The 8 Best Horror Movies of 1979

In our list of the best horror movies in 1979 we have Alien, Amityville Horror, The, Zombie (Zombi 2), Phantasm & Dracula. The top movie is Alien scoring 8/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 6.3/10 stars from 86 users. Starring in this 1979 movie is John Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright, Tom Skerritt. The second best 1979 horror movie is Amityville Horror, The scoring 8/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 5.5/10 stars from 20 users. These are the best horror films of 1979 and we hope you enjoy the 8 movies in our list of 1979 horror movies.

List of 1979 Horror Films

  • Alien (1979)

    Alien 1979
    Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 8.5/10

    John Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright, Tom Skerritt - Alien (1979) is a 1h 57-min British-American science-fiction horror film that was shot at Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK and Bray Studios, Down Place, Oakley Green, Berkshire, England,…

  • Amityville Horror, The (1979)

    Amityville Horror, The 1979
    Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 6.2/10

    Margot Kidder, James Tolkan, Baxter Harris, Helen Shaver, Murray Hamilton - A young man, Ronald DeFeo, ruthlessly murders his entire family with a shotgun one evening for no apparent reason. The detectives that arrive to try and make sense of the crime place the time of death…

  • Zombie (Zombi 2) (1979)

    Zombie (Zombi 2) 1979
    Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.9/10

    Edward Mannix, Susan Spafford, Al Cliver, Olga Karlatos, Roberto Dell'Acqua - Lucio Fulci created some of the best zombie films proving that Italians love zombies and gore. Lucio is a tricky one that in order to create more attention to his film, actually first named this…

  • Phantasm (1979)

    Phantasm 1979
    Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.9/10

    Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kathy Lester - While spying on his older brother at a friend's funeral, Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) notices strange things happening at Morningside Cemetery. He witnesses a Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) picking up a full…

  • Dracula (1979)

    Dracula 1979
    Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.4/10

    Donald Pleasence, Frank Langella, Sylvester McCoy, Kate Nelligan, Joe Belcher - Dracula (1979) is an American/British romance horror movie that is based on author Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula. Director John Badham (Saturday Night Fever (1977), Short Circuit (1986), Nick of Time (1995))…

  • Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

    Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979
    Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 7.6/10

    Dan van Husen, Klaus Kinski, Werner Herzog, John Leddy, Margiet van Hartingsveld - It is 1850 in the beautiful town of Wismar. Jonathan Harker is about to leave on a long journey, despite desperate warnings from his wife Lucy. Upon his arrival, he is greeted by a pale, wraith-like figure…

  • The Prophecy (1979)

    The Prophecy 1979
    Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 5.8/10

    - The Prophecy (1979) is an American science fiction horror that was entertaining to a point. Director John Frankenheimer (Ronin (1998), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Reindeer Games (2000), The Island…

  • Killer Nun (1979)

    Killer Nun 1979
    Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 5.0/10

    Alida Valli, Sofia Lusy, Nerina Montagnani, Franco Caracciolo, Maria Sofia Amendolea - Killer Nun From the Secret Files of the Vatican! Uncut! Uncensored! Unholy! Legendary Swedish sex bomb Anita Ekberg (LA DOLCE VITA) stars as sister Gertrude, a cruel nun who discovers depraved pleasure…