The 20 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 Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton. 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 7 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

    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton

  • Amityville Horror, The (1979)

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

    James Tolkan, Margot Kidder, Baxter Harris, Helen Shaver, Murray Hamilton

  • Zombie (Zombi 2) (1979)

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

    Edward Mannix, Al Cliver, Roberto Dell'Acqua, Susan Spafford, Lucio Fulci

  • Phantasm (1979)

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

    Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kathy Lester

  • Dracula (1979)

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

    Donald Pleasence, Frank Langella, Sylvester McCoy, Kate Nelligan, Terry Walsh

  • 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

  • The Prophecy (1979)

    The Prophecy 1979
    Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 5.3/10

    Robert Foxworth, Kevin Peter Hall, Tom McFadden, Armand Assante, Johnny Timko