The 40 Best Horror Movies of 1981

List of 1981 Horror Films

In our list of the best horror movies in 1981 we have An American Werewolf in London, The Evil Dead, The Howling, Halloween II, Friday the 13th Part 2, The Beyond & Wolfen. The top movie is An American Werewolf in London scoring 8.219/10 stars in our weighted score. Starring in this movie is Frank Oz, John Landis, Jenny Agutter, David Schofield, James Payne, Brian Glover, Harry Fielder. The second best 1981 horror movie is The Evil Dead scoring 8.127/10 stars in our weighted score. These are the best horror films of 1981 and we hope you enjoy the 29 movies in our list of 1981 horror movies.

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, David Schofield, James Payne

The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead 1981
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 7.5/10

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

The Howling (1981)

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

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

Halloween II (1981)

Halloween II 1981
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 6.6/10

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

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

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

Adrienne King, Stuart Charno, Amy Steel, Walt Gorney, Ronn Carroll

The Beyond (1981)

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

Michele Mirabella, Al Cliver, Roberto Dell'Acqua, Lucio Fulci, Catriona MacColl

Wolfen (1981)

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

Corey Burton, Roy Brocksmith, James Tolkan, Caitlin O'Heaney, Tom Noonan

Scanners (1981)

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

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

Night of the Werewolf (1981)

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

Rafael Hernández, Pilar Alcón, Luis Barboo, Ramón Centenero, Alexia Loreto

Heavy Metal (1981)

Heavy Metal 1981
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 6.7/10

Vlasta Vrana, Rodger Bumpass, Harold Ramis, Jackie Burroughs, Don Francks

Just Before Dawn (1981)

Just Before Dawn 1981
   IMDB Score: 6.4/10

Gregg Henry, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Chris Lemmon, Ralph Seymour

The Prowler (1981)

The Prowler 1981
   IMDB Score: 6.2/10

Ralph Garman, Thom Bray, Lawrence Tierney, Jonathan Sachar, Carleton Carpenter

The House by the Cemetery (1981)

The House by the Cemetery 1981
   IMDB Score: 6.2/10

Lucio Fulci, Catriona MacColl, Edward Mannix, Giovanni Frezza, Giovanni De Nava

The Pit (1981)

The Pit 1981
   IMDB Score: 6.0/10

Bill Taylor, Cindy Auten, Patrick Patterson, Roger Van Haren, Jeannie Elias

Black Cat (1981)

Black Cat 1981
   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

Al Cliver, Lucio Fulci, Vito Passeri, David Warbeck, Patrick Magee

Venom (1981)

Venom 1981
   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

Michael Gough, David Sterne, Alan Ford, Klaus Kinski, Pat Gorman

Hell Night (1981)

Hell Night 1981
   IMDB Score: 5.8/10

Linda Blair, Peter Barton, Carey Fox, Vincent Van Patten, Kevin Brophy

Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)

Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror 1981
   IMDB Score: 5.7/10

Susan Spafford, Pat Starke, Edward Mannix, Carolyn De Fonseca, Antonella Antinori

Omen 3: The Final Conflict (1981)

Omen 3: The Final Conflict 1981
   IMDB Score: 5.6/10

Sam Neill, Al Matthews, Barrie Holland, Don Gordon, Richard Oldfield

Deadly Blessing (1981)

Deadly Blessing 1981
   IMDB Score: 5.5/10

Michael Berryman, Jeff East, Sharon Stone, Kevin Cooney, Ernest Borgnine

Madman (1981)

Madman 1981
   IMDB Score: 5.4/10

Gaylen Ross, Stephen Clark, Tony Fish, Lori Mathes, Jane Pappidas

Absurd (1981)

Absurd 1981
   IMDB Score: 5.3/10

Michele Soavi, Ian Danby, Susan Spafford, Pat Starke, Goffredo Unger

Cannibal ferox (1981)

Cannibal ferox 1981
   IMDB Score: 5.2/10

Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Larry Dolgin, Susan Spafford, Pat Starke, Robert Kerman

Galaxy of Terror (1981)

Galaxy of Terror 1981
   IMDB Score: 5.1/10

Robert Englund, Sid Haig, Grace Zabriskie, Jack Blessing, Ray Walston

X-Ray (1981)

X-Ray 1981
   IMDB Score: 5.0/10

Billy Jayne, Gay Austin, Bill Errigo, Beverly Hart, Jon Van Ness

Fear No Evil (1981)

Fear No Evil 1981
   IMDB Score: 4.0/10

Frank Birney, Marianne Simpson, Stefan Arngrim, Toby Gold, Roslyn Gugino

Inseminoid (1981)

Inseminoid 1981
   IMDB Score: 3.6/10

David Baxt, Judy Geeson, Steven Grives, Trevor Thomas, Robert Pugh

Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)

Piranha Part Two: The Spawning 1981
   IMDB Score: 3.5/10

Lance Henriksen, Carole Davis, Ricky Paull Goldin, Captain Kidd Brewer Jr., Lee Krug

Zombie Lake (1981)

Zombie Lake 1981
   IMDB Score: 3.0/10

Antonio Mayans, Julián Esteban, Alain Petit, Jean Rollin, Jean Roville

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