Best Horror Movies of 1971

1.

The Abominable Dr. Phibes

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Famous organist Anton Phibes is horribly disfigured in an automobile accident while rushing to the side of his sick wife and presumed to be dead. Once Phibes learns that his wife died on the operating table, he is convinced the doctors are responsible and begins exacting his revenge on all those involved.

Starring: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Virginia North, Terry-Thomas, Sean Bury, Susan Travers, David Hutcheson, Edward Burnham, Alex Scott, Peter Gilmore ..
Directed by: Robert Fuest
Release date: 1971-05-18
2.

10 Rillington Place

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

The story of British serial killer John Christie, who committed most or all of his crimes in the titular terraced house, and the miscarriage of justice involving Timothy Evans.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, John Hurt, Judy Geeson, Pat Heywood, Isobel Black, Miss Riley, André Morell, Robert Hardy, Phyllis MacMahon, Gabrielle Daye ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1971-02-10
3.

Twins of Evil

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

While dabbling in Satanism, Count Karstein resurrects Mircalla Karnstein who initiates him into vampirism. As a rash of deaths afflicts the village, Gustav the head of Puritan group leads his men to seek out and destroy the pestilence. One of his twin nieces has become inflicted with the witchcraft but Gustav's zeal and venom has trapped the innocent Maria, threatening her with a tortuous execution, whilst Frieda remains free to continue her orgy of evil.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, Madeleine Collinson, Mary Collinson, Isobel Black, Kathleen Byron, David Warbeck, Katya Wyeth, Damien Thomas, Luan Peters ..
Directed by: John Hough
Release date: 1971-10-03
4.

Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

In foggy London Dr Jekyll experiments on newly deceased women determined to discover an elixir for immortal life. Success enables his spectacular transformation into the beautiful but psychotic Sister Hyde who stalks the dark alleys of Whitechapel for young, innocent, female victims, ensuring continuation of the bloodstained research. With each transformation Sister Hyde becomes the more dominant personality, determined to eventually suppress the frail, ineffectual Dr Jekyll forever.

Starring: Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick, Gerald Sim, Lewis Fiander, Susan Brodrick, Dorothy Alison, Ivor Dean, Philip Madoc, Irene Bradshaw, Neil Wilson ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1971-10-17
5.

The House That Dripped Blood

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Nyree Dawn Porter, Denholm Elliott, Jon Pertwee, Joanna Dunham, Joss Ackland, John Bennett, Chloe Franks, Tom Adams ..
Directed by: Peter Duffell
Release date: 1971-02-22
6.

What's the Matter with Helen?

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap their way to stardom.

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver, Micheál MacLiammóir, Agnes Moorehead, Helene Winston, Peggy Rea, Logan Ramsey, Paulle Clark, Yvette Vickers ..
Directed by: Curtis Harrington
Release date: 1971-06-30
7.

Let's Scare Jessica to Death

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Newly released from a mental ward, Jessica hopes to return to life the way it was before her nervous breakdown. But when Jessica moves to a country house with her husband and a close friend, she finds a mysterious girl living in there who may or may not be a vampire. Jessica's terror and paranoia resurface as evil forces surround her, making her wonder: Are the visions real or is she slipping back into madness?

Starring: Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Gretchen Corbett, Alan Manson, Mariclare Costello, Kevin O'Connor ..
Directed by: John D. Hancock
Release date: 1971-08-06
8.

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist.

Starring: Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks, Ralph Richardson, Hugh Griffith, Lionel Jeffries, Pat Heywood, Rosalie Crutchley, Michael Gothard, Judy Cornwell ..
Directed by: Curtis Harrington
Release date: 1971-10-31
9.

The Night Visitor

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

An insane Swedish farmer escapes from an asylum to get revenge on his sister, her husband and others.

Starring: Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard, Liv Ullmann, Per Oscarsson, Rupert Davies, Andrew Keir, Jimmy Kennedy, Arthur Hewlett, Hanne Bork, Gretchen Franklin ..
Directed by: László Benedek
Release date: 1971-02-10
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10.

The Blood on Satan's Claw

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The accidental unearthing of Satan’s earthly remains causes the children of a 17th-century English village to slowly convert into a coven of devil worshipers.

Starring: Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden, Barry Andrews, James Hayter, Michele Dotrice, Anthony Ainley, Howard Goorney, Charlotte Mitchell, Avice Landone, Wendy Padbury ..
Directed by: Piers Haggard
Release date: 1971-01-28

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