The Complete 70's Slasher Film Guide

by 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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1. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

GP | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A witness of an attack, a writer becomes stalked by a serial killer.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi

Votes: 13,834

2. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Not Rated | 78 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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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.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: William Berger, Ira von Fürstenberg, Edwige Fenech, Howard Ross

Votes: 2,032

3. Le foto proibite di una signora per bene (1970)

Not Rated | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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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 »

Director: Luciano Ercoli | Stars: Dagmar Lassander, Pier Paolo Capponi, Simón Andreu, Osvaldo Genazzani

Votes: 886

4. In the Folds of the Flesh (1970)

92 min | Drama, Thriller, Horror

5.3
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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.

Director: Sergio Bergonzelli | Stars: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Pier Angeli, Fernando Sancho, Alfredo Mayo

Votes: 396

5. A Quiet Place to Kill (I) (1970)

94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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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 »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Carroll Baker, Jean Sorel, Luis Dávila, Alberto Dalbés

Votes: 378

6. The Wizard of Gore (1970)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

5.5
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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.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis | Stars: Ray Sager, Judy Cler, Wayne Ratay, Phil Laurenson

Votes: 2,703

7. Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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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 »

Director: Paolo Cavara | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet, Rossella Falk

Votes: 2,078

8. Blade of the Ripper (1971)

R | 81 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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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.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Conchita Airoldi, Manuel Gil

Votes: 2,799

9. Blood and Lace (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.8
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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 »

Director: Philip S. Gilbert | Stars: Gloria Grahame, Melody Patterson, Milton Selzer, Len Lesser

Votes: 650

10. Una farfalla con le ali insanguinate (1971)

Not Rated | 95 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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When a girl is murdered in a park, a man is tried and convicted for the crime but afterwards the killings continue.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Helmut Berger, Giancarlo Sbragia, Ida Galli, Silvano Tranquilli

Votes: 802

11. La coda dello scorpione (1971)

Not Rated | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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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.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Alberto de Mendoza, Ida Galli

Votes: 1,824

12. The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)

GP | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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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.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak, Pier Paolo Capponi

Votes: 7,485

13. The Fourth Victim (1971)

88 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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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.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Carroll Baker, Michael Craig, Miranda Campa, José Luis López Vázquez

Votes: 88

14. La morte cammina con i tacchi alti (1971)

Not Rated | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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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 »

Director: Luciano Ercoli | Stars: Frank Wolff, Nieves Navarro, Simón Andreu, Carlo Gentili

Votes: 989

15. The Devil with Seven Faces (1971)

90 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.5
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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.

Director: Osvaldo Civirani | Stars: Carroll Baker, George Hilton, Stephen Boyd, Lucretia Love

Votes: 337

16. Dirty Harry (1971)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni

Votes: 124,356

17. 4 mosche di velluto grigio (1971)

PG | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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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?

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Bud Spencer

Votes: 5,517

18. Fright (1971)

PG | 87 min | Thriller

5.8
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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 »

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Honor Blackman, Susan George, Ian Bannen, John Gregson

Votes: 929

19. Giornata nera per l'ariete (1971)

Not Rated | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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An alcoholic journalist finds himself on the trail of a murderer after the police make him a suspect in their investigation.

Director: Luigi Bazzoni | Stars: Franco Nero, Silvia Monti, Wolfgang Preiss, Ira von Fürstenberg

Votes: 1,102

20. Hands of the Ripper (1971)

R | 85 min | Horror

6.3
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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.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow, Keith Bell

Votes: 1,699

21. Un posto ideale per uccidere (1971)

90 min | Crime, Thriller

6.2
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Two hippies find themselves on the run from the law and soon end up going undercover in a villa owned by a mysterious woman.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Irene Papas, Ray Lovelock, Ornella Muti, Michel Bardinet

Votes: 412

22. L'iguana dalla lingua di fuoco (1971)

92 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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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 »

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Luigi Pistilli, Dagmar Lassander, Anton Diffring, Arthur O'Sullivan

Votes: 332

23. La bestia uccide a sangue freddo (1971)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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A masked killer stalks an institution for mentally disturbed rich women.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Rosalba Neri, Jane Garret

Votes: 1,007

24. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro (1971)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery

6.8
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An American journalist in Prague searches for his girlfriend who has suddenly disappeared.

Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Jean Sorel, Mario Adorf, Barbara Bach

Votes: 1,942

25. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery

5.7
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A wealthy pervert lures beautiful young women to his castle so he can have his way with them.

Director: Emilio Miraglia | Stars: Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti, Enzo Tarascio, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 1,580

26. A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)

Not Rated | 95 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it?

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Stanley Baker, Jean Sorel, Silvia Monti

Votes: 3,271

27. The Mad Butcher (1971)

R | 81 min | Horror

5.1
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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 »

Director: Guido Zurli | Stars: Victor Buono, Franca Polesello, Brad Harris, Dario Michaelis

Votes: 285

28. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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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.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Jason Robards, Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 874

29. Night After Night After Night (1969)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.3
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A Jack the Ripper-type serial killer is loose in London. Suspicion falls on a transvestite judge.

Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Jack May, Justine Lord, Gilbert Wynne, Linda Marlowe

Votes: 105

30. Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (1972)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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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.

Director: José Luis Madrid | Stars: Paul Naschy, Patricia Loran, Renzo Marignano, Orchidea de Santis

Votes: 219

31. Hanno cambiato faccia (1971)

90 min | Drama, Horror

6.9
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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.

Director: Corrado Farina | Stars: Adolfo Celi, Geraldine Hooper, Giuliano Esperati, Francesca Modigliani

Votes: 311

32. The Toy Box (1971)

89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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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 »

Director: Ronald Víctor García | Stars: Sean Kenney, Ann Perry, Neal Bishop, Debbie Osborne

Votes: 346

33. A Bay of Blood (1971)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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The murder of a wealthy heiress by her husband triggers a series of brutal killings in the surrounding bay area.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso, Anna Maria Rosati

Votes: 7,130

34. The Zodiac Killer (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.4
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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 »

Director: Tom Hanson | Stars: Hal Reed, Bob Jones, Ray Lynch, Tom Pittman

Votes: 487

35. Tutti i colori del buio (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov, Julián Ugarte

Votes: 2,047

36. Asylum (I) (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror

6.5
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In order to secure a job at a mental institution, a young psychiatrist must interview four patients inside the asylum.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Richard Todd, Sylvia Syms, Peter Cushing

Votes: 4,482

37. The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)

Not Rated | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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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 »

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo | Stars: Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Paola Quattrini, Giampiero Albertini

Votes: 1,542

38. Sette scialli di seta gialla (1972)

R | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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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.

Director: Sergio Pastore | Stars: Anthony Steffen, Sylva Koscina, Giovanna Lenzi, Renato De Carmine

Votes: 438

39. The Dead Are Alive (1972)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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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.

Director: Armando Crispino | Stars: Alex Cord, Samantha Eggar, John Marley, Nadja Tiller

Votes: 501

40. Delirio caldo (1972)

Not Rated | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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A respected doctor becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders.

Director: Renato Polselli | Stars: Mickey Hargitay, Rita Calderoni, Raul Lovecchio, Carmen Young

Votes: 824

41. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)

Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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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.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas

Votes: 5,977

42. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)

R | 96 min | Horror

5.4
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Actors rehearsing a show at a mysterious seaside theater are being killed off by an unknown maniac.

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Ray Brooks, Jenny Hanley, Luan Peters, Robin Askwith

Votes: 565

43. The French Sex Murders (1972)

83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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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.

Director: Ferdinando Merighi | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Rosalba Neri, Evelyne Kraft, Howard Vernon

Votes: 411

44. Frenzy (1972)

R | 116 min | Thriller

7.5
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A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey

Votes: 34,483

45. The Gore Gore Girls (1972)

X | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

5.4
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A young reporter enlists the help of a top notch private eye to solve the murder of a female stripper at a Chicago nightclub.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis | Stars: Frank Kress, Amy Farrell, Hedda Lubin, Henny Youngman

Votes: 1,827

46. Il coltello di ghiaccio (1972)

91 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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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 »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Carroll Baker, Alan Scott, Ida Galli, Eduardo Fajardo

Votes: 398

47. Death Walks at Midnight (1972)

Not Rated | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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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 »

Director: Luciano Ercoli | Stars: Nieves Navarro, Simón Andreu, Pietro Martellanza, Carlo Gentili

Votes: 923

48. The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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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 »

Director: Emilio Miraglia | Stars: Barbara Bouchet, Ugo Pagliai, Marina Malfatti, Marino Masé

Votes: 1,322

49. The Last House on the Left (1972)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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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.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln

Votes: 27,668 | Gross: $3.10M

50. Maniac Mansion (1972)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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A couple, lost in thick fog, take refuge in an old mansion next to a cemetery. Strange things start to happen.

Director: Francisco Lara Polop | Stars: Ida Galli, Analía Gadé, Lisa Leonardi, Andrés Resino

Votes: 525

51. Mio caro assassino (1972)

96 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A mysterious decapitation leads Inspector Peretti into a case of blackmail, deceit and the unsolved kidnapping of a young girl.

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: George Hilton, Salvo Randone, William Berger, Marilù Tolo

Votes: 756

52. Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)

92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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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.

Director: Alfonso Brescia | Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Irina Demick, Pilar Velázquez, Howard Ross

Votes: 178

53. The Red Headed Corpse (1972)

R | 78 min | Crime, Thriller

5.3
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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.

Director: Renzo Russo | Stars: Farley Granger, Erika Blanc, Krista Nell, Ivana Novak

Votes: 125

54. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (1972)

Unrated | 92 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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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 »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Antonio Sabato, Uschi Glas, Pier Paolo Capponi, Rossella Falk

Votes: 1,366

55. Il sorriso della iena (1972)

85 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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After the death of her mother under strange circumstances, a teenage girl quickly begins to suspect that her recently widowed stepfather may be involved.

Director: Silvio Amadio | Stars: Jenny Tamburi, Silvano Tranquilli, Rosalba Neri, Hiram Keller

Votes: 173

56. Rivelazioni di un maniaco sessuale al capo della squadra mobile (1972)

X | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.0
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A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene.

Director: Roberto Bianchi Montero | Stars: Farley Granger, Sylva Koscina, Silvano Tranquilli, Annabella Incontrera

Votes: 491

57. Straight on Till Morning (1972)

R | 96 min | Thriller

6.0
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A timid, withdrawn woman meets a man she believes is finally the love of her life, unaware that he is a vicious serial killer.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Shane Briant, James Bolam, Katya Wyeth

Votes: 761

58. What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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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 »

Director: Massimo Dallamano | Stars: Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbó, Karin Baal, Joachim Fuchsberger

Votes: 3,305

59. Chi l'ha vista morire? (1972)

Not Rated | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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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 »

Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: George Lazenby, Anita Strindberg, Adolfo Celi, Dominique Boschero

Votes: 1,621

60. Wrong Way (1972)

X | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

3.0
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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 »

Director: Ray Williams | Stars: Laurel Canyon, Candy Sweet, Forrest Lorne, Ray Wray

Votes: 127

61. Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)

Not Rated | 96 min | Thriller

6.8
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A series of murders are committed near the estate of a degenerate author and his wife.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg, Luigi Pistilli, Ivan Rassimov

Votes: 2,125

62. Bell from Hell (1973)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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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.

Directors: Claudio Guerín, Juan Antonio Bardem | Stars: Renaud Verley, Viveca Lindfors, Alfredo Mayo, Maribel Martín

Votes: 950

63. The Flower with the Deadly Sting (1973)

90 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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A wealthy doctor Andrea Valenti (Gianni Garko) accidentally kills his mistress, then the doctor falls victim of blackmail.

Director: Gianfranco Piccioli | Stars: Gianni Garko, Carroll Baker, Ivano Staccioli, Pilar Velázquez

Votes: 148

64. The Forgotten (1973)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.

Director: S.F. Brownrigg | Stars: Bill McGhee, Jessie Lee Fulton, Robert Dracup, Harryette Warren

Votes: 2,434

65. Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973)

PG | 90 min | Mystery

5.9
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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.

Director: Darren McGavin | Stars: Patricia Neal, Cloris Leachman, Bobby Darin, Tessa Dahl

Votes: 112

66. The Killing Kind (1973)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.2
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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 »

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Ann Sothern, John Savage, Ruth Roman, Luana Anders

Votes: 537

67. The Mansion of Madness (1973)

R | 82 min | Horror

5.1
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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.

Director: Juan López Moctezuma | Stars: Claudio Brook, Arthur Hansel, Ellen Sherman, Martin LaSalle

Votes: 769

68. Medusa (1973)

Unrated | 103 min | Mystery

2.5
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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).

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: George Hamilton, Luciana Paluzzi, Cameron Mitchell, Thodoros Roubanis

Votes: 285

69. Passi di danza su una lama di rasoio (1973)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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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 »

Director: Maurizio Pradeaux | Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Nieves Navarro, George Martin, Anuska Borova

Votes: 399

70. Raw Meat (1972)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.0
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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 »

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd, Sharon Gurney

Votes: 2,916

71. Scream Bloody Murder (1973)

R | 90 min | Horror

4.7
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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 »

Director: Marc B. Ray | Stars: Fred Holbert, Leigh Mitchell, Robert Knox, Ron Bastone

Votes: 795

72. Seven Dead in the Cat's Eye (1973)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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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.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Jane Birkin, Hiram Keller, Françoise Christophe, Venantino Venantini

Votes: 904

73. The Severed Arm (1973)

R | 89 min | Horror

4.5
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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.

Director: Tom Alderman | Stars: Deborah Walley, Paul Carr, David G. Cannon, Marvin Kaplan

Votes: 461

74. Sisters (1972)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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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.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley

Votes: 12,025

75. Sweet Kill (1972)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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Horror and suspense in the story of a psychotic maniac who literally "loves" women to death.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Tab Hunter, Cherie Latimer, Nadyne Turney, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 180

76. Theater of Blood (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.3
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A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews

Votes: 7,563

77. Three on a Meathook (1972)

R | 80 min | Horror

4.5
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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 »

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Charles Kissinger, James Carroll Pickett, Sherry Steiner, Madelyn Buzzard

Votes: 527

78. Torso (1973)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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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.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont, Luc Merenda, John Richardson

Votes: 4,129

79. 5 donne per l'assassino (1974)

95 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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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 »

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Francis Matthews, Pascale Rivault, Giorgio Albertazzi, Howard Ross

Votes: 145

80. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 24,893 | Gross: $4.05M

81. Cover Up (1974)

R | 88 min | Horror

6.3
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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 »

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Deborah Fairfax, Paul Greenwood

Votes: 1,625

82. Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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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.

Directors: Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby | Stars: Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson, Robert Warner

Votes: 3,653

83. The Girl in Room 2A (1974)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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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.

Director: William Rose | Stars: Daniela Giordano, Angelo Infanti, John Scanlon, Rosalba Neri

Votes: 256

84. The Killer with a Thousand Eyes (1973)

83 min | Crime, Thriller

5.9
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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 »

Director: Juan Bosch | Stars: Anthony Steffen, Antonio Pica, María Kosty, Raf Baldassarre

Votes: 49

85. La polizia chiede aiuto (1974)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Horror

7.0
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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.

Director: Massimo Dallamano | Stars: Giovanna Ralli, Claudio Cassinelli, Mario Adorf, Franco Fabrizi

Votes: 1,204

86. Love Angels (1974)

70 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.1
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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 »

Director: Rino Di Silvestro | Stars: Maria Fiore, Elio Zamuto, Krista Nell, Orchidea de Santis

Votes: 63

87. L'assassino ha riservato nove poltrone (1974)

99 min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror

5.9
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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 »

Director: Giuseppe Bennati | Stars: Rosanna Schiaffino, Chris Avram, Eva Czemerys, Lucretia Love

Votes: 406

88. Madhouse (1974)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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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.

Director: Jim Clark | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri

Votes: 2,700

89. Devil Times Five (1974)

R | 88 min | Horror

5.1
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Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken in unwittingly by a group of adult villagers on winter vacation.

Directors: Sean MacGregor, David Sheldon | Stars: Sorrell Booke, Gene Evans, Taylor Lacher, Joan McCall

Votes: 1,001

90. Il profumo della signora in nero (1974)

Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.

Director: Francesco Barilli | Stars: Mimsy Farmer, Maurizio Bonuglia, Mario Scaccia, Jho Jhenkins

Votes: 1,563

91. Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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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.

Director: Theodore Gershuny | Stars: Patrick O'Neal, James Patterson, Mary Woronov, Astrid Heeren

Votes: 2,261

92. The Single Girls (1974)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.0
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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.

Directors: Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian | Stars: Claudia Jennings, Jean Marie Ingels, Cheri Howell, Joan Prather

Votes: 116

93. Spasmo (1974)

R | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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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 »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Suzy Kendall, Ivan Rassimov, Adolfo Lastretti

Votes: 1,091

94. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

7.5
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75 Metascore

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.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 110,718 | Gross: $30.86M

95. A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975)

Not Rated | 85 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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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.

Director: León Klimovsky | Stars: Paul Naschy, Erika Blanc, Ángel Aranda, María Kosty

Votes: 251

96. Autopsy (1975)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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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.

Director: Armando Crispino | Stars: Mimsy Farmer, Barry Primus, Ray Lovelock, Carlo Cataneo

Votes: 909

97. Criminally Insane (1975)

R | 61 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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An obese woman recently released from an insane asylum kills anyone who attempts to get her to stop eating.

Director: Nick Millard | Stars: Priscilla Alden, Michael Flood, Jane Lambert, Robert Copple

Votes: 657

98. Deep Red (1975)

R | 126 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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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.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril

Votes: 24,100

99. Don't Hang Up (1974)

PG | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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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.

Director: S.F. Brownrigg | Stars: Susan Bracken, Larry O'Dwyer, Gene Ross, James N. Harrell

Votes: 367

100. Eyeball (1975)

R | 91 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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A maniac killer in a red cape and hood is killing off American tourists on a tour bus by gouging out their eyeballs.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Martine Brochard, John Richardson, Ines Pellegrini, Andrés Mejuto

Votes: 842