Cool 70s Horror TV Moviesby sam-shaw7349 | created - 13 Sep 2014 | updated - 25 Jun 2016 | Public
There were a lot of fantastically creepy US made horror / thriller tv movies in the 70s. It now seems to have been something of a golden age for them. They always had a creepy, unsettling tone to make up for the lack of gore or grand effects and there was never an ounce of fat on them, they were usually between 70 and 75 minutes long, so you can't really go wrong. Here's the good ones I've seen, got a bunch more to go...
First a few honourable mentions:
Fear No Evil (1969) - a cool 60's one that has the same vibe as the others and had a 1970 follow up - Ritual of Evil
The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) - I assumed this was one of the bunch when i watched it coz it sure feels like one, turns out it was released it theatres though, great movie regardless worth seeking out
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) - An 80's one but this needs talking about as often as possible, really wonderful flick
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1. Crowhaven Farm (1970 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Horror
A young couple inherits a farm. Hoping that the rural location might help to patch up their strained marriage, they move into it, only to be confronted by the supernatural forces that inhabit it.
2. How Awful About Allan (1970 TV Movie)
PG | 73 min | Thriller
After an eight-month stay in a mental hospital, a tormented man comes home to live with his sister; but a mysterious boarder may be trying to kill him.
5. A Taste of Evil (1971 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 73 min | Horror, Thriller
On her way home from a stay at a mental institution after a traumatic rape, a woman realizes that someone is deliberately trying to drive her insane.
6. Crawlspace (1972 TV Movie)
74 min | Horror, Thriller
A childless middle-age couple adopt a troubled youth they find living in their crawlspace and attempt to get him to rejoin society with tragic results.
7. Gargoyles (1972 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 74 min | Horror
An anthropologist/paleontologist and his daughter, while travelling through the southwestern U.S., stumble upon a colony of living, breathing gargoyles.
8. Home for the Holidays (1972 TV Movie)
73 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An ailing man summons his four daughters home for Christmas and asks them to kill his new wife, who he suspects is poisoning him.
12. Something Evil (1972 TV Movie)
Unrated | 73 min | Horror
A young couple moves into a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. What they don't know is that there is an unseen presence in the house, and that it wants to take possession of the wife.
13. When Michael Calls (1972 TV Movie)
73 min | Horror, Thriller
A woman begins receiving ominous phone calls from her nephew who died 15 years earlier. With each phone call, a family member dies. Will she be the next in line?
15. The Devil's Daughter (1973 TV Movie)
Unrated | 74 min | Horror
A young girl whose mother had sold her soul to Satan when she was born is told by Satan that she must marry a fellow demon.
16. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973 TV Movie)
Unrated | 74 min | Horror
A young couple inherits an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own.
17. Dying Room Only (1973 TV Movie)
74 min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror
A married couple are traveling on a deserted desert road at night. They stop at a diner and the husband goes to the men's room. He never returns and the wife begins to suspect serious foul ... See full summary »
19. The Norliss Tapes (1973 TV Movie)
72 min | Horror
An investigative reporter stumbles onto an artist that has made a pact to come back after his death to sculpt a statue of a demon using human blood and clay. Once the demon is awakened he will be granted immortality.
20. Satan's School for Girls (1973 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A young woman investigating her sister's suicide at a private girls' school finds herself battling a Satanic cult.
21. Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A sculptor hires young college girls to take care of his elderly mother and his supposedly insane sister, both of whom live in the old family mansion with him.
22. Bad Ronald (1974 TV Movie)
Unrated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A perverted teenage boy who lives in the walls of a house finds the house sold to a family after his mother dies, and he falls for one of the new residents.
24. Scream of the Wolf (1974 TV Movie)
74 min | Horror, Thriller
A big-game hunter comes out of retirement to help track down a killer wolf, and begins to suspect that it isn't a wolf but an animal that can take human form.
25. The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (1974 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A family moves into a new home in an isolated area, and soon realizes that someone--or something--doesn't want them there.
26. The Stranger Within (1974 TV Movie)
74 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
An expectant mother begins acting strangely and doesn't know why. Gradually she starts to realize that her bizarre behavior is being controlled by her unborn baby.
27. Satan's Triangle (1975 TV Movie)
74 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A US coast guard finds only a woman still alive aboard a shipwreck. She tells her rescuer what happened and soon, they find themselves trapped in a mysterious part of the ocean known as Satan's Triangle.
32. Someone's Watching Me! (1978 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.
33. Summer of Fear (1978 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 100 min | Horror, Thriller
A teenage girl's life is turned upside down after her cousin moves into her house, and as time goes by, she begins to suspect that she may be a practitioner of witchcraft.