The Complete 70's Slasher Film Guideby captaincracker | created - 18 Apr 2012 | updated - 09 Sep 2012 | Public
A guide to all the slasher, splatter, & giallo films released between 1970-1979. Am I missing any? Be sure to check out my blog dedicated to the slasher genre at Slashers, Splatters, & Giallos: A Guide to the Psycho Genres [link]http://captaincracker.blogspot.com/[/link]
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2. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
Not Rated | 78 min | Mystery, Thriller
A small group of people come to an island to relax but soon find themselves trapped on the island with a murderer in their midst.
3. Le foto proibite di una signora per bene (1970)
Not Rated | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller
A triangle of friendship, love, sex, and, perhaps, murder. Minou is newly married to Peter, a businessman in debt as he works to bring a new product to market. They met through Dominique, ... See full summary »
4. In the Folds of the Flesh (1970)
92 min | Drama, Thriller, Horror
The guests of a villa are killed off one by one by their hosts. Incest, decapitations and a cyanide bath feature amongst the other bizarre delights.
5. A Quiet Place to Kill (I) (1970)
94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A race-car driver whose life, both personal and professional, is in a rapid downfall is invited by her ex-husband's new wife to stay at their plush estate. The two women form a bond, and ... See full summary »
6. The Wizard of Gore (1970)
Not Rated | 95 min | Horror
A TV talk-show hostess and her boyfriend investigate a shady magician whom has the ability to hypnotize and control the thoughts of people in order to stage gory on-stage illusions using his powers of mind bending.
7. Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife, much in the same way tarantulas are killed by the black ... See full summary »
8. Blade of the Ripper (1971)
R | 81 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
An ambassador's wife discovers that one of the men in her life - either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover - may be a vicious serial killer.
9. Blood and Lace (1971)
R | 87 min | Horror
After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. ... See full summary »
10. Una farfalla con le ali insanguinate (1971)
Not Rated | 95 min | Mystery, Thriller
When a girl is murdered in a park, a man is tried and convicted for the crime but afterwards the killings continue.
11. La coda dello scorpione (1971)
Not Rated | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.
12. The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
GP | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.
13. The Fourth Victim (1971)
88 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A wealthy Englishman finds his third wife dead. After the police discover that his first 2 wives had also died suddenly, an investigation is lead. Meanwhile, a new neighbor moves in and she seems to become very interested in Arthur.
14. La morte cammina con i tacchi alti (1971)
Not Rated | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller
A famed jewel thief named Rochard is slashed to death on a train. His daughter Nicole, a famous nightclub performer in Paris, is questioned by the police about some missing diamonds but she... See full summary »
15. The Devil with Seven Faces (1971)
90 min | Mystery, Thriller
The theft of jewels and mistaken identity complicate the life of Mary causing her to become the target of a vicious gang of criminals in this giallo crime thriller.
16. Dirty Harry (1971)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.
17. 4 mosche di velluto grigio (1971)
PG | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A musician is stalked by an unknown killer who's blackmailing him for an accidential killing of another stalker. But is everything what it appears to be?
18. Fright (1971)
PG | 87 min | Thriller
Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old... See full summary »
19. Giornata nera per l'ariete (1971)
Not Rated | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller
An alcoholic journalist finds himself on the trail of a murderer after the police make him a suspect in their investigation.
20. Hands of the Ripper (1971)
R | 85 min | Horror
As a young child Jack the Ripper's daughter witnesses him kill her mother. As a young woman she carries on the murderous reign of her father. A psychiatrist tries to cure her with tragic consequences.
22. L'iguana dalla lingua di fuoco (1971)
92 min | Mystery, Thriller
In Dublin, a young woman is brutally murdered in her home by a maniac that throws acid in her face and then slits her throat with a razor. Her mangled body is later discovered in the boot ... See full summary »
27. The Mad Butcher (1971)
R | 81 min | Horror
After being released from a mental hospital, Otto returns to his old job as a butcher. He tries to adjust to his new life, but after a bitter argument with his wife, he accidentally kills ... See full summary »
28. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.
30. Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (1972)
R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In this version of the famous story of the London serial killer, Jack not only likes to kill prostitutes but he is a cannibal as well.
31. Hanno cambiato faccia (1971)
90 min | Drama, Horror
In this allegory on capitalism, director of a known car corporation invites one of his employees to his country villa to give him the good news. He just got promoted. However, the old man is not what he seems and promotion has a price.
32. The Toy Box (1971)
89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When Ralph persuades his girlfriend, Donna, to participate in a bizarre party, she discovers the guests are to perform erotic plays in the presence of a corpse - Ralph's millionaire uncle. ... See full summary »
34. The Zodiac Killer (1971)
R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The San Francisco area is beset by a series of seemingly random murders without motive or pattern. The police are taunted by phone calls and letters. Could the maniac be the violent, truck ... See full summary »
37. The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)
Not Rated | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller
Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is ... See full summary »
38. Sette scialli di seta gialla (1972)
R | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller
A blind pianist tries to figure out who is responsible for a string of murders using a black cat with its claws dipped in curare.
39. The Dead Are Alive (1972)
R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A photographer on an archaeological expedition digging up Etruscan ruins in Italy begins to suspect that not all the Etruscans buried there are actually dead.
41. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.
43. The French Sex Murders (1972)
83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A prostitute in a French brothel is assassinated, the prime suspect is one of her regular clients, soon afterwards the witnesses that testified against the suspect are killed by an strange individual.
45. The Gore Gore Girls (1972)
X | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A young reporter enlists the help of a top notch private eye to solve the murder of a female stripper at a Chicago nightclub.
46. Il coltello di ghiaccio (1972)
91 min | Mystery, Thriller
As a thirteen year old, Martha Caldwell witnessed the death of her parents in a terrible railway accident. Barely surviving the tragedy herself, Martha was struck dumb due to the shock. Now... See full summary »
47. Death Walks at Midnight (1972)
Not Rated | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller
Valentina, a beautiful fashion model, takes an experimental drug as part of a scientific experiment. While influenced by the drug, Valentina has a vision of a young woman being brutally ... See full summary »
48. The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)
PG | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
When two sisters inherit their family castle, a string of murders committed by a mysterious dark haired woman in a red cloak decimates their circle of friends. Is the killer their ancestor,... See full summary »
49. The Last House on the Left (1972)
R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller
Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.
Votes: 27,668 | Gross: $3.10M
52. Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An investigator is assigned to investigate a man's family after he is found dead only hours after taking out a million dollar insurance policy.
53. The Red Headed Corpse (1972)
R | 78 min | Crime, Thriller
Gonzales, a Spaniard living in Istanbul, reports the disappearance of La Rossa, a beautiful woman living with a mad painter, John Ward. Convinced that Ward has killed her, Gonzales sets out to trap him.
54. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (1972)
Unrated | 92 min | Mystery, Thriller
A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and... See full summary »
55. Il sorriso della iena (1972)
85 min | Horror, Thriller
After the death of her mother under strange circumstances, a teenage girl quickly begins to suspect that her recently widowed stepfather may be involved.
X | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene.
58. What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)
R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In London, the Italian gym teacher Enrico 'Henry' Rosseni is having a love affair with his eighteen year-old student Elizabeth Seccles, who is the daughter of the owner of the Catholic ... See full summary »
59. Chi l'ha vista morire? (1972)
Not Rated | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) ... See full summary »
60. Wrong Way (1972)
X | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two girls are driving home when their car breaks down in the country. They are kidnapped by a gang of drug-crazed hippies, and repeatedly raped. They escape, but soon run into a death cult ... See full summary »
62. Bell from Hell (1973)
Unrated | 93 min | Horror, Thriller
A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters, who had him declared insane in order to steal his inheritance.
63. The Flower with the Deadly Sting (1973)
90 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wealthy doctor Andrea Valenti (Gianni Garko) accidentally kills his mistress, then the doctor falls victim of blackmail.
64. The Forgotten (1973)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
65. Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973)
PG | 90 min | Mystery
A teenage drifter becomes embroiled in the lives and mysteries of the residents in a small coastal fishing village while searching for his family roots.
66. The Killing Kind (1973)
R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem... See full summary »
67. The Mansion of Madness (1973)
R | 82 min | Horror
The inmates of an insane asylum take over the institution, imprison the doctors and staff, and then put into play their own ideas of how the place should be run.
68. Medusa (1973)
Unrated | 103 min | Mystery
In Greece, a stewardess is murdered by a masked maniac. Suspicion falls on a drunken American playboy (George Hamilton) and a murderous gangster (Cameron Mitchell).
69. Passi di danza su una lama di rasoio (1973)
Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A photographer named Kitty (Susan Scott) watched through a tourist telescope the killing of a woman through the window of a nearby house. She is unable to get a clear view of the killer's ... See full summary »
70. Raw Meat (1972)
R | 87 min | Horror
There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. When a top civil servant becomes the latest to disappear down there Scotland ... See full summary »
71. Scream Bloody Murder (1973)
R | 90 min | Horror
A disturbed boy kills his father with his farm tractor and his arm is mangled in the process. He's taken to a mental hospital where he's outfitted with a hook to replace his lost hand and, ... See full summary »
72. Seven Dead in the Cat's Eye (1973)
Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In a small Scottish village, horribly murdered bodies keep turning up. Suspicion falls upon the residents of a nearby castle that is haunted by a curse involving a killer cat.
73. The Severed Arm (1973)
R | 89 min | Horror
Trapped in a cave, five men cut the arm off of another companion in order to ward off starvation. After they are saved, their victim seeks revenge on them one by one.
74. Sisters (1972)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A journalist witnesses a brutal murder in a neighboring apartment, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth.
77. Three on a Meathook (1972)
R | 80 min | Horror
Four girls go on a romping weekend at a lake, and have car problems on the way home. A nice local boy takes them back to his farm, where he lives with his father. Something ghastly happens,... See full summary »
78. Torso (1973)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A string of appalling lust murders shocks the University of Perugia as a sadistic serial killer strangles to death beautiful college girls with a red and black scarf.
79. 5 donne per l'assassino (1974)
95 min | Mystery, Thriller
Thriller about a reporter who comes home from an overseas assignment to find his baby in the hospital and his wife dead. The baby isn't his, the reporter learns from his doctor friend Lydia... See full summary »
81. Cover Up (1974)
R | 88 min | Horror
Edmund and Dorothy Yates are freed after fifteen years in an asylum. Edmund covers up for his wife who is a murderer and a cannibal and Dorothy's daughter Debbie and stepdaughter Jackie, ... See full summary »
82. Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)
R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A deranged rural farmer becomes a grave robber and murderer after the death of his possessive mother, whose corpse he keeps, among others, as his companion in a decaying farmhouse.
83. The Girl in Room 2A (1974)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
A sadistic killer cult kidnaps and sacrifices beautiful women. A young girl, just paroled from prison, moves into a strange house and appears to be the cult's next victim.
84. The Killer with a Thousand Eyes (1973)
83 min | Crime, Thriller
A british undercover special agent is assigned to investigate the death of a colleague in Lisbon, where he finds out that his colleague was very close to uncover a gang of drug smugglers. ... See full summary »
85. La polizia chiede aiuto (1974)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Horror
Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.
86. Love Angels (1974)
70 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
They're Italy's notorious "Ladies of the evening" catering to the strange cravings of their kinky, high-paying clients. But suddenly, the girls of the street find themselves being stalked ... See full summary »
87. L'assassino ha riservato nove poltrone (1974)
99 min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Patrick Davenant con alcuni familiari e amici si reca, dopo una festa, a visitare un vecchio teatro di proprietà della famiglia, mai usato ma tenuto sempre in ordine. I rapporti tra di loro... See full summary »
88. Madhouse (1974)
PG | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.
89. Devil Times Five (1974)
R | 88 min | Horror
Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken in unwittingly by a group of adult villagers on winter vacation.
90. Il profumo della signora in nero (1974)
Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.
91. Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
92. The Single Girls (1974)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A group of men and women travel to a Carribean resort to discover themselves sexually but unfortunately one of them has also discovered that they like to murder people too.
93. Spasmo (1974)
R | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller
Christian (Robert Hoffman) and his girlfriend are taking a walk on a deserted beach when they discover a woman's body lying. A closer look proves that she's alive. The next day Christian ... See full summary »
94. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
R | 83 min | Horror
Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.
Votes: 110,718 | Gross: $30.86M
95. A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975)
Not Rated | 85 min | Mystery, Thriller
A killer is cleaning up the streets of Milan by murdering those considered as deviant. An ornamental dragonfly, soaked in the blood of the victim, is left on each body.
96. Autopsy (1975)
R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.
98. Deep Red (1975)
R | 126 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
99. Don't Hang Up (1974)
PG | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
In this horror movie, a dutiful grand-daughter goes home to take care of her elderly grandmother. Once there, she finds herself trapped inside the house with a homicidal maniac.