1970's Horror Films

The 70's was a great year for horror: "The Exorcist", "Carrie", "The Omen", "Phantasm", "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" & many more. But for me (squeaking in at 1979) it's "Alien". I thought I was going to have a heart attack from all the tension in that movie. Loved it!

It had everything a great horror movie should. Likable characters, who slowly get destroyed by an evil creature. Creepy atmosphere, that alien ship was straight out of HR Giger. An alien bursting out of a guys chest. A creepy robot who might just kill everybody. An evil corporate lackey who might just get everybody killed. One of the most terrifying screams (by Harry Dean Stanton). A bad ass lead woman; Ripley (Sigourney Weaver). And, a pissed off cat.

So Alien, of of the best horror movies of the 70's & all time.

Here is my top ten horror movies, FYI.

  1. Alien
  2. The Exorcist 
  3. An American Werewolf in London
  4. Poltergeist (1982)
  5. The Thing (1982)
  6. The Babadook
  7. Get Out 
  8. Se7en
  9. The Fly (1986)
  10. The Shining