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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
Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal
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Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey
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Caroline Munro, Ian Hendry, Julian Holloway
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Peter Cushing, Patrick Troughton, Madeline Smith
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Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Michael Parkinson
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Symptoms Peter Vaughan, Raymond Huntley, Mike Grady
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Ghost Story Marianne Faithfull, Larry Dann, Anthony Bate
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Anulka Dziubinska, Bessie Love, Michael Byrne
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John Marley, Henderson Forsythe, Lynn Carlin
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Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, David Healy
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Tom Baker, Donald Pleasence, Julie Ege
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John Ratzenberger, Rory Calhoun, Roberts Blossom
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Michael Ansara, William Wellman Jr., John P. Ryan
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Arthur Kennedy, Anita Colby, Ray Lovelock
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Winter Kill Nick Nolte, Andy Griffith, Eugene Roche
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Christopher Lee, Joan Collins, Herbert Lom
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Troy Donahue, Martine Beswick, Mary Woronov
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Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Edward Kalinski
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Juanita Moore, William Marshall, Austin Stoker
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Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson, Gabriele Lavia
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Charles Robinson, Richard Lawson, Ed Geldart
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Peopletoys Leif Garrett, Sorrell Booke, Gene Evans
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The Killer Reserved Nine Seats Howard Ross, Janet Ågren, Eva Czemerys
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Horror High Abner Haynes, Austin Stoker, John Niland
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Chosen Survivors Jackie Cooper, Alex Cord, Bradford Dillman