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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 1605 Average listal rating (1023 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 169 Average listal rating (99 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 34 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.6
Duel (1971)
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People who added this item 87 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.3
Shock (2010)
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People who added this item 501 Average listal rating (286 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.4
House (1977)
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People who added this item 2447 Average listal rating (1668 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Halloween (1978)
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People who added this item 2715 Average listal rating (1751 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Carrie (1976)
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People who added this item 1887 Average listal rating (1216 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 601 Average listal rating (394 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 4606 Average listal rating (3111 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8
Jaws (1975)
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People who added this item 257 Average listal rating (149 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 1086 Average listal rating (637 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 402 Average listal rating (286 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
Phantasm (1979)
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People who added this item 558 Average listal rating (340 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 173 Average listal rating (105 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 413 Average listal rating (271 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Zombie (1979)
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People who added this item 247 Average listal rating (137 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
The Crazies (1973)
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People who added this item 574 Average listal rating (379 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 156 Average listal rating (92 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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