horror movies and TV The Best Horror Movies of 1973  

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List of the best 1973 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 1973, 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 features The Exorcist, Don't Look Now and more movies. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1973, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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The Wicker Man Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Edward Woodward

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Lisa and the Devil Elke Sommer, Telly Savalas, Sylva Koscina Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Frankenstein Susan Strasberg, Bo Svenson, Robert Foxworth

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Don't Look Now Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie, Leopoldo Trieste

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Theatre of Blood Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Harry Andrews

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The Legend of Hell House Roddy McDowall, Michael Gough, Pamela Franklin

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Horror Express Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas

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Nothing But the Night Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Crazies Lynn Lowry, Harry Spillman, Richard Liberty

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Tales That Witness Madness Kim Novak, Joan Collins, Donald Pleasence Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Sisters Margot Kidder, Charles Durning, Olympia Dukakis

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Satan's School for Girls Cheryl Ladd, Kate Jackson, Pamela Franklin

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The Night Strangler Darren McGavin, Margaret Hamilton, John Carradine

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A Virgin Among the Living Dead Jesús Franco, Paul Muller, Howard Vernon

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Season of the Witch Ann Muffly, Raymond Laine, Virginia Greenwald

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Encounter with the Unknown Rod Serling, Gary Brockette

The Best British Documentaries

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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Jim Hutton, Kim Darby, Barbara Anderson

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The Creeping Flesh Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Duncan Lamont

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The Vault of Horror Tom Baker, Denholm Elliott, Anna Massey

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Scream Blacula Scream Pam Grier, Craig T. Nelson, Michael Conrad Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The House That Cried Murder John Beal, Arthur Roberts, Robin Strasser

The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies

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The Horror at 37,000 Feet William Shatner, Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen

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Bram Stoker's Dracula Jack Palance, Pamela Brown, Nigel Davenport

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Messiah of Evil Anitra Ford, Royal Dano, Elisha Cook Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Hanging Woman Paul Naschy, Gérard Tichy, Carla Mancini

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The Man from the Deep River Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai, Pipop Pupinyo

The Scariest Movies Ever Made

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Horror Hospital Michael Gough, Dennis Price, Robin Askwith

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The Devil's Daughter Shelley Winters, Diane Ladd, Joseph Cotten

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Psychomania George Sanders, Robert Hardy, Beryl Reid

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Sssssss Strother Martin, Dirk Benedict, Heather Menzies

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The Severed Arm is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1973
The Severed Arm John Crawford, Paul Carr, Marvin Kaplan

10 Real People Who Survived Horror Movie Situations

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Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls Moe Howard, Leon Askin, John Considine

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The Psychopath John Ashton, Peter Renaday, Jackson Bostwick

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A Woman with Half Soul Seon-ae Ko, Young Jue, Ching Ri

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Hex Gary Busey, Keith Carradine, Scott Glenn

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The Cat Creature Meredith Baxter, John Carradine, Gale Sondergaard

Bucket List for Couples

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Death Smiles at a Murderer Klaus Kinski, Ewa Aulin, Attilio Dottesio

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Ganja & Hess Duane Jones, Leonard Jackson, Mabel King

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Terror in the Wax Museum Ray Milland, John Carradine, Broderick Crawford

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From Beyond the Grave Peter Cushing, Diana Dors, Donald Pleasence

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Female Vampire Jesús Franco, Lina Romay, Jack Taylor Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

Kids of Horror Movies: Where Are They Now?

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The Werewolf of Washington Cassandra Peterson, Dean Stockwell, Michael Dunn

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Voices David Hemmings, Gayle Hunnicutt, Lynn Farleigh

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Isn't It Shocking? Alan Alda

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Girls in Chains is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1973
Girls in Chains Cheryl Waters, Merrie Lynn Ross, John Stoglin

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Sweet Kill Tab Hunter, Isabel Jewell, John Aprea

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Scream, Pretty Peggy Bette Davis

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The Sinful Nuns of St. Valentine Franco Ressel, Corrado Gaipa, Paolo Malco

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Girls on the Road Ralph Waite, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Cody Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial