Best Horror Movies of 1974

1.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

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
Best Horror Movies of 1974 : Lucifer Rising
4.

Lucifer Rising

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Lucifer Rising is a short film by director Kenneth Anger. The film was completed in 1972 and starred British singer Marianne Faithfull, but only widely distributed in 1980. The film's soundtrack was composed by Bobby Beausoleil.

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
5.

From Beyond the Grave

3.6
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
6.

Bad Ronald

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A shy teenager accidentally kills a mocking peer, and his mother helps him hide in a spare room in their house. Problems arise when the mother goes for an operation and dies, and the house is sold to a new family, with the teen still living inside.

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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7.

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
8.

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

When several young girls are found dead, left hideously aged and void of blood, Dr Marcus suspects vampirism. He enlists the help of the Vampire Hunter. Mysterious and powerful, Kronos has dedicated his life to destroying the evil pestilence. Once a victim of its diabolical depravity, he knows the vampire's strengths and weaknesses as well as the extreme dangers attached to confronting the potent forces of darkness.

Starring: Horst Janson, John Cater, Caroline Munro, John Carson, Shane Briant, Lois Daine, Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham, William Hobbs, Brian Tully ..
Directed by: Brian Clemens
Release date: 1974-04-07
9.

Phase IV

3.4
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 ..
Directed by: Saul Bass
Release date: 1974-09-01
10.

Dracula

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

Starring: Jack Palance, Simon Ward, Nigel Davenport, Fiona Lewis, Murray Brown, Penelope Horner, Pamela Brown, Sarah Douglas, Virginia Wetherell, Barbara Lindley ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1974-06-13

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