Horror Movies of the 1970s

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1. And Soon the Darkness (1970)

GP | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust?

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice, Sandor Elès, John Nettleton

Votes: 2,097

2. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)

R | 97 min | Horror

6.4
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Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden, Barry Andrews, Michele Dotrice

Votes: 3,482

3. Dracula (1974 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 98 min | Horror

6.4
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Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Jack Palance, Simon Ward, Nigel Davenport, Pamela Brown

Votes: 1,277

4. Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A couple invites an émigré to conduct a seance for the girl's recently deceased mother, unaware he is a vampire.

Director: Bob Kelljan | Stars: Robert Quarry, Roger Perry, Michael Murphy, Michael Macready

Votes: 1,820

5. Cry of the Banshee (1970)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.6
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In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heath, Carl Rigg

Votes: 1,454

6. The Dunwich Horror (1970)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.4
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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...

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley, Lloyd Bochner

Votes: 3,073

7. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

R | 95 min | Horror

5.9
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Baron Frankenstein creates two "zombies" - one male, one female - planning to mate them in order to create a master race.

Directors: Paul Morrissey, Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Monique van Vooren

Votes: 4,654

8. The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Scientist Victor Frankenstein builds a man from spare body parts; the monster comes alive and wreaks havoc.

Director: Jimmy Sangster | Stars: Ralph Bates, Kate O'Mara, Veronica Carlson, Dennis Price

Votes: 1,656

9. House of Dark Shadows (1970)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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Vampire Barnabas Collins is accidentally released from his centuries-long confinement at his family's estate in Maine. He targets his clueless descendants who live there now and pursues Maggie, the incarnation of his lost love.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Roger Davis

Votes: 2,117

10. Lust for a Vampire (1971)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.8
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In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: Jimmy Sangster | Stars: Barbara Jefford, Ralph Bates, Suzanna Leigh, Yutte Stensgaard

Votes: 1,766

11. 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: 2,772

Next! aka The Strange Vice of Mrs.Wardh

12. Scars of Dracula (1970)

R | 96 min | Horror

6.2
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A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at count Dracula's castle. Needless to say, he is murdered. After some time has passed, the young man's brother Simon comes to ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Christopher Lee, Dennis Waterman, Jenny Hanley, Christopher Matthews

Votes: 3,967

13. Scream and Scream Again (1970)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.7
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A serial killer who drains his victims' blood is on the loose in London; the police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Judy Huxtable

Votes: 2,565

14. Shock Waves (1977)

PG | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Brooke Adams, Fred Buch

Votes: 4,056

15. The Vampire Lovers (1970)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.6
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Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich in a remote area of late eighteenth-century Gemany.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Pippa Steel, Madeline Smith, Peter Cushing

Votes: 4,307

16. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 11,243

17. The Andromeda Strain (1971)

G | 131 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne, Kate Reid

Votes: 28,325

18. The Beast in the Cellar (1971)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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Soldiers in a rural English town are being brutally murdered by an unknown creature. Two sisters living nearby realize they might understand what's happening.

Director: James Kelley | Stars: Beryl Reid, Flora Robson, John Hamill, Tessa Wyatt

Votes: 643

19. Bigfoot (1970)

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

2.3
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Bigfoot kidnaps some women and some bikers decide to go on a rescue mission to save them.

Director: Robert F. Slatzer | Stars: John Carradine, Joi Lansing, Judith Jordan, John Mitchum

Votes: 610

20. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

GP | 92 min | Horror

5.1
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A family is trapped in a desert town by a cult of senior-citizens who recruit the town's children to worship Satan.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, Charles Bateman, Ahna Capri

Votes: 1,044

21. Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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A master swordsman and former soldier and his hunchbacked assistant hunt vampires.

Director: Brian Clemens | Stars: Horst Janson, John Carson, Shane Briant, Caroline Munro

Votes: 3,354

22. Carnival of Blood (1970)

R | 87 min | Horror

3.8
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A psychopathic killer uses the carousel ride at a carnival to pick his victims, whom he then murders and dismembers.

Director: Leonard Kirtman | Stars: Earle Edgerton, Judith Resnick, Martin Barolsky, Kaly Mills

Votes: 333

23. Cauldron of Blood (1970)

GP | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.1
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A blind sculptor works on his magnum opus unaware that the skeletons he has been using for armatures are the remains of the victims of his evil wife and that he is the next target.

Director: Santos Alcocer | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Boris Karloff, Viveca Lindfors, Rosenda Monteros

Votes: 270

Cauldron of Blood

24. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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78 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 628,071

25. Crucible of Terror (1971)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror

4.0
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An obsessed sculptor kills a young woman to make a perfect bronze sculpture of her. Years later at his secluded home a number of people become trapped in a web of revenge, murder and horror.

Director: Ted Hooker | Stars: Mike Raven, James Bolam, Mary Maude, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 396

26. Crucible of Horror (1971)

GP | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.9
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A mother and daughter hatch a scheme to murder their family's domineering and sadistic patriarch.

Director: Viktors Ritelis | Stars: Michael Gough, Yvonne Mitchell, Sharon Gurney, Simon Gough

Votes: 535

27. Daughters of Darkness (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.7
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A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide.

Director: Harry Kümel | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet, Andrea Rau

Votes: 3,396

28. The Devils (1971)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian

Votes: 10,177

29. Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)

PG | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A Victorian scientist tests a serum that transforms him into a sensuous murderess.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick, Gerald Sim, Lewis Fiander

Votes: 1,844

30. Duel (1971 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Action, Thriller

7.7
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A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzell

Votes: 52,310

31. Equinox (1970)

GP | 80 min | Horror, Adventure, Mystery

5.3
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Four friends are attacked by a demon while on a picnic, due to possession of a tome of mystic information. Told in flashbacks by the sole survivor.

Directors: Jack Woods, Dennis Muren, Mark Thomas McGee | Stars: Edward Connell, Barbara Hewitt, Frank Bonner, Robin Christopher

Votes: 2,438

32. Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)

GP | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A bridal design shop owner kills various young brides-to-be in an attempt to unlock a repressed childhood trauma that's causing him to commit murder.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Stephen Forsyth, Dagmar Lassander, Laura Betti, Jesús Puente

Votes: 2,597

33. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

GP | 102 min | Horror

6.6
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An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the UK.

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: John Bryans, John Bennett, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

Votes: 3,651

34. I, Monster (1971)

PG | 75 min | Horror

5.9
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Christopher Lee stars in the Amicus production of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe experiments with intravenous ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Weeks | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Mike Raven, Richard Hurndall

Votes: 978

35. Season of the Witch (1972)

R | 130 min | Drama

5.5
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40 Metascore

A bored, unhappy suburban housewife gets mixed up in witchcraft and murder.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Jan White, Raymond Laine, Ann Muffly, Joedda McClain

Votes: 1,649

Season of The Witch aka Jack's Wife

36. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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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.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Kevin O'Connor, Gretchen Corbett

Votes: 5,759

37. The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)

GP | 94 min | Thriller

6.4
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Harold Pelham encounters a duplicate of himself in the aftermath of a car crash. After that moment, his life is upset.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Roger Moore, Hildegard Neil, Alastair Mackenzie, Hugh Mackenzie

Votes: 1,556

38. The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

R | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Alan Alda's character is a music journalist whose career as a piano player came to an end when his debut concert received undeservedly scathing reviews.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 1,772

39. Night of Dark Shadows (1971)

GP | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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A painter and his wife move into a home and find themselves plagued by ghosts and spirits of his ancestors that used to be witches.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: David Selby, Grayson Hall, Kate Jackson, Lara Parker

Votes: 1,035

40. The Night Visitor (1971)

GP | 106 min | Crime, Thriller, Horror

6.8
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A man named Salem escapes from an insane asylum where he was confined for an axe-murder. Falsely convicted under a plea of "guilty due to insanity", he does not plan to let his sister and ... See full summary »

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard, Liv Ullmann, Per Oscarsson

Votes: 680

41. The Omega Man (1971)

GP | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

Votes: 24,998 | Gross: $8.72M

42. Play Misty for Me (1971)

R | 102 min | Thriller

7.0
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78 Metascore

A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch

Votes: 21,176 | Gross: $10.60M

43. 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: 4,428

44. The Asphyx (1972)

PG | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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English country squire Sir Hugo Cunningham searches for immortality by literally 'bottling up' the Spirit of the Dead, or Asphyx.

Director: Peter Newbrook | Stars: Robert Powell, Robert Stephens, Jane Lapotaire, Alex Scott

Votes: 1,733

45. The Baby (1973)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Anjanette Comer, Ruth Roman, Marianna Hill, Susanne Zenor

Votes: 2,097

46. Baron Blood (1972)

PG | 90 min | Horror

6.0
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A young man, visiting the castle of a murderous ancestor in Austria, accidentally brings his dead relative back to life - searching for new victims.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer, Massimo Girotti, Luciano Pigozzi

Votes: 2,612

47. 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: 1,854

48. Beware! The Blob (1972)

GP | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.1
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A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

Director: Larry Hagman | Stars: Robert Walker Jr., Gwynne Gilford, Richard Stahl, Richard Webb

Votes: 1,385

49. Blacula (1972)

PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

5.6
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An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

Director: William Crain | Stars: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala

Votes: 4,588

50. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1972)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

5.5
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Six friends in a theatrical troupe dig up a corpse on an abandoned island to use in a mock Satanic ritual. It backfires with deadly consequences.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeff Gillen, Anya Ormsby

Votes: 3,426

51. Countess Dracula (1971)

PG | 93 min | Horror

6.0
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In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover Captain Dobi. Finding that washing in the blood of young girls makes her young again she gets Dobi to start ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Elès, Maurice Denham

Votes: 2,848

52. Deliverance (1972)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

Votes: 84,757

53. Demons of the Mind (1972)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A physician discovers that two children are being kept virtually imprisoned in their house by their father. He investigates, and discovers a web of sex, incest and satanic possession.

Director: Peter Sykes | Stars: Robert Hardy, Shane Briant, Gillian Hills, Yvonne Mitchell

Votes: 1,032

54. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

6.5
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The vengeful doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Robert Quarry, Valli Kemp, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 4,553

55. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

PG | 96 min | Horror

5.9
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Johnny Alucard raises Count Dracula from the dead in London in 1972. The Count goes after the descendants of Van Helsing.

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham, Christopher Neame

Votes: 4,246

56. 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: 34,288

57. 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: 4,889

58. And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.9
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England, 1795: the young Catherine has just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes the victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she is raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham

Votes: 1,659

59. Ganja & Hess (1973)

R | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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After being stabbed with an ancient, germ-infested knife, a doctor's assistant finds himself with an insatiable desire for blood.

Director: Bill Gunn | Stars: Duane Jones, Marlene Clark, Bill Gunn, Sam L. Waymon

Votes: 877

Blood Couple

60. The Crazies (1973)

R | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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63 Metascore

The military attempts to contain a manmade combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, as it overtakes a small Pennsylvania town.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones, Lloyd Hollar

Votes: 8,985 | Gross: $0.15M

61. The Creeping Flesh (1973)

PG | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Lorna Heilbron, George Benson

Votes: 2,497

62. 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: 2,419

Don't Look In The Basement

63. Don't Look Now (1973)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

Votes: 38,579

64. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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82 Metascore

When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 309,273 | Gross: $232.91M

65. Fear in the Night (1972)

PG | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A young woman recovering from a nervous breakdown moves with her husband to a boys' school, and finds herself being terrorized by a mysterious one-armed man, but nobody believes her.

Director: Jimmy Sangster | Stars: Judy Geeson, Joan Collins, Ralph Bates, Peter Cushing

Votes: 1,134

66. From Beyond the Grave (1974)

PG | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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An anthology of four short horror stories revolving around a British antique shop and its mysterious owner.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Peter Cushing, Ian Bannen, Ian Carmichael, Diana Dors

Votes: 2,819

67. It's Alive (1974)

PG | 91 min | Horror

5.8
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The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it's scared. And it's easily scared.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: John P. Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Andrew Duggan, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 5,584

68. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

G | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.9
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A documentary-style drama about the "Fouke Monster", a Bigfoot-type creature that has been sighted in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Willie E. Smith, John P. Hixon, Vern Stierman, Chuck Pierce Jr.

Votes: 2,219

69. Abby (1974)

R | 89 min | Horror

5.7
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A possession film about a marriage counselor who becomes possessed by a Demon of Sexuality, when her father in law, an Exorcist, freed it while in Africa. He returns home, along with his ... See full summary »

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Carol Speed, William Marshall, Terry Carter, Austin Stoker

Votes: 624

70. Blood for Dracula (1974)

R | 106 min | Horror

6.2
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An ailing vampire count travels to Italy with his servant to find a bride.

Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Vittorio De Sica, Maxime McKendry

Votes: 4,459

71. The Beast Must Die (1974)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

5.8
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Eight people have been invited to an island estate for the weekend. One of them is a werewolf. Can you guess which one?

Director: Paul Annett | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray

Votes: 2,221

72. 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: 24,796 | Gross: $4.05M

73. See No Evil (1971)

GP | 89 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A young blind woman is pursued by a maniac while staying with family in their country manor.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison, Robin Bailey, Diane Grayson

Votes: 2,080

74. Straw Dogs (1971)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 49,091

75. Vampire Circus (1972)

PG | 84 min | Horror

6.5
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As the plague sweeps the countryside, a quarantined village is visited by a mysterious traveling circus. Soon, young children begin to disappear, and the locals suspect the circus troupe might be hiding a horrifying secret.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters, Anthony Higgins, John Moulder-Brown

Votes: 2,838

76. Werewolves on Wheels (1971)

R | 85 min | Horror

3.9
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A biker gang visits a monastery where they encounter black-robed monks engaged in worshipping Satan. When the monks try to persuade one of the female bikers, Helen, to become a satanic ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Levesque | Stars: Steve Oliver, Donna Anders, Gene Shane, Billy Gray

Votes: 866

77. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 1,034

78. The Wicker Man (1973)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.

Director: Robin Hardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland

Votes: 53,719 | Gross: $0.06M

79. I Dismember Mama (1972)

R | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

3.9
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Albert tried to kill his rich snobby mother once. Then he was institutionalized. Now he's escaped. Albert is after his mother again. And he will torture and kill anything that lays in the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Leder | Stars: Zooey Hall, Geri Reischl, Joanne Moore Jordan, Greg Mullavey

Votes: 299

80. 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: 27,604 | Gross: $3.10M

81. Mark of the Devil (1970)

R | 90 min | Drama, History, Horror

6.2
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In 1700s Austria, a witch-hunter's apprentice has doubts about the righteousness of witch-hunting when he witnesses the brutality, the injustice, the falsehood, the torture and the arbitrary killing that go with the job.

Directors: Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven | Stars: Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Olivera Katarina, Reggie Nalder

Votes: 2,402

82. Night of the Lepus (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.0
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Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the south-west.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 3,450

83. Nothing But the Night (1973)

PG | 90 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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Already three trustees of the Van Traylen fund have died during the last months, looking like suicides. However after a mysterious accident of a bus with the last three trustees and 30 ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Diana Dors, Georgia Brown

Votes: 927

84. The Other (1972)

PG | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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Down in the farm country of the US twins are born. One of them turns out to be good, while the other becomes rather evil.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Uta Hagen, Diana Muldaur, Chris Udvarnoky, Martin Udvarnoky

Votes: 4,617

85. The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A woman begins to suspect that her brother is possessed by a voodoo spirit.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Perry King, David Elliott, Lisa Kohane

Votes: 754

86. The Return of Count Yorga (1971)

GP | 97 min | Horror

5.7
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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.

Director: Bob Kelljan | Stars: Robert Quarry, Mariette Hartley, Roger Perry, Yvonne Wilder

Votes: 809

87. 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

88. Superbeast (1972)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.8
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A doctor finds a jungle laboratory, complete with mad scientist and genetic engineering experiments.

Director: George Schenck | Stars: Antoinette Bower, Craig Littler, Harry Lauter, Vic Diaz

Votes: 187

89. Terror at Red Wolf Inn (1972)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

5.2
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College student Regina comes back to her room from class one day to discover she's won a getaway vacation at the quiet Red Wolf Inn. Before she can even call her parents to let them know ... See full summary »

Director: Bud Townsend | Stars: Linda Gillen, John Neilson, Arthur Space, Mary Jackson

Votes: 397

Terror at The Red Wolf Inn

90. 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: 521

91. Twins of Evil (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.6
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A religious sect led by Gustav Weil hunts all women suspected of witchcraft, killing a number of innocent victims. Young Katy, Gustav's niece, will involve herself in a devilish cult, and become an instrument of Justice in the region.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, Mary Collinson, Madeleine Collinson

Votes: 3,555

92. Westworld (1973)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Votes: 41,446

93. The Legend of Hell House (1973)

PG | 95 min | Horror

6.8
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Physicist Lionel Barrett and his wife lead a team of mediums into the Belasco House, which is supposedly haunted by the victims of its late owner, a six-foot-five serial killer.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Gayle Hunnicutt, Pamela Franklin, Clive Revill

Votes: 10,229

94. 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: 5,678

95. The Pyx (1973)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller, Crime

5.5
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A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Karen Black, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pilon, Jean-Louis Roux

Votes: 619

96. Scream Blacula Scream (1973)

PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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The vampire Mamuwalde (Blacula) is stirred by African voodoo, and is forced to kill again.

Director: Bob Kelljan | Stars: William Marshall, Don Mitchell, Pam Grier, Michael Conrad

Votes: 1,755

97. 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: 2,248

98. 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: 11,960

99. Sssssss (1973)

PG | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A college student becomes lab assistant to a scientist who is working on a serum that can transform humans into snakes.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Strother Martin, Dirk Benedict, Heather Menzies-Urich, Richard B. Shull

Votes: 2,709

100. Tales That Witness Madness (1973)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.7
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A psychiatrist tells stories of four special cases to a colleague.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Pleasence, Kim Novak, Georgia Brown

Votes: 993