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List of the best 1974 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 1974, 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.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Young Frankenstein are only the beginning of the movies on this list. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1974, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Vampyres Anulka Dziubinska, Bessie Love, Michael Byrne

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Black Christmas Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1974
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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Ghost Story Marianne Faithfull, Larry Dann, Anthony Bate

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Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter Caroline Munro, Ian Hendry, Julian Holloway

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Symptoms Peter Vaughan, Raymond Huntley, Mike Grady

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Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell Peter Cushing, Patrick Troughton, Madeline Smith

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Madhouse Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Michael Parkinson

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The Mutations Tom Baker, Donald Pleasence, Julie Ege

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It's Alive Michael Ansara, William Wellman Jr., John P. Ryan

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Deathdream John Marley, Henderson Forsythe, Lynn Carlin

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The Cannibal Man Emma Cohen, Eusebio Poncela, Rafael Hernández

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Phase IV Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, David Healy

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Let Sleeping Corpses Lie Arthur Kennedy, Anita Colby, Ray Lovelock

The Scariest Demon Toys in Film History

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Killdozer! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1974
Killdozer! Clint Walker, Robert Urich, Neville Brand

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Blood for Dracula Roman Polanski, Vittorio De Sica, Udo Kier

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Devil's Island Lovers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1974
Devil's Island Lovers Dennis Price, Howard Vernon, Luis Barboo

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House of Whipcord Celia Imrie, Patrick Barr, Ray Brooks - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Deranged John Ratzenberger, Rory Calhoun, Roberts Blossom

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Dark Places Christopher Lee, Joan Collins, Herbert Lom - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

The Sexiest Vampire Movies Ever Made

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Evil of Dracula

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Sugar Hill Charles Robinson, Richard Lawson, Ed Geldart

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The Terminal Man George Segal, Jill Clayburgh, Donald Moffat

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Devil's Possessed Paul Naschy, Luis Induni, Vidal Molina

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Horror High Abner Haynes, Austin Stoker, John Niland - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Grave of the Vampire William Smith, Michael Pataki, Eric Mason

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The Killer Reserved Nine Seats Howard Ross, Janet Ågren, Eva Czemerys

The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

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Peopletoys Leif Garrett, Sorrell Booke, Gene Evans

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Chosen Survivors Jackie Cooper, Alex Cord, Bradford Dillman

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I Spit on Your Corpse Kent Taylor, Georgina Spelvin, Robert Livingston

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The Perfume of the Lady in Bla... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1974
The Perfume of the Lady in Black Lara Wendel, Mimsy Farmer, Mario Scaccia

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Craze Jack Palance, Diana Dors, Trevor Howard - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Abby Juanita Moore, William Marshall, Austin Stoker

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Flavia the Heretic Florinda Bolkan, Anthony Higgins, María Casares

Stars Who Passed on Iconic Hollywood Roles

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Winter Kill Nick Nolte, Andy Griffith, Eugene Roche

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Who Are You? Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson, Gabriele Lavia

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The Killer Snakes Li Jen Ho, Lin Lin Li, Chun Chen

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Female Trouble Divine, Mink Stole, Edith Massey

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Frightmare Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Edward Kalinski

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Andy Warhol's Frankenstein Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro, Carla Mancini

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Santo y Blue Demon Contra el Dr. Frankenstein Jorge Russek, Black Shadow, Blue Demon

The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies

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School of the Holy Beast Fumio Watanabe, Yumi Takigawa, Yayoi Watanabe

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Count Dracula's Great Love Paul Naschy, José Manuel Martín, Álvaro de Luna

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Son of Dracula Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, Dennis Price

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The Hand That Feeds the Dead is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1974
The Hand That Feeds the Dead Klaus Kinski, Erol Taş, Ayhan Işık

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Lover of the Monster Klaus Kinski, Erol Taş, Ayhan Işık

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Killer Bees Kate Jackson, Gloria Swanson, Craig Stevens

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Shanks Marcel Marceau, Tsilla Chelton, Philippe Clay

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Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks Rossano Brazzi, Michael Dunn, Edmund Purdom