Best Horror Movies of 1974

1.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

When Sally hears that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin, set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family's old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface, who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.

Starring: Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail, Teri McMinn, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen, John Dugan, Robert Courtin ..
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Release date: 1974-10-01
2.

Phantom of the Paradise

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

In this rock opera hybrid of Phantom of the Opera and Faust, fledgling singer-songwriter Winslow Leach finds himself double-crossed by the nefarious music producer Swan, who steals both his music and the girl Leach wants to sing it, Phoenix, for the grand opening of his rock palace, The Paradise. After Swan sends Leach to prison for trespassing, Leach endures a freak accident which leaves him disfigured and plans his revenge on both Swan and The Paradise, becoming the Phantom of the Paradise.

Starring: William Finley, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham, George Memmoli, Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor, Peter Elbling, Jennifer Ashley, Janit Baldwin ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1974-10-31
3.

Black Christmas

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

Starring: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Marian Waldman, Andrea Martin, James Edmond, Doug McGrath, Art Hindle, Lynne Griffin ..
Directed by: Bob Clark
Release date: 1974-10-11
4.

Phase IV

3.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Arizona ants mock the food chain on their way to a desert lab to get two scientists and a woman.

Starring: Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, Lynne Frederick, Alan Gifford, Robert Henderson, Helen Horton, David Healy ..
Directed by: Saul Bass
Release date: 1974-09-01
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5.

Frankenstein: The True Story

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Victor Frankenstein witnesses his creation turn uncontrollable after he's duped by his associate, Dr. Polidori.

Starring: James Mason, Leonard Whiting, David McCallum, Jane Seymour, Nicola Pagett, Michael Sarrazin, Michael Wilding, Tom Baker, Clarissa Kaye-Mason, Agnes Moorehead ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1974-09-19
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6.

Lucifer Rising

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Egyptian gods summons the angel Lucifer - in order to usher in a new occult age.

Starring: Kenneth Anger, Bobby Beausoleil, Donald Cammell, Marianne Faithfull, Myriam Gibril, Chris Jagger, Jimmy Page, Haydn Couts, Leslie Huggins, Francis Rose ..
Directed by: Kenneth Anger
Release date: 1974-04-10
7.

From Beyond the Grave

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Four customers purchase (or take) items from Temptations Limited, an antiques shop whose motto is "Offers You Cannot Resist". A nasty fate awaits all of them—particularly those who cheat the shop's Proprietor.

Starring: Peter Cushing, David Warner, Donald Pleasence, Ian Ogilvy, Ian Carmichael, Lesley-Anne Down, Ian Bannen, Diana Dors, Margaret Leighton, Nyree Dawn Porter ..
Directed by: Kevin Connor
Release date: 1974-02-23
8.

Bad Ronald

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Ronald Wilby is a maladjusted teen who accidentally kills a young girl whose sister spurned his romantic advances. Ronald's doting mother decides to protect her son by creating a concealed room in their home in which he will live. When the mother dies suddenly, Ronald stays hidden in the room, even after a new family moves into the home. Ronald uses his secret spaces to spy on the family, eventually taking one of the young girls hostage, with the hope of making her part of his secret world.

Starring: Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch, Dabney Coleman, Kim Hunter, John Fiedler, Linda Watkins, Cindy Fisher, Cindy Eilbacher, Lisa Eilbacher ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1974-10-23
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9.

Symptoms

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A young woman is invited by her girlfriend, who lives in an English country mansion, to stay there with her. The estate, however, isn't quite what it seems--and neither is the friend who issued the invitation.

Starring: Angela Pleasence, Peter Vaughan, Lorna Heilbron, Ronald O'Neil, Nancy Nevinson, Marie-Paule Mailleux, Mike Grady, Raymond Huntley ..
Directed by: José Ramón Larraz
Release date: 1974-05-10
10.

Dead of Night

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A young soldier who was thought to be killed in the line of duty in Vietnam returns home shortly thereafter, much to the confusion of his family. Upon his return, he exhibits strange, withdrawn behavior and begins wandering the streets at night.

Starring: John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Richard Backus, Henderson Forsythe, Anya Ormsby, Jane Daly, Michael Mazes, Arthur Anderson, Arthur Bradley, David Gawlikowski ..
Directed by: Bob Clark
Release date: 1974-08-28

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