The 40 Best Horror Movies of 1978

List of 1978 Horror Films

In our list of the best horror movies in 1978 we have Halloween, Dawn of the Dead, Jaws 2, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Martin, The Medusa Touch & The Shout. The top movie is Halloween scoring 8.647/10 stars in our weighted score. Starring in this movie is Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter, P.J. Soles, Nancy Stephens, Nancy Kyes, Charles Cyphers. The second best 1978 horror movie is Dawn of the Dead scoring 8.457/10 stars in our weighted score. These are the best horror films of 1978 and we hope you enjoy the 22 movies in our list of 1978 horror movies.

Halloween (1978)

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

Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter, P.J. Soles, Nancy Stephens

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Dawn of the Dead 1978
Our Score: 9/10   IMDB Score: 8.0/10

Tom Savini, Ken Foree, David Early, George A. Romero, Christine Forrest

Jaws 2 (1978)

Jaws 2 1978
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 5.7/10

Roy Scheider, Robin Eddins, Jeffrey Kramer, Fritzi Jane Courtney, Susan French

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978
   IMDB Score: 7.4/10

Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum, Donald Sutherland, Michael Chapman, Brooke Adams

Martin (1978)

Martin 1978
   IMDB Score: 7.2/10

Tom Savini, George A. Romero, Christine Forrest, John Amplas, Vincent D. Survinski

The Medusa Touch (1978)

The Medusa Touch 1978
   IMDB Score: 7.0/10

Michael Byrne, Harry Andrews, Philip Stone, Michael Hordern, Lee Remick

The Shout (1978)

The Shout 1978
   IMDB Score: 6.8/10

John Hurt, Tim Curry, Peter Benson, Susannah York, Alan Bates

Magic (1978)

Magic 1978
   IMDB Score: 6.8/10

Anthony Hopkins, Ed Lauter, David Ogden Stiers, Burgess Meredith, I.W. Klein

Someone's Watching Me! (1978)

Someone's Watching Me! 1978
   IMDB Score: 6.7/10

Adrienne Barbeau, Charles Cyphers, John Mahon, James Murtaugh, J. Jay Saunders

Bloodstained Shadow (1978)

Bloodstained Shadow 1978
   IMDB Score: 6.4/10

Susan Spafford, Sergio Mioni, Alina De Simone, Gianfranco Bullo, Luigi Casellato

The Fury (1978)

The Fury 1978
   IMDB Score: 6.4/10

Rutanya Alda, Daryl Hannah, J. Patrick McNamara, Amy Irving, Carrie Snodgress

Damien: Omen II (1978)

Damien: Omen II 1978
   IMDB Score: 6.3/10

Lance Henriksen, Robert Foxworth, Sylvia Sidney, Meshach Taylor, Leo McKern

Patrick (1978)

Patrick 1978
   IMDB Score: 6.1/10

Rod Mullinar, Peter Culpan, Paul Young, Frank Wilson, Walter Pym

Piranha (1978)

Piranha 1978
   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

Dick Miller, R.C. Keene, Belinda Balaski, Paul Bartel, Shawn Nelson

I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

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

Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols, Gunter Kleemann

Stranger in Our House (1978)

Stranger in Our House 1978
   IMDB Score: 5.5/10

Linda Blair, Billy Beck, Jeff East, Fran Drescher, Patricia Wilson

La montagna del dio cannibale (1978)

La montagna del dio cannibale 1978
   IMDB Score: 5.3/10

Stacy Keach, Franco Fantasia, Giovanni Masini, Franco Cuccu, Franco Coduti

Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)

Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell 1978
   IMDB Score: 5.2/10

R.G. Armstrong, Warren Munson, Richard Crenna, Dana Laurita, Jan Burrell

The Manitou (1978)

The Manitou 1978
   IMDB Score: 5.2/10

Felix Silla, Michael Laren, Joe Gieb, Stella Stevens, Lurene Tuttle

It Lives Again (1978)

It Lives Again 1978
   IMDB Score: 5.1/10

James Dixon, Jill Gatsby, Andrew Duggan, Bobby Ramsen, Kathleen Lloyd

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! 1978
   IMDB Score: 4.6/10

Dana Ashbrook, Donna Woodrum, John De Bello, George Wilson, David Miller

The Swarm (1978)

The Swarm 1978
   IMDB Score: 4.4/10

Michael Caine, Lawrence Moran, Michael Sheehan, Morgan Paull, John Otrin

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