Classic Horror Films

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1. 13 Ghosts (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery

56 Metascore

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: 6,184 | Gross: $3.27M

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

Approved | 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: 2,816

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: 6,719

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: 95

5. A Knife for the Ladies (1974)

R | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A private detective travels out west to investigate the murders of several prostitutes, facing off against the reluctance of the town's grizzled sheriff, and several suspicious characters, each with something to hide.

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

Votes: 330

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: 839

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: 1,271

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: 53

9. The Time of Their Lives (1946)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A psychiatrist stays in a mansion haunted by prankish ghosts from the Revolutionary War.

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

Votes: 3,379

10. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Wolf Man tries to warn a dimwitted porter that Dracula wants his brain for Frankenstein monster's body.

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

Votes: 17,437 | Gross: $4.80M

11. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

Doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar Anton Phibes seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for the death of his wife.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Virginia North, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 14,993 | Gross: $0.55M

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: 219

13. Alias Nick Beal (1949)

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

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: 1,039

14. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

67 Metascore

In 1961, a divorced Catholic couple's life is turned upside down when one of their two adolescent daughters is suspected of her younger sister's brutal murder during her first holy communion and a series of subsequent stabbings.

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

Votes: 11,170

15. Alone in the Dark (1982)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

63 Metascore

A few dangerous and delusional mental patients break out of a mental asylum during a power blackout, and lay siege to their new doctor's house, who, they believe, killed their previous doctor.

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

Votes: 5,819

16. Alucarda (1977)

R | 78 min | Horror

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: 3,471

17. The Amityville Horror (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror

28 Metascore

Newlyweds and their three children move into a large house where a mass murder was committed. They start to experience strange, inexplicable manifestations which have strong effects on everyone living in or visiting the house.

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

Votes: 39,277 | Gross: $86.43M

18. An Angel for Satan (1966)

Approved | 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: 696

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: 530

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: 2,670

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: 3,462

22. And Then There Were None (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Seven guests, a newly hired secretary and two staff are gathered at a manor house on an isolated island by an unknown absentee host and are killed off one-by-one. They work together to determine who the killer is before it's too late.

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

Votes: 14,848

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

X | 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: 67

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: 2,593

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.

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

Votes: 1,845

26. The Ape Man (1943)

Passed | 64 min | Drama

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: 1,317

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: 802

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: 2,571

29. The Astral Factor (1978)

PG | 85 min | Crime, 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: 793

30. Asylum (I) (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror

65 Metascore

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: Barbara Parkins, Richard Todd, Sylvia Syms, Peter Cushing

Votes: 7,075

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: 3,314

32. Atom Age Vampire (1960)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An exotic dancer is disfigured in a car accident. A scientist develops a treatment that restores her beauty. To preserve her appearance the doctor must give her additional treatments using glands taken from murdered women.

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

Votes: 1,594

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: 5,989

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.

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

Votes: 1,563

35. Baba Yaga (1973)

Unrated | 89 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: 1,847

Kiss Me Kill Me

36. The Baby (1973)

PG | 84 min | Drama, 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: 3,464

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: 2,171

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: 178

39. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

51 Metascore

Rhoda Penmark seems like your average, sweet eight-year-old girl. When her rival at school dies in mysterious circumstances at the school picnic her mother starts to suspect that Rhoda was responsible.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Gage Clarke, Jesse White

Votes: 14,236

40. Terror Circus (1974)

R | 86 min | Horror

4.1