Best Horror Movies of 1972

1.

Frenzy

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

After a serial killer strangles several women with a necktie, London police identify a suspect—but he's the wrong man.

Starring: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey, Alec McCowen, Vivien Merchant, Billie Whitelaw, Clive Swift, Bernard Cribbins, Jean Marsh ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1972-04-14
2.

The Last House on the Left

4.3
6.0/10 IMDB

A disturbed gang of youths kidnap, torture and murder two teenage girls; unbeknownst to the gang, the parents of one of the girls live nearby...

Starring: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler, Richard Towers, Cynthia Carr, Ada Washington, Marshall Anker ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1972-08-30
3.

Tales from the Crypt

4.3
7.0/10 IMDB

Five people find themselves in a tomb. The Crypt keeper explains why they are there through a series of frightening stories. Based on the classic comic book.

Starring: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Roy Dotrice, Richard Greene, Ian Hendry, Patrick Magee, Barbara Murray, Nigel Patrick, Robin Phillips, Ralph Richardson ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1972-03-09
4.

Horror Express

4.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Mysterious and unearthly deaths start to occur while Professor Saxton is transporting the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature he found in Manchuria back to Europe.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa, Julio Peña, Ángel del Pozo, Helga Liné, Alice Reinheart, José Jaspe ..
Directed by: Eugenio Martín
Release date: 1972-09-30
5.

The Night Stalker

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Wisecracking reporter Carl Kolchak investigates a string of gruesome murders in Las Vegas. It seems that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of all their blood. Kolchak is sure that it is a vampire. He's hot on the trail, but nobody believes him. His editor thinks he's nuts and the police think he's a hindrance in the investigation, so Kolchak takes matters into his own hand.

Starring: Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Ralph Meeker, Claude Akins, Charles McGraw, Kent Smith, Elisha Cook Jr., Stanley Adams, Larry Linville ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1972-01-11
Best Horror Movies of 1972 : The Stone Tape
6.

The Stone Tape

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A research team from an electronics company move into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium. When team member Jill Greeley witnesses a ghost, team director Peter Brock decides not only to analyse the apparition, which he believes is a psychic impression trapped in a stone wall (dubbed a "stone tape"), but to exorcise it too - with terrifying results...

Starring: Michael Bryant, Jane Asher, Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Bates, Reginald Marsh, Tom Chadbon, John Forgeham, Philip Trewinnard, James Cosmo, Neil Wilson ..
Directed by: Peter Sasdy
Release date: 1972-01-31
7.

Dr. Phibes Rises Again

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

The vengeful Doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.

Starring: Vincent Price, Robert Quarry, Valli Kemp, Hugh Griffith, John Thaw, Keith Buckley, Lewis Fiander, Gerald Sim, Milton Reid, Peter Jeffrey ..
Directed by: Robert Fuest
Release date: 1972-07-01
8.

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
9.

The Asphyx

3.2
6.2/10 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 Horror Movies of 1972 : Death Line
10.

Death Line

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. When a top civil servant becomes the latest to disappear down there Scotland Yard start to take the matter seriously. Helping them are a young couple who get nearer to the horrors underground than they would wish.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd, Sharon Gurney, Hugh Armstrong, June Turner, Clive Swift, James Cossins, Heather Stoney, Christopher Lee ..
Directed by: Gary Sherman
Release date: 1972-01-01

Also check Best horror movies of 1973.

Check out our top containing the Best Horror Movies of 1972 - PickTheMovie.com. This top was obtained with our unique algorithm ordered by our unique ranking system.

tmdb