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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Boris Karloff hosts a trio of horror stories concerning a stalked call girl, a patriarch who has become a vampire-like monster, and a nurse who is haunted by her ring's rightful owner. (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 19th 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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In 19th century Holland, a professor of fine arts and an unlicensed surgeon run a secret lab where the professor's ill daughter receives blood-transfusions from kidnapped female victims who posthumously become macabre art. (96 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 maldición 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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Devil worshipers plan to convert two new victims. (96 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
18.
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
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When Castle Dracula is exorcised by the Monsignor, it accidentally brings the Count back from the dead. Dracula follows the Monsignor back to his hometown, preying on the holy man's beautiful niece and her friends. (92 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
19.
Castle of Blood (1964)
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A journalist takes a bet that he can spend the night in a haunted castle on All Hallow's Eve. During his stay, he bears witness to the castle's gruesome past coming to life before him, and falls in with a beautiful female ghost. (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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In 19th century London, a woman weds a doctor with necrophiliac tendencies, and whose first wife died under mysterious circumstances - and might be coming back from the grave to torment her successor. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Hampton
 
22.
The City of the Dead (1960)
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A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft; during her stay at an eerie inn, she discovers a startling secret about the town and its inhabitants. (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.
The Witch's Mirror (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