1970s

Celeste Yarnall – actress

Celeste Yarnall – 26 July 1944 to 7 October 2018 – was an American actress who started her career on television before moving to the big screen. Celeste’s TV appearances included Bewitched (1966), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1966), the Star Trek episode ‘The Apple’ (1967) and Land of… Read More ›

Vampire – TV movie, USA, 1979

Vampire is a 1979 American horror made-for-television feature film directed by E.W. Swackhamer (Terror at London Bridge) from a screenplay by Steven Bochco and Michael Kozoll. It stars Richard Lynch, E.G. Marshall, Jason Miller and Jessica Walter. Plot: Leading San Francisco… Read More ›

Dark Places – UK, 1973

‘The scariest spookiest movie this year… You’ll be terrified in…’ Dark Places is a 1973 British horror feature film directed by Don Sharp (Psychomania; The Creeping Flesh; Witchcraft;The Kiss of the Vampire; et al) from a screenplay by Ed Brennan and Joseph Van Winkle. The movie stars Christopher… Read More ›

The Alien Factor – USA, 1977

‘Gripping sci-fi terror from beyond…’ The Alien Factor is a 1977 American science fiction horror feature film directed and written by Baltimore-based filmmaker Don Dohler [as Donald M. Dohler] (Blood Massacre; The Galaxy Invader; Nightbeast; Fiend). The movie stars Don Leifert, Tom Griffiths, Mary Mertens and features… Read More ›

The Killer Nun – Italy, 1978

The Killer Nun – original title: Suor Omicidi (“Sister Homicide”) – is a 1978 Italian nunsploitation/horror feature film directed by Giulio Berruti from a screenplay co-written with Alberto Tarallo. It is also known as Killer Nun and Deadly Habits. The film’s excellent soundtrack score is by Alessandro Alessandroni (Lady Frankenstein;… Read More ›

Alice, Sweet Alice aka Communion – USA, 1976

‘If you survive this night… nothing will ever scare you again.’ Communion is a 1976 American slasher horror feature film directed by Alfred Sole (Tanya’s Island, Pandemonium) from a screenplay co-written with Rosemary Ritvo. It stars Linda Miller, Paula Sheppard, Brooke Shields and Mildred Clinton. The film was released… Read More ›

Blood Freak – USA, 1972

‘Only the blood of drug addicts can satisfy its thirst!’ Blood Freak is a 1972 American horror feature film, produced and directed by Brad F. Grinter (who also appears on screen as a narrator) and actor Steve Hawkes. It is “the world’s… Read More ›

Symptoms – UK, 1974

Symptoms  is a 1974 British horror film directed by José Ramón Larraz (Rest in Pieces; Vampyres; Scream – and Die!) from a screenplay co-written with Stanley Miller. The movie stars Angela Pleasence, Peter Vaughan and Lorna Heilbron. Having been working in Switzerland, Helen Ramsey (Angela Pleasance) is back… Read More ›

The Blood Spattered Bride – Spain, 1972

‘When the honeymoon was over the terror began’ The Blood Spattered Bride – original title: La novia ensangrentada – is a 1972 Spanish horror feature film written and directed by Vicente Aranda (Las Crueles), loosely based on the vampire story, Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. The movie stars Simón… Read More ›

Eyeball – Italy/Spain, 1974

‘A blinding vision of horror.’ Eyeball is a 1974 Italian/Spanish giallo horror thriller feature film directed by Umberto Lenzi (Cannibal Ferox; Nightmare City; Knife of Ice; Seven Blood-Stained Orchids) from a screenplay co-written with Félix Tusell. The film’s original Italian title is Gatti rossi… Read More ›

The Amityville Horror – USA, 1979

‘For God’s sake, get out!’ The Amityville Horror is a 1979 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Stuart Rosenberg from a screenplay by Sandor Stern, based on Jay Anson’s 1977 book of the same name. The movie stars James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don… Read More ›

Rattlers – USA, 1976

‘What a horrible way to die!’ Rattlers is a 1976 American horror feature film produced and directed by John McCauley (Deadly Intruder) from a screenplay co-written with Jerry Golding. The movie stars Sam Chew, Elisabeth Chauvet, Tony Ballen, Dan Priest, Ron Gold, Darwin Joston, and… Read More ›

Savage Weekend – USA, 1976

‘All they wanted was fun… what they got was terror… mayhem… murder! Savage Weekend is a 1976 American slasher horror feature film written, produced and directed by David Paulsen as The Upstate Murders and initially marketed as Killer Behind the Mask. The film features a repeated… Read More ›

Shivers – Canada, 1975

‘Being terrified is just the beginning…’ Shivers is a 1975 Canadian science fiction body horror feature film written and directed by David Cronenberg (Dead Ringers; The Fly; Videodrome; Rabid). It stars Barbara Steele, Paul Hampton, Joe Silver and Lynn Lowry. The movie was filmed as Orgy of the… Read More ›

Ghost Story – UK, 1974

‘Will haunt you!’ Ghost Story is a 1974 British horror feature film directed and co-produced by Stephen Weeks (I, Monster) from a screenplay co-written with Rosemary Sutcliff and Philip Norman. The movie stars Marianne Faithfull, Leigh Lawson, Larry Dann and Anthony Bate. In the 1930s, McFadden (Murray Melvin), invites… Read More ›

Schlock – USA, 1971

‘A love stranger than King Kong’ Schlock – aka The Banana Monster – is a 1971 American comedy horror feature film, written, directed by and starring John Landis (Burke & Hare; Innocent Blood; Michael Jackson’s Thriller; An American Werewolf in London). It was one… Read More ›

The Ghoul – UK, 1974

The Ghoul is a 1974 British horror film directed by Freddie Francis from a screenplay by John Elder [Anthony Hinds] and produced by his son, Kevin Francis for Tyburn Film productions (Persecution; Legend of the Werewolf). The strident score was by… Read More ›

The Devil’s Rain – USA, 1975

‘The ULTIMATE in Satanic possession!’ The Devil’s Rain is a 1975 American supernatural horror film directed by Robert Fuest (The Abominable Dr. Phibes; Dr. Phibes Rises Again; And Soon the Darkness) from a screenplay by Gabe Essoe, James Ashton and associate producer Gerald Hopman (Evilspeak)…. Read More ›

Snuff – USA, 1976

Snuff is a 1976 American splatter horror film, and is most notorious for being marketed as if it were an actual snuff film. Its release contributed to the urban legend of snuff films, although the concept did not originate with it. The film started out… Read More ›

Death Line aka Raw Meat – UK, 1972

‘Mind the doors!!!’ Death Line is a 1972 British horror feature film directed by American filmmaker Gary Sherman (Dead & Buried, Poltergeist III) from his own storyline. It was scripted by Ceri Jones and distributed as Raw Meat in the United States by American International Pictures (AIP). The film stars Donald… Read More ›