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Old 8th April 2011, 04:54 PM
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Question Your Favourite Horror Film from 1973

1973 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 1973 is...

The Wicker Man - Robin Hardy

One of finest films ever made, and in which both Lee and Woodward give spectacular performances.

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Don't Look Now
The Exorcist
Flesh for Frankenstein
The Legend of Hell House
Messiah of Evil
Requiem for a Vampire
Return of the Evil Dead
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1973 was a great year and both The Wicker Man and Don't Look Now are rightly regarded as great horror movies. However, as much as I love them, neither will ever touch The Exorcist which is, and always has been, my favourite movie of all time. It is not only the greatest horror film ever made, but a film that has incredible longevity and is about as powerful now as it was when it was first released.
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I had a suspicion you'd go for The Exorcist, Nos.

A very decent film it is too, although personally in addition to The Wicker Man I'd take Don't Look Now and Theatre of Blood over it - blasphemy I know!
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I had a suspicion you'd go for The Exorcist, Nos.

A very decent film it is too, although personally in addition to The Wicker Man I'd take Don't Look Now and Theatre of Blood over it - blasphemy I know!
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"A Candle for the Devil", "Theatre of Blood" and "Don't Look in the Basement".
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I've always found Theatre of Blood, The Satanic Rites of Dracula, The Creeping Flesh and The Vault of Horror great fun, but, yeah, it has to be The Exorcist.
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. However, as much as I love them, neither will ever touch The Exorcist

We'll just need to agree to disagree here then.

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We'll just need to agree to disagree here then.

THE EXORCIST is one of the best horror films ever made and would be in my top ten,but it isn't in the same league as both of these British classics
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You've pretty much mentioned the best of '73 there B.E.-MESSIAH OF EVIL is another superbly haunting film,one of the best.

THEATRE OF BLOOD is also a classic,another I never tire of watching.

And FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN well,it's all about life,****ing and gallbladders innit?
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We'll just need to agree to disagree here then.

THE EXORCIST is one of the best horror films ever made and would be in my top ten,but it isn't in the same league as both of these British classics
"isn't in the same league"? Although The Exorcist is a different kind of film to Don't Look Now (more ambitious and less arthouse, and I don't mean that as an insult), it just about single-handedly changed the way that horror films are viewed by the general public and is a masterpiece of direction, writing and acting. I would quote Oscar nominations and wins, but very often the Academy gets things wrong, just as they did when not giving Linda Blair the Oscar for her astonishing performance.

Although I am a huge fan of Don't Look Now and it's 'B-movie', The Wicker Man, I feel The Exorcist is a better film than both and, unlike the other two, is a film Iowan never tire of watching.

Judging films is extremely subjective but, in this case, The Exorcist was the best horror film released in 1973.
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