Best Fantasy Movies of 1972

1.

Slaughterhouse-Five

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

A man named Billy Pilgrim tells the story of how he became unstuck in time and was abducted by aliens.

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 : The Amazing Mr Blunden
2.

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
3.

Gargoyles

3.2
6.2/10 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
4.

The Asphyx

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Hugo is a brilliant turn-of-the-century scientist, loved and respected by his family and friends, admired by his colleagues. But he is a man quickly becoming obsessed with a curious and frightening question... what is the mysterious apparition found in the photographs of his dying subjects?

Starring: Robert Powell, Robert Stephens, Jane Lapotaire, Alex Scott, Ralph Arliss, Fiona Walker, Terry Scully, Tony Caunter, Paul Bacon ..
Directed by: Peter Newbrook
Release date: 1972-12-05
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
5.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

3.1
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
6.

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 CaƱedo, Jorge Humberto Robles, Helena Rojo, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Cecilia Pezet, David Silva, Vicente Lara ..
Directed by: Rafael Corkidi
Release date: 1972-12-08
7.

Blacula

3.0
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
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Boys in the Sand
8.

Boys in the Sand

2.9
6.6/10 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. Seminal in more ways than one, Boys In The Sand was the first XXX film of any orientation to bill it's director and actors; remains the only adult film ever reviewed in The New York Times; began the phenomenon of porn titles spoofing mainstream fare (in this case "The Boys In The Band"); and, alongside "Deep Throat," ushered in the '70s porn-chic era.

Starring: Casey Donovan, Peter Schneckenburger, Danny Di Cioccio, Tommy Moore ..
Directed by: Wakefield Poole
Release date: 1972-02-09
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : The Pied Piper
9.

The Pied Piper

2.5
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 ..
Directed by: Jacques Demy
Release date: 1972-12-27
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Savages
10.

Savages

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

A tribe of primitive "mudpeople" encounter a croquet ball, rolling through their forest. Following it, they find themselves on a vast, deserted Long Island estate. Entering, they begin to become civilized and assume the stereotypical roles and dress of people at a weekend party. There follows an allegory of upper-class behavior. At last, they begin to devolve toward their original status, and after a battle at croquet, they disappear into the woods.

Starring: Lewis J. Stadlen, Anne Francine, Thayer David, Susan Blakely, Russ Thacker, Salome Jens, Margaret Brewster, Neil Fitzgerald, Eva Saleh, Ultra Violet ..
Directed by: James Ivory
Release date: 1972-06-27

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