This Halloween, see the top five horror films from the 1970s.
The horror films of the 1970s were legendary.
Slasher films gained popularity during the decade, coinciding with the advent of the ‘final girl’ stereotype.
Biblical themes grew popular as well. Here are our picks for the best scary movies from the 1970s to watch this Halloween.
During the 1970s, slasher films reigned supreme.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was released in theaters in 1974. Producers shot in Texas for four arduous, steamy summer weeks. Furthermore, it was loosely modeled on Ed Gein’s heinous actions. The Silence of the Lambs later drew inspiration from Gein’s heinous actions.
Marilyn Burns’ character Sally Hardesty is regarded as one of the first last girls in the horror genre. After their grandfather’s tomb is vandalized, Sally and her brother Franklin (Paul A. Partain) set out to investigate. On their journey, they are joined by several friends.
Gunnar Hansen’s Leatherface emerges and viciously hacksaws them one by one. To get away from the killer, Sally breaks out of a slaughterhouse, climbs through a window, and jumps into a moving truck.
Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), an unlucky babysitter from Haddonfield, Illinois, faces up against her nemesis Michael Myers four years later, in 1978. It was a bloodbath and a shambles. Furthermore, it was simply the beginning of numerous matchups over the decades. The 12th installment of the Halloween film franchise, Halloween Kills, was released in theaters on October 15, 2021.
There were also spooky ghostly Halloween films.
Stephen King, a newcomer to the horror genre, emerged in the 1970s. Carrie, a 1976 horror film, depicts the story of a shy adolescent with scary supernatural abilities. The title character is played by Sissy Spacek.
Carrie is bullied by her classmates at school.
Her mother, who is religiously violent, also bullies her at home.
The scenario is eventually taken over by the teen’s telekinetic abilities. The first of many horrifying Stephen King film adaptations was Carrie.
The most recent being Doctor Sleep, a prequel to The Shining (1980). (2019.)
With frightening aplomb, The Amityville Horror (1979) brought the 1970s to a close.
The film narrates the narrative of a family who moved into an old house (which is based on a true story).
They are terrified after learning that the house was the scene of the murders of an entire family by a possessed soul.
The entire family is driven insane by supernatural experiences. Over the years, the Amityville Horror has spawned a slew of sequels.
It was also given a remake in 2005, starring Ryan Reynolds.
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