HORROR MOVIES FROM THE 1980s (1980-1989)

Best decade for horror and other movie genres.

Subgenres of the horror genre
with each films

Slasher Films
Serial Killer Thriller Films
Splatter & Gore films
Zombie Films
Giallos
Supernatural
Science Fiction with Horror Elements
Vampire Films
Werewolf Films
Demon Films
Cannibal Films
Horror genre mixed with Thriller
& Crime genres
Killer Doll Films
Killer Kid Films
Ghost Films
Killer Sea Creature Films
Monster Films
Creature Features
Ghoul Films
Killer Animal Films
Mummy Films
Action Horror
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1.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
2.
Friday the 13th (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A group of camp counselors is stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning. (95 mins.)
 
3.
Maniac (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A psychopath, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree? (87 mins.)
Director: William Lustig
 
4.
Prom Night (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A masked killer stalks four teenagers, responsible for the accidental death of a little girl six years earlier, at their high school's senior prom. (92 mins.)
Director: Paul Lynch
 
5.
Inferno (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches. (107 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
6.
The Fog (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers which no one believes. On the eve of the town's centennial, many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers. (89 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
7.
Anthropophagus (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents. (90 mins.)
Director: Joe D'Amato
“ aka The Grim Reaper ” - bigrudedude87
 
8.
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A young bride-to-be is being stalked upon by a serial killer in Staten Island. She gets help from a former lover, but will they manage to escape? (94 mins.)
 
9.
The Silent Scream (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
During her first semester at college, a co-ed finds housing at a seaside mansion where, following the death of a fellow-student, she becomes entangled in a murder mystery surrounding the property and it's secretive tenants. (87 mins.)
Director: Denny Harris
 
10.
Nightmare City (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside. (92 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
“ aka City of the Walking Dead ” - bigrudedude87
 
11.
Hell of the Living Dead (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies. (101 mins.)
Director: Vincent Dawn
“ aka Night of the Zombies aka Zombie Creeping Flesh ” - bigrudedude87
 
12.
Motel Hell (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A seemingly friendly farmer and his sister kidnap unsuspecting travelers and bury them alive, using them to create the "special ingredient" of their famous roadside fritters. (101 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
 
13.
Mother's Day (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Two brothers kidnap and brutalize three women for the pleasure of their demented mother. (91 mins.)
Director: Charles Kaufman
 
14.
City of the Living Dead (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from the grave. (93 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
“ aka The Gates of Hell ” - bigrudedude87
 
15.
Alligator (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage. (91 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
 
16.
Fade to Black (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A shy, lonely film buff embarks on a killing spree against those who browbeat and betray him, all the while stalking his idol, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike. (102 mins.)
 
17.
Dressed to Kill (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder. (105 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
18.
The Boogey Man (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Through the reflection in the mirror, a girl witnesses her mother's boyfriend's murder. (82 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
 
19.
Blood Beach (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand... (92 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Bloom
 
20.
The Changeling (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
21.
Terror Train (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train. (97 mins.)
 
22.
Funeral Home (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A young woman arrives at her grandmother's house, which used to be a funeral home, to help her turn the place into a bed-and-breakfast inn. After they open, however, guests begin disappearing or turning up dead. (93 mins.)
Director: William Fruet
 
23.
Christmas Evil (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree. (100 mins.)
Director: Lewis Jackson
 
24.
Beyond Evil (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
An architect and his wife moves into a house with a bloody past and a 100 year old ghost, who possesses the wife. (94 mins.)
Director: Herb Freed
 
25.
Eaten Alive! (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A young woman teams up with an adventurer to find her missing sister in the jungles of New Guinea and they stumble upon a religious cult led by a deranged preacher whom has located his commune in an area inhabited by cannibals. (92 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
26.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew. (95 mins.)
Director: Ruggero Deodato
 
27.
House on the Edge of the Park (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Two low-life punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everyone hostage and subject them to various forms of torture and mayhem. (91 mins.)
Director: Ruggero Deodato
 
28.
Bloodeaters (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
After drug crops are sprayed with a chemical by a passing airplane, the growers of the crop are poisoned... (89 mins.)
Director: Charles McCrann
“ aka Toxic Zombies ” - bigrudedude87
 
29.
Night of the Demon (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Professor Nugget and his students try to track down Bigfoot, but end up uncovering something more sinister at work. (92 mins.)
Director: James C. Wasson
 
30.
Macabre (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover. (89 mins.)
Director: Lamberto Bava
 
31.
To All a Goodnight (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A group of teenagers at a party find themselves being stalked by a maniacal killer in a Santa Claus costume. (90 mins.)
Director: David Hess
 
32.
Phobia (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias. (94 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
33.
The Children (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A nuclear-plant leak turns a bus-load of children into murderous atomic zombies with black fingernails. (93 mins.)
Director: Max Kalmanowicz
 
34.
Altered States (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically. (102 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
35.
Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten. (96 mins.)
“ aka Cannibals in the Streets aka
Invasion of the Flesh Hunters ” - bigrudedude87
 
36.
Death Ship (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A mysterious ghostly freighter rams and sinks a modern day cruise ship whose survivors climb aboard the freighter and discover that it is a WW2 Nazi torture vessel. (91 mins.)
Director: Alvin Rakoff
 
37.
The Awakening (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
An archeologist discovers his daughter is possessed by the spirit of an Egyptian queen. To save mankind he must destroy her. (105 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
38.
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize... (80 mins.)
Director: Barbara Peeters
 
39.
Don't Go in the House (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A disturbed young man who was burned as a child by his sadistic mother stalks women with a flamethrower. (82 mins.)
Director: Joseph Ellison
 
40.
Don't Answer the Phone! (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A deeply disturbed Vietnam veteran terrorizes the young women of Los Angeles and taunts a radio psychologist with descriptions of his grisly crimes. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Hammer
 
41.
The Godsend (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An English family of six takes in a pregnant woman who disappears shortly after giving birth. They raise the baby girl as their own... (93 mins.)
 
42.
The Hearse (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A girl is haunted by a phantom hearse, which she believes is connected to her departed aunt, a witch with a bad reputation in town. (99 mins.)
Director: George Bowers
 
43.
The Alien Dead (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  
A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents... (74 mins.)
Director: Fred Olen Ray
 
44.
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
After an archeological expedition discovers the tomb of the Egyptian king Tutankhamen, many of the scientists, engineers and workmen begin mysteriously dying off. (98 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
45.
New Year's Evil (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
During a New Year's Eve celebration, a Punk Rock & New Wave show host gets a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered--and she will be the last one. (85 mins.)
Director: Emmett Alston
 
46.
Schizoid (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Julie is an advice columnist for the city newspaper who begins to receive anonymous notes threatening murder and worse... (89 mins.)
Director: David Paulsen
 
47.
The Unseen (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A trio of female reporters find themselves staying overnight in a house occupied by a hostile being lurking in the basement. (89 mins.)
Director: Peter Foleg
 
48.
Zombie Holocaust (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The members of an expedition in search for the last faithful of Kito, the cannibal god, land on a small... (84 mins.)
Director: Frank Martin
“ aka Doctor Butcher M.D. ” - bigrudedude87
 
49.
The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past. (84 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
50.
Stage Fright (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day... (90 mins.)
Director: John Lamond
“ aka Nightmares ” - bigrudedude87
 
51.
Effects (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Some crew members of a company shooting a horror film begin to suspect that the "killings" in the movie are real, and that they are actually making a "snuff" film. (84 mins.)
Director: Dusty Nelson
 
52.
Demented (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
A woman is gang-raped in a horse's stable, and even though the rapists are caught and imprisoned, she... (87 mins.)
Director: Arthur Jeffreys
 
53.
Island Claws (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A biological experiment in Florida goes awry. The result: 8-foot long land crabs which roar loudly and kill everything in sight. (90 mins.)
Director: Hernan Cardenas
 
54.
The Long Island Cannibal Massacre (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A series of horrible murders prompts a massive police investigation. Inspector James Cameron, a two-fisted... (95 mins.)
Director: Nathan Schiff
 
55.
Spooky Encounters (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Villager Bold Cheung (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo), known for his willingness to do anything courageous, bold or daring... (102 mins.)
 
56.
Mama Dracula (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
A female vampire must bathe in the blood of virgins in order to stay alive. The trouble is that virgins are in short supply nowadays, and she is running into major problems in finding one. (90 mins.)
 
57.
Patrick Still Lives (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A bedridden psycho is able to receive evil "vibrations" from hardened criminals and use them for his telekinetic powers. (92 mins.)
Director: Mario Landi
 
58.
The Haunting of M. (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An Eastern European family finds itself haunted by the spirit of a dead suitor. (98 mins.)
Director: Anna Thomas
 
59.
White Cannibal Queen (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
A man who lost an arm and his family to a tribe of cannibals returns ten years later to bring back his teenager daughter, only to find that she grew up into a beautiful blonde woman who became the cannibals' queen. (90 mins.)
“ aka Cannibals ” - bigrudedude87
 
60.
Cardiac Arrest (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
The "Missing Heart Murders" are plaguing San Francisco - dead bodies that turn up with their hears surgically removed... (85 mins.)
Director: Murray Mintz
 
61.
The Ninth Configuration (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for crazy and AWOL U.S... (118 mins.)
 
62.
Without Warning (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
An alien creature stalks human prey. (89 mins.)
Director: Greydon Clark
“ aka It Came Without Warning ” - bigrudedude87
 
63.
Contamination (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones. (95 mins.)
Director: Lewis Coates
“ aka Alien Contamination ” - bigrudedude87
 
64.
Saturn 3 (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent 8-ft robot. Remember, in space no one can hear you scream. (96 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
65.
Cruising (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men. (102 mins.)
 
66.
The Island (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
In New York, the journalist Blair Maynard convinces his editor to travel to Florida to investigate the... (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
67.
Scared to Death (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
An ex-cop, now working as a hack novelist, is called out of retirement to help investigate a string... (93 mins.)
Director: William Malone
 
68.
Monster (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
A rural Colombian village is attacked by a horrible sea serpent, aroused by industrial pollution of a nearby lake... (98 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Herts
 
69.
The Night of the Hunted (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A woman is taken to a mysterious clinic whose patients have a mental disorder in which their memories and identities are disintegrating as a result of a strange environmental accident. (87 mins.)
Director: Jean Rollin
 
70.
Gehrayee (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a successful manager decides to sell his plantation in his ancestral village to another company, his young daughter begins acting very strangely. (135 mins.)
 
71.
Saboot (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Dharamdas is killed by Dhanraj and his man later one by one Dharamdas killers are killed but it puts question to everyone as whose behind all this killings?
 
72.
A Praga (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(80 mins.)
 
73.
Sakthi (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A man from a poor family becomes an underworld don.The entire story is told in an innovative style of flashback.
Director: Vijayanand
 
74.
Trhauma (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A group of people spend a weekend at a remote villa. Soon, one by one, they are picked off by a homicidal maniac. (72 mins.)
Director: John Martucc
 
75.
Devil Hunter (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
A Vietnam veteran heads to an island inhabited by cannibals to save a kidnapped model not only from her kidnappers, but also from the cannibals' lurking Devil god. (102 mins.)
Director: Clifford Brown
 
76.
The Beasts' Carnival (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A hit man working for the Yakuza double crosses his employers and flees with a cache of diamonds from the latest heist... (91 mins.)
“ aka Human Beasts ” - bigrudedude87
 
77.
Nightkill (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A woman is convinced by her lover to poison her cruel husband, a rich businessman. However, she becomes terrified when she finds the lover dead as well. A sinister PI, who's investigating her husband's disappearance, contacts her. (104 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
78.
We're Going to Eat You (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A secret agent investigates a village that is populated by crazed, inbred cannibals. (90 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
79.
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before? (87 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
80.
Halloween II (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (92 mins.)
Director: Rick Rosenthal
 
81.
The Burning (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement. (91 mins.)
Director: Tony Maylam
 
82.
The Evil Dead (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
83.
The Funhouse (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Four teenage friends spend the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask. (96 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
84.
Final Exam (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A psycho killer shows up on college campus to slash up pretty co-eds and dumb jocks. (89 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Huston
 
85.
Fear No Evil (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
High school student turns out to be personification of Lucifer. Two arch angels in human form (as women) take him on. (99 mins.)
Director: Frank LaLoggia
 
86.
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement. (86 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
87.
Scanners (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him. (103 mins.)
 
88.
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (90 mins.)
Director: George Mihalka
 
89.
The Prowler (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance. (89 mins.)
Director: Joseph Zito
“ aka Rosemary's Killer ” - bigrudedude87
 
90.
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
91.
Nightmare (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A mental patient embarks on a murder spree upon escaping from an institution. (97 mins.)
“ aka Nightmares in a Damaged Brain ” - bigrudedude87
 
92.
Absurd (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
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. (96 mins.)
Director: Peter Newton
“ aka Horrible aka Anthropophagous 2
aka Rosso Sangue (Blood Red) ” - bigrudedude87
 
93.
The Beyond (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell. (87 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
“ aka Seven Doors of Death ” - bigrudedude87
 
94.
Escape from New York (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
95.
Ghost Story (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
 
96.
Deadly Blessing (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her. (100 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
97.
The Boogens (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Otherworldly creatures inhabit the bootleg tunnels underneath a small town mining community, and they kill any of the townsfolk who invade their home. (95 mins.)
Director: James L. Conway
 
98.
Dead & Buried (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (94 mins.)
Director: Gary A. Sherman
 
99.
Hell Night (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
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. (101 mins.)
Director: Tom De Simone
 
100.
The Howling (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem. (91 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante