Featured on Elvira's Movie Macabre

by RagingR2 | created - 17 Sep 2011 | updated - 23 Sep 2016 | Public

Films and episodes featured on the TV-series "Elvira's Movie Macabre" from 1981, and subsequent revivals and similar Elvira series from later years.

The series features some (measured by IMDb rating standards) pretty bad films, introduced by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and every now and then featuring an intermezzo with Elvira's witty remarks and innuendo. Compared to another famous series with a similar approach, "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (see my other lists), E.M.M. has a more strict focus on Horror films.

Another interesting thing to note is that E.M.M.'s choice of films isn't limited to "bad" films. There are 10 films on this list with a 7.0 or higher rating, including all-time Horror classics such as Frankenstein and Dracula, and a total of 60 films with a 5.5 out of 10 or higher. This compared to 5 films with a 5.5 or higher on the MST3K list. On this list there are 2 titles with a 2.0 or lower IMDb rating, compared to 73 (!) such titles on the MST3K list.

Another interesting fact: there's 7 titles featuring "Satan" or "Devil" in the title. Which maybe at first glance doesn't seem that suprising in the Horror genre, but on second thought... there aren't that many (Horror) films to have this at all, so 7 on a list of 158 I think is a noteworthy concentration.

There are 13 entries with "blood" in the title, 19 titles with "dead", "death", "die", "murder" or "killer", 8 titles with "horror" or "terror", and 5 titles with "scream", 2 of which feature the word twice.

There are also four titles on this list that were featured on Elvira's Movie Macabre, Mystery Science Theatre ánd Cinema Insomnia. So apparently they are popular subjects for [witty remarks] / [ridicule] (pick one). These are "The Brain That Wouldn't Die", "Santa Clause Conquers The Martians", "Eegah" and "The Giant Gila Monster". See also the notes besides the specific entries.

This list includes:

  • The original 5 seasons
  • The 2010/2011 revival season of 20 episodes.
  • The 2014 Series '13 Nights of Elvira'
  • The 2004 Time Life series of special Elvira DVD's titled "Elvira's Horror Classics" which was done in a similar fashion to Movie Macabre.


Default sorting order is the order in which they aired.

NOTE: there is one title missing. There's supposed to be a title called "The Pigs" on episode S3E21 (between "Circus of Horror" and "Schizoid"), but I can't seem to find it on IMDb, and even Google isn't any help in finding anything useful about it. EDIT: Found and added 20/7/2016 !

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1. Grave of the Vampire (1972)

PG | 95 min | Horror

5.1
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Kroft, a legendary vampire, returns from sleep. Kroft attacks a couple in a graveyard, raping the woman. The child born feeds only on blood from his mother's breast.

Director: John Hayes | Stars: William Smith, Michael Pataki, Lyn Peters, Diane Holden

Votes: 785

2. Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.

Director: Theodore Gershuny | Stars: Patrick O'Neal, James Patterson, Mary Woronov, Astrid Heeren

Votes: 2,198

3. The House That Screamed (1970)

GP | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A strict headmistress runs a secluded school for wayward girls in 19th century France, whose students are disappearing under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Cristina Galbó, John Moulder-Brown, Maribel Martín

Votes: 1,984

4. House of Usher (1960)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Horror

7.0
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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.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey, Harry Ellerbe

Votes: 9,531

5. The Dunwich Horror (1970)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.4
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Wilbur Whateley pops over to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon and Sandra Dee. But little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley, Lloyd Bochner

Votes: 3,053

6. Blacula (1972)

PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

5.6
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An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

Director: William Crain | Stars: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala

Votes: 4,544

7. The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

6.8
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Dishonest undertaker Waldo Trumbull and his sidekick Felix Gillie are creating their own customers when they cannot find willing ones.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Joyce Jameson

Votes: 3,856

8. The Thing with Two Heads (1972)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.1
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Doctors are forced to transplant the head of a dying, racist surgeon onto the body of a black death row inmate.

Director: Lee Frost | Stars: Roosevelt Grier, Ray Milland, Don Marshall, Roger Perry

Votes: 1,956

9. Cry of the Banshee (1970)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.6
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In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heath, Carl Rigg

Votes: 1,449

10. Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A couple invites an émigré to conduct a seance for the girl's recently deceased mother, unaware he is a vampire.

Director: Bob Kelljan | Stars: Robert Quarry, Roger Perry, Michael Murphy, Michael Macready

Votes: 1,806

11. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Jason Robards, Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 854

12. Baron Blood (1972)

PG | 90 min | Horror

6.0
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A young man, visiting the castle of a murderous ancestor in Austria, accidentally brings his dead relative back to life - searching for new victims.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer, Massimo Girotti, Luciano Pigozzi

Votes: 2,590

13. Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)

PG | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A Victorian scientist tests a serum that transforms him into a sensuous murderess.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick, Gerald Sim, Lewis Fiander

Votes: 1,829

14. The Crimson Cult (1968)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.5
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When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming - and his niece more demonstrably so - ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Mark Eden, Barbara Steele

Votes: 1,535

15. The Murder Clinic (1966)

86 min | Horror

5.8
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Patients and staff of an isolated mental hospital are being killed off by a hooded maniac who stalks the halls.

Director: Elio Scardamaglia | Stars: William Berger, Françoise Prévost, Mary Young, Barbara Wilson

Votes: 183

16. Horror Express (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa

Votes: 6,948

17. The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.2
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Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny, who, although fully grown, has the mind of child. One day an escaped ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony M. Lanza | Stars: Bruce Dern, Pat Priest, Casey Kasem, Albert Cole

Votes: 1,106

18. Computer Killers (1973)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

5.2
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Jason, a member of a 1960's pop group, decides he needs a break at a country retreat. On the train he meets Judy, niece of Aunt Harris who owns the place with her husband Dr Storm and who ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Balch | Stars: Michael Gough, Robin Askwith, Vanessa Shaw, Ellen Pollock

Votes: 983

19. Rattlers (1976)

PG | 82 min | Horror

4.2
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A herpetologist investigating a series of fatal rattlesnake attacks discovers that the creatures have been infected by a mysterious nerve gas disposed of in the desert by the military.

Director: John McCauley | Stars: Sam Chew Jr., Elisabeth Chauvet, Dan Priest, Ronald Gold

Votes: 520

20. Disciple of Death (1972)

84 min | Horror

5.0
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A henchman of Satan poses as a priest in order to get closer to young virgins he needs for human sacrifice.

Director: Tom Parkinson | Stars: Mike Raven, Ronald Lacey, Stephen Bradley, Marguerite Hardiman

Votes: 81

21. Frankenstein (1931)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 53,732 | Gross: $12.00M

22. The Devil's Rain (1975)

PG | 86 min | Horror

4.7
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A bunch of Satanists in the American rural landscape have terrible powers which enable them to melt their victims. However one of the children of an earlier victim vows to destroy them.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Eddie Albert, Ida Lupino, William Shatner

Votes: 2,446

23. Psychic Killer (1975)

PG | 89 min | Thriller, Horror

4.7
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A former mental patient uses astral projection to destroy the people he believes have wronged him.

Director: Ray Danton | Stars: Paul Burke, Jim Hutton, Julie Adams, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 515

24. Necromancy (1972)

PG | 83 min | Horror

4.6
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Orson Welles plays the head of a witches' coven in the town of Lilith, where he needs the powers of Pamela Franklin to raise his son from the dead.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Orson Welles, Pamela Franklin, Lee Purcell, Michael Ontkean

Votes: 462

25. The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe (1974)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Horror

6.0
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Poe's fiance, Lenore, falls into a coma and is taken for dead. She is rescued at the last possible moment from being buried alive, but the experience has driven her insane. On the advice of... See full summary »

Director: Mohy Quandour | Stars: Robert Walker Jr., Cesar Romero, Tom Drake, Carol Ohmart

Votes: 63

26. Deathmaster (1972)

PG | 84 min | Horror

5.3
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Quarry is a mysterious, articulate stranger who draws a cult like following of local hippies. Rather than showing them peace and love, he has more sinister plans for them, as he is a ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Danton | Stars: Robert Quarry, Bill Ewing, Brenda Dickson, John Fiedler

Votes: 268

27. Peeping Tom (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.7
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A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer, Maxine Audley

Votes: 24,304 | Gross: $0.08M

28. Legacy of Blood (1978)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror

4.1
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Horror movie about three wicked sisters and their equally unsavory husbands who all arrive at a remote inn where they mean to attend the reading of their uncle's will. One by one, the heirs... See full summary »

Director: Andy Milligan | Stars: Elaine Boies, Louise Gallandra, Jeannie Cusick, Dale Hansen

Votes: 135

29. Dead of Night (1974)

PG | 88 min | Horror

6.8
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A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Richard Backus, Henderson Forsythe

Votes: 3,385

30. Beware! The Blob (1972)

GP | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.1
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A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

Director: Larry Hagman | Stars: Robert Walker Jr., Gwynne Gilford, Richard Stahl, Richard Webb

Votes: 1,376

31. Good Against Evil (1977 TV Movie)

84 min | Horror

3.7
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ABC-TV pilot about a writer, Andy Stuart, teaming up with an exorcist, Father Kemschler, to battle Satan, and a group of Devil worshipers led by Mr. Rimmin.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Dack Rambo, Elyssa Davalos, Richard Lynch, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 405

32. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

GP | 92 min | Horror

5.1
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A family is trapped in a desert town by a cult of senior-citizens who recruit the town's children to worship Satan.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, Charles Bateman, Ahna Capri

Votes: 1,038

33. The Mad Magician (1954)

Unrated | 72 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A master magician murders his greedy employer, who legally owns every trick he can invent, and finds himself having to kill again.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Vincent Price, Mary Murphy, Eva Gabor, John Emery

Votes: 1,030

34. The Turn of the Screw (1974 TV Movie)

120 min | Horror, Thriller, Drama

6.3
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An English governess is hired to take care of two adorable orphans, who turn out to be not exactly what they seem to be.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Megs Jenkins, John Barron, Anthony Langdon

Votes: 152

Not 100% sure that this is the version featured on E.M.M. - there are several films with this title.

35. Count Dracula's Great Love (1973)

PG | 85 min | Horror

5.3
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Four women spend the night in an old deserted sanitarium on a mountain. They each in turn fall into the the evil hands of a doctor who forces them to suck each others blood and to whip ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Aguirre | Stars: Paul Naschy, Rosanna Yanni, Haydée Politoff, Mirta Miller

Votes: 602

36. Jennifer (1978)

PG | 90 min | Horror

5.4
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Ostracized at a snooty private school because of her rural, poor background, a scholarship student is tormented to the point where her only remaining recourse is revenge, using the only ... See full summary »

Director: Brice Mack | Stars: Lisa Pelikan, Bert Convy, Nina Foch, Amy Johnston

Votes: 394

37. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror

7.1
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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.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher, David Weston

Votes: 9,788

38. The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.6
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A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Elizabeth Shepherd, John Westbrook, Derek Francis

Votes: 4,177

39. The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.9
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An astronaut is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage.

Director: William Sachs | Stars: Alex Rebar, Burr DeBenning, Myron Healey, Michael Alldredge

Votes: 3,443

40. Dance of the Vampires (1967)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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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.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Alfie Bass, Jessie Robins

Votes: 24,926

41. Terror at Red Wolf Inn (1972)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

5.2
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College student Regina comes back to her room from class one day to discover she's won a getaway vacation at the quiet Red Wolf Inn. Before she can even call her parents to let them know ... See full summary »

Director: Bud Townsend | Stars: Linda Gillen, John Neilson, Arthur Space, Mary Jackson

Votes: 393

42. The Baby (1973)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Anjanette Comer, Ruth Roman, Marianna Hill, Susanne Zenor

Votes: 2,086

43. The House of Seven Corpses (1974)

PG | 88 min | Horror

4.0
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A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns them not to mess with things they do not understand (the murders were occult related), ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Harrison | Stars: John Ireland, Faith Domergue, John Carradine, Carole Wells

Votes: 1,015

44. The Death Wheelers (1973)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Horror

5.8
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A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: George Sanders, Beryl Reid, Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin

Votes: 1,881

"Psychomania"

45. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 1,014

46. City in the Sea (1965)

Unrated | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.4
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In 1903, in Cornwall, a group of locals discover an underwater city, dating back to 1803, that hides a society of smugglers and aquatic creatures.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Vincent Price, Tab Hunter, David Tomlinson, Susan Hart

Votes: 1,466

"War-Gods of the Deep"

47. The Oblong Box (1969)

R | 96 min | Horror

6.1
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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.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Alister Williamson, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies

Votes: 2,320

48. The Raven (1963)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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A magician, who has been turned into a raven, turns to a former sorcerer for help.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court

Votes: 8,479

49. The Conqueror Worm (1968)

Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.9
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A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter.

Director: Michael Reeves | Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Heath

Votes: 7,237

Later retitled "The Conqueror Worm", although this film has very little to do with any of Poe's stories, and only briefly alludes to poem of the same name.

50. And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.9
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England, 1795: the young Catherine has just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes the victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she is raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham

Votes: 1,645

51. Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)

PG | 94 min | Horror

5.8
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An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young girl and strange things start to happen.

Directors: Seth Holt, Michael Carreras | Stars: Andrew Keir, Valerie Leon, James Villiers, Hugh Burden

Votes: 2,170

52. Madhouse (1974)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

Director: Jim Clark | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri

Votes: 2,660

53. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

GP | 102 min | Horror

6.6
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An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the UK.

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: John Bryans, John Bennett, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

Votes: 3,623

54. Tales of Terror (1962)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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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.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage, Peter Lorre

Votes: 5,063

55. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama

6.9
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Jack Palance, Denholm Elliott, Leo Genn, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 373

56. The Day It Came to Earth (1977)

PG | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.5
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A glowing meteor falls into a secluded pond into which Mafia hitmen have dumped the body of one of their victims. Students from the local college use the pond for a swimming hole. Then the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Thomason | Stars: Wink Roberts, Roger Manning, Robert Ginnaven, Delight De Bruine

Votes: 200

57. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)

R | 97 min | Horror

6.4
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Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden, Barry Andrews, Michele Dotrice

Votes: 3,423

58. The Corpse (1971)

GP | 91 min | Drama, Horror

4.9
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A mother and daughter hatch a scheme to murder their family's domineering and sadistic patriarch.

Director: Viktors Ritelis | Stars: Michael Gough, Yvonne Mitchell, Sharon Gurney, Simon Gough

Votes: 531

"Crucible of Horror"

59. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.2
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When a scientist develops a formula to regenerate dying liver cells, it accidentally turns him into an albino vampire with a taste for prostitutes.

Director: William Crain | Stars: Bernie Casey, Rosalind Cash, Marie O'Henry, Ji-Tu Cumbuka

Votes: 316

60. Sharon's Baby (1975)

R | 95 min | Horror

3.9
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A woman gives birth to a baby, but this is no ordinary little tyke. The child is seemingly possessed by the spirit of a freak dwarf who the mother once spurned. Cue a spate of strange ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Joan Collins, Eileen Atkins, Ralph Bates, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 805

"The Devil Within Her"

61. The Bat People (1974)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Romance

2.3
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After being bitten by a bat in a cave, a doctor undergoes an accelerating transformation into a man-bat, which ruins his vacation and causes considerable distress for his wife.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Stewart Moss, Marianne McAndrew, Michael Pataki, Paul Carr

Votes: 1,986

62. The Return of Count Yorga (1971)

GP | 97 min | Horror

5.7
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Count Yorga continues to prey on the local community while living by a nearby orphanage. He also intends to take a new wife, while feeding his bevy of female vampires.

Director: Bob Kelljan | Stars: Robert Quarry, Mariette Hartley, Roger Perry, Yvonne Wilder

Votes: 798

63. Inn of the Frightened People (1971)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A family plots to take its revenge on the man who raped and murdered their daughter.

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Joan Collins, James Booth, Ray Barrett, Sinéad Cusack

Votes: 266

64. Craze (1974)

R | 96 min | Horror

4.8
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A nutty antiques dealer starts to sacrifice women to an African idol.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Jack Palance, Diana Dors, Julie Ege, Edith Evans

Votes: 367

65. The Monster Club (1981)

Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

5.9
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A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Vincent Price, John Carradine, Donald Pleasence, Stuart Whitman

Votes: 2,108

66. Brain of Blood (1971)

GP | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.3
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Amir, the benevolent ruler of Kalid, is dying, but there is hope. Freshly deceased, he is flown to the United States where Dr. Trenton transplants his brain into the body of a simpleton in ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Grant Williams, Kent Taylor, John Bloom, Regina Carrol

Votes: 560

"The Creature's Revenge"

67. Beast of Blood (1970)

GP | 90 min | Adventure, Horror

4.8
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A mad scientist creates a monster, but after its head is cut off, he keeps it alive in a serum he has invented.

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: John Ashley, Celeste Yarnall, Eddie Garcia, Liza Belmonte

Votes: 326

"Beast of the Dead"

68. Brides of Blood (1968)

97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.0
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Natives of a tropical island have to contend with man-eating plants and animals, mutations caused by radioactivity. Virgin sacrifices become the norm. A small group of interlopers become caught up in the mayhem.

Directors: Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero | Stars: Kent Taylor, Beverly Powers, John Ashley, Eva Darren

Votes: 492

"The Island of Living Horror"

69. The Devil's Wedding Night (1973)

R | 83 min | Horror

5.5
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Lady Dracula uses Dracula's ring to lure beautiful girls to her castle, where she murders them so she can bathe in their blood.

Directors: Luigi Batzella, Joe D'Amato | Stars: Mark Damon, Rosalba Neri, Esmeralda Barros, Xiro Papas

Votes: 512

70. The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967)

M | 80 min | Horror, Mystery

6.0
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In the Olden Tymes, Count Regula is drawn and quartered for killing twelve virgins in his dungeon torture chamber. Thirty-five years later, he comes back to seek revenge on the daughter of ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Lex Barker, Karin Dor, Christopher Lee, Carl Lange

Votes: 1,056

71. Whisper to the Wind (1966)

GP | 90 min | Drama, Horror

4.1
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Siblings discover that their father has their vampire mother chained up in the cellar. The mother bites her son and soon everyone in the community is either dead or a vampire.

Director: Gerardo de Leon | Stars: Amalia Fuentes, Romeo Vasquez, Eddie Garcia, Johnny Monteiro

Votes: 205

"Curse of the Vampires"

72. Blood Is the Color of Night (1964)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

5.6
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The first color horror picture produced in the Philippines.

Director: Gerardo de Leon | Stars: Ronald Remy, Amalia Fuentes, Eddie Fernandez, Eva Montes

Votes: 197

"The Vampire Peoples"

73. Scream and Scream Again (1970)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.7
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A serial killer who drains his victims' blood is on the loose in London; the police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Judy Huxtable

Votes: 2,549

74. The Human Vapor (1960)

Not Rated | 81 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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A librarian is subject to a scientific experiment which goes wrong and transforms him into 'The Human Vapour'. He uses his new ability to rob banks to fund the career of his girlfriend, a ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tatsuya Mihashi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Keiko Sata

Votes: 258

75. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)

PG | 80 min | Horror

6.5
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49 Metascore

A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.

Director: Richard Blackburn | Stars: Lesley Taplin, Cheryl Smith, William Whitton, Hy Pyke

Votes: 1,634

76. The Haunted Palace (1963)

Approved | 87 min | Horror

6.8
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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.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr., Frank Maxwell

Votes: 4,643

77. Doomsday Machine (1972)

83 min | Sci-Fi

2.4
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Spies discover that the Red Chinese have built a "doomsday machine" capable of destroying the surface of the Earth, and that they plan to use it within a matter of days. Meanwhile, Project ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Hope, Lee Sholem, Herbert J. Leder | Stars: Bobby Van, Ruta Lee, Mala Powers, James Craig

Votes: 765

78. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)

Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.5
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Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Zia Mohyeddin, Bernard Kay

Votes: 1,053

79. Blue Sunshine (1977)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine the murderers took ten years before?

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: Zalman King, Deborah Winters, Mark Goddard, Robert Walden

Votes: 1,949

80. Screamers (1979)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.0
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Aquatic creatures threaten the existence of a mysterious island.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Richard Johnson, Beryl Cunningham

Votes: 1,108

81. Willard (1971)

GP | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A social misfit uses his only friends, his pet rats, to exact revenge on his tormentors.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Bruce Davison, Elsa Lanchester, Sondra Locke, Michael Dante

Votes: 2,625 | Gross: $19.22M

82. The Time Travelers (1964)

Not Rated | 82 min | Sci-Fi

5.2
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In 1964, a group of scientists create a portal that takes them to a barren, mutant inhabited, Earth in the year 2071.

Director: Ib Melchior | Stars: Preston Foster, Philip Carey, Merry Anders, John Hoyt

Votes: 1,609

83. Island of the Doomed (1967)

88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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Baron von Weser keeps a menagerie of carnivorous plants, but takes great care of one particular specimen.

Director: Mel Welles | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Elisa Montés, George Martin, Kai Fischer

Votes: 212

"Maneater of Hydra"

84. Shivers (1975)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman

Votes: 13,824

85. Uchu kaijû Gamera (1980)

92 min | Sci-Fi

4.2
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Using several clips from previous Gamera entries, this film deals with alien forces sending all the monsters Gamera has faced in one final battle to rid the planet of its last hope.

Director: Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Mach Fumiake, Yaeko Kojima, Yoko Komatsu, Keiko Kudo

Votes: 494

"Gamera: Super Monster"

86. New Year's Evil (1980)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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During a New Year's Eve celebration, a Los Angeles disc jockey receives a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered - and she will be the last one.

Director: Emmett Alston | Stars: Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Chris Wallace, Grant Cramer

Votes: 1,737

87. Homebodies (1974)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

6.8
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When a quiet group of pensioners learn that their homes are to be torn down to make way for a block of flats, they decide to take action. What starts as an attempt to discourage the ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Yust | Stars: Peter Brocco, Frances Fuller, William Hansen, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 308

88. Dracula (1931)

Approved | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

Votes: 37,306

89. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

PG | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

4.6
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A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.

Director: John De Bello | Stars: David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor, J. Stephen Peace

Votes: 10,517

90. Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.7
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An ugly, misshapen podiatrist ingests a formula made by a colleague and turns into a handsome, devil-may-care (but violent) ladies' man.

Director: Charles B. Griffith | Stars: Oliver Reed, Sunny Johnson, Maia Danziger, Virgil Frye

Votes: 426

91. Contamination (1980)

Unrated | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé, Siegfried Rauch

Votes: 2,797

"Alien Contamination"

92. Village of the Damned (1960)

Passed | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers.

Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 12,028

93. Monster (1980)

R | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.8
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A rural Colombian village is attacked by a horrible sea serpent, aroused by industrial pollution of a nearby lake. Based on a real event that took place in June of 1971.

Directors: Kenneth Hartford, Herbert L. Strock | Stars: James Mitchum, John Carradine, Philip Carey, Anthony Eisley

Votes: 495

"Monstroid"

94. The Beast in the Cellar (1971)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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Soldiers in a rural English town are being brutally murdered by an unknown creature. Two sisters living nearby realize they might understand what's happening.

Director: James Kelley | Stars: Beryl Reid, Flora Robson, John Hamill, Tessa Wyatt

Votes: 638

95. Alien Zone (1978)

PG | 90 min | Horror

4.1
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A man who is having an affair with a married woman is dropped off on the wrong street when going back to his hotel. He takes refuge out of the rain when an old man invites him in. He turns ... See full summary »

Director: Sharron Miller | Stars: John Ericson, Ivor Francis, Judith Novgrod, Burr DeBenning

Votes: 485

"House of Death"

96. Circus of Horrors (1960)

Approved | 88 min | Horror, Drama

6.2
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In 1947 England, a plastic surgeon must beat a hasty retreat to France when one of his patients has ghastly problems with her surgery. Once there, he operates on a circus owner's daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg, Yvonne Monlaur, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 1,184

97. Pigs (1973)

R | 80 min | Horror

4.3
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Lynn Hart is a disturbed young woman who escapes from a mental hospital where she was committed for killing her abusive father who raped her. Stealing a nurse's uniform and car, Lynn ends ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Toni Lawrence, Jesse Vint, Catherine Ross, Paul Hickey

Votes: 733

"Daddy's Deadly Darling"

98. Schizoid (1980)

R | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.0
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An advice columnist begins receiving threatening notes from an anonymous stalker. Meanwhile, members of her group therapy session are being murdered by an unknown assailant.

Director: David Paulsen | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Donna Wilkes, Marianna Hill, Craig Wasson

Votes: 562

99. The Godsend (1980)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror

5.2
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An English family of six takes in a pregnant woman who disappears shortly after giving birth. They raise the baby girl as their own, but over the years the strange deaths of their children ... See full summary »

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: Malcolm Stoddard, Cyd Hayman, Angela Pleasence, Patrick Barr

Votes: 693

100. Blood Bath (1966)

Unrated | 62 min | Horror

5.1
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A crazed artist who believes himself to be the reincarnation of a murderous vampire kills young women, then boils their bodies in a vat.

Directors: Jack Hill, Stephanie Rothman | Stars: William Campbell, Marissa Mathes, Lori Saunders, Sandra Knight

Votes: 509