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
2.

Images

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Cathryn is suffering from schizophrenia and is haunted by hallucinations of apparitions. Her husband has his mind on other things, while her mental state is deteriorating. She is unable to define whether the people around her, like visitors to their house, are real or imaginary.

Starring: Susannah York, René Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi, Hugh Millais, Cathryn Harrison, John Morley, Barbara Baxley ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1972-12-18
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
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Harvey
5.

Harvey

3.5
8.0/10 IMDB

Elwood P. Dowd's constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall invisible rabbit. To his sister, his obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in her plans to marry off her daughter. However, when she decides to put Elwood in a mental institution, a mix-up occurs, and she finds herself committed instead. It's now up to Elwood and "Harvey" to straighten out the mess.

Starring: James Stewart, Helen Hayes, Marian Hailey, Dorothy Blackburn, Madeline Kahn, Jesse White, Richard Mulligan, John McGiver, Arlene Francis, Martin Gabel ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1972-03-20
6.

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 : The Scarecrow
7.

The Scarecrow

3.2
7.0/10 IMDB

Just before the Salem Witch Trials, an embittered old woman, who has learned witchcraft, teams up with the Devil, and brings a scarecrow to life as part of her diabolical revenge on the judge who was once her lover.

Starring: Nina Foch, Norman Lloyd, Blythe Danner, Will Geer, Gene Wilder, Joan Tompkins, Elisha Cook Jr., Pete Duel, Peter Kastner ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1972-01-10
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
8.

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
9.

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
10.

Boys in the Sand

2.9
6.8/10 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

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