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Added by Xanadon't on 15 Feb 2011 12:40
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Best in Horror: 1970's

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Alien (1979)
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The Brood (1979)
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Deliverance (1972)
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Zombi 2 (1979)
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Cutting Room Floor

Movies that didn't quite make the grade.

My dozen favorite of the decade. Subject to change as I catch up on titles.

Recommendations welcome!!

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Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Feb 17 23:10
A few of these I need to check out apparently. Nice to see some love for The Wicker Man and Phantasm. Amityville Horror would be higher on my list, while The Exorcist (which did nothing but make me laugh when I saw it) wouldn't be on it at all.

Confused by the absence of Carrie & Dawn of the Dead.

Recommendations: Theater of Blood (head to Netflix instant watch) and Four Flies on Grey Velvet (which Netflix has on DVD, surprisingly)
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Feb 18 11:27
Never did see Carrie, and perhaps even more unforgivable, never saw Dawn of the Dead either.

Heh, can we still be friends?

oOo, never heard of Theater of Blood, and been wondering for a while now if Four Flies is worth a look. Thanks for the recommendations!! And I promise I'll try to rectify my classic horror negligence sometime soon ;)
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Feb 18 18:04
That explains it then. Go watch them! I think Carrie is on instant...I know it was in October anyway.
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Jan 5 5:54
Fantastic list, my friend! I haven't seen The Wicker Man, The Brood or The Sentinel yet, though, but I agree with the rest of your picks.
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Nov 23 21:21
`Blood on Satan`s Claw`, `Asylum` `Let`s Scare Jessica to Death`, `From Beyond the Grave`, `Let Sleeping Corpses Lie`, `Don`t Torture a Duckling`, `Deathdream` and `The Other` are all worth a look as well, from the same decade (if you haven`t already seen them)
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Nov 23 21:22
Great list!!!

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