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

The urban aspirant photographer Joanna Eberhart moves from Manhattan to Stepford, Connecticut with her family. Her husband Walter Eberhart decided to live in a calm suburb, but Joanna did not like the neighborhood with beautiful and perfect housewives. She becomes friend of Bobbie Markowe and Charmaine Wimperis, and when they change Joanna tries to escape.

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.

Shivers

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.

Starring: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Barbara Steele, Allan Kolman, Susan Petrie, Ronald Mlodzik, Barry Baldaro, Vlasta Vrána, Dorothy Davis ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1975-10-10
5.

Race with the Devil

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

For old friends Roger (Peter Fonda) and Frank (Warren Oates) and their wives (Lara Parker of Dark Shadows and Loretta Swit of M*A*S*H), it was supposed to be "the best damn vacation they ever had." But their RV road trip takes a deadly detour at a secluded campsite when they accidentally witness a Satanic orgy and brutal human sacrifice. Now horror hits the highway as the couples are chased by blood-crazed cultists through some of the most intense crash-and-burn mayhem of the decade and into one of the greatest twist endings in drive-in history.

Starring: Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit, Lara Parker, R.G. Armstrong, Clay Tanner, Phil Hoover, Ricci Ware, Paul A. Partain, James N. Harrell ..
Directed by: Jack Starrett
Release date: 1975-06-01
Best Horror Movies of 1975 : Trilogy of Terror
6.

Trilogy of Terror

3.5
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
7.

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

3.4
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
8.

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 : 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

3.0
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 ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1975-06-06

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