When Animals Attack: Best of the 70s

by CHUDtheBUD | created - 06 Mar 2011 | updated - 29 Oct 2011 | Public

When nature ran amok in the 70s.

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1. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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87 Metascore

A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 460,953 | Gross: $260.00M

2. Long Weekend (1978)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston | Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen, Roy Day

Votes: 2,926

3. Phase IV (1974)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Bass | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick, Alan Gifford

Votes: 5,638

4. Willard (1971)

GP | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A social misfit uses his only friends, his pet rats, to exact revenge on his tormentors.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Bruce Davison, Elsa Lanchester, Sondra Locke, Michael Dante

Votes: 2,625 | Gross: $19.22M

5. Piranha (1978)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 15,467 | Gross: $6.00M

6. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

PG | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the ... See full summary »

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos | Stars: William Shatner, Tiffany Bolling, Woody Strode, Lieux Dressler

Votes: 3,669 | Gross: $17.00M

7. Jaws 2 (1978)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.7
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52 Metascore

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo

Votes: 57,261 | Gross: $102.92M

8. The Pack (1977)

PG | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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The residents of vacation spot Seal Island find themselves terrorized by a pack of dogs -- the remnants of discarded pets by visiting vacationers.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Hope Alexander-Willis, Richard B. Shull, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 643

9. Orca (1977)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.6
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A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek

Votes: 8,649 | Gross: $14.72M

10. Day of the Animals (1977)

PG | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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A battle for survival ensues after a group of hikers encounters a chemically imbalanced forest.

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Christopher George, Leslie Nielsen, Lynda Day George, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 1,578

11. Ants! (1977 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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An old-fashioned, lakeside hotel targeted for purchase by an unsavory gambling casino promoter and situated next to a construction site, is attacked by an army of poisonous ants. Efforts to... See full summary »

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Robert Foxworth, Lynda Day George, Gerald Gordon, Bernie Casey

Votes: 705

12. Prophecy (1979)

PG | 102 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

5.4
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A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth, Armand Assante, Richard Dysart

Votes: 3,318 | Gross: $18.39M

13. Ben (1972)

PG | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A lonely boy befriends Ben, the leader of a violent pack of killer rats.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O'Connell, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 1,830

14. Bug (1975)

PG | 99 min | Sci-Fi, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Richard Gilliland, Jamie Smith-Jackson

Votes: 1,533

15. Grizzly (1976)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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An eighteen-foot-tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park, leaving it up to a Park Ranger to save the day.

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel, Joan McCall

Votes: 2,940

16. Killer Bees (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Horror

4.7
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A strong-willed woman not only dominates her family of California winegrowers, but also has a strange hold on a colony of bees in her vineyard.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Edward Albert, Kate Jackson, Roger Davis, Don McGovern

Votes: 348

17. Rattlers (1976)

PG | 82 min | Horror

4.2
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A herpetologist investigating a series of fatal rattlesnake attacks discovers that the creatures have been infected by a mysterious nerve gas disposed of in the desert by the military.

Director: John McCauley | Stars: Sam Chew Jr., Elisabeth Chauvet, Dan Priest, Ronald Gold

Votes: 520

18. Terror Out of the Sky (1978 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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This TV sequel to "The Savage Bees" features more rampaging insects. This time a marching band and a school bus get in the path of the bees.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Dan Haggerty, Tovah Feldshuh, Lonny Chapman

Votes: 147

19. Stanley (1972)

PG | 108 min | Horror

4.5
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A young Seminole Indian uses his rattlesnake to take revenge on all those he believes have wronged him.

Director: William Grefé | Stars: Chris Robinson, Alex Rocco, Steve Alaimo, Susan Carroll

Votes: 456

20. Nightwing (1979)

PG | 105 min | Horror

4.7
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Killer bats plague an Indian reservation in New Mexico.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Nick Mancuso, David Warner, Kathryn Harrold, Stephen Macht

Votes: 870

21. Frogs (1972)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

4.3
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A group of hapless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians, birds, insects, and reptiles.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark, Adam Roarke

Votes: 4,852

22. Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (1977 TV Movie)

95 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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An airplane carring coffee beans from South America has some unpleasant stowaways: a hoard of tarantulas which overcome the pilots as the airplane is flying over an orange-producing town in... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Hagmann | Stars: Claude Akins, Charles Frank, Deborah Winters, Bert Remsen

Votes: 378

23. The Swarm (1978)

PG | 116 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities by killing thousands of people.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 5,680 | Gross: $10.00M

24. Squirm (1976)

R | 92 min | Horror

4.6
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A storm causes some power lines to break and touch the ground, drawing millions of man-eating worms out of the earth, and into town where they quickly start munching on the locals.

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow, Jean Sullivan

Votes: 4,363

25. Dogs (1976)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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A pack of dogs go on a killing spree.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: David McCallum, Sandra McCabe, George Wyner, Eric Server

Votes: 439