Best Horror Movies of 1953

1.

House of Wax

5.1
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: 1953-04-16
2.

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

3.7
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

3.5
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
Best Horror Movies of 1953 : Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
4.

Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Abbott and Costello, two bumbling American cops on exchange in London, hunt for Mr. Hyde—the monster that has been terrorizing the city.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Eddie Parker, Craig Stevens, Helen Westcott, Reginald Denny, John Dierkes, Patti McKaye, Betty Tyler ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1953-08-01
5.

Invaders from Mars

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

In the early hours of the night, young David Maclean sees a flying saucer land and disappear into the sand dunes just beyond his house. Slowly, all of the adults, including his once loving parents, begin to act strangely.

Starring: Jimmy Hunt, Arthur Franz, Helena Carter, Leif Erickson, Hillary Brooke, Morris Ankrum, Walter Sande, Bert Freed, Max Wagner, Charles Gibb ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies
Release date: 1953-04-22
6.

Donovan's Brain

3.2
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
Best Horror Movies of 1953 : Return to Glennascaul: A Story That Is Told in Dublin
7.

Return to Glennascaul: A Story That Is Told in Dublin

2.8
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 relays to Welles a strange tale of an encounter he had once before at the same isolated location.

Starring: Orson Welles, Michael Laurence, Shelah Richards, Helena Hughes, John Dunne, Isobel Couser, Ann Clery ..
Directed by: Hilton Edwards
Release date: 1953-02-01
Best Horror Movies of 1953 : Remains to Be Seen
8.

Remains to Be Seen

2.7
6.1/10 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
9.

The Maze

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he has suddenly aged. Some mysterious things happen in a maze made from the hedges adjoining the castle.

Starring: Richard Carlson, Veronica Hurst, Katherine Emery, Michael Pate, John Dodsworth, Hillary Brooke, Stanley Fraser, Lilian Bond, Owen McGiveney, Robin Hughes ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies
Release date: 1953-07-26
Best Horror Movies of 1953 : Robot Monster
10.

Robot Monster

1.9
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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