Since I have so much fun making horror movie lists I had to do some films from the 1970s. Here you will get a little taste of what the film is about and some of my opinions. Be on the look out for an article about 1990s horror films and you can read one I’ve written already about ’80s horror films.
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Doctors are being murdered in a bizarre manner which represent the nine biblical plagues. The detective figures out that all of the doctors that are being killed operated on the wife of Dr. Phibes. Vincent Price stars in this horror thriller.
At a catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield tells his former master Father Goddard (Richard Burton) that he murdered his best friend and buried him in the forest. Well Goddard investigates; he finds just a buried scarecrow. But the story does not end there, Stanfield comes back and tells him that it isn’t a joke and he has now made it happen.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
A story of four people who escape in a mall and try to bring back normalcy while zombies and rebels come to kill them. It’s good and a little more gruesome than the first Romero zombie film made (Night of the Living Dead).
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
Dr. Henry Amitage meets Wilbur Whately, a weird man who is interested in the Necronomicon. This film is based on the short story by HP Lovecraft and stars Sandra Dee.
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
A family going to California accidentally goes through an air testing range closed to the public. They crash and then are stalked by a group of people if you can call them “people.” A gruesome film that was remade but stick with the original in my opinion. This was directed by Wes Craven.
The House the Dripped Blood (1970)
A Scotland Yard Inspector looks into four cases involving a house. Each story is packed with horror from vampires, witchcraft, and other oddities. You can see Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, two great horror legends in this film.
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
A very good horror flick that involves ghosts and Roddy McDowall. A group of people plan to survive a week of isolation and solve the mystery of a reputedly evil and haunted house.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
A story of hippies traveling through 1970’s Texas. They fall prey to a trio of murderous brothers and their cannibal grandparents. One of the greatest horror cult classics by Tobe Hooper and once again stick with the original.
Vampire Circus (1972)
A village in the 19th Century Europe is at first relieved when a circus breaks through to them to keep the locals minds off the plague. But their troubles being when people start to disappear. It looks like the plague was the least of the worries.
Corky (Anthony Hopkins) starts to perform with a ventriloquist dummy called Fats. He becomes famous but at the height of his fame, Fats develops a mind of his own…
The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)
Harold Pelham (Roger Moore) is being haunted by himself. People tell him they have seen him places he wasn’t at. For Harold doesn’t know if this is truly a doppelganger or if he’s going insane.
The Beast Must Die (1974)
A werewolf film about a rich man named Tom who invites six people to his mansion and one has to be a werewolf and be destroyed. Tom knows this because he isn’t just a businessman he’s an expert hunter.
The Crazies (1973)
A town called Evan’s City is having bouts of insanity in the populous which leads to murder and rioting. Things really go bad when the US Army comes. This classic was directed by George A. Romero.
The Wicker Man (1973)
A police sergeant of the Scottish Mainland is looking for a missing girl. He is shocked by the islanders and figures out they are Satanists. If you’ve seen the one with Nicholas Cage and haven’t seen this one, you’re missing out this one is ten times better.
Willard is a social misfit and his friends are rats. One day he is fed up with his tormentors, so he uses his rats to exact revenge. If you’re squeamish with rats then this movie is for you.
Of course these aren’t all of the films made in the seventies and not even the most famous either. You probably notice that I’ve only stated the remakes on the ones I’ve hated and I’m aware of the other films on the list that were made into remakes but have nothing awful to say. So hope you enjoyed these and if you are not aware of any on the list check them out.