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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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Phantasm Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister

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The Amityville Horror James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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Salem's Lot David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1979
Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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The Brood Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle

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When a Stranger Calls Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rachel Roberts

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Zombie Flesh Eaters Lucio Fulci, Richard Johnson, Tisa Farrow

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Prophecy Talia Shire, Armand Assante, Robert Foxworth

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The Driller Killer Abel Ferrara, James O'Hara, Carolyn Marz

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Love at First Bite Susan Saint James, Sherman Hemsley, George Hamilton

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The Visitor Shelley Winters, John Huston, Glenn Ford

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Dracula Laurence Olivier, Frank Langella, Donald Pleasence

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Dr. Jekyll's Dungeon of Death James Mathers, John F. Kearney, Earl Garlin

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The Queen of Black Magic Dorman Borisman, Sofia W.D., W.D. Mochtar

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Up from the Depths R. Lee Ermey, Sam Bottoms, Virgil Frye

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Nightwing David Warner, Strother Martin, Nick Mancuso

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Little Tragedies Vladimir Vysotsky

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Nosferatu the Vampyre Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski, Bruno Ganz

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One More Minute Hugh Keays-Byrne, Julia Blake, Sigrid Thornton

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Midare karakuri

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Lust at First Bite Annette Haven, Seka, John Holmes

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Murder by Decree Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Butterfly Murders Michelle Yim

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The Halloween That Almost Wasn't Henry Gibson, Judd Hirsch, John Schuck

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The Plumber Ivar Kants, Judy Morris, Robert Coleby

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Killer Fish Lee Majors, Karen Black, Margaux Hemingway

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

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The Cat and the Canary Honor Blackman, Carol Lynley, Wendy Hiller

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Wolfman Ed Grady, Earl Owensby

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The Dark Casey Kasem, Keenan Wynn, William Devane

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Tourist Trap Tanya Roberts, Chuck Connors, Keith McDermott

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Star of David: Hunting for Beautiful Girls Bunta Sugawara, Asami Ogawa, Norifumi Suzuki

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Demoniac Jesús Franco, Lina Romay, Monica Swinn - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Fascination Brigitte Lahaie, Muriel Montossé, Fanny Magier

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Thirst David Hemmings, Henry Silva, Rod Mullinar

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Bloodrage Clee Burtonya, Patrick Hines, Jerry McGee

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Fleisch Jutta Speidel, Wolf Roth

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Bhayaanak Mithun Chakraborty, Reena Roy, Sharat Saxena

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Neeya Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Sripriya Sethupathi

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Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula Yvonne De Carlo, John Carradine, Antony Hamilton

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Jaani Dushman Rekha, Shakti Kapoor, Amrish Puri

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Beyond the Darkness Cinzia Monreale, Kieran Canter, Franca Stoppi

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Dracula Blows His Cool Bea Fiedler, Dan van Husen, Ralf Wolter

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The Demon Cameron Mitchell, Jennifer Holmes, Zoli Marki

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

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Ring of Darkness Marisa Mell, Valentina Cortese, Frank Finlay

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Parts: The Clonus Horror Peter Graves, Keenan Wynn, Dick Sargent

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