Best Horror Movies of 1977

1.

The Hills Have Eyes

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

Starring: Martin Speer, Russ Grieve, John Steadman, James Whitworth, Virginia Vincent, Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Lance Gordon, Cordy Clark, Peter Locke ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1977-07-22
2.

Rabid

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

After undergoing radical surgery for injuries from a motorcycle accident, a young woman develops a strange phallic growth on her body and a thirst for human blood—the only nourishment that will now sustain her.

Starring: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan, Patricia Gage, Susan Roman, Roger Periard, Lynne Deragon, Terri Hanauer, Victor Désy ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1977-04-08
3.

Orca: The Killer Whale

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the great beast, who will meet them on its own turf.

Starring: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek, Keenan Wynn, Robert Carradine, Scott Walker, Peter Hooten, Wayne Heffley, Vincent Gentile ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1977-07-22
Best Horror Movies of 1977 : Count Dracula
4.

Count Dracula

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

For those familiar with Bram Stoker's novel, this adaptation follows the book quite closely in most respects. Jonathan Harker visits the Count in Transylvania to help him with preparations to move to England. Harker becomes Dracula's prisoner and discovers Dracula's true nature. After Dracula makes his way to England, Harker becomes involved in an effort to track down and destroy the Count, eventually chasing the vampire back to his castle.

Starring: Louis Jourdan, Frank Finlay, Susan Penhaligon, Judi Bowker, Jack Shepherd, Mark Burns, Bosco Hogan, Richard Barnes, Ann Queensberry, Susie Hickford ..
Directed by: Philip Saville
Release date: 1977-12-22
5.

The Last Wave

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Australian lawyer David Burton agrees with reluctance to defend a group of aborigines charged with murdering one of their own. He suspects the victim was targeted for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. Burton, plagued by apocalyptic visions of water, slowly realizes danger may come from his own involvement with the aborigines and their prophecies.

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow, Vivean Gray, Nandjiwarra Amagula, Walter Amagula, Athol Compton, Michael Duffield, Peter Carroll ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1977-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1977 : Demon Seed
6.

Demon Seed

3.8
6.3/10 IMDB

A scientist creates Proteus, an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.

Starring: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Berry Kroeger, Lisa Lu, Larry J. Blake, John O'Leary, Alfred Dennis, Davis Roberts, Patricia Wilson ..
Directed by: Donald Cammell
Release date: 1977-04-07
7.

The Car

3.8
6.2/10 IMDB

The film is set in the fictional Utah community of Santa Ynez, which is being terrorized by a mysterious black coupe that appears out of nowhere and begins running people down. After the car kills off the town's Sheriff (John Marley), it becomes the job of Captain Wade Parent (James Brolin) to stop the murderous driver.

Starring: James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley, R.G. Armstrong, John Rubinstein, Elizabeth Thompson, Roy Jenson, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Kate Murtagh ..
Directed by: Elliot Silverstein
Release date: 1977-05-12
8.

Desperate Living

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A rich housewife enlists her maid's help to murder her husband; they go on the lam and end up in Mortville, a homeless community built into a garbage dump.

Starring: Liz Renay, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe, Edith Massey, Mary Vivian Pearce, Jean Hill, Brook Yeaton, Karen Gerwig, Jay Allan, Al Strapelli ..
Directed by: John Waters
Release date: 1977-05-27
9.

The Sentinel

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.

Starring: Cristina Raines, Chris Sarandon, Burgess Meredith, Eli Wallach, Arthur Kennedy, Deborah Raffin, John Carradine, Ava Gardner, Sylvia Miles, Beverly D'Angelo ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1977-01-07
10.

Blue Sunshine

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

At a party, someone goes insane and murders three women. Falsely accused of the brutal killings, Jerry is on the run. More bizarre killings continue with alarming frequency all over town. Trying to clear his name, Jerry discovers the shocking truth...people are losing their hair and turning into violent psychopaths and the connection may be some LSD all the murderers took a decade before.

Starring: Zalman King, Deborah Winters, Mark Goddard, Robert Walden, Charles Siebert, Ann Cooper, Ray Young, Alice Ghostley, Stefan Gierasch, Richard Crystal ..
Directed by: Jeff Lieberman
Release date: 1977-11-01

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