70's, Horror, Killer Children, Thriller

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)

Mrs. Rosie Forrest is a wealthy, but very lonely woman. Her husband has died, and her daughter, Catherine, disappeared mysteriously some time ago. The only real joy she seems to have anymore is hosting an annual Christmas party at her mansion each year for several children at a nearby orphanage. Things change one year when […]

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70's, Comedy, Horror, Horror?, Slasher

Theatre of Blood (1973)

Edward Lionheart, a classically trained actor, takes sinister revenge on the guild of critics whose reviews savaged him, causing him to loose the Best Actor of the Year award to a young upstart. He’s going to make them pay, damn it. And he’s going to do it via the most relevant and horrible theatrical device […]

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70's, Aliens, Dead Things, Horror, Horror?, Monsters, Sci-Fi

Horror Express (1973)

AKA Pánico en el TransiberianoAKA Panic on the Trans-Siberian Express Ah ha! Now we’re talking, TCM! After the dud that was She Freak this was a breath of fresh air. Don’t show me bland grindhouse remakes. Show me campy and fun horror and science fiction hybrids instead. I like those. It’s 1906 on some god-forsaken mountaintop […]

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70's, Dead Things, Horror

The Iron Rose (1973)

AKA La rose de fer Okay, this is sort of funny. So I’m watching this on TCM. It’s about 10 minutes in and the two main characters are on their first date and biking around town (and I am incredibly bored. More-so because it’s late and I didn’t know I’d be watching subtitles, but I […]

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70's, 80s, Horror?, Monsters, Mutants

Screamers (1981)

AKA The Island of Fishmen (1979) AKA Fish Men AKA Something Waits in the Dark AKA Island of Mutations WTF? Who are you? You weren’t in my movie. Also, your disclaimer is s*&# In 1891, the survivors of a sunken prison ship find themselves marooned on an uncharted, volcanic island somewhere in the Caribbean Sea. […]

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70's, Comedy, Dead Things, Ghosts, Horror, Horror?

Hausu (1977)

AKA: House This is yet another gem that I discovered thanks to late-night viewings of TCM. I sat down for something they classified as horror, and instead I was treated to something that was a bizarre mix of horror, comedy, and action all mixed together to form some psychedelic, epileptic-inducing explosion of Japanese cinema. And, […]

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70's, Horror, Vampires

Ganja and Hess (1973)

AKA, Blood Couple, AKA Double Possession, AKA Black Evil, AKA Black Vampire, and AKA Blackout: The Moment of Terror (*Whew* I think that’s all of them) Ganja and Hess tells the story of Dr. Hess Green, an anthropologist. Dr. Green takes on a new assistant (played by the Director, Bill Gunn) and invites him to […]

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70's, Comedy, Horror, Slasher, Uncategorized

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

Yet another gift from TCM. Their little “TCM Underground” (which technically doesn’t exist anymore even though they keep showing ‘cult classics’ in the same time slot) movies bring me such unexpected joy. Anyway, The Town That Dreaded Sundown follows the local sheriff’s department and a Texas Ranger as they try to discover who’s been terrorizing […]

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70's, Child Killers, Horror, Movies, Slasher, Thriller

Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

Catherine Spages is preparing for the first communion of her young, popular daughter, Karen, while simultaneously trying to fend off the jealousy the event is causing in her older daughter, Alice. Alice, it turns out, is anything but sweet. She’s an outcast, sullen, has problems at school and is prone to tantrums. So when Karen […]

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*shrugs*, 70's, Horror, Monsters, Movies

Blood Freak (1971)

Motorcycle riding Herschel helps a stranded motorist, Angel, on the road. She takes him to her place, only to find her sister, Anne, having some kind of drug party in the living room with all her ‘friends.’ Angel and Anne are clearly rivals and opposites in every way. Angel is the conservative bible thumper and […]

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