1981)

      Just Before Dawn

        • R
        • 90 min
        • Horror

        Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the area. Ignoring the warnings, they set up camp, and start disappearing one by one. If that sounds too run-of-the-mill, there's a genuinely shocking plot twist half-way through... Written by Michael Brooke <[email protected]>

        The Pit (1981)

        The Pit

          • R
          • 97 min
          • Horror

          Twelve year-old Jamie Benjamin is a misunderstood lad. His classmates pick on him, his neighbors think he's weird and his parents ignore him. But now Jamie has a secret weapon: deep in the woods he has discovered a deep pit full of man-eating creatures he calls Trogs... and it isn't long before he gets an idea for getting revenge and feeding the Trogs in the process! Written by Jeremy Lunt <[email protected]>

          Looker (1981)

          Looker

          • 29%
          • PG
          • 93 min
          • Drama

          Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts investigates the murders of some of his beautiful patients and uncovers a hi-tech conspiracy.

          My Dinner with Andre (1981)

          My Dinner with Andre

          • 90%
          • 110 min
          • Biography

          Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.

          Saturday the 14th (1981)

          Saturday the 14th

            • PG
            • 75 min
            • Comedy

            Primarily a spoof of the Friday the 13th series, but also takes shots at several other horror films. After his family moves to a new house, a young boy discovers a mysterious book describing the curse hanging over the date of Saturday the 14th. Opening the book releases a band of monsters into the house, and the family must join together to save themselves and their neighborhood

            Absurd (1981)

            Absurd

              • Unrated
              • 96 min
              • Horror

              Priest comes to small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own. Written by Josh Pasnak <[email protected]>

              All the Marbles (1981)

              All the Marbles

                • 113 min
                • Action

                A two-bit promoter tries to take a women's wrestling team to the top.

                Black and Blue (1981)

                Black and Blue

                  • 87 min
                  • Documentary

                  Concert film of 1980 East Coast U.S. performance by heavy metal bands Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult.

                  Choices (1981)

                  Choices

                    • PG
                    • 90 min
                    • Drama

                    A popular high school student seems to have it all; a spot on the football team, the love of playing music in the school orchestra and a girlfriend. His world seems to come apart when the school doctor discovers he is partially deaf, causing him to be cut from the football team on the advice of the doctor. The student's friends fight to keep him on the team; while he struggles with his problem by withdrawing from everything he loves and starts falling in with the wrong crowd.

                    Coward of the County (1981)

                    Coward of the County

                      • Unrated
                      • 120 min
                      • Documentary

                      A life-long yellow-belly who made a deathbed promise to his father to be a pacifist seeks bloody revenge on the men who gang raped his wife.

                      - Written by

                      Jojo Mac

                      Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)

                      Dark Night of the Scarecrow

                      • 50%
                      • NONE
                      • 96 min
                      • Horror

                      In a small town, a wrongfully killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him beyond the grave.

                      Dead Kids (1981)

                      Dead Kids

                      • 75%
                      • R
                      • 99 min
                      • Horror

                      Widowed John Brady is the Chief of Police in small town Galesburg, Illinois, where he has lived most of his life. His only offspring, Pete Brady, is a bright high school senior. John has been in turmoil since the suspicious death of his wife Catherine years earlier, which he always believed had something to do with her boss, Dr. Le Sange, who himself died shortly after Catherine's passing. Only recently has John and Pete's home life gotten back on track with John dating Barbara...

                      Family Reunion (1981)

                      Family Reunion

                        • Unrated
                        • 200 min
                        • Drama

                        A woman fights for what she believes in. Stars Bette Davis, J. Ashley Hyman, David Huddleston, John Shea, Roy Dotrice, David Rounds, Kathryn Walker, Roberts Blossom, Roberta Wallach, Jeff McCracken.

                        Farewell to Matyora (1981)

                        Farewell to Matyora

                          • Unrated
                          • 126 min
                          • Drama

                          Matyoroy is a small village on a beautiful island with the same name. It has been decided that the island shall be flooded and returned to the sea. This is the story of the inhabitants of Matyoroy, who are forced to see the disassembling of their village, and their saying farewell to their homeland. Written by Jochen Bauer

                          Kopfschuß

                            • Unrated
                            • 85 min
                            • Thriller

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