Best Horror Movies of 1954

1.

Creature from the Black Lagoon

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

When scientists exploring the Amazon River stumble on a “missing link” connecting humans and fish, they plan to capture it for later study. But the Creature has plans of his own, and has set his sights on the lead scientist's beautiful fiancée, Kay.

Starring: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, Nestor Paiva, Whit Bissell, Bernie Gozier, Henry A. Escalante, Sydney Mason, Perry Lopez ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1954-03-05
2.

Them!

5.0
7.2/10 IMDB

As a result of nuclear testing, gigantic, ferocious mutant ants appear in the American desert southwest, and a father-daughter team of entomologists join forces with the state police officer who first discovers their existence, an FBI agent and, eventually, the US Army to eradicate the menace, before it spreads across the continent, and the world.

Starring: James Whitmore, James Arness, Joan Weldon, Edmund Gwenn, Onslow Stevens, Sean McClory, Chris Drake, Sandy Descher, Don Shelton, Fess Parker ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1954-06-16
Best Horror Movies of 1954 : The Mad Magician
3.

The Mad Magician

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Don Gallico is an inventor of stage magic effects who aspires to become a star in his own right. Just before his first performance his act is shut down by capricious manager Ross Ormond who wants Gallico's brilliant buzz saw effect for the act of The Great Rinaldi, an established star. With this defeat, and the humiliation of having already lost his wife Claire to Ormond, Gallico decides it is time to take matters into his own hands.

Starring: Vincent Price, Mary Murphy, Eva Gabor, John Emery, Donald Randolph, Lenita Lane, Patrick O'Neal, Jay Novello, Corey Allen, Conrad Brooks ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1954-05-19
Best Horror Movies of 1954 : Claws for Alarm
4.

Claws for Alarm

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Porky and Sylvester go on a creepy vacation.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1954-05-22
5.

Secret of the Incas

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Harry Steele (Charlton Heston) is a tourist guide determined to make his fortune by finding the Sunburst, an Inca treasure.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Robert Young, Nicole Maurey, Thomas Mitchell, Glenda Farrell, Michael Pate, Leon Askin, William Henry, Kurt Katch, Edward Colmans ..
Directed by: Jerry Hopper
Release date: 1954-06-06
Best Horror Movies of 1954 : Dr. Jerkyl's Hide
6.

Dr. Jerkyl's Hide

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Two cockney canines chase Sylvester Cat into the lab of Dr. Jerkyl, where the cat drinks Hyde formula...

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1954-05-07
7.

Phantom of the Rue Morgue

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

When several women are found mutilated and murdered, the Paris police are baffled as to who the killer may be. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is someone (or something) stronger and deadlier than a human.

Starring: Karl Malden, Claude Dauphin, Patricia Medina, Steve Forrest, Allyn Ann McLerie, Anthony Caruso, Veola Vonn, Dolores Dorn, Merv Griffin, Paul Richards ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1954-03-27
8.

The Way to Shadow Garden

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

This way madness - or experimental filmmaking - lies. A solitary man in coat and tie enters an apartment. It's midnight. He appears agitated and distraught. He throws a glass of water in his face and laughs. He takes off the coat and tie. His moods swing. He stares at a light bulb. He removes his shirt. He lights a cigarette. He looks at a book. He does something drastic and self-destructive. He opens doors to a garden.

Starring: Walter Newcomb ..
Directed by: Stan Brakhage
Release date: 1954-02-05
9.

Gorilla at Large

2.5
5.3/10 IMDB

At a carnival called the Garden of Evil, a man is murdered, apparently by a gorilla...or someone in a gorilla suit.

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Burr, Charlotte Austin, Peter Whitney, Lee Marvin, Warren Stevens, John Kellogg, George Barrows ..
Directed by: Harmon Jones
Release date: 1954-05-01
10.

The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Slip, Sach and the rest of the Bowery Boys enter a haunted house, where they engage in slapstick with a gorilla, a robot and a vampire

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Lloyd Corrigan, Ellen Corby, John Dehner, Laura Mason, Paul Wexler, David Gorcey, Benny Bartlett ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1954-06-06
11.

Killers from Space

2.0
3.4/10 IMDB

Atomic scientist/pilot Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes on an reconnaissance mission after a nuclear test. Miraculously appearing unhurt at the base later, he is given sodium amethol, but authorities are skeptical of his story that he was captured by aliens determined to conquer the Earth with giant monsters and insects. Martin vows to use existing technology to destroy them.

Starring: Peter Graves, Barbara Bestar, James Seay, Frank Gerstle, Shepard Menken, Steve Pendleton, John Frederick, Jack Daly, Burt Wenland, Ruth Bennett ..
Directed by: W. Lee Wilder
Release date: 1954-01-23
12.

Monster from the Ocean Floor

1.9
3.8/10 IMDB

Julie, an American on vacation in Mexico, spots a giant, one-eyed amoeba rising from the ocean, but when she tries to tell the authorities, no one believes her. She finally teams up with a marine biologist in an attempt to destroy it.

Starring: Anne Kimbell, Stuart Wade, Dick Pinner, Inez Palange, Jonathan Haze, Roger Corman, Wyott Ordung, David Garcia ..
Directed by: Wyott Ordung
Release date: 1954-05-21
13.

The Snow Creature

1.7
3.2/10 IMDB

A botanical expedition to the Himalayas captures a Yeti and brings it back alive to Los Angeles, where it escapes and runs amok, seeking food.

Starring: Paul Langton, Leslie Denison, Teru Shimada, William Phipps, Lock Martin, Rollin Moriyama, Robert Kino, George Douglas, Robert Bice, Rudolph Anders ..
Directed by: W. Lee Wilder
Release date: 1954-11-01
14.

The Mirror and Markheim

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Based on a short gothic horror story “Markheim” by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Starring: Philip Saville, Christopher Lee, Lloyd Lamble, Arthur Lowe, Ruth Shiell, Marius Goring ..
Directed by: John Lamont
Release date: 1954-01-01

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