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.

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
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3.

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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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.

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
7.

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
8.

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
Best Horror Movies of 1974 : Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
9.

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Dr Simon Helder, sentenced to an insane asylum for crimes against humanity, recognises its director as the brilliant Baron Frankenstein, the man whose work he had been trying to emulate before his imprisonment. Frankenstein utilises Helder's medical knowledge for a project he has been working on for some time. He is assembling a man from vital organs extracted from various inmates in the asylum. And the Baron will resort to murder to acquire the perfect specimens for his most ambitious project ever.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse, John Stratton, Michael Ward, Norman Mitchell, Elsie Wagstaff, Christopher Cunningham, Patrick Troughton ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1974-05-02
10.

Frightmare

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

In 1957, Dorothy and Edmund Yates (Keith and Rupert Davies) were committed to an institution for the criminally insane, she for acts of murder and cannibalism and he for covering up her crimes. Fifteen years later, they are pronounced fit for society and released. However, in Dorothy's case the doctors may have jumped the gun a bit. Edmund and eldest daughter, Jackie (Deborah Fairfax), try to discover just how far Mother's bloodlust has taken her. Meanwhile, youngest daughter Debbie (Kim Butcher) begins to explore the crazy roots of her family tree as fully as possible.

Starring: Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Deborah Fairfax, Paul Greenwood, Kim Butcher, Fiona Curzon, Jon Yule, Trisha Mortimer, Pamela Fairbrother, Edward Kalinski ..
Directed by: Pete Walker
Release date: 1974-11-05

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