Best Fantasy Movies of 1962

1.

Prelude: Dog Star Man

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A creation myth realized in light, patterns, images superimposed, rapid cutting, and silence. A black screen, then streaks of light, then an explosion of color and squiggles and happenstance. Next, images of small circles emerge then of the Sun. Images of our Earth appear, woods, a part of a body, a nude woman perhaps giving birth. Imagery evokes movement across time. Part of the Dog Star Man series of experimental films.

Starring: Stan Brakhage, Jane Brakhage ..
Directed by: Stan Brakhage
Release date: 1962-04-15
2.

Jack the Giant Killer

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

The terrible and trecherous Pendragon plans to gain the throne of Cornwall by getting the king to abdicate and to marry his lovely daughter. To help him he has his dreadful witches in his castle and his almost unstoppable sorcery. A giant under his control abducts the princess, but on the way home with her the giant meets farming lad Jack who slays him. This is only the beginning.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Judi Meredith, Torin Thatcher, Walter Burke, Don Beddoe, Barry Kelley, Dayton Lummis, Anna Lee, Roger Mobley, Robert Gist ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1962-05-17
3.

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

The Grimm brothers Wilhelm and Jacob, known for their literary works in the nineteenth century, have their lives dramatized. Wilhelm fights to write something entertaining amongst the sea of dry, non-fiction books they write and he sets about collecting oral-tradition fairy tales to put into print. Their life story is countered with reenactments of three of their stories including "The Dancing Princess," "The Cobbler and the Elves" and "The Singing Bone."

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Karlheinz Böhm, Claire Bloom, Walter Slezak, Barbara Eden, Oskar Homolka, Arnold Stang, Martita Hunt, Ian Wolfe, Walter Rilla ..
Directed by: George Pal, Henry Levin
Release date: 1962-08-07
4.

Zotz!

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription, which gives him three powers: to inflict pain, slow down time or kill. Soon, he's pursued by enemy spies who have learned about the magic coin.

Starring: Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Fred Clark, Jim Backus, Cecil Kellaway, Zeme North, Margaret Dumont, James Millhollin, Carl Don, Mike Mazurki ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1962-10-03
Best Fantasy Movies of 1962 : The Monster of Highgate Ponds
5.

The Monster of Highgate Ponds

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

The story of three children who find themselves with a friendly monster that grows at an alarming rate.

Starring: Rachel Clay, Michael Wade, Terry Raven, Ronald Howard, Beryl Cooke, Michael Balfour, Frederick Piper, Philip Latham, Roy Vincente, Michael Wade ..
Directed by: Alberto Cavalcanti
Release date: 1962-01-01
6.

Journey to the Seventh Planet

2.6
4.7/10 IMDB

A space expedition to Uranus is menaced by a giant brain that can make illusions come true.

Starring: John Agar, Carl Ottosen, Peter Monch, Ove Sprogøe, Louis Miehe-Renard, Ann Smyrner, Greta Thyssen, Ulla Moritz, Annie Birgit Garde, Bente Juel ..
Directed by: Sidney W. Pink
Release date: 1962-03-10
Best Fantasy Movies of 1962 : Mermaids of Tiburon
7.

Mermaids of Tiburon

2.5
5.3/10 IMDB

A diver is aided in his search for sunken treasure by beautiful mermaids.

Starring: George Robotham, Diane Webber, Gaby Martone, Timothy Carey, Jose Gonzales-Gonzales, John Mylong, Gil Barreto, Cathy Crowfoot, Jean Carroll ..
Directed by: John Lamb
Release date: 1962-06-01
8.

The Magic Sword

2.4
4.7/10 IMDB

The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armour and six magically summoned knights, goes on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, Gary Lockwood, Anne Helm, Liam Sullivan, Danielle De Metz, Merritt Stone, Nick Bon Tempi, Paul Bon Tempi, Jack Kosslyn ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1962-04-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1962 : A Christmas Fantasy
9.

A Christmas Fantasy

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Impressions of the lights of Christmas as they transform a winter's night. The myriad lights of a city seen through frost-sparkling air, the wonder on children's faces, the lyrical music of harp, celesta and flute--all combine to create the nostalgic mood of Christmas.

Directed by: Neil McGuire, John Feeney
Release date: 1962-12-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1962 : Tales of the Tinkerdee
10.

Tales of the Tinkerdee

1.8
8.0/10 IMDB

This unaired pilot, produced by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl, was shot in Atlanta in the summer of 1962. The pilot featured Kermit the Frog, Taminella Grinderfall and King Goshposh, characters who would all reappear a few years later in the Tales From Muppetland TV specials.

Starring: Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Bob Payne, Jane Henson, Robin Reed, Walt Teas, Charlie Byrd ..
Directed by: Carl Degen
Release date: 1962-06-06
Best Fantasy Movies of 1962 : Abuelita Charlestón
11.

Abuelita Charlestón

1.1
3.9/10 IMDB

A comedy fantasy film involving a love potion.

Starring: Marujita Díaz, Germán Cobos, Espartaco Santoni, Julio Peña, Guadalupe Muñoz Sampedro, José Orjas, Yelena Samarina, Félix Fernández, Aurora de Alba, Luisa de Córdoba ..
Directed by: Javier Setó
Release date: 1962-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1962 : Si Lucio at si Miguel
12.

Si Lucio at si Miguel

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A 1962 Filipino fantasy comedy starring Dolphy and Panchito.

Starring: Dolphy, Panchito, Jean Lopez, Lito Legaspi, Juvy Cachola, Bert LeRoy Jr. ..
Directed by: Octavio Silos
Release date: 1962-12-20
Best Fantasy Movies of 1962 : Nothing in the Dark
13.

Nothing in the Dark

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

An old woman has fought with death a thousand times and has always won. But now she finds herself afraid to let a wounded policeman in her door for fear he is Mr. Death. Is he?

Starring: Gladys Cooper, Robert Redford, R. G. Armstrong, Rod Serling ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1962-01-05
Best Fantasy Movies of 1962 : A Christmas Carol
14.

A Christmas Carol

0.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Opera version of the novella by Charles Dickens.

Starring: Stephen Manton, Trevor Anthony, Christopher Brett, Edward Morgan, Derick Davies, David Hillman, Marion Lowe, Edmund Donlevy, Andrew Clarke, Rhys McConnochie ..
Release date: 1962-12-24
Best Fantasy Movies of 1962 : Le livre muet
15.

Le livre muet

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The Mute Book is a French TV movie, written and directed in 1962 by Gerard Dumont, based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale. Performed by Marcel MOULOUDJI, Rita CADILLAC, Hilda CAMBA and Frédérique VILLEDENT.

Directed by: Gérard Dumont
Release date: 1962-01-01

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