The Greatest B-Movie Horror Films of the 1950s and 60s

You've seen them on midnight Spook shows. You've laughed at the cheesy special effects, you've made fun of them with the MST 3000 crew. Now here is the ultimate list of cheesy B-Movie Horror titles of the 1950s and 60s!
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The Giant Claw (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Global panic ensues when it is revealed that a mysterious UFO is actually a giant bird that flies at supersonic speed and has no regard for life or architecture. (75 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
“ It's as big as a battleship! A flying battleship! Once more a frantic pilot radios in a report on a UFO. A bird. A bird as big as a Battleship!
Aaaaarrrrggggghhhhh! ” - dcorvino
The Creeping Terror (1964 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  
A newlywed sheriff tries to stop a shambling monster that has emerged from a spaceship to eat the citizens of an American town. (75 mins.)
Director: A.J. Nelson
“ It definitely creeps along, so slowly that a parapalegic could easily escape it's clutches. Unless they are on the dance floor, of course. ” - dcorvino
The Killer Shrews (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
On an isolated island, a small group of people are terrorized by giant voracious shrews in the midst of a hurricane. (69 mins.)
Director: Ray Kellogg
“ Looks like a rat, smells like a skunk - some call them bone-eaters! Yeah, well Automatic pilot can't play Dixieland jazz on them banjos like I can! ” - dcorvino
The Alligator People (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband. (74 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ This monstrosity played as part of a double bill with the Return of the Fly ” - dcorvino
The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Lt. Col. Glenn Manning is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90% of his body... (80 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
“ They gave him an expandable sarong!! Ha! How did they account for the amazing increase in sarong material! ” - dcorvino
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs. (62 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
“ You are about to land in a lonely zone of terror... on an uncharted atoll in the Pacific! You are part of The Second Scientific Expedition dispatched to this mysterious piece of Coral reef and volcanic rock. The first group disappeared without a trace! Your job is to find out why! There have been distrurbing rumors about this strange atoll... frightening rumors about happenings way out beyond the laws of nature... ” - dcorvino
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them. (62 mins.)
“ Great garbage bag costumes terrorize the locals until the sheriff finds their hideout below the swamp. ” - dcorvino
The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle are being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur. (79 mins.)
“ Well, at least this dinosaur knows a good meal when he sees it. ” - dcorvino
The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body. (82 mins.)
Director: Joseph Green
“ A screwball doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body ” - dcorvino
The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
A giant lizard terrorizes a rural Texas community with a heroic teenager attempting to destroy the creature. (74 mins.)
Director: Ray Kellogg
“ A monster sized lizard meets the all American boy! It's no contest! ” - dcorvino
Teenagers from Outer Space (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
A young alien (David Love) falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl (Dawn Anderson) and they team up to try to stop the plans of his invading cohorts... (86 mins.)
Director: Tom Graeff
“ Evil alien teenagers plan to use the earth to raise giant lobster creatures. Along the way, they terrorize the neighborhood with some nifty dimestore ray guns ” - dcorvino
Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A teenage couple accidentally awakens an alien after inadvertently hitting it with their car. (69 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
“ Bulbous headed aliens invade an old man's farm (unknown to him) and use their alcohol laced finger syringes to incapacitate their victims. They also have a huge grudge against automobiles and bulls. Not much of an invasion, actually. It should have been called "A Mostly Inocuous Visit By the Saucer Men." ” - dcorvino
It Conquered the World (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A well meaning scientist guides an alien monster to Earth from Venus, so that he can rid mankind of feelings and emotions - but only death and sorrow results. (71 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
“ And you want me to... swear allegiance to this monstrous king of yours? Well, I won't, Anderson. I'll fight it 'til the last breath in my body. And I'll fight you, too, because you're part of it - the worst part. Your hands are human but your mind is enemy. You're a traitor, Anderson. The greatest traitor of all time. ” - dcorvino
The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
A dysfunctional family operating an isolated date farm in the California desert is threatened by the arrival of an extra-terrestrial. (75 mins.)
Director: David Kramarsky
“ This may be called The Beast with a Million Eyes but it should have been called the unsuccesful attack of miscellaneous farm animals. This film was known for the ads and posters being more interesting than the film itself! ” - dcorvino
Not of This Earth (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war. (67 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
“ Allied Artists Pictures released this film on a double bill with Attack of the Crab Monsters with the tag line "Terrorama! Double Horror Sensation!" B-Movie favorite Dick Miller ad-libed all of his lines as the vacuum cleaner salesman. ” - dcorvino
Monster on the Campus (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The blood of a primitive fish exposed to gamma rays causes a benign research professor to regress to an ape-like, bloodthirsty prehistoric hominid. (77 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
“ This one is actually pretty good. The monster costume/make-up is better than average and the story is just as pathetic as it needs to be! ” - dcorvino
The She-Creature (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
A mysterious hypnotist reverts his beautiful assistant back into the form of a prehistoric sea monster that she was in a past life. (77 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
“ In 1956, American International released this film on a double bill with It Conquered the World. Paul Blaisdell created and wore the monster costumes in both movies. The She creature costume was one of his best. ” - dcorvino
The Spider (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Teenagers from a rural community and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider. (73 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
“ Sheriff Cagle to his deputy: You get back to town and make up a coroner's report. Just put down Jack Flynn as the name and the cause of death... uh...
Mr. Kingman: It was a spider drained all the liquid out of his body.
Sheriff Cagle: Just put down "cause unknown" and let the coroner worry about the rest. That's the trouble with you eggheads - you jump to conclusions! I know what I see and I see a dead man, but, uh, I don't see any spider. ” - dcorvino
The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Giant mollusk monsters attack California. (84 mins.)
Director: Arnold Laven
“ When an earthquake reveals a nest of giant, prehistoric sea mollusks at the bottom of California's Salton Sea, the local body count skyrockets. Navy lieutenant Twillinger takes command, assisting the obligatory scientist while wooing the June Cleaver wanna-be who inevitably tangles with the monster. ” - dcorvino