Best 1970s made for TV horror film?

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  1. Duel (1971)

    23.3%
  2. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)

    5.0%
  3. Trilogy of Terror (1975)

    1.7%
  4. Bad Ronald (1974)

    6.7%
  5. Home for the Holidays (1972)

    3.3%
  6. Salem's Lot (1979)

    30.0%
  7. Gargoyles (1972)

    1.7%
  8. Are You in the House Alone? (1978)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Something Evil (1972)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. How Awful About Allan (1970)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)

    1.7%
  12. Snowbeast (1977)

    5.0%
  13. KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Dying Room Only (1973)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. The Norliss Tapes (1973)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Dead of Night (1977)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. The Phantom of Hollywood (1974)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Ants! (1977)

    1.7%
  19. The Night Stalker (1972) / The Night Strangler (1973)

    16.7%
  20. others

    3.3%
  1. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    Same goes ...

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    ive only seen salems lot and kiss meets... i wish kiss would get a rerelease, id watch it again.
     
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    Thanks for the poll Billy, you rock! :glasses:
     
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    interesting list of flicks.
     
  5. Hellbilly

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    No prob :)
    Had to vote for Duel because the suspense nearly killed me on my first viewing (on video).
     
  6. Paff

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    I've wanted to see Bad Ronald for....ever. I guess I'm gonna have to break down and buy a bootleg at this point.

    And how about Crowhaven Farm? I've only heard about that one as well.
     
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    You can get the European Theatrical Print of KISS Meets The Phantom on the KISSOLOGY II DVD Box Set. It's pretty cheap at Best Buy.
     
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    Holy shit! Now thats a list. Nice find Paff.
     
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    Lots of great movies there! Call me crazy, but Killdozer was a cool movie. The decade was great for the horror genre and far out there concepts. TV viewing used to be fun.
     
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    I actually found a copy of Killdozer which I'm planning to watch this weekend. Heard its pretty entertaining.
     
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    As a cheese connoisseur, I'm sure you will enjoy it. A friend loaned me his copy a few years years ago claiming it was inspired by Duel. That's a stretch, but it won't take away from the entertainment value for you.
     
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    Now this is a list of choices. Proof positive that the 70s rocked not just for horror, but made for TV horror.

    Duel, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Trilogy of Terror, Bad Ronald, Gargoyles, How Awful About Allan, and The Night Stalker / The Night Strangler are just classics of the genre. Good thing is five of those are on DVD (one OOP, sadly). Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is one of those rare few that I finally broke down and bought a TV recorded bootleg, its damn near criminal this one still hasn't been on DVD.

    Salem's Lot was good, but not enough for me to want to own it. I own The Norliss Tapes, but have not got around to watching it.

    Notably missing from this list, IMO, is Phase IV - another movie some should spend jail time for not releasing to DVD. Also worth mentioning, but easily overlooked, is The World Beyond.
     
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    There's some great ones on the list and I had just watched Salem's Lot last night in fact... but I went with The Night Stalker (1972) / The Night Strangler (1973)
     
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    Salem's Lot is probably technically the best, but as far as my favorites, I'd have to go with Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Satan's Triangle (both still give me the creeps) and a pretty obscure by now title, Voices...Voices was pretty close in plot to the Nicole Kidman "The Others", and it ended the same way, except it was a young married couple who had lost their son...He shows up towards the end if I remember correctly, and the punchline is identical.
     
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    I'll go with Duel as it made the biggest impact on me. So many great ones though. Another good one you missed is The Screaming Woman.
     
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    went with Salem's Lot
     
  18. Paff

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    Hey...compare that Wiki list with....say....Fear Itself. And I bet we'll get more of Fear Itself on DVD long before any of those 70s films.

    Speaking of that, most of those movies are MIA on home video. Would Duel be in the same boat, had it not been directed by Spielberg? Hmmmm......
     
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    Well once again there are several on this list I have not seen but to me this had two of the greatest movies made for television ever. Duel and Salems Lot. I gave the edge to Salems Lot but Duel is a very close second. I also enjoyed Gargoyles quite a bit too.
     
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    Duel didn't exactly have an untroubled DVD release. It was scheduled for release and then yanked at least once, and then it finally hit DVD only to be recalled before it was officially released (a few were released early, and immediately became 3 digit price tag eBay fodder).

    I'm actually quite surprised how many of the rest actually got a DVD release. Obviously I think even more need to be freed, but its not the starvation diet I would have expected. Some were obvious releases like Night Stalker which was obviously a test run for how well a series set would sell (man I paid through the nose for the video tapes of this, long long before the DVD was even rumored to be in the pipeline). Others like Gargoyles I was pleasantly surprised was pulled from the dust bin of time, it didn't have big names attached to it and was strictly a cult attraction. A couple others, like Norliss Tapes, you have to go outside region 1, but they are available.
     

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