In our list of the best horror movies in 1978 we have Dawn of the Dead, Halloween, Jaws 2, Killer's Delight & Damien: Omen 2. The top movie is Dawn of the Dead scoring 8/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 8.4/10 stars from 653 users. Starring in this 1978 movie is Tom Savini, Ken Foree, David Early, Joseph Pilato, Howard Smith. The second best 1978 horror movie is Halloween scoring 5/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 7.3/10 stars from 11 users. These are the best horror films of 1978 and we hope you enjoy the 8 movies in our list of 1978 horror movies.

List of 1978 Horror Films

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Dawn of the Dead 1978
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 8.0/10
+84% Like of 653 votes

Tom Savini, Ken Foree, David Early, Joseph Pilato, Howard Smith - Dawn of the Dead is set in a shopping mall yet again those pesky zombies are on the loose chasing after four survivors trying to get flesh if u like the living dead series this the second of the three…

Halloween (1978)

Halloween 1978
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 7.9/10
+73% Like of 11 votes

Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, Nancy Kyes, Charles Cyphers - My personal favorite, this movie could be considered the first real slasher flick as it predates a great many horror franchises. This John Carpenter and Debra Hill collaboration was once the highest grossing…

Jaws 2 (1978)

Jaws 2 1978
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.7/10
+50% Like of 6 votes

Jeffrey Kramer, Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Keith Gordon - This film is nothing special, it is just more the same. With some new twists. The shark is very hungry and Broady's older son wants to hang out with the teenagers they all are into boating, and take…

Killer's Delight (1978)

Killer's Delight 1978
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 5.5/10
+60% Like of 5 votes

George 'Buck' Flower, Martin Speer, Anne-Marie Martin, James Luisi, Richard Dean - Detective DeCarlo is convinced that the murders of six young women are the work of one psychopathic killer. The search for the killer of the girls, all of whom were hitchhiking, makes a thrilling police…

Damien: Omen 2 (1978)

Damien: Omen 2 1978
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 6.2/10
+63% Like of 8 votes

Lance Henriksen, Meshach Taylor, Sylvia Sidney, Lew Ayres, Jonathan Scott-Taylor - Since the sudden and highly-suspicious death of his parents, 12 year-old Damien has been in the charge of his billionaire uncle Richard Thorne (William Holden) Widely feared to be the Antichrist, Damien…

Piranha (1978)

Piranha 1978
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 5.9/10
+60% Like of 5 votes

Dick Miller, Paul Bartel, Shawn Nelson, Belinda Balaski, Kevin McCarthy - David (Roger Richman) and Barbara (Janie Squire) are two young backpackers who happen upon a military post that seems to be abandoned. They discover a large man-made reservoir and decide to go skinny…

I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

I Spit on Your Grave 1978
Our Score: 3/10   IMDB Score: 5.6/10
+62% Like of 29 votes

Gunter Kleemann, Alexis Magnotti, Tammy Zarchi, Terry Zarchi, Traci Ferrante - Writer-director Meir Zarchi's controversial story of rape and revenge has lost none of its ability to shock viewers since it first gained notoriety in the late '70s. Camille Keaton (grand-niece…

Killer's Moon (1978)

Killer's Moon 1978
Our Score: 2/10   IMDB Score: 4.8/10
+60% Like of 5 votes

Jane Hayden, Chubby Oates, Nigel Gregory, Hugh Ross, David Jackson - Killer's Moon is Britain's answer to I Spit On Your Grave only sleazier. Produced in the late seventies it mixes lurid scenes of rape with dollops of ultra-violence and Clockwork Orange Droog…

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