70s Horror

70s Horror

Get your groove on with a selection of 70s horror that brings the funk as well as the fear. With movies all over the map, it was a truly wild time and ARROW’s cross-section of the period will take you on an unforgettable ride through the decade.

Wes Craven, Abel Ferrara, Dario, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, George A. Romero, Lucio Fulci, John Landis, Robert Altman and Lucio Fulci, they’re all plying their trade in here, so get on the floor for a taste of horror that was, and is, as unpredictable as it is exciting.

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70s Horror
  • What Have You Done To Solange?

    From director Massimo Dallamano, cinematographer on both A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More, comes giallo classic What Have You Done to Solange?, the debut feature of actress Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave). A sexually sadistic killer is preying on the girls of St. Mary’s Catho...

  • Horror Express

    Horror royalty and Hammer alumni Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee reunite for this tale of mad monks, primitive humanoids and bloodthirsty zombies set aboard a train bound for Moscow - all aboard the Horror Express! Renowned anthropologist Saxton (Lee) boards the Trans-Siberian Express with a cr...

  • Beyond the Door

    Legendary filmmaker Ovidio G. Assonitis, whose 'Tentacles and Piranha II' sought to cash in on the killer fish craze spawned by 'Jaws', first hit pay dirt in 1974 with 'Beyond the Door' - a gloriously bonkers riff on 'The Exorcist' featuring Emmy Award-winning actress Juliet Mills and distinguish...

  • The Hills Have Eyes

    1977 • United States • Directed by Wes Craven

    Horror master Wes Craven achieved critical and commercial success with the likes of Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street - but for many genre fans, the director's seminal effort The Hills Have Eyes remains his masterpiece. Taking a detour whilst on r...

  • The Driller Killer

    1979 • United States • Directed by Abel Ferrara

    In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara’s films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer. Ferrar...

  • The Crazies

    1973 • United States • Directed by George A. Romero

    After the experimental outings of There’s Always Vanilla and Season of the Witch, Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero returned to rather more distinct horror territory with his 1973 infection opus The Crazies.

    When a plane carry...

  • Scalpel

    In Scalpel, Robert Lansing plays Dr. Phillip Reynolds, a man whose daughter Heather (Judith Chapman: As the World Turns, General Hospital) has run away from home a year prior following the suspicious death of her boyfriend. When he happens across a young woman one night, her face beaten beyond re...

  • Deep Red

    From Dario Argento, maestro of the macabre and the man behind some the greatest excursions in Italian horror (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), comes Deep Red - arguably the ultimate giallo movie. One night, musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings, Blow Up), looking up from the street be...

  • Images

    Originally conceived in the mid-sixties, Images concerns a pregnant children's author (Susannah York) whose husband (Rene Auberjonois) may or may not be having an affair. While holidaying in Ireland, her mental state becomes increasingly unstable resulting in paranoia, hallucinations and visions ...

  • Don't Torture A Duckling

    From Lucio Fulci, the godfather of gore (The Psychic, The Beyond), comes one of the most powerful and unsettling giallo thrillers ever produced: his 1972 masterpiece Don't Torture a Duckling.

    When the sleepy rural village of Accendura is rocked by a series of murders of young boys, the supersti...

  • Patrick

    1978 • Australia • Directed by Richard Franklin

    Robert Thompson (THIRST) stars as a comatose killer seemingly unresponsive in a small private hospital. But when a hot new nurse begins to question his condition, Patrick will unleash a waking nightmare of psychokinetic carnage.

  • Torso

    A sex maniac is prowling the streets of Perugia, targeting the picturesque university town's female students. Alarmed at the plummeting life expectancy of the student body, Jane (Suzy Kendall, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) and her three friends elope to a secluded country villa - only to dis...

  • Twins of Evil

    1971 • United Kingdom • Directed by John Hough

    A religious sect led by Gustav Weil hunts all women suspected of witchcraft, killing a number of innocent victims. Young Katy, Gustav's niece, will involve herself in a devilish cult, and become an instrument of Justice in the region.

  • The Naked Zoo

    Love and crime in Miami's Cocoanut Grove artist's colony. Swinging young writer Stephen Oliver has a falling-out with benefactress Rita Hayworth in the wake of a wild LSD party. Rita foolishly tries blackmail after Oliver's reconciliation attempt leaves her crippled millionaire husband dead.

  • The Cat o' Nine Tails

    When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò (Karl Malden: Patton, One-Eyed Jacks), who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute's scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani (James Franciscus: Ben...

  • Mako: The Jaws of Death

    A man accidentally learns that he has a mystical connection with sharks, and is given a strange medallion by a shaman. Becoming more and more alienated from normal society, he develops an ability to communicate with sharks telepathically, setting out to destroy anybody who harms sharks. People en...

  • Whiskey Mountain

    Bill, Dan, Diana and Jamie, four motorcyclists who arrived at Whiskey Mountain for a treasure hunt, are terrorized in the woods by a gang of murderous hillbilly drug dealers.

  • Island of Death

    Welcome to Mykonos, the holiday destination of choice for sun, sea and slaughter! From cult director Nico Mastorakis, Island of Death is a travelogue of atrocities with scenes so strong that the British Government was once compelled to ban it as a “video nasty”. Arriving on the idyllic Greek isla...

  • The Premonition

    Beyond The Power Of An Exorcist. The mid-1970s saw the rise in popularity of films centring on the subject of parapsychology, led by Carrie – Brian De Palma’s classic tale of telekinetic terror. Precognition, or future sight, would be the topic under exploration in Robert Allen Schnitzer’s contri...

  • The Witch Who Came From The Sea

    Molly really knows how to cut men down to size. Representing something of an anomaly in the career of director Matt Cimber (whose other credits include such blaxploitation fare as The Candy Tangerine Man) The Witch Who Came from the Sea is an unnerving journey into madness and murder starring Mil...

  • Mark of the Devil

    1970 • Germany • Directed by Michael Armstrong

    Once proclaimed as “positively the most horrifying film ever made”, Mark of the Devil is a bloody and brutal critique of religious corruption. Horror icon Udo Kier (Flesh for Frankenstein, Suspiria) plays a witchfinder’s apprentice whose faith in hi...

  • Malatesta's Carnival of Blood

    You'll Shriek With Horror! Roll up, roll up! Step right up for Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood – the grisliest, freakiest show in town! Virtually impossible to find until its revival on DVD in the early 2000’s, this 1973 cult oddity, from one-time director Christopher Speeth, is a cinematic experie...

  • Season of the Witch

    1972 • United States • Directed by George A. Romero

    Perhaps the most unclassifiable of filmmaker George A. Romero’s works, 1972’s Season of the Witch sees the Night of the Living Dead filmmaker returning to the realm of the supernatural for this bewitching tale of a housewife driven to an intere...

  • The Wizard of Gore

    Behold, the great Montag the Magnificent! His fiendish magic tricks will make you shiver with fear and recoil in disgust. But are his gruesome on-stage antics - which entail the graphic slicing-and-dicing of nubile young woman with various implements - really just simple sleight-of-hand, or is so...