Friday, October 02, 2015

'70s Horror Poll: Honorable Mentions

Unlike last year's '90s poll, which offered the deliberate challenge of coming up with ten genuinely worthy horror movies from a decade that was a mixed bag for the genre, the 1970s offers no shortage of genuine classics, underrated gems and interesting obscurities. Many thanks to all of the people who shared their top ten lists with me; as you can tell from the honorable mentions listed below, the results were wonderfully eclectic (this may be the only list where Cries and Whispers and Death Bed: The Bed That Eats are two slots apart).

I'll unveil the movies that got the most votes one day at a time, starting tomorrow. I should admit upfront that my schedule is busier (in a good way, mostly) than the past few Octobers, so I may not write at as much length about each movie as I have in the past or always manage to post one per day. However, I'll write at least a little bit about each (along with some guest writers who'll be contributing later in the month), and by Halloween, I'll have the entire list unveiled.

Movies that recieved one vote:

Airport 1975 (Jack Smight, 1974)
Alucarda (Juan López Moctezuma, 1977)
The Amazing Transplant - 1
The Amityville Horror (Stuart Rosenberg, 1979)
Arcana (Doris Wishman, 1970)
Assault on Precinct 13 (John Carpenter, 1976)
The Baby (Ted Post, 1973)
Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (Seth Holt, 1971)
The Blood on Satan's Claw (Piers Haggard, 1971)
Blue Movie (Alberto Cavallone, 1970)
The Cannibal Man (Eloy de la Iglesia, 1973)
Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter (Brian Clemens, 1974)
Countess Dracula (Peter Sasdy, 1971)
The Creeping Flesh (Freddie Francis, 1973)
Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)

Cyclone (René Cardona Jr., 1978)
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (George Barry, 1977)
Deathdream (Bob Clark, 1974)
Delirium (Peter Maris, 1979)
Don't Deliver Us from Evil (Joël Séria, 1971)
Don't Look in the Basement (S.F. Brownrigg, 1973)
Doriana Gray (Jesús Franco, 1976)
Dracula (John Badham, 1979)
The Driller Killer (Abel Ferrara, 1979)
Epileptic Seizure Comparison (Paul Sharits, 1976)
Exorcist II: The Heretic (John Boorman, 1977)
Flesh for Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
Footprints on the Moon (Luigi Bazzoni, 1975)
From Beyond the Grave (Kevin Connor, 1974)
God Told Me To (Larry Cohen, 1976)

Horror Express (Eugenio Martin, 1972)
House of Whipcord (Pete Walker, 1974)
The House that Dripped Blood (Peter Duffell, 1971)
The House with Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati, 1976)
I Drink Your Blood (David E. Durston, 1970)
I Spit on Your Grave (Meir Zarchi, 1978)
The Iron Rose (Jean Rollin, 1973)
It's Alive (Larry Cohen, 1974)
The Last House on Dead End Street (Roger Watkins, 1977)
The Legend of Hell House (John Hough, 1973)
Lips of Blood (Jean Rollin, 1975)
Magic (Richard Attenborough, 1978)
Mandingo (Richard Fleischer, 1975)
Mumsy, Nanny, Sunny and Girly (Freddie Francis, 1970)
The Night Child (Massimo Dallamano, 1975)

The Night of the Seagulls (Amando de Ossorio, 1975)
Night Train Murders (Aldo Lado, 1975)
Phantom of the Paradise (Brian De Palma, 1974)
Phase IV (Saul Bass, 1974)
The Phone Box (Antonio Mercero, 1972)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975)
Private Parts (Paul Bartel, 1972)
Race with the Devil (Jack Starrett, 1975)
The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (Emilio Miraglia, 1972)
The Return of Count Yorga - (Bob Kelljan, 1971)
Rituals (Peter Carter, 1977)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975)
Salem's Lot (Tobe Hooper, 1979)
Satan's Triangle (Sutton Roley, 1975)
The Sentinel (Michael Winner, 1977)

The Shiver of the Vampires (Jean Rollin, 1971)
Shock Waves (Ken Wiederhorn, 1977)
The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973)
The Stone Tape (Peter Sasdy, 1972)
Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah, 1971)
Tales from the Crypt (Freddie Francis, 1972)
Thriller: A Cruel Picture (Bo Arne Vibenius, 1973)
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (Charles B. Pierce, 1976)
The Track (Serge Leroy, 1975)
Trilogy of Terror (Dan Curtis, 1975)
Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (Masahiro Shinoda, 1975)

Vampyres (José Ramón Larraz, 1974)
Vampyros Lesbos (Jesús Franco, 1971)
A Virgin Among the Living Dead (Jesús Franco, 1973)
The Visitor (Giulio Paradisi, 1979)
Werewolf Woman (Rino Di Silvestro, 1976)
What Have You Done to Solange? (Massimo Dallamano, 1972)
The Witch who Came from the Sea (Matt Cimber, 1976)
The Woman who Powders Herself (Patrick Bokanowski, 1972)
Woods Are Wet (Tatsumi Kumashiro, 1973)
Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Sergio Martino, 1972)

Movies that received two votes:

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Robert Fuest, 1971)
A Bay of Blood (Mario Bava, 1971)
The Blood Spattered Bride (Vincente Aranda, 1972)
Duel (Steven Spielberg, 1971)
Eaten Alive (Tobe Hooper, 1976)
Even Dwarfs Started Small (Werner Herzog, 1970)
The Hills Have Eyes (Wes Craven, 1977)
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (John Hancock, 1971)
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (Jorge Grau, 1974)
Psychomania (Don Sharp, 1973)
Salo (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975)
Shivers (David Cronenberg, 1975)
Tombs of the Blind Dead (Amando de Ossorio, 1972)
Torso (Sergio Martino, 1973)

Movies that received three votes:

Alice Sweet Alice (Alfred Sole, 1976)
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento, 1970)
Burnt Offerings (Dan Curtis, 1976)
Fascination (Jean Rollin, 1979)
Ganja and Hess (Bill Gunn, 1973)
The Grapes of Death (Jean Rollin, 1978)
The Last House on the Left (Wes Craven, 1972)
A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (Lucio Fulci, 1971)
The Shout (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1978)
Theatre of Blood (Douglas Hickox, 1973)
Who Can Kill a Child? (Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, 1976)

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