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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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The Last House on the Left is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1972
The Last House on the Left Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Fred J. Lincoln

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Tales from the Crypt Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson

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The Night Stalker Carol Lynley, Darren McGavin, Larry Linville

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Asylum Charlotte Rampling, Britt Ekland, Peter Cushing

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Night of the Lepus Janet Leigh, DeForest Kelley, Rory Calhoun

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Twins of Evil Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, Kathleen Byron

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Dr. Phibes Rises Again Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Joseph Cotten

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

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Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key Edwige Fenech, Luigi Pistilli, Ivan Rassimov

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All the Colors of the Dark Edwige Fenech, Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Luciano Pigozzi

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Ben Meredith Baxter, Arthur O'Connell, Joseph Campanella

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The Case of the Bloody Iris Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Carla Brait

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Don't Torture a Duckling Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Florinda Bolkan

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Vampire Circus David Prowse, Lalla Ward, Adrienne Corri

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

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

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Piranha Piranha William Smith, Peter Brown, Ahna Capri

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Love Me Deadly Lyle Waggoner, Timothy Scott, Christopher Stone

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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things Alan Ormsby, Jeff Gillen, Paul Cronin

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Dracula A.D.1972 Christopher Lee, Caroline Munro, Peter Cushing

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Four Flies on Grey Velvet Bud Spencer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Michael Brandon

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Justine de Sade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1972
Justine de Sade Franco Fantasia, Marco Perrin, Max Montavon

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Frankenstein '80 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1972
Frankenstein '80 John Richardson, Gordon Mitchell, Dada Gallotti

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Gargoyles Scott Glenn, Cornel Wilde, Bernie Casey

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Baron Blood Elke Sommer, Joseph Cotten, Massimo Girotti - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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What Have You Done to Solange? Maria Monti, Joachim Fuchsberger, Camille Keaton

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Straight On till Morning James Bolam, Annie Ross, Tom Bell

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Fear in the Night Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Judy Geeson

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

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The Twilight People Pam Grier, Eddie Garcia, John Ashley

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Shirley Thompson vs. the Aliens Helmut Bakaitis

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Crawlspace Teresa Wright, Arthur Kennedy, Eugene Roche

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The Devil Wojciech Pszoniak, Małgorzata Braunek, Leszek Teleszyński

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Der Todesrächer von Soho Horst Tappert

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Invasion of the Blood Farmers John Stewart, Richard Kennedy, Norman Kelley

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The Thing with Two Heads Ray Milland, Rosey Grier, William Smith

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Virgin Witch Carol Needham, Vicki Michelle, Patricia Haines - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Vampires' Night Orgy Jack Taylor, Luis Ciges, Manuel de Blas

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The Flesh and Blood Show Robin Askwith, Candace Glendenning, Patrick Barr

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The Night Evelyn Came Out of t... is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Death Line Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence, Clive Swift

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The Red Queen Kills Seven Time... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1972
The Red Queen Kills Seven Times Barbara Bouchet, Sybil Danning, Carla Mancini

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Horror Express Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas

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

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Images Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Cathryn Harrison

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Tower of Evil Dennis Price, Derek Fowlds, Robin Askwith

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Seven Blood Stained Orchids Marisa Mell, Claudio Gora, Petra Schürmann

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Who Saw Her Die? George Lazenby, Adolfo Celi, Alessandro Haber

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Crocodile Man Dy Saveth, Huoy Keng, Sok Sam Eak

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