Best Horror Movies of 1981

1.

An American Werewolf in London

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine, Brian Glover, Lila Kaye, David Schofield, Paul Kember, Frank Oz, Don McKillop ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1981-08-21
2.

The Evil Dead

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly, Sam Raimi, Philip A. Gillis, Dorothy Tapert, Cheryl Guttridge, Barbara Carey ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 1981-09-10
3.

Halloween II

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs and slashes his way through hospital staff to reach his favorite victim.

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer, Lance Guest, Pamela Susan Shoop, Hunter von Leer, Dick Warlock, Leo Rossi, Gloria Gifford ..
Directed by: Rick Rosenthal
Release date: 1981-10-30
4.

Friday the 13th Part 2

5.0
6.0/10 IMDB

Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of counselors follow -- including child psychologist major Ginny. But Jason has been hiding out all this time, and now he's ready for revenge.

Starring: Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King, Kirsten Baker, Stuart Charno, Warrington Gillette, Walt Gorney, Marta Kober, Tom McBride, Bill Randolph ..
Directed by: Steve Miner
Release date: 1981-05-01
5.

Scanners

5.0
6.7/10 IMDB

After a man with extraordinary—and frighteningly destructive—telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other “scanners” have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop them.

Starring: Stephen Lack, Jennifer O'Neill, Michael Ironside, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane, Robert A. Silverman, Lee Broker, Mavor Moore, Adam Ludwig, Murray Cruchley ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1981-01-14
6.

Ms .45

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A shy and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day. She wanders the New York streets at night in a sexy black dress with her attacker's gun strapped to her garter belt, blowing away any man who tries to pick her up.

Starring: Zoë Lund, Albert Sinkys, Darlene Stuto, Abel Ferrara, Bogey, Helen McGara, Nike Zachmanoglou, Peter Yellen, Editta Sherman, Stephen Singer ..
Directed by: Abel Ferrara
Release date: 1981-04-24
7.

The Howling

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.

Starring: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, Belinda Balaski, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, Slim Pickens, Elisabeth Brooks, Robert Picardo ..
Directed by: Joe Dante
Release date: 1981-01-21
8.

Dead & Buried

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

After a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses appear to be coming back to life and living normally as locals in the small town.

Starring: James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson, Dennis Redfield, Nancy Locke, Lisa Blount, Robert Englund, Bill Quinn, Michael Currie, Christopher Allport ..
Directed by: Gary Sherman
Release date: 1981-05-29
9.

My Bloody Valentine

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the remaining crewmembers and warned the town not to celebrate Valentine's Day again. When a group of teenagers decides to defy that order, a murderous maniac in mining gear begins dispatching townsfolk in bloody and creative ways.

Starring: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight, Cynthia Dale, Alf Humphreys, Helene Udy, Rob Stein, Thomas Kovacs, Terry Waterland ..
Directed by: George Mihalka
Release date: 1981-02-11
10.

The Burning

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A caretaker at a summer camp is burned when a prank goes tragically wrong. After several years of intensive treatment at hospital, he is released back into society, albeit missing some social skills. What follows is a bloody killing spree with the caretaker making his way back to his old stomping ground to confront one of the youths that accidently burned him.

Starring: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua, Jason Alexander, Ned Eisenberg, Carrick Glenn, Carolyn Houlihan, Fisher Stevens, Lou David ..
Directed by: Tony Maylam
Release date: 1981-05-08
11.

The Funhouse

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Rebellious teen Amy defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz, and their friends Liz and Richie. Thinking it would be fun to spend the night in the campy "Funhouse" horror ride, the teens witness a murder by a deformed worker wearing a mask. Locked in, Amy and her friends must evade the murderous carnival workers and escape before it leaves town the next day.

Starring: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin, Jack McDermott, Kevin Conway, William Finley, Cooper Huckabee, Largo Woodruff, Miles Chapin, David Carson ..
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Release date: 1981-03-13
12.

The Prowler

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

A masked killer, wearing 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.

Starring: Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Lawrence Tierney, Farley Granger, Cindy Weintraub, Lisa Dunsheath, David Sederholm, Bill Nunnery, Thom Bray, Diane Rode ..
Directed by: Joseph Zito
Release date: 1981-11-06
13.

Roadgames

4.2
6.6/10 IMDB

A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer who uses a young female hitchhiker as bait to lure victims on a desolate Australian highway.

Starring: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Grant Page, Thaddeus Smith, Steve Millichamp, John Murphy, Bill Stacey, Robert Thompson, Angelica La Bozzetta ..
Directed by: Richard Franklin
Release date: 1981-02-27
14.

Omen III: The Final Conflict

4.2
5.5/10 IMDB

Damien Thorn has helped rescue the world from a recession, appearing to be a benign corporate benefactor. When he then becomes U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Damien fulfills a terrifying biblical prophecy. He also faces his own potential demise as an astronomical event brings about the second coming of Christ.

Starring: Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon, Lisa Harrow, Barnaby Holm, Mason Adams, Leueen Willoughby, Marc Boyle, Milos Kirek, Robert Arden ..
Directed by: Graham Baker
Release date: 1981-03-20
15.

Wolfen

4.0
6.3/10 IMDB

A city cop is assigned to solve a bizarre set of violent murders where it appears that the victims were killed by animals. In his pursuit he learns of an Indian legend about wolf spirits.

Starring: Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines, Tom Noonan, Dick O'Neill, Dehl Berti, Peter Michael Goetz, Sam Gray, Reginald VelJohnson ..
Directed by: Michael Wadleigh
Release date: 1981-07-24
16.

Ghost Story

3.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Houseman, Craig Wasson, Patricia Neal, Alice Krige, Jacqueline Brookes, Brad Sullivan, Kurt Johnson ..
Directed by: John Irvin
Release date: 1981-12-18
17.

Happy Birthday to Me

3.8
6.0/10 IMDB

Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts due to a freak accident one year earlier. We soon learn the truth behind her accident and what is going on...

Starring: Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane, Sharon Acker, Frances Hyland, Tracey E. Bregman, Jack Blum, Matt Craven, Lenore Zann, David Eisner ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1981-05-15
18.

Bloody Birthday

3.6
5.7/10 IMDB

In 1970, three children are born at the height of a total eclipse. Due to the sun and moon blocking Saturn, which controls emotions, they have become heartless killers ten years later, and are able to escape detection because of their youthful and innocent facades. A boy and his teenage sister become endangered when they stumble onto the bloody truth.

Starring: Lori Lethin, Melinda Cordell, Julie Brown, Susan Strasberg, José Ferrer, Joe Penny, Bert Kramer, Elizabeth Hoy, Billy Jayne, K.C. Martel ..
Directed by: Ed Hunt
Release date: 1981-04-28
19.

Hell Night

3.5
5.6/10 IMDB

Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.

Starring: Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Barton, Suki Goodwin, Kevin Brophy, Jenny Neumann, Jimmy Sturtevant, Hal Ralston, Carey Fox, Ron Gans ..
Directed by: Tom DeSimone
Release date: 1981-08-28
20.

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Rejected by her lover, the only man left in Cheryl's life is the orphaned nephew she has raised as her own son. She'll stop at nothing to keep Billy with her. When her plans misfire, she is swept up into an insane frenzy that means death to anyone who comes between her and her obsession. But the investigating detective is convinced that Billy is the real killer - and determined to prove it. Madness and fanaticism work together to drag all concerned into a terrifying vortex of blood-letting that adds a nightmarish twist to the classic Oedipus story.

Starring: Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell, Bo Svenson, Julia Duffy, Marcia Lewis, Steve Eastin, Britt Leach, Caskey Swaim, Cooper Neal, Bill Paxton ..
Directed by: William Asher
Release date: 1981-11-20
Best Horror Movies of 1981 : Early Warning
21.

Early Warning

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A Christian woman wants a newspaper man to publish a story about a One World Foundation being set up whose only goal is to control the world. She wants him to warn people that this is coming and explain how it ties into the end times spoken about in the Bible. The newsman is opposed to such an idea until he sees the woman being pursued by the Foundation. As this adventure unfolds, the newspaper man begins to realize that what the woman is saying could be true. This evangelistic, classic end times film presents the truth about Jesus Christ and has interesting insight into what might be coming in the last days.

Starring: Delana Michaels, Christopher Wynne, Joe Chapman, Alvy Moore, Bill Sax, George Buck Flower, Gregg Palmer ..
Directed by: David R. Elliott
Release date: 1981-07-07
22.

Deadly Blessing

3.4
5.5/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner, Jeff East, Ernest Borgnine, Lois Nettleton, Michael Berryman, Colleen Riley, Douglas Barr, Lisa Hartman ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1981-08-14
23.

Roar

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Roar follows a family who are attacked by various African animals at the secluded home of their keeper.

Starring: Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith, Jerry Marshall, Kyalo Mativo, Rick Glassey, Steve Miller, Noel Marshall, John Marshall, Zakes Mokae, Will Hutchins ..
Directed by: Noel Marshall
Release date: 1981-11-12
24.

Beneath the Skin

3.4
7.7/10 IMDB

"Relating a tale told by a girl on a swing, Beneath the Skin explores the contrast between the impersonal horror of a news story heard on television and the involvement of the storyteller in a nightmare, which gradually becomes more familiar and commonplace as the tale unfolds. The straightforward approach of the teller is humorously or frighteningly contrasted by a bombardment of visual images which mock or intensify the macabre flavor of the work."

Starring: Jill Sands, Jennifer Dunegan, Marian Condit, Mary Jo Toles, Stephen Vogel, Robert Biederman, Lisa Kohn, Judith Allston ..
Directed by: Cecelia Condit
Release date: 1981-01-27
25.

Eyes of a Stranger

3.4
5.9/10 IMDB

A TV newswoman (Lauren Tewes) catches a pervert (John DiSanti) watching her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who cannot see, hear or speak.

Starring: Lauren Tewes, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John DiSanti, Peter DuPre, Gwen Lewis, Robert Small, Kitty Lunn, Timothy Hawkins, Ted Richert, Toni Crabtree ..
Directed by: Ken Wiederhorn
Release date: 1981-02-11
26.

Just Before Dawn

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

In the Oregon mountains, a pair of hunters encounter a machete-wielding killer in an abandoned church. Meanwhile, five campers arrive to examine some property one of them has inherited but are warned by the forest ranger not to venture forth. Soon after they set up camp, they begin hearing strange noises, encounter a mysterious singing girl and start disappearing one by one.

Starring: George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Chris Lemmon, Gregg Henry, Deborah Benson, Ralph Seymour, Katie Powell, John Hunsaker, Charles Bartlett, Jamie Rose ..
Directed by: Jeff Lieberman
Release date: 1981-10-14
27.

Shock Treatment

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Janet and Brad Majors, unhappily married, are separated after appearing on a game show. Janet becomes a superstar while Brad is thrown into a mental hospital. But what does fast food magnate Farley Flavors have up his sleeve?

Starring: Jessica Harper, Cliff DeYoung, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Charles Gray, Ruby Wax, Nell Campbell, Rik Mayall, Barry Humphries, Manning Redwood ..
Directed by: Jim Sharman
Release date: 1981-10-30
28.

Galaxy of Terror

3.2
5.0/10 IMDB

As a lone spaceship proceeds on its long voyage across space, the crew are surprised to encounter a strange pyramid form. Surprise turns to horror as one by one, they discover that their darkest nightmares are all starting to become real. The pyramid has to be behind it all somehow, but how can they save themselves from its influence?

Starring: Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston, Bernard Behrens, Zalman King, Robert Englund, Taaffe O'Connell, Sid Haig, Grace Zabriskie, Jack Blessing ..
Directed by: Bruce D. Clark
Release date: 1981-10-01
29.

The Hand

3.2
5.5/10 IMDB

Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.

Starring: Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci, Annie McEnroe, Bruce McGill, Viveca Lindfors, Rosemary Murphy, Mara Hobel, Pat Corley, Nicholas Hormann, Ed Marshall ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 1981-04-24
30.

The Monster Club

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

A vampire attacks a horror author on the street and then invites him to a nearby club as a gesture of gratitude, which turns out to be a meeting place for assorted creatures of the night. The vampire then regales him with three stories, each interspersed with musical performances at the club.

Starring: Vincent Price, Donald Pleasence, John Carradine, Stuart Whitman, Britt Ekland, Richard Johnson, Barbara Kellerman, Simon Ward, Anthony Valentine, Patrick Magee ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1981-04-11
Best Horror Movies of 1981 : Madman
31.

Madman

3.2
5.1/10 IMDB

At a summer camp for youths, cocky pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the backwoodsman who has returned when his name was called.

Starring: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass, Seth Jones, Jan Claire, Alexander Murphy Jr., Jimmy Steele, Carl Fredericks, Michael Sullivan, Paul Ehlers ..
Directed by: Joe Giannone
Release date: 1981-10-30
32.

Venom

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couple's child. Their plan comes unstuck when a deadly Black Mamba, sent by mistake instead of a harmless snake, escapes and the terrorists and several hostages are trapped in the boy's London home.

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed, Nicol Williamson, Sarah Miles, Sterling Hayden, Cornelia Sharpe, Lance Holcomb, Susan George, Michael Gough, Mike Gwilym ..
Directed by: Piers Haggard
Release date: 1981-11-28
33.

The Fan

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

A record store clerk is an obsessed fan of an actress of stage and screen. However, when faced with rejection, the fan strikes out in increasingly violent ways.

Starring: Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Maureen Stapleton, Héctor Elizondo, Michael Biehn, Anna Maria Horsford, Kurt Johnson, Griffin Dunne, Dwight Schultz, Dana Delany ..
Directed by: Ed Bianchi
Release date: 1981-05-15
34.

Madhouse

3.1
5.5/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Trish Everly, Allison Biggers, Michael MacRae, Dennis Robertson, Morgan Hart, Edith Ivey, Richard Baker, Don Devendorf, Jerry Fujikawa, Doug Dillingham ..
Directed by: Ovidio G. Assonitis
Release date: 1981-03-04
35.

The Pit

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Twelve year-old Jamie Benjamin is a solitary misunderstood boy in his preteens. His classmates pick on him, his neighbors think he's weird and his parents ignore him. But now Jamie has a secret weapon: deep in the woods he has discovered a deep pit full of man-eating creatures he calls Trogs... and it isn't long before he gets an idea for getting revenge and feeding the Trogs in the process!

Starring: Sammy Snyders, Jeannie Elias, Sonja Smits, Laura Press, Laura Hollingsworth, Richard Alden, Andrea Swartz, John Auten, Paul Grisham, Wendy Schmidt ..
Directed by: Lew Lehman
Release date: 1981-10-23
36.

Strange Behavior

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Fiona Lewis, Arthur Dignam, Dey Young, Marc McClure, Scott Brady, Charles Lane, Elizabeth Cheshire ..
Directed by: Michael Laughlin
Release date: 1981-10-16
37.

Night School

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds commited by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer which leads him to suspect a well known anthropology professor as well as his female live-in assistant.

Starring: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Joseph R. Sicari, Nicholas Cairis, Karen MacDonald, Annette Miller, Bill McCann, Margo Skinner, Elizabeth Barnitz ..
Directed by: Ken Hughes
Release date: 1981-01-07
38.

Nightmare

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

A drug-treated schizophrenic plagued by horrible nightmares escapes from the hospital and goes on a killing spree.

Starring: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke, Mik Cribben, Danny Ronan, John William Watkins, Bill Milling, Scott Praetorius, William Kirksey, Christina Keefe ..
Directed by: Romano Scavolini
Release date: 1981-10-23
Best Horror Movies of 1981 : Document of the Dead
39.

Document of the Dead

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A documentary about George A. Romero's films, with a behind scenes look at Dawn of the Dead.

Starring: George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Susan Tyrrell, Ken Foree, Roy Frumkes, John Amplas, David Emge, Christine Forrest, Scott H. Reiniger, Michael Gornick ..
Directed by: Roy Frumkes
Release date: 1981-01-19
40.

Evilspeak

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

Bullied by classmates, a pudgy military-school student fights back by computer with the devil.

Starring: Clint Howard, R. G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese, Claude Earl Jones, Haywood Nelson, Don Stark, Charles Tyner, Hamilton Camp, Louie Gravance, Jim Greenleaf ..
Directed by: Eric Weston
Release date: 1981-08-22
41.

Student Bodies

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

This zany send-up of teen slasher flicks features a maniacal psycho known as the Breather, who stalks –and murders– promiscuous students at a suburban high school. The fanatical killer's unusual weapons include paper clips, blackboard erasers and eggplants.

Starring: Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Jerry Belson, Joe Flood, Mimi Weddell, Joe Talarowski, Carl Jacobs, Oscar James, Robyn Flanery, Janice E. O'Malley ..
Directed by: Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie
Release date: 1981-08-07
42.

The Killing of Angel Street

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Jessica Simmonds returns from overseas to find her retired professor father in a bitter public fight to save the historic Sydney waterfront houses on Angel Street. After her father's mysterious death, she joins forces with local residents and a union leader against corrupt forces. Based on the real life mysterious disappearance of Juanita Nielsen.

Starring: Elizabeth Alexander, John Hargreaves, Reg Lye, David Downer, Caz Lederman, Alexander Archdale, Gordon McDougall, Norman Kaye, Allen Bickford, Ric Herbert ..
Directed by: Donald Crombie
Release date: 1981-10-01
43.

The Chelsea Murders

2.9
5.3/10 IMDB

When a barmaid and part-time model becomes a murderer's third victim in Chelsea, the only apparent links are to a local reporter, Mary, and three art graduates financing a film with local part-time jobs.

Directed by: Derek Bennett
Release date: 1981-12-30
Best Horror Movies of 1981 : No Place to Hide
44.

No Place to Hide

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

After the death of her rich father, Amy Manning lives happily with her stepmother. But recently she's been seeing a man in black following her, waiting for her in her car, wanting to kill her. The police can't help her. But who is this man in black? Is it the young man she's started dating? Or the psychologist her mother told her to visit? Or is she really insane...?

Starring: Mariette Hartley, Kathleen Beller, Arlen Dean Snyder, Gary Graham, Keir Dullea, Sandy McPeak, Milton Selzer, Brad M. Bucklin, Anne Gerety, Marc Handler ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1981-03-04
Best Horror Movies of 1981 : The Appointment
45.

The Appointment

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

Prophetic nightmares precede a family's confrontation with an evil, unseen force.

Starring: Edward Woodward, Jane Merrow, Samantha Weysom, John Judd, Auriol Goldingham, Pamela Rose, Alan Stewart, Alan Stuart, Auriol Goldingham, Pamela Rose ..
Directed by: Lindsey C. Vickers
Release date: 1981-06-07
46.

Silver Slime

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

A short movie directed by french director Christophe Gans (Crying Freeman, Silent Hill) when he was studying directing. It's an homage to Mario Bava and the giallo genre.

Starring: Aïssa Djabri, Isabelle Wendling ..
Directed by: Christophe Gans
Release date: 1981-01-01
47.

The Nesting

2.8
4.8/10 IMDB

A New York writer of gothic fiction finds her mansion full of ghosts from a brothel massacre.

Starring: Robin Groves, Christopher Loomis, Michael David Lally, John Carradine, Bill Rowley, David Tabor, Patrick Farrelly, Bobo Lewis, June Berry, Ann Varley ..
Directed by: Armand Weston
Release date: 1981-05-01
48.

The Survivor

2.7
5.1/10 IMDB

When a 747 crashes shortly after take-off, the sole survivor is the pilot. Virtually unhurt, he and the investigators look for the answers to the disaster. Meanwhile mysterious deaths occur in the community and only a psychic, in touch with the supernatural, can help the pilot unravel the mystery surrounding the doomed plane.

Starring: Robert Powell, Jenny Agutter, Joseph Cotten, Angela Punch McGregor, Peter Sumner, Lorna Lesley, Ralph Cotterill, Adrian Wright, Tyler Coppin, Kirk Alexander ..
Directed by: David Hemmings
Release date: 1981-07-09
Best Horror Movies of 1981 : Torro. Torro. Torro!
49.

Torro. Torro. Torro!

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A lawnmower goes on a rampage.

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Robert Tapert, Scott Spiegel, Josh Becker, John Cameron ..
Directed by: Scott Spiegel, Josh Becker
Release date: 1981-01-01
50.

Graduation Day

2.7
4.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, E. Danny Murphy, E.J. Peaker, Michael Pataki, Richard Balin, Carmen Argenziano, Linnea Quigley, Billy Hufsey, Virgil Frye ..
Directed by: Herb Freed
Release date: 1981-05-01

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