The Best '70s Horror Movies Films
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The Best '70s Horror Movies

List Criteria: Only horror films released between 1970 and 1979

List of the best '70s horror movies, ranked by horror buffs, film buffs, and Ranker buffs. President Richard Nixon’s resignation, the age of disco, the end of the Vietnam War, the oil crisis, the Camp David Accords – for most, these are the highlights of the 1970s decade. For others, it was The Exorcist, Halloween, and Dawn of the Dead. What were the best horror films of the '70s?
 
Let’s face it: some of the movies from this decade were just, well, cheesy. Fortunately, others have stood the test of time as being some of the greatest horror movies of all time. Whether you’re in the mood for more of a realistic thriller, a cheesy girl’s night kind of flickm or a horror movie that was based on actual events, there’s a horror movie on this list that will make your night.
 
This list discusses the best horror movies of the '70s, including: Alien, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes, and The Wicker Man. Vote for your favorite 1970s horror movies, and please add any that we missed.
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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Gregory Peck, Patrick Troughton, Lee Remick

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    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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    Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Gunnar Hansen

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    Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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    Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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    Vincent Price, Joanna Lumley, Caroline Munro

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    Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman

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    Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Jeramie Rain

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    Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie, Leopoldo Trieste

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    Brooke Shields, Lillian Roth, Linda Miller

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    Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Ava Gardner

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