The 20 Best Horror Movies of 1981

In our list of the best horror movies in 1981 we have An American Werewolf in London, The Evil Dead, Howling, Halloween II & The Beyond. The top movie is An American Werewolf in London scoring 8/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 9/10 stars from 92 users. Starring in this 1981 movie is Frank Oz, John Landis, Jenny Agutter, Harry Fielder, David Schofield. The second best 1981 horror 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 266 users. These are the best horror films of 1981 and we hope you enjoy the 10 movies in our list of 1981 horror movies.

List of 1981 Horror Films

  • An American Werewolf in London (1981)

    An American Werewolf in London 1981
    Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 7.6/10

    Frank Oz, John Landis, Jenny Agutter, Harry Fielder, David Schofield

  • The Evil Dead (1981)

    The Evil Dead 1981
    Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 7.6/10

    Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi, Josh Becker

  • Howling (1981)

    Howling 1981
    Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 6.6/10

    Dick Miller, Dee Wallace, Robert Picardo, Forrest J Ackerman, Forrest J. Ackerman

  • Halloween II (1981)

    Halloween II 1981
    Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 6.5/10

    Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dick Warlock, Nancy Stephens, Jeffrey Kramer

  • The Beyond (1981)

    The Beyond 1981
    Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.9/10

    Catriona MacColl, Michele Mirabella, Veronica Lazar, Al Cliver, Pat Starke

  • Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

    Friday the 13th Part 2 1981
    Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.1/10

    Adrienne King, Walt Gorney, Ronn Carroll, Rex Everhart, Betsy Palmer

  • Wolfen (1981)

    Wolfen 1981
    Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.3/10

    Roy Brocksmith, James Tolkan, Corey Burton, Tom Noonan, Charles Howerton

  • The Night of the Werewolf (1981)

    The Night of the Werewolf 1981
    Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.1/10

    Rafael Hernández, Pilar Alcón, Luis Barboo, José Riesgo, Manuel Pereiro

  • Scanners (1981)

    Scanners 1981
    Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 6.8/10

    Michael Ironside, Chris Britton, Robert A. Silverman, William Hope, Leon Herbert

  • Hell Night (1981)

    Hell Night 1981
    Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 5.8/10

    Linda Blair, Carey Fox, Ron Gans, Peter Barton, Jimmy Sturtevant