Horror The Best Horror Movies of 1971  

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List of the best 1971 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 1971, 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.

List movies include Vampyros Lesbos, Countess Dracula and many more. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1971, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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John Karlen, Delphine Seyrig, Fons Rademakers

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Vincent Price, Caroline Munro, Joanna Lumley

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Sweet, Sweet Rachel Stefanie Powers

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Stanley Baker, Alberto de Mendoza, Florinda Bolkan

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Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Alan Manson

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Ernest Borgnine, Elsa Lanchester, Bruce Davison

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Vic Tayback, Gloria Grahame, Len Lesser

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Edwige Fenech, Alberto de Mendoza, George Hilton

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Linda Hayden, Patrick Wymark, Godfrey James

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Lesley-Anne Down, Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green

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Jacqueline Bissett, Alan Alda, Barbara Parkins

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Dustin Hoffman, David Warner, Peter Vaughan

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John Hurt, Richard Attenborough, Robert Hardy

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Dennis Price, Soledad Miranda, Paul Muller

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Alfred Baillou, Solange Pradel, Dominique Delpierre

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Orson Welles, Susan Hampshire, Jean-Pierre Cassel

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A Taste of Evil Barbara Stanwyck, Roddy McDowall, Barbara Parkins

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Mia Farrow, Paul Nicholas, Dorothy Alison

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Karl Malden, James Franciscus, Catherine Spaak

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Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Gemma Jones

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Britt Ekland, Harry Andrews, Hardy Krüger

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Kate Jackson, David Selby, John Karlen

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Michael Gough, David Butler, Nicholas Jones

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Martine Beswick, Dorothy Alison, Ralph Bates

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Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things Brad F. Grinter, Wayne Crawford, Robert DeMeo

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Patricia Neal, Peter Sallis, Pamela Brown

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Claudine Auger, Isa Miranda, Laura Betti

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Jason Robards Jr., Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann

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Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, Peter Cushing

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Sylvia Chang, Tien Feng, Feng Hsu

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Klaus Kinski, Michèle Mercier, Anthony Franciosa

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Rene Bond, Maria Aronoff

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The Velvet Vampire Johnny Shines, Robert Tessier, Michael Blodgett

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Revenge

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Meagan Good, Method Man, Laura Ramsey

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Paul Naschy, Bernabe Barta Barri, Yelena Samarina

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George Sanders, Robert Hardy, Beryl Reid

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Yvette Mimieux, Ray Milland, Gloria Grahame

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Craig T. Nelson, Mariette Hartley, George Macready

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Cheongsane uneun saeya is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1971
Cheongsane uneun saeya Shin Young-kyun, Jeong-sun Hwang, Moon Hee

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The Incredible Invasion Boris Karloff

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The Naked Beast Aldo Barbero, Norberto Aroldi, Susana Beltran

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Beast of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1971
Beast of the Dead Eddie Garcia, John Ashley, Celeste Yarnall

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Strother Martin, L. Q. Jones, Ahna Capri

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They Have Changed Their Face Adolfo Celi, Amedeo Tommasi, Claudio Trionfi

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The Geek

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Santo En La Venganza De La Mom... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1971
Santo En La Venganza De La Momia Eric del Castillo, Carlos Ancira, Mary Montiel

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Haruo Nakajima, Toshio Shiba, Hiroyuki Kawase