Horror Movies of 1979

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1.
Alien (1979)
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
2.
Phantasm (1979)
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A teenage 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. (88 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
 
3.
Zombie (1979)
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Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
4.
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
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Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula's castle. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
5.
The Brood (1979)
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A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders. (92 mins.)
 
6.
Beyond the Darkness (1979)
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Grief-struck after the death of his wife, a young man attempts to keep her with him forever - by gutting her, stuffing her and replacing her eyes with glass eyes, turning her into a doll. But his bouts of insanity are just beginning. (94 mins.)
Director: Joe D'Amato
 
7.
The Amityville Horror (1979)
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Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away. (117 mins.)
 
8.
Tourist Trap (1979)
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A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by the owner of the place, who has the power to control his collection of mannequins. (90 mins.)
 
9.
The Driller Killer (1979)
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An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill. (96 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
10.
Prophecy (1979)
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A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster. (102 mins.)
 
11.
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
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A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again. (97 mins.)
Director: Fred Walton
 
12.
Dracula (1979)
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Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Set in 1913 England, the bloodsucking, but handsome, charming and seductive, Count Dracula seeks an immortal bride. (109 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
13.
Tenshi no harawata: Akai kyôshitsu (1979)
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(79 mins.)
Director: Chuusei Sone
 
14.
Fascination (1979)
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This erotic horror film, set in 1905, tells the story of a thief who seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women... (80 mins.)
Director: Jean Rollin
 
15.
The Queen of Black Magic (1983)
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A woman is seduced by and cast aside by a fickle lover. When the lover marries another woman who starts hallucinating during their wedding... (90 mins.)
Director: Liliek Sudjio
 
16.
The Visitor (1979)
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The soul of a young girl with telekinetic powers becomes the prize in a fight between forces of God and the Devil. (108 mins.)
 
17.
Thirst (1979)
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The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them. (93 mins.)
Director: Rod Hardy
 
18.
Human Experiments (1979)
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A demented prison doctor performs gruesome shock therapy experiments on inmates. (82 mins.)
Director: Gregory Goodell
 
19.
Murder by Decree (1979)
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Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer. (124 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
20.
Nightwing (1979)
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Killer bats plague an Indian reservation in New Mexico. (105 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
21.
Up from the Depths (1979)
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A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community. (85 mins.)
 
22.
Alison's Birthday (1981)
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A young girl is subjected to a reign of terror so that her soul can be transferred to the body of an old crone. (97 mins.)
Director: Ian Coughlan
 
23.
The Butterfly Murders (1979)
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A journalist attempting to solve a mystery in "Martial World" enlists the aid of a master fighter and a woman named Green Breeze. They go to a mysterious castle where they come across poisonous butterflies and a black-leather-clad killer. (88 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
24.
Killer Fish (1979)
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Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold. (101 mins.)
 
25.
The Meateater (1979)
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Psycopathic killer stalks teens at a run down, abandoned movie theatre. (85 mins.)
Director: Derek Savage