Horror The Best Horror Movies of 1976  

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List of the best 1976 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 1976, 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.

This list has a variety of movies, like Carrie and The Tenant, in it. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1976, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1976
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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Assault! Jack the Ripper Luna Takamura, Yutaka Hayashi, Rei Okamoto

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Alice, Sweet Alice Brooke Shields, Lillian Roth, Linda Miller

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The Omen Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner

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House of the Living Dead Shirley Anne Field, Bill Flynn, Mark Burns

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Shadow of the Hawk Jan-Michael Vincent, Chief Dan George, Marilyn Hassett

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown Dawn Wells, Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine

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Death Weekend Brenda Vaccaro, Don Stroud, Michael Kirby

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Frauengefängnis Jesús Franco, Lina Romay, Paul Muller

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Burnt Offerings Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed

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The House with Laughing Windows Francesca Marciano, Lino Capolicchio, Gianni Cavina

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Embryo Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera, Roddy McDowall

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Helter Skelter Alan Oppenheimer, Jon Gries, Steve Railsback

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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith

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God Told Me To Andy Kaufman, Sylvia Sidney, Sandy Dennis

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Massacre at Central High Robert Carradine, Andrew Stevens, Kimberly Beck

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Horror Rises from the Tomb Paul Naschy, Emma Cohen, Luis Ciges

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A Whisper in the Dark Joseph Cotten, John Phillip Law, Olga Bisera

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The Premonition Roy White, Danielle Brisebois, Jeff Corey

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Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby Tina Louise, Ray Milland, Patty Duke

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Kiss of the Tarantula Eric Mason, Ron Prather, Herman Wallner

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Black Magic 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1976
Black Magic 2 Lo Lieh, Ti Lung, Lily Li

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The People Who Own the Dark Alberto de Mendoza, Nadiuska, Teresa Gimpera

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Black Ghost Yoon Yang-ha, Jang Geon, Ha Ok-Hwa

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Blood Bath is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1976
Blood Bath Doris Roberts, Harve Presnell, René Enríquez

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Exit Dying Henry Darrow

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Snuff Roberta Findlay, Michael Findlay, Aldo Mayo

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Nagin Rekha, Aruna Irani, Sunil Dutt

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J. D.'s Revenge Louis Gossett, Jr., Glynn Turman

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Dogs David McCallum, Linda Gray, nm0943927

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The Confessional Stephanie Beacham, Andrew Sachs, Susan Penhaligon

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Drive-In Massacre George Buck Flower, Bruce Kimball, John Alderman

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Schizo Stephanie Beacham, Colin Jeavons, Jack Watson

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Savage Weekend Yancy Butler, William Sanderson, David Gale

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To the Devil a Daughter Christopher Lee, Nastassja Kinski, Honor Blackman

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Emanuelle's Revenge Massimo Vanni, George Eastman, Luciano Rossi

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Who Can Kill a Child? Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo

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Through the Looking Glass Jamie Gillis, Jeff Eagle, Al Levitsky

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Track of the Moon Beast Doona Leigh Drake, Timothy Wayne Brown, Gary Kanin

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King Kong Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, Joe Piscopo

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The Tenant Roman Polanski, Shelley Winters, Isabelle Adjani

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The House Where Hell Froze Ove... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1976

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Grizzly Christopher George, Richard Jaeckel, Andrew Prine

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Land of the Minotaur is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1976
Land of the Minotaur Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence, Luan Peters

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Ape Joanna Kerns, Alex Nicol, Rod Arrants

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Satan's Slave Michael Gough, Candace Glendenning, Barbara Kellerman

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Night of the Seagulls María Kosti, Sandra Mozarowsky, María Vidal

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Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde Bernie Casey, Rosalind Cash, Marc Alaimo