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The Best Horror Movies of 1977

Updated September 24, 2019 610 votes 75 voters 2.1k views67 items

List of the best 1977 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 1977, 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.

Suspiria and Eraserhead are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1977, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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    Suspiria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Suspiria

    Joan Bennett, Alida Valli

    Released1977

    Directed byDario Argento

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    Eraserhead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Eraserhead

    Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates

    Released1977

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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    Rabid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Rabid

    Marilyn Chambers, Joe Silver

    Released1977

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

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    The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    The Hills Have Eyes

    Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman

    Released1977

    Directed byWes Craven

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    The Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    The Sentinel

    Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1977

    Directed byMichael Winner

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    Eaten Alive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Eaten Alive

    Kyle Richards, Robert Englund

    Released1977

    Directed byTobe Hooper

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    The Car is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    The Car

    Kim Richards, James Brolin

    Released1977

    Directed byElliot Silverstein

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    Demon Seed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Demon Seed

    Julie Christie, Robert Vaughn

    Released1977

    Directed byDonald Cammell

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    Audrey Rose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Audrey Rose

    Anthony Hopkins, Marsha Mason

    Released1977

    Directed byRobert Wise

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    House is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    House

    Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi

    Released1977

    Directed byNobuhiko Obayashi

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    Halloween with the New Addams  is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Halloween with the New Addams Family

    John Astin, Carolyn Jones

    Released1977

    Directed byGeorge Tibbles, David Steinmetz

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    Day of the Animals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Day of the Animals

    Leslie Nielsen, Christopher George

    Released1977

    Directed byWilliam Girdler

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    The Night Nurse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    The Night Nurse

    Kate Fitzpatrick

    Released1977

    Directed byIgor Auzins

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    Orca is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Orca

    Bo Derek, Richard Harris

    Released1977

    Directed byMichael Anderson

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    The Island of Dr. Moreau is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    The Island of Dr. Moreau

    Burt Lancaster, Barbara Carrera

    Released1977

    Directed byDon Taylor

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    Demon Lover is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Demon Lover

    Gunnar Hansen, Val Mayerik

    Released1977

    Directed byDonald G. Jackson, Jerry Younkins

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    Ruby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Ruby

    Piper Laurie, Stuart Whitman

    Released1977

    Directed byCurtis Harrington

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    Equus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Equus

    Richard Burton, Jenny Agutter

    Released1977

    Directed bySidney Lumet

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    Axe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Axe

    Leslie Lee

    Released1977

    Directed byFrederick R. Friedel

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    The Psychic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    The Psychic

    Jennifer O'Neill, Gabriele Ferzetti

    Released1977

    Directed byLucio Fulci

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    The Pack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    The Pack

    Joe Don Baker, R. G. Armstrong

    Released1977

    Directed byRobert Clouse

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    Jadu Tona is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Jadu Tona

    Ashok Kumar, Prem Chopra

    Released1977

    Directed byRavikant Nagaich

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    Shock Waves is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Shock Waves

    Peter Cushing, John Carradine

    Released1977

    Directed byKen Wiederhorn

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    Night Creature is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Night Creature

    Donald Pleasence, Nancy Kwan

    Released1978

    Directed byLee Madden

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    Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1977
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    Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo

    Pat Hingle, Howard Hesseman

    Released1977

    Directed byStuart Hagmann

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