Horror 1981

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1. 27 horas con la muerte (1982)

113 min | Drama, Horror

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: 26

2. A Day of Judgment (1981)

92 min | Action, Horror, Drama

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

Votes: 123

4. Absurd (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

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: 1,760

5. Alison's Birthday (1981)

97 min | Horror

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: 241

6. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

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: 76,529 | Gross: $30.57M

7. Madhouse (1981)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

A woman is pursued by her murderous, psychopathic twin sister in the days leading up to their birthday.

Director: Ovidio G. Assonitis | Stars: Patricia Mickey, Michael MacRae, Dennis Robertson, Morgan Most

Votes: 829

8. Beauty and the Beast (1978)

83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

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: 770

9. Bloody Birthday (1981)

R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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: 3,163

10. Die Säge des Todes (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Girls are killed at a language-school in Spain.

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

Votes: 1,424

11. Xie ying wu (1981)

89 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

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: 127

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

Unrated | 85 min | Horror

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: 4,160

13. Burned at the Stake (1982)

R | 88 min | Horror

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: 215

14. Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Horror

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: 7,746

16. Chehre Pe Chehra (1981)

140 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

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

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

19. Corpse Mania (1981)

81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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: 210

20. Chorakhe (1979)

R | 92 min | Horror

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: 199

21. Dahshat (1981)

Horror

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: 36

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

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

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: 4,142

23. Dawn of the Mummy (1981)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror

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: 726

24. Hakujitsumu (1981)

110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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

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: 8,110 | Gross: $0.22M

26. Deadline (1984)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

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: 217

27. Deadly Blessing (1981)

R | 100 min | Horror

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: 3,967 | Gross: $8.28M

28. Death Shock (1981 Video)

47 min | Horror

Sex and black magic in the Norwich countryside

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

Votes: 76

29. Delusion (1981)

R | 82 min | Horror

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: 181

30. Demonoid (1980)

R | 78 min | Horror

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

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

Votes: 633

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

R | 80 min | Horror

Runaways are attacked by evil beings from the far past.

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

Votes: 622

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

R | 82 min | Horror

A maniacal murderer kills tourists in the woods.

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

Votes: 2,204

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

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

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: 664

34. Yo (1981)

100 min | Drama, Horror

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

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: 2,522

36. Eyes of a Stranger (1981)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

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: 1,582 | Gross: $1.12M

37. Faces of Death II (1981)

85 min | Documentary, Horror

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: 1,508

38. Fantasma d'amore (1981)

96 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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: 414

39. Fear No Evil (1981)

R | 99 min | Horror

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: 965

40. Fei shi (1981)

Action, Horror

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

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: 2,047

42. Frankenstein Island (1981)

PG | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 754

43. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

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: 47,046 | Gross: $21.72M

44. Full Moon High (1981)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Fantasy

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: 924

45. Galaxy of Terror (1981)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

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: 4,853

46. Ghost Story (1981)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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: 6,448 | Gross: $23.37M

47. Suddenly in the Dark (1981)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

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: 135

48. Goeshi (1981)

85 min | Fantasy, Horror

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

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: 2,453 | Gross: $23.89M