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Old 8th April 2011, 04:53 PM
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Question Your Favourite Horror Film from 1974

1974 was a year for some brilliant horror films, but which one is your favourite? What makes it special to you? When did you first see it? Would you recommend it to the uninitiated?

Sometimes it's a hard decision to just pick one film (even when you're limiting it to a single year!), but my favourite film of 1974 is...

[CENTER]Black Christmas - Bob Clark

This film epitomises what the slasher genre is all about, and is a masterclass in suspense and terror. Chilling and macabre, not only is the best seasonal slasher, it is one of the best the genre has to offer.



Runners Up:
Blood for Dracula
The Cars That Ate Paris
Deathdream
Deranged
Frightmare
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
The Perfume of the Lady in Black
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
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I'm going to have to vote against you again as, not only is it clearly my favourite film from 1974, but is one of my all-time favourite films: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. I first saw it following a blind buy on DVD in the BBFC classified it in 1999 when I was young, impressionable and first getting into horror and it made an indelible impression on me which has lasted to this day.
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Even though I recognise Hooper's TCM to be a classic of the horror genre, and accept that many people place it as their favourite horror film of all time, it's another that's never been a top-tier favourite of mine. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue would have been my second choice for '74.
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I'll go for:

TCM but also "Black Christmas", "Frightmare", "Snuff" (not released until '76), "Shriek of the Mutilated" and Vampyres.
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I'll go for:

TCM but also "Black Christmas", "Frightmare", "Snuff" (not released until '76), "Shriek of the Mutilated" and Vampyres.
Shriek of the Mutilated - genius film!
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Old 9th April 2011, 01:09 PM
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Old 9th April 2011, 01:47 PM
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Texas Chain Saw Massacre gets my vote. It's a landmark film too and deserving of its cult and historical status.

Close contenders would be Deranged, Black Christmas, Blood for Dracula, Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires, Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue, The Ghost Galleon, It's Alive, Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter, From Beyond the Grave, Vampyres, Deathdream, The Beast Must Die, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell and The Zombies of Sugar Hill (blaxploitation fun - with zombies! genius!).

As you can see, there's a fair few films from '74 I like, but TCM still rules supreme.
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Black Christmas are my overall favourites from 1974, but a new fave of mine from the same year is Pete Walker's cult classic, Frightmare.
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Very hard year this,what with Hooper's massacre in Texas and Walker's cannibalism in the home counties...but pipping them both just,is Grau's masterpiece THE LIVING DEAD AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE/LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE.....arguably the best zombie film ever made.

Fans of this NEED to get the BD of this from Blue Underground....
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Other fantastic films are of course,the aforementioned BLACK CHRISTMAS,but there's also FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL and a HUGE guilty pleasure of mine-THE LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES.

FATMFH was Terence Fisher's Hammer swansong,wasn't it?
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