The 24 Best Horror Movies of 1977

1). Eraserhead (1977)

Score: 8.4/10
IMDB: 7.4/10
A film that defies conventional logic and storytelling, fueled by its dark nightmarish atmosphere and compellingly disturbing visuals. Henry Spencer…
Director: David Lynch
Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Jack Walsh, Judith Roberts, Darwin Joston

2). House (1977)

Score: 8.2/10
IMDB: 7.4/10
Oshare (Gorgeous) is excited about spending summer vacation with her father, until she finds out that his beautiful, freakishly serene…
Directors: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Stars: Ryoji Asano, Kiyoko Tsuji, Yasumasa Ônishi, Kazuo Satsuya, Shôichi Hirose

3). Suspiria (1977)

Score: 7.78/10
IMDB: 7.5/10
Suzy Bannion travels to Germany to perfect her ballet skills. She arrives at the Tanz dance academy in the pouring…
Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Udo Kier, Gregory Snegoff, Rudolf Schündler, Dario Argento, Jessica Harper

4). Blue Sunshine (1977)

Score: 7.05/10
IMDB: 6.1/10
At a party, someone goes insane and murders three women. Falsely accused of the brutal killings, Jerry is on the…
Director: Jeff Lieberman
Stars: Brion James, Barbara Quinn, Jim Storm, James Carroll, Bill Sorrells

5). Demon Seed (1977)

Score: 6.74/10
IMDB: 6.3/10
Married Drs. Alex Harris and Susan Harris are a computer scientist and child psychologist respectively. Their house reflects Alex's computer…
Director: Donald Cammell
Stars: Julie Christie, Felix Silla, Peter Elbling, Gerrit Graham, Michelle Stacy

6). Rabid (1977)

Score: 6.7/10
IMDB: 6.4/10
In Camelford, while swinging his van across a narrow road to make a u-turn, a driver stalls the vehicle that…
Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Vlasta Vrana, Robert A. Silverman, Peter MacNeill, Jack Messinger, Sonny Forbes

7). The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Score: 6.63/10
IMDB: 6.4/10
A family going to California accidentally goes through an Air Testing range closed to the public. They crash and are…
Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Virginia Vincent, Martin Speer

8). Count Dracula (1977)

Score: 5.92/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
For those familiar with Bram Stoker's novel, this adaptation follows the book quite closely in most respects. Jonathan Harker visits…
Director: Philip Saville
Stars: Frank Finlay, Louis Jourdan, Bruce Wightman, Orla Pederson, Ann Queensberry

9). It's Murder! (1977)

Score: 5.86/10
IMDB: 6.5/10
The film tells the story of a family whose uncle is murdered. The son gets everything because he's in the…
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi, Timothy Patrick Quill

10). Dead of Night (1977)

Score: 5.8/10
IMDB: 6.4/10
This anthology tells three stories: one of time travel, one of vampires, and one of a mother wishing her drowned…
Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Patrick Macnee, Ed Begley Jr., Elisha Cook Jr., Orin Cannon, Gail Bowman

11). Ruby (1977)

Score: 5.8/10
IMDB: 4.8/10
Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes…
Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Piper Laurie, Stuart Whitman, Paul Kent, Jan Burrell, Patricia Allison

12). Curse of the Black Widow (1977)

Score: 5.63/10
IMDB: 6.1/10
A private detective named Mark Higbie on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found…
Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Bruce French, Irene Cagen, June Lockhart, Max Gail, Jeff Corey

13). The Pack (1977)

Score: 5.57/10
IMDB: 6.0/10
Dogs and man have been together since the prehistoric times. On a trip in the woods, the owners of the…
Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: R.G. Armstrong, Joe Don Baker, Richard O'Brien, Paul Willson, Bibi Besch

14). The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

Score: 5.55/10
IMDB: 5.9/10
A ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by a scientist, Dr.…
Director: Don Taylor
Stars: Michael York, David S. Cass Sr., Nigel Davenport, Gary Baxley, Burt Lancaster

15). The Sentinel (1977)

Score: 5.55/10
IMDB: 6.4/10
A fashion model moves into a house inhabited (on the top floor) by a blind priest. She begins having strange…
Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Christopher Walken, Chris Sarandon, William Hickey, Jeff Goldblum, Gary Allen

16). The Spell (1977)

Score: 5.46/10
IMDB: 5.8/10
A teenaged girl, taunted by her schoolmates because she's overweight, uses her supernatural powers to take revenge.
Director: Lee Philips
Stars: James Olson, Lelia Goldoni, Wright King, Jack Colvin, James Greene

17). The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver (1977)

Score: 5.4/10
IMDB: 5.7/10
A houswife, tired of her everyday routine, makes changes in her hair, her wardrobe and her makeup, and begins to…
Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Burke Byrnes, Karen Black, Lucille Benson, Robert F. Lyons, Charles Cooper

18). Rituals (1977)

Score: 5.38/10
IMDB: 6.4/10
Five doctors go on vacation deep in the Canadian wilderness. After all but one pair of the party's shoes disappear,…
Director: Peter Carter
Stars: Lawrence Dane, Hal Holbrook, Robin Gammell, Gary Reineke, Jack Creley

19). The Uncanny (1977)

Score: 5.34/10
IMDB: 5.6/10
Wilbur Gray visits Frank Richards so he can get his book published. This book Gray has written are about cats.…
Directors: Denis Héroux, Denis Héroux
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Peter Cushing, John Vernon, Jean LeClerc, Catherine Bégin

20). Alucarda (1977)

Score: 5.34/10
IMDB: 6.3/10
A young girl's arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of…
Director: Juan López Moctezuma
Stars: Tina Romero, Claudio Brook, Marina Isolda, Sonia Rangel, Martin LaSalle

21). Jungle Holocaust (1977)

Score: 5.29/10
IMDB: 6.2/10
A plane crashes in the jungle. One of the survivors gets lost and while trying to find a way out…
Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Ivan Rassimov, William Kiehl, Me Me Lai, Massimo Foschi, Sheik Razak Shikur

22). Audrey Rose (1977)

Score: 5.2/10
IMDB: 5.8/10
In New York, Janice Templeton is happily married to executive Bill Templeton and they live in a comfortable and fancy…
Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Richard Lawson, David Wilson, Susan Swift, Mary Jackson

23). The Chosen (1977)

Score: 5.17/10
IMDB: 5.3/10
An executive in charge of a Middle Eastern nuclear plant discovers that his son is the Anti Christ and sets…
Director: Alberto De Martino
Stars: Aileen Lewis, Denis Lawson, David de Keyser, Omero Capanna, Tony Clarkin

24). Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

Score: 5.15/10
IMDB: 5.9/10
Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the…
Director: John 'Bud' Cardos
Stars: William Shatner, Natasha Ryan, Adele Malis-Morey, Anita Merritt, Nadia Caillou

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Best Horror Movies of 1977

Looking for the best 1977 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1977 are "Eraserhead (1977), House (1977), Suspiria (1977), Blue Sunshine (1977), and Demon Seed (1977)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1977 is Eraserhead (1977) scoring 8.4/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 86,620+ votes for this movie. Starring in Eraserhead (1977) is Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Jack Walsh, Judith Roberts, and Darwin Joston. Director David Lynch did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1977 best horror film which was remarkable.Eraserhead (1977) is in Horror, and Fantasy movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1977 The next best 1977 horror movie is House (1977) with a score of 8.2/10 stars. Ryoji Asano, Kiyoko Tsuji, Yasumasa Ônishi, Kazuo Satsuya, and Shôichi Hirose star in "House (1977)". House (1977) is directed by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi and has over 15,490+ IMDB votes. You can find House (1977) in Horror, and Comedy movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1977, and we hope you enjoy the 40 movies on our list of good 1977 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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