Best Horror Movies of 1979

1.

Phantasm

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

Starring: Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester, Terrie Kalbus, Lynn Eastman-Rossi, Kenneth V. Jones, Susan Harper, David Arntzen ..
Directed by: Don Coscarelli
Release date: 1979-05-03
2.

The Brood

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman, Nuala Fitzgerald, Cindy Hinds, Susan Hogan, Gary McKeehan, Robert A. Silverman, Nicholas Campbell ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1979-05-25
3.

Salem's Lot

4.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.

Release date: 1979-11-17
4.

The Amityville Horror

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is brought in to try and exorcise the demonic presence from their home.

Starring: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don Stroud, Murray Hamilton, John Larch, Natasha Ryan, K. C. Martel, Meeno Peluce, Michael Sacks ..
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1979-07-26
5.

Salem's Lot

4.2
6.8/10 IMDB

The successful writer Benjamin "Ben" Mears returns to his hometown Salem's Lot, Maine, expecting to write a new novel about the Marsten House. Ben believes that the manor is an evil house that attracts evil men since the place has many tragic stories and Ben saw a ghostly creature inside the house when he was ten. Ben finds that the Marsten House has just been rented to the antique dealers Richard K. Straker and his partner Kurt Barlow that is permanently traveling. Ben meets the divorced teacher Susan Norton that is living with her parents and they have a love affair. Ben also gets close to her father Dr. Bill Norton and his former school teacher Jason Burke. When people start to die anemic, Ben believes that Straker's partner is a vampire. But how to convince his friends that he is not crazy and that is the truth?

Starring: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres, Julie Cobb, Elisha Cook Jr., George Dzundza, Ed Flanders, Clarissa Kaye-Mason ..
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Release date: 1979-11-17
Best Horror Movies of 1979 : Salem's Lot: Movie
6.

Salem's Lot: Movie

4.1
6.8/10 IMDB

A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.

Starring: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres, Kenneth McMillan ..
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Release date: 1979-11-17
7.

Tourist Trap

3.9
6.2/10 IMDB

After their car breaks down, a group of young travelers find themselves stranded at a roadside museum run by the mysterious Mr. Slausen and populated by his collection of supernatural mannequins.

Starring: Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness, Robin Sherwood, Tanya Roberts, Dawn Jeffory, Keith McDermott, Shailar Coby, Arlecchino, Victoria Richart ..
Directed by: David Schmoeller
Release date: 1979-01-25
8.

When a Stranger Calls

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

Starring: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Colleen Dewhurst, Tony Beckley, Rutanya Alda, Carmen Argenziano, Kirsten Larkin, Ron O'Neal, Heetu, Rachel Roberts ..
Directed by: Fred Walton
Release date: 1979-10-26
Best Horror Movies of 1979 : The Horror Show
9.

The Horror Show

3.2
8.9/10 IMDB

A history of horror movies.

Starring: Anthony Perkins ..
Directed by: Richard Schickel
Release date: 1979-02-06
Best Horror Movies of 1979 : The Halloween That Almost Wasn't
10.

The Halloween That Almost Wasn't

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

Upset by rumors that Halloween may end, Dracula calls his mild-mannered monsters together and delivers an ultimatum - either regain their frightening image, or leave his Transylvania castle forever.

Starring: Judd Hirsch, Mariette Hartley, Henry Gibson, Jack Riley, Josip Elic, John Schuck ..
Directed by: Bruce Bilson
Release date: 1979-10-28

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