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10 Modern Horror Movies Set in the 1970s to Watch After ‘The Black Phone’

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thank you for strange thingsThe nostalgia for the 1980s is at an all-time high. whether it is This remake (one of several horror films to feature a strange things Cast member) or recent Amazon series paper girls, the studios are trying to indulge in the longing of the decade that gave us Atari. The 1980s is not the only period worth reviewing, and recent efforts have instead shed light on the 1970s.

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Scott Derrickson‘s black phone The film follows the events surrounding a child killer chasing ’70s youth, and its 1978 setting offers a different perspective of adolescence. The films below’s same commitment to recreating the 1970s offers a unique perspective amid the current wave of 1980s nostalgia.

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‘The Conjuring (2013)

Based on the real-life cases of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, Magical Regarded as one of the greatest supernatural horror movies of all time. When a family experiences disturbing events at their farmhouse in 1971, they contact the Warrens (Patrick Wilson And Vera Farmiga) for help.

Magical A smash hit and solid as one of the brightest talents in horror was director James Wan. The film’s success spawned a franchise, and The Conjuring 2 was released to similar acclaim. Characters in films have also received byproducts, such as Annabelle And nuniCreating an expanding universe like the MCU. Magical Available to stream on Netflix and HBO Max.

‘X’ (2022)

A recent release, TI West‘s x A return to the slasher films of the 1970s, especially inspired by the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The cast and crew of a pornographic film travel to a remote Texas home to shoot their latest production but soon fall prey to their sinister hosts.

x Will please anyone looking for a quality slasher film, as the film’s cast is whipped up in a variety of creative ways. a prequel named PearlWhich follows one of the villains in his younger days, recently dropped a trailer and is slated to release later this year.

‘My Friend Asphalt’ (2017)

Remembering the famous serial killer’s high-school years Jeffrey Dahmer, my friend dahmer There is a test in the mind of a highly troubled person. Based on a graphic novel by john backdruffA real-life friend of Dahmer, the story follows the teenager until he commits his first murder.

whereas my friend dahmer More psychological drama than horror, this is easily the most disturbing film on this list. The murders committed by Dahmer are particularly heinous, and the depiction of how such a monster was created is a chilling story that will stick with you for some time. my friend dahmer Peacock is available to stream on AMC+ and Tubi.

“The Love Witch” (2016)

technically cheating the love witch Never said to be in the 1970s, but its commitment to recreating the film genre of the decade has earned it a spot on this list. The film follows a young witch named Elaine, who attempts to find a lover through potions and spells. The results prove disastrous.

The film was shot and edited to resemble a horror film from the late 1960s and 1970s, resulting in a film that would fit seamlessly into that era. the love witch It was praised for its focus on feminist themes, and the film aims to remove the ‘male gaze’ prevalent in horror. the love witch Available to stream on Shudder and Peacock.

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“The Amityville Horror” (2005)

A remake of the 1979 classic film, the Amityville Horror Follows the Lutz family as they visit the house where a mass murder took place. As expected, horrors start to shake every moment of the family.

The film was critically acclaimed, and while it doesn’t offer anything new compared to the original, it is well worth watching for its opening performances. Ryan Reynolds, The father of the young family plays against Reynolds type as the house corrupts him, eventually turning him into an axe-wielding psycho similar to Jack Torrence. Glazed, Chloe Grace Moretz She also made her film debut, playing the role of the daughter of the family. the Amityville Horror Available to stream on Starz.

‘The Clinic’ (2010)

Truly an Australian thriller with nightmares, hospital In 1979 he finds pregnant Beth and her fiancée Cameron while traveling outside. When Beth is kidnapped, she wakes up in a bathtub filled with ice and her baby is missing. Caught in an ill-fated game with other women whose children have been stolen, Beth is pushed to the limit of reuniting with her child.

The story jumps up between Beth and Cameron, who is searching for his wife. However, most of the focus is on Beth and the women as they attempt to escape the nightmare that befell them.

“House of 1000 Corpses” (2003)

Debut from divisive filmmaker Rob Zombie, house of 1000 corpses Shock Rocker’s homage to classic horror movies. Centered around the psychological Firefly family, the film finds four teenagers crossing paths with a killer clan after their car breaks down on Halloween. Then the friends are tormented to unimaginable horrors.

Zombie attracts opponents alike as he does fans, and house of 1000 corpses proved to be a cult hit. He followed up the film with two sequels, Satan’s Rejection And 3 from hellWhich leads the story of the surviving Firefly family members as their killing spree continues. house of 1000 corpses Available to stream on HBO Max and AMC+.

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‘Knife + Heart’ (2018)

Tribute to the giallo films popular in the 1970s, knife + heart is a slasher film set in Paris. When Annie, the producer of gay porn, is dumped by her girlfriend/editor, she vows to win him back by making her best film. However, his cast begins to be targeted by a masked killer.

With its horror themes as well as a focus on sex and gay identity, knife + heart It’s as LGBTQ+ as a Giallo movie. The film’s soundtrack and color scheme, which give the film an almost dreamlike quality, help sell the 1979 setting and transport viewers to this earlier period in Paris. knife + heart Available to stream on Shudder and AMC+.

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‘Suspiria’ (2018)

One more Jialo, this time remake dario argentinaThe classic horror film. Suspiria Stars Dakota Johnson As Susie, an American ballet dancer who travels to Berlin in 1977 to train at a prestigious academy. While there, she learns that the dancing school is only a front for the Witches’ Covenant.

the director Luca Guadagnino ,call me by your name, Suspiria The sight is dazzling as it transitions from mesmerizing ballet scenes to gruesome death scenes. With Johnson, Film Stars mia gotho, Chloe Grace MoretzAnd tilda swintonWhich is fantastic as she plays three different roles throughout the film. Suspiria Available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

‘Super 8’ (2011)

if your favorite part black phone There were moments when Phinney and Gwen were able to act like normal kids, then super 8 You should appeal. After a group of young teenagers shoot their amateur horror film in 1979, they soon learn of a train derailment. Seeing some escape from the destroyed train, they try to warn their city of impending danger.

the director JJ Abrams, super 8 is a tribute to classic films like crooks And at, albeit with a slightly darker tone. With its premise of a band of kids attempting to save their families from a supernatural menace, the film is worth revisiting in a post-strange things World. super 8 Available to stream on HBO Max.

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