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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Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1974
Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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Caroline Munro, Ian Hendry, Julian Holloway

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Anulka Dziubinska, Bessie Love, Michael Byrne

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Symptoms Peter Vaughan, Raymond Huntley, Mike Grady

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Peter Cushing, Patrick Troughton, Madeline Smith

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Ghost Story Marianne Faithfull, Larry Dann, Anthony Bate

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Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Michael Parkinson

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Tom Baker, Donald Pleasence, Julie Ege

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Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, David Healy

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3 2
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John Marley, Henderson Forsythe, Lynn Carlin

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3 2
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John Ratzenberger, Rory Calhoun, Roberts Blossom

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3 2
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Winter Kill Nick Nolte, Andy Griffith, Eugene Roche

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3 2
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Christopher Lee, Joan Collins, Herbert Lom
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3 2
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Arthur Kennedy, Anita Colby, Ray Lovelock

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Michael Ansara, William Wellman Jr., John P. Ryan

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Troy Donahue, Martine Beswick, Mary Woronov

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2 2
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Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Edward Kalinski

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2 2
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Craze Jack Palance, Diana Dors, Trevor Howard
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2 2
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Jorge Russek, Black Shadow, Blue Demon

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2 2
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Peopletoys Leif Garrett, Sorrell Booke, Gene Evans

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2 2
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The Killer Reserved Nine Seats Howard Ross, Janet Ågren, Eva Czemerys

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2 2
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John Carradine, John Ireland, Faith Domergue

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2 2
The Perfume of the Lady in Bla... is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Juanita Moore, William Marshall, Austin Stoker