Best Horror Movies of 1953

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Remains to Be Seen

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A singer and her apartment manager get mixed up in a creepy Park Avenue murder and find themselves facing danger at every turn.

Starring: June Allyson, Van Johnson, Louis Calhern, Angela Lansbury, John Beal, Dorothy Dandridge, Barry Kelley, Sammy White, Kathryn Card, Paul Harvey ..
Directed by: Don Weis
Release date: 1953-05-15
2.

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

0.0
6.7/10 IMDB

An atomic bomb test in the Arctic Circle unfreezes a hibernating fictional dinosaur, a Rhedosaurus, that begins to wreak havoc in New York City.

Starring: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey, Donald Woods, Lee Van Cleef, Steve Brodie, Ross Elliott, Jack Pennick, Ray Hyke ..
Directed by: Eugène Lourié
Release date: 1953-06-13
3.

It Came from Outer Space

0.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Author & amateur astronomer John Putnam and schoolteacher Ellen Fields witness an enormous meteorite come down near a small town in Arizona, but Putnam becomes a local object of scorn when, after examining the object up close, he announces that it is a spacecraft, and that it is inhabited...

Starring: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer, Russell Johnson, Dave Willock, Alan Dexter, George Eldredge, Warren MacGregor, Edgar Dearing ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1953-06-05
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Return to Glennascaul: A Story That Is Told in Dublin

0.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Orson Welles, taking a break from the filming of "Othello", is driving in the Irish countryside one night when he offers a ride to a man with car trouble. The man relates a strange event that happened to him at the same location. Two women flagged down his car one evening, asking for a ride back to their manor. They invited him in for a drink, and after leaving, he went back for his cigarette case.

Starring: Orson Welles, Michael Laurence, Shelah Richards, Helena Hughes, John Dunne, Isobel Couser, Ann Clery ..
Directed by: Hilton Edwards
Release date: 1953-02-01
5.

Donovan's Brain

0.0
6.0/10 IMDB

A scientist takes a the brain of dead man and revives it via electrodes as it lays suspended in a tank of liquid. Soon, the brain grows to possess enormous psychic powers and inflicts its personality upon the doctor who saved creating a "Jekyll and Hyde" paradigm.

Starring: Lew Ayres, Nancy Reagan, Gene Evans, Steve Brodie, Tom Powers, Lisa Howard, James Anderson, Victor Sutherland, Michael Colgan, Peter Adams ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1953-09-30
6.

Mesa of Lost Women

0.0
2.7/10 IMDB

A mad scientist, Dr. Aranya (Jackie Coogan), has created giant spiders in his Mexican lab in Zarpa Mesa to create a race of superwomen by injecting spiders with human pituitary growth hormones. Women develop miraculous regenerative powers, but men mutate into disfigured dwarves. Spiders grow to human size and intelligence.

Starring: Jackie Coogan, Allan Nixon, Richard Travis, Lyle Talbot, Paula Hill, Tandra Quinn, Robert Knapp, Harmon Stevens, George Barrows, Dolores Fuller ..
Directed by: Ron Ormond, Herbert Tevos
Release date: 1953-06-17
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Robot Monster

0.0
3.0/10 IMDB

Ro-Man, an alien robot who greatly resembles a gorilla in a diving helmet, is sent to earth to destroy all human life. Ro-Man falls in love with one of the last six remaining humans, and struggles to understand how his programming can instruct him to kill her while his heart demands that he can't.

Starring: George Nader, Claudia Barrett, Gregory Moffett, John Mylong, Selena Royle, Pamela Paulson, George Barrows, John Brown ..
Directed by: Phil Tucker
Release date: 1953-06-25
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The Neanderthal Man

0.0
4.4/10 IMDB

A scientist develops a formula which will cause animals to regress to the form of their primitive ancestors, and tries it on himself with disastrous results.

Starring: Robert Shayne, Richard Crane, Joyce Terry, Doris Merrick, Tandra Quinn, Robert Long, Dick Rich, Lee Morgan, Beverly Garland, Frank Gerstle ..
Directed by: E.A. Dupont
Release date: 1953-06-19
9.

House of Wax

0.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A New York sculptor who opens a wax museum to showcase the likenesses of famous historical figures runs into trouble with his business partner, who demands that the exhibits become more extreme in order to increase profits.

Starring: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones, Paul Picerni, Charles Bronson, Roy Roberts, Dabbs Greer, Angela Clarke, Paul Cavanagh ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1953-04-10
10.

The Tell-Tale Heart

0.0
7.5/10 IMDB

One of the most discussed and imaginative cartoons of any era. It tells the famous Edgar Allan Poe story of the deranged boarder who had to kill his landlord, not for greed, but because he possessed an "evil eye." The killer is never seen but his presence is felt by the use light-and-shadow to give the impression of impending disaster.

Starring: James Mason ..
Directed by: Ted Parmelee
Release date: 1953-12-17

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