British Horrorby karljhickey14 | created - 10 Feb 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
The Hammer era , 1955 to 1984. Amicus , Tigon etc , including science fiction , comedies , psychological thrillers . ( Meant to be in chronological order )
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1. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Professor Bernard Quatermass' manned rocket ship returns to Earth, but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate.
2. The Gamma People (1956)
Passed | 76 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
An American reporter smells a story when he is stranded in an Iron Curtain country where the local dictator is using gamma rays to transform children into mutated henchmen.
3. Satellite in the Sky (1956)
Approved | 85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
The British launch the world's first orbital vehicle. Their military sends a super-bomb along, which goes wrong and threatens the crew and a stowaway.
7. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended.
Votes: 8,366 | Gross: $7.00M
8. Curse of the Demon (1957)
Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell.
9. The Man Without a Body (1957)
Unrated | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A wealthy business man discovers he has a brain tumor and seeks medical help. The business man finds a scientist experimenting with transplanting monkey heads on different monkey bodies. ... See full summary »
11. The Strange World of Planet X (1958)
Approved | 75 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror
A friendly visitor from outer space warns against conducting experiments with the Earth's magnetic field, that could mutate insects into giant monsters.
13. Horror of Dracula (1958)
Not Rated | 82 min | Horror
Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses, forcing his colleague Dr. Van Helsing to destroy the predatory villain when he targets Harker's loved ones.
14. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Baron Frankenstein escapes from the guillotine and goes to Germany. There, he names himself Dr. Stein and plans to restart his experiments by using parts of dead bodies.
15. Tales of Frankenstein (1958 TV Short)
28 min | Short, Horror
Dr. Frankenstein has just finished rebuilding his creation, but the monster is unresponsive. He needs to try something different to make it work, perhaps some new parts. Enter a terminally ... See full summary »
18. The Haunted Strangler (1958)
Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Mystery, Horror
A researcher investigating a notorious serial killer who was hanged 20 years earlier seemingly becomes possessed by the long dead strangler.
19. Corridors of Blood (1958)
Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
Dr. Thomas Bolton fights for the use of anesthetic in surgery and uses himself as a guinea pig, but soon finds himself addicted.
20. Blood of the Vampire (1958)
87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A man and wife are terrorized by Mad Scientist Dr. Callistratus who was executed but has returned to life with a heart transplant. Along with his crippled assistant Carl, the 'anemic' Mad ... See full summary »
21. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Mystery
When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.
22. Jack the Ripper (1959)
Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A serial killer is murdering women in the Whitechapel district of London. An American policeman is brought in to help Scotland Yard solve the case.
23. First Man Into Space (1959)
Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
The first pilot to leave Earth's atmosphere lands, then vanishes; but something with a craving for blood prowls the countryside...
24. Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)
Unrated | 93 min | Horror
The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotises ... See full summary »
25. The Stranglers of Bombay (1959)
80 min | Action, Adventure, History
In the 1830s, a captain in the East India Company lobbies to investigate the criminal Thugee Cult of Kali, an organized crime group of stranglers and thieves.
27. The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
Approved | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A centenarian artist and scientist in 1890 Paris maintains his youth and health by periodically replacing a gland with that of a living person.
28. The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
In 1828 Scotland, Edinburgh surgeon Dr. Knox does medical research on cadavers he buys from murderers Burke and Hare, without questioning the unethical procurement methods.
29. The Brides of Dracula (1960)
Unrated | 85 min | Horror
Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.
31. Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Peter Carter meets official resistance when he finds his 9 year old daughter has been the victim of the pedophile patriarch of the town's most powerful family.
32. Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After surviving a traumatic car accident, a race car driver travels to the Cote D'Azur to recover but is plagued by an urge to strangle his wife.
33. Circus of Horrors (1960)
Approved | 88 min | Horror, Drama
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 »
34. The City of the Dead (1960)
PG-13 | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft; during her stay at an eerie inn, she discovers a startling secret about the town and its inhabitants.
36. The Hands of Orlac (1960)
95 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
A pianist has a transplant operation that gives him a new pair of hands. Unfortunately, the hands belonged to a murderer, and he finds the hands starting to take over his life and commit ... See full summary »
Made in French , but part filmed in Britain - with Christopher Lee , Donald Pleasance and others
37. The House in Marsh Road (1960)
70 min | Horror, Thriller
A novelist and his sexy lover plot to kill the novelist's wife so he can inherit her fortune including her house that happens to be haunted.
39. Scream of Fear (1961)
Approved | 81 min | Horror, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.
40. Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961)
Unrated | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
People are mysteriously disappearing near a remote Cornish village, where a scientist is experimenting with reviving the dead.
41. Konga (1961)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Dr.Decker comes back from Africa after a year, presumed dead. During that year, he came across a way of growing plants and animals to an enormous size. He brings back a baby chimpanzee to ... See full summary »
42. The Hellfire Club (1961)
94 min | Adventure
Years after fleeing his ancestral home with his mother, Jason returns home to claim his birthright, only to find his way blocked by his evil cousin Thomas. In order to reclaim his title, ... See full summary »
43. Fury at Smugglers' Bay (1961)
82 min | Adventure
Pirate wreckers ravage a small seaside community while the ineffectual local squire tries to discourage his son's romance with a smuggler's pretty daughter.
45. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance
When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.
46. The Terror of the Tongs (1961)
Not Rated | 76 min | Action, Adventure
In 1910, Hong Kong members of a secret Tong crime syndicate protect their identities by murdering the daughter of a British sea captain who vows revenge.
48. The Shadow of the Cat (1961)
79 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller