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Horror 1970-1979 - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 102

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A Chronology of Horror Movie Posters 1970-1979.

Posters for Hammer horror films are not included but can be found in a separate hub - Hammer Horror - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 01

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Count Dracula (1970) Italian poster

Count Dracula (1970) Italian poster


Count Dracula (1970) Directed by Jesus Franco. 98mins.

Christopher Lee - Count Dracula
Herbert Lom - Abraham Van Helsing
Klaus Kinski - R.M Renfield
Soledad Miranda - Lucy Westenra
Maria Rohm - Mina Murray
Fred Williams - Jonathan Harker
Paul Muller - Dr. John Seward
Jack Taylor - Quincey Morris

Spanish-Italian-German horror film loosely based on the novel by Bram Stoker, first published in 1897.

IMDB rating 5.7

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Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)

Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)


Count Yorga, Vampire (1970) Directed by Bob Kelljan. 90mins.

Robert Quarry - Count Yorga

Also starring Roger Perry, Michael Murphy, Michael Macready, Donna Anders and Judy Lang.

A sequel - The Return of Count Yorga - was released a year later.

Tagline - Dashing, Dark and Deadly.

IMDB rating 5.6

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Cry of the Banshee (1970)

Cry of the Banshee (1970)

Cry of the Banshee (1970) Directed by Gordon Hessler. 91mins.

Vincent Price - Lord Edward Whitman

Also starring Elisabeth Bergner, Essy Persson, Hugh Griffith, Sally Geeson, Robert Hutton and Patrick Mower.

Despite the poster tagline, Poe had very little to do with this story of witches

IMDB rating 5.3

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The Dunwich Horror (1970)

The Dunwich Horror (1970)


The Dunwich Horror (1970) Directed by Daniel Haller. 90mins.

Sandra Dee - Nancy Wagner
Dean Stockwell - Wilbur Whateley

Also starring Ed Begley, Lloyd Bochner, Sam Jaffe and Talia Shire.

Based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft, published in 1929.

Tagline - The Devil's Spawn Is about to open the Gates of Hell!

IMDB rating 5.2

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House of Dark Shadows (1970)

House of Dark Shadows (1970)


House of Dark Shadows (1970) Directed by Dan Curtis. 97mins.

Jonathan Frid - Barnabas Collins

Also starring Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Roger Davis, Nancy Barrett and Thayer David.

Based on the gothic TV soap opera "Dark Shadows" (1966-1971).

Tagline - A Story of Blood Relations.

IMDB rating 6.1

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Scream and Scream Again (1970)

Scream and Scream Again (1970)


Scream and Scream Again (1970) Directed by Gordon Hessler. 95mins.

Vincent Price - Dr. Browning
Christopher Lee - Fremont
Peter Cushing - Major Benedek

Also starring Judy Huxtable, Alfred Marks, Michael Gothard and Peter Sallis.

SF-Horror based on the novel by Peter Saxon

Tagline - Triple Distilled Horror... as powerful as a vat of boiling acid!

IMDB rating 5.5

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The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) Directed by Robert Fuest. 94mins.

Vincent Price - Dr. Anton Phibes
Joseph Cotten - Dr. Vesalius

Also starring Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas, Virginia North, Peter Jeffrey, Derek Godfrey and John Cater.

One of Vincent Price's iconic horror roles.

Sequel - Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

IMDB rating 7.0

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The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)

The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)


The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971) Directed by Piers Haggard. 93mins.

Patrick Wymark - The Judge
Linda Hayden - Angel Blake
Barry Andrews - Ralph Gower

Also starring Michele Dotrice, Wendy Padbury, Anthony Ainley and Tamara Ustinov.

Witches and devil worshippers in the 17th century.

Tagline - A CHILL-FILLED Festival of HORROR!

IMDB rating 6.3

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The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

The House That Dripped Blood (1971) Directed by Peter Duffell. 102mins.

Christopher Lee - John Reid
Peter Cushing - Philip Grayson

Also starring Nyree Dawn Porter, Denholm Elliott, Jon Pertwee, Joss Ackland, Chloe Franks, Tom Adams and Ingrid Pitt.

Horror Anthology.

The stories are - Method for Murder, Waxworks, Sweets to the Sweet and The Cloak.

Tagline - Vampires! Voodoo! Vixens! Victims!

IMDB rating 6.5

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The Asphyx (1972)

The Asphyx (1972)

The Asphyx (1972) Directed by Peter Newbrook. 99mins.

Robert Stephens - Sir Hugo Cunningham
Robert Powell - Giles Cunningham

Also starring Jane Lapotaire, Alex Scott, Ralph Arliss and Fiona Walker.

A scientist looking at films of people about to die notices a ghostly asphyx hovering near the victims, he plans on capturing his asphyx by cheating death

Tagline - Immortality ... what would you sacrifice for it?

IMDB rating 6.2

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Asylum (1972)

Asylum (1972)

Asylum (1972) Directed by Roy Ward Baker. 88mins.

Peter Cushing - Mr. Smith
Britt Ekland - Lucy
Herbert Lom - Dr. Byron

Also starring Patrick Magee, Barry Morse, Robert Powell, Charlotte Rampling, Sylvia Syms and Richard Todd.

Horror Anthology.

The stories are - Frozen Fear, The Weird Tailor, Lucy Comes to Stay and Mannikins of Horror.

Tagline - You have nothing to lose but your mind.

IMDB rating 6.4

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Blacula (1972)

Blacula (1972)


Blacula (1972) Directed by William Crain. 93mins.

William Marshall - Prince Mamuwalde / Blacula

Also starring Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala, Gordon Pinsent and Charles Macaulay as Dracula.

1780. Prince Mamuwalde gets bitten by Dracula and becomes... Blacula!

Sequel - Scream Blacula Scream (1973).

Tagline - Dracula's Soul Brother!

IMDB rating 5.4

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Tales from the Crypt (1972)

Tales from the Crypt (1972)

Tales from the Crypt (1972) Directed by Freddie Francis. 92mins.

Ralph Richardson - The Crypt Keeper
Joan Collins - Joanne Clayton
Peter Cushing - Arthur Grimsdyke

Also starring Roy Dotrice, Richard Greene, Ian Hendry, Patrick Magee and Barbara Murray.

Horror Anthology based on EC comics stories.

The stories are - And All Through the House, Reflection of Death, Poetic Justice, Wish You Were Here and Blind Alleys.

IMDB rating 6.9

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Horror Express (1972)

Horror Express (1972)

Horror Express (1972) Directed by Eugenio Martin. 90mins.

Christopher Lee - Sir Alexander Saxton
Peter Cushing - Dr. Wells
Telly Savalas - Captain Kazan

Also starring Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa and Julio Pena.

Spanish SF-horror.

A cult classic.

Tagline - A nightmare of terror travelling aboard the Horror Express!

IMDB rating 6.4

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Last House on the Left (1972)

Last House on the Left (1972)

Last House on the Left (1972) Directed by Wes Craven. 91mins.

Starring Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler and Richard Towers.

Wes Craven's first movie.

Tagline - To avoid fainting, keep repeating: "It's only a movie, only a movie, only a movie..."

IMDB rating 5.9

(a remake was released in 2009 and directed by Dennis Lliadis)

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Frogs (1972)

Frogs (1972)

Frogs (1972) Directed by George McCowan. 91mins.

Ray Milland - Jason Crockett
Sam Elliott - Pickett Smith

Also starring Joan Van Ark, Adam Roarke, Judy Pace and Lynn Borden.

"... ribbit... ribbit... ribbit..."

Eco-Horror. Today the pond, tomorrow the world!

Tagline - Nature Strikes Back!

IMDB rating 4.0

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And Now the Screaming Starts (1973)

And Now the Screaming Starts (1973)


And Now the Screaming Starts (1973) Directed by Roy Ward Baker. 91mins.

Peter Cushing - Dr. Pope
Herbert Lom - Henry Fengriffen
Stephanie Beacham - Catherine Fengriffen

Also starring Patrick Magee, Ian Ogilvy, Geoffrey Whitehead and Guy Rolfe.

Supernatural horror based on a novel by David Case.

Tagline - The hand crawls... the hand threatens... the hand LIVES!!

IMDB rating 5.7

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The Vault of Horror (1973)

The Vault of Horror (1973)


The Vault of Horror (1973) Directed by Roy Ward Baker. 83mins.

Starring Daniel Massey, Terry-Thomas, Curt Jurgens, Dawn Addams, Michael Craig, Edward Judd, Tom Baker, Denholm Elliott, Anna Massey and Glynis Johns.

Horror Anthology based on EC comics stories.

The stories are - Midnight Mess, The Neat Job, This Trick'll Kill You, Bargain in Death and Drawn and Quartered.

IMDB rating 6.4

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The Creeping Flesh (1973)

The Creeping Flesh (1973)

The Creeping Flesh (1973) Directed by Freddie Francis. 94mins.

Christopher Lee - James Hildern
Peter Cushing - Emmanuel Hildern

Also starring Lorna Heilbron, George Benson, Kenneth J. Warren and Duncan Lamont.

A scientist discovers a strange prehistoric humanoid skeleton which starts to grow flesh when exposed to water.

Tagline - A terrifying journey through the nightmare worlds of evil, insanity and terrible revenge.

IMDB rating 6.2

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The Legend of Hell House (1973)

The Legend of Hell House (1973)

The Legend of Hell House (1973) Directed by John Hough. 95mins.

Roddy McDowall - Benjamin Fischer
Pamela Franklin - Florence Tanner
Clive Revill - Dr. Barrett
Gayle Hunnicutt - Ann Barrett
Michael Gough - Emeric Belasco

Based on the novel 'Hell House' by Richard Matheson, published in 1971.

A team of psychic investigators spend a week at the Belasco House, which claims to be the 'Mount Everest' of haunted houses.

Tagline - For the sake of your sanity, pray it isn't true!

IMDB rating 6.8

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Theatre of Blood (1973)

Theatre of Blood (1973)

Theatre of Blood (1973) Directed by Douglas Hickox. 104mins.

Vincent Price - Edward Lionheart
Diana Rigg - Edwina Lionheart
Ian Hendry - Peregrine Devlin

Also starring Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Robert Coote, Diana Dors, Jack Hawkins, Michael Hordern, Arthur Lowe, Robert Morley, Dennis Price, Milo O'Shea and Eric Sykes.

Excellent horror movie and one of Vincent Price's best roles.

A Shakespearean actor takes bloody revenge on his harshest critics

Tagline - Vincent Price has reserved a seat for you in the "Theatre of Blood."

IMDB rating 7.1

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The Wicker Man (1973) Belgian poster

The Wicker Man (1973) Belgian poster

The Wicker Man (1973) Directed by Robin Hardy. 88mins (100mins)

Edward Woodward - Sergeant Howie
Christopher Lee - Lord Summerisle

Also starring Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt and Aubrey Morris.

Critically acclaimed horror thriller written by Anthony Shaffer and based on the novel "Ritual" by David Pinner, published in 1967.

IMDB rating 7.7

(Remade in 2006, directed by Neil LaBute and starring Nicolas Cage.)


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The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973) Directed by William Friedkin. 122mins (132mins)

Ellen Burstyn - Chris MacNeil
Linda Blair - Regan MacNeil
Max von Sydow - Father Merrin
Jason Miller - Father Damian Karras
Lee J. Cobb - Lt. William Kinderman
Kitty Winn - Sharon Spencer
Jack MacGowran - Burke Dennings
Mercedes McCambridge - Demon (voice)

Based on the demonic bestseller by William Peter Blatty, published in 1971.

Georgetown, Washington. A young girl is possessed by a demon, her mother frantically scans yellow pages for an exorcist.

The Exorcist was incredibly successful at the box office, costing $12m to produce the film grossed $441m worldwide catapaulting it into the top 5 highest grossing films ever made at the time.

Adjusted for inflation it is currently the 9th highest grossing film of all time and has sold more cinema tickets than any other horror movie.

Nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Ellen Burstyn), Best Supporting Actress (Linda Blair) and Best Supporting Actor (Jason Miller), winning 2 - Best Screenplay and Best Sound.

IMDB rating 8.0

(Followed by two sequels and two prequels)

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Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) UK poster

Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) UK poster

Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) Directed by Paul Morrissey. 95mins.

Udo Kier - Baron Frankenstein
Joe Dallesandro - Nicholas

Also starring Monique van Vooren, Arno Juerging, Dalila Di Lazzaro and Srdjan Zelenovic.

Also known as - Andy Warhol's Frankenstein.

Violence, gore and nudity with a dash of necrophilia.

Released in 3D.

IMDB rating 5.6

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Blood for Dracula (1974) Spanish poster

Blood for Dracula (1974) Spanish poster

Blood for Dracula (1974) Directed by Paul Morrissey. 106mins.

Udo Kier - Count Dracula
Joe Dallesandro - Mario Balato

Also starring Vittorio De Sica, Maxime McKendry, Arno Juerging and Milena Vukotic.

Also known as - Andy Warhol's Dracula.

Dracula (Udo Kier) is dying, he needs the blood of young virgins to keep himself alive and they are getting scarce.

The film had to be cut by 9 minutes to receive an R rating in the U.S. It was released uncut on DVD.

IMDB rating 6.0

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) French poster

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) French poster

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Directed by Tobe Hooper. 83mins.

Starring Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail, Teri McMinn and Gunnar Hansen as Leatherface.

Banned in some countries, it's notoriety made The Texas Chainsaw Massacre a big hit at the box office, costing just $300,000 to produce and grossing $30.8m making it a very profitable film.

Surprisingly little gore and almost continuous screaming by the leading lady in the last half hour, nevertheless one of the landmark movies in modern horror.

IMDB rating 7.5

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