1979 Horror Movies

Alien (1979)

Alien

  • 97%
  • R
  • 117 min
  • Horror

On what should have been a trip back to Earth, the Nostromo, a mining freighter, is automatically re-routed to a desolate planet after receiving an SOS coming from it. After the crew is awakened, they investigate the source of the SOS, and discover a derelict alien ship on the planet. One of the crew members is put into a coma by an alien creature while investigating the ship. But the alien parasite dies and the crew think all is well. But the small ordeal was only a prelude for greater things...

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Nosferatu the Vampyre

    • PG
    • 107 min
    • Horror

    Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula's castle to sell him a house in Virna, where he lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoule living of men's blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker, Jonathan's wife, Dracula moves to Virna, bringing with him death and plague... An unusually contemplative version of Dracula, in which the vampire bears the cross of not being able to get old and die.

    The Amityville Horror (1979)

    The Amityville Horror

    • 24%
    • R
    • 117 min
    • Horror

    Based on a true story that was claimed by writer Jay Anson, The Amityville Horror is about a large house on the coast of Long Island where newly weds George and Kathy Lutz and their three children move into the house that they hope will be their dream house but it ends up in terror. Not aware that a murder took place in the house several years back, George and Kathy turn to their family priest Father Delaney who believes the house is haunted and performs an exorcism on the house. But the evil...

    Phantasm (1979)

    Phantasm

    • 64%
    • R
    • 88 min
    • Horror

    A young man named Jody attends the funeral of his friend, the victim of a bizarre murder. Jody's younger brother, Mike, watches the funeral from a hillside through high-powered binoculars. After the guests have departed, Mike watches a funeral attendant put the unburied casket into a waiting hearse. Looking to expose the strange ongoings at the mortuary, Mike breaks in at night. There he discovers spectral creatures in habiting the embalming cellar. He also finds a silver sphere with...

    Zombie (1979)

    Zombie

      • R
      • 91 min
      • Horror

      A young woman wants to search for her father who is missing since he made an expidition to the antilles. She starts the search together with her friends and a reporter. They arrive at an island where they get confronted with zombies. The zombies long eagerly for human flesh. In spite of desperate defence the situation becomes hopeless. More and more undead corpses crawl up and walk arround looking for flesh...

      The Brood (1979)

      The Brood

      • 79%
      • R
      • 92 min
      • Horror

      A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.

      Tourist Trap (1979)

      Tourist Trap

        • PG
        • 90 min
        • Horror

        Their car breaks down and four friends find themselves stranded at The Lost Oasis, a strange museum run by the friendly Mr. Slausen. Even though they are warned not to, the teens explore a house nearby and learn that it belongs to Davey, Mr. Slausen's insane brother. Davey has a knack for making mannequins. In fact, his house is filled with them. Davey's enthusiasm shows when starts adding the teenagers to his collection.

        Dracula (1979)

        Dracula

        • 58%
        • R
        • 109 min
        • Horror

        Throughout history he has filled the hearts of men with terror, and the hearts of women with desire. The story of the greatest lover who ever lived, died, and lived again.

        When a Stranger Calls (1979)

        When a Stranger Calls

        • 40%
        • R
        • 97 min
        • Horror

        A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

        Arrebato (1979)

        Arrebato

          • Unrated
          • 105 min
          • Drama

          José Sirgado, filmmaker in his thirties, has completed his second film and is deeply unsatisfied for various reasons. One may be that his relationship with the film has nothing to do with what he had imagined, another may be that the heroine of his film has left a deeper mark than expected, or his break with Ana, the protagonist of his first film. On returning home he finds Ana and the heroine of his latest film. Both of them are expecting him as if nothing had happened and José, deeply...

          Buio Omega (1979)

          Buio Omega

            • NR
            • 94 min
            • Horror

            A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and puts her in bed at the mansion. Following this, he tries out and disposes of a series of young maidens, trying to find the right replacement for her, and the disapproving housekeeper helps him with the disposals.

            Butterfly Murders (1979)

            Butterfly Murders

              • Unrated
              • 88 min
              • Action

              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.

              Crocodile (1979)

              Crocodile

                • 92 min
                • Horror

                Dr. Akom and Dr. Roger are planning a family vacation at the beach, but their trip turns to tragedy when three people from their family turn up missing. After the bodies are discovered, the Doctors examine the remains of their family members and determine a giant crocodile had ripped through their bodies. They set out to destroy the crocodile at all costs, Dr. Akom hires an expert to kill the beast but it is too large to be hunted and trapped. Soon the giant, ravenous crocodile devours dozens...

                Dabide no hoshi: Bishôjo-gari (1979)

                Dabide no hoshi: Bishôjo-gari

                  • 100 min
                  • Drama

                  "Beautiful Girl Hunter" by Norifumi Suzuki is based on manga by Maasaki Soto.The film portrays the life of Tatsuya,a young man of proper descent whose outward respectability hides his urges for rape and torture.This handsome rapist seduces women,then brings them to the basement of the mansion he inherited from his well-to-do parents,where he indulges in lengthy sessions of sado-sexual violence.

                  Don't Go in the House (1979)

                  Don't Go in the House

                    • R
                    • 82 min
                    • Horror

                    A slasher film about a victim of child abuse (Dan Grimaldi) who grows up to become a maniacal construction worker. He stalks women at discos, takes them home, then hangs them upside-down in a special steel-walled room and sets them on fire.

                    Fascination (1979)

                    Fascination

                      • Unrated
                      • 80 min
                      • Documentary

                      This erotic horror film, set in 1905, tells the story of a thief who seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women, Eva (Brigitte Lahaie) and Elizabeth (Franca Mai). The women are seductive and teasing, but turn out to be part of a vampiric cult of blood-drinking aristocrats.

                      - Written by

                      Ørnås

                      Human Experiments (1979)

                      Human Experiments

                        • R
                        • 82 min
                        • Crime

                        Country singer Rachel (Haynes) is arrested and charged with murder and placed in prison. Psychiatric sessions are run by the sadistic Dr. Kline, whose idea of mental health is to erase the patient's personality and completely replace it with a new one through brainwashing. Written by Ørnås

                        Love At First Bite (1979)

                        Love At First Bite

                        • 67%
                        • PG
                        • 94 min
                        • Horror

                        This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles through typical New York city life situations while pursuing Cindy Soundheim. But her boyfriend, Doctor Jeff Rosenberg, realizes she is under the influence of a vampire, and tries his bumbling best to convince police Lt Ferguson of what is going on, and to help him stop Dracula.

                        Malabimba (1979)

                        Malabimba

                          • PG
                          • 98 min
                          • Horror

                          Katell Laennec (in her one and only screen appearance) stars as Bimba, a teenage temptress who plunges her entire family - including her widowed father, wanton aunt, invalid uncle and even a beloved nun - into the depths of sexual depravity. Is she possessed by demonic lust or just going through a really freaky puberty? Evil hungers for the ultimate in unholy pleasure. The Devil demands MALABIMBA!

                          Manson Family Movies (1979)

                          Manson Family Movies

                            • Unrated
                            • 120 min
                            • Horror

                            In response to the legend that the "Manson Family" may have filmed themselves in some of theirs exploits, this film is a re-creation as to what a film of their may have been like. The film, shot in a piecemeal fashion, is an intentionally amateurish faux "home movie" of the events leading up to, and including, the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders Written by Baroque