1974 October Movies

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

  • 91%
  • R
  • 83 min
  • Horror

Upon hearing that vandals have desecrated a graveyard where her grandfather is buried, Sally recruits her boyfriend Jerry, her brother Franklyn, and her friends Pam and Kirk to investigate. On a side trip to the grandfather's deserted farm, the travellers pick up a slimy hitchhiker who cuts himself and slashes Franklyn. After arriving at the farm, Pam and Kirk search for an old swimming hole--Kirk hears a generator and believes he can find some gasoline. He enters the house hoping to find the...

Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

Phantom of the Paradise

  • 95%
  • PG
  • 92 min
  • Comedy

Rock Opera version of Phantom Of The Opera with elements of Faust. Record producer Swan steals both the music and the girl (Phoenix) from composer Leach. Disfigured Leach plans revenge on Swan and his rock palace, The Paradise, and becomes The Phantom. Leach signs contract with Swan to complete rock opera based on the life of Faust for Phoenix. Double crossed by Swan who hires heavy metal singer Beef, Leach exacts his vengeance.

Black Christmas (1974)

Black Christmas

  • 64%
  • R
  • 98 min
  • Horror

A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

  • 100%
  • R
  • 104 min
  • Crime

Four armed men hijack a New York City subway train and demand 1 million dollars - which must be delivered in 1 hour - for the train and the lives of the passengers held hostage. Lt. Zachary Garber of the New York City Transit Police must contend with City Hall red tape, the unrelenting demands of the hijackers, and the ever-ticking clock in his efforts to save the passengers and bring the hijackers to justice.

It's Alive (1974)

It's Alive

    • PG
    • 91 min
    • Horror

    Heavily pregnant Lenore Davis tells her husband, Frank, that she is in labor. They leave their eleven year-old son Chris with their friend Charley and they head to the Community Hospital. Lenore feels that something is wrong and delivers a monster that kills the team in the delivery room and escapes through a skylight. Lieutenant Perkins comes to the hospital to investigate the murder and the press divulges the identity of the parents. Frank discovers a dark secret about Lenore and the baby.

    Female Trouble (1974)

    Female Trouble

    • 79%
    • NC-17
    • 92 min
    • Comedy

    A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitchhiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.

    Airport 1975 (1974)

    Airport 1975

    • 31%
    • PG
    • 107 min
    • Action

    Columbia Airlines Flight 409 takes off from Washington DC on its way to Los Angeles. When flying over the mountains a small plane's pilot suffers a heart attack and smashes into the cockpit of the Columbian 747. Killing the flight engineer and co-pilot. And leaving a blinded captain. In desperation head stewardess Nancy Pryor (Karen Black) takes the controls. But the radio is going dead and only a suspense filled rescue mission can save them all.

    Benaam (1974)

    Benaam

      • 117 min
      • Drama

      When Amit and his wife rush a man to the hospital after witnessing his attempted murder, their good deed quickly goes sour when they begin to get menacing calls requesting a slip of paper the man dropped in their car. Then their dog dies. Finally, the couple is truly terrified. Before the saga ends, their son will have been kidnapped and his assailants will have demanded a terrible price for his release.

      Benji (1974)

      Benji

      • 86%
      • G
      • 86 min
      • Adventure

      An OSCAR Nominee for the hit song "Benji's Theme (I Feel Love)," writer-director Joe Camp's Original canine classic remains one of the best loved family films after thirty years. This tail-wagging tale begins as Benji visits his pals Cindy (Cynthia Smith) and Paul (Allen Fiuzat), whose father, Paul Chapman (Peter Breck), won't let them give the mutt a home. But the shaggy stray changes his mind by saving the day when Mitch (Mark Slade) and his reluctant partners (Christopher Connelly, Tom...

      Castle of Sand (1974)

      Castle of Sand

        • Unrated
        • 143 min
        • Crime

        Yoshitaro Nomura’s 1975 film of Seicho Matsumoto’s immensely popular detective story tells the tale of two detectives, Imanishi (Tetsuro Tamba) and Yoshimura (Kensaku Morita), tasked with tracking down the murderer of an old man, found bludgeoned to death in a rail yard.

        Challenge to White Fang (1974)

        Challenge to White Fang

          • PG
          • 100 min
          • Adventure

          Lucio Fulci's sequel to Zianna Bianca (White Fang), set some years after the events in the first White Fang movie, has the wolf-dog befriended by another young boy, named Bill Tarwater, the grandson of fur trader John Tarwater, in which the dog teams up once again with novelist Jason Scott and his partner Kurt Jansen to stop the evil Beauty Smith, now living under the alias Forth, in another Northern Canada town and exploiting the townspeople including Sister Evangelina who's...

          Death Sentence (1974)

          Death Sentence

            • R
            • 74 min
            • Crime

            A juror on a murder case begins to believe that the man on trial is innocent of the crime - and then discovers that the real killer is her own husband.

            Girls for Rent (1974)

            Girls for Rent

              • R
              • 92 min
              • Crime

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              Hangup (1974)

              Hangup

                • R
                • 94 min
                • Action

                A rookie cop on the undercover narcotic squad falls for the junkie who can help him nab a ruthless pusher/killer.

                Hit Lady (1974)

                Hit Lady

                  • R
                  • 72 min
                  • Action

                  At a Texas barbecue, a pretty woman chats up a wealthy rancher, and soon they're off on a horseback ride. Before she shoots him on an isolated road, she gives him a minute to reflect on who he might have offended on his rise to the top. She's Angela de Vries, a contract killer based in L.A. She wants this to have been her last job; her contractor wants one more death, a national union leader, made to look like an accident. She starts her homework on this mark. Meanwhile, in her...

                  Impulse (1974)

                  Impulse

                    • PG
                    • 82 min
                    • Horror

                    A paranoid, leisure-suit-wearing conman/gigolo named Matt Stone seduces lonely women, bilks them of their savings via an investment scam, then kills them. When he begins seeing an attractive widow, her daughter Tina becomes suspicious of his motives. Written by Marty McKee <[email protected]>

                    Janis (1974)

                    Janis

                      • R
                      • 96 min
                      • Documentary

                      The gritty-voiced singer from Port Arthur, Texas sets the record straight on her life, her attitudes, her philosophy. The musical sections and intimate close-ups of the singer speaking her mind, "Janis" traces her career from her first rehearsals and performances with Big Brother and the Holding Company through super-stardom to her tragic death in Hollywood on October 4, 1970.

                      Law and Disorder (1974)

                      Law and Disorder

                        • 99 min
                        • Comedy

                        In crime ridden New York of the seventies two cops has had enough. They decide to take justice into their own hands. Things turn exciting and humorous. No hoodlum goes safe.

                        Le secret (1974)

                        Le secret

                          • Unrated
                          • 102 min
                          • Drama

                          A stranger enters into and forever alters the life of a couple. He claims to be pursued by certain authorities who intend to prevent him from disclosing a secret that only he holds, whence the title. Is he lying, or insane - or is he telling the truth? Who, if anyone, is after him? And what *is* - the secret? Written by Michael R. Brown <[email protected]>

                          Mixed Company (1974)

                          Mixed Company

                            • PG
                            • 109 min
                            • Drama

                            Kathy Morrison (Harris), mother of three, who helps run a "color-blind" adoption program, wants to have another biological child. Her husband, Pete (Bologna), the head coach of the Phoenix Suns, finds out he can't produce another child. Kathy thinks about adopting a boy, Frederic "Freddie" Wilcox, and Pete does not want to adopt a boy who happens to be black. When he relents, Freddie's arrival causes an upheaval in the Morrison's neighborhood, their school, and family. Kathy's answer is to...