Best Horror Movies of 1973

1.

The Exorcist

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.

Starring: Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, William O'Malley, Jack MacGowran, Barton Heyman, Peter Masterson ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 1973-05-31
2.

The Wicker Man

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.

Starring: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt, Robin Hardy, Aubrey Morris, Diane Cilento, Russell Waters, Lindsay Kemp, Irene Sunters ..
Directed by: Robin Hardy
Release date: 1973-12-01
3.

Don't Look Now

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Laura and John, grieved by a terrible loss, meet in Venice, where John is in charge of the restoration of a church, two mysterious sisters, one of whom gives them a message sent from the afterlife.

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania, Massimo Serato, Renato Scarpa, Leopoldo Trieste, Giorgio Trestini, David Tree, Ann Rye ..
Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
Release date: 1973-12-03
4.

Westworld

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a gunslinger robot goes berserk.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold, Alan Oppenheimer, Victoria Shaw, Dick Van Patten, Linda Gaye Scott, Steve Franken, Michael T. Mikler ..
Directed by: Michael Crichton
Release date: 1973-08-15
5.

Sisters

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is forced to take matters into her own hands. Her first move is to recruit private investigator Joseph Larch, who helps her to uncover a secret about Danielle's past that has them both seeing double.

Starring: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley, Lisle Wilson, Barnard Hughes, Mary Davenport, Dolph Sweet, Olympia Dukakis, Catherine Gaffigan ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1973-03-26
6.

The Legend of Hell House

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it is up to the team to survive a full week in isolation, and solve the mystery of the Hell House.

Starring: Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill, Gayle Hunnicutt, Roland Culver, Peter Bowles, Michael Gough ..
Directed by: John Hough
Release date: 1973-06-15
7.

The Crazies

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.

Starring: Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones, Lynn Lowry, Lloyd Hollar, Richard Liberty, Richard France, Harry Spillman, Bill Thunhurst, Stephen Liska ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1973-03-16
8.

The Vault of Horror

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

The sequel to Tales from the Crypt. Five strangers trapped in a basement vault converse about their recurring nightmares. Their stories include vampires, bodily dismemberment, east Indian mysticism, an insurance scam, and an artist who kills by painting his victims' deaths.

Starring: Anna Massey, Terry-Thomas, Glynis Johns, John Forbes-Robertson, Curd J├╝rgens, Dawn Addams, Ishaq Bux, Michael Craig, Edward Judd, Robin Nedwell ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1973-03-16
Best Horror Movies of 1973 : The Creeping Flesh
9.

The Creeping Flesh

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A scientist comes to believe that evil is a disease of the blood and that the flesh of a skeleton he has brought back from New Guinea contains it in a pure form. Convinced that his wife, a Folies Bergere dancer who went insane, manifested this evil he is terrified that it will be passed on to their daughter. He tries to use the skeleton's blood to immunise her against this eventuality, but his attempt has anything but the desired result.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Lorna Heilbron, George Benson, Kenneth J. Warren, Duncan Lamont, Harry Locke, Hedger Wallace, Michael Ripper, Catherine Finn ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1973-02-12
Best Horror Movies of 1973 : Night Watch
10.

Night Watch

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Ellen Wheeler, a rich widow, is recovering from a nervous breakdown. One day, while staring out the window, she witnesses a murder. But does anybody believe her?

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Billie Whitelaw, Robert Lang, Tony Britton, Bill Dean, Michael Danvers-Walker, Rosario Serrano, Pauline Jameson, Linda Hayden ..
Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
Release date: 1973-11-08

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