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1. Orgy of the Dead (1965)

Unrated | 92 min | Fantasy, Horror

Bob and his girlfriend Shirley go in search of a cemetery in order to inspire John for writing his next horror story. After they crash the car, they wander into the graveyard and encounter ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen C. Apostolof | Stars: Criswell, Fawn Silver, Pat Barrington, William Bates

Votes: 2,351

2. Behind Locked Doors (1968)

79 min | Horror

Terry and Ann are two "swingers" who spend the night in a spooky old house, where they're subjected to bizarre sexual experiments by Mr Bradley and his deranged sister.

Director: Charles Romine | Stars: Eve Reeves, Joyce Danner, Daniel Garth, Ivan Agar

Votes: 162

3. Eugenie (1970)

X | 87 min | Drama, Horror

An innocent girl goes to spend the weekend on an island with a woman and her brother, but soon she finds herself entangled in a web of dream-like sexual experiments.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Maria Rohm, Marie Liljedahl, Jack Taylor, Christopher Lee

Votes: 1,323

4. 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: 157

5. Vampyros Lesbos (1971)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Horror

An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price, Paul Muller, Ewa Strömberg

Votes: 3,965

6. Cold Blooded Beast (1971)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A masked killer stalks an institution for mentally disturbed rich women.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Rosalba Neri, Jane Garret

Votes: 1,230

7. The Last House on the Left (1972)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

68 Metascore

Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, 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: 30,089 | Gross: $3.10M

8. Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)

R | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A powerful cosmic force is turning Earth women into queen bees who kill men by wearing them out sexually.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: William Smith, Anitra Ford, Victoria Vetri, Cliff Osmond

Votes: 2,238

9. The Devil's Plaything (1973)

R | 103 min | Horror

A lesbian vampire's soul is kept on in the bodies of her descendants.

Director: Joseph W. Sarno | Stars: Nadia Henkowa, Anke Syring, Ulrike Butz, Nico Wolferstetter

Votes: 433

10. Don't Look Now (1973)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

Votes: 44,138

11. The Wicker Man (1973)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

87 Metascore

A Police Sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.

Director: Robin Hardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland

Votes: 60,691 | Gross: $0.06M

12. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

R | 95 min | Horror

Baron Frankenstein creates two "zombies" - one male, one female - planning to mate them in order to create a master race.

Directors: Paul Morrissey, Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Monique van Vooren

Votes: 5,041 | Gross: $10.25M

13. Please Don't Eat My Mother! (1973)

98 min | Comedy, Horror

A middle-aged man buys a plant with a sexy voice that develops a craving for insects, frogs, dogs, and humans.

Director: Carl Monson | Stars: Buck Kartalian, Lynn Lundgren, Art Hedberg, Alice Friedland

Votes: 379

14. The Candy Snatchers (1973)

R | 94 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

Abused mute autistic boy is the only one who can help a teenage heiress kidnapped, tortured, raped and buried alive by three young psychopathic criminals who want to extort some diamonds from her rich scummy stepfather.

Director: Guerdon Trueblood | Stars: Tiffany Bolling, Ben Piazza, Susan Sennett, Brad David

Votes: 1,008

15. Sexcula (1974)

X | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A young couple discover a diary from 1896. In it, an incredible tale is told about a female mad doctor named Fallatingstein who used her skills to create an artificial life form: a hunky would-be sex slave named Frank.

Director: John Holbrook | Stars: Debbie Collins, Jamie Orlando, John Alexander, Tim Lowery

Votes: 277

16. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts "medical experiments". Ilsa's goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines.

Director: Don Edmonds | Stars: Dyanne Thorne, Gregory Knoph, Tony Mumolo, Maria Marx

Votes: 6,640

17. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

NC-17 | 109 min | Drama, Romance

A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima, Yasuko Matsui

Votes: 16,609

18. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

85 Metascore

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Votes: 154,470 | Gross: $33.80M

19. Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

Unrated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

Sardu, master of the Theatre of the Macabre, and his assistant Ralphus run a show in which, under the guise of 'magic', they torture and murder people in front of their audience. But what the punters see as a trick is actually real.

Director: Joel M. Reed | Stars: Seamus O'Brien, Viju Krem, Niles McMaster, Dan Fauci

Votes: 4,703

20. J.D.'s Revenge (1976)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid 1970s New Orleans, Louisiana. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Glynn Turman, Louis Gossett Jr., Joan Pringle, Carl W. Crudup

Votes: 845

21. Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977)

X | 90 min | Drama

A desperate young woman goes undercover to infiltrate the brutal warden Ilsa's mental health facility for the sexually deviant women, after the mysterious disappearance of her sister.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Dyanne Thorne, Tania Busselier, Lina Romay, Eric Falk

Votes: 1,956

22. Slave of the Cannibal God (1978)

99 min | Adventure, Horror

A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Ursula Andress, Stacy Keach, Claudio Cassinelli, Antonio Marsina

Votes: 3,448

23. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

81 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: 208,956 | Gross: $47.00M

24. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

19 Metascore

An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

Director: Meir Zarchi | Stars: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols

Votes: 24,157

25. 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: 3,078

26. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

R | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

Directors: Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, Cindy Weintraub

Votes: 6,674

27. Devil Hunter (1980)

Not Rated | 102 min | Horror

A Vietnam veteran heads to an island inhabited by cannibals to save a kidnapped model not only from her kidnappers, but also from the cannibals' lurking Devil god.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Ursula Buchfellner, Al Cliver, Antonio Mayans, Antônio do Cabo

Votes: 1,044

28. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror

22 Metascore

During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi

Votes: 46,901

29. Tattoo (1981)

R | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A troubled tattoo artist has designs on a model.

Director: Bob Brooks | Stars: Bruce Dern, Maud Adams, Leonard Frey, Frederikke Borge

Votes: 647

30. Swamp Thing (1982)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, David Hess

Votes: 12,005

31. Cat People (1982)

R | 118 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole

Votes: 17,747 | Gross: $7.00M

32. Famous T & A (1982 Video)

R | 74 min | Documentary, Horror

A collection of nude and/or topless scenes from various films featuring actresses who were either famous at the time or who became famous later on.

Director: Ken Dixon | Stars: Sybil Danning, Ursula Andress, Brigitte Bardot, Jacqueline Bisset

Votes: 99

33. Satan's Mistress (1982)

R | 98 min | Horror, Romance

A woman in an unhappy marriage finds sexual fulfillment in her relationship with a ghostly, speechless presence who, obviously, doesn't quite say who he is.

Director: James Polakof | Stars: Britt Ekland, Lana Wood, Kabir Bedi, Don Galloway

Votes: 352

34. The Hunger (1983)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young

Votes: 21,101 | Gross: $5.98M

35. American Nightmare (1983)

R | 88 min | Horror, Crime, Thriller

A man investigates the disappearance of his sister with the help of her roommate. He uncovers a trail of prostitution, incest, blackmail...and murder.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Lawrence Day, Lora Staley, Neil Dainard, Lenore Zann

Votes: 346

36. The Initiation (1984)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

While trying to understand a frightening reoccurring nightmare, a pledge is coaxed into breaking into her father's department store by her sorority sisters, where a deranged killer targets the girls and their boyfriends.

Directors: Larry Stewart, Peter Crane | Stars: Vera Miles, Clu Gulager, Daphne Zuniga, James Read

Votes: 2,485

37. Blind Date (1984)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

A man goes blind when remembering his lost girlfriend, but the doctors can't find anything wrong with his eyes. They fit him with an experimental device which allows him to see with the aid... See full summary »

Director: Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Kirstie Alley, James Daughton, Lana Clarkson

Votes: 718

38. They're Playing with Fire (1984)

R | 96 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A married college professor decides to seduce her student, whom she hired as a handyman for her yacht. The hesitant student succumbs to his buxom professor, but their romance is interrupted by her corrupt husband and a masked murderer.

Director: Howard Avedis | Stars: Sybil Danning, Eric Brown, Andrew Prine, Paul Clemens

Votes: 640

39. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

50 Metascore

A race of space vampires arrives in London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 20,391 | Gross: $11.60M

40. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Votes: 50,627 | Gross: $2.02M

41. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Votes: 49,948 | Gross: $14.24M

42. Breeders (1986)

R | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The Manhattan General Hospital has admitted a string of young women who have been raped by something otherworldly. The perpetrator only attacks women who are virgins. Dr. Pace and Detective... See full summary »

Director: Tim Kincaid | Stars: Teresa Farley, Lance Lewman, Frances Raines, Natalie O'Connell

Votes: 1,868

43. Bad Girls Dormitory (1986)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama, Horror

Inmates at a women's prison run by a corrupt warden and her gang of sadistic guards plan a breakout.

Director: Tim Kincaid | Stars: Carey Zuris, Teresa Farley, Natalie O'Connell, Rick Gianasi

Votes: 278

44. Angel Heart (1987)

R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 74,125 | Gross: $17.19M

45. Stripped to Kill (1987)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

When Detective Cody Sheehan discovers the body of a stripper from the Rock Bottom dance club, she wants the case. Her partner, Detective Heineman, is equally anxious to make the jump to the... See full summary »

Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Kay Lenz, Greg Evigan, Norman Fell, Pia Kamakahi

Votes: 851

46. Not of This Earth (1988)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

An alien arrives on Earth looking to take human blood in an attempt to preserve his dying planet.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Traci Lords, Arthur Roberts, Lenny Juliano, Ace Mask

Votes: 2,010 | Gross: $0.11M

47. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

As part of a sorority ritual, pledges and their male companions steal a trophy from a bowling alley; unbeknownst to them, it contains a devilish imp who makes their lives a living Hell.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille, Hal Havins

Votes: 2,778

48. Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

R | 75 min | Comedy, Horror

A man comes across a gang of chainsaw-wielding prostitutes who hack people up for their cult.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Gunnar Hansen, Linnea Quigley, John Henry Richardson, Dawn Wildsmith

Votes: 2,586