Horror Movies of 1978

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1.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
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Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. (127 mins.)
 
2.
Halloween (1978)
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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 to kill again. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
3.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
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In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
4.
Martin (1978)
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A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges. (95 mins.)
 
5.
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
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An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge. (101 mins.)
Director: Meir Zarchi
 
6.
Piranha (1978)
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When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal. (94 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
7.
Damien: Omen II (1978)
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Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity. (107 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
 
8.
The Toolbox Murders (1978)
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A ski-masked maniac kills apartment complex tenants with the contents of a toolbox. (93 mins.)
Director: Dennis Donnelly
 
9.
Magic (1978)
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A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart. (107 mins.)
 
10.
Jaws 2 (1978)
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Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters. (116 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
 
11.
Patrick (1978)
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A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own. (112 mins.)
 
12.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
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A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes. (83 mins.)
Director: John De Bello
 
13.
It Lives Again (1978)
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An epidemic of mutant monster babies sweeps America. (91 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
14.
Someone's Watching Me! (1978 TV Movie)
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A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins. (97 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
15.
Prey (1977)
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Jessica awakens when an alien spacecraft lands nearby. After dispatching a young couple, the alien assumes... (78 mins.)
 
16.
The Bermuda Triangle (1978)
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The passengers and crew of a boat on a summer cruise in the Caribbean stray near the famed Bermuda Triangle, and mysterious things start happening. (112 mins.)
 
17.
Blue Sunshine (1977)
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A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine the murderers took ten years before? (94 mins.)
Director: Jeff Lieberman
 
18.
The Comeback (1978)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Pete Walker
 
19.
The Evil (1978)
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A doctor buys a Civil War era dilapidated mansion and hires a few friends to fix it up but the mansion is haunted. (89 mins.)
Director: Gus Trikonis
 
20.
The Grapes of Death (1978)
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A young woman discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies. (85 mins.)
Director: Jean Rollin
 
21.
La settima donna (1978)
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Sister Cristina (Florinda Bolkan) plays a nun who takes the teenage girls in her care to a remote house where they rehearse A Midsummer Night's Dream... (86 mins.)
Director: Franco Prosperi
 
22.
The Legacy (1978)
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A millionaire, a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker, a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow... (102 mins.)
 
23.
Long Weekend (1978)
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When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood. (97 mins.)
Director: Colin Eggleston
 
24.
Nurse Sherri (1978)
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A hospital nurse is possessed by an evil spirit, and proceeds to kill off the hospital's patients. (88 mins.)
Director: Al Adamson
 
25.
The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)
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Six people are trapped within the confines of their old high school during their 10th high school reunion with a psychotic, masked preacher who kills them off for their sinful lives they have made for themselves. (84 mins.)
 
26.
The Shout (1978)
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A traveler by the name of Crossley forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host. (86 mins.)
 
27.
Spawn of the Slithis (1978)
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A nuclear leak creates a mutant Slithis sea monster, which terrorizes the variety of pets, winos, and hippies who hang around Venice, California. (86 mins.)
Director: Stephen Traxler
 
28.
Terror (1978)
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Royal descendants feel the wrath of the curse of condemned witch Mad Dolly, who spews forth her prophecy while she is burned at the stake... (84 mins.)
Director: Norman.J.Warren
 
29.
The Initiation of Sarah (1978 TV Movie)
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A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
 
30.
Deathmoon (1978 TV Movie)
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A manager is sent to vacation by his doctor due to symptoms of stress. He chooses Hawaii, because that's where his grandfather worked as a missionary... (90 mins.)
Director: Bruce Kessler
 
31.
Are You in the House Alone? (1978 TV Movie)
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A teenage girl is harassed by a stalker who torments her with threatening notes and phone calls. (96 mins.)
Director: Walter Grauman
 
32.
Mirrors (1978)
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A newlywed couple check into an old hotel, and soon the wife finds herself having hallucinations and wandering the halls aimlessly... (88 mins.)
Director: Noel Black