Best Fantasy Movies of 1972

1.

Slaughterhouse-Five

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Billy Pilgrim, a veteran of the Second World War, finds himself mysteriously detached from time, so that he is able to travel, without being able to help it, from the days of his childhood to those of his peculiar life on a distant planet called Tralfamadore, passing through his bitter experience as a prisoner of war in the German city of Dresden, over which looms the inevitable shadow of an unspeakable tragedy.

Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans, Valerie Perrine, Holly Near, Perry King, Kevin Conway, Friedrich von Ledebur, Ekkehardt Belle ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1972-03-15
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Images
2.

Images

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.

Starring: Susannah York, René Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi, Hugh Millais, Cathryn Harrison, John Morley, Barbara Baxley ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1972-05-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : The Amazing Mr Blunden
3.

The Amazing Mr Blunden

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Mysterious old solicitor Mr. Blunden visits Mrs. Allen and her young children in their squalid, tiny Camden Town flat and makes her an offer she cannot refuse. The family become the housekeepers to a derelict country mansion in the charge of the solicitors. One day the children meet the spirits of two other children who died in the mansion nearly a hundred years prior. The children prepare a magic potion that allows them to travel backwards in time to the era of the ghost children. Will the children be able to help their new friends and what will happen to them if they do?

Starring: Laurence Naismith, Lynne Frederick, Garry Miller, Rosalyn Landor, Marc Granger, Diana Dors, Dorothy Alison, James Villiers, Madeline Smith, David Lodge ..
Directed by: Lionel Jeffries
Release date: 1972-12-07
4.

Blacula

3.5
5.7/10 IMDB

An 18th century African prince is turned into a vampire while visiting Transylvania. Two centuries later, he rises from his coffin attacking various residents of Los Angeles and meets Tina, a woman who he believes is the reincarnation of his deceased wife.

Starring: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala, Gordon Pinsent, Charles Macaulay, Elisha Cook Jr., Emily Yancy, Ketty Lester, Lance Taylor Sr. ..
Directed by: William Crain
Release date: 1972-08-25
5.

Gargoyles

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

After receiving word about a mysterious carcass/skeleton unearthed in the Arizona desert, a father and his daughter decide to remove it from the burial grounds for further study. Once they do so, they, as well as the town, are besieged by a colony of gargoyles living in some nearby caverns.

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Jennifer Salt, Grayson Hall, Bernie Casey, Scott Glenn, William Stevens, John Gruber, Woody Chambliss, Jim Connell, Timothy Burns ..
Directed by: Bill L. Norton
Release date: 1972-11-21
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
6.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

An all-star cast highlights this vibrant musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's immortal tale. One day, plucky young Alice follows a white rabbit down a hole and discovers a world of bizarre characters.

Starring: Fiona Fullerton, Michael Crawford, Robert Helpmann, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Michael Jayston, Hywel Bennett, Davy Kaye, William Ellis, Freddie Earlle ..
Directed by: William Sterling
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Angels and Cherubs
7.

Angels and Cherubs

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

A tragic celestial-western that explores Adam and Eve's paradise from a surreal point of view.

Starring: Roberto Cañedo, Jorge Humberto Robles, Helena Rojo, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Cecilia Pezet, David Silva, Vicente Lara ..
Directed by: Rafael Corkidi
Release date: 1972-12-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Boys in the Sand
8.

Boys in the Sand

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Casey Donovan stars in this dream-like sex fantasy set in New York's notorious Fire Island. First, he crosses paths in the woods with Peter Fisk, then has poolside sex with Danny DiCioccio, before hooking up with Tommy Moore around the house.

Starring: Casey Donovan, Peter Fisk, Danny Di Cioccio, Tommy Moore ..
Directed by: Wakefield Poole
Release date: 1972-02-09
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Street of a Thousand Pleasures
9.

Street of a Thousand Pleasures

2.6
4.7/10 IMDB

An American scientist prevents an attempt against an oil Sheik, who, in return, opens the gates of his harem to his saviour. There, nude girls invite him to explore their bodies. Has anyone escaped from the street of a thousand pleasures?

Starring: Uschi Digard, Joyce Mandel, Michelle Angelo, Adele Rein, Neola Graef, Maria Lease, John Tull, Cathy Crowfoot, Bambi Allen, Kathy Williams ..
Directed by: William Rotsler
Release date: 1972-04-19
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : The Pied Piper
10.

The Pied Piper

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants her dowry to pay his army while his father taxes the people to build a cathedral he thinks will save his soul. A local apothecary who's a Jew seeks a treatment for the plague; the priests charge him with witchcraft. One of the minstrels, who has soothed the Mayor's daughter with his music, promises to rid the town of rats for the fee. The Mayor agrees, then renigs. In the morning, the plague, the Jew's trial, and the Piper's revenge come at once.

Starring: Donovan, Diana Dors, Donald Pleasence, Roy Kinnear, John Hurt, Michael Hordern, Jack Wild, Peter Vaughan, Keith Buckley, Cathryn Harrison ..
Directed by: Jacques Demy
Release date: 1972-12-27

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