The 70s was a decade of revolution in the movies of all genres as it brought in more realism to the movies than the over-optimistic movies of the 60s. This was especially the decade which was most productive for horror movies.It produced some of the most loved movie franchises and many single classic movies in this genre. The movies were creepy and enduring at the same time and can scare you even today.
The boundaries of this genre were pushed by filmmakers by exploring various permutations and combinations of this genre with other genres.And the result of these experiments was worth watching for any movie lover.It covered the themes of exploration of the human condition, mortality, and self-exploration and it was all wrapped in dust and blood. Following is the list of top classic horror movies of the 1970s which defined the future of this genre.
12. Demons (Shura) (1971)
Based on the play “Kamikakete Sango Taisetsu” and directed by Toshio Matsumoto, this movie is a Japanese classic.This is not like a typical horror movie involving spirits.It deals with our inner monsters and is centered around a nihilistic samurai who goes on a path of destruction and self-destruction. This is one of the darkest films you will ever watch and is sure to make you cringe.The lines between reality, imagination and nightmare is blurred in it and is presented in a visually gorgeous frame.
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11. An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (1970)