Horror 1981

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1. 27 horas con la muerte (1982)

113 min | Drama, Horror

6.3
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A man risks experimenting with a cataleptic effects pill that seeks faking his death and then returned from the grave to take its own life insurance. But something happens and things do not go as he planned.

Director: Jairo Pinilla | Stars: Júlio del Mar, Yvonne Maritza Gómez, Ana María Hurtado, Julio César Luna

Votes: 25

2. A Day of Judgment (1981)

92 min | Action, Horror, Drama

3.7
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In the 1920s, a man in black rides into a small Southern town to visit retribution upon the citizens who have strayed from the path of righteousness and religion. He does this, of course, by killing them in various bloody ways.

Director: Christopher Reynolds | Stars: William T. Hicks, Harris Bloodworth, Deborah Bloodworth, Susan Bloodworth

Votes: 119

3. Aarathi (1981)

Action, Drama, Horror

5.2
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Director: P. Chandrakumar | Stars: Sukumaran, Seema, Vincent, Ravi Menon

Votes: 6

4. Absurd (1981)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror

5.4
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A priest comes to a 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.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: George Eastman, Annie Belle, Charles Borromel, Katya Berger

Votes: 1,662

5. Alison's Birthday (1981)

97 min | Horror

5.0
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A young girl is subjected to a reign of terror so that her soul can be transferred to the body of an old crone.

Director: Ian Coughlan | Stars: Joanne Samuel, Lou Brown, Bunney Brooke, John Bluthal

Votes: 233

6. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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60 Metascore

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Director: John Landis | Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

Votes: 74,296 | Gross: $30.57M

7. Madhouse (1981)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

5.6
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A woman is pursued by her taunting, murderous, sadistic, psychopathic twin sister and her relentless demonic Rottweiler on a killing spree.

Director: Ovidio G. Assonitis | Stars: Trish Everly, Michael MacRae, Dennis Robertson, Morgan Most

Votes: 712

8. Beauty and the Beast (1978)

83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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In this gothic rendition of the classic fairy tale, a merchant's youngest daughter is held prisoner by a mysterious winged beast.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Zdena Studenková, Vlastimil Harapes, Václav Voska, Jana Brejchová

Votes: 719

9. Bloody Birthday (1981)

R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Three children are born at the height of an eclipse of the sun. Ten years later, they begin to murder the people around them - even their family members.

Director: Ed Hunt | Stars: Lori Lethin, Melinda Cordell, Julie Brown, Joe Penny

Votes: 3,077

10. Die Säge des Todes (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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Girls are killed at a language-school in Spain.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Olivia Pascal, Christoph Moosbrugger, Nadja Gerganoff, Jasmin Losensky

Votes: 1,364

11. Xie ying wu (1981)

89 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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An expert swordsman is suspected of being the thief of a treasure sent to Emperor. The swordsman who has nothing to do with the theft investigates and is led on the trail of the supernatural "Bloody Parrot".

Director: Shan Hua | Stars: Jason Pai Piao, Tony Liu, Jenny Liang, Kuan-Chung Ku

Votes: 125

12. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror

5.7
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A professor opens a crypt and reanimates rotten zombies. The zombies attack a jet-set-group which is celebrating a party in a villa nearby...

Director: Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Karin Well, Gianluigi Chirizzi, Simone Mattioli, Antonella Antinori

Votes: 4,008

13. Burned at the Stake (1982)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.9
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In 1692, a young girl in Salem, Massachusetts accuses several residents of being witches, and they are burned at the stake. In 1980, a young woman who is a descendant of the accuser finds ... See full summary »

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Susan Swift, Albert Salmi, Guy Stockwell, Tisha Sterling

Votes: 210

14. Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Horror

5.2
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Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle, Danilo Mattei, Zora Kerova

Votes: 7,565

15. Chanoc y el hijo del Santo contra los vampiros asesinos (1981)

85 min | Action, Horror

4.6
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Director: Rafael Pérez Grovas | Stars: El Hijo del Santo, Santo, Nelson Velázquez, Rubi Re

Votes: 23

16. Chehre Pe Chehra (1981)

140 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.2
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Dr Wilson is well respected person in a small Goan village, soon one of his experiments will turn him into a monster.

Director: Raj Tilak | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha, Vinod Mehra, Sulakshana Pandit

Votes: 32

17. Christmas Spirits (1981 TV Movie)

45 min | Horror

6.8
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Julia, a Hollywood property scout, is looking for a house to star in a horror movie, she finds more than she bargained for at Glebes Hall.

Director: June Wyndham-Davies | Stars: Elaine Stritch, Ben Aris, Stephanie Cole, Norma West

Votes: 12

18. Comedy of Horrors (1981 TV Movie)

Comedy, Horror

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Director: Bill Persky | Stars: Patricia Conwell, Deborah Harmon, Patrick Macnee, Ivana Moore

19. Corpse Mania (1981)

81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A necrophiliac killer is murdering the prostitutes at Madame Lan's brothel.

Director: Chih-Hung Kuei | Stars: Ni Tien, Jung Wang, Tsui Ling Yu, Siu-Kwan Lau

Votes: 199

20. Chorakhe (1979)

R | 92 min | Horror

3.7
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A giant crocodile is killing and frightening people living nearby rivers. Two men, whose wives and daughter have been killed by the crocodile, decide to chase and eliminate it.

Director: Sompote Sands | Stars: Nard Poowanai, Ni Tien, Angela Wells, Kirk Warren

Votes: 193

21. Dahshat (1981)

Horror

5.5
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Dr. Vishal is working on animal attributes and wants to assimilate their abilities in human body making a superhuman, one night enraged Mrs Vishal, injects a deadly animal serum into his body, and its at this point the real horror starts.

Directors: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay | Stars: Navin Nischol, Sarika, Om Shivpuri, Nadira

Votes: 34

22. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

6.9
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In a small Southern town, a wrongfully-killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him from beyond the grave.

Director: Frank De Felitta | Stars: Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones, Lane Smith

Votes: 4,016

23. Dawn of the Mummy (1981)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror

3.9
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A group of fashion models disturb the tomb of a mummy and revive an ancient curse. Along with the mummy rising, slaves who were buried in the desert thousands of years before, also rise, with a craving for human flesh.

Director: Frank Agrama | Stars: Brenda Siemer Scheider, Barry Sattels, George Peck, John Salvo

Votes: 710

24. Hakujitsumu (1981)

110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.2
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The young woman are in a dentist's waiting room. Though he is attracted to the woman, he says nothing to her. They are later in the same examining room. When he is given an anesthetics, he ... See full summary »

Director: Tetsuji Takechi | Stars: Kei Satô, Kyôko Aizome, Takemi Katsushika, Saeda Kawaguchi

Votes: 81

25. Dead & Buried (1981)

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery

6.6
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A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life.

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson, Dennis Redfield

Votes: 7,925 | Gross: $0.22M

26. Deadline (1984)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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A horror film about a screenwriter who loses the ability to distinguish between his fantasy world and the real world, with disastrous consequences. As he ruminates on his place in any world... See full summary »

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Stephen Young, Sharon Masters, Marvin Goldhar, Jeannie Elias

Votes: 211

27. Deadly Blessing (1981)

R | 100 min | Horror

5.5
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After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner, Jeff East

Votes: 3,830 | Gross: $8.28M

28. Death Shock (1981 Video)

47 min | Horror

3.7
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Sex and black magic in the Norwich countryside

Directors: Steve Perry, Frank Thring | Stars: Linzi Drew, Frank Thring

Votes: 73

29. Delusion (1981)

R | 82 min | Horror

4.3
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A nurse goes to a house to care for a crippled old man. Then people in the house start being murdered.

Director: Alan Beattie | Stars: Patricia Pearcy, David Hayward, John Dukakis, Leon Charles

Votes: 171

30. Demonoid (1980)

R | 78 min | Horror

4.5
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A British woman visits her husband at the Mexican mine he is attempting to reopen and discovers that the workers refuse to enter the mine fearing an ancient curse. The couple enter the mine... See full summary »

Director: Alfredo Zacarías | Stars: Samantha Eggar, Stuart Whitman, Roy Jenson, Narciso Busquets

Votes: 586

31. Don't Go Near the Park (1979)

R | 80 min | Horror

3.5
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Runaways are attacked by evil beings from the far past.

Director: Lawrence David Foldes | Stars: Aldo Ray, Meeno Peluce, Tammy Taylor, Barbara Monker

Votes: 605

32. Don't Go in the Woods (1981)

R | 82 min | Horror

3.6
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A maniacal murderer kills tourists in the woods.

Director: James Bryan | Stars: Nick Cleland, Mary Gail Artz, James P. Hayden, Angie Brown

Votes: 2,127

33. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

6.3
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In 19th century London, a sex maniac sneaks into the engagement party of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Miss Fanny Osbourne, turning the event into a nightmarish whirlpool of murder and debauchery.

Director: Walerian Borowczyk | Stars: Udo Kier, Marina Pierro, Patrick Magee, Gérard Zalcberg

Votes: 626

34. Yo (1981)

100 min | Drama, Horror

5.3
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Mi-ryeong marries Ji-kwang and takes him to live at her mansion. He soon seems to fall ill and he requests that his friend, Yeo-ok be hired on to nurse him. However, Yeo-ok and Ji-kwang are... See full summary »

Director: Yeong-hyo Kim | Stars: Ho-won Bae, Sok-Yang Choo, Bong Chu, Yong-nam Ji

Votes: 10

35. Evilspeak (1981)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror

5.7
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An outcast military cadet taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer.

Director: Eric Weston | Stars: Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese, Claude Earl Jones

Votes: 2,401

36. Eyes of a Stranger (1981)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A reporter suspects a creepy neighbor, who lives in the high-rise building across from hers, is a serial killer terrorizing the Miami area.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Lauren Tewes, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John DiSanti, Peter DuPre

Votes: 1,515 | Gross: $1.12M

37. Faces of Death II (1981)

85 min | Documentary, Horror

3.3
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This movie continues in the same vein as F.O.D. 1 with short scenes of death related material. Mortuarys, accidents, police work are filmed by TV crews and home video cameras. Some of the ... See full summary »

Director: John Alan Schwartz | Stars: Michael Carr, James Brady, Mickey Crowe, Thomas K. Delahanty

Votes: 1,489

38. Fantasma d'amore (1981)

96 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Over two decades after their affair ended, a married man is haunted by the presence of his former lover.

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Romy Schneider, Marcello Mastroianni, Eva Maria Meineke, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 393

39. Fear No Evil (1981)

R | 99 min | Horror

4.0
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High school student turns out to be personification of Lucifer. Two arch angels in human form (as women) take him on.

Director: Frank LaLoggia | Stars: Stefan Arngrim, Elizabeth Hoffman, Kathleen Rowe McAllen, Frank Birney

Votes: 948

40. Fei shi (1981)

Action, Horror

4.7
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An unfaithful wife frames had her husband framed for murder, and eventually poisons him. However, he returns from beyond the grave to take his revenge against those who wronged him.

Director: Chung Sun | Stars: Jason Pai Piao, Lieh Lo, Feng Ku, Linda Chu

Votes: 18

41. Final Exam (1981)

R | 89 min | Horror

4.8
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A psycho killer shows up on college campus to slash up pretty co-eds and dumb jocks.

Director: Jimmy Huston | Stars: Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice, Ralph Brown, DeAnna Robbins

Votes: 1,852

42. Frankenstein Island (1981)

PG | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.0
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When a hot-air balloon crashes on a remote island, the crew discovers Dr. Frankenstein's ancestor carrying on the family work, along with a race of mutants and a population of Amazons.

Director: Jerry Warren | Stars: Robert Clarke, Steve Brodie, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Christopher

Votes: 718

43. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King

Votes: 45,534 | Gross: $21.72M

44. Full Moon High (1981)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Fantasy

4.7
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A teenager (Adam Arkin) becomes a werewolf after a family vacation in Transylvania.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Adam Arkin, Roz Kelly, Ed McMahon, Joanne Nail

Votes: 892

45. Galaxy of Terror (1981)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.1
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Science fiction suspense thriller, in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations.

Director: Bruce D. Clark | Stars: Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston, Bernard Behrens

Votes: 4,701

46. Ghost Story (1981)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Two generations of men find themselves haunted by the presence of a spectral woman. When the son of one of the elderly men returns to his hometown after his brother's mysterious death, they attempt to unravel her story.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Craig Wasson, Alice Krige, Fred Astaire, John Houseman

Votes: 6,262 | Gross: $23.37M

47. Suddenly in the Dark (1981)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

6.8
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Psychological and Supernatural drama/horror. Wife is suspecting husband's infidelity since arrival of their young housekeeper who carries a mysterious wooden doll with herself.

Director: Young Nam Ko | Stars: Il-bong Yun, Yeong-ae Kim, Ki-seon Lee, Hye-ri Han

Votes: 117

48. Goeshi (1981)

85 min | Fantasy, Horror

4.7
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The newly installed radio transmitter using ultra sonic wavelengths has caused all the corpses in the local cemetaries to rise up. The zombies go on a rampage in a endless search for blood.

Director: Beom-gu Kang | Stars: Kwang-ok Yu, Myeong Kang, Am Park, Ok-hwan Hwang

Votes: 12

49. Graduation Day (1981)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

4.6
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A masked killer begins murdering students on the school track team after a track runner dies upon completion of a 30 second 200-meter race.

Director: Herb Freed | Stars: Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, E. Danny Murphy, E.J. Peaker

Votes: 2,303 | Gross: $23.89M

50. Gu (1981)

101 min | Horror

6.7
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While possessed by an evil spirit, a man murders his daughter. A police detective investigating the case also becomes possessed. A good monk helps fight the evil spirit.

Director: Chih-Hung Kuei | Stars: Fei Ai, Melvin Wong, Fanny Fen-Ni, Lily Chan

Votes: 174

51. Gui yu (1981)

Horror

4.5
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Director: Pei-Chuan Li | Stars: Tung-Kua Ai, Man-Biu Bak, Lily Chan, Philip Chan

Votes: 8

52. Halloween II (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.6
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40 Metascore

While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

Votes: 57,273 | Gross: $25.53M

53. Hannyeo (1981)

93 min | Horror

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Dr Yoshimura has been conducting experiments in 'facial transplants' to help burn victims. The limited success of his experiments requires him to have a steady supply of face donors--... See full summary »

Director: Yu-seob Lee | Stars: Hie-won Mun, Jeong-ha Lim, Yu-ri Jo, Jeong-a Seo

54. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia's group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane, Sharon Acker

Votes: 6,366

55. Hell Night (1981)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion, where they are stalked by the monstrous survivor of a family massacre years earlier.

Director: Tom DeSimone | Stars: Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Barton, Kevin Brophy

Votes: 4,519

56. Hellhole Women (1981)

Unrated | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.8
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A newlywed couple in love finds a seemingly desolate place to park the car and make love. Soon, they will face prison's cruel reality.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Ajita Wilson, Andrea Guzon, Ursula Buchfellner, Antonio Mayans

Votes: 774

57. Heubhyeolgwi yeonyeo (1981)

86 min | Horror

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Won Sa-yong kills his friend to take the latter's girlfriend, Seol-hie. Seol-hie is not happy with this situation and bites her own tongue off and bleeds to death. Ten years later, she ... See full summary »

Director: In Soo Kim | Stars: Hie-jeong Choi, Bong-jin Jin, Bong Choi, Am Park

58. Home Sweet Home (1981)

85 min | Horror

3.6
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An escaped mental patient steals a station wagon and makes his way to the Bradleys' Thanksgiving celebration, where he plans to make them a little less thankful...

Director: Nettie Peña | Stars: Jake Steinfeld, Vinessa Shaw, Peter De Paula, Don Edmonds

Votes: 447

59. Horror Planet (1981)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.6
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A crew of interplanetary archaeologists is threatened when an alien creature impregnates one of their members, causing her to turn homicidal and murder them one by one.

Director: Norman J. Warren | Stars: Robin Clarke, Jennifer Ashley, Stephanie Beacham, Steven Grives

Votes: 2,215

60. Incense and Peppermints (1981)

Musical, Horror

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Director: Todd Hughes | Stars: Nora Burns, Anna Silver, Walter Barnett

61. Jaani Dushman (1979)

154 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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A newly married bride disappears after her marriage.

Director: Rajkumar Kohli | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Mehra

Votes: 323

62. Jaws of Satan (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

3.8
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A preacher whose ancestors were cursed by Druids battles Satan, who has taken the form of a huge snake.

Director: Bob Claver | Stars: Fritz Weaver, Gretchen Corbett, Jon Korkes, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 519

63. Just Before Dawn (1981)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Chris Lemmon, Gregg Henry

Votes: 3,953

64. Kiss Daddy Goodbye (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

3.6
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Two children who have psychic powers use them to avenge the death of their father, who was murdered by a biker gang.

Director: Patrick Regan | Stars: Fabian, Marilyn Burns, Jon Cedar, Marvin Miller

Votes: 207

65. Histoires extraordinaires (1981– )
Episode: Ligeia (1981)

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Director: Maurice Ronet | Stars: Josephine Chaplin, Georges Claisse, Arielle Dombasle, Arlette Balkis

Votes: 19

66. Mag-toning muna tayo (1981)

Comedy, Horror

5.7
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Due to over booked reservations, Mando, who is going to have a second honeymoon with his nagging wife accidentally ended up in a haunted house in Baguio. He then crossed paths with Evita, a... See full summary »

Director: Mike Relon Makiling | Stars: Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Margie Braza

Votes: 6

67. Samurai Reincarnation (1981)

122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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The villain is called Amakusa Shiro Tokaisada. He is actually based on a real christian samurai. The movie was one of the inspirations for the game called 'Samurai Shodown' (actual spelling)

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kenji Sawada, Akiko Kana, Ken Ogata

Votes: 659

68. Mangalsutra (1981)

Horror, Thriller

6.8
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Vijay lives a wealthy lifestyle with his widowed dad, Mohan, and is betrothed to Gayetri Prasad when they were still children. Now both are adults and are attracted to each other. Gayetri, ... See full summary »

Director: Vijay B. | Stars: Rekha, Anant Nag, Prema Narayan, Madan Puri

Votes: 36

69. Mangryongui Wechingturesu (1981)

94 min | Horror

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Kim Young-ha, president of Sindal Industries, runs over a female mannequin with his car. The mannequin looks exactly like Jung-im, a girl he killed a month ago. From that day on, strange things happen at Young-ha's house.

Director: Yoon Kyo Park

70. Masho no natsu - 'Yotsuya kaidan' yori (1981)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

3.8
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Director: Yukio Ninagawa | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Keiko Takahashi, Masako Natsume, Aiko Morishita

Votes: 10

71. Midnight Offerings (1981 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror

6.3
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Vivian has magic powers. She doesn't hesitate to save her boyfriend David from failing in school by murdering teachers. However, David has gotten tired of her and is putting his charm on a ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson, Mary Beth McDonough, Patrick Cassidy, Marion Ross

Votes: 419

72. Mo deng tian shi (1982)

88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.2
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A shmo makes a deal with the devil so he can become a great Pop star just to impress his dream girl. After he makes the deal, a catholic priest hangs around him to try and convince him that... See full summary »

Director: John Woo | Stars: Pak-Cheung Chan, Paul Chun, Fat Chung, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung

Votes: 92

73. Mystery on Monster Island (1981)

TV-PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

3.4
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A young European boy living in San Francisco is reluctant to marry his long-term girlfriend because he wants to travel around the world first. His wealthy uncle agrees to send him on a ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Terence Stamp, Peter Cushing, Ian Sera, David Hatton

Votes: 653

74. Murder Syndrome (1981)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

5.4
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Michael is a successful actor, but he has a scandal in his past: at a tender age he knifed his father to death. He and his girlfriend Deborah go to his mother's for the weekend, and are ... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Stefano Patrizi, Martine Brochard, Henri Garcin, Laura Gemser

Votes: 426

75. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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46 Metascore

A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight

Votes: 13,910 | Gross: $5.67M

76. Mystics in Bali (1981)

86 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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Researching a book that takes her to Bali and the black magic cult of Leák, Cathy meets an evil witch which promises to train her in the dark arts. Tricked, Cathy is turned into a ... See full summary »

Director: H. Tjut Djalil | Stars: Ilona Agathe Bastian, Yos Santo, Sofia W.D., W.D. Mochtar

Votes: 753

77. Night School (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery

5.2
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Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Joseph R. Sicari

Votes: 1,355

78. Night of Horror (1981)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror

1.4
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Steve's buddy Chris can't understand why he's reluctant to play in their band. So, one night at Steve's house, he tells Chris a story about traveling to Baltimore to meet up with his ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Malanowski | Stars: Steve Sandkuhler, Gae Schmitt, Rebecca Bach, Jeff Canfield

Votes: 287

79. Night of the Zombies (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.3
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Investigators search for soldiers' missing bodies, and hear unbelievable rumors about zombies. Dismissing those rumors they set out to investigate. After two men are found dead, CIA ... See full summary »

Director: Joel M. Reed | Stars: Jamie Gillis, Ryan Hilliard, Ron Armstrong, Shoshana Ascher

Votes: 499

80. Nightmare (1981)

Unrated | 97 min | Horror

5.8
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A mental patient embarks on a murder spree upon escaping from an institution.

Director: Romano Scavolini | Stars: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke, Mik Cribben

Votes: 2,429

81. Notturno con grida (1981)

75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

3.7
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When a member of a group of occultists is violently slain, the rest repair to the woods, where they are haunted by an apparently supernatural force.

Directors: Ernesto Gastaldi, Vittorio Salerno | Stars: Mara Maryl, Gerardo Amato, Luciano Pigozzi, Gioia Scola

Votes: 18

82. O Defunto (1981 TV Movie)

50 min | Horror

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Director: Noémia Delgado | Stars: João Guedes, Adelaide João, José Caldeira, Argentina Rocha

83. The Final Conflict (1981)

R | 108 min | Horror

5.6
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The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon, Lisa Harrow

Votes: 15,328 | Gross: $20.47M

84. Tonkei shinjû (1981)

91 min | Drama, Horror

6.5
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Director: Yoshihiko Matsui | Stars: Naomi Hagio, Takahiro Hattori, Toshihiko Hino, Remi Nakamachi

Votes: 67

85. Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

3.5
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15 Metascore

A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.

Directors: James Cameron, Ovidio G. Assonitis, Miller Drake | Stars: Tricia O'Neil, Steve Marachuk, Lance Henriksen, Ricky Paull Goldin

Votes: 6,313

86. Porno Holocaust (1981)

113 min | Adult, Horror

3.1
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A group of castaways wash ashore on a deserted island in this Italian sex/gore movie. They are unaware that a sex-crazed radioactive monster is also on the island. He attacks and rapes ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: George Eastman, Dirce Funari, Annj Goren, Mark Shannon

Votes: 985

87. Possession (1981)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror

7.4
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A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent

Votes: 16,851 | Gross: $1.11M

88. Ritam zlocina (1981)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.9
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A single teacher allows a stranger to share his home with him before it is to be torn down by developers. The stranger has a fascination with statistics, and claims he can predict crimes ... See full summary »

Director: Zoran Tadic | Stars: Ivica Vidovic, Fabijan Sovagovic, Bozidarka Frajt, Tomislav Gotovac

Votes: 381

89. Saturday the 14th (1981)

PG | 75 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.5
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A family moves into a house inhabited by scary creatures and a number of close calls ensue.

Director: Howard R. Cohen | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss, Jeffrey Tambor, Severn Darden

Votes: 2,567

90. Scanners (1981)

R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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60 Metascore

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane

Votes: 39,286 | Gross: $14.23M

91. Scared to Death (1980)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.3
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An ex-cop, now working as a hack novelist, is called out of retirement to help investigate a string of deaths that appear to be the work of a serial killer but soon are revealed to be the ... See full summary »

Director: William Malone | Stars: John Stinson, Diana Davidson, David Moses, Toni Jannotta

Votes: 367

92. Scream (1981)

R | 82 min | Horror, Mystery

2.9
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A group of friends on a rafting trip down a river stop in at an old ghost town to spend the night. Soon their rafts disappear, and then they begin to be eliminated one by one by a mysterious killer.

Director: Byron Quisenberry | Stars: Pepper Martin, Hank Worden, Ethan Wayne, Ann Bronston

Votes: 570 | Gross: $1.08M

93. Setinggan (1981)

90 min | Comedy, Horror

7.1
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Life isn't always better in the city.

Director: Aziz Sattar | Stars: Sukarni Jaafar, Yusni Jaafar, Zulkifli M. Osman, Mariani

Votes: 7

94. Sexo sangriento (1981)

82 min | Horror

4.2
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Director: Manuel Esteba | Stars: Ovidi Montllor, Mirta Miller, Diana Conca, Vicky Palma

Votes: 24

95. Strange Behavior (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Fiona Lewis

Votes: 1,140

96. Student Bodies (1981)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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A murderer known as "The Breather" kills off high schoolers.

Directors: Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie | Stars: Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Jerry Belson, Joe Flood

Votes: 3,633 | Gross: $5.17M

97. Succubare (1981)

83 min | Horror

4.6
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A Chinese village run by beautiful women turns out to be more than the local men bargained for--especially if they have any idea of seducing the local beauties, then running out on them.

Director: Wai Yip | Star: Carter Wong

Votes: 34

98. Tales of the Haunted (1981 TV Movie)

96 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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This is a story about an old dark house and a family curse.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Jack Palance, Cindy Hinds, Helen Hughes, Frances Hyland

Votes: 47

99. Tattoo (1981)

R | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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A troubled tattoo artist has designs on a model.

Director: Bob Brooks | Stars: Bruce Dern, Maud Adams, Leonard Frey, Frederikke Borge

Votes: 572

100. Terreur cannibale (1980)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

2.3
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After botching a kidnapping, two criminals hide with their victim in a friends house in the jungle. After one of them rapes the friend's wife, they're left to be eaten by a nearby cannibal tribe.

Directors: Alain Deruelle, Olivier Mathot, Julio Pérez Tabernero | Stars: Silvia Solar, Gérard Lemaire, Pamela Stanford, Olivier Mathot

Votes: 552