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1. The Devil's Honey (1986)

R | 83 min | Mystery, Thriller

A young woman abducts and subjects a doctor to various sexual torture acts who she holds responsible for the death of her boyfriend.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Brett Halsey, Corinne Cléry, Blanca Marsillach, Stefano Madia

Votes: 949

You know how you get jaded and say, "I've seen everything?" Well, I'm here to tell you that you haven't until you watch The Devil's Honey.

2. The New York Ripper (1982)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska, Howard Ross, Andrea Occhipinti

Votes: 9,188

It's like Fulci watched William Lustig's Maniac and said, "This movie is for pussies."

3. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 50,933 | Gross: $25.00M

1970's science fiction -- pre-Star Wars is intellectual, overthought and sometimes, really slow. That's my best explanation of this film. If you're expecting an action-packed rollercoaster of a film, you're not going to get it. You will get Peter Ustinov and a lot of cats.

4. Deliver Us from Evil (I) (2014)

R | 118 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

40 Metascore

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy

Votes: 69,634 | Gross: $30.58M

It's more stylish and somewhat better than you'd expect, which has led to frequent rewatching in the B and S About Movies household. That says volumes, as most modern horror is barely mentioned in this homestead!

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

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Horror

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: 2,055

There's a really off juxtaposition in the film where the girls use their sexuality to be adults and when men take it too far, they instantly appear to be what they are -- really young girls. It's disquieting and upsetting in a way that no movie I've ever seen has pictured -- before or since.

6. Never Too Young to Die (1986)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A top secret Agent is murdered, so his estranged son, a high school gymnast, teams up with his dad's attractive female partner to stop the psychopathic hermaphroditic gang leader who killed him, and now plans a major terrorist attack.

Director: Gil Bettman | Stars: John Stamos, Vanity, Gene Simmons, George Lazenby

Votes: 1,470

Because this movie was made in the 1980's, Robert Englund contractually has to be in it.

7. Megaforce (1982)

PG | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Story about a rapid deployment defense unit that is called into action whenever freedom is threatened.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Michael Beck, Persis Khambatta, Edward Mulhare

Votes: 3,270 | Gross: $5.68M

I cannot stress how completely dumb this film is. No one is ever in danger. No one ever appears to be a real human being. Therefore, it is wonderful and I also recommend that you seek it out. Deeds not words!

8. Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)

G | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Doc and the Amazing Five battle Captain Seas and "the green death" for control of a fabulous resource.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Ron Ely, Paul Gleason, William Lucking, Michael Miller

Votes: 1,728

I have a spot in my heart for this film and dreamed of having a shirt like Doc's that would be all ripped and cling to me when I sprung to action. However, I was a chubby six year old and had no villains to battle outside of the bullies who routinely kicked my ass. That said, as I grew older, I gave them all acupuncture, forgiveness and education, just like Doc Savage taught me!

9. Necromancy (1972)

PG | 83 min | Horror

Orson Welles plays the head of a witches' coven in the town of Lilith, where he needs the powers of Pamela Franklin to raise his son from the dead.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Orson Welles, Pamela Franklin, Lee Purcell, Michael Ontkean

Votes: 739

What is surprising is that for a movie promising rituals and raising the dead, Necromancy isn't all that exciting.

10. In the Eye of the Hurricane (1971)

100 min | Romance, Thriller

Ruth and Michel separate after Ruth finds another man, Paul. Ruth and Paul go to her sunny, idyllic beach side villa to spend summer. They are having a great time together, and then things ... See full summary »

Director: José María Forqué | Stars: Analía Gadé, Jean Sorel, Rosanna Yanni, Tony Kendall

Votes: 371

I've read that this film steals a lot from Umberto Lenzi's Orgasmo and A Quiet Place to Kill, which I need to find and watch. That said -- there are some moments of interest here and once you get past the slow opening, it all gets rather exciting.

11. Abby (1974)

R | 89 min | Horror

A marriage counselor becomes possessed by the demon of sexuality, when her father in law, an exorcist, freed it while in Africa.

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

Votes: 791

Warner Brothers' lawyers must have had the best holiday season ever in 1974, thanks to all of the work they were getting shutting down ripoffs like this!

12. Beyond the Door (1974)

R | 108 min | Horror

Juliet Mills plays a young pregnant woman in San Francisco who is going to have the devil's baby during her strange possession. Richard Johnson shows up to help her... but what does he really want?

Directors: Ovidio G. Assonitis, Robert Barrett | Stars: Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson, Gabriele Lavia, Nino Segurini

Votes: 1,747

Beyond the Door is a $40 million worldwide gross meant that this film would a film draw the ire and call of that most Satanic of all monsters, the suits and the lawyers.

13. Alucarda (1977)

R | 78 min | Horror, Thriller

After the death of her parents, a young girl arrives at a convent and brings a sinister presence with her. Is it her enigmatic imaginary friend, Alucarda, who is to blame? Or is there a satanic force at work?

Director: Juan López Moctezuma | Stars: Claudio Brook, David Silva, Tina Romero, Susana Kamini

Votes: 2,848

Alucarda is: A 1977 nunspolitation/vampire/Mexican horror/Exorcist inspired film about two girls who become possessed by Satan. The source of many My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult samples, specifically the song "And This Is What the Devil Does." A movie filled with so much screaming, it upset my dog. All of the above and so much more.

14. The Legacy (1978)

R | 102 min | Horror

31 Metascore

An American couple in England stumble upon a rambling mansion where a number of powerful individuals have been summoned by its patriarch regarding the home's legacy.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, John Standing, Ian Hogg

Votes: 2,479

The rich. The powerful. The satanic. And a white cat. Yes, The Legacy really has it all. As Bill Van Ryn of Groovy Doom says, "It's Suspiria and The Omen in a blender."

15. Cathy's Curse (1977)

R | 82 min | Horror

A young girl is possessed by the spirit of her aunt, who died as a child in a car accident. Soon, people around her begin to mysteriously die off.

Director: Eddy Matalon | Stars: Alan Scarfe, Beverly Murray, Randi Allen, Dorothy Davis

Votes: 830

The fact that a seven-year-old girl has glowing eyes and a filthy mouth and is out to kill people makes me filled with joy.

16. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)

PG | 80 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

49 Metascore

A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.

Director: Richard Blackburn | Stars: Lesley Taplin, Cheryl Smith, William Whitton, Hy Pyke

Votes: 1,965

I'd compare this film -- subtitled "A Child's Tale of the Supernatural" with Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. It's richly dark, both in lighting and subject matter. It feels more like a dream or a children's fable than a movie and is worth multiple viewings. It's such a shame that this movie has been lost and forgotten for so long!

17. Enter the Devil (1974)

R | 92 min | Horror

The story in this horror movie revolves around a strange religious icon and the demonic sexual influence it exerts on a young art student. After a gory dream sequence in which the woman ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Gariazzo | Stars: Stella Carnacina, Chris Avram, Lucretia Love, Ivan Rassimov

Votes: 483

This movie is literally the center of the Venn Diagram that would be made of the movies that I love the most. It's also "based on a true story."

18. Evilspeak (1981)

R | 97 min | Horror

An outcast military cadet taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer.

Director: Eric Weston | Stars: Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese, Claude Earl Jones

Votes: 3,244

Post-Carrie, we've seen so many films where people turn to the Devil to help them fit in or fight back against bullies. But let's face it -- when you dress up Carrie White or Sissy Spacek or Chloë Grace Moretz, they end up being attractive. But Clint Howard? There's really no dressing up Clint.

19. Fright House (1989 Video)

R | 110 min | Horror

Two stories about witches getting ready to meet with the Devil, and a schoolteacher who never ages.

Director: Len Anthony | Stars: Al Lewis, Paul Borghese, Jennifer Delora, Kit Jones

Votes: 95

Fright House, I watched Spookies. I knew Spookies. I have a Spookies poster on my wall. Fright House, you're no Spookies.

20. Queen Kong (1976)

Not Rated | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

A female film crew journeys to Africa where a giant ape, Queen Kong, falls in love with the crew's male star.

Director: Frank Agrama | Stars: Robin Askwith, Rula Lenska, Valerie Leon, Roger Hammond

Votes: 454

I’ve been devoted to studying everything Kong related in celebration of the big gorilla’s return to the big screen. But 1976’s Queen Kong nearly broke me.

21. Son of Dracula (1973)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Due to be crowned King of the Netherworld by his mentor Merlin the Magician (Sir Ringo Starr) at a monster's convention, Count Downe (Harry Nilsson), the son of Count Dracula, falls in love... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Harry Nilsson, Ringo Starr, Freddie Jones, Suzanna Leigh

Votes: 322

There are lost movies because pieces of them have been lost, such as the original ending of Hammer’s Horror of Dracula, and lost movies because they should remain lost. Such is the case with Son of Dracula.

22. Ape (1976)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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: 1,481

I’ve always seen the 1976 Dino De Laurentiis produced King Kong as a big budget rip-off of the original instead of a remake. Therefore, that makes South Korea’s The Great Counterattack of King Kong an inferior copy of a poor copy. Released in the United States as A*P*E*, Attack of the Giant Horny Gorilla and Hideous Mutant, this is one schlocky piece of business.

23. King Kong Escapes (1967)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Rhodes Reason, Mie Hama, Linda Miller, Akira Takarada

Votes: 2,213

This is a pretty entertaining film. Don’t expect CGI quality. In fact, don’t expect any quality. Expect to be entertained and with a runtime of a little over 80 minutes, you honestly won’t waste much time.

24. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

27 Metascore

A small-town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb

Votes: 5,894 | Gross: $20.38M

In 1978, a movie version of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Band — starring the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton — probably made all the sense in the world. But it isn't.

25. Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A warrior seeks his true origins in a seemingly prehistoric wasteland.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Reb Brown, Corinne Cléry, John Steiner, Carole André

Votes: 2,721 | Gross: $2.81M

The first time I saw the trailer for this movie, – at the long-lost to a tornado Spotlite 88 Drive-In in 1983 – I exclaimed to my father, “We have to see this movie. It has to be the best movie ever.” He replied, “It looks like a piece of *beep*

34 years later, I am here to tell you that my father was completely correct. He also couldn’t be more wrong.

26. The Sentinel (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

A young woman moves into an apartment in a building which houses a sinister evil.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam

Votes: 8,903

My teachers and guidance counselors in high school told me, explained to me, screamed at me: “You’ll never learn anything being obsessed with all of these horror movies!”

I would argue that I have learned plenty — and 1977’s The Sentinel would be my doctoral thesis in “I Live My Life by What I Learned from 1970s Satanic Horror Movies.”

27. The Intruder Within (1981 TV Movie)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Drillers on an oil rig near Antarctica discover that they have accidentally brought up several prehistoric eggs. One egg hatches and becomes an unstoppable creature. Chad Everett and Jennifer Warren risk their lives to stop it.

Director: Peter Carter | Stars: Chad Everett, Joseph Bottoms, Jennifer Warren, Rockne Tarkington

Votes: 382

The Intruder Within got to the party early, but it’s not the best of movies — filled with blocked off TV movie direction, too dark camerawork and a short running time. That said — it still has some charm and you can find worse ways to spend 100 minutes.

28. Xtro (1982)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi