Horror Movies and TV The Best Horror Movies of 1970  

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List of the best 1970 horror movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. All types of scary movies are represented below, including thrillers, slashers, gore, psychological horror films and more. These are all the horror movies that defined the year 1970, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different movies, including Even Dwarfs Started Small and Taste the Blood of Dracula. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1970, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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The Vampire Lovers Peter Cushing, Madeline Smith, Ingrid Pitt

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Scars of Dracula Christopher Lee, Patrick Troughton, Wendy Hamilton

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Tam-Lin Ava Gardner, Ian McShane, Stephanie Beacham

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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Mario Adorf, Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall

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Count Dracula Christopher Lee, Klaus Kinski, Herbert Lom

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Goodbye Gemini Michael Redgrave, Judy Geeson, Freddie Jones

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And Soon the Darkness Pamela Franklin, John Nettleton, Hana Maria Pravda

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The Dunwich Horror Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Talia Shire - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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In the Folds of the Flesh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1970
In the Folds of the Flesh Pier Angeli, Alfredo Mayo, Fernando Sancho

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Night Slaves is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1970
Night Slaves Leslie Nielsen, Lee Grant, James Franciscus

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Die Screaming Marianne Susan George, Leo Genn, Barry Evans

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Cry of the Banshee Vincent Price, Stephen Rea, Hugh Griffith - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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House of Dark Shadows Joan Bennett, Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall

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Scream and Scream Again Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing

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Whirlpool Gene Tierney, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford

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Dorian Gray Richard Todd, Herbert Lom, Helmut Berger

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Count Yorga, Vampire Michael Murphy, George Macready, Robert Quarry - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Bigfoot John Carradine, Joi Lansing, Kid Chissell

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Mark of the Witch Gary Brockette, Robert Elston, Marie Santell

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Slaughter of the Vampires is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1970
Slaughter of the Vampires Luigi Batzella, Alfredo Rizzo, Dieter Eppler

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The Beast in the Cellar Flora Robson, Vernon Dobtcheff, Beryl Reid

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Horror of the Blood Monsters John Carradine, Robert Dix, Jennifer Bishop

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The Wizard of Gore Judy Cler, Wayne Ratay

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The Horror of Frankenstein Veronica Carlson, Jon Finch, David Prowse

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Widow Blue! John Holmes, Rick Cassidy, Sandy Dempsey

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Taste the Blood of Dracula Christopher Lee, Peter Sallis, Roy Kinnear

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Ritual of Evil Anne Baxter, Louis Jourdan, Wilfrid Hyde-White

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Hatchet for the Honeymoon Laura Betti, Dagmar Lassander, Luciano Pigozzi - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Body Beneath Colin Gordon, Berwick Kaler, Gavin Reed

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Crescendo Stefanie Powers, Joss Ackland, Jane Lapotaire

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Valerie and Her Week of Wonders Jan Klusák, Josef Abrhám, Helena Anýžová

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Equinox Fritz Leiber, Frank Bonner, Robin Christopher

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Venus Flytrap James Craig

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Crimes of the Future Brian Linehan, Raymond Woodley, Bill Haslam

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Nightshade Elke Haltaufderheide

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Amazing Transplant Joao Fernandes, Kim Pope

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Eden and After Catherine Robbe-Grillet, Juraj Kukura, Pierre Zimmer

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Ghosts of Chosun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1970
Ghosts of Chosun Lee Ki-young, Han Eun-Jin, Lee Nam-Ee

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Trog Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Thorley Walters

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Fruit of Paradise Josef Somr, Jan Schmidt, Jan Klusák

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Torture Dungeon Neil Flanagan, Patricia Dillon, Gerald Jacuzzo

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Eugenie: The Story of Her Journey into Perversion Christopher Lee, Jesús Franco, Maria Rohm

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Lokis: A Manuscript of Professor Wittembach Gustaw Lutkiewicz, Małgorzata Braunek, Zofia Mrozowska

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The Bloody Judge Christopher Lee, Maria Rohm, Maria Schell

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Ashes of Doom Grant Munro, Nadia Salnick

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Jannie totsiens Patrick Mynhardt, Katinka Heyns, Don Leonard

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Bloodthirsty Butchers Berwick Kaler, John Miranda, Susan Cassidy

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The Man Who Came from Ummo Michael Rennie, Paul Naschy, Karin Dor