1981 October Movies (By Title)

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

                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?

                  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...

                  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]>

                      Kopfschuß

                        • Unrated
                        • 85 min
                        • Thriller

                        no overview.

                        Kung Fu Zombie (1981)

                        Kung Fu Zombie

                          • R
                          • 99 min
                          • Action

                          A criminal comes to town in order to kill Billy Chong over a past dispute. But instead of getting his own hands dirty, he hires a Taoist wizard to animate some zombies to do the job for him. The plan goes horribly awry, and the bad guy ends up getting killed in his own trap. This pisses off the villain's spirit and he forces the priest to reincarnate him - only they can't find a suitable body. Meanwhile, an undead fiend of sorts comes to town to kill Billy's father over some...

                          Le professionnel (1981)

                          Le professionnel

                            • 108 min
                            • Action

                            French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by pursuing what was his original mission.

                            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.

                            Nightmare (1981)

                            Nightmare

                              • R
                              • 97 min
                              • Horror

                              A mental-patient, who is troubled with horrible nightmares, has escaped from his hospital. Now on the streets he can't help killing innocent people. But there is one family he is more than interested in and when he tries to kill them, he finds that it's not that easy. Written by Tobias Broljung <[email protected]>

                              Priest of Love (1981)

                              Priest of Love

                                • R
                                • 125 min
                                • Biography

                                Following the banning and burning of his novel, "The Rainbow," D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, move to the United States, and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis, they return to England for a short time, then to Italy, where Lawrence writes "Lady Chatterley's Lover." Written by George S. Davis <[email protected]>