Category Archives: 1970s

13 Best Halloween-themed Horror Films

Tales of Halloween (2015) Tales of Halloween, an anthology-style horror film, features ten stories that are packed into a tight 92-minute running time.  The stories, all taking place in the same suburban town on Halloween night, run the gamut from … Continue reading

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Werewolves on Wheels (1971)

With the success of Easy Rider (1969), films featuring free-spirited anti-hero motorcycle gangs were popular among the teenage theatergoers.  Werewolves on Wheels intended to cash in on this trend and, in true exploitation film fashion, on the increase in popularity … Continue reading

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Westworld (1973)

Delos, a high-tech amusement park, offers its guests realistic adventures in three historical settings for $1000 a day.  In Roman World, the guests enjoy the loose morals and gladiatorial games of the late period of the Roman Empire in a … Continue reading

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Trilogy of Terror (1975)

Trilogy of Terror, one of the most popular made-for-TV horror films, is an anthology based movie composed of three individual stories, starring Karen Black in four different roles.  Dan Curtis produced and directed this telefilm, as well as many TV terrors … Continue reading

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Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

In the small rural town of Camp Verde, Arizona, local farmer Walter Colby’s prize calf, which is sure to win the grand prize at the county fair, suddenly becomes ill.  Robert “Rack” Hansen, the local veterinarian, examines the animal, but … Continue reading

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Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

Humanoids from the Deep is an effective exploitation film produced by Roger Corman that combined the monster on the beach genre (1964s The Horror of Party Beach being a good example) with such trendy 1970s topics of environmentalism, racism, and … Continue reading

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Zombie (1979)

A sailboat enters into New York harbor, sailing erratically and posing a hazard to other vessels, narrowly missing hitting the ferry.  Two harbor patrol officers board the ship, which seems to be sailing without a crew.  As one of the … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Rain (1975)

As a violent thunderstorm rages in the Arizona desert, Mark Preston returns home to tell his distraught mother and family friend, John, that he was unable to find his missing father.  Suddenly appearing at the house, the elder Preston, his … Continue reading

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Holocaust 2000 (1977)

Holocaust 2000 is a British-Italian co-production, also known as Rain of Fire in its European release.  The film is an Omen-inspired end of days film that centers on the emergence of the Antichrist. The basic story concerns wealthy industrialist Robert … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Nightmare (1971)

Berlin 1945 – During the Allied bombing of the city, Baron Von Rhoneberg anxiously awaits the birth of his child.  His wife dies in childbirth and the Baron is displeased to learn the baby is a girl.  He sends his … Continue reading

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