Worst of the '70s checklist

by egmeinder | created - 23 Jan 2013 | updated - 23 Jan 2013 | Public

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1. The Amorous Milkman (1975)

86 min | Comedy

1.9
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Randy Milkman Davey bites off more than he can chew when he starts to deliver more than pints of milk to some of the bored housewives on his route. In a short space of time he finds himself... See full summary »

Director: Derren Nesbitt | Stars: Julie Ege, Diana Dors, Brendan Price, Donna Reading

Votes: 277

2. Ape (1976)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

2.3
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A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.

Director: Paul Leder | Stars: Rod Arrants, Joanna Kerns, Alex Nicol, Nak-hun Lee

Votes: 1,332

3. The Bat People (1974)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Romance

2.3
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After being bitten by a bat in a cave, a doctor undergoes an accelerating transformation into a man-bat, which ruins his vacation and causes considerable distress for his wife.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Stewart Moss, Marianne McAndrew, Michael Pataki, Paul Carr

Votes: 1,994

4. 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: 609

5. Psycho à Go-Go (1967)

GP | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.1
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A mad scientist implants an electronic device into the brain of an injured soldier, which turns him into a psychotic killer.

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: John Carradine, Kent Taylor, Tommy Kirk, Regina Carrol

Votes: 455

6. Blood Orgy of the She-Devils (1973)

PG | 73 min | Horror, Thriller

2.7
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Lorraine and Mark enter the world of witchcraft where Mara foretells the future and helps them remember their past lives. When a series of mysterious murders begin to occur, they turn to Dr. Helsford for advice.

Director: Ted V. Mikels | Stars: Lila Zaborin, Victor Izay, Tom Pace, Leslie McRay

Votes: 512

7. Brain of Blood (1971)

GP | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.3
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Amir, the benevolent ruler of Kalid, is dying, but there is hope. Freshly deceased, he is flown to the United States where Dr. Trenton transplants his brain into the body of a simpleton in ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Grant Williams, Kent Taylor, John Bloom, Regina Carrol

Votes: 562

8. Golden Apples of the Sun (1973)

86 min | Drama, Thriller

2.1
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Pretentious campers get locked in a makeshift chicken coup.

Directors: Barrie McLean, Kristen Weingartner | Stars: Elizabeth Suzuki, Percy Harkness, Leon Morenzie, Derek Lamb

Votes: 134

9. The Capture of Bigfoot (1979)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

2.6
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A series of killings occur, with no suspects, the locals soon decide that Bigfoot is responsible.

Director: Bill Rebane | Stars: Janus Raudkivi, Randolph Rebane, Stafford Morgan, Katie Hopkins Zerby

Votes: 446

10. The Clonus Horror (1979)

R | 90 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

3.4
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Politicians scheme to clone themselves, assuring immortal life.

Director: Robert S. Fiveson | Stars: Peter Graves, Rick DiAngelo, Eugene Robert Glazer, Eileen Dietz

Votes: 2,018

11. The Crater Lake Monster (1977)

PG | 85 min | Horror

3.1
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A meteor that crashed into Oregon's Crater Lake unearths a dinosaur egg. The heat from the meteor causes the egg to hatch, and the emerging dinosaur takes to snacking on the locals.

Director: William R. Stromberg | Stars: Richard Cardella, Glen Roberts, Mark Siegel, Bob Hyman

Votes: 988

12. Curse of Bigfoot (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror

2.0
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Original film was called "Teenagers Battle the Thing" made in 1958. Approximately 59 minutes.

Director: Dave Flocker | Stars: Bob Clymire, Jan Swihart, Bill Simonsen, Dennis Kottmeier

Votes: 407

13. Death Dimension (1978)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.1
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The Pig has a plan to eradicate some people with a freeze bomb that instantly freezes people to death. It is up to Detective Ash to stop him and protect the woman with the secret to the ice... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Jim Kelly, Harold Sakata, George Lazenby, Terry Moore

Votes: 381

14. The Dirt Gang (1972)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

1.7
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A film crew shooting in the desert is terrorized by a vicious outlaw motorcycle gang (on dirt bikes, no less) who are after the women in the company.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Paul Carr, Michael Pataki, Lee de Broux, Jon Shank

Votes: 231

15. Don't Play Us Cheap (1973)

99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

4.3
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Film version of Melvin Van Peebles' Broadway musical. A pair of devil-bats take human form and crash a Harlem house party in an attempt to break it up. But somehow, their attempts to ruin the party fail.

Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Thomas Anderson, Jay Van Leer, Robert Dunn, Mabel King

Votes: 178

16. Drive In Massacre (1976)

R | 74 min | Horror, Mystery

3.1
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Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.

Director: Stu Segall | Stars: John F. Goff, Steve Vincent, Douglas Gudbye, Verkina Flower

Votes: 1,181

17. Dynamite Brothers (1974)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

2.1
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Young black man teams up with a Chinese kung-fu expert to fight a drug ring.

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Timothy Brown, Alan Tang, Aldo Ray, James Hong

Votes: 306

18. Five Bloody Graves (1969)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

1.9
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A former Civil War soldier returns to take revenge from a Yaqui chief who killed his wife in the marriage night. Death plays with both men, plus gun-runners and gold-runners, as her emissaries on Earth, to do a large harvest of souls.

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Robert Dix, Scott Brady, Jim Davis, John Carradine

Votes: 365

19. Flesh Feast (1970)

R | 72 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

2.2
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A ring of Nazis in Florida is in possession of the body of Adolf Hitler, and plan revive him so they can take over the world.

Director: Brad F. Grinter | Stars: Veronica Lake, Phil Philbin, Doug Foster, Harry Kerwin

Votes: 496

20. Girls on the Road (1972)

PG | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

2.3
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Two girls on their way to a hippie encounter session pick up a crazed Vietnam veteran, who might just be the serial killer who is murdering hippies in the area.

Director: Thomas J. Schmidt | Stars: Dianne Hull, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Cody, Ralph Waite

Votes: 223

21. Glen and Randa (1971)

X | 93 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.8
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Teenagers Glen and Randa are members of a tribe that lives in a rural area, several decades after nuclear war has devastated the planet. They know nothing of the outside world, except that ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Steve Curry, Shelley Plimpton, Woody Chambliss, Garry Goodrow

Votes: 457

22. Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)

GP | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

2.7
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In the near future with a intergalactic vampire plague threatening earth, an expedition is sent to a distant galaxy in hopes of discovering the plague's source. Landing on a mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: John Carradine, Robert Dix, Vicki Volante, Joey Benson

Votes: 686

23. Hustler Squad (1976)

R | 98 min | Action, War

2.5
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World War II: Allied Command learns that in 60 days three Japanese generals and an admiral party at a bordello on a tiny Philippine island. It's fortified and hard to attack, so a creative,... See full summary »

Director: Cesar Gallardo | Stars: John Ericson, Karen Ericson, Crystin Sinclaire, Nory Wright

Votes: 378

24. Mean Mother (1974)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama

1.8
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Two Vietnam deserters go their separate ways, become criminals and are eventually reunited.

Directors: Al Adamson, León Klimovsky | Stars: Dobie Gray, Dennis Safren, Luciana Paluzzi, Lang Jeffries

Votes: 250

25. Night of Horror (1981)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror

1.4
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Steve's buddy Chris can't understand why he's reluctant to play in their band. So, one night at Steve's house, he tells Chris a story about traveling to Baltimore to meet up with his ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Malanowski | Stars: Steve Sandkuhler, Gae Schmitt, Rebecca Bach, Jeff Canfield

Votes: 288

26. Nightmare Circus (1974)

R | 86 min | Horror

3.4
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Three showgirls on their way to Las Vegas have car trouble and are stuck all night out in the desert. The next morning cheerful Andre offers them help in fixing their car. However, Andre is... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Andrew Prine, Manuela Thiess, Sherry Alberoni, Gyl Roland

Votes: 409

27. Return to Boggy Creek (1977)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

2.3
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Two men travel deep into the woods to search for a Bigfoot-like creature called "Big Bay-Ty" which has recently been sighted near Boggy Creek. Three children secretly follow. Little do they know a hurricane is about to commence.

Directors: Tom Moore, Tom Moore | Stars: Dawn Wells, Dana Plato, David Sobiesk, Marcus Claudel

Votes: 482

28. Riding with Death (1976 TV Movie)

97 min | Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi

1.9
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Dimwitted, meaty guy foils criminals by turning invisible.

Directors: Alan J. Levi, Don McDougall | Stars: Ben Murphy, Katherine Crawford, Richard Dysart, William Sylvester

Votes: 1,028

29. Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)

G | 96 min | Family, Fantasy

1.3
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When Santa's sleigh gets stuck in Florida, he tells a group of kids the story of Thumbelina.

Director: R. Winer | Stars: Jay Ripley, Shay Garner, Pat Morrell, Bob O'Connell

Votes: 966

30. Supersonic Man (1979)

88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

3.1
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The superhero Kronos, from a distant galaxy, tangles with the mad scientist Dr. Gulik over the fate of mankind.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Antonio Cantafora, Cameron Mitchell, José Luis Ayestarán, Diana Polakov

Votes: 620

31. Invasion from Inner Earth (1974)

94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

2.0
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A group of young pilots in a remote region of the Canadian wilderness begin to hear strange reports over their radios about planes crashing, cars stalling and a deadly plague which has ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Rebane | Stars: Paul Bentzen, Debbi Pick, Nick Holt, Karl Wallace

Votes: 419

32. The Touch of Satan (1971)

PG | 90 min | Horror

2.1
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A young man meets a farm girl who is actually a witch.

Director: Don Henderson | Stars: Michael Berry, Emby Mellay, Lee Amber, Yvonne Winslow

Votes: 2,500

33. Trip with the Teacher (1975)

R | 91 min | Thriller

4.1
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A teacher and her class of female students take a class trip to the desert. Their bus breaks down, and they find themselves terrorized by a gang of psycho bikers.

Director: Earl Barton | Stars: Zalman King, Brenda Fogarty, Cathy Worthington, Dina Ousley

Votes: 1,021

34. Up from the Depths (1979)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

2.7
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A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community.

Director: Charles B. Griffith | Stars: Sam Bottoms, Susanne Reed, Virgil Frye, Kedric Wolfe

Votes: 479

35. Vampire Hookers (1978)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

3.4
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Carradine is an aged vampire who has a bevy of vampiric beauties who lure many of their customers back to his lair. A pair of virile young Navy sailors get mixed up in their shenanigans.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: John Carradine, Bruce Fairbairn, Trey Wilson, Karen Stride

Votes: 392

36. Weekend with the Babysitter (1970)

R | 93 min | Drama

3.2
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A middle-aged husband falls for his childrens' teenaged babysitter.

Director: Don Henderson | Stars: George E. Carey, Susan Romen, James Almanzar, Luanne Roberts

Votes: 504

37. Welcome Home Brother Charles (1975)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Horror

3.0
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A proud black man does time in jail where he is subjected to heinous experiments. Once released, he goes about extracting vengeance on those who put him in prison. This includes both ... See full summary »

Director: Jamaa Fanaka | Stars: Marlo Monte, Reatha Grey, Stan Kamber, Tiffany Peters

Votes: 405

38. Zaat (1971)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.5
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A mad scientist transforms himself into an aquatic killer.

Directors: Don Barton, Arnold Stevens | Stars: Marshall Grauer, Wade Popwell, Paul Galloway, Gerald Cruse

Votes: 4,304