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Best Horror Movies of the 1970s
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1

3.9366
201
reviews
PG
Adventure, Thriller, Horror
$4.23
A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with ... more about Jaws (1975) starring Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw
2

3.6739
312
reviews
R
Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
$4.20
Space vehicle Nostromo discovers a strange pod. The creature in the pod infects a member of the ... more about Alien (1979) starring Tom Skerritt and Sigourney Weaver
3

3.6129
162
reviews
R
Drama, Thriller, Horror
$3.71
The Exorcist is based on the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty and considered one of the scariest ... more about Exorcist, The (1973) starring Ellen Burstyn and Linda Blair
4

3.4886
195
reviews
R
Thriller, Horror
$4.99
From the age of six Michael Myers was institutionalized for killing his older sister. After 15 ... more about Halloween (1978) starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis
5

3.2961
81
reviews
Not Rated
Drama, Fantasy, Horror
$24.79
Henry is forced into a live-in relationship with his girlfriend when they discover she is pregnant. ... more about Eraserhead (1977) starring Jack Nance and Charlotte Stewart
6

3.2396
187
reviews
Not Rated
Action, Drama, Horror
$2.80
A group of four people are forced to live in an abandoned shopping mall after leagues of zombies ... more about Dawn of the Dead (1978) starring David Emge and Ken Foree
7

3.1364
90
reviews
Not Rated
Thriller, Horror, Mystery
$8.99
Sgt. Howie travels to Summerisle to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. He discovers ... more about Wicker Man, The (1973) starring Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee
8

3.1073
46
reviews
Not Rated
Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery
$3.56
Strange underground alien spores are planted in the earth and eventually begin to flower. As people ... more about Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) starring Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams
9

3.0693
47
reviews
Not Rated
Drama, Horror
$29.85
A young teenager is compulsively drawn to killing women with razor blades and drinking their blood. ... more about Martin (1977) starring John Amplas and Lincoln Maazel
10

3.0226
21
reviews
Not Rated
Horror, Mystery
$4.69
A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the ... more about Legend of Hell House, The (1973) starring Pamela Franklin and Clive Revill