Best Horror Movies of 1976

1.

Carrie

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.

Starring: Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen, P.J. Soles, Sydney Lassick, Stefan Gierasch ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1976-11-03
2.

The Omen

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, Harvey Stephens, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, Robert Rietti, Tommy Duggan, John Stride ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1976-06-06
3.

Alice Sweet Alice

4.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to turn toward Alice. But could a 12-year-old girl really be capable of such savagery?

Starring: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster, Jane Lowry, Rudolph Willrich, Michael Hardstark, Alphonso DeNoble, Gary Allen, Brooke Shields ..
Directed by: Alfred Sole
Release date: 1976-11-13
Best Horror Movies of 1976 : The Signalman
4.

The Signalman

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

The Signalman is a 1976 BBC television adaptation of "The Signal-Man", an 1866 short story by Charles Dickens. The story was adapted by Andrew Davies as the BBC's sixth Ghost Story for Christmas, with Denholm Elliott starring as the signalman and Bernard Lloyd as the traveller, an unnamed character who acts as a plot device in place of the short story's narrator. It was the first of the series not to be an adaptation of an M.R. James story, and the last adaptation of an existing story. The production was directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark and filmed on the Severn Valley Railway.

Starring: Denholm Elliott, Bernard Lloyd, Reginald Jessup, Carina Wyeth ..
Directed by: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Release date: 1976-12-22
5.

Burnt Offerings

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A couple and their 12-year-old son move into a giant house for the summer. Things start acting strange almost immediately. It seems that every time some gets hurt on the grounds the beat-up house seems to repair itself.

Starring: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith, Bette Davis, Eileen Heckart, Lee Montgomery, Dub Taylor, Joseph Riley, Todd Turquand, Orin Cannon ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1976-10-18
6.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.

Starring: Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Jimmy Clem, Jim Citty, Charles B. Pierce, Robert Aquino, Cindy Butler, Christine Ellsworth, Earl E. Smith ..
Directed by: Charles B. Pierce
Release date: 1976-09-26
7.

Massacre at Central High

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Maimed by bullies at a California high school, a new student (Derrel Maury) engineers acts of revenge.

Starring: Derrel Maury, Robert Carradine, Kimberly Beck, Andrew Stevens, Ray Underwood, Steve Bond, Rex Steven Sikes, Lani O'Grady, Damon Douglas, Dennis Kort ..
Directed by: Rene Daalder
Release date: 1976-09-01
8.

God Told Me To

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."

Starring: Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis, Sylvia Sidney, Sam Levene, Robert Drivas, Mike Kellin, Richard Lynch, Sammy Williams, Jo Flores Chase ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1976-10-31
9.

To the Devil a Daughter

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman, Denholm Elliott, Michael Goodliffe, Nastassja Kinski, Eva Maria Meineke, Anthony Valentine, Derek Francis, Izabella Telezynska ..
Directed by: Peter Sykes
Release date: 1976-03-04
Best Horror Movies of 1976 : Devil's Express
10.

Devil's Express

2.9
4.9/10 IMDB

Warhawk Tanzania plays Luke Curtis who along with his friend Rodan (Wilfredo Roldan) takes a break from the city streets to train kung fu in China. Whilst there, Rodan steals an ancient amulet which prevents an evil spirit from leaving his tomb. The evil spirit now free, possesses somebody and lurks in the subways killing and mutilating its victims. Can kung fu master Luke Curtis right Rodan's wrong and put a stop to the killings?

Starring: Warhawk Tanzania, Larry Fleischman, Wilfredo Roldan, Elsie Roman, Tsikagi Tanzania, Brother Theodore, Aki Aleong, Sherry Steiner, David E. Durston, Domonic Paris ..
Directed by: Barry Rosen
Release date: 1976-09-07

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