1978 October Movies

Halloween (1978)

Halloween

  • 92%
  • R
  • 91 min
  • Horror

HALLOWEEN takes us into the world of a mad killer, Michael Myers, who at a very young age stabbed his older sister to death. Locked away for many years in a mental hospital Michael escapes one night and returns to his home to continue his killing spree. Jamie Lee Curtis, in her first role, plays the resourceful babysitter who is chased by the killer on Halloween night.

Death on the Nile (1978)

Death on the Nile

  • 80%
  • 140 min
  • Crime

The film features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot played by Peter Ustinov. It takes place in Egypt, mostly on the Nile River. Many of the cultural highlights of Egypt are also featured in the film, such as the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and temples at Abu Simbal and Karnak.

Autumn Sonata (1978)

Autumn Sonata

    • 99 min
    • Drama

    The story of a celebrated classical pianist who is confronted by her neglected daughter.

    Watership Down (1978)

    Watership Down

    • 81%
    • PG
    • 101 min
    • Animation

    When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.

    The Boys from Brazil (1978)

    The Boys from Brazil

    • 70%
    • R
    • 125 min
    • Drama

    Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

    The Wiz (1978)

    The Wiz

      • G
      • 134 min
      • Adventure

      A Thanksgiving dinner brings a host of family together in a Harlem apartment, where a 24-year-old schoolteacher named Dorothy Gale (Diana Ross) lives with her Aunt Em (Theresa Merritt) and Uncle Henry (Stanley Greene). Extremely introverted, she has, as Aunt Em teases her, "never been south of 125th Street", and refuses to move out and on with her life.

      Jui kuen (1978)

      Jui kuen

        • R
        • 111 min
        • Comedy

        Jackie Chan stars as Wong Fei-Hung, whose mischievous antics land him in hot water. Having tolerated enough of his son's mishaps, Fei-Hung's dad enlists his sadistic uncle, who specializes in drunken-style kung fu, to teach the lad some discipline. This Hong Kong martial-arts comedy helped establish the slapstick fighting style that would become Chan's trademark.

        Comes a Horseman (1978)

        Comes a Horseman

        • 86%
        • 118 min
        • Drama

        A ruthless cattle baron (Jason Robards, Jr.) stops at nothing to acquire the land bordering his property. A woman rancher (Jane Fonda) reluctantly joins forces with an ex-soldier (James Caan) to resist the powerful forces of the land-greedy baron.

        Goin' South (1978)

        Goin' South

        • 77%
        • PG
        • 105 min
        • Comedy

        Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single or widowed woman can save him from the gallows by marrying him.

        Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

        Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

        • 27%
        • PG
        • 87 min
        • Comedy

        Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a 1978 comedy film directed by John De Bello and starring David Miller. The film is a spoof of B-movies. Made on a budget of less than USD $100,000, the story involves tomatoes becoming sentient by unknown means and revolting against humanity.

        Felicity (1978)

        Felicity

          • R
          • 90 min
          • Drama

          Young Felicity lives in a monastic school. The only way to live out her sexual fantasies is together with her girlfriend Jenny. But then she receives an invitation to her sister in Hong-Kong and can't wait to finally do the real thing.

          Barracuda (1978)

          Barracuda

            • PG
            • 98 min
            • Horror

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            Born Again (1978)

            Born Again

              • 110 min
              • Biography

              Having been imprisoned for his part in the Watergate scandal, Charles Colson undergoes a religious conversion.

              Empire of Passion (1978)

              Empire of Passion

                • R
                • 105 min
                • Drama

                A young man has an affair with an older woman. He is very jealous of her husband and decides that they should kill him. One night, after the husband had plenty of sake to drink and was in bed, they strangle him and dump his body down a well. To avert any suspicions, she pretends her husband has gone off to Tokyo to work. For three years the wife and her lover secretly see each other. Finally, suspicions become very strong and people begin to gossip. To make matters worse, her husband's...

                Gates of Heaven (1978)

                Gates of Heaven

                • 92%
                • Unrated
                • 85 min
                • Documentary

                The men who run a pet cemetery, and the men and women who bury their pets, become the subject of this documentary. We first meet Floyd McClure, a paraplegic with a dream to create a pet cemetery. One inspiration is the death of his collie years before; and the other is the local rendering plant, which turns animals into glue. He realizes his dream, only to see it fail. Then we visit a successful pet cemetery, run by a father and his two sons. One is a frustrated musician, nursing a broken...

                Général... nous voilà! (1978)

                Général... nous voilà!

                  • Unrated
                  • 100 min
                  • Comedy

                  A comedy directed by Jacques Besnard.

                  Human Feelings (1978)

                  Human Feelings

                    • Comedy

                    In this comedy, inspired by Oh, God! and designed as a pilot for a TV series, an ambitious young angel persuades the Almighty to allow seven days to find six good people in Las Vegas. If he cannot, God will destroy the whole town.

                    KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978)

                    KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park

                      • G
                      • 96 min
                      • Fantasy

                      The tale of rock band KISS and their efforts to thwart a diabolical plan by mad scientist Abner Devereaux. Devereaux has found a way to clone humans into robots in his laboratory at an amusement park. It just so happens that he plans to uses the KISS concert as a platform to unleash his plan on the world. KISS must use their special powers to stop him. Written by Josh Pasnak

                      Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978)

                      Koko: A Talking Gorilla

                      • 100%
                      • Unrated
                      • 85 min
                      • Documentary

                      Koko: A Talking Gorilla is a documentary directed by Barbet Schroeder. The film is a study of Dr. Penny Patterson and her current scientific study, Koko, a gorilla.

                      La Cage Aux Folles (1978)

                      La Cage Aux Folles

                      • 100%
                      • R
                      • 110 min
                      • Comedy

                      After son Laurent (Rémi Laurent) turns up and announces his impending nuptials, transvestite-nightclub owner Renato (Ugo Tognazzi) and his drag-queen star attraction, Albin (Michel Serrault), agree to keep their gay lifestyle under wraps for the benefit of the bride-to-be's ultraconservative parents. When the prospective in-laws come to dinner, Renato and Albin masquerade as a straight, married couple -- with farcical results.