Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies of 1978  

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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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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1978
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Ann Dusenberry

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Camille Keaton, Richard Pace, Gunter Kleeman

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Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith

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Keenan Wynn, John Sayles, Barbara Steele

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Tom Savini, John Amplas, Christine Forrest

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Florinda Bolkan, Ray Lovelock, Isabel Pisano

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Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland

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Shakti Kapoor, Satyendra Kapoor, Bhagwan Dada

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5 2
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Marc Porel, Barbara Magnolfi, Vanni Materassi

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4 1
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Richard Burton, Lee Remick, Harry Andrews

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Sam Elliott, Roger Daltrey, Katharine Ross

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Claudio Brook, David Silva, Manuel Dondé

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Kirk Douglas, Daryl Hannah, Jim Belushi

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Jack Riley, Eric Christmas, Stephen Peace

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Briony Behets, John Hargreaves, Michael Aitkens

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Dan Harville, Chad Bennion, Vern Adix

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Tommy Lee Jones, Faye Dunaway, Brad Dourif

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Morgan Fairchild, Shelley Winters, Morgan Brittany

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2 1
Killer's Moon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1978
Killer's Moon Lisa Vanderpump, David Jackson, Paul Rattee

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Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Julia Blake

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Death Train Hugh Keays-Byrne

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Pamela Stephenson, David Doyle, Richard Johnson

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Luděk Munzar, Jaroslav Moučka

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Ursula Andress, Stacy Keach, Franco Fantasia

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The Contraption

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Prey Barry Stokes, Glory Annen Clibbery, Sally Faulkner

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Alexandra Bastedo, Helga Liné, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba

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José Mojica Marins, Jaime Cortez, Andreia Bryan

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Lisa Prem Nazir, Jayan, nm0419653

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Glynis Barber, James Aubrey, Michael Craze

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Dennis Quaid, Blythe Danner, Tony Bill

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Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Ellen Sandweiss

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Die Sister, Die! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1978
Die Sister, Die! Antoinette Bower, Kent Smith, Robert Emhardt

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Ernest Borgnine

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Killer Butterfly Park Am, Namkoong Won, Kim Ja-ok

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Plague Celine Lomez

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Possession of Nurse Sherri John Goff, Marilyn Joi, Geoffrey Land

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John Gavin, Nina Foch, Bert Convy

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The Bloodstained Shadow Massimo Serato, Sonia Viviani, Lino Capolicchio

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Fran Drescher, Linda Blair, Carol Lawrence

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Tom Savini, John Harrison, Bernard McKenna

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Stella Stevens, Burgess Meredith, Tony Curtis

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Bernard Fox, John Ericson, Charles Aidman

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Mia Farrow, Tom Conti, Keir Dullea

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Gerald Ford, John Carradine, John Saxon

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Marcy Hanson, Alice Ghostley, Brion James

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José Ferrer, Michael Pataki, Reggie Nalder