Best Thriller Movies of 1971
A man experiences a night-time world that is part foreboding nightmare, part sexual fantasy.
In Broad Daylight
A newly blind actor discovers his wife is cheating on him with his best friend and hatches a plot to murder her and frame his friend for it.
Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate
Four elderly ladies with a lot of time on their hands get the idea to create a fictional "girl" for a computer dating service. However, things take a turn for the worse when their description of the "girl" attracts a psychopath.
The Ski Bum
A ski instructor tries to teach a bunch of insanely eccentric people how to ski while dealing with everyone wanting his attention.
A street-smart witness (Ian McShane) to a gangland slaying tries to beat the hit man at his own game.
Five Desperate Women
Five young women vacation together at a resort on an isolated island. They are the resort's only customers and, aside from the boat captain who brought them here and the resort's handyman, Wylie, the island's only inhabitants. When one of the women is found dead, the others begin to fear the captain, who's been acting strangely. Wylie and the captain argue over the identity of the murderer, each accusing the other, and a fight erupts. Alarmed, the women attempt to leave the island, but the boat -- their only means of escape -- explodes and sinks before they can board it. Then Wylie comes to their aid, claiming to have killed the boat captain in self-defense and telling the women they're safe. But are they?
The Todd Killings
Based on the true story of '60s thrill-killer Charles Schmidt ("The Pied Piper of Tucson"), Skipper Todd (Robert F. Lyons) is a charismatic 23-year old who charms his way into the lives of high school kids in a small California town. Girls find him attractive and are only too willing to accompany him to a nearby desert area to be his "girl for the night." Not all of them return, however. Featuring Richard Thomas as his loyal hanger-on and a colorful assortment of familiar actors in vivid character roles including Barbara Bel Geddes, Gloria Grahame, Edward Asner, Fay Spain, James Broderick and Michael Conrad.
A young couple inadvertently gets mixed up with a coven of devil worshipers.
The police discover trace the perpetrators of a bank robbery to a group of organized criminals. The criminals attempt to use the sister of a deceased gang member to infiltrate the cops, but when she learns the gang was responsible for her brothers' death, she turns coat and assists the police in foiling the gang's plans.
The Lonely Violent Beach
A married couple on a weekend away when their private party is crashed by a band of local bikers. They tie up the man and the leader rapes his wife. The wife and the bike leader then fall for one another, that turns out to be bad news for the husband, and for the bike gang...