Best Horror Movies of 1975

1.

Jaws

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey Kramer, Susan Backlinie, Jonathan Filley, Chris Rebello ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1975-06-18
2.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky'.

Starring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Meat Loaf, Charles Gray, Fran Fullenwider ..
Directed by: Jim Sharman
Release date: 1975-08-14
3.

The Stepford Wives

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.

Starring: Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Nanette Newman, Judith Baldwin, Peter Masterson, Tina Louise, Carol Eve Rossen, William Prince, Mary Stuart Masterson, Patrick O'Neal ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1975-02-12
4.

If It's a Man - Hang Up!

3.5
7.3/10 IMDB

A young model is terrorized by a peeping tom and obscene phone calls.

Starring: Carol Lynley, Tom Conti, Gerald Harper, David Gwillim, Paul Angelis, Michael Byrne, John Cater ..
Directed by: Shaun O'Riordan
Release date: 1975-04-11
Best Horror Movies of 1975 : Trilogy of Terror
5.

Trilogy of Terror

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Three bizarre horror stories ending with the story of an African doll out for blood.

Starring: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes, Jim Storm, Gregory Harrison, Kathryn Reynolds, Tracy Curtis, Orin Cannon, Walker Edmiston ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1975-03-04
6.

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

When college professor Peter Proud begins to experience flashbacks from a previous incarnation, he is mysteriously drawn to a place he has never been before but which is troublingly familiar. As if drawn to her by cosmic force, he soon finds himself unwittingly in the company of his previous incarnation's wife. This woman, Marcia Curtis, recognizes in Peter startling characteristics which he shares with her dead husband, Jeff. Even the sound of his voice seems at times to be that of the dead man. Peter becomes romantically drawn to Ann Curtis who is or was his daughter (Jeff and Marcia's daughter). Recognizing the incestuous nature of their relationship, Mrs. Curtis tries to keep the two young people apart. But how? Must she reveal the terrible secret of the final minutes she shared with her husband in order to keep this man from her (their?) daughter?

Starring: Michael Sarrazin, Jennifer O'Neill, Margot Kidder, Cornelia Sharpe, Paul Hecht, Tony Stephano, Norman Burton, Anne Ives, Debralee Scott, Steve Franken ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1975-04-25
Best Horror Movies of 1975 : Alice Cooper: The Nightmare
7.

Alice Cooper: The Nightmare

3.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Steven, a character from Alice Cooper's album “Welcome to My Nightmare”, encounters a surreal dream fantasy, guided by the spirit of the nightmare. This TV special won an Emmy for best video tape editing in 1976. (from: http://www.thesoundofvincentprice.com/nightmare.html)

Starring: Alice Cooper, Vincent Price, Linda Googh, Robyn Blythe, Sheryl Cooper, Gene Montoya, Uchi Sugiyama ..
Directed by: Jorn H. Winther
Release date: 1975-04-25
Best Horror Movies of 1975 : Recorded Live
8.

Recorded Live

3.3
7.5/10 IMDB

A young man at the University of Southern California, called only Mr. Aaines, goes to a job interview at a television studio, where he is told over that phone that he seems like a fine candidate for taking over the management. Unfortunately, when he gets to the "studio" (more like a castle fit for a deranged scientist), all he finds are two mysterious videotape reels who seem to have a life of their own, and a hunger for human flesh.

Starring: John Goodwin ..
Directed by: S. S. Wilson
Release date: 1975-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1975 : Murrain
9.

Murrain

3.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A young country vet begins to suspect that the superstitious local farmland is under the spell of a witch.

Starring: David Simeon, Bernard Lee, Una Brandon-Jones, David Neal, Marjorie Yates, John Golightly, Raymond Platt, Ray Dubbobbin, Philip Gilman ..
Directed by: John Cooper
Release date: 1975-07-27
10.

Bug

2.9
5.2/10 IMDB

An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James Parmiter, however, reveal an intent with much more far-reaching consequences.

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Richard Gilliland, Jamie Smith-Jackson, Alan Fudge, Jesse Vint, James Greene, Patty McCormack, Brendan Dillon, Jim Poyner ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1975-06-06

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