Pure Terror 50 Movies

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1. Crucible of Horror (1971)

GP | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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: 553

a.k.a. The Crucible of Horror

2. Double Exposure (1982)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A photographer for a men's magazine is disturbed by a recurring dream he has that he is killing his models by various gruesome means. Then he discovers that his city is being terrorized by ... See full summary »

Director: William Byron Hillman | Stars: Michael Callan, Joanna Pettet, James Stacy, Pamela Hensley

Votes: 430

3. Horror Rises from the Tomb (1973)

R | 88 min | Horror

In Medieval France a warlock is be-headed and his wife tortured and executed. Hundreds of years later an isolated group of people discover his head buried on their property. Soon it comes ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Aured | Stars: Paul Naschy, Emma Cohen, Víctor Barrera, Helga Liné

Votes: 967

a.k.a. Horror Rises from the Tomb

4. The Dungeon of Harrow (1962)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

An evil, sadistic count lives in a waterfront castle with his insane family members. One day the survivor of a shipwreck washes ashore near the castle and finds himself a captive there.

Director: Pat Boyette | Stars: Russ Harvey, Helen Hogan, William McNulty, Michele Buquor

Votes: 362

5. The Werewolf of Washington (1973)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a ... See full summary »

Director: Milton Moses Ginsberg | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Katalin Kallay, Henry Ferrentino, Despo Diamantidou

Votes: 682

6. They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Nazi madmen preserve Hitler's brain on a small tropical island until the time is right to resurrect him and, along with him, the Third Reich.

Director: David Bradley | Stars: Walter Stocker, Audrey Caire, Carlos Rivas, John Holland

Votes: 675

7. The Thirsty Dead (1974)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Action

Beautiful young girls are kidnapped off the streets of Manila by a death cult that needs their blood to remain immortal.

Director: Terry Becker | Stars: Jennifer Billingsley, John Considine, Judith McConnell, Tani Guthrie

Votes: 430

8. The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

Approved | 58 min | Sci-Fi

A crazed scientist invents an invisibility formula. He plans to use the formula to create an army of invisible zombies.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy, James Griffith, Ivan Triesault

Votes: 1,819

9. Hands of Steel (1986)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Daniel Greene, Janet Agren, Claudio Cassinelli, George Eastman

Votes: 1,552

a.k.a. Hands of Steel

10. The Manster (1959)

Not Rated | 73 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An American reporter in Japan is sent to interview an eccentric Japanese scientist working on bizarre experiments in his mountain laboratory. When the doctor realizes that the hapless ... See full summary »

Directors: George P. Breakston, Kenneth G. Crane | Stars: Peter Dyneley, Jane Hylton, Tetsu Nakamura, Terri Zimmern

Votes: 990

11. Blood Sabbath (1972)

R | 86 min | Horror

A coven of witches captures a young man traveling through the woods. He gets involved in a power struggle between a beautiful witch and the evil queen who heads the coven.

Director: Brianne Murphy | Stars: Anthony Geary, Susan Damante, Sam Gilman, Steve Gravers

Votes: 379

12. La plus longue nuit du diable (1971)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror

Six of seven tourists in a east European castle overnight are victims of a helper of the devil. Is Satan willing to spare their souls?

Director: Jean Brismée | Stars: Erika Blanc, Jean Servais, Daniel Emilfork, Jacques Monseau

Votes: 1,375

a.k.a. The Devil's Nightmare

13. The Sadist (1963)

Unrated | 92 min | Thriller

Three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking yard where they are held at bay by a bloodthirsty psycho and his crazy girlfriend.

Director: James Landis | Stars: Arch Hall Jr., Helen Hovey, Richard Alden, Marilyn Manning

Votes: 1,953

14. Terror-Creatures from the Grave (1965)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror

An attorney arrives at a castle to settle the estate of its recently deceased owner. The owner's wife and daughter reveal that he was someone who was able to summon the souls of ancient ... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Pupillo | Stars: Barbara Steele, Walter Brandi, Mirella Maravidi, Alfredo Rizzo

Votes: 696

a.k.a. Terror Creatures from the Grave

15. Keep My Grave Open (1977)

R | 79 min | Horror

A crazy woman who lives in an old mansion thinks she's with her brother/lover, who lures victims to her.

Director: S.F. Brownrigg | Stars: Camilla Carr, Gene Ross, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ann Stafford

Votes: 247

16. The House That Screamed (1970)

GP | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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: 2,060

a.k.a. The House that Screamed

17. Death Warmed Over (1984)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A kid is hypnotized by a scientist to kill his parents and ends in a mental institution. As a grown up he returns to seek revenge over the scientist.

Director: David Blyth | Stars: Michael Hurst, Margaret Umbers, William Upjohn, Norelle Scott

Votes: 633

18. Frankenstein '80 (1972)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

A mad scientist creates a monster called "Mosaico," who breaks out of the laboratory to hunt down and kill beautiful women.

Director: Mario Mancini | Stars: John Richardson, Gordon Mitchell, Renato Romano, Xiro Papas

Votes: 275

19. The House by the Cemetery (1981)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni, Giovanni Frezza

Votes: 10,277

20. De prooi (1985)

97 min | Mystery, Thriller

18-year old Valerie and her mother Trudy live together in rural Oostdijk, a quiet little village near Amsterdam. When Trudy comes home one night, she gets run over by a car. Dead. The ... See full summary »

Director: Vivian Pieters | Stars: Maayke Bouten, Erik de Vries, Johan Leysen, Marlous Fluitsma

Votes: 259

a.k.a. Death in the Shadows

21. The Embalmer (1965)

83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A crazed killer is on the loose in the catacombs of Venice, Italy. He stalks beautiful women, drags them to his underground lair, kills them, then stuffs them and adds them to his "collection."

Director: Dino Tavella | Stars: Maureen Brown, Luigi Martocci, Alcide Gazzotto, Alba Brotto

Votes: 323

a.k.a. The Embalmer

22. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A wealthy pervert lures beautiful young women to his castle so he can have his way with them.

Director: Emilio Miraglia | Stars: Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti, Enzo Tarascio, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 1,602

a.k.a. The Night Evelyn Came Out of Her Grave

23. Night Fright (1967)

Unrated | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A government space experiment into the effects of cosmic rays on animal life goes horribly wrong, creating a mutant monster that terrorizes a rural community.

Director: James A. Sullivan | Stars: John Agar, Carol Gilley, Ralph Baker Jr., Dorothy Davis

Votes: 618

24. My Mom's a Werewolf (1989)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

The frustrated housewife Leslie visits an animal shop to purchase a flea-collar. Unknowing that the owner is a werewolf, she accepts his invitation to lunch and later in his apartment. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Fischa | Stars: Susan Blakely, John Saxon, Tina Caspary, John Schuck

Votes: 722

25. Point of Terror (1971)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A nightclub singer has nightmares about being involved in adultery and murder, only to wake up and find that they may not be nightmares.

Director: Alex Nicol | Stars: Peter Carpenter, Dyanne Thorne, Lory Hansen, Leslie Simms

Votes: 288

This is ok flick that I would probably completely forget except for Dyanne Thorne (from the Ilsa movies) plays the role of a gorgeous cold hearted psycho so believably it makes it kind of hard to forget. Actually Peter Carpenter and the other actresses were pretty good too except or having to sit through so much of him singing. I guess the biggest problem though was the overall plot because neither of the murders were pre-meditated really and in the end it was kind of hard to care about any of the characters. I never did understand the point of all those dream sequences the main character had about killing women either.

All in all, the plot didn't really have much point and their wasn't even much terror. meh.

26. Evil Heritage (1976)

R | 86 min | Horror

A young girl is caught up in a devil cult run by her evil uncle and cousin. She can trust no one and even people she thought were dead comes back to haunt her.

Director: Norman J. Warren | Stars: Michael Gough, Martin Potter, Candace Glendenning, Barbara Kellerman

Votes: 1,120

A pretty good British horror flick about necromancy. It starts off with a satanic ritual sacrifice carried out by a coven and a guy in a goat mask and within minutes we see the first murder. The movie kind of slows down after that and the story begins.

In some respects it seemed like they were going for a more psychological film but kinda failed in that regard. I liked the movie though, it was almost some where between trashy and classy in a way that only a British film can be.

27. The Vampires Night Orgy (1973)

R | 84 min | Horror

A busload of tourists stops in to visit a small European town. What they don't know is that the town is completely inhabited by vampires.

Director: León Klimovsky | Stars: Jack Taylor, Dyanik Zurakowska, José Guardiola, Charo Soriano

Votes: 558

a.k.a. The Vampire's Night Orgy

28. Grave of the Vampire (1972)

PG | 95 min | Horror

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: 815

29. Evil Brain from Outer Space (1965 TV Movie)

78 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A monstrous evil brain from outer space leads his minions on a crusade to conquer the universe, and unleashes hideous monsters on Earth that spread deadly diseases. Superhero Starman must ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takada, Makoto Abe

Votes: 556

30. Mutant (1984)

R | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Two brothers discover that the residents of a small Southern town are being infected by a form of toxic waste, turning them into blood-ravenous zombies.

Directors: John 'Bud' Cardos, Mark Rosman | Stars: Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins, Jody Medford, Lee Montgomery

Votes: 1,332

a.k.a. Mutant

31. The Tell-Tale Heart (1960)

78 min | Horror

When Edgar sees his girlfriend Betty getting up close and personal with his best friend Carl, he murders Carl in a jealous rage and hides the corpse under the floor of his piano room. Comes... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Morris | Stars: Laurence Payne, Adrienne Corri, Dermot Walsh, Selma Vaz Dias

Votes: 328

32. Devil's Possessed (1974)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror

An evil ruler uses witchcraft and evil spirits to keep his subjects in line, but the his reign of terror prompts the people to revolt.

Director: León Klimovsky | Stars: Paul Naschy, Norma Sebre, Guillermo Bredeston, Mariano Vidal Molina

Votes: 207

a.k.a. Devil's Possessed

33. Curse of Bigfoot (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror

Original film was called "Teenagers Battle the Thing" made in 1958. Approximately 59 minutes.

Director: Dave Flocker | Stars: Bob Clymire, Jan Swihart, Bill Simonsen, Dennis Kottmeier

Votes: 447

34. Doctor Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (1972)

96 min | Horror

Paul Naschy returns as El Hombre Lobo for the sixth time as he searches for a cure to his full moon maddness by visiting the grandson of the infamous Dr. Jekyll. What ensues next is a ... See full summary »

Director: León Klimovsky | Stars: Paul Naschy, Shirley Corrigan, Jack Taylor, Mirta Miller

Votes: 414

a.k.a. Dr. Jekyll and the Werewolf

35. Enter the Devil (1974)

R | 92 min | Horror

The story in this horror movie revolves around a strange religious icon and the demonic sexual influence it exerts on a young art student. After a gory dream sequence in which the woman ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Gariazzo | Stars: Stella Carnacina, Chris Avram, Lucretia Love, Ivan Rassimov

Votes: 385

a.k.a. The Eerie Midnight Horror Show

36. Monster (1980)

R | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 511

a.k.a. Monstroid

37. Terror in the Jungle (1968)

TV-PG | 84 min | Adventure

Little boy Henry Clayton Jr. survives a plane crash in the untamed Amazon jungle. However, he's discovered by a tribe of vicious savages who plan on sacrificing him. Meanwhile, Henry's ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew Janczak, Tom DeSimone, Alex Graton | Stars: Jimmy Angle, Kris Fasseas, Bob Burns, Fawn Silver

Votes: 151

38. The Oval Portrait (1997)

25 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A man discovers that in his former life he was an artist that killed his newlywed wife by painting her soul into an Oval Portrait. The dead wife reappears in the present to haunt and kill him for his crime.

Director: Phillip A. Boland | Stars: Jeanne Bates, Sam Bologna, Laura Erlich, Danny Grossman

Votes: 6

39. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)

R | 62 min | Horror

A deranged 15th Century prison colony chaplain exploits his power to get money for his church including murder and grave robbing committed by his vampire mistress and one-eyed hunchback assistant.

Director: Andy Milligan | Stars: Neil Flanagan, Jaqueline Webb, Judith Israel, Jack Spencer

Votes: 271

40. Don't Answer the Phone! (1980)

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A deeply disturbed Vietnam veteran terrorizes the young women of Los Angeles and taunts a radio psychologist with descriptions of his grisly crimes.

Director: Robert Hammer | Stars: James Westmoreland, Ben Frank, Flo Lawrence, Nicholas Worth

Votes: 1,336

41. The Undertaker and His Pals (1966)

R | 63 min | Comedy, Horror

An undertaker and his two friends, who are restaurant owners, drum up business by going out on the town and killing people; the restaurant owners use parts of the bodies for their menu, and... See full summary »

Director: T.L.P. Swicegood | Stars: Warrene Ott, James Westmoreland, Marty Friedman, Sally Frei

Votes: 742

42. Night of Bloody Horror (1969)

89 min | Horror

Wesley goes out on a killing spree while experiencing the nightmares of his brother, who was murdered 13 years ago.

Director: Joy N. Houck Jr. | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Gaye Yellen, Herbert Nelson, Evelyn Hendricks

Votes: 282

43. Anatomy of a Psycho (1961)

PG-13 | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.

Director: Boris Petroff | Stars: Ronnie Burns, Pamela Lincoln, Darrell Howe, Judy Howard

Votes: 292

44. Green Eyes (1934)

Not Rated | 68 min | Mystery

The owner of a large mansion in the country throws a costume party for some of his friends. However, the party turns sour when he is found stabbed to death in a closet. The police and a guest try to discover who committed the murder.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Shirley Grey, Charles Starrett, Claude Gillingwater, John Wray

Votes: 171

45. Night of the Blood Beast (1958)

Not Rated | 62 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

An astronaut is killed on reentry to Earth, but his body is seeded with rapidly gestating aliens.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Michael Emmet, Angela Greene, John Baer, Ed Nelson

Votes: 1,498

46. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.

Director: Harold P. Warren | Stars: Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Adelson, Harold P. Warren

Votes: 32,581

47. Fangs of the Living Dead (1969)

PG | 88 min | Horror

A beautiful virgin inherits a castle, but when she arrives at it, she finds that the inhabitants include a strange nobleman and a bevy of beautiful women she suspects may be vampires.

Director: Amando de Ossorio | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Gianni Medici, Diana Lorys, Rosanna Yanni

Votes: 698

a.k.a. Fangs of the Living Dead

48. It Happened at Nightmare Inn (1973)

R | 83 min | Horror

Two sisters running a small hotel in Spain kill female tourists whose morals do not meet their strict religious standards.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Aurora Bautista, Judy Geeson, Esperanza Roy, Víctor Barrera

Votes: 583

a.k.a. It Happened At Nightmare Inn

49. Scared to Death (1947)

Approved | 65 min | Thriller

From a slab in the morgue, a dead young woman tells the bizarre tale of how she got there, through a maze of murder involving a hypnotist, a midget and a mysterious figure in a green mask.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Bela Lugosi, George Zucco, Molly Lamont, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 1,180

50. Bloody Pit of Horror (1965)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror

A photographer and his models go to an old, abandoned castle to shoot some sexy covers for horror novels. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is inhabited by a lunatic who believes himself to ... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Pupillo | Stars: Mickey Hargitay, Walter Brandi, Luisa Baratto, Ralph Zucker

Votes: 1,288

a.k.a. Bloody Pit of Terror