Favorite Horror Films 1960-1969

Updated: 9/8/15

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1.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse. (96 mins.)
 
2.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
 
3.
The Haunting (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
4.
The Virgin Spring (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A kind but pampered beautiful young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way. (89 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
5.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (136 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
6.
Carnival of Souls (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival. (78 mins.)
Director: Herk Harvey
 
7.
Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A caretaker devotes himself to three demented siblings after their father's death. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
8.
Repulsion (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
9.
The Birds (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (119 mins.)
 
10.
Targets (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An elderly horror-film star, while making a personal appearance at a drive-in theatre, confronts a psychotic Viet Nam War veteran who's turned into a mass-murdering sniper. (90 mins.)
 
11.
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
While vacationing on a remote Scandanavian island with his younger pregnant wife, an artist has a emotional breakdown while confronting his repressed desires. (90 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
12.
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. (95 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
13.
The City of the Dead (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young coed (Nan Barlow) uses her winter vacation to research a paper on witchcraft in New England... (78 mins.)
Director: John Moxey
 
14.
The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Dishonest undertaker Waldo Trumbull and his sidekick Felix Gillie are creating their own customers when they cannot find willing ones. (84 mins.)
 
15.
The Terror (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A young officer in Napoleon's army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron. (81 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
16.
Dementia 13 (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When her husband John has a heart attack while out in a rowboat on the lake, Louise Haloran throws his... (75 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
17.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
 
18.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
19.
Wait Until Dark (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment. (108 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
20.
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences. (79 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
21.
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it. (72 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
22.
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face. (90 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
 
23.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. (126 mins.)
 
24.
The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson... (91 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
 
25.
The Nanny (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
There's just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny. And is her 10 year-old charge an emotionally disturbed murderer or just an insolent brat? (91 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt
 
26.
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Dr. Goldfoot has invented an army of bikini-clad robots who are programmed to seek out wealthy men and charm them into signing over their assets. Craig Gamble and Todd Armstrong set out to foil the fiendish plot. (88 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
27.
Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young woman is terrorized by her deceased fiancé's demented mother who blames her for her son's death. (97 mins.)
 
28.
The Raven (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help. (86 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
29.
Night Tide (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and... (86 mins.)
 
30.
Homicidal (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of dark family secrets in a sleepy small town in Southern California. (87 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
31.
Peeping Tom (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror. (101 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
32.
The Conqueror Worm (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Reeves
 
33.
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter. (86 mins.)
 
34.
Curse of the Fly (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Motorist Martin Delambre attempts to keep evidence of his family's bizarre experiments in teleportation hidden from his wife, who is hiding secrets of her own. (86 mins.)
Director: Don Sharp
 
35.
House of Usher (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
36.
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
 
37.
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An aging, reclusive Southern belle, plagued by a horrifying family secret, descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative. (133 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
38.
The Haunted Palace (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
 
39.
Tormented (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
A man lets a former flame fall to her death rather than let her interfere with his new relationship, but her ghost returns to disrupt his impending nuptials. (75 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
 
40.
Mad Monster Party? (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster... (94 mins.)
Director: Jules Bass
 
41.
99 Women (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
New inmate Marie arrives at an island prison in the women's sector and receives the number 99. The inmates... (83 mins.)
Director: Jess Franco
 
42.
Two on a Guillotine (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Duke Duquesne is a very eccentric magician, and owing to his lifestyle his two-year-old daughter, Cassie... (107 mins.)
Director: William Conrad
 
43.
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Aboard a British train, mysterious fortune teller Dr. Schreck uses tarot cards to read the futures of five fellow passengers. (98 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
44.
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
On the Carolina coast, Godolphin College's new track coach lodges at Blackbeard's Inn, run by the Daughters of the Buccaneers who claim to be descendants of the notorious pirate and who risk losing their hotel to the local mobster. (106 mins.)
 
45.
Tickle Me (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Elvis is a singing rodeo rider who drifts into an expensive dude ranch patronized by wealthy glamour girls... (90 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ Even I admit that this probably doesn't belong on this list. However, it does have pivotal scene that takes place in a western ghost town, and that scene plays like a cheesy haunted house comedy. ” - bertramsharp
 
46.
Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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
 
47.
Seconds (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price. (106 mins.)
 
48.
The Time Machine (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society. (103 mins.)
Director: George Pal
 
49.
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He... (90 mins.)
Director: Alan Rafkin
 
50.
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride. (81 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
51.
The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Martians replace scientist & his family to pave way for invasion. (70 mins.)
Director: Maury Dexter
 
52.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
53.
Black Sunday (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
54.
The Innocents (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted. (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
55.
The Oblong Box (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Sir Edward occasionally escapes and causes havoc around the town. (96 mins.)
Director: Gordon Hessler
 
56.
Alphaville (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
57.
The Laughing Woman (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A rich and sadistic man, who enjoys degrading women as part of elaborate S&M games, abducts a female journalist. She is subjected to his unpleasant games but soon begins subverting him. (108 mins.)
 
58.
Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from... (89 mins.)
Director: Vernon Sewell
 
59.
I Eat Your Skin (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
A cancer researcher on a remote Caribbean island discovers that by treating the natives with snake venom he can turn them into bug-eyed zombies... (84 mins.)
Director: Del Tenney
 
60.
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
 
61.
The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In 1828 Scotland, Edinburgh surgeon Dr. Knox does medical research on cadavers he buys from murderers Burke and Hare, without questioning the unethical procurement methods. (97 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
 
62.
Munster, Go Home! (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The Munsters travel to England after Herman discovers he's the new Lord of the Munster Hall. (96 mins.)
Director: Earl Bellamy
 
63.
Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A skeptical college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years. Like the learned... (90 mins.)
Director: Sidney Hayers
 
64.
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle. (90 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
65.
Scream of Fear (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate. (81 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt