Classic Horror Films

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1. 13 Ghosts (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 4,189

2. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)

88 min | Horror

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

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Paul Massie, Dawn Addams, Christopher Lee, David Kossoff

Votes: 1,860

3. The Seventh Victim (1943)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A woman in search of her missing sister uncovers a Satanic cult in New York's Greenwich Village, and finds that they may have something to do with her sibling's random disappearance.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 4,503

4. Dead of Night: A Darkness at Blaisedon (1969 TV Movie)

60 min | Horror

Investigator Jonathon Fletcher and his assistant Sajeed Rau investigate supernatural incidents that the local authorities either cannot or will not tackle.

Director: Lela Swift | Stars: Cal Bellini, Thayer David, Marj Dusay, Louis Edmonds

Votes: 43

5. A Knife for the Ladies (1974)

R | 86 min | Horror, Western

A mutilating knife wielding killer haunts the small Southwest desert town of Mescal. Though most victims have been prostitutes, the first was Travis Mescal, the only son of the town's first... See full summary »

Director: Larry G. Spangler | Stars: Jack Elam, Ruth Roman, Jeff Cooper, John Kellogg

Votes: 164

6. A Place of One's Own (1945)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

An elderly couple move into an old, supposedly haunted abandoned house. A young girl comes to live with the pair as a companion for the wife. However, soon the girl is possessed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Barbara Mullen, Dennis Price

Votes: 631

7. A Warning to the Curious (1972 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

An archeologist goes treasure hunting along the English coast in search of a lost, fabled crown that supposedly helps protect Great Britain against invasion.

Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Peter Vaughan, Clive Swift, Julian Herington, John Kearney

Votes: 784

8. A Witch Without a Broom (1967)

86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A witch from the 16th century falls for a modern-day professor and sends him on an adventure in time.

Director: José María Elorrieta | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Maria Perschy, Perla Cristal, Gustavo Rojo

Votes: 28

9. The Time of Their Lives (1946)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 2,505

10. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

Votes: 12,236

11. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 11,403

12. Alabama's Ghost (1973)

PG | 96 min | Horror

Nightclub janitor discovers a secret room, finds old magician's belongings, tries on the costumes and becomes "Alabama, King of the Cosmos."

Director: Fredric Hobbs | Stars: Christopher Brooks, Peggy Browne, E. Kerrigan Prescott, Steven Kent Browne

Votes: 139

13. Alias Nick Beal (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A district attorney rises to political success and the governorship but loses his sense of morality once he starts associating with the shadowy and perhaps diabolical Nick Beal.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Audrey Totter, Thomas Mitchell, George Macready

Votes: 598

14. Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect. But are the authorities mistaken?

Director: Alfred Sole | Stars: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster

Votes: 6,905

15. Alone in the Dark (1982)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau, Dwight Schultz

Votes: 3,338

16. Alucarda (1977)

R | 78 min | Horror, Thriller

After the death of her parents, a young girl arrives at a convent and brings a sinister presence with her. Is it her enigmatic imaginary friend, Alucarda, who is to blame? Or is there a satanic force at work?

Director: Juan López Moctezuma | Stars: Claudio Brook, David Silva, Tina Romero, Susana Kamini

Votes: 2,223

17. The Amityville Horror (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror

32 Metascore

Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don Stroud

Votes: 30,544 | Gross: $86.43M

18. An Angel for Satan (1966)

90 min | Horror, Mystery

At the end of the 19th century, in a little Italian village by a lake an old statue is recovered. Soon a series of crimes start and the superstitious people of the village believe that the ... See full summary »

Director: Camillo Mastrocinque | Stars: Barbara Steele, Anthony Steffen, Claudio Gora, Mario Brega

Votes: 432

19. 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

20. And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)

R | 91 min | Horror

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: 1,731

21. And Soon the Darkness (1970)

GP | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust?

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice, Sandor Elès, John Nettleton

Votes: 2,128

22. And Then There Were None (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Seven guests, a newly hired personal secretary and two staff are gathered on an isolated island by an absent host and someone begins killing them off one by one. They work together to determine who is the killer?

Director: René Clair | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young

Votes: 10,484

23. And When She Was Bad... (1973)

85 min | Drama

Ten years after his divorce, a man is surprised by a visit from his now-teenage stepdaughter from that marriage. Although he has a new woman in his life, he lets the young girl stay with ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Graver | Stars: John Alderman, Lyllah Torena, Heather Vale, Robert Aiken

Votes: 43

There Was a Little Girl

24. The Anniversary (1968)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Three sons who work in the family construction business help their overbearing mother celebrate her anniversary to her late husband.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Jack Hedley, James Cossins

Votes: 1,867

25. The Ape (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Horror

Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly mad scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. He needs spinal fluid from a human to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Maris Wrixon, Gene O'Donnell, Dorothy Vaughan

Votes: 1,342

26. The Ape Man (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A crazed scientist accidentally turns himself into a half ape, half human creature, and scrambles to find a cure.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford, Henry Hall

Votes: 924

27. The Ape Woman (1964)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

A modest Neapolitan man meets a young woman with excessive hairiness. He exhibits her at fairs and marries her.It is after marriage that he receives a tempting offer from a French manager.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Annie Girardot, Achille Majeroni, Filippo Pompa Marcelli

Votes: 483

28. The Asphyx (1972)

PG | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

English country squire Sir Hugo Cunningham searches for immortality by literally 'bottling up' the Spirit of the Dead, or Asphyx.

Director: Peter Newbrook | Stars: Robert Powell, Robert Stephens, Jane Lapotaire, Alex Scott

Votes: 1,754

29. The Astral Factor (1978)

PG | 85 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A convicted strangler, studying the paranormal in his jail cell, learns to make himself invisible. As an invisible man, he escapes from prison to stalk and strangle the five women who ... See full summary »

Directors: John Florea, Gene Fowler Jr., Arthur C. Pierce | Stars: Robert Foxworth, Stefanie Powers, Sue Lyon, Mark Slade

Votes: 590

30. Asylum (I) (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror

In order to secure a job at a mental institution, a young psychiatrist must interview four patients inside the asylum.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee

Votes: 4,548

31. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964)

84 min | Horror

A gravedigger prowls the city in search of a female to bear him a son.

Director: José Mojica Marins | Stars: José Mojica Marins, Magda Mei, Nivaldo Lima, Valéria Vasquez

Votes: 2,378

32. Atom Age Vampire (1960)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A stripper is horribly disfigured in a car accident. A brilliant scientist develops a treatment that restores her beauty and falls in love with her. To preserve her appearance the doctor ... See full summary »

Director: Anton Giulio Majano | Stars: Alberto Lupo, Susanne Loret, Sergio Fantoni, Franca Parisi

Votes: 1,237

Atom Age Vampire

33. Audrey Rose (1977)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A stranger attempts to convince a happily married couple that their daughter is actually his daughter reincarnated.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Marsha Mason, John Beck, Susan Swift

Votes: 4,650

34. The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)

Approved | 90 min | Horror

Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Conrado San Martín, Diana Lorys, Howard Vernon, Perla Cristal

Votes: 1,205

35. Baba Yaga (1973)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror

A photographer finds herself falling under the spell of a witch.

Director: Corrado Farina | Stars: Carroll Baker, George Eastman, Isabelle De Funès, Ely Galleani

Votes: 1,170

Kiss Me Kill Me

36. The Baby (1973)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

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: 2,139

37. Bad Ronald (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A perverted teenage boy who lives in the walls of a house finds the house sold to a family after his mother dies, and he falls for one of the new residents.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 1,542

38. Back from the Dead (1957)

79 min | Horror

A newly married young woman is possessed by the evil spirt of her husband's deceased first wife. The possession turns her into a scheming killer who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Peggie Castle, Arthur Franz, Marsha Hunt, Don Haggerty

Votes: 95

39. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 10,787

40. Nightmare Circus (1974)

R | 86 min | Horror

Three showgirls on their way to Las Vegas have car trouble and are stuck all night out in the desert. The next morning cheerful Andre offers them help in fixing their car. However, Andre is... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Andrew Prine, Manuela Thiess, Sherry Alberoni, Gyl Roland

Votes: 425

Barn of The Naked Dead

41. Baron Blood (1972)

PG | 90 min | Horror

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: 2,666

42. Basket Case (1982)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

A young man carrying a big basket that contains his extremely deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner, Robert Vogel

Votes: 13,052

43. The Bat People (1974)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Romance

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: 2,018

44. The Bat Whispers (1930)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Thriller, Horror

A master criminal terrorizes the occupants of an isolated country mansion.

Director: Roland West | Stars: Chance Ward, Richard Tucker, Wilson Benge, DeWitt Jennings

Votes: 685

45. The Beast (1975)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A late businessman's daughter is heading with her aunt to the crumbling estate of her soon-to-be husband, unaware of the strange rumours that cloud the family's name.

Director: Walerian Borowczyk | Stars: Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elisabeth Kaza, Pierre Benedetti

Votes: 3,523

46. Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A group of gold thieves pull of a heist and flee into the snowy wilderness, only to be pursued by a horrible, spider-like monster.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: Michael Forest, Sheila Noonan, Frank Wolff, Wally Campo

Votes: 1,205

47. Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965)

85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Mutant humanoids from outer space kidnap young Earth females in order to interbreed and save their species from extinction.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: John Saxon, Maurice Denham, Patricia Haines, Alfred Burke

Votes: 476

The Night Caller from Outer Space

48. The Beast in the Cellar (1971)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

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: 655

49. The Beast Must Die (1974)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

Eight people have been invited to an island estate for the weekend. One of them is a werewolf. Can you guess which one?

Director: Paul Annett | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray

Votes: 2,282

50. Beast of Blood (1970)

GP | 90 min | Adventure, Horror

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: 334

51. Beast of the Yellow Night (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

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