Horror Movies of the 1970sby TheLastDriveIn | created - 03 May 2012 | updated - 30 Sep 2017 | Public
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1. And Soon the Darkness (1970)
GP | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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?
4. Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A couple invites a Count from Hungary, who recently immigrated to America, to conduct a seance for the woman's recently deceased mother, oblivious to the fact that he is actually a vampire.
Votes: 2,225 | Gross: $0.21M
5. Cry of the Banshee (1970)
GP | 91 min | Horror
In 1500s England, a cruel witch-hunting magistrate, who often tortures innocent villagers for his entertainment, runs afoul of a witch who conjures a banshee to kill the magistrate and his family.
6. The Dunwich Horror (1970)
R | 90 min | Horror
Wilbur Whateley travels to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon. But, little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...
Votes: 3,621 | Gross: $0.45M
7. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Baron Frankenstein creates two "zombies" - one male, one female - planning to mate them in order to create a master race.
Votes: 5,280 | Gross: $10.25M
9. House of Dark Shadows (1970)
PG | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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.
Votes: 2,565 | Gross: $4.00M
10. Lust for a Vampire (1971)
R | 91 min | Horror
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 Mircalla - or as she was in 1710, Carmilla.
11. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
R | 81 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
An ambassador's wife discovers that one of the men in her life - either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover - may be a vicious serial killer.
Next! aka The Strange Vice of Mrs.Wardh
12. Scars of Dracula (1970)
R | 95 min | Horror
A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at Count Dracula's castle. He is murdered. After some time has passed, the young man's brother Simon comes to the small town where all the traces end to look for him.
13. Scream and Scream Again (1970)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
Votes: 3,216 | Gross: $0.38M
16. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror
A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.
Votes: 13,042 | Gross: $0.55M
17. The Andromeda Strain (1971)
G | 131 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.
Votes: 32,922 | Gross: $3.42M
18. The Beast in the Cellar (1971)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
23. Cauldron of Blood (1970)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
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.
Cauldron of Blood
24. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
Votes: 738,564 | Gross: $6.21M
25. Crucible of Terror (1971)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror
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.
28. The Devils (1971)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 13,095 | Gross: $1.13M
31. Equinox (1970)
GP | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
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.
Votes: 2,771 | Gross: $0.25M
32. Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)
GP | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A cleaver-wielding bridal designer murders various young brides-to-be in an attempt to unlock a repressed childhood trauma concerning the death of his mother.
34. I, Monster (1971)
PG | 75 min | Horror
In the Nineteenth Century, in London, the psychologist Charles Marlowe researches a new drug capable to release inhibitions and uses his patients as guinea pigs. He discusses the principles... See full summary »
35. Season of the Witch (1972)
R | 130 min | Drama
A neglected, unhappy suburban housewife with gets mixed up in witchcraft with unexpected consequences.
Season of The Witch aka Jack's Wife
36. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
GP | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
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.
39. Night of Dark Shadows (1971)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 1,317 | Gross: $3.05M
40. The Night Visitor (1971)
GP | 106 min | Crime, Thriller, Horror
In a Scandinavian insane asylum, murderer Salem sneaks-out at night to exact his revenge on those who he deems responsible for his predicament.
41. The Ωmega Man (1971)
PG | 98 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Lone survivor, doctor Robert Neville, struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race while fighting The Family, a savage luddite death cult formed by the zombie-like infected to erase the past.
Votes: 28,325 | Gross: $8.72M
42. Play Misty for Me (1971)
R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller