Top 25 Horror Movies of the 1970s

Here is a list of the Top 25 Horror movies of the 1970s.  The Horror Syndicate’s panel of horror fans voted on a lot of movies from each decade.  These are the top 25 from the 1970s.  These films were judged in five different categories on a scale of 1 to 10 and the scores were added up and put in the order from 25 to 1.  The number 25 movie has the lowest score, where 1 has the highest.

This list is going to be a yearly list and if you think we missed something, please let us know.  We are always looking for ways to improve our lists.  Maybe next year you can be on the panel to judge.

The 1970s were a big decade for horror movies, between Grindhouse features and most of top 10 type classics, it was a decade of change.  It seems every decade offers something a little different.  The 1930s and 40s we saw a lot of classic monsters and Gothic style movies.  The 1950s were the Atomic age of horror, bleeding into the 1960s.  The 1960s were a mixed bag, we had the Atomic age, Gothic Horror thanks to Hammers, Thrillers like Psycho and the birth of the new age with films like Rosemary’s Baby and Night of the Living Dead.

The 1970s gave us something kind of different.  We saw Italian Giallos pick up their pace, Gorey horror movies pop up and the Slasher genre’s birth.

So let us dig right in to this list.  Don’t forget to let us know.  We do have two other lists for you to check out.

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25. The Wicker Man (1973)

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24. It’s Alive (1974)

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23. The Dunwich Horror (1970)

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22. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

 

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21. Bay of Blood (1971)

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20. The Last House on the Left (1972)lasthouseleft-b

 

19. Salem’s Lot (1979)

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18. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

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17. The Brood (1979)

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16. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

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15. Black Christmas (1974)

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14. Deep Red (1975)

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13. The Amityville Horror (1979)

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12. Phantasm (1979)

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11. Zombi 2 (1979)

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10. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

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9. Suspiria (1977)

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8. Carrie (1976)

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7. The Omen (1976)

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6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

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5. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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4. Halloween (1978)

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3. The Exorcist (1973)

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2. Jaws (1975)

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1.Alien (1979)

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So, what do you think of this list?  What did we miss?  Where do these rank in the Top 100 of All-time?  Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

 

About Ray Marek III 261 Articles
I am a lifelong horror fan. I have written for a few web sites, Kung-Fu Comrades, Nightfall Unlimited and Rage of Rayzor. Freddy's Revenge was the first Horror Film I watched, I was 5. When my mom found out I liked horror films, she began challenging me. Soon to follow were the likes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Dawn of the Dead. Horror is in my blood, I want to share that with you...my blood...horror. I write unpublished comics. Lifelong dream is to write comics for a major comic book publisher or build my own comic book company.