The 24 Best Horror Movies of 1976

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1). Carrie (1976)

Score: 8.4/10 IMDB: 7.4/10 Trailer
It's nearing the end of the school year. High school senior Carrie White is a social outcast, largely due to…
Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: P.J. Soles, William Katt, Priscilla Pointer, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving

2). The Omen (1976)

Score: 7.65/10 IMDB: 7.6/10 Trailer Review
Robert and Katherine Thorn seem to have it all. They are happily married and he is the US Ambassador to…
Director: Richard Donner
Stars: David Warner, Michael Byrne, Burnell Tucker, Bill Reimbold, Nicholas Campbell

3). God Told Me To (1976)

Score: 7.05/10 IMDB: 6.3/10 Trailer
The storyline of this movie involves a series of motiveless murders committed by various New York residents: a sniper shoots…
Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Richard Lynch, Sylvia Sidney, James Dukas, James Dixon, Peter Hock

4). Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

Score: 6.75/10 IMDB: 6.5/10 Trailer Review
Alice Spages is a withdrawn 12 year old girl who lives with her mother, Catherine, and her younger sister, Karen.…
Director: Alfred Sole
Stars: Linda Miller, Mary Boylan, Gary Allen, Sally Anne Golden, Brooke Shields

5). The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)

Score: 6.55/10 IMDB: 5.6/10 Trailer
In California, Molly is a deranged woman that babysits her nephews while her sister works hard sewing clothes for her…
Director: Matt Cimber
Stars: George 'Buck' Flower, John F. Goff, Lonny Chapman, Millie Perkins, Gene Rutherford

6). Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)

Score: 5.79/10 IMDB: 7.3/10 Trailer
A couple of English tourists rent a boat to visit the fictitious island of Almanzora, just off the southern Spanish…
Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
Stars: Roberto Nauta, Ana María Simón, Irene Guerrero de Luna, Javier de la Cámara, Ángel Ter

7). The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)

Score: 5.7/10 IMDB: 7.1/10 Trailer
The restorer Stefano is hired by the Mayor Solmi of a small village nearby Ferrara to restore a painting of…
Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Arrigo Lucchini, Zora Kerova, Luciano Bianchi, Carla Astolfi, Tonino Corazzari

8). The House by the Lake (1976)

Score: 5.69/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer
A rich playboy has a large house in the countryside. One weekend he invites a fashion model. On his way…
Director: William Fruet
Stars: Denver Mattson, Chuck Shamata, Don Stroud, Richard Donat, Brenda Vaccaro

9). Shadow of the Hawk (1976)

Score: 5.63/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer
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Directors: George McCowan, Daryl Duke
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Anna Hagan, Bruno The Bear, Marilyn Hassett, Chief Dan George

10). J.D.'s Revenge (1976)

Score: 5.57/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer
A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid 1970s New Orleans, Louisiana. The mobster seeks…
Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Glynn Turman, Julian Christopher, Adolph Caesar, Bob Minor, Stephanie Faulkner

11). Schizo (1976)

Score: 5.4/10 IMDB: 5.7/10 Trailer
Samantha and Alan are getting married, but William Haskins isn't pleased. He grabs a train south to London and begins…
Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Wendy Gilmore, Jack Watson, Primi Townsend, Stephanie Beacham, Victoria Allum

12). Dracula and Son (1976)

Score: 5.17/10 IMDB: 5.3/10 Trailer
Son grows up with father, leaves to go to big city in 1979. Father follows and tries to survive as…
Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Christopher Lee, Raymond Bussières, Tudor Eliad, Olivier Pierre, Geoffrey Carey

13). Death at Love House (1976)

Score: 5.17/10 IMDB: 5.3/10
Donna and Joel Gregory are researching a book about long dead Hollywood goddess Lorna Love. They are staying at Lorna's…
Director: E.W. Swackhamer
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Joseph Bernard, Dorothy Lamour, John Carradine, Robert Wagner

14). King Kong (1976)

Score: 5.16/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
An expedition of the "Petrox" company, is exploring in search of petrol. A strange island where they arrive is the…
Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Peter Cullen, Forrest J. Ackerman, Jeff Bridges, Walt Gorney, Ed Lauter

15). To the Devil a Daughter (1976)

Score: 5.1/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer
An excommunicated priest sets up a satanic cult that only looks Catholic on the outside. He convinces a man to…
Director: Peter Sykes
Stars: Christopher Lee, Frances de la Tour, Juba Kennerley, Constantine Gregory, Honor Blackman

16). Werewolf Woman (1976)

Score: 5.06/10 IMDB: 5.1/10 Trailer
A woman has dreams that she is a werewolf so she goes out and finds men. She proceeds to have…
Director: Rino Di Silvestro
Stars: Giuseppe Mattei, Dagmar Lassander, Salvatore Billa, Umberto Amambrini, Vito Domenighini

17). The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

Score: 5.05/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer
Set in the late 40's the residents of Texarkana, Texas are left terrorized by a mysterious hooded killer who is…
Director: Charles B. Pierce
Stars: Andrew Prine, Michael Brown, Richard Green, Charles B. Pierce, Joe Catalanotto

18). Jack the Ripper (1976)

Score: 4.98/10 IMDB: 5.5/10 Trailer Review
A Swiss-German horror film with Klaus Kinski as the notorious Jack the Ripper. A respected doctor by day, Kinski dismembers…
Directors: Jesús Franco, Jesús Franco
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Lina Romay, Andreas Mannkopff, Walter Baumgartner, Josephine Chaplin

19). Burnt Offerings (1976)

Score: 4.9/10 IMDB: 6.6/10 Trailer
Ben and Marian Rolf rent a grand old country mansion as a summer getaway for themselves, their twelve year old…
Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Karen Black, Anthony James, Orin Cannon, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed

20). Dogs (1976)

Score: 4.89/10 IMDB: 4.8/10 Trailer
On the quiet campus of the remotely-located SouthWestern University, something strange is happening. All of the dogs in the area,…
Director: Burt Brinckerhoff
Stars: Russ Grieve, George Wyner, R.A. Rondell, Michael Davis, Paul Paolasso

21). Grizzly (1976)

Score: 4.85/10 IMDB: 5.3/10 Trailer
An eighteen-foot grizzly bear figures out that humans make for a tasty treat. As a park ranger tries rallying his…
Director: William Girdler
Stars: Andrew Prine, Joe Dorsey, Sandra Dorsey, Brian Robinson, David Newton

22). Crash! (1976)

Score: 4.77/10 IMDB: 4.6/10 Trailer
Jealous invalid husband tries to kill sexy blond wife, who uses occult powers and devices to try to kill him.
Director: Charles Band
Stars: John Carradine, Charles Band, José Ferrer, Barry Chase, José Ferrer

23). Creature from Black Lake (1976)

Score: 4.77/10 IMDB: 4.6/10 Trailer
Some fishermen are attacked in the Louisiana swamps. When the word gets out of a mysterious Bigfoot-type creature, two researchers…
Director: Joy N. Houck Jr.
Stars: Dennis Fimple, Bill Thurman, Joy N. Houck Jr., Dub Taylor, John David Carson

24). The Premonition (1976)

Score: 4.77/10 IMDB: 4.6/10 Trailer
This Thriller/horror movie tells the tale of a young girl who is terrified that her insane mother will take her…
Director: Robert Allen Schnitzer
Stars: Richard Lynch, Robert Harper, Mark Schneider, Jeff Corey, Ward Emling

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24 List of 1976 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 1976

Looking for the best 1976 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1976 are "Carrie (1976), The Omen (1976), God Told Me To (1976), Alice Sweet Alice (1976), and The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1976 is Carrie (1976) scoring 8.4/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 146,660 votes for this movie. Starring in Carrie (1976) is P.J. Soles, William Katt, Priscilla Pointer, Piper Laurie, and Amy Irving. Director Brian De Palma did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1976 best horror film which was remarkable.Carrie (1976) is in Horror movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1976 The next best 1976 horror movie is The Omen (1976) with a score of 7.65/10 stars. David Warner, Michael Byrne, Burnell Tucker, Bill Reimbold, and Nicholas Campbell star in "The Omen (1976)". The Omen (1976) is directed by Richard Donner and has over 94,380 IMDB votes. You can find The Omen (1976) in Horror, Drama, and Mystery movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1976, and we hope you enjoy the 31 movies on our list of good 1976 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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