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The Best Haunted House Movies of the 70s

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List RulesAny haunted house movies released in the 1970's.

Haunted houses, bumps in the night. You know the drill... What's your favorite haunted house movie from the 70s?
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    ActorsKimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi, Yōko Minamida, Miki Jinbo, Kiyohiko Ozaki

    Directed byNobuhiko Obayashi

    House (Japanese: ハウス, Hepburn: Hausu) is a 1977 Japanese horror film directed and produced by Nobuhiko Obayashi. The film stars mostly amateur actors with only Kimiko Ikegami and Yōko Minamida having...  more
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    ActorsAldo Ray, Ann Michelle

    Directed byMichael A. DeGaetano

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    ActorsBette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed, Karen Black, Dub Taylor

    Directed byDan Curtis

    Burnt Offerings is a 1976 mystery horror film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Robert Marasco. Directed by Dan Curtis, the film stars Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Bette Davis, Lee H....  more
  • 4

    ActorsRoddy McDowall, Michael Gough, Pamela Franklin, Clive Revill, Gayle Hunnicutt

    Directed byJohn Hough

    The Legend of Hell House is a 1973 British horror film directed by John Hough and based on the American novel Hell House by Richard Matheson, who also wrote the screenplay. The film stars Pamela...  more
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    ActorsJames Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Murray Hamilton, Helen Shaver

    Directed byStuart Rosenberg

    The Amityville Horror is a 1979 American supernatural horror film, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, based on Jay Anson's bestselling 1977 novel of the same name. It is the first film in the Amityville...  more
  • 6

    ActorsSteven Spielberg, Darren McGavin, Ralph Bellamy, Sandy Dennis

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Something Evil is a 1972 horror television movie starring Sandy Dennis, Darren McGavin, and Ralph Bellamy. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the screenplay was written by Robert Clouse....  more
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    ActorsJim Hutton, Kim Darby, Barbara Anderson

    Directed byJohn Newland

    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is an American made-for-television dark fantasy film directed by John Newland and starring Kim Darby and Jim Hutton. It was released by Lorimar Productions and was first...  more
  • 8

    ActorsPeter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Stephanie Beacham, Ian Ogilvy, Norman Mitchell

    Directed byRoy Ward Baker

    A beautiful young bride discovers that her new family’s bloodline has been tainted by a vicious curse passed down from generation to generation....  more
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    ActorsChristopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, Peter Cushing, Jon Pertwee, Denholm Elliott

    Directed byPeter Duffell

    The House That Dripped Blood is a 1971 British horror anthology film directed by Peter Duffell and distributed by Amicus Productions. It stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Nyree Dawn Porter,...  more
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    ActorsChristopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Ava Gardner, Tom Berenger, Eli Wallach

    Directed byMichael Winner

    The Sentinel is a 1977 American horror film directed by Michael Winner and starring Cristina Raines, Chris Sarandon, Ava Gardner, Burgess Meredith, Sylvia Miles, and Eli Wallach. Christopher Walken,...  more
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    ActorsPamela Stephenson, David Doyle, Richard Johnson, Jack Jones, Bill Owen

    Directed byPete Walker

    The Comeback is a 1978 British horror film directed by Pete Walker. The film was first released in the United Kingdom on 16 June 1978 and was given a theatrical showing at the Barbican Centre in...  more
  • 12

    ActorsZohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Alan Manson, Mariclare Costello, Gretchen Corbett

    Directed byJohn D. Hancock

    Let's Scare Jessica to Death is a 1971 American horror film, directed by John D. Hancock and starring Zohra Lampert as Jessica. It depicts the nightmarish experiences of a psychologically fragile...  more
  • 13

    ActorsMia Farrow, Tom Conti, Keir Dullea, Jill Bennett, Robin Gammell

    Directed byRichard Loncraine

    Full Circle is a 1977 horror film directed by Richard Loncraine. Based on the novel Julia by Peter Straub, it represents the first film realization of one of his books. In this movie, a woman fleeing...  more
  • 14

    House of Dark Shadows


    ActorsJoan Bennett, Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Roger Davis, Kathryn Leigh Scott

    Directed byDan Curtis

    House of Dark Shadows is a 1970 feature-length horror film directed by Dan Curtis based on his Dark Shadows television series. Filming took place at Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York, with...  more
  • 15

    ActorsKate Jackson, David Selby, John Karlen, Clarice Blackburn, Grayson Hall

    Directed byDan Curtis

    Night of Dark Shadows is a 1971 horror film by Dan Curtis. It is the sequel to House of Dark Shadows. It centers on the story of Quentin Collins and his bride Tracy at the Collinwood Mansion in...  more
  • 16

    ActorsKlaus Kinski, Michèle Mercier, Anthony Franciosa, Silvano Tranquilli, Carla Mancini

    Directed byAntonio Margheriti

    Web of the Spider is the title of a 1971 Italian horror film directed by Antonio Margheriti, using the pseudonym Anthony M. Dawson. This film is also known as And Comes the Dawn... But Colored Red,...  more
  • 17

    ActorsJane Asher, James Cosmo, Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Bates, Michael Bryant

    Directed byPeter Sasdy

    The Stone Tape is a television play directed by Peter Sasdy and starring Michael Bryant, Jane Asher, Michael Bates and Iain Cuthbertson. It was broadcast on BBC Two as a Christmas ghost story in...  more
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    ActorsChristopher Lee, Joan Collins, Herbert Lom

    Directed byDon Sharp

    Dark Places is a 1973 British horror film directed by Don Sharp and starring Robert Hardy, Christopher Lee, Joan Collins and Herbert Lom....  more
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    ActorsDaniel Emilfork, Erika Blanc, Jean Servais, Lucien Raimbourg, Shirley Corrigan

    Directed byJean Brismée

    Devil's Nightmare is a Belgian/Italian horror film first released in Belgium under the title La plus longue nuit du diable and in Italy as La terrificante notte del demonio....  more
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    The Evil


    ActorsRichard Crenna, Joanna Pettet

    Directed byGus Trikonis

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    The House That Would Not Die


    ActorsBarbara Stanwyck

    Directed byJohn Llewellyn Moxey

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    ActorsLynn Redgrave, John Barron, Megs Jenkins, James Laurenson, Benedict Taylor

    Directed byDan Curtis

    The Turn of the Screw is a 1974 American television film directed by Dan Curtis based on the 1898 novel of the same name by Henry James....  more
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    Blacker Than the Night


    ActorsClaudia Islas, Helena Rojo

    Directed byCarlos Enrique Taboada

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    Crowhaven Farm


    ActorsHope Lange, Paul Burke

    Directed byWalter Grauman

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    ActorsDiana Dors, Madeline Smith, Rosalyn Landor, Dorothy Alison, Laurence Naismith

    Directed byLionel Jeffries

    The Amazing Mr. Blunden is a 1972 family mystery film directed by Lionel Jeffries, based on the novel The Ghosts by Antonia Barber....  more