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1. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

87 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 219,652 | Gross: $47.00M

2. The Last House on the Left (1972)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

68 Metascore

Two teenage girls heading to a rock concert for one's birthday try to score marijuana in the city, where they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln

Votes: 31,268 | Gross: $3.10M

3. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 31,018 | Gross: $4.05M

4. A Bay of Blood (1971)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The murder of a wealthy countess, which was erroneously deemed suicide, triggers a chain reaction of brutal killings in the surrounding bay area, as several unscrupulous characters try to take over her large estate.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso, Anna Maria Rosati

Votes: 8,774

5. Torso (1973)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A string of appalling lust murders shocks the University of Perugia as a sadistic serial killer strangles to death beautiful college girls with a red and black scarf.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont, Luc Merenda, John Richardson

Votes: 5,248

6. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

A hooded serial killer terrorizes the residents of a small Arkansas town in 1946.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Jimmy Clem

Votes: 6,664

7. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

67 Metascore

In 1961 suburban New Jersey, a withdrawn adolescent girl is suspected of her younger sister's brutal murder during her First Communion, and a series of subsequent stabbings.

Director: Alfred Sole | Stars: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster

Votes: 8,882

8. Tourist Trap (1979)

PG | 90 min | Horror

A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by a masked assailant who uses his telekenetic powers to control the attraction's mannequins.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness, Robin Sherwood

Votes: 7,715

9. The Toolbox Murders (1978)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A ski-masked maniac kills apartment complex tenants with the contents of a toolbox.

Director: Dennis Donnelly | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin, Wesley Eure, Nicolas Beauvy

Votes: 3,258

10. Hands of the Ripper (1971)

R | 85 min | Horror

As a young child Jack the Ripper's daughter witnesses him kill her mother. As a young woman she carries on the murderous reign of her father. A psychiatrist tries to cure her with tragic consequences.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow, Keith Bell

Votes: 2,129

11. Frightmare (1974)

R | 88 min | Horror

After escaping a death sentence for her hideous crimes, a seemingly rehabilitated woman settles in an isolated farmhouse with her husband, only to ache, once more, for blood, and a crash-course in surgery. Is, indeed, her old self back?

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Deborah Fairfax, Paul Greenwood

Votes: 1,974

12. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)

R | 96 min | Horror

Actors rehearsing a show at a mysterious seaside theater are being killed off by an unknown maniac.

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Ray Brooks, Jenny Hanley, Luan Peters, Robin Askwith

Votes: 673

13. Schizo (1976)

R | 109 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A recently-married woman who has been labeled as mentally unstable begins to suspect that someone close to her is the culprit in a sudden string of murders.

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Lynne Frederick, John Leyton, Stephanie Beacham, John Fraser

Votes: 973

14. Tower of Evil (1972)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A group of experienced archeologists are searching for an old and mystic Phoenician treasure when they are surprised by a series of mysterious murders...

Director: Jim O'Connolly | Stars: Bryant Haliday, Jill Haworth, Mark Edwards, Jack Watson

Votes: 1,380 | Gross: $0.03M

15. The Comeback Kids (2014– )

Comedy

Richie Eisenberg & Gary Fischer were child stars in the 80's. Now in their 40's, they're giving their big dream another chance. The problem, Hollywood has changed and they both struggle to make sense of a business they once conquered.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Joe Cipriano, Keith Coogan, Melissa Disney

Votes: 18

16. The Comeback (1978)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Jack Jones, Pamela Stephenson, David Doyle, Bill Owen

Votes: 827

17. The Last House on the Beach (1978)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Thriller, Horror

Sister Cristina (Florinda Bolkan) plays a nun who takes the teenage girls in her care to a remote house where they rehearse A Midsummer Night's Dream. Three thugs show up, brutally raping ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Prosperi | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Ray Lovelock, Flavio Andreini, Sherry Buchanan

Votes: 576

18. Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.

Director: Theodore Gershuny | Stars: Patrick O'Neal, James Patterson, Mary Woronov, Astrid Heeren

Votes: 3,698

19. Fright (1971)

PG | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Honor Blackman, Susan George, Ian Bannen, John Gregson

Votes: 1,189 | Gross: $0.17M

20. Giallo a Venezia (1979)

91 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

In Venice a detective is on the trail of a killer who commits a double murder (a married couple) then more grisly killings occur. Sex, drugs, gore and perversions are ingredients of this sadistic and sleazy giallo.

Director: Mario Landi | Stars: Leonora Fani, Jeff Blynn, Gianni Dei, Michele Renzullo

Votes: 714

21. Raw Meat (1972)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror

When a government official disappears in the London tunnels, after several reports of missing people in the same location, Scotland Yard start to take the matter seriously, along with a couple who stumble into a victim by accident.

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd, Sharon Gurney

Votes: 3,574

22. Savage Weekend (1979)

R | 88 min | Horror

Several couples head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask.

Directors: David Paulsen, John Mason Kirby | Stars: Christopher Allport, Jim Doerr, David Gale, Devin Goldenberg

Votes: 1,242

23. Scream Bloody Murder (II) (1972)

R | 90 min | Horror

A disturbed boy kills his father with his farm tractor and his arm is mangled in the process. He's taken to a mental hospital where he's outfitted with a hook to replace his lost hand and, ... See full summary »

Director: Marc B. Ray | Stars: Fred Holbert, Leigh Mitchell, Robert Knox, Ron Bastone

Votes: 955

24. Three on a Meathook (1972)

R | 80 min | Horror

Four girls go on a romping weekend at a lake, and have car problems on the way home. A nice local boy takes them back to his farm, where he lives with his father. Something ghastly happens,... See full summary »

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Charles Kissinger, James Carroll Pickett, Sherry Steiner, Madelyn Buzzard

Votes: 624

25. Drive In Massacre (1976)

R | 74 min | Horror, Mystery

Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.

Director: Stu Segall | Stars: John F. Goff, Steve Vincent, Douglas Gudbye, Verkina Flower

Votes: 1,518

26. Sisters of Death (1976)

PG | 87 min | Mystery, Thriller

During an all-girl secret society initiation, one of the new members is killed playing Russian Roulette. Many years later the survivors are invited for a reunion to a lavish estate, which ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Mazzuca | Stars: Arthur Franz, Claudia Jennings, Cheri Howell, Sherry Boucher

Votes: 867

27. The Demon (1979)

R | 94 min | Horror

Random people are terrorized by a malevolent man who brings their worst fears to life.

Director: Percival Rubens | Stars: Jennifer Holmes, Cameron Mitchell, Craig Gardner, Zoli Marki

Votes: 789

28. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

75 Metascore

Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths and must survive the terrors of Leatherface and his family.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 130,198 | Gross: $30.86M

29. Don't Hang Up (1974)

PG | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

In this horror movie, a dutiful grand-daughter goes home to take care of her elderly grandmother. Once there, she finds herself trapped inside the house with a homicidal maniac.

Director: S.F. Brownrigg | Stars: Susan Bracken, Larry O'Dwyer, Gene Ross, James N. Harrell

Votes: 469

30. The House That Vanished (1973)

R | 96 min | Horror

A young model and her petty thief boyfriend find their way through the English fog to a backwoods manor in hopes of looting it. What they find instead is murder.

Director: José Ramón Larraz | Stars: Andrea Allan, Karl Lanchbury, Maggie Walker, Peter Forbes-Robertson

Votes: 405

31. The Single Girls (1974)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A group of swingers at a Caribbean resort are stalked by a mysterious killer.

Directors: Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian | Stars: Claudia Jennings, Jean Marie Ingels, Cheri Howell, Joan Prather

Votes: 173

32. Criminally Insane (1975)

R | 61 min | Horror, Thriller

An obese woman recently released from an insane asylum kills anyone who attempts to get her to stop eating.

Director: Nick Millard | Stars: Priscilla Alden, Michael Flood, Jane Lambert, Robert Copple

Votes: 767

33. The Last Victim (1976)

PG | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A serial rapist stalks and murders prostitutes.

Director: Jim Sotos | Stars: Tanya Roberts, Ron Max, Nancy Allen, Brian Freilino

Votes: 382

34. Meatcleaver Massacre (1977)

R | 85 min | Horror

When a professor specializing in ancient rites and rituals is attacked and his family killed by four of his students, he summons an evil spirit to hunt down the attackers and avenge his family.

Director: Evan Lee | Stars: Christopher Lee, Larry Justin, J. Arthur Craig, James Habif

Votes: 343

35. Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

R | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 8,546 | Gross: $20.00M

36. The Driller Killer (1979)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

66 Metascore

An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz, Baybi Day, Harry Schultz

Votes: 6,349

37. The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher (1979)

R | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Hollywood Strangler ("Johnathan Click") kills young models... Skid Row Slasher kills winos ... What will happen when they meet?

Director: Ray Dennis Steckler | Stars: Pierre Agostino, Carolyn Brandt, Chuck Alford, Jim Parker

Votes: 346

38. Massacre at Central High (1976)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A high school transfer student, pushed to the edge by a trio of brutal bullies, resorts to murder to reclaim the school from oppression, and later turns against the students wanting to fill the vacuum of their oppressors.

Director: Rene Daalder | Stars: Derrel Maury, Andrew Stevens, Robert Carradine, Kimberly Beck

Votes: 1,565

39. Mardi Gras Massacre (1978)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror

Police try to capture someone who is commiting ritual murders of women during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Director: Jack Weis | Stars: Curt Dawson, Gwen Arment, William Metzo, Laura Misch Owens

Votes: 553

40. Madhouse (1981)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

A woman is pursued by her murderous, psychopathic twin sister in the days leading up to their birthday.

Director: Ovidio G. Assonitis | Stars: Patricia Mickey, Michael MacRae, Dennis Robertson, Morgan Most

Votes: 1,455

41. Madhouse (1974)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

Director: Jim Clark | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri

Votes: 3,256

42. Theater of Blood (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews

Votes: 8,896