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Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies of 1974  

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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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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Black Christmas Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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Symptoms Peter Vaughan, Raymond Huntley, Mike Grady

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Vampyres Anulka Dziubinska, Bessie Love, Michael Byrne

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

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

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

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The Mutations Tom Baker, Donald Pleasence, Julie Ege

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Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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Madhouse Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Michael Parkinson

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

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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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Devil's Island Lovers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1974
Devil's Island Lovers Dennis Price, Howard Vernon, Luis Barboo

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Phase IV Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, David Healy

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

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Killdozer! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1974
Killdozer! Clint Walker, Robert Urich, Neville Brand

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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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Evil of Dracula

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Chosen Survivors Jackie Cooper, Alex Cord, Bradford Dillman

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

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

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Peopletoys Leif Garrett, Sorrell Booke, Gene Evans

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

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The Terminal Man George Segal, Jill Clayburgh, Donald Moffat

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Sugar Hill Charles Robinson, Richard Lawson, Ed Geldart

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

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

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Flavia the Heretic Florinda Bolkan, Anthony Higgins, María Casares

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Abby Juanita Moore, William Marshall, Austin Stoker

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

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

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

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Frightmare Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Edward Kalinski

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Female Trouble Divine, Mink Stole, Edith Massey

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

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

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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