The 8 Best Horror Movies of 1978

In our list of the best horror movies in 1978 we have Dawn of the Dead, Halloween, Jaws 2, Killer's Delight & Damien: Omen 2. The top movie is Dawn of the Dead scoring 8/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 8.4/10 stars from 678 users. Starring in this 1978 movie is Tom Savini, Ken Foree, David Early, George A. Romero, Christine Forrest. The second best 1978 horror movie is Halloween scoring 5/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 7.1/10 stars from 14 users. These are the best horror films of 1978 and we hope you enjoy the 8 movies in our list of 1978 horror movies.

List of 1978 Horror Films

  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)

    Dawn of the Dead 1978
    Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 8.0/10

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, David Early, George A. Romero, Christine Forrest - Dawn of the Dead is set in a shopping mall yet again those pesky zombies are on the loose chasing after four survivors trying to get flesh if u like the living dead series this the second of the three…

  • Halloween (1978)

    Halloween 1978
    Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 7.9/10

    Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter, P.J. Soles, Nancy Stephens - My personal favorite, this movie could be considered the first real slasher flick as it predates a great many horror franchises. This John Carpenter and Debra Hill collaboration was once the highest grossing…

  • Jaws 2 (1978)

    Jaws 2 1978
    Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.7/10

    Roy Scheider, Jeffrey Kramer, Fritzi Jane Courtney, Susan French, Lorraine Gary - This film is nothing special, it is just more the same. With some new twists. The shark is very hungry and Broady's older son wants to hang out with the teenagers they all are into boating, and take…

  • Killer's Delight (1978)

    Killer's Delight 1978
    Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 5.5/10

    George 'Buck' Flower, Anne-Marie Martin, Margot Rose, James Luisi, Richard Dean - Detective DeCarlo is convinced that the murders of six young women are the work of one psychopathic killer. The search for the killer of the girls, all of whom were hitchhiking, makes a thrilling police…

  • Damien: Omen 2 (1978)

    Damien: Omen 2 1978
    Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 6.3/10

    Lance Henriksen, Robert Foxworth, Meshach Taylor, Sylvia Sidney, Leo McKern - Since the sudden and highly-suspicious death of his parents, 12 year-old Damien has been in the charge of his billionaire uncle Richard Thorne (William Holden) Widely feared to be the Antichrist, Damien…

  • Piranha (1978)

    Piranha 1978
    Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

    Dick Miller, Shawn Nelson, Joe Dante, Kevin McCarthy, Belinda Balaski - David (Roger Richman) and Barbara (Janie Squire) are two young backpackers who happen upon a military post that seems to be abandoned. They discover a large man-made reservoir and decide to go skinny…

  • I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

    I Spit on Your Grave 1978
    Our Score: 3/10   IMDB Score: 5.7/10

    Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols, Gunter Kleemann - Writer-director Meir Zarchi's controversial story of rape and revenge has lost none of its ability to shock viewers since it first gained notoriety in the late '70s. Camille Keaton (grand-niece…

  • Killer's Moon (1978)

    Killer's Moon 1978
    Our Score: 2/10   IMDB Score: 4.7/10

    Hugh Ross, Charles Stewart, Debbie Martyn, Christine Winter, Lynne Morgan - Killer's Moon is Britain's answer to I Spit On Your Grave only sleazier. Produced in the late seventies it mixes lurid scenes of rape with dollops of ultra-violence and Clockwork Orange Droog…