List of horror films of 1981

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A list of horror films released in 1981.

Horror films released in 1981
Title Director Cast Country Notes
Absurd Joe D'Amato George Eastman, Annie Belle, Charles Borromel Italy [1]
The Alchemist James Amante, Charles Band Robert Ginty, Lucinda Dooling, John Sanderford United States [2]
An American Werewolf in London John Landis David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter United StatesUnited Kingdom [3]
The Beyond Lucio Fulci David Warbeck, Catriona MacColl, Al Cliver Italy [4]
The Black Cat Lucio Fulci Patrick Magee, Mimsy Farmer, David Warbeck ItalyUnited Kingdom [5]
Blood Beach Jeffrey Bloom David Huffman, Marianna Hill, John Saxon United States [6]
Bloody Birthday Ed Hunt Joe Penny, Lori Lethin, Billy Jayne United States [7]
Bloody Moon Jesús Franco Nadja Gerganoff, Otto Retzer, Jasmin Losensky Germany [8]
The Burial Ground Andrea Bianchi Italy [9]
The Burning Tony Maylam Leah Ayres, Larry Joshua, Jason Alaxander United States [10]
Cannibal Ferox Umberto Lenzi Danilo Mattei, Zora Kerova, John Bartha ItalySpain [11]
Cataclysm Phillip Marshak, Tom McGowan Cameron Mitchell, Marc Lawrence United States [12]
Dark Night of the Scarecrow Frank de Felitta Lane Smith, Jocelyn Brando, Charles Durning United States Television film[13]
Dawn of the Mummy Frank Agrama, Armand Weston Brenda King, Barry Sattels, George Peck United States [14]
Dead & Buried Gary Sherman James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson United States [15]
Deadly Blessing Wes Craven Maren Jensen, Susan Buckner, Sharon Stone United States [16]
Demonoid Alfredo Zacharias Samantha Eggar, Stuart Whitman, Roy Jenson United StatesMexico [17]
Docteur Jekyll et les femmes Walerian Borowczyk Udo Kier, Marina Pierro, Howard Vernon France [18]
Don't Go in the Woods James Bryan Nick McClelland, James P. Hayden, Mary Gail Artz United States [19]
Don't Go Near the Park Lawrence D. Foldes Linwood Chase, Lawrence D. Foldes, Barbara Monker United States [20]
The Entity Sidney J. Furie Barbara Hershey United States [21]
The Evil Dead Sam Raimi Ellen Sandweiss, Bruce Campbell, Theresa Tilly United States [22][23]
Evilspeak Eric Weston Clint Howard, R. G. Armstrong, Lynn Hancock United States [24]
Eyes of a Stranger Ken Wiederhorn Lauren Tewes, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John DiSanti United States Slasher film[25]
Fear No Evil Frank LaLoggia Stefan Arngrim, Elizabeth Hoffman, Kathleen Rowe McAllen United States [26]
Final Exam Jimmy Huston Sam Kilman, Cecile Bagdadi, DeAnna Robbins United States [27]
Friday the 13th Part 2 Steve Miner Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King United States [28]
Full Moon High Larry Cohen United States [29]
Funeral Home William Fruet Kay Hawtrey, Lesleh Donaldson Canada [30]
The Funhouse Tobe Hooper Elizabeth Berridge, Cooper Huckabee, Miles Chapin United States [31]
Galaxy of Terror Bruce D. Clark Robert Englund, Sid Haig, Grace Zabriskie United States [32]
Ghostkeeper Jim Makichuk Riva Spier, Murray Ord, Sheri McFadden Canada [33]
Ghost Story John Irvin Fred Astaire, Patricia Neal, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. United States [34]
Graduation Day Herb Freed Christopher George, Patch MacKenzie, E. Danny Murphy United States [35]
Halloween II Rick Rosenthal Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis United States [36]
The Hand Oliver Stone Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci, Annie McEnroe United States [37]
Happy Birthday to Me J. Lee Thompson Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Tracey E. Bregman Canada [38]
Hell Night Tom DeSimone Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Barton United States [39]
Home Sweet Home Nettie Pena Peter de Paula, Vinessa Shaw, Jake Steinfeld United States [citation needed]
The House by the Cemetery Lucio Fulci Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Kenneth A. Olsen Italy [40]
The Howling Joe Dante Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan United States [41]
The Incubus John Hough John Cassavetes, Kerrie Keane, Helen Hughes Canada [42]
Inseminoid Norman J. Warren Judy Geeson, Robin Clarke, Jennifer Ashley United Kingdom [43]
Jaws of Satan Bob Claver Fritz Weaver, Jon Korkes, Gretchen Corbett United States [44]
Just Before Dawn Jeff Lieberman Chris Lemmon, Deborah Benson, George Kennedy United States [citation needed]
The Loch Ness Horror Larry Buchanan United States [45]
Midnight John A. Russo Lawrence Tierney, Melanie Verlin, John Hall United States [46]
My Bloody Valentine George Mihalka Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck Canada [47]
The Nesting Armand Weston Robin Groves, Christopher Loomis, Michael David Lally United States [48]
Nightmare Romano Scavolini Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C. J. Cooke United States [49]
Night School Ken Hughes Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder United States [50]
Omen III: The Final Conflict Graham Baker Mason Adams, Lisa Harrow, Sam Neill United KingdomUnited States [51]
Piranha II: The Spawning James Cameron Tricia O'Neil, Steve Marachuk, Lance Henriksen Italy [52]
The Pit Lew Lehman Sammy Snyders, Jeannie Elias, Laura Hollingsworth CanadaUnited States [53]
Porno Holocaust Joe D'Amato, Bruno Mattei George Eastman, Annj Goren, Dirce Funari Italy [54]
Possession Andrzej Zulawski Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Heinz Bennent FranceWest Germany [55]
The Prowler Joseph Zito Vicki Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Cindy Weintraub United States [56]
Saturday the 14th Howard R. Cohen Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss, Severn Darden United States [57]
Scared to Death William Malone John Stinson, Diana Davidson, Jonathon David Moses United States [citation needed]
Strange Behavior Michael Laughlin Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor AustraliaNew Zealand [58]
Student Bodies Mickey Rose Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Richard Brando United States [59]
Suddenly at Midnight Ko Young-nam Kim Young-ae, Yoon Il-bong, Lee Ki-seon South Korea [60]
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne Walerian Borowczyk Udo Kier, Marina Pierro , Howard Vernon France West Germany [61]
There Was a Little Girl Ovidio G. Assonitis Trish Everly, Michael MacRae, Dennis Robertson United States [62]
Wolfen Michael Wadleigh Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos United States [63]

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