Best Thriller Movies of 1978

1.

Halloween

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween Night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, Nancy Kyes, Nick Castle, Tony Moran, Will Sandin, Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards, Brian Andrews ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1978-10-24
2.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted 'replacement', realises that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum, Art Hindle, Lelia Goldoni, Kevin McCarthy, Don Siegel, Tom Luddy ..
Directed by: Philip Kaufman
Release date: 1978-12-19
3.

The Driver

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

The Driver specializes in driving getaway cars for robberies. His exceptional talent has prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He promises pardons to a gang if they help to convict him in a set-up robbery. The Driver seeks help from The Player to mislead the detective.

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley, Matt Clark, Felice Orlandi, Joseph Walsh, Denny Macko, Rudy Ramos, Frank Bruno ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1978-06-08
4.

The Wild Geese

5.0
6.7/10 IMDB

A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.

Starring: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Krüger, Stewart Granger, John Kani, Jack Watson, Frank Finlay, Kenneth Griffith, Ronald Fraser ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1978-07-05
5.

Magic

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter, E.J. André, Jerry Houser, David Ogden Stiers, Lillian Randolph, Joe Lowry, Robert Hackman ..
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Release date: 1978-11-08
6.

The Boys from Brazil

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Uta Hagen, Steve Guttenberg, Denholm Elliott, Rosemary Harris, John Dehner, John Rubinstein ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1978-10-05
7.

Jaws 2

4.9
5.8/10 IMDB

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo, Jeffrey Kramer, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Ann Dusenberry, Mark Gruner, Barry Coe, Susan French ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1978-06-16
8.

The First Great Train Robbery

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

Starring: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb, Malcolm Terris, Robert Lang, Michael Elphick, Wayne Sleep, Pamela Salem, Gabrielle Lloyd ..
Directed by: Michael Crichton
Release date: 1978-12-14
9.

Coma

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A young female doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that looks after them. The young doctor suspects there is more to this than meets the eye.

Starring: Geneviève Bujold, Michael Douglas, Elizabeth Ashley, Richard Widmark, Rip Torn, Lois Chiles, Hari Rhodes, Gary Barton, Frank Downing, Alan Haufrect ..
Directed by: Michael Crichton
Release date: 1978-01-06
10.

Revenge of the Pink Panther

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau is dead. At least that is what the world—and Charles Dreyfus—believe when a dead body is discovered in Clouseau's car after being shot off the road. Naturally, Clouseau knows differently and, taking advantage of not being alive, sets out to discover why an attempt was made on his life.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Andrew Sachs, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, Dyan Cannon, Robert Webber, Tony Beckley, Robert Loggia, Paul Stewart, André Maranne ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1978-01-08
11.

Foul Play

4.7
6.8/10 IMDB

A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Eugene Roche, Dudley Moore, Marilyn Sokol, Brian Dennehy, Marc Lawrence, Rachel Roberts, Frances Bay ..
Directed by: Colin Higgins
Release date: 1978-07-14
12.

Force 10 From Navarone

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

World War II, 1943. Mallory and Miller, the heroes who destroyed the guns of Navarone, are sent to Yugoslavia in search of a ghost from the past.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Barbara Bach, Edward Fox, Franco Nero, Carl Weathers, Richard Kiel, Alan Badel, Michael Byrne, Philip Latham ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1978-08-16
13.

The Fury

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Charles Durning, Amy Irving, Jim Belushi, Fiona Lewis, Carrie Snodgress, Andrew Stevens, Carol Eve Rossen, Rutanya Alda ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1978-03-10
14.

Damien: Omen II

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Since the sudden and highly suspicious death of his parents, 12-year-old Damien has been in the charge of his wealthy aunt and uncle. Widely feared to be the Antichrist, Damien relentlessly plots to seize control of his uncle's business empire—and the world. Anyone attempting to unravel the secrets of Damien's sinister past or fiendish future meets with a swift and cruel demise.

Starring: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Robert Foxworth, Lance Henriksen, Elizabeth Shepherd, Nicholas Pryor, Lew Ayres, Sylvia Sidney, Lucas Donat ..
Directed by: Don Taylor, Mike Hodges
Release date: 1978-06-09
15.

Eyes of Laura Mars

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Laura Mars is a renowned New York City fashion photographer who features sensual and violent images in her controversial work. Suddenly, she gains the ability to see visions from a serial killer's perspective — and it happens to be her friends and associates that he is stalking.

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif, René Auberjonois, Raul Julia, Darlanne Fluegel, Michael Tucker, Frank Adonis, Lisa Taylor, Rose Gregorio ..
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Release date: 1978-08-02
16.

Piranha

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller, Barbara Steele, Keenan Wynn, Belinda Balaski, Melody Thomas Scott, Bruce Gordon, Barry Brown ..
Directed by: Joe Dante
Release date: 1978-08-03
Best Thriller Movies of 1978 : The Medusa Touch
17.

The Medusa Touch

4.3
6.9/10 IMDB

A French detective in London reconstructs the life of a man lying in hospital with severe injuries with the help of journals and a psychiatrist. He realises that the man had powerful telekinetic abilities.

Starring: Richard Burton, Lino Ventura, Lee Remick, Harry Andrews, Alan Badel, Marie-Christine Barrault, Jeremy Brett, Michael Hordern, Gordon Jackson, Michael Byrne ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1978-04-13
18.

Day of the Woman

4.1
5.6/10 IMDB

After a young writer is brutally gang-raped and left for dead by four men, she systematically hunts them down one by one to exact a terrible vengeance.

Starring: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols, Gunter Kleemann, Alexis Magnotti, Tammy Zarchi, Terry Zarchi, Traci Ferrante, William Tasgal ..
Directed by: Meir Zarchi
Release date: 1978-11-02
19.

The Silent Partner

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Toronto, Canada. A few days before Christmas, Miles Cullen, a bored teller working at a bank branch located in a shopping mall, accidentally learns that the place is about to be robbed when he finds a disconcerting note on one of the counters.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Céline Lomez, Michael Kirby, Sean Sullivan, John Candy, Gail Dahms-Bonine, Michael Donaghue, Jack Duffy ..
Directed by: Daryl Duke
Release date: 1978-09-07
20.

Despair

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Berlin, 1930, during the rise of Nazism. Hermann Hermann, a Russian emigrant and chocolate manufacturer, married to the capricious Lydia, loses his temper more and more every day when dealing with his workers and other businessmen; until he meets Felix, a vagrant, who seems to be physically identical to him; a disconcerting fact that leads Hermann Hermann to plot a particular way out of a fake world he actually hates.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Andréa Ferréol, Klaus Löwitsch, Volker Spengler, Peter Kern, Gottfried John, Alexander Allerson, Bernhard Wicki, Adrian Hoven, Hark Bohm ..
Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Release date: 1978-09-20
21.

Fingers

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A wanna-be concert pianist spends his days making a living by collecting debts for his Mafioso father, a lifestyle that could eventually ruin his dreams of a musical career.

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tisa Farrow, Jim Brown, Michael V. Gazzo, Marian Seldes, Tanya Roberts, Danny Aiello, Ed Marinaro, Tony Sirico, Carole Francis ..
Directed by: James Toback
Release date: 1978-03-02
22.

Gray Lady Down

3.5
6.2/10 IMDB

The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.

Starring: Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, Stephen McHattie, Ronny Cox, Dorian Harewood, Rosemary Forsyth, Hilly Hicks, Charles Cioffi ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1978-03-10
23.

Who'll Stop the Rain

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying to evade crooked narcotics agents.

Starring: Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Masur, Ray Sharkey, Gail Strickland, Charles Haid, David Opatoshu, Joaquín Martínez ..
Directed by: Karel Reisz
Release date: 1978-08-02
Best Thriller Movies of 1978 : Absolution
24.

Absolution

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

At a Catholic boys' school, domineering disciplinarian Father Goddard rules over his pupils with an iron hand. When one of his teenage charges confesses to murder, the dogmatic but deeply repressed Goddard finds his faith challenged and his life spiralling dangerously out of control. Also starring Billy Connolly (in his first feature-film role), Dominic Guard ,Kes star Dai Bradley, and the inimitable Brian Glover, and written by the great Anthony Shaffer, Absolution is one of British cinema’s most underrated chillers, not least for a towering central performance by Burton.

Starring: Richard Burton, Dominic Guard, Billy Connolly, Andrew Keir, Willoughby Gray, Preston Lockwood, James Ottaway, Brook Williams, Robin Soans, Trevor Martin ..
Directed by: Anthony Page
Release date: 1978-06-05
25.

Someone's Watching Me!

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A young woman moves to a high-rise apartment building where the previous tenant committed suicide. Soon, she begins to be tormented by an unknown man who seems to know her every move.

Starring: Lauren Hutton, David Birney, Adrienne Barbeau, Len Lesser, Charles Cyphers, John Mahon, Grainger Hines, James Murtaugh, J. Jay Saunders, Michael Laurence ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1978-11-27
26.

The Cheap Detective

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A spoof of the entire 1940s detective genre. San Francisco private detective, Lou Pekinpaugh is accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress—his partner's wife.

Starring: Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan, Sid Caesar, Stockard Channing, James Coco, Dom DeLuise, Louise Fletcher, John Houseman, Madeline Kahn ..
Directed by: Robert Moore
Release date: 1978-06-23
27.

Panic

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

After being harassed by a couple of punks, a young woman picks up an old lady standing at the roadside in the rain.

Starring: Julie Neesam, Peter Blake, Avis Bunnage, John Blundell, Ray Burdis, Leonard Fenton ..
Directed by: James Dearden
Release date: 1978-01-01
28.

Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. Food critics and the (many) self-proclaimed greatest Chefs in Europe demand the mystery be solved.

Starring: George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Morley, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Gigi Proietti, Stefano Satta Flores, Madge Ryan, Frank Windsor ..
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Release date: 1978-09-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1978 : Patrick
29.

Patrick

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.

Starring: Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar, Bruce Barry, Julia Blake, Helen Hemingway, Maria Mercedes, Robert Thompson, María Mercedes, Carole-Ann Aylett ..
Directed by: Richard Franklin
Release date: 1978-10-01
30.

The Big Fix

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Private detective Moses Wine is hired by his former college girlfriend to investigate a political smear campaign and he sets out to find out who is responsible, with deadly results.

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Anspach, Bonnie Bedelia, John Lithgow, F. Murray Abraham, Ron Rifkin, Ofelia Medina, Nicolas Coster, Fritz Weaver, Larry Bishop ..
Directed by: Jeremy Kagan
Release date: 1978-10-06
31.

Remember My Name

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to "start a new life", but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.

Starring: Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Perkins, Moses Gunn, Berry Berenson, Jeff Goldblum, Tim Thomerson, Alfre Woodard, Marilyn Coleman, Jeff Perry, Alan Autry ..
Directed by: Alan Rudolph
Release date: 1978-02-10
32.

The Big Sleep

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

Private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) investigates a case of blackmail involving the two wild daughters of a rich general, a pornographer and a gangster. This neo-noir remake of the iconic 1946 Bogart film transfers the setting of Raymond Chandler's novel from 1940s California to 1970s London.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Candy Clark, Richard Boone, Joan Collins, John Mills, Oliver Reed, James Stewart, Edward Fox, Harry Andrews ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1978-03-13
33.

The Comeback

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.

Starring: Jack Jones, Pamela Stephenson, David Doyle, Richard Johnson, Holly Palance, Sheila Keith, Bill Owen, Peter Turner, June Chadwick, Penny Irving ..
Directed by: Pete Walker
Release date: 1978-06-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1978 : The World Beyond
34.

The World Beyond

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

A golem made of mud terrorizes a couple on a remote Maine island.

Starring: Granville Van Dusen, JoBeth Williams, Barnard Hughes, Richard Fitzpatrick ..
Directed by: Noel Black
Release date: 1978-01-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1978 : Are You in the House Alone?
35.

Are You in the House Alone?

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's home one evening and the caller rings her at that number.

Starring: Kathleen Beller, Blythe Danner, Tony Bill, Dennis Quaid, Alan Fudge, Robin Mattson, Scott Colomby, Tricia O'Neil, Ellen Travolta, David Keith ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1978-09-20
36.

Sweeney 2

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

The plot is set on a group of bank robbers, who are both violent and successful, strangely getting away each time with an amount around the £60,000 mark, and often leaving behind cash in excess of this sum. The robbers are willing to kill their own team, to get away. As Jack Regan himself puts it after the first raid in the film: "I've never seen so many dead people". Armed with gold-plated Purdey shotguns, they evaded Regan and the Flying Squad for quite some time, before Regan finds encouragement from his Detective Chief Superintendent who was sent down for corruption because Jack wouldn't testify in court for him.

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Denholm Elliott, Nigel Hawthorne, Ken Hutchison, Anna Gaël, Derrick O'Connor, Georgina Hale, Brian Hall, James Warrior ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1978-03-30
37.

The Evil

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Shortly after moving into a dark, brooding mansion, a psychologist and his co-workers are terrorized by a horrible evil being.

Starring: Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Andrew Prine, Cassie Yates, George O'Hanlon Jr., Lynne Moody, Mary Louise Weller, Robert Viharo, Victor Buono, Milton Selzer ..
Directed by: Gus Trikonis
Release date: 1978-05-05
38.

The Swarm

3.0
4.5/10 IMDB

Scientist Dr. Bradford Crane and army general Thalius Slater join forces to fight an almost invisible enemy threatening America; killer bees that have deadly venom and attack without reason. Disaster movie-master Irwin Allen's film contains spectacular special effects, including a train crash caused by the eponymous swarm.

Starring: Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain, Olivia de Havilland, Ben Johnson, Lee Grant, José Ferrer, Patty Duke, Slim Pickens ..
Directed by: Irwin Allen
Release date: 1978-07-14
39.

The Cat and the Canary

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune. Later, they learn that a flesh-rending maniac is loose.

Starring: Honor Blackman, Edward Fox, Michael Callan, Wendy Hiller, Olivia Hussey, Carol Lynley, Beatrix Lehmann, Daniel Massey, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Peter McEnery ..
Directed by: Radley Metzger
Release date: 1978-11-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1978 : Good Guys Wear Black
40.

Good Guys Wear Black

2.9
5.0/10 IMDB

The former leader of a commando rescue attempt into Vietnam tries to discover why his squad members are being murdered, one-by-one, after the war is over.

Starring: Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, Lloyd Haynes, James Franciscus, Dana Andrews, Soon-Tek Oh, Jim Backus, Larry Casey, Tony Mannino, Virginia Wing ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1978-06-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1978 : You Will Not Have Peace
41.

You Will Not Have Peace

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

After leaving prison, Tolek plans to get revenge on his former girlfriend.

Starring: Krzysztof Janczar, Joanna Pacula, Piotr Pregowski, Ryszard Faron, Tomek Bork, Henryk Go??biewski, Bogdan Izdebski, Dariusz Legowski, Lidia Korsakówna, Emilia Krakowska ..
Directed by: Mieczys?aw Wa?kowski
Release date: 1978-04-17
42.

A Question of Guilt

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A swinging divorcée is prejudged by a police detective and accused of killing her child.

Starring: Tuesday Weld, Ron Leibman, Peter Masterson, Alex Rocco, Viveca Lindfors, Lana Wood, Stephen Pearlman, Ron Rifkin, David Wilson, Jim Antonio ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1978-02-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1978 : Give Us Tomorrow
43.

Give Us Tomorrow

2.8
5.6/10 IMDB

Masked intruders take the family of a bank manager hostage in order to rob his bank.

Starring: Sylvia Syms, James Kerry, Donna Evans, Richard Shaw, Mark Elwes, Derren Nesbitt, Alan Guy, Matthew Haslett ..
Directed by: Donovan Winter
Release date: 1978-11-30
Best Thriller Movies of 1978 : Catastrophe
44.

Catastrophe

2.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A film cataloguing some of the world's largest catastrophes.

Starring: William Conrad ..
Directed by: Larry Savadove
Release date: 1978-02-07
Best Thriller Movies of 1978 : Power Play
45.

Power Play

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

A thriller, released 1st November 1978, based on the non-fiction book Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook by Edward N. Luttwak.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, David Hemmings, Donald Pleasence, August Schellenberg, Barry Morse, Harvey Atkin, George Touliatos, Alberta Watson, Chuck Shamata, Michael Ironside ..
Directed by: Martyn Burke
Release date: 1978-11-01
46.

Money Movers

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A group of crooks plan a heist to steal twenty million dollars from a Security Firm counting house.

Starring: Terence Donovan, Tony Bonner, Ed Devereaux, Candy Raymond, Jeanie Drynan, Bryan Brown, Alan Cassell, Gary Files, Ray Marshall, Hu Pryce ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 1978-10-24
Best Thriller Movies of 1978 : The Beasts Are on the Streets
47.

The Beasts Are on the Streets

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

A careening tanker truck rips through the fence of a wild animal park, unleashing an untamed force of nature on an unsuspecting community. Bison, zebras, camels, antelopes and ostriches stampede down the highway. Elephants and rhinos crush cars. A panther terrorizes a family's pet dog. A tiger turns a fleeing bystander into helpless prey. A lion prowls near a home. A local amusement park becomes an arena for a vicious bear-vs.-tiger clash. As park rangers and local cops scramble to recapture the escaped animals, two trigger-happy good ol' boys decide to go big-game hunting. Carol Lynley, who fought her way through an upside-down luxury liner in THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, returns to the disaster-pic genre as a dedicated veterinarian thrust into the forefront of the people vs. beasts panic. Also in the cast: Philip Michael Thomas before he shot to fame in MIAMI VICE.

Starring: Carol Lynley, Dale Robinette, Billy Green Bush, Philip Michael Thomas, Casey Biggs, Burton Gilliam, Anna Lee, Sharon Ullrick, Bill Thurman, Laura Whyte ..
Directed by: Peter R. Hunt
Release date: 1978-05-18
Best Thriller Movies of 1978 : The Mafu Cage
48.

The Mafu Cage

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

Two strange sisters live in a crumbling mansion, where they keep a pet ape, which belonged to their late father, locked in a cage. While one of the sisters seems to be keeping her head on straight, as it were, the other appears to be sinking further and further into barbarism and insanity.

Starring: Lee Grant, Carol Kane, Will Geer, James Olson, William Sherwood ..
Directed by: Karen Arthur
Release date: 1978-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1978 : The Death Train
49.

The Death Train

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

An insurance investigator comes to a small town to investigate the death of a man insured by his company. The local residents believe his death was caused by his being run over by a ghost train. However, the investigator is sure there is a more rational explanation...

Starring: Hugh Keays-Byrne, Ingrid Mason, Max Meldrum, Ken Goodlet, Terry Camilleri ..
Directed by: Igor Auzins
Release date: 1978-08-21
50.

The House of the Pelican

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

An elementary school teacher tries to rebuild her life with her son, which is the result of a rape in a distant city. The child tries to grow in a common way, but his mother overprotects him with terrible consecuences

Starring: Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Álvarez Félix, Isabela Corona, Carlos Agostí, Daniela Romo, Federico Falcón, Mónica Prado, Marta Zamora, Carlos Rotzinger, Carlos Romo ..
Directed by: Sergio Véjar
Release date: 1978-11-23

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