Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies of 1979  

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List of the best 1979 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 1979, 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 contains movies like Alien and The Brood. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1979, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister

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20 9
Alien is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1979
Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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17 9
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James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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14 7
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David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres

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8 3
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Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle

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10 6
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Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rachel Roberts

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6 2
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Lucio Fulci, Richard Johnson, Tisa Farrow

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6 3
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Talia Shire, Armand Assante, Robert Foxworth

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5 2
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Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski, Bruno Ganz

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5 2
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Shelley Winters, John Huston, Glenn Ford

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5 2
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Laurence Olivier, Frank Langella, Donald Pleasence

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6 4
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Tanya Roberts, Chuck Connors, Keith McDermott

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4 2
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Abel Ferrara, James O'Hara, Carolyn Marz

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5 4
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R. Lee Ermey, Sam Bottoms, Virgil Frye

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4 3
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Vladimir Vysotsky

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4 3
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David Warner, Strother Martin, Nick Mancuso

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3 2
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Honor Blackman, Carol Lynley, Wendy Hiller

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2 1
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Ed Grady, Earl Owensby

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3 3
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Hugh Keays-Byrne, Julia Blake, Sigrid Thornton

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2 2
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Michelle Yim

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2 2
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Henry Gibson, Judd Hirsch, John Schuck

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2 2
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Cinzia Monreale, Kieran Canter, Franca Stoppi

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2 2
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Jean Simmons, Jenny Agutter, Cliff Robertson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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2 2
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Screams of a Winter Night Gil Glasgow, Matt Borel, Mary Agen Cox

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2 2
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The Demon Cameron Mitchell, Jennifer Holmes, Zoli Marki

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5 6
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Susan Saint James, Sherman Hemsley, George Hamilton

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3 4
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Casey Kasem, Keenan Wynn, William Devane

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2 3
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Midare karakuri

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2 3
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Brigitte Lahaie, Muriel Montossé, Fanny Magier

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2 3
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Ivar Kants, Judy Morris, Robert Coleby

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2 3
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The House by the Edge of the Lake Vincent Gardenia, Massimo Vanni, Luis Induni

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2 3
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Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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2 3
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Clee Burtonya, Patrick Hines, Jerry McGee

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Peter Graves, Keenan Wynn, Dick Sargent

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1 2
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Marisa Mell, Valentina Cortese, Frank Finlay

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1 2
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Peter Purves, Keith Chegwin, Deborah Norton

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1 2
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Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Sripriya Sethupathi

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4 6
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Dorman Borisman, Sofia W.D., W.D. Mochtar

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4 6
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James Mathers, John F. Kearney, Earl Garlin

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2 4
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David Hemmings, Henry Silva, Rod Mullinar

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2 4
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Jesús Franco, Lina Romay, Monica Swinn Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Barbara Bach, Lory Del Santo, Mel Ferrer

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Barbara Bach, Joseph Cotten, Richard Johnson

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Annette Haven, Seka, John Holmes

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1 4
Zoom Up: Rape Site is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1979
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Lee Majors, Karen Black, Margaux Hemingway

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Bunta Sugawara, Asami Ogawa, Norifumi Suzuki

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0 3
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Carolyn Brandt, Priscilla Cory, Chuck Alford

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0 3
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Weasels Rip My Flesh Fred Borges, John Smihula, Carol Cancro