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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    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Gregory Peck, Patrick Troughton, Lee Remick

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    Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Gunnar Hansen

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    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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    Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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    added by RonPierce James Mason, Lew Ayres, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman

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    Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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    Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Jeramie Rain

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    Brooke Shields, Lillian Roth, Linda Miller

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    Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie, Leopoldo Trieste

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    Roddy McDowall, Michael Gough, Clive Revill

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    Jim Hutton, Kim Darby, Barbara Anderson

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    Vincent Price, Joanna Lumley, Caroline Munro

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    added by dee123 Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Nicholas Campbell

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    John Carradine, Patrick O'Neal, Candy Darling

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    added by JohnPlanthaber Tanya Roberts, Chuck Connors, Keith McDermott

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    Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit

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    new! & added by JohnPlanthaber Ida Lupino, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker

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    Dawn Wells, Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine

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    Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Ava Gardner

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    Christopher Lee, Patrick Troughton, Wendy Hamilton

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    Alan Ormsby, Jeff Gillen, Paul Cronin

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    Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, Peter Cushing

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    Lesley-Anne Down, Ingrid Pitt, Maurice Denham

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    Kyle Richards, Mel Ferrer, Robert Englund

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    Christopher Lee, Peter Sallis, Roy Kinnear

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    James Earl Jones, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow

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    Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin, Wesley Eure

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    Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, Mary Collinson

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    Eli Wallach, Robert Culp, Michael C. Gwynne

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    Orson Welles, Daniel Pilon, Jean-Pierre Cassel

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    Three on a Meathook Charles Kissinger, Sherry Steiner, Madelyn Buzzard

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    Robert Powell, Robert Stephens, Jane Lapotaire

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