Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies of 1972  

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List of the best 1972 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 1972, 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.

A list made up of movies like The Last House on the Left and Night of the Lepus. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1972, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson

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19 3
The Last House on the Left is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1972
Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Fred J. Lincoln

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Carol Lynley, Darren McGavin, Larry Linville

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Charlotte Rampling, Britt Ekland, Peter Cushing

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Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, Kathleen Byron

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Edwige Fenech, Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Luciano Pigozzi

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Edwige Fenech, Luigi Pistilli, Ivan Rassimov

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Janet Leigh, DeForest Kelley, Rory Calhoun

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Meredith Baxter, Arthur O'Connell, Joseph Campanella

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Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Florinda Bolkan

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Sam Elliott, Ray Milland, Joan Van Ark - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Carla Brait

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6 2
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Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Joseph Cotten

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5 1
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Bud Spencer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Michael Brandon

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5 2
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Curse of the Headless Horseman Don Carrara, B.G. Fisher, Joe Cody

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5 2
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David Prowse, Lalla Ward, Adrienne Corri

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5 2
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Love Me Deadly Lyle Waggoner, Timothy Scott, Christopher Stone

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4 1
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James Bolam, Annie Ross, Tom Bell

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4 1
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Alan Ormsby, Jeff Gillen, Paul Cronin

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4 1
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Robert Hardy, Michael Hordern, Paul Jones - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Maria Monti, Joachim Fuchsberger, Camille Keaton

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Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Judy Geeson

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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas

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Vonetta McGee, Elisha Cook, Jr. - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Twilight People Pam Grier, Eddie Garcia, John Ashley

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4 2
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George Lazenby, Adolfo Celi, Alessandro Haber

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4 2
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The Dracula Saga Narciso Ibáñez Menta, Luis Ciges, Helga Liné

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4 2
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Crawlspace Teresa Wright, Arthur Kennedy, Eugene Roche

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4 2
Justine de Sade is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1972
Justine de Sade Franco Fantasia, Marco Perrin, Max Montavon

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Wojciech Pszoniak, Małgorzata Braunek, Leszek Teleszyński

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Der Todesrächer von Soho Horst Tappert

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3 1
The Night Evelyn Came Out of t... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1972
The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave Erika Blanc, Anthony Steffen, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart

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3 1
The Red Queen Kills Seven Time... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1972
Barbara Bouchet, Sybil Danning, Carla Mancini

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Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence, Clive Swift

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Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Cathryn Harrison

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What Became of Jack and Jill? Paul Nicholas, Mona Washbourne, Vanessa Howard

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4 3
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Dennis Price, Derek Fowlds, Robin Askwith

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4 3
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Piranha Piranha William Smith, Peter Brown, Ahna Capri

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Scott Glenn, Cornel Wilde, Bernie Casey

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3 2
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The Ghost Baek Il-Seop, Mun Tae-seon, Mi-ja Sa

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3 2
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Resist Kim Jin-kyu, Park Ji-Yeong

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3 2
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Elke Sommer, Joseph Cotten, Massimo Girotti - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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3 2
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Marisa Mell, Claudio Gora, Petra Schürmann

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3 2
Neither the Sea Nor the Sand is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1972
Neither the Sea Nor the Sand Susan Hampshire, Frank Finlay, Antony Booth

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Christopher Lee, Caroline Munro, Peter Cushing

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3 2
Frankenstein '80 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1972
Frankenstein '80 John Richardson, Gordon Mitchell, Dada Gallotti

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Night of the Devils Agostina Belli, Gianni Garko

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2 1
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The Fiend David Lodge, Patrick Magee, Tony Beckley

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2 1
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Sherry Steiner, Madelyn Buzzard, Charles Kissinger

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2 1
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Daughters of Satan Tom Selleck, Vic Díaz, Vic Silayan - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial