The 24 Best Horror Movies of 1970

1). The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

Score: 8.25/10
IMDB: 7.2/10
In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, Monica…
Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Dario Argento, Fulvio Mingozzi, Carla Mancini, Giuseppe Castellano, Mario Adorf

2). Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

Score: 6.55/10
IMDB: 6.4/10
Three middle-aged distinguished gentlemen are searching for some excitement in their boring bourgeois lives and get in contact with one…
Director: Peter Sasdy
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Sallis, Martin Jarvis, Juba Kennerley, Keith Marsh

3). The Vampire Lovers (1970)

Score: 6.3/10
IMDB: 6.6/10
The Countess is called away to tend a sick friend and imposes on the General to accept her daughter Marcilla…
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Peter Cushing, Ferdy Mayne, Douglas Wilmer, John Forbes-Robertson, Jon Finch

4). Girly (1970)

Score: 5.97/10
IMDB: 6.7/10
Sexy, teenaged, immature Girly and her camera-wielding brother Sonny bring home unsuspecting men to Mumsy and Nanny, where they play…
Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Michael Ripper, Michael Bryant, Ursula Howells, Robert Swann, Imogen Hassall

5). Crowhaven Farm (1970)

Score: 5.97/10
IMDB: 6.7/10
An aura of mystery and tales of supernatural activity surrounds Crowhaven Farm, when it comes into the possession of Ben…
Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: Virginia Gregg, William Smith, John Carradine, Hope Lange, Woodrow Parfrey

6). Fear of the Ghost House: Bloodsucking Doll (1970)

Score: 5.86/10
IMDB: 6.5/10
Keiko and her friend are trying to find her missing brother after he disappeared visiting his girlfriend Yuko.
Director: Michio Yamamoto
Stars: Sachio Sakai, Yukiko Kobayashi, Akira Nakao, Kayo Matsuo, Atsuo Nakamura

7). Scream and Scream Again (1970)

Score: 5.75/10
IMDB: 5.7/10
In London, a serial-killer drains the blood of females and the Detective Superintendent Bellaver and his team are hunting down…
Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, Peter Sallis, Michael Gothard

8). Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

Score: 5.74/10
IMDB: 7.2/10
A thief awakens Valerie, just 13, taking earrings left to her by her mother. By morning, the earrings have been…
Director: Jaromil Jires
Stars: Jaroslava Schallerová, Jana Andresíková, Helena Anýzová, Alice Auspergerová, Petr Kopriva

9). The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)

Score: 5.7/10
IMDB: 5.8/10
The brilliant but misunderstood scientist Frankenstein builds a man made up of a collection of spare body parts. The monster…
Director: Jimmy Sangster
Stars: Jon Finch, David Prowse, Chris Lethbridge-Baker, Veronica Carlson, George Belbin

10). La residencia (1970)

Score: 5.65/10
IMDB: 7.0/10
In the Nineteenth Century, in France, the teenager Teresa Garan is the daughter of a single mother, who is a…
Directors: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
Stars: Frank Braña, Frank Braña, Juana Azorín, Sofía Casares, Mayte Santamarina

11). Jonathan (1970)

Score: 5.63/10
IMDB: 6.1/10
Unusual twist on vampire mythology supposes one important difference from most movies: daylight does not harm vampires. With this weakness…
Directors: Hans W. Geissendörfer, Hans W. Geissendörfer
Stars: Walter Feuchtenberg, Ilse Künkele, Willy Schultes, Jürgen Jung, Michael Z. Hoffmann

12). Multiple Maniacs (1970)

Score: 5.61/10
IMDB: 6.9/10
The travelling sideshow 'Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions' is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady…
Director: John Waters
Stars: Jack Walsh, Mink Stole, Margie Skidmore, Michael Renner Jr., Susan Walsh

13). Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)

Score: 5.4/10
IMDB: 5.8/10
Sixties couples Michael and Donna and Paul and Erica become involved with the intense Count Yorga at a Los Angeles…
Director: Bob Kelljan
Stars: Michael Murphy, Edward Walsh, Robert Quarry, Roger Perry, Michael Macready

14). House of Dark Shadows (1970)

Score: 5.4/10
IMDB: 6.5/10
House Of Dark Shadows, based on the very popular TV Gothic soap opera, follows the life (or is that AFTERlife)…
Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: George DiCenzo, Joan Bennett, Barbara Cason, John Karlen, Paul Michael

15). I Drink Your Blood (1970)

Score: 5.2/10
IMDB: 6.0/10
A band of satanist hippies roll into a town and begin terrorizing the local folk. They rape a local girl…
Director: David E. Durston
Stars: Lynn Lowry, Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Jadin Wong, Rhonda Fultz, George Patterson

16). Count Dracula (1970)

Score: 5.11/10
IMDB: 5.8/10
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Directors: Jesús Franco, Jesús Franco
Stars: Christopher Lee, Jack Taylor, Klaus Kinski, Herbert Lom, Paul Muller

17). The Nude Vampire (1970)

Score: 4.98/10
IMDB: 5.5/10
Wealthy and decadent industrialist Georges Radamante rules over a strange secret suicide cult and wants to achieve immortality by figuring…
Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Bernard Musson, René-Jean Chauffard, Natalie Perrey, Maurice Lemaître, Catherine Castel

18). The Wizard of Gore (1970)

Score: 4.98/10
IMDB: 5.5/10
A magician performs a show where he selects a female volunteer and appears to put swords, drills, and such through…
Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: Phil Laurenson, Charlotte Bell, Ray Sager, Alex Ameri, Judy Cler

19). Dr. Orloff's Invisible Monster (1970)

Score: 4.6/10
IMDB: 4.3/10
The newcomer Dr. Garondet is summoned by professor Orloff but people in his village is afraid to go to his…
Director: Pierre Chevalier
Stars: Howard Vernon, Fernando Sancho, Brigitte Carva, Paco Valladares, Isabel del Río

20). Blood Mania (1970)

Score: 4.37/10
IMDB: 3.9/10
A sex-crazed nympho helps speed along her father's death so she can use the inheritance to help out her depraved…
Director: Robert Vincent O'Neill
Stars: Alex Rocco, Arell Blanton, Peter Carpenter, Maria De Aragon, Vicki Peters

21). Assignment Terror (1970)

Score: 4.37/10
IMDB: 3.9/10
Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer Earth by preying on man's superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists back to…
Directors: Tulio Demicheli, Hugo Fregonese, Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi …
Stars: Paul Naschy, Patty Shepard, Manuel de Blas, Paul Cross, Craig Hill

22). Equinox (1970)

Score: 4.3/10
IMDB: 5.3/10
Four friends are attacked by a demon while on a picnic, due to possession of a tome of mystic information.…
Directors: Jack Woods, Dennis Muren, Mark Thomas McGee
Stars: Forrest J. Ackerman, Chuck Niles, Jack H. Harris, R.J. Robertson, James Phillips

23). Scars of Dracula (1970)

Score: 4.1/10
IMDB: 6.2/10
A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at Count Dracula's castle. He is murdered.…
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Christopher Lee, Richard Durden, Patrick Troughton, Michael Gwynn, Michael Ripper

24). Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)

Score: 3.74/10
IMDB: 2.8/10
In the near future with a intergalactic vampire plague threatening earth, an expedition is sent to a distant galaxy in…
Director: Al Adamson
Stars: John Carradine, Brother Theodore, Fred Meyers, Gary Graver, Maria Lease

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24+ List of 1970 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 1970

Looking for the best 1970 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1970 are "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), The Vampire Lovers (1970), Girly (1970), and Crowhaven Farm (1970)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1970 is The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) scoring 8.25/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 14,770+ votes for this movie. Starring in The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) is Dario Argento, Fulvio Mingozzi, Carla Mancini, Giuseppe Castellano, and Mario Adorf. Director Dario Argento did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1970 best horror film which was remarkable.The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) is in Horror, Thriller, and Mystery movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1970 The next best 1970 horror movie is Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) with a score of 6.55/10 stars. Christopher Lee, Peter Sallis, Martin Jarvis, Juba Kennerley, and Keith Marsh star in "Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)". Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) is directed by Peter Sasdy and has over 4,450+ IMDB votes. You can find Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) in Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy, and Romance movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1970, and we hope you enjoy the 25 movies on our list of good 1970 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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