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List of the best 1978 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 1978, 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 Halloween, Dawn of the Dead and more movies. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1978, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Dawn of the Dead Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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Jaws 2 Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Ann Dusenberry

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I Spit on Your Grave Camille Keaton, Richard Pace, Gunter Kleeman

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1978
Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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Piranha Keenan Wynn, John Sayles, Barbara Steele

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Magic Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith

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The Last House on the Beach Florinda Bolkan, Ray Lovelock, Isabel Pisano

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The Swarm Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland

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The Sister of Ursula Marc Porel, Barbara Magnolfi, Vanni Materassi

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Darwaza Shakti Kapoor, Satyendra Kapoor, Bhagwan Dada

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The Medusa Touch Richard Burton, Lee Remick, Harry Andrews

The Scariest Demon Toys in Film History

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The Legacy Sam Elliott, Roger Daltrey, Katharine Ross

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Martin Tom Savini, John Amplas, Christine Forrest

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Alucarda Claudio Brook, David Silva, Manuel Dondé

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Krabat – The Sorcerer's Apprentice Luděk Munzar, Jaroslav Moučka

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Jack Riley, Eric Christmas, Stephen Peace

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The Mountain of the Cannibal God Ursula Andress, Stacy Keach, Franco Fantasia

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The Manitou Stella Stevens, Burgess Meredith, Tony Curtis

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The Fury Kirk Douglas, Daryl Hannah, Jim Belushi

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The Varrow Mission Dan Harville, Chad Bennion, Vern Adix

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The Shout Tim Curry, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent

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Dracula's Dog José Ferrer, Michael Pataki, Reggie Nalder

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The Initiation of Sarah Morgan Fairchild, Shelley Winters, Morgan Brittany

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Alien Zone Bernard Fox, John Ericson, Charles Aidman

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The Bees Gerald Ford, John Carradine, John Saxon

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Nero veneziano Yorgo Voyagis, Olga Karlatos, Lorraine De Selle

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Killer's Moon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1978
Killer's Moon Lisa Vanderpump, David Jackson, Paul Rattee

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The Comeback Pamela Stephenson, David Doyle, Richard Johnson

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Nightmare in Blood Kerwin Mathews, Monty Pyke, Barrie Youngfellow

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Attack of the Helping Hand Sam Raimi, Linda Quiroz

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Killer Nun Anita Ekberg, Alida Valli, Lou Castel

The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies

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Patrick Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Julia Blake

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Eyes of Laura Mars Tommy Lee Jones, Faye Dunaway, Brad Dourif

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Prey Barry Stokes, Glory Annen Clibbery, Sally Faulkner

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The Mafu Cage Carol Kane, Lee Grant, Will Geer

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Stigma Alexandra Bastedo, Helga Liné, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba

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Laserblast Roddy McDowall, Keenan Wynn, Dennis Burkley

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Long Weekend Briony Behets, John Hargreaves, Michael Aitkens

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Die Sister, Die! is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1978
Die Sister, Die! Antoinette Bower, Kent Smith, Robert Emhardt

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Mardi Gras Massacre is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1978
Mardi Gras Massacre Laura Misch, Curt Dawson, Gwen Arment

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Jennifer John Gavin, Nina Foch, Bert Convy

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Terror Glynis Barber, James Aubrey, Michael Craze

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Are You in the House Alone? Dennis Quaid, Blythe Danner, Tony Bill

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Hot Snake Eric del Castillo, Carlos East, Christa Linder

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Barracuda Bert Freed, Cliff Emmich, Jason Evers

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Death Train Hugh Keays-Byrne