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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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Frankenstein Susan Strasberg, Bo Svenson, Robert Foxworth

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

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

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

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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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Horror Express Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas

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Theatre of Blood Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Harry Andrews

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

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The Crazies Lynn Lowry, Harry Spillman, Richard Liberty

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The Night Strangler Darren McGavin, Margaret Hamilton, John Carradine

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Sisters Margot Kidder, Charles Durning, Olympia Dukakis

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

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

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6 5
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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

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The Severed Arm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1973
The Severed Arm John Crawford, Paul Carr, Marvin Kaplan

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Sssssss Strother Martin, Dirk Benedict, Heather Menzies

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

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

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2 1
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Ganja & Hess Duane Jones, Leonard Jackson, Mabel King

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2 1
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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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2 1
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The Hanging Woman Paul Naschy, Gérard Tichy, Carla Mancini

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2 1
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Season of the Witch Ann Muffly, Raymond Laine, Virginia Greenwald

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2 1
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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Jim Hutton, Kim Darby, Barbara Anderson

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

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Encounter with the Unknown Rod Serling, Gary Brockette

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The Creeping Flesh Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Duncan Lamont

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Psychomania George Sanders, Robert Hardy, Beryl Reid

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

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3 3
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A Woman with Half Soul Seon-ae Ko, Young Jue, Ching Ri

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3 3
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The Cat Creature Meredith Baxter, John Carradine, Gale Sondergaard

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3 3
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Hex Gary Busey, Keith Carradine, Scott Glenn

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3 3
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The Psychopath John Ashton, Peter Renaday, Jackson Bostwick

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

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2 2
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Death Smiles at a Murderer Klaus Kinski, Ewa Aulin, Attilio Dottesio

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2 2
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Terror in the Wax Museum Ray Milland, John Carradine, Broderick Crawford

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2 2
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Female Vampire Jesús Franco, Lina Romay, Jack Taylor - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Voices David Hemmings, Gayle Hunnicutt, Lynn Farleigh

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

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Isn't It Shocking? Alan Alda

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1 1
Girls in Chains is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1973
Girls in Chains Cheryl Waters, Merrie Lynn Ross, John Stoglin

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

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The Mansion of Madness Claudio Brook, David Silva, Pancho Córdova

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

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Sweet Kill Tab Hunter, Isabel Jewell, John Aprea

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1 1
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Hunchback of the Morgue Paul Naschy, Manuel de Blas, Antonio Pica

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1 1
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Scream, Pretty Peggy Bette Davis