Best Fantasy Movies of 1957


The Land Unknown

The Land Unknown
Navy Commander Hal Roberts is assigned to lead an expedition to Little America in Antartica to investigate reports of a mysterious warm water inland lake discovered a decade earlier. His helicopter and its small party, including beautiful reporter Maggie Hathaway, is forced down into a volcanic crater by a fierce storm. They find themselves trapped in a lush tropical environment that has survived from the Mesozoic Era. Fighting carnivorous plants, dinosaurs, and a limited time window, they struggle to survive and repair the helicopter, their only means of escape. They are both helped and hindered by Dr. Carl Hunter, a megalomaniac survivor of an earlier expedition, who has learned to adapt to the hostile environment. (copied from IMDB)
Starring: Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon, Douglas Kennedy
Directed by: Virgil W. Vogel
Release date: 1957-08-01


This True Life Fantasy follows and shows how the life of a female squirrel, Perri, in the forest is filled with danger and fraught with peril. When not fleeing her natural enemy, the Marten, Perri finds time to fall in love with her prince-charming male squirrel.
Starring: Walt Disney, Winston Hibler
Directed by: Paul Kenworthy, Ralph Wright
Release date: 1957-08-28

I Was a Teenage Werewolf


A meat-eating teenager (Michael Landon) sees a psychiatrist (Whit Bissell), who only makes things worse.

Starring: Michael Landon, Yvonne Fedderson, Whit Bissell, Charles Willcox, Barney Phillips
Directed by: Gene Fowler Jr.
Release date: 1957-06-19

Daughter of Dr. Jekyll


A young woman discovers she is the daughter of the infamous Dr. Jekyll, and begins to believe that she may also have a split personality, one of whom is a ruthless killer.

Starring: John Agar, Gloria Talbott, Arthur Shields, John Dierkes, Molly McCarthy
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1957-06-28

The Undead


Two psychics send a woman back in time to find out about her past-life experiences. She goes back as Helene, a woman from the Middle Ages who is to die at dawn under suspicion of being a witch. Then in an attempt to save Diana, and to keep all of time from being distorted, Quntis goes back in time to possibly convince Helene to let herself be killed. If she avoids her death, it will change history.

Starring: Pamela Duncan, Richard Garland, Allison Hayes, Val Dufour, Dorothy Neumann
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1957-03-01

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