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Added by the giraffe on 12 May 2011 06:45
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My favorite Horror movies - 70s

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Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 1586 Average listal rating (1011 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 165 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Duel (1971)
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People who added this item 82 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.3
Shock (1977)
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People who added this item 479 Average listal rating (267 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
House (1977)
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People who added this item 2403 Average listal rating (1639 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Halloween (1978)
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People who added this item 2691 Average listal rating (1729 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Carrie (1976)
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People who added this item 1850 Average listal rating (1195 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 591 Average listal rating (386 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 4584 Average listal rating (3096 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8
Jaws (1975)
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People who added this item 251 Average listal rating (146 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 1066 Average listal rating (626 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 388 Average listal rating (276 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
Phantasm (1979)
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People who added this item 550 Average listal rating (333 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 208 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 168 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 400 Average listal rating (261 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
Zombi (1979)
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People who added this item 238 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
The Crazies (1973)
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People who added this item 555 Average listal rating (363 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 154 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
The Sentinel (1977)
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Purely entertaining

None of these are essential, but they're all solidly entertaining...especially if you're into horror.
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Maybe for you, but not for me

These films inevitably pop up on most people's lists for the 70s (horror or not), so I figured I'd mention them in a separate section to avoid a plague of comment-questions. It's been 13 years now since I've seen Eraserhead, but at the time I found it an incomprehensible mess. I assume that its fans mostly love it simply because it can't be understood; I hated it. I'm not even sure if it counts as horror, unless you count the experience of trying to watch it. So it's possible a re-watch now might change my opinion, but I doubt it.

While all the rest are well-made films, I simply couldn't buy into the premise of The Exorcist or The Omen, and therefore found them more laughable than scary. Your results may differ. As for Suspiria I watched it with a group of friends during a horror movie marathon and none of us could get into it despite the fact it looked pretty. That one may require a re-watch.
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Unseen horrors

Horror movies from this decade that I haven't watched yet which may end up on this list in the future.

Suggestions welcome!

This list was helped along by the following lists:
History of Horror by diabolical dr voodoo

Best in Horror: 1970's by Xanadon't


See also:
My favorite Horror movies by decade for links to my lists for other decades
My favorite performances - Horror
My Top 20 Horror Films

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