Horror Movies By Year - 1971

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1. A Bay of Blood (1971)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The murder of a wealthy countess, which was erroneously deemed suicide, triggers a chain reaction of brutal killings in the surrounding bay area, as several unscrupulous characters try to take over her large estate.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso, Anna Maria Rosati

Votes: 8,485

2. A Chinese Ghost (1971)

76 min | Horror

In a small village in rural China, whenever the sound of a crow is heard at night, someone dies. After his wife succumbs to this mysterious curse, Ji-ryang sets out to battle the supernatural and defeat a restless spirit.

Director: Doo-yong Lee | Stars: Ji-yeong Park, Bu-Geun Jang

Votes: 8

3. Alien Terror (1971)

90 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

In the European village of Gudenberg in 1890, Prof. Mayer and his assistant Isabel have created a powerful ray machine. One of the powerful rays is shot into space and attracts a flying ... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Hill, Juan Ibáñez, José Luis González de León | Stars: Boris Karloff, Enrique Guzmán, Christa Linder, Maura Monti

Votes: 193

5. Beast of Blood (1970)

GP | 90 min | Adventure, Horror

A mad scientist creates a monster, but after its head is cut off, he keeps it alive in a serum he has invented.

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: John Ashley, Celeste Yarnall, Eddie Garcia, Liza Belmonte

Votes: 412

6. Beast of the Yellow Night (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

Satan saves Ashley from death on condition he become his disciple (and, as it turns out, a hairy murderous beast).

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: John Ashley, Mary Charlotte Wilcox, Leopoldo Salcedo, Eddie Garcia

Votes: 568

7. Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A series of victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open, much in the same way tarantulas are killed by the black wasp. The victims all seem to have a connection with a spa.

Director: Paolo Cavara | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet, Rossella Falk

Votes: 2,466

8. Blood Shack (1971)

Not Rated | 55 min | Horror

A young woman inherits a ranch that is supposedly haunted by a murderous beast called "The Chooper."

Director: Ray Dennis Steckler | Stars: Carolyn Brandt, Ron Haydock, Jason Wayne, Laurel Spring

Votes: 415

9. Blood Thirst (1971)

GP | 74 min | Horror

A sex-crimes specialist from New York travels to the Philippines to help his friend, a Manila homicide detective, solve a series of murders.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Robert Winston, Katherine Henryk, Yvonne Nielson, Vic Diaz

Votes: 296

10. Blood and Lace (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. ... See full summary »

Director: Philip S. Gilbert | Stars: Gloria Grahame, Melody Patterson, Milton Selzer, Len Lesser

Votes: 807

11. Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)

PG | 94 min | Horror

An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young girl and strange things start to happen.

Directors: Seth Holt, Michael Carreras | Stars: Andrew Keir, Valerie Leon, James Villiers, Hugh Burden

Votes: 2,655

12. Brain of Blood (1971)

GP | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Amir, the benevolent ruler of Kalid, is dying, but there is hope. Freshly deceased, he is flown to the United States where Dr. Trenton transplants his brain into the body of a simpleton in ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Grant Williams, Kent Taylor, John Bloom, Regina Carrol

Votes: 664

13. Cheongsane uneun saeya (1971)

84 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

Seok-bong falls in love with Ok-nyeo but, do to a case of mistaken identity while her parents are drawing up the marriage contract, Ok-nyeo winds up marrying a different man named Seok-bong... See full summary »

Director: Hun Choi | Stars: Yeong-gyun Shin, Hie Mun, Seong-ok Kim, Jeong-sun Hwang

14. Countess Dracula (1971)

PG | 93 min | Horror

In 17th-century Hungary, elderly widow Countess Elisabeth Nádasdy maintains her misleading youthful appearance by bathing in the blood of virgins regularly supplied to her by faithful servant Captain Dobi.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Elès, Maurice Denham

Votes: 3,339

15. Creatures the World Forgot (1971)

GP | 92 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

In prehistoric times, two brothers fight each other for the leadership of their tribe.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Julie Ege, Tony Bonner, Robin John, Brian O'Shaughnessy

Votes: 577

16. Cross Current (1971)

90 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A speed-boat racer suffers amnesia after an boating accident and goes to his isolated villa to recuperate. The relationship with his wife is troubled so he starts an affair (sort of) with ... See full summary »

Director: Tonino Ricci | Stars: Philippe Leroy, Elga Andersen, Ivan Rassimov, Rosanna Yanni

Votes: 88

17. Crucible of Terror (1971)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror

An obsessed sculptor kills a young woman to make a perfect bronze sculpture of her. Years later at his secluded home a number of people become trapped in a web of revenge, murder and horror.

Director: Ted Hooker | Stars: Mike Raven, James Bolam, Mary Maude, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 461

18. Daughters of Darkness (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide.

Director: Harry Kümel | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet, Andrea Rau

Votes: 4,210

19. Death by Invitation (1971)

R | 81 min | Horror

A young woman learns that one of her ancestors was executed three centuries ago under suspicion of being a witch. She decides to take revenge on the descendants of the people who had her killed.

Director: Ken Friedman | Stars: Shelby Leverington, Aaron Phillips, Norman Parker, Jerry Allgor

Votes: 309

20. Demons (1971)

134 min | Drama, Horror

After being robbed by a geisha, a ronin warrior carves a bloody path to seek revenge.

Director: Toshio Matsumoto | Stars: Katsuo Nakamura, Juro Kara, Yasuko Sanjo, Masao Imafuku

Votes: 1,600

21. Deviation (1971)

89 min | Horror

After a nocturnal car accident in the English countryside, an unfortunate couple is invited to a mysterious house occupied by a creepy embalmer who throws sexy drug parties there.

Director: José Ramón Larraz | Stars: Karl Lanchbury, Sibyla Grey, Lisbet Lundquist, Malcolm Terris

Votes: 129

23. Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Horror

During summer break, two bored Catholic schoolgirls vow to become Satanists and play a series of increasingly dangerous and morbid games.

Director: Joël Séria | Stars: Jeanne Goupil, Catherine Wagener, Bernard Dhéran, Gérard Darrieu

Votes: 1,945

24. Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)

PG | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A Victorian scientist tests a serum that transforms him into a sensuous murderess.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick, Gerald Sim, Lewis Fiander

Votes: 2,220

25. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

GP | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.

Directors: Al Adamson, Samuel M. Sherman | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney Jr., Zandor Vorkov, Anthony Eisley

Votes: 1,664

26. Ek Paheli (1971)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Sudhir goes to take care of his family business in Goa. He is attracted to Maria, a mysterious woman who meets him in an old graveyard.

Director: Naresh Kumar | Stars: Feroz Khan, Tanuja, Sanjeev Kumar, Aruna Irani

Votes: 54

27. Exorcism's Daughter (1971)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror

Tania, an asylum patient, is under the doctor's care while suffering raging behavioral effects that follow the death of her exorcised mother.

Director: Rafael Moreno Alba | Stars: Analía Gadé, Francisco Rabal, Espartaco Santoni, María Asquerino

Votes: 84

28. The Feast of Satan (1971)

R | 90 min | Horror

A woman searching for her missing sister arrives at a small coastal village, where her sister was last seen. Unknown to her, her arrival has been noted by a crazed scientist, who has designs on her.

Director: José María Elorrieta | Stars: Espartaco Santoni, Krista Nell, Teresa Gimpera, Verónica Luján

Votes: 141

29. End of Man (1971)

79 min | Comedy, Drama

Stark naked man comes out from the sea and begins to walk the streets, interfering in daily episodes, always in search of justice. He names himself Finis Hominis (The End of Man, in latin),... See full summary »

Director: José Mojica Marins | Stars: José Mojica Marins, Teresa Sodré, Roque Rodrigues, Rosângela Maldonado

Votes: 293

30. Gebissen wird nur nachts - das Happening der Vampire (1971)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

An American actress inherits a castle in Transylvania. What she doesn't know is that her ancestor, the Baroness Catali, was in actuality a vampire countess, and emerges from her tomb to ravage the nearby village and Catholic seminary.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Pia Degermark, Thomas Hunter, Yvor Murillo, Ingrid van Bergen

Votes: 360

31. Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay (1971)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror

Two French girls get lost in the woods and accidentally enter the realm of sorceress Morgana Le Fay - who gives them the choice of either staying young forever as her lovers, or rot in a dungeon for eternity.

Director: Bruno Gantillon | Stars: Dominique Delpierre, Alfred Baillou, Mireille Saunin, Régine Motte

Votes: 605

32. Glass Ceiling (1971)

92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Marta spends a few days alone while her husband is on a business trip. But she starts to get scared when she hears some mysterious steps every night on the top floor. Her neighbor will try ... See full summary »

Director: Eloy de la Iglesia | Stars: Carmen Sevilla, Dean Selmier, Patty Shepard, Fernando Cebrián

Votes: 157

33. Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)

G | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

From Earth's pollution a new monster is spawned. Hedorah, the smog monster, destroys Japan and fights Godzilla while spewing his poisonous gas to further the damage.

Director: Yoshimitsu Banno | Stars: Akira Yamauchi, Toshie Kimura, Hiroyuki Kawase, Toshio Shiba

Votes: 4,171

34. Guess What Happened to Count Dracula? (1971)

PG | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

Count Dracula changes his name to Count Adrian and opens a strange nightclub called Dracula's Dungeon. Count Adrian sets his sights on making the lovely Angelica his latest vampire bride by giving her three bites to the neck.

Directors: Laurence Merrick, Mario d'Alcala | Stars: Des Roberts, Claudia Siefried, John Landon, Robert Branche

Votes: 179

35. Hands of the Ripper (1971)

R | 85 min | Horror

As a young child Jack the Ripper's daughter witnesses him kill her mother. As a young woman she carries on the murderous reign of her father. A psychiatrist tries to cure her with tragic consequences.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow, Keith Bell

Votes: 2,052

36. Honey Britches (1971)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

This is the story of four jewel thieves on the run who decide to hole up with a hillbilly couple until the search for them slackens off.

Directors: Donn Davison, Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Ashley Brooks, George Ellis, Trudy Moore, Michael Battlesmith

Votes: 480 | Gross: $0.38M

37. I, Monster (1971)

PG | 75 min | Horror

In the Nineteenth Century, in London, the psychologist Charles Marlowe researches a new drug capable to release inhibitions and uses his patients as guinea pigs. He discusses the principles... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Weeks | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Mike Raven, Richard Hurndall

Votes: 1,113

38. In the Devil's Garden (I) (1971)

R | 91 min | Mystery, Crime, Drama

After one schoolgirl is raped while taking a short cut through the local woods, and another is murdered in the same woods a few days later, the local police are baffled. With the help of a ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Suzy Kendall, Frank Finlay, Freddie Jones, James Laurenson

Votes: 436

39. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery

Evil scientist runs a veritable army of LSD crazed zombies.

Directors: Juan Ibáñez, Jack Hill | Stars: Boris Karloff, Julissa, Carlos East, Rafael Bertrand

Votes: 765

43. Kuheli (1971)

Not Rated | 129 min | Horror

A Middle Aged Woman named Sheba comes to an Obscure town named Nijhumgarh to be the Governess of a Renowned Household called "Raykuthi". But little did she know about the Bungalow and the ... See full summary »

Director: Tarun Majumdar | Stars: Sandhya Roy, Biswajit Chatterjee, Sumita Sanyal, Chhayadevi

Votes: 72

44. Cold Blooded Beast (1971)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A rehabilitation hospital in the Italian countryside which offers treatment for women suffering from various psychological disorders is stalked by a mysterious cloaked killer.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Rosalba Neri, Jane Garret

Votes: 1,276

45. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A rich, mentally unstable man who's obsessed with his deceased wife invites women to the family castle for a game of deadly S&M. He suddenly decides to get married to the beautiful Gladys, but does she have his best interests at heart?

Director: Emilio Miraglia | Stars: Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti, Enzo Tarascio, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 1,954

46. The Devil's Nightmare (1971)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror