Favorite Horror (and Related) The 60sby Scarecrow-88 | created - 24 Apr 2012 | updated - 24 Apr 2012 | Public
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I thought about this today and decided to change my Favorite Horror lists after the 1950s. It is amazing how many more films in the horror genre were being made after 1959! I still have 1960-1962 on the other list for now, but that will change after I add the remaining years in this decade to the list.
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1. The Birds (1963)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 142,494 | Gross: $11.40M
2. The Haunting (1963)
Approved | 112 min | Horror
A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.
Votes: 28,805 | Gross: $2.62M
3. The Raven (1963)
Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A magician, who has been turned into a raven, turns to a former sorcerer for help.
With films like this one, The Terror, and The Haunted Palace, I figure quite a few horror fans question why I might start with 1963 as the beginning of the contemporary era, but we will always have films based in history, not just in this genre, so there will be films that are considered "throw backs" to the classic horror of yesteryear.
4. The Terror (1963)
PG | 81 min | Horror, Thriller
A young officer in Napoleon's Army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron.
5. Black Sabbath (1963)
Not Rated | 92 min | Horror
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.
6. Dementia 13 (1963)
Unrated | 75 min | Horror, Thriller
A scheming widow hatches a daring plan to get her hands on her late husband's inheritance, unbeknownst to her that she is targeted by an axe-wielding murderer who lurks within the family's estate.
7. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences.
9. Blood Feast (1963)
Not Rated | 67 min | Horror
An Egyptian caterer kills various women in suburban Miami to use their body parts to bring to life a dormant Egyptian goddess, while an inept police detective tries to track him down.
Votes: 4,585 | Gross: $4.00M
10. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
Unrated | 88 min | Horror
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.
12. The Whip and the Body (1963)
Unrated | 87 min | Horror
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.
13. Diary of a Madman (1963)
Approved | 96 min | Horror
An evil spirit leaves the body of his human host, a criminal on death-row, and sneaks into the body of his next human host, a French magistrate.
15. Twice-Told Tales (1963)
Approved | 120 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance
Three horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the first story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of himself, his fiancee ... See full summary »
17. Maniac (1963)
86 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
An American painter has an affair with a bar owner in a French village and agrees to help her murderer husband escape from a prison for the criminally insane.
19. The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle (1963)
89 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A strangler is loose on a British estate, and he not only strangles his victims but brands an "M" onto their foreheads before he decapitates them.
20. The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Unrated | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.
22. Onibaba (1964)
Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Horror
Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.
Not Rated | 82 min | Horror
Jerry falls in love with a stripper he meets at a carnival. Little does he know that she is the sister of a gypsy fortune teller whose predictions he had scoffed at earlier. The gypsy turns him into a zombie and he goes on a killing spree.
24. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Unrated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
27. Children of the Damned (1964)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Six impossibly intelligent children from all over the world with dangerous psychic powers hide in a church in England after the military tries to experiment on them. Besieged, they warn the military to back off before carnage ensues.
28. Strait-Jacket (1964)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
After a twenty-year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior.
31. Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
Unrated | 83 min | Horror
Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.
33. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
Unrated | 84 min | Horror
Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. ... See full summary »
34. Castle of Blood (1964)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror
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.
35. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)
Unrated | 81 min | Horror
When European Egyptologists Dubois, Giles and Bray discover the tomb of the Egyptian prince Ra, American entrepreneur and investor Alexander King insists on shipping the treasures and ... See full summary »
37. The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)
Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A crack test pilot lands to find the planet has been devastated by some unknown forces. There are a few survivors, so he organizes them in a plan to ward off control by a group of killer ... See full summary »
38. Nightmare (1964)
Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled ... See full summary »
39. The Castle of the Living Dead (1964)
90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Count Drago invites entertainers to his castle, but what the people don't know is that Drago mummifies animals and humans.
40. The Night Walker (1964)
Unrated | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.
42. The Long Hair of Death (1964)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror
In a 15th-century feudal village, a woman is accused of witchcraft and put to death. Her beautiful older daughter knows the real reason for the execution lies in the lord's sexual desire ... See full summary »