The Scariest Movies of Each Year

A comprehensive list of the 70 scariest horror movies from 1960 till today—the scariest film of each year plus honorable mentions.

—1970—

House Of Dark Shadows

1970 ONORABLE MENTIONS:
House of Dark Shadows
Vampire Lovers
The Vampire Doll

—1971—

The House That Dripped Blood

1971 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Let’s Scare Jessica to Death
Daughters of Darkness
Black Belly of the Tarantula

—1972—

The Last House on the Left

1972 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Asylum
Images
Horror Express

—1973—

The Exorcist

1973 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Wickerman
Don’t Look Now
The Legend of Hell House

—1974—

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1974 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
It’s Alive
Black Christmas
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

—1975—

Jaws

1975 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Deep Red
Criminally Insane
Picnic at Hanging Rock

—1976—

Carrie

1976 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Omen
Burnt Offering
Alice, Sweet Alice

—1977—

Exorcist II: The Heretic

1977 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Audrey Rose
The Sentinel
The Hills Have Eyes

—1978—

Halloween

1978 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Magic
Krabat
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

—1979—

Alien

1979 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Phantasm
Salem’s Lot
The Amityville Horror

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