Horror Movies from 1976

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1. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

7.4
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85 Metascore

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Votes: 138,838 | Gross: $33.80M

2. The Omen (1976)

R | 111 min | Horror

7.6
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62 Metascore

Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

Votes: 89,634 | Gross: $4.27M

3. Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect. But are the authorities mistaken?

Director: Alfred Sole | Stars: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster

Votes: 6,708

4. Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

X | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

4.8
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Sardu, master of the Theatre of the Macabre, and his assistant Ralphus run a show in which, under the guise of 'magic', they torture and murder people in front of their audience. But what the punters see as a trick is actually real.

Director: Joel M. Reed | Stars: Seamus O'Brien, Viju Krem, Niles McMaster, Dan Fauci

Votes: 4,393

5. Burnt Offerings (1976)

PG | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A family moves into an old, haunted house that regenerates itself by feeding off of the life forces of its injured occupants.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 7,539

6. Eaten Alive (1976)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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A psychotic redneck, who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas, kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns

Votes: 5,198

7. God Told Me To (1976)

R | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis, Sylvia Sidney

Votes: 3,315

8. The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)

110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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Stefano, a young restorer, is commissioned to save a controversial mural located in the church of a small, isolated village.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Lino Capolicchio, Francesca Marciano, Gianni Cavina, Giulio Pizzirani

Votes: 3,751

9. Ape (1976)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

2.3
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A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.

Director: Paul Leder | Stars: Rod Arrants, Joanna Kerns, Alex Nicol, Nak-hun Lee

Votes: 1,321

10. Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)

R | 112 min | Horror

7.3
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A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults.

Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador | Stars: Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo, Miguel Narros

Votes: 5,056

11. Squirm (1976)

R | 92 min | Horror

4.6
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A storm causes some power lines to break and touch the ground, drawing millions of man-eating worms out of the earth, and into town where they quickly start munching on the locals.

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow, Jean Sullivan

Votes: 4,362

12. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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In 1946, a ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small Texas town.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Jimmy Clem

Votes: 5,185

13. Blood Bath (1976)

PG | 86 min | Horror

3.8
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The cast of a horror film go out for dinner with their director one night and they all exchange horror stories.

Director: Joel M. Reed | Stars: Harve Presnell, Jack Somack, Curt Dawson, Doris Roberts

Votes: 211

14. To the Devil a Daughter (1976)

R | 95 min | Horror

5.8
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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.

Director: Peter Sykes | Stars: Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 2,761

15. Bloodlust (1977)

90 min | Horror

5.3
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A deaf and dumb accountant suffers from a psychic trauma in his childhood. He is collecting puppets and mutilates female bodies in the mortuary. After his secret love died by an accident he starts to kill.

Director: Marijan Vajda | Stars: Werner Pochath, Ellen Umlauf, Birgit Zamulo, Gerhard Ruhnke

Votes: 271

16. Death Machines (1976)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller

3.6
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An evil Oriental Dragon Lady injects three martial arts fighters with a serum that turns them into zombie-like assassins, and she sends them out against her enemies.

Director: Paul Kyriazi | Stars: Ronald L. Marchini, Michael Chong, Joshua Johnson, Mari Honjo

Votes: 376

17. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.2
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When a scientist develops a formula to regenerate dying liver cells, it accidentally turns him into an albino vampire with a taste for prostitutes.

Director: William Crain | Stars: Bernie Casey, Rosalind Cash, Marie O'Henry, Ji-Tu Cumbuka

Votes: 316

18. Grizzly (1976)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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An eighteen-foot-tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park, leaving it up to a Park Ranger to save the day.

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel, Joan McCall

Votes: 2,941

19. Inquisition (1978)

90 min | Horror

6.1
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Period piece set during the Inquisition about a witch-finder general who falls in love with the village beauty, who has made a pact with the devil to seduce and condemn the man who is ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Naschy | Stars: Paul Naschy, Daniela Giordano, Mónica Randall, Ricardo Merino

Votes: 310

20. J.D.'s Revenge (1976)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid-70's New Orleans. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Glynn Turman, Louis Gossett Jr., Joan Pringle, Carl W. Crudup

Votes: 667

21. Jack the Ripper (1976)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Josephine Chaplin, Andreas Mannkopff, Herbert Fux

Votes: 1,236

22. The Devil's Men (1976)

PG | 88 min | Horror

4.3
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A satanic cult kidnaps 3 young people and Priest Donald Pleasence and Costas Skouras must save them from the hands of this evil!

Director: Kostas Karagiannis | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Peter Cushing, Luan Peters, Kostas Karagiorgis

Votes: 632

23. La lupa mannara (1976)

R | 79 min | Horror

5.1
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A woman has dreams that she is a werewolf so she goes out and finds men. She proceeds to have sex with them and then rip their throats out with her teeth. She eventually falls in love but ... See full summary »

Director: Rino Di Silvestro | Stars: Annik Borel, Howard Ross, Dagmar Lassander, Tino Carraro

Votes: 785

24. Mansion of the Doomed (1976)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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An insane surgeon finds himself up to his armpits in eyeballs after guilt prompts him to begin removing the eyes of abducted people in hopes of performing transplants on his daughter who ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pataki | Stars: Richard Basehart, Gloria Grahame, Trish Stewart, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 441

25. Rattlers (1976)

PG | 82 min | Horror

4.2
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A herpetologist investigating a series of fatal rattlesnake attacks discovers that the creatures have been infected by a mysterious nerve gas disposed of in the desert by the military.

Director: John McCauley | Stars: Sam Chew Jr., Elisabeth Chauvet, Dan Priest, Ronald Gold

Votes: 520

26. The House by the Lake (1976)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A rich playboy has a large house in the countryside. One weekend he invites a fashion model. On his way to the house, he drives past a gang of crazy young men. The men find out where the ... See full summary »

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Brenda Vaccaro, Don Stroud, Chuck Shamata, Richard Ayres

Votes: 782

27. Snuff (1975)

X | 80 min | Horror

2.8
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A so-called "snuff" movie involving the exploits of a cult leader leading a gang of bikers in a series of supposedly real killings on film.

Directors: Michael Findlay, Horacio Fredriksson, Simon Nuchtern | Stars: Margarita Amuchástegui, Tina Austin, Ana Carro, Brian Cary

Votes: 1,290

28. Track of the Moon Beast (1976)

PG | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.2
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A young man is transformed into a hideous "moon beast" due to a meteor fragment lodged in his body.

Director: Richard Ashe | Stars: Chase Cordell, Leigh Drake, Gregorio Sala, Patrick Wright

Votes: 3,093

29. Izbavitelj (1976)

80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A poor writer discovers that a species of rats has banded together to impersonate humans and supplant them unnoticed, in a manner reminiscent of the transformations in Eugene Ionesco's ... See full summary »

Director: Krsto Papic | Stars: Ivica Vidovic, Mirjana Majurec, Relja Basic, Fabijan Sovagovic

Votes: 534