Best Fantasy Movies of 1957


Night of the Demon

7.4/10 IMDB

American professor John Holden arrives in London for a conference on parapsychology only to discover that the colleague he was supposed to meet was killed in a freak accident the day before. It turns out that the deceased had been investigating a cult lead by Dr. Julian Karswell. Though a skeptic, Holden is suspicious of the devil-worshiping Karswell. Following a trail of mysterious manuscripts, Holden enters a world that makes him question his faith in science.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Athene Seyler, Liam Redmond, Peter Elliott, Ewan Roberts, Reginald Beckwith, Rosamund Greenwood, Brian Wilde ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1957-11-09
Best Fantasy Movies of 1957 : The Land Unknown

The Land Unknown

5.7/10 IMDB

Navy Commander Alan Roberts is assigned to lead an expedition to Little America in Antarctica to investigate reports of a mysterious warm water inland lake discovered a decade earlier. His helicopter and its small party, including 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 prehistoric times.

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon, Douglas Kennedy, Phil Harvey, Bing Russell, Kenner G. Kemp, Bert Stevens ..
Directed by: Virgil W. Vogel
Release date: 1957-10-15

Zombies of Mora Tau

5.1/10 IMDB

American tycoon George Harrison, his beautiful wife, Mona, and deep-sea diver Jeff Clark are off the coast of Africa hoping to salvage a fortune in diamonds at the bottom of the sea near the voodoo-haunted island of Mora Tau, and are joined by an English girl named Jan. The treasure is reported to be guarded by Zombies, walking dead-men doomed to roam the earth until men stop trying to find the sacred treasure. Here, they are walking the sea-bottom, and there is a large conflict of interest between them and the treasure-seekers.

Starring: Gregg Palmer, Allison Hayes, Autumn Russell, Joel Ashley, Morris Ankrum, Marjorie Eaton, Gene Roth, Leonard P. Geer, Karl 'Killer' Davis, Ray Corrigan ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1957-03-01

I Was a Teenage Werewolf

5.1/10 IMDB

A hypnotherapist uses a temperamental teenager as a guinea pig for a serum which transforms him into a vicious werewolf.

Starring: Michael Landon, Yvonne Lime, Whit Bissell, Charles Willcox, Barney Phillips, Ken Miller, Cynthia Chenault, Michael Rougas, Robert Griffin, Joseph Mell ..
Directed by: Gene Fowler Jr.
Release date: 1957-06-19

The Story of Mankind

4.8/10 IMDB

The devil and the spirit of mankind argue as to whether or not humanity is ultimately good or evil.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Hedy Lamarr, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Virginia Mayo, Agnes Moorehead, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Charles Coburn ..
Directed by: Irwin Allen
Release date: 1957-11-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1957 : The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

5.7/10 IMDB

The singing, rhyming citizens of Hamelin hope to win a competition with rival towns for royal recognition. To this end, the mayor outlaws play (which is a bit hard on the children) and refuses to help a rival town when it's flooded. But rats (seen only as shadows), fleeing the flood, invade Hamelin in droves; a magical piper, whose music only children (and rats) can hear, strikes a bargain...which, once the rats are gone, the Mayor and council renege on, to their subsequent regret.

Starring: Van Johnson, Claude Rains, Lori Nelson, Jim Backus, Kay Starr, Joseph Sargent, Doodles Weaver, Stanley Adams, Oliver Blake, Rene Kroper ..
Directed by: Bretaigne Windust
Release date: 1957-11-26

Daughter of Dr. Jekyll

5.3/10 IMDB

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, Martha Wentworth, Marjorie Stapp, Reita Green, Marel Page, Ken Terrell ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1957-06-28

The Undead

4.6/10 IMDB

Two psychics place a prostitute under hypnosis in order to learn about her past-life experiences. When they unwittingly send her back in time, she finds herself in the Middle Ages, suspected of being a witch and on the verge of being executed.

Starring: Pamela Duncan, Richard Garland, Allison Hayes, Val Dufour, Dorothy Neumann, Mel Welles, Billy Barty, Richard Devon, Bruno VeSota, Maurice Manson ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1957-03-01

On Borrowed Time

9.1/10 IMDB

Mr. Brink seems to bring death with him wherever he goes. But can a young boy and his grandfather change this dire situation?

Starring: Beulah Bondi, Dorothy Eaton, Larry Gates, Margaret Hamilton, Billy Harris, Dennis Kohler, William A. Lee, William LeMassena, Claude Rains, Robinson Stone ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1957-11-17

Noddy in Toyland

5.3/10 IMDB

1950s, possibly lost film starring Colin Spaull as the Enid Blyton character.

Starring: Colin Spaull, Leslie Sarony, Gloria Johnson, Peter Elliott, David Brierly, Graeme Harper, Richard Huggett, Bobby Kerrigan ..
Directed by: Maclean Rogers
Release date: 1957-12-12

Mr. B Natural

2.4/10 IMDB

A young boy is sitting in a room one day, bored, when suddenly a leotard-clad woman calling herself Mr. B Natural appears in his room. Mr. B Natural describes to the boy the wonder and beauty of music, and tells him that if he learns to play an instrument, he can be "a happy king!" The boy decides to take Mr. B Natural's advice.

Starring: Betty Luster, Bruce Podewell, James Andelin, Les Podewell ..
Directed by: Phil Patton
Release date: 1957-01-01


6.8/10 IMDB

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

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