Best Horror Movies of 1979

1.

Alien

6.7
8.4/10 IMDB

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

Starring: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Bolaji Badejo, Helen Horton, Eddie Powell ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 1979-05-25
2.

The Brood

4.9
6.9/10 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.

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: 1979-03-28
4.

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
5.

The Amityville Horror

4.6
6.3/10 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
6.

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
7.

Salem's Lot

4.2
6.8/10 IMDB

Ben Mears has returned to his hometown to write a book about the supposedly haunted Marsten House. When people around the Marsten House start dying mysteriously, Mears discovers that the owner of the mansion is actually a vampire who is turning them into an army of undead slaves.

Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1979 : Salem's Lot: Movie
8.

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
9.

Dracula

4.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Count Dracula is a subject of fatal attraction to more than one English maiden lady, as he seeks an immortal bride.

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan, Trevor Eve, Jan Francis, Janine Duvitski, Tony Haygarth, Teddy Turner, Sylvester McCoy ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1979-07-20
10.

When a Stranger Calls

4.0
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

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