HORROR MOVIES FROM THE 1970s (1970-1979)

by bigrudedude87 | created - 01 Aug 2013 | updated - 03 Sep 2013 | Public

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1. 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: 3,074

2. 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: 3,970

3. Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

R | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Three distinguished English gentlemen accidentally resurrect Count Dracula, killing a disciple of his in process. The Count seeks to avenge his dead servant, by making the trio die in the hands of their own children.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Gwen Watford, Linda Hayden

Votes: 4,201

4. 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: 13,747

5. 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: 2,687

6. 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

7. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)

R | 79 min | Horror

2.3
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A murderous barber and his equally psychopathic friend, a baker, hatch a plan whereby the barber murders people and the baker makes them into pies to be sold in his shop.

Director: Andy Milligan | Stars: John Miranda, Annabella Wood, Berwick Kaler, Jane Hilary

Votes: 352

8. The Blood Rose (1970)

R | 92 min | Horror

5.9
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An artist becomes obsessed with restoring the beautiful face of his badly burned fiancée, resorting to blackmailing a plastic surgeon into a shady operation.

Director: Claude Mulot | Stars: Philippe Lemaire, Anny Duperey, Elizabeth Teissier, Olivia Robin

Votes: 214

9. Girly (1970)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.7
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A wealthy, fatherless British clan kidnaps bums and hippies and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game in which they are the perfect family; those who refuse or attempt escape are ritualistically murdered.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Michael Bryant, Ursula Howells, Pat Heywood, Howard Trevor

Votes: 869

aka Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny, and Girly

10. Count Dracula (1970)

PG | 98 min | Horror

5.8
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Jess Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Klaus Kinski, Maria Rohm

Votes: 2,096

11. 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

12. 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: 611

13. 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

14. The Bloody Judge (1970)

PG | 84 min | Biography, Horror

5.2
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Christopher Lee plays the Lord Chief Justice of 17th century England who condemns women as witches to further his political and sexual needs.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Christopher Lee, Maria Schell, Leo Genn, Hans Hass Jr.

Votes: 802

15. 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

16. Assignment Terror (1970)

87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.8
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Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer earth by praying on man's superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists (Michael Rennie and Karin Dor) back to life, they use their knowledge to ... See full summary »

Directors: Tulio Demicheli, Hugo Fregonese, Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi, Eberhard Meichsner | Stars: Michael Rennie, Karin Dor, Craig Hill, Patty Shepard

Votes: 481

17. 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: 2,098

18. El bosque del lobo (1970)

87 min | Drama

6.7
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Benito Freire is a peddler who lives miserably in an environment dominated by ignorance and superstition. He is dedicated to peddling by the Galician towns and suffers severe attacks of ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Olea | Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Amparo Soler Leal, Antonio Casas, John Steiner

Votes: 207

19. Beiß mich, Liebling (1970)

102 min | Comedy, Horror

4.8
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A descendant of Count Dracula returns to his ancestral village to take revenge on the people who destroyed his ancestor.

Director: Helmut Förnbacher | Stars: Eva Renzi, Patrick Jordan, Amadeus August, Herbert Fux

Votes: 21

20. 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

21. 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

22. Eugenie... the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion (1970)

X | 87 min | Drama, Horror

5.6
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An innocent girl goes to spend the weekend on an island with a woman and her brother, but soon she finds herself entangled in a web of dream-like sexual experiments.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Maria Rohm, Marie Liljedahl, Jack Taylor, Christopher Lee

Votes: 1,193

23. Dorian Gray (1970)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Massimo Dallamano | Stars: Helmut Berger, Richard Todd, Herbert Lom, Marie Liljedahl

Votes: 619

aka The Evils of Dorian Gray

24. 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: 2,119

25. 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: 1,658

26. Goodbye Gemini (1970)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.7
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Unnaturally close, jet-setting twins become enmeshed in the Swinging London scene, where their relationship is strained after they befriend a predatory hustler and his girlfriend.

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Judy Geeson, Martin Potter, Michael Redgrave, Alexis Kanner

Votes: 248

27. Incense for the Damned (1970)

R | 82 min | Horror

3.7
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A group of friends search for a young English Oxford student who has disappeared whilst researching in Greece. They are shocked to find that, wherever he has been, certain unsolved murders ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Peter Cushing, Alexander Davion, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 459

aka Incense for the Damned

28. Lokis. Rekopis profesora Wittembacha (1970)

100 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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A pastor studying folklore in remote parts of 19th century Lithuania is invited to stay with a young nobleman. His mother is sequestered and mad. It seems she has been attacked by a bear as... See full summary »

Director: Janusz Majewski | Stars: Józef Duriasz, Edmund Fetting, Gustaw Lutkiewicz, Malgorzata Braunek

Votes: 185

29. Fear of the Ghost House: Bloodsucking Doll (1970)

85 min | Horror

6.6
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Keiko and her friend are trying to find her missing brother after he disappeared visiting his girlfriend Yuko.

Director: Michio Yamamoto | Stars: Kayo Matsuo, Akira Nakao, Atsuo Nakamura, Yukiko Kobayashi

Votes: 213

30. Jonathan (1970)

110 min | Horror, Drama

6.2
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In a apocalyptic 19th century landscape where wealthy vampires have taken over the world, a group of humans prepare an uprising, and select an adventurous young man to track down the leader of the undead and destroy him.

Director: Hans W. Geissendörfer | Stars: Jürgen Jung, Hans-Dieter Jendreyko, Paul Albert Krumm, Hertha von Walther

Votes: 157

31. Venus Flytrap (1970)

Unrated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.8
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A mad scientist uses thunder and lightning to turn carnivorous plants into man-eating creatures.

Director: Norman Earl Thomson | Stars: James Craig, Tota Kondo, Lawrence O'Neill, Al Ricketts

Votes: 399

aka The Revenge of Dr. X

32. Trog (1970)

GP | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.6
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A sympathetic anthropologist uses drugs and surgery to try to communicate with a primitive troglodyte who is found living in a local cave.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay, Kim Braden

Votes: 1,801

33. 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: 4,310

34. El vampiro de la autopista (1971)

90 min | Horror

4.1
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Some kind of sadist, but not human, is murdering people. A doctor is convinced that the killings are the evil workings of a reclusive odd baron who died many years ago.

Director: José Luis Madrid | Stars: Wal Davis, Barta Barri, Anastasio Campoy, Susan Carvasal

Votes: 134

35. Sex and the Single Vampire (1970)

X | 55 min | Comedy, Horror

4.8
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Count Spatula's house is invaded by a group of swingers wanting to have sex in a haunted house.

Director: Modunk Phreezer | Stars: John Holmes, John Dullaghan, L.G. Allard, Jesse Moreno

Votes: 97

36. Awakening of the Beast (1970)

93 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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Psychiatrist experiments LSD on 4 volunteers, to investigate Coffin Joe's influence over them. Each patient presents a different reaction, involving sex, perversion and sadism.

Director: José Mojica Marins | Stars: José Mojica Marins, Ângelo Assunção, Ronaldo Beibe, Andreia Bryan

Votes: 905

37. 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: 2,599

38. 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

39. Concerto per pistola solista (1970)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.1
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A family goes to a British estate to hear the reading of a will and while there they are murdered one by one.

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Anna Moffo, Ida Galli, Gastone Moschin, Peter Baldwin

Votes: 188

40. Crescendo (1970)

PG | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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Stefanie Powers stars as an American girl who goes to the south of France to do her thesis research on a recently deceased composer.

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Stefanie Powers, James Olson, Margaretta Scott, Jane Lapotaire

Votes: 459

41. I Drink Your Blood (1970)

R | 83 min | Horror

6.0
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A group of hippies wreak havoc on a small town and a young boy, whose grandfather and sister were attacked by them, decides to get even, with deadly results.

Director: David E. Durston | Stars: Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Jadin Wong, Rhonda Fultz, George Patterson

Votes: 2,569

42. 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

43. La morte risale a ieri sera (1970)

93 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A chief police inspector investigates the disappearance of a 25-year-old, intellectually disabled woman, the daughter of a lonely widower. After she turns up dead, the cops race to find the... See full summary »

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Frank Wolff, Raf Vallone, Gabriele Tinti, Gillian Bray

Votes: 282

aka Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

44. 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: 874

45. 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: 2,013

aka 5 Dolls for an August Moon

46. Night of the Bloody Transplant (1970)

R | Horror

3.4
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Amateur film about a doctor who performs an illegal heart transplant only to have his drunken brother botch it. Film features actual open-heart surgery footage, as well as scenes of body ... See full summary »

Director: David W. Hanson | Stars: Ann Antell, Dick Grimm, David Haller, Elizabeth Rawlings

Votes: 22

47. Ijo geodam (1970)

81 min | Horror

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Prince Yeongsangon lusts after Ya-hwa wo rebuffs his advances. As a result, Ya-hwa's husband, Pil-woo, is branded a traitor and executed. Ya-hwa commits suicide by slitting her own throat. ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Su-hyeon Jo, Ji-suk Choi, Yeong-ju Jeong, Kang-hie Lee

48. Psycho Sex Killer (1970)

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6.1
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Add a Plot

Director: Augusto Buenaventura | Stars: Stella Suarez, Linda Martin, Liza Vergara, George Estregan

Votes: 7

49. 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: 392

aka In the Folds of the Flesh

50. The Nude Vampire (1970)

88 min | Horror

5.6
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A young man falls in love with a beautiful woman being chased by sinister masked figures at night. He tries to track her down, and learns she's being held captive by his father and colleagues who believe she's a vampire.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Caroline Cartier, Olivier Rollin, Maurice Lemaître, Bernard Musson

Votes: 900

51. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen (1970)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous, boring and alarming. An allegory on the problematic nature ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Helmut Döring, Paul Glauer, Gisela Hertwig, Hertel Minkner

Votes: 4,643

52. Night Slaves (1970 TV Movie)

72 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A man and his wife find themselves stranded in a small western town. He discovers that a strange force has turned the residents into zombies, and runs into a beautiful woman who he believes is the key to the mystery.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Lee Grant, Scott Marlowe, Andrew Prine

Votes: 228

53. 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: 374

aka Paranoia

54. The Devil's Widow (1970)

PG-13 | 106 min | Horror

6.4
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Based on an ancient Scottish folk song, an older woman uses witchcraft to keep her young jet-set friends.

Director: Roddy McDowall | Stars: Ava Gardner, Ian McShane, Richard Wattis, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 291

55. 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: 11,248

56. 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: 3,652

57. The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)

R | 82 min | Horror

5.4
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Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a ... See full summary »

Director: León Klimovsky | Stars: Paul Naschy, Gaby Fuchs, Barbara Capell, Andrés Resino

Votes: 1,267

58. 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: 7,086

aka Twitch of the Death Nerve aka Last House on the Left Part 2

59. 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: 2,065

60. 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: 3,397

61. 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: 10,188

62. Willard (1971)

GP | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A social misfit uses his only friends, his pet rats, to exact revenge on his tormentors.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Bruce Davison, Elsa Lanchester, Sondra Locke, Michael Dante

Votes: 2,659 | Gross: $19.22M

63. 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: 1,045

64. The Headless Eyes (1971)

X | 78 min | Horror

3.9
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Poor artist gets eye gouged out while committing a robbery. When his eye heals, he goes on a killing spree and cuts out women's eyes with a spoon.

Director: Kent Bateman | Stars: Bo Brundin, Ramon Gordon, Kelley Swartz, Ann Wells

Votes: 289

65. 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: 1,692

66. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

GP | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.2
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Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.

Directors: Al Adamson, Samuel M. Sherman | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney Jr., Zandor Vorkov, Anthony Eisley

Votes: 1,481

67. Simon, King of the Witches (1971)

R | 99 min | Horror

6.0
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Simon, a young man with magic powers, invokes the help of the evil forces in order to take revenge on a man who cheated him with a bad cheque.

Director: Bruce Kessler | Stars: Andrew Prine, Brenda Scott, George Paulsin, Norman Burton

Votes: 497

68. Gebissen wird nur nachts - das Happening der Vampire (1971)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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An American actress inherits a castle in Transylvania. What she doesn't know is that her ancestor, the Baroness Catali, was in actuality a vampire countess, and emerges from her tomb to ravage the nearby village and Catholic seminary.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Pia Degermark, Thomas Hunter, Yvor Murillo, Ingrid van Bergen

Votes: 317

aka The Vampire Happening

69. La plus longue nuit du diable (1971)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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Six of seven tourists in a east European castle overnight are victims of a helper of the devil. Is Satan willing to spare their souls?

Director: Jean Brismée | Stars: Erika Blanc, Jean Servais, Daniel Emilfork, Jacques Monseau

Votes: 1,357

aka The Devil's Nightmare

70. Beast of the Yellow Night (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

2.9
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Satan saves Ashley from death on condition he become his disciple (and, as it turns out, a hairy murderous beast).

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: John Ashley, Mary Charlotte Wilcox, Leopoldo Salcedo, Eddie Garcia

Votes: 492

71. Blood and Lace (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.7
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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: 645

72. Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)

PG | 94 min | Horror

5.8
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An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young girl and strange things start to happen.

Directors: Seth Holt, Michael Carreras | Stars: Andrew Keir, Valerie Leon, James Villiers, Hugh Burden

Votes: 2,194

73. 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

74. 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: 2,849

75. The Return of Count Yorga (1971)

R | 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: 811

76. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery

3.0
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Evil scientist runs a veritable army of LSD crazed zombies.

Directors: Juan Ibáñez, Jack Hill | Stars: Boris Karloff, Julissa, Carlos East, Rafael Bertrand

Votes: 685

77. Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Horror

6.9
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During summer break, two bored Catholic schoolgirls vow to become Satanists and play a series of increasingly dangerous and morbid games.

Director: Joël Séria | Stars: Jeanne Goupil, Catherine Wagener, Bernard Dhéran, Gérard Darrieu

Votes: 1,661

78. Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay (1971)

86 min | Horror

5.7
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Two hot chicks happen upon the creepy castle of French witch Morgane le Fay and must choose either to become immortal sex slaves or rot in a dungeon.

Director: Bruno Gantillon | Stars: Dominique Delpierre, Alfred Baillou, Mireille Saunin, Régine Motte

Votes: 552

aka Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay

79. 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

80. 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: 3,556

81. 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: 2,501

82. 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: 2,082

aka The Blind Terror

83. Honey Britches (1971)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

2.4
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This is the story of four jewel thieves on the run who decide to hole up with a hillbilly couple until the search for them slackens off.

Directors: Donn Davison, Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Ashley Brooks, George Ellis, Trudy Moore, Michael Battlesmith

Votes: 421 | Gross: $0.38M

aka Demented Death Farm Massacre

84. 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: 1,574

aka The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

85. 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: 1,036

86. 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: 864

87. 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: 1,778

88. 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: 7,429

89. 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: 5,476

90. 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: 5,765

91. What the Peeper Saw (1972)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.0
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A wealthy author's second wife begins to suspect that her 12 year old stepson may have murdered his mother, who mysteriously died in a bathtub accident.

Directors: James Kelley, Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Mark Lester, Britt Ekland, Hardy Krüger, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 510

aka Night Hair Child

92. The Velvet Vampire (1971)

R | 80 min | Horror

5.3
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Sleepy-eyed nice guy Lee Ritter and his vapid, but pretty wife, Susan accept the invitation of mysterious vixen Diane LeFanu to visit her in her secluded desert estate. Tensions arise when ... See full summary »

Director: Stephanie Rothman | Stars: Michael Blodgett, Sherry E. DeBoer, Celeste Yarnall, Gene Shane

Votes: 460

93. Vampyros Lesbos (1971)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror

5.5
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An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price, Paul Muller, Ewa Strömberg

Votes: 3,556

94. Sie tötete in Ekstase (1971)

Unrated | 73 min | Horror

6.0
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A young doctor kills himself after a medical committee terminates his research into human embryos, considering it too inhumane. His wife then seeks revenge on those who drove her husband to... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Soledad Miranda, Fred Williams, Paul Muller, Howard Vernon

Votes: 1,084

95. 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

96. 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

97. Gui liu xing (1971)

Action, Adventure

6.0
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Add a Plot

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Nora Miao, Yin Tse, Wei Lo, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung

Votes: 22

98. Alien Terror (1971)

90 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

3.3
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In the European village of Gudenberg in 1890, Prof. Mayer and his assistant Isabel have created a powerful ray machine. One of the powerful rays is shot into space and attracts a flying ... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Hill, Juan Ibáñez, José Luis González de León | Stars: Boris Karloff, Enrique Guzmán, Christa Linder, Maura Monti

Votes: 167

aka The Incredible Invasion

99. 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: 537

100. 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