The Top 50 1970's Made for TV Horror/Thriller Movies

The best Made for TV Horror/Thriller films released from 1970-1979.
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1.
Reflections of Murder (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The wife and mistress of the abusive headmaster of a boy's school plot and carry out his murder. They... (100 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
2.
Bad Ronald (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A perverted teenage boy who lives in the walls of a house finds the house sold to a family after his mother dies, and he falls for one of the new residents. (74 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
 
3.
The Screaming Woman (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A wealthy former mental patient goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate. While walking the grounds... (73 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
4.
Home for the Holidays (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An ailing man summons his four daughters home for Christmas and asks them to kill his new wife, who he suspects is poisoning him. (73 mins.)
 
5.
When Michael Calls (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A woman begins receiving ominous phone calls from a relative who died 15 years prior. With each phone call, a family member dies. Will she be the next in line? (73 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
6.
Revenge! (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A deranged mother avenges herself against the man she thinks seduced her daughter by imprisoning him in a cage in her basement. (75 mins.)
Director: Jud Taylor
 
7.
Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A sculptor hires young college girls to take care of his elderly mother and his supposedly insane sister, both of whom live in the old family mansion with him. (74 mins.)
Director: Gordon Hessler
 
8.
A Taste of Evil (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
On her way home from a stay at a mental institution after a traumatic rape, a woman realizes that someone is deliberately trying to drive her insane. (73 mins.)
 
9.
She Waits (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A murdered woman seeks revenge, possesses her husband's new wife. (74 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
10.
Night Slaves (1970 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A man and his wife find themselves stranded in a small western town. He discovers that a strange force has turned the residents into zombies, and runs into a beautiful woman who he believes is the key to the mystery. (72 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
11.
Crowhaven Farm (1970 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young couple inherits a farm. Hoping that the rural location might help to patch up their strained marriage, they move into it, only to be confronted by the supernatural forces that inhabit it.' (74 mins.)
Director: Walter Grauman
 
12.
Dead of Night (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
This anthology tells three stories: one of time travel, one of vampires, and one of a mother wishing her drowned son back to life. (76 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
13.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young couple inherits an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own. (74 mins.)
Director: John Newland
 
14.
Satan's School for Girls (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A young woman investigating her sister's suicide at a private girls' school finds herself battling a Satanic cult. (78 mins.)
 
15.
The Darker Side of Terror (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
When a scientist at a research lab is passed over for a promotion, he creates a clone of himself to attempt to seduce the wife of the man who got the job. (96 mins.)
Director: Gus Trikonis
 
16.
The Victim (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A wealthy woman is trapped during a storm in a house with no electricity or phone. A killer has murdered her sister... (73 mins.)
 
17.
How Awful About Allan (1970 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After an eight-month stay in a mental hospital, a tormented man comes home to live with his sister; but a mysterious boarder may be trying to kill him. (73 mins.)
 
18.
A Howling in the Woods (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A disillusioned housewife on a vacation in the woods is disturbed by her husband continually trying to get her to come home and, more ominously, a mysterious howling at night. (100 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
19.
Black Noon (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A traveling minister and his wife are quietly menaced by a devil cult in the Old West. By the time the Good Reverend figures out what's going on it may be too late to stop the evil. (74 mins.)
 
20.
Duel (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer. (90 mins.)
 
21.
Paper Man (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A prank that starts with a group of college students creating a fictitious person so they can get a credit card develops into a plot that leaves three of them dead. (75 mins.)
Director: Walter Grauman
 
22.
Escape (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A scientist's experiment could lead to the first man-made, functioning, living organism. An elite escape artist-private investigator is working to stop him. (73 mins.)
 
23.
The Spell (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A teenaged girl, taunted by her schoolmates because she's overweight, uses her supernatural powers to take revenge. (86 mins.)
Director: Lee Philips
 
24.
The Initiation of Sarah (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
 
25.
Salem's Lot (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires. (184 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
26.
The Possessed (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A former priest, now an exorcist, battles the satanic forces that are threatening the students at a girls school. (76 mins.)
Director: Jerry Thorpe
 
27.
The Turn of the Screw (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An English governess is hired to take care of two adorable orphans, who turn out to be not exactly what they seem to be. (120 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
28.
Someone's Watching Me! (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins. (97 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
29.
The Norliss Tapes (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An investigative reporter stumbles onto an artist that has made a pact to come back after his death to sculpt a statue of a demon using human blood and clay. Once the demon is awakened he will be granted immortality. (72 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
30.
Savages (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ben Campbell, a 22 year old gas station attendant in a small desert town, is looking to make some extra money... (74 mins.)
Director: Lee H. Katzin
 
31.
Night Drive (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A housewife is stalked by a psycho after she sees him a murder a highway patrol officer. (73 mins.)
Director: E.W. Swackhamer
 
32.
Dying Room Only (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A married couple are traveling on a deserted desert road at night. They stop at a diner and the husband goes to the men's room... (74 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
33.
The Stranger Within (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An expectant mother begins acting strangely and doesn't know why. Gradually she starts to realize that her bizarre behavior is being controlled by her unborn baby. (74 mins.)
Director: Lee Philips
 
34.
Crawlspace (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A childless middle-age couple adopt a troubled youth they find living in their crawlspace and attempt... (74 mins.)
Director: John Newland
 
35.
Something Evil (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A young couple moves into a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. What they don't know is that there is an unseen presence in the house, and that it wants to take possession of the wife. (73 mins.)
 
36.
The Devil's Daughter (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young girl whose mother had sold her soul to Satan when she was born is told by Satan that she must marry a fellow demon. (74 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
 
37.
All the Kind Strangers (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A couple traveling through a backwoods area are held by a a group of orphans who want them to become their parents. Unfortunately, the kids have a habit of killing adults who refuse that particular honor. (73 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
 
38.
The House That Would Not Die (1970 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A tale of witchcraft, black magic and a haunted house in the Amish country. (74 mins.)
 
39.
The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A family moves into a new home in an isolated area, and soon realizes that someone--or something--doesn't want them there. (78 mins.)
 
40.
Are You in the House Alone? (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's... (96 mins.)
Director: Walter Grauman
 
41.
A Cold Night's Death (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Scientists Culp and Wallach suspect that there is someone other than their research primates inhabiting their polar station. (74 mins.)
 
42.
Trilogy of Terror (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women. (72 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
43.
Satan's Triangle (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The female survivor of a shipwreck and two Coast Guard helicopter pilots sent to rescue her find themselves trapped in a mysterious part of the ocean known as Satan's Triangle. (74 mins.)
Director: Sutton Roley
 
44.
Ritual of Evil (1970 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A psychiatrist investigates the death of one of his patients, a young heiress. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
 
45.
Death at Love House (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Donna and Joel Gregory are researching a book about long dead Hollywood goddess Lorna Love. They are... (74 mins.)
Director: E.W. Swackhamer
 
46.
Curse of the Black Widow (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Tony Franciosa plays a detective who's on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons... (100 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
47.
Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
Having been adopted by the madam of a southwestern brothel, a now adult Adrian must cope with the fact that he's Satan's kid, and not living up to his expectations. (100 mins.)
Director: Sam O'Steen
 
48.
Stranger in Our House (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A teenage girl's life is turned upside down after her cousin moves into her house, and as time goes by, she begins to suspect that she may be a practitioner of witchcraft. (100 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
49.
Cruise Into Terror (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
An Egyptian sarcophagus that is cargo on a pleasure cruise ship has a secret - it contains the son of Satan, and its effects start to make the ship's passengers behave strangely. (100 mins.)
Director: Bruce Kessler
 
50.
Isn't It Shocking? (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A small-town sheriff is confronted with the deaths of local senior citizens and strange goings-on in his town. (73 mins.)
Director: John Badham