Scary Seventies! Best horror movies from 70's (or at least my opinion)

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1.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
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Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths. (83 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ Brutal and terrifying film!" ” - neal66
 
2.
Black Christmas (1974)
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During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ Yuletide fear ” - neal66
 
3.
Tourist Trap (1979)
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A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by the owner of the place, who has the power to control his collection of mannequins. (90 mins.)
“ supreme creepfest ” - neal66
 
4.
Halloween (1978)
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Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ The night He came home! no list would be great without this film. ” - neal66
 
5.
The Omen (1976)
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Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? (111 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ "rise of the antichrist! the best devil movie" ” - neal66
 
6.
Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his... (97 mins.)
“ "A web of flesh-crawling terror! this is the movie that arachnophobia should had been!" ” - neal66
 
7.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
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In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ "most frightening sf film ever made!" ” - neal66
 
8.
Messiah of Evil (1973)
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A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult. (90 mins.)
Director: Willard Huyck
“ supremely creepy zombie movie ” - neal66
 
9.
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
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Wilbur Whateley pops over to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon and Sandra Dee. But little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human... (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Haller
“ chilling Lovecraft film ” - neal66
 
10.
The Return of Count Yorga (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Count Yorga continues to prey on the local community while living by a nearby orphanage. He also intends to take a new wife, while feeding his bevy of female vampires. (97 mins.)
Director: Bob Kelljan
“ Yorga returns to chill the blood ” - neal66
 
11.
Cover Up (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Edmund and Dorothy Yates are freed after fifteen years in an asylum. Edmund covers up for his wife who... (88 mins.)
Director: Pete Walker
“ "a family that slays together stays together. a British family with a taste for human flesh! ” - neal66
 
12.
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
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A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again. (89 mins.)
Director: John Hancock
“ Is Jessica insane or is something out to get her? Watch this eerie film and find out! ” - neal66
 
13.
The Devil's Rain (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A bunch of Satanists in the American rural landscape have terrible powers which enable them to melt their victims... (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Fuest
“ great occult chiller ” - neal66
 
14.
Phantasm (1979)
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A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him. (88 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
“ creepy and imaginative shocker!" ” - neal66
 
15.
Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
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A couple invites an migr to conduct a seance for the girl's recently deceased mother, unaware he is a vampire. (93 mins.)
Director: Bob Kelljan
“ vampire shocker set in modern day California ” - neal66
 
16.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ "the movie that made space a frightening place to be!" ” - neal66
 
17.
Shriek of the Mutilated (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
A group of college students are led by their professor into the mountains in search of the Yeti. The students start to be killed off one by one. (86 mins.)
Director: Mike Findlay
“ the Hunt for Bigfoot leads to terror in this twisted film ” - neal66
 
18.
The Fury (1978)
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A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue when a sinister official kidnaps him to harbor his extremely powerful psychic abilities. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian DePalma
“ gripping combination of conspiracy and the supernatural! Unforgettable climax and great comeuppance for the villian!" ” - neal66
 
19.
The Child (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A newly hired house-keeper in a secluded area is alarmed to discover that her boss's eleven-year-old... (82 mins.)
“ evil little girl and her zombie friends. ” - neal66
 
20.
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
“ this movie scared the crap out of a seven year old boy (me) one of the scariest tv movies. ” - neal66
 
21.
Burnt Offerings (1976)
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A family moves into an old, haunted house that regenerates itself by feeding off of the life forces of its injured occupants. (116 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
“ chilling haunted house film ” - neal66
 
22.
Damien: Omen II (1978)
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Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity. (107 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
“ Son of Satan returns in this sinister film! ” - neal66
 
23.
Shivers (1975)
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The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact. (87 mins.)
“ erotic and chilling venereal horror movie. ” - neal66
 
24.
Rabid (1977)
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A young woman develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into rabid, blood-thirsty zombies who proceed to infect others, which turns into a city-wide epidemic. (91 mins.)
“ Cronenberg's second chilling venereal shocker ” - neal66
 
25.
Race with the Devil (1975)
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Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual. (88 mins.)
Director: Jack Starrett
“ the hitcher meets Rosemary's baby! ” - neal66
 
26.
The Toolbox Murders (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A ski-masked maniac kills apartment complex tenants with the contents of a toolbox. (93 mins.)
Director: Dennis Donnelly
“ brutal and disturbing shocker ” - neal66