Horror 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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Black Christmas Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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

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Ghost Story Marianne Faithfull, Larry Dann, Anthony Bate

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Vampyres Anulka Dziubinska, Bessie Love, Michael Byrne

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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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Deranged John Ratzenberger, Rory Calhoun, Roberts Blossom

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Deathdream John Marley, Henderson Forsythe, Lynn Carlin

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

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

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Phase IV Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, David Healy

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

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Sugar Hill Charles Robinson, Richard Lawson, Ed Geldart

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

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

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

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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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The Perfume of the Lady in Bla... is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Who Are You? Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson, Gabriele Lavia

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Chosen Survivors Jackie Cooper, Alex Cord, Bradford Dillman

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Frightmare Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Edward Kalinski

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

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Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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Shocking Asia

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Devil's Island Lovers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1974
Devil's Island Lovers Dennis Price, Howard Vernon, Luis Barboo

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The Cannibal Man Emma Cohen, Eusebio Poncela, Rafael Hernández

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Bad Ronald Dabney Coleman, Linda Purl, Lisa Eilbacher

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Seizure Troy Donahue, Martine Beswick, Mary Woronov

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

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Killdozer! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1974
Killdozer! Clint Walker, Robert Urich, Neville Brand

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The House of Seven Corpses John Carradine, John Ireland, Faith Domergue

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Şeytan Ferdi Merter, İsmail Hakkı Şen, Ahmet Kostarika

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Garden of the Dead Lee Frost, John Dullaghan

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The Beauties and the Beast Colleen Brennan, Uschi Digard, Marius Mazmanian

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I Dismember Mama Greg Mullavey, Geri Reischl, Zooey Hall

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Kill Barbara with Panic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1974
Kill Barbara with Panic Dante Rivero, Susan Roces, Mary Walter

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Act of Vengeance Peter Brown, Jennifer Lee, Jo Ann Harris

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Nightmare Circus Andrew Prine, Sherry Alberoni, Sheila Bromley

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The AntiChrist Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer, Alida Valli

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Black Mamba Eddie Garcia, John Ashley, Laurice Guillen

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A Black Ribbon for Deborah Gig Young, Bradford Dillman, Luigi Antonio Guerra

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The Blood Spattered Bride Alexandra Bastedo, Simón Andreu, Maribel Martín