To Love, Perhaps to Die (Some Bizarre and Obscure cinema)

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1. Keep My Grave Open (1977)

R | 79 min | Horror

A crazy woman who lives in an old mansion thinks she's with her brother/lover, who lures victims to her.

Director: S.F. Brownrigg | Stars: Camilla Carr, Chelcie Ross, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ann Stafford

Votes: 312

2. Passi di danza su una lama di rasoio (1973)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A photographer named Kitty (Susan Scott) watched through a tourist telescope the killing of a woman through the window of a nearby house. She is unable to get a clear view of the killer's ... See full summary »

Director: Maurizio Pradeaux | Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Nieves Navarro, George Martin, Anuska Borova

Votes: 463

3. Scream Bloody Murder (1973)

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: 915

4. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

In 1946, a hooded serial killer terrorizes the residents of a small Arkansas town.

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

Votes: 6,329

5. Five Women for the Killer (1974)

95 min | Mystery, Thriller

Thriller about a reporter who comes home from an overseas assignment to find his baby in the hospital and his wife dead. The baby isn't his, the reporter learns from his doctor friend Lydia... See full summary »

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Francis Matthews, Pascale Rivault, Giorgio Albertazzi, Howard Ross

Votes: 180

6. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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In 1961 suburban New Jersey, a withdrawn adolescent girl is suspected of her younger sister's brutal murder during her First Communion, and a series of subsequent stabbings.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: 8,384

7. The Love Butcher (1975)

R | 85 min | Horror

The twisted tale of Caleb, and his alter ego Lester. After being pushed around too far, Caleb transforms into Lester and returns to those who have wronged him.

Directors: Don Jones, Mikel Angel | Stars: James Lemp, Kay Neer, Jeremiah Beecher, Richard Kennedy

Votes: 299

8. I Dismember Mama (1972)

R | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Albert tried to kill his rich snobby mother once. Then he was institutionalized. Now he's escaped. Albert is after his mother again. And he will torture and kill anything that lays in the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Leder | Stars: Zooey Hall, Geri Reischl, Joanne Moore Jordan, Greg Mullavey

Votes: 320

9. 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: 8,024 | Gross: $20.00M

10. Delirio caldo (1972)

Not Rated | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller, War

A respected doctor becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders.

Director: Renato Polselli | Stars: Mickey Hargitay, Rita Calderoni, Raul Lovecchio, Carmen Young

Votes: 858

11. Wicked, Wicked (1973)

PG | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A tongue-in-cheek psycho movie in "Duo-vision." The entire feature employs the split-screen technique used in parts of Brian De Palma's "Sisters" that same year. As a handyman at a seacoast... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: David Bailey, Tiffany Bolling, Randolph Roberts, Scott Brady

Votes: 472

12. Delirium (1979)

R | 90 min | Thriller

An ex-soldier is hired by local right-wingers as a vigilante to clean up criminals and street people. However, he freaks out and starts killing off everybody.

Director: Peter Maris | Stars: Turk Cekovsky, Debi Chaney, Terry TenBroek, Barron Winchester

Votes: 209

13. Blood Thirst (1971)

GP | 74 min | Horror

A sex-crimes specialist from New York travels to the Philippines to help his friend, a Manila homicide detective, solve a series of murders.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Robert Winston, Katherine Henryk, Yvonne Nielson, Vic Diaz

Votes: 293

14. Sisters (1972)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A fledgling Staten Island journalist witnesses a brutal murder in the neighboring apartment of a French-Canadian model, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley

Votes: 13,834

15. Deep Red (1975)

R | 127 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

89 Metascore

A jazz pianist and a wisecracking journalist are pulled into a complex web of mystery after the former witnesses the brutal murder of a psychic.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril

Votes: 28,630

16. Bluebeard (1972)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A World War I pilot whom everybody envies as a "ladykiller" actually is one - after he beds the women he's after, he murders them.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Richard Burton, Raquel Welch, Virna Lisi, Nathalie Delon

Votes: 1,064

17. Assault! Jack the Ripper (1976)

72 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Two restaurant employees begin a torturous and sexual killing spree after they accidentally kill a hitch hiker and find that murder and mutilation is their mutual aphrodisiac.

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Tamaki Katsura, Yuri Yamashina, Natsuko Yashiro, Yôko Azusa

Votes: 418

18. Hitch Hike to Hell (1983)

R | 87 min | Crime, Mystery

Howard is a mild-mannered young man who drives a truck for a commercial laundry. He's also a mother-obsessed psycho who picks up young female hitchhikers, rapes them and kills them. As the ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Berwick | Stars: Robert Gribbin, Russell Johnson, John Harmon, Randy Echols

Votes: 231

19. Sigappu Rojakkal (1978)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Thriller

Kamal Haasan, the central character, is a man terribly soured by his unvaryingly devastating encounters with the opposite sex. He develops a pathological hatred for women and uses his charm... See full summary »

Director: Bharathiraja | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Bhagyaraj, Goundamani

Votes: 671

20. The Corruption of Chris Miller (1973)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A serial killer uses a scythe to slash his murder victims--or maybe it's *her* murder victims?

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem | Stars: Jean Seberg, Marisol, Barry Stokes, Perla Cristal

Votes: 338

21. Beware My Brethren (1972)

R | 98 min | Horror

A religious sect called the Brethren has taken control of widow Birdy Wemys, sending her unstable son, Kenny, into a spiraling descent into madness. No woman is safe when Kenny's religious ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Ann Todd, Patrick Magee, Tony Beckley, Madeleine Hinde

Votes: 342

22. Blood Voyage (1976)

R | 80 min | Crime, Thriller, Horror

What is meant to be a pleasure cruise becomes a nightmare as murder follows murder on a small ship. With tension mounting, passengers and the crew turn on each other in a desperate attempt to identify the killer.

Director: Frank Mitchell | Stars: Warren Farlow, Jonathan Goldsmith, John Hart, Douglas Hume

Votes: 104

23. Up from the Depths (1979)

R | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community.

Director: Charles B. Griffith | Stars: Sam Bottoms, Susanne Reed, Virgil Frye, Kedric Wolfe

Votes: 642

24. Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (1972)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In this version of the famous story of the London serial killer, Jack not only likes to kill prostitutes but he is a cannibal as well.

Director: José Luis Madrid | Stars: Paul Naschy, Patricia Loran, Renzo Marignano, Orchidea De Santis

Votes: 250

25. 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: 341

26. An Eye for an Eye (1973)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

A children's television show host stalks and murders abusive parents.

Director: Larry G. Brown | Stars: Tom Basham, Gene Carlson, Gretchen Kanne, David Carlile

Votes: 118

27. The Killer Reserved Nine Seats (1974)

99 min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror

Patrick Davenant invites a group of friends to visit a theater inside his villa, a place which later reveals itself as sinister. Within a short time, the guests realize that they are ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Bennati | Stars: Rosanna Schiaffino, Chris Avram, Eva Czemerys, Lucretia Love

Votes: 510

28. I Start Counting (1969)

Not Rated | 105 min | Thriller

A 14-year-old girl coming to terms with her sexuality, discovers that her adored older brother may be guilty of a series of bizarre sex crimes.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Jenny Agutter, Bryan Marshall, Clare Sutcliffe, Simon Ward

Votes: 408

29. The Psycho Lover (1970)

R | 80 min | Crime, Horror

A psychiatrist plots to murder his wife, but with a new twist: he will brainwash a patient he is treating into committing the crime.

Director: Robert Vincent O'Neil | Stars: Lawrence Montaigne, Jo Anne Meredith, Elizabeth Plumb, Frank Cuva

Votes: 158

30. Stunt Squad (1977)

92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

After criminal gangs wreak havoc in the streets of Italy, a take-no-guff police commissioner forms a highly trained band of motorcycle riding cops to stop them.

Director: Domenico Paolella | Stars: Marcel Bozzuffi, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Riccardo Salvino, Claudia Giannotti

Votes: 185

32. My Brother Has Bad Dreams (1972)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A mentally ill eight-year-old sees his father commit matricide and has flashbacks years later.

Director: Robert J. Emery | Stars: Nick Kleinholz III, Marlena Lustik, Paul Vincent, Frank Logan

Votes: 81

33. The Killer is Not Alone (1975)

81 min | Thriller

A psychologically damaged young man murders young women who sexually excite him.

Director: Jesús García de Dueñas | Stars: Lola Flores, James Philbrook, Teresa Rabal, David Carpenter

Votes: 50

34. Wsród nocnej ciszy (1978)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A psychological detective story about a police hunt for the murderer of young boys during the Christmas season. The police commissioner ends up tracing the clues to his own home, where he ... See full summary »

Director: Tadeusz Chmielewski | Stars: Tomasz Zaliwski, Piotr Lysak, Henryk Bista, Miroslaw Konarowski

Votes: 138

35. Another Son of Sam (1977)

PG | 67 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A psychotic killer escapes from an insane asylum and goes on a killing spree, and the SWAT team it sent out to track him down. Kind of. Sort of.

Director: Dave Adams | Stars: Russ Dubuc, Cynthia Stewart, Robert McCourt, John Harper

Votes: 206

36. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 493

37. Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults.

Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador | Stars: Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo, Miguel Narros

Votes: 5,866

38. The Bloody Slaying of Sarah Ridelander (1973)

R | 82 min | Thriller, Horror

A serial killer murders a businessman's wife, then blackmails the man into procuring young girls for him to murder. The businessman hires a gang of renegade motor-cyclists to kidnap girls for him.

Director: John Lawrence | Stars: Tom Drake, Steve Oliver, Joe Turkel, Sean Kenney

Votes: 185

39. The Zodiac Killer (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The San Francisco area is beset by a series of seemingly random murders without motive or pattern. The police are taunted by phone calls and letters. Could the maniac be the violent, truck ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Hanson | Stars: Hal Reed, Bob Jones, Ray Lynch, Tom Pittman

Votes: 570

40. House of Madness (1973)

R | 82 min | Horror

The inmates of an insane asylum take over the institution, imprison the doctors and staff, and then put into play their own ideas of how the place should be run.

Director: Juan López Moctezuma | Stars: Claudio Brook, Arthur Hansel, Ellen Sherman, Martin LaSalle

Votes: 826

41. Midnight Offerings (1981 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror

Vivian has magic powers. She doesn't hesitate to save her boyfriend David from failing in school by murdering teachers. However, David has gotten tired of her and is putting his charm on a ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson, Mary Beth McDonough, Patrick Cassidy, Marion Ross

Votes: 479

42. Fear No Evil (1969 TV Movie)

Unrated | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

A psychiatrist investigates a man possessed by a spirit living in an antique mirror that can bring dead people back to life.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Lynda Day George, Carroll O'Connor, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 151

43. Dark Intruder (1965)

59 min | Horror, Mystery

Police call in occult expert to help solve series of murders.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Peter Mark Richman, Judi Meredith, Gilbert Green

Votes: 236

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