In our list of the best horror movies in 1978 we have Dawn of the Dead, Jaws 2, Halloween, 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 646 users. Starring in this 1978 movie is Tom Savini, Ken Foree, Joseph Pilato, David Early, Taso N. Stavrakis. The second best 1978 horror movie is Jaws 2 scoring 6/10 stars in our movie review and has an average user score of 5/10 stars from 6 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

Dawn of the Dead 1978
+84% Like of 646 votes

Tom Savini, Ken Foree, Joseph Pilato, David Early, Taso N. Stavrakis - 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…

Jaws 2

Jaws 2 1978
+50% Like of 6 votes

Roy Scheider, Jeffrey Kramer, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Susan French - 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…


Halloween

Halloween 1978
+70% Like of 10 votes

Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, Nancy Kyes, Nancy Stephens - 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…

Killer's Delight

Killer's Delight 1978
+60% Like of 5 votes

George 'Buck' Flower, Richard Dean, Martin Speer, Anne-Marie Martin, Carol Bilger - 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

Damien: Omen 2 1978
+63% Like of 8 votes

Lance Henriksen, Sylvia Sidney, Meshach Taylor, Lee Grant, Lew Ayres - 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

Piranha 1978
+60% Like of 5 votes

Dick Miller, Kevin McCarthy, Belinda Balaski, Paul Bartel, Shawn Nelson - 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

I Spit on Your Grave 1978
+62% Like of 29 votes

Tammy Zarchi, Terry Zarchi, Traci Ferrante, William Tasgal, Isaac Agami - 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

Killer's Moon 1978
+60% Like of 5 votes

Lisa Vanderpump, Debbie Martyn, Christine Winter, Lynne Morgan, Jean Reeve - 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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