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List of the best 1981 horror movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. All types of scary movies are represented below, including thrillers, slashers, gore, psychological horror films and more. These are all the horror movies that defined the year 1981, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List features movies like The Evil Dead, Halloween II, and many more This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1981, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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Scanners 1981

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Possession 1981

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Hell Night 1981

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The Beyond 1981

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The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

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Evilspeak 1981

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The Best Biopics About Real Comedians

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Halloween II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1981

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The Best Scary Movies Based on True Stories

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Madhouse 1981

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This House Possessed 1981

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Final Exam 1981

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Absurd 1981

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Suddenly at Midnight 1981

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The Pit 1981

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The Best '70s Horror Movies

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The Appointment is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1981
The Appointment 1981

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The Hand 1981

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Life After Life 1981

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Evil Stalks This House is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1981
Evil Stalks This House 1981

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Play Dead 1981

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