My Top 40 Gothic Horror Films From The 60's

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1.
Black Sunday (1960)
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A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way. (87 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
2.
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
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In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor. (80 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
3.
Black Sabbath (1963)
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A trio of atmospheric horror tales about: A woman terrorized in her apartment by phone calls from an... (92 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
4.
The Conqueror Worm (1968)
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A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Reeves
 
5.
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
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In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother... (93 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
6.
The Whip and the Body (1963)
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In the 19th century, a sadistic nobleman terrorizes the members of his family. He is found dead, but his ghost soon returns to haunt the residents of his castle. (91 mins.)
Director: John M. Old
 
7.
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
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A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride. (81 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
8.
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
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A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land. (89 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
9.
The Brides of Dracula (1960)
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Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne. (85 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
10.
The Haunted Palace (1963)
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Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago. (87 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
11.
Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
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An 18th century European village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl. (85 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
12.
Mill of the Stone Women (1960)
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Hans arrives in a town near Amsterdam to write a story on the reclusive sculptor, Professor Val, who... (95 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
 
13.
House of Usher (1960)
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Upon entering his fiancée's family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely. (79 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
14.
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
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Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle. (90 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
15.
The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967)
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In the Olden Tymes, Count Regula is drawn and quartered for killing twelve virgins in his dungeon torture chamber... (80 mins.)
Director: Harald Reinl
 
16.
La Maldicion de la Llorona (1963)
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A young woman inherits a mansion, only to discover that it is haunted by witches and evil spirits. (80 mins.)
Director: Rafael Baledón
 
17.
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
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In the countryside of England, the Duc de Richleau a.k.a Nicholas welcomes his old friend Rex Van Ryn that has flown to meet him and Simon Aron... (96 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
18.
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
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When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites... (92 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
19.
Castle of Blood (1963)
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A writer accepts a bet that he cannot spend the night alone in a haunted castle on All Soul's Eve. Once night falls at the castle... (87 mins.)
 
20.
The Ghost (1963)
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A woman and her lover murder her husband, a doctor. Soon, however, strange things start happening, and they wonder if they really killed him, or if he is coming back from the dead to haunt them. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Hampton
 
21.
The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962)
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The year is 1885, and necrophiliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One... (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Hampton
 
22.
The City of the Dead (1960)
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A young coed (Nan Barlow) uses her winter vacation to research a paper on witchcraft in New England... (78 mins.)
Director: John Moxey
 
23.
Witchcraft (1964)
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When her grave is disturbed by modern-day land developers, a 300-year-old witch is accidentally resurrected and terrorizes an English village. (79 mins.)
Director: Don Sharp
 
24.
Horror Castle (1963)
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Women are being tortured to death with various torture devices in the dungeon of an old castle by a deformed, hooded, holocaust survivor. (84 mins.)
Director: Anthony Dawson
 
25.
The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
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Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson... (91 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
 
26.
The Reptile (1966)
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In a Cornish village, various locals die from mysterious snake bites, but the coroner rules the deaths as heart attacks, until a family of newcomers starts an investigation. (91 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
 
27.
El espejo de la bruja (1962)
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A husband murders his wife, and years later her ghost emerges from a witch's mirror to take her revenge. (75 mins.)
Director: Chano Urueta
 
28.
The Gorgon (1964)
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In the early 20th century, a Gorgon takes human form and terrorizes a small European village by turning its citizens to stone. (83 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
29.
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
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Baron Frankenstein is once again working with illegal medical experiments. Together with a young doctor... (98 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
30.
The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
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When car trouble strands a honeymooning couple in a small Southern European village, an aristocratic family in the area reaches out to help them with sinister consequences. (88 mins.)
Director: Don Sharp
 
31.
Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
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A search for a winning lottery ticket in his dead father's grave causes Sardonicus' face to freeze in a horrible grimace... (89 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
32.
The Raven (1963)
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A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help. (86 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
33.
Tales of Terror (1962)
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Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife's black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man's death. (89 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
34.
Premature Burial (1962)
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An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him. (81 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
35.
Nightmare Castle (1965)
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A woman and her lover are tortured and killed by her sadistic husband. The pair return from the grave to seek vengeance. (105 mins.)
 
36.
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
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Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad... (84 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
37.
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
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A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress. (108 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
38.
The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
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Dishonest undertaker Waldo Trumbull and his sidekick Felix Gillie are creating their own customers when they cannot find willing ones. (84 mins.)
 
39.
Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
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A dead and frozen Baron Frankenstein is re-animated by his colleague Dr. Hertz proving to him that the... (86 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
40.
The Long Hair of Death (1964)
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In a 15th-century feudal village, a woman is accused of witchcraft and put to death. Her beautiful older... (96 mins.)
Director: Anthony Dawson