The 8 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, The Beyond & Friday the 13th Part 2. 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 87 users. Starring in this 1981 movie is Frank Oz, Jenny Agutter, John Landis, David Schofield, James Payne. 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 265 users. These are the best horror films of 1981 and we hope you enjoy the 18 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, Jenny Agutter, John Landis, David Schofield, James Payne - 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…

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 - 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)…


Howling (1981)

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

Dick Miller, Dee Wallace, Robert Picardo, Robert Hammond, Forrest J Ackerman - The Howling (1981) is an American horror cult classic movie that was based on Gary Brandner novel of the same name. Director Joe Dante (Gremlins (1984), Small Soldiers (1998), Gremlins 2: The New Batch…

The Beyond (1981)

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

Pat Starke, Al Cliver, Catriona MacColl, Michele Mirabella, Veronica Lazar - 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.…


Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

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

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

Halloween II (1981)

Halloween II 1981
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.5/10

Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dick Warlock, Nancy Stephens, Nancy Kyes - 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)

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

Corey Burton, Tom Noonan, Roy Brocksmith, James Tolkan, Caitlin O'Heaney - 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 (1981)

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

Pilar Alcón, Luis Barboo, Rafael Hernández, Pepe Ruiz, José Sacristán - Night of the Werewolf (1981) is a Spanish horror movie whose original Spanish title is: El Retorno del Hombre-Lobo (1981). Director and writer Paul Naschy (Count Dracula's Great Love (1973), The…


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