1978

The Killer Nun – Italy, 1978

The Killer Nun – original title: Suor Omicidi (“Sister Homicide”) – is a 1978 Italian nunsploitation/horror feature film directed by Giulio Berruti from a screenplay co-written with Alberto Tarallo. It is also known as Killer Nun and Deadly Habits. The film’s excellent soundtrack score is by Alessandro Alessandroni (Lady Frankenstein;… Read More ›

Piranha – USA, 1978

Piranha is a 1978 American horror feature film about a swarm of killer piranhas. It was directed by Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins, Trapped Ashes; Burying the Ex) and stars Bradford Dillman (Bug), Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Keenan Wynn, Barbara Steele (Black Sunday; Shivers), Dick Miller and Belinda Balaski. Produced by Roger… Read More ›

The Evil – USA, 1977

‘Witness its awakening’ The Evil is a 1977 [released 1978] American supernatural horror feature film directed by Gus Trikonis (The Darker Side of Terror) from a screenplay co-written with Donald G. Thompson [as Galen Thompson]. The Ed Carlin produced movie stars… Read More ›

It Lives Again – USA, 1978

‘The It’s Alive baby is back… Only now there are three of them.’ It Lives Again – aka It’s Alive II – is a 1978 American horror film written, produced and directed by Larry Cohen (The Stuff; Q: The Winged Serpent; God Told Me To). It… Read More ›

Effects – USA, 1978

‘Making movies can be murder’ Effects is a 1978 American horror film written and directed by Dusty Nelson (Necromancer), based on a novel by William H. Mooney. It stars horror FX maestro Tom Savini (From Dusk Till Dawn; Night of the Living Dead [1990]; Dawn of… Read More ›

Dominique – UK, 1978

‘A story of the macabre… with a different twist.’ Dominique – aka Dominique is Dead – is a 1978 British horror mystery film directed by Michael Anderson (Murder By Phone; Orca) from a screenplay by Edward and Valerie Abraham. The film… Read More ›

Dr. Strange – USA, 1978

Dr. Strange is a 1978 supernatural fantasy television feature film based on the Marvel Comics fictional character of the same name, created by Steve Ditko. It was written and directed by Philip DeGuere. Stan Lee served as a consultant on the… Read More ›

The Cat and the Canary -UK, 1978

‘… the classic tale of mystery and suspense!’ The Cat and the Canary is a 1978 horror-themed murder mystery thriller film written and directed by American erotic filmmaker Radley Metzger (The Lickerish Quartet; The Opening of Misty Beethoven; Barbara Broadcast) and produced by Richard… Read More ›

The Bloodstained Shadow – Italy, 1978

Solamente nero – released internationally as The Bloodstained Shadow, Bloodstained Shadow and Only Blackness – is a 1978 Italian giallo horror thriller film directed by Antonio Bido, starring Lino Capolicchio, Stefania Casini and Craig Hill. When a young college professor (Lino Capolicchio of… Read More ›

Dracula Sucks – USA, 1978

Dracula Sucks – also released as Lust at First Bite and This Vampire Sucks – is a 1978 American adult horror movie directed by Phillip Marshak from a screenplay by Daryl Marshak (Cataclysm) and David Kern, very loosely based on Bram Stoker‘s Dracula…. Read More ›

Bog – USA, 1978

‘Craving human flesh. Lusting for human blood’ Bog is a 1978 American horror monster movie directed by Don Keeslar from a screenplay by Carl Kitt. The film was shot around Harshaw, Wisconsin. It was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Marshall Films in 1983 and… Read More ›

Terror – UK, 1978

Terror is a 1978 British supernatural horror film directed by Norman J. Warren (Satan’s Slave; Prey; Inseminoid) from a screenplay by David McGillivray (House of Whipcord; Frightmare; Schizo). Producers Les and Moira Young provided the storyline. It stars John Nolan, Carolyn Courage, James Aubrey, Sarah Keller, Tricia Walsh and Glynis Barber. On… Read More ›

The Swarm – USA, 1978

The Swarm is a 1978 disaster movie and horror film about a killer bee invasion of Texas. It was adapted from a novel of the same name by Arthur Herzog. The director was Irwin Allen, and the cast included Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain, Olivia de Havilland, Ben Johnson, Lee Grant, Patty Duke, Slim… Read More ›

Darwaza – “Door”, India, 1978

Darwaza (translation: “Door”) is a 1978 Bollywood Hindi Indian supernatural horror film directed by the Ramsay Brothers, Shyam Ramsay and Tulsi Ramsay (Tahkhana), from a screenplay by Kumar Ramsay. The film stars Anil Dhawan, Imtiaz Khan, Anju Mahendru, Shakti Kapoor, Sheetal, Krishan Dhawan, Trilook Kapoor, Kumud Tripathi and Appi Umrani. For generations, a family… Read More ›

Godzilla – animated TV series, 1978 – 1981

Godzilla is a 30-minute animated series co-produced between Hanna-Barbera Productions and Toho in 1978 and aired on NBC in the United States and TV Tokyo in Japan. The series is an animated adaptation of the Japanese Godzilla films produced by Toho. It continued to air until 1981. Derided by many aficionados of the Japanese movie series as a disgrace, this was… Read More ›

Nurse Sherri – USA, 1978

‘Meet Sherri – for an evening of pleasure and terror’ is a 1978 American supernatural horror film, with possession, nurseploitation and blaxploitation themes, directed by trash movie auteur Al Adamson (Brain of Blood; Horror of the Blood Monsters); Dracula vs…. Read More ›

The Shout – UK, 1978

The Shout is a 1978 British horror film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, based on a short story by Robert Graves, adapted for the screen by Michael Austin. A mysterious travelling man (Alan Bates) invades the lives of a young couple, played by… Read More ›