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The Best '70s Horror Movies

Updated November 10, 2020 45k votes 3.6k voters 86.6k views111 items

List RulesVote up your favorite horror films that were released between 1970 and 1979

This list of the best '70s horror movies are ranked by horror buffs, film buffs, and Ranker buffs. President Richard Nixon’s resignation, the age of disco, the end of the Vietnam War, the oil crisis, the Camp David Accords – for most, these are the highlights of the 1970s decade. For others, it was The Exorcist, Halloween, and Dawn of the Dead. But which ones these '70s horror films is the best horror films of the 1970s?

Let’s face it: some of the movies from this decade were just, well, cheesy. Fortunately, others classic '70s hororr movies have stood the test of time as being some of the greatest horror movies of all time. Whether you’re in the mood for more of a realistic thriller, a cheesy girl’s night kind of flickm or a old scary movie that was based on actual events, there’s a horror movie on this list that will make your night.

This list discusses the best horror movies of the '70s, including: Alien, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes, and The Wicker Man. Vote for your favorite 1970s horror movies to see which one makes it to the top.

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