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
6.6/10 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
7.6/10 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 : Images
6.

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 Horror Movies of 1972 : The Stone Tape
7.

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
8.

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
9.

Asylum

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A young psychiatrist applies for a job at a mental asylum, and must pass a test by interviewing four patients. He must figure out which of the patients, is in fact, the doctor that he would be replacing if hired.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Patrick Magee, Herbert Lom, Britt Ekland, Barry Morse, Charlotte Rampling, Barbara Parkins, Robert Powell, Sylvia Syms, Richard Todd ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1972-11-17
10.

Vampire Circus

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

After a spate of murders, the villagers of Schtettel kill the depraved perpetrator, Count Mitterhouse. Fifteen years later the Circus of Nights appeared in the plague-ridden village and its performers include Mitterhouse's mistress, children and cousins. They have come to Schtettel to fulfil the Count's last words, an evil, vicious curse of death and destruction on those who participated in his impaling. The children of Schtettel become the targets for a brutal and devastating revenge as the Vampire Circus rehearses for its most deadly performance.

Starring: Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters, Anthony Higgins, John Moulder-Brown, Laurence Payne, Richard Owens, Lynne Frederick, Skip Martin, David Prowse, Domini Blythe ..
Directed by: Robert Young
Release date: 1972-04-30

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