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

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

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The Crazies Lynn Lowry, Harry Spillman, Richard Liberty

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

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

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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

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The Creeping Flesh Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Duncan Lamont

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

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

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Horror Hospital Michael Gough, Dennis Price, Robin Askwith

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The Hanging Woman Paul Naschy, Gérard Tichy, Carla Mancini

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Psychomania George Sanders, Robert Hardy, Beryl Reid

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Hex Gary Busey, Keith Carradine, Scott Glenn

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

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

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Girls in Chains is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1973
Girls in Chains Cheryl Waters, Merrie Lynn Ross, John Stoglin

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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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Scream, Pretty Peggy Bette Davis

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Kiss Me, Kill Me Carroll Baker, George Eastman, Carla Mancini

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The Demons

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Santo y Blue Demon Contra Dracula y el Hombre Lobo Black Shadow, Agustin Martinez Solares, Aldo Monti

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Isn't It Shocking? Alan Alda

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

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The Pyx Christopher Plummer, Karen Black, Robin Gammell

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Sweet Kill Tab Hunter, Isabel Jewell, John Aprea

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And Now the Screaming Starts! Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Stephanie Beacham

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Don't Look in the Basement William McGhee, Gene Ross, Jessie Lee Fulton

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The Baby Ruth Roman, Michael Pataki, Marianna Hill

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Voices David Hemmings, Gayle Hunnicutt, Lynn Farleigh

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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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A Name for Evil Samantha Eggar, Robert Culp, Rene Bond

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No One Heard the Scream Carmen Sevilla, Vicente Parra

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The Norliss Tapes Angie Dickinson, Vonetta McGee, Michele Carey