Best Horror Movies of 1955


The Night of the Hunter

8.0/10 IMDB

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Billy Chapin, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Sally Jane Bruce, Evelyn Varden, Don Beddoe, Gloria Castillo, Peter Graves ..
Directed by: Charles Laughton
Release date: 1955-08-26


6.4/10 IMDB

A lone-wolf scientist sequestered in a mansion near a small desert town arouses the suspicion of the town's doctor when his lab assistant is found dead from a case of acromegaly which took only four days to develop. As the doctor investigates, aided by the scientist's new, and very female, assistant, they discover that, far worse, something much larger and hungrier than it ever should be, is devouring local cattle - and humans - in increasingly large quantities.

Starring: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva, Ross Elliott, Edwin Rand, Raymond Bailey, Hank Patterson, Bert Holland, Steve Darrell ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1955-12-14

The Quatermass Xperiment

6.6/10 IMDB

The first manned spacecraft, fired from an English launchpad, is first lost from radar, then roars back to Earth and crashes in a farmer's field, and is found to contain only one of the three men who took off in it; and he is unable to talk but appears to be undergoing a torturous physical and mental metamorphosis.

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Richard Wordsworth, Jack Warner, David King-Wood, Margia Dean, Maurice Kaufmann, John Wynn, Lionel Jeffries, Harold Lang, Jane Asher ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1955-08-26

This Island Earth

5.9/10 IMDB

Aliens have landed and are hiding on Earth, but need Earth’s scientists to help them fight an inter-planetary war.

Starring: Rex Reason, Faith Domergue, Jeff Morrow, Lance Fuller, Russell Johnson, Robert Nichols, Douglas Spencer, Karl Ludwig Lindt, Robert B. Williams, Coleman Francis ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman, Jack Arnold
Release date: 1955-06-01

Revenge of the Creature

5.6/10 IMDB

The Creature has been captured by scientists who will stop at nothing to uncover his secrets. Confined to an oceanarium and miserable in captivity, the Creature finds only one source of sympathy — Helen, a beautiful female researcher. When the Creature ultimately escapes from his confines, he kidnaps Helen, intent on stealing her away to his underwater lair.

Starring: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield, Dave Willock, Robert B. Williams, Nestor Paiva, Grandon Rhodes, Charles Cane, Ricou Browning, Ben Chapman ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1955-05-13


6.7/10 IMDB

Shot entirely without dialogue and filled with suggestive violence and psycho-sexual imagery, it's like a skid row expressionist thriller following the nocturnal prowling of a young woman haunted by homicidal guilt.

Starring: Adrienne Barrett, Ben Roseman, Bruno VeSota, Ed Hinkle, Richard Barron, Shelley Berman, Ed McMahon, Angelo Rossitto, Lucille Rowland, Jebbie VeSota ..
Directed by: John Parker
Release date: 1955-12-22

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

6.2/10 IMDB

When the murder of an archaeologist puts a valuable medallion into their hands, Abbott and Costello waste little time in trying to sell it, only to find themselves pursued by police, a slinky adventuress, an Egyptian high priest, and the mummy himself.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara, Dan Seymour, Richard Deacon, Kurt Katch, Richard Karlan, Peggy King, Mel Welles ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1955-06-23

Cult of the Cobra

5.7/10 IMDB

While stationed in Asia, six American G.I.'s witness the secret ritual of Lamians (worshipers of women who can change into serpents). When discovered by the cult, the High Lamian Priest vows that "the Cobra Goddess will avenge herself". Once back in the United States, a mysterious woman enters into their lives and accidents begin to happen. The shadow of a cobra is seen just before each death.

Starring: Faith Domergue, Richard Long, Marshall Thompson, Kathleen Hughes, William Reynolds, Jack Kelly, Myrna Hansen, David Janssen, Leonard Strong, James Dobson ..
Directed by: Francis D. Lyon
Release date: 1955-03-30

It Came from Beneath the Sea

5.9/10 IMDB

A giant octopus, whose feeding habits have been affected by radiation from H-Bomb tests, rises from the Mindanao Deep to terrorize the California Coast.

Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis, Chuck Griffiths, Ian Keith, Dean Maddox Jr., Harry Lauter, Richard W. Peterson ..
Directed by: Robert Gordon
Release date: 1955-07-01

Creature with the Atom Brain

5.5/10 IMDB

Murders, with victims dying from spines broken by brute strength, erupt in the city and the killers, when encountered, walk away unharmed by police bullets which strike them. A police doctor's investigation of the deaths leads to the discovery of an army of dead criminal musclemen restored to life, remotely controlled by a vengeful former crime boss and a former Nazi scientist, from the latter's laboratory hidden in the suburbs.

Starring: Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, S. John Launer, Michael Granger, Gregory Gaye, Linda Bennett, Charles Evans, Tris Coffin, Pierre Watkin, Harry Lauter ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1955-07-01

Day the World Ended

5.4/10 IMDB

After a nuclear attack, an unlikely group of survivors, including a geologist, a crook and his moll, and a prospector, find temporary shelter in the remote-valley home of a survivalist and his beautiful daughter, but soon have to deal with the spread of radioactivity - and its effects on animal life, including humans.

Starring: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Paul Birch, Mike Connors, Adele Jergens, Raymond Hatton, Paul Dubov, Jonathan Haze, Paul Blaisdell, Roger Corman ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1955-12-01
Best Horror Movies of 1955 : Three Cases of Murder

Three Cases of Murder

6.5/10 IMDB

Three stories of murder and the supernatural: A museum worker is introduced to a world behind the pictures he sees every day. When two lifelong friends fall in love with the same woman and she is killed, they are obvious suspects. Is their friendship strong enough for them to alibi each other? When a young politician is hurt by the arrogant Secretary for Foreign Affairs Lord Mountdrago, he uses Mountdrago's dreams to get revenge.

Starring: Orson Welles, John Gregson, Elizabeth Sellars, Emrys Jones, Alan Badel, André Morell, Hugh Pryse, Leueen MacGrath, Eddie Byrne, Helen Cherry ..
Directed by: David Eady, George More O'Ferrall, Wendy Toye
Release date: 1955-03-15
Best Horror Movies of 1955 : Alias John Preston

Alias John Preston

5.6/10 IMDB

A mysterious young man settles in a rural English town and immediately starts making a good impression. Before long he has insinuated himself into local life, is married and is serving on the board of the local hospital. Everything seems to be going well for him until a newly appointed consultant psychiatrist shows up and starts asking some probing questions.

Starring: Betta St. John, Alexander Knox, Christopher Lee, Sandra Dorne, Patrick Holt, John Stuart, Bill Fraser, Peter Grant, Betty Ann Davies, John Longden ..
Directed by: David MacDonald
Release date: 1955-12-14

Bride of the Monster

4.1/10 IMDB

Dr. Eric Vornoff, with the help of his mute assistant Lobo, captures twelve men for a grisly experiment; His goal to turn them into supermen using atomic energy. Reporter Janet Lawton, fiancée of the local lieutenant, vows to investigate Vornoff's supposedly haunted house.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Loretta King, Tony McCoy, Tor Johnson, Harvey B. Dunn, George Becwar, Paul Marco, Dolores Fuller, Ann Wilner, Don Nagel ..
Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Release date: 1955-05-11

The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues

3.6/10 IMDB

A marine biologist and a government agent investigate mysterious deaths and rumors of a sea monster in a secluded ocean cove, and find themselves involved with a marine biology professor conducting secretive experiments, international spies trying to steal his secrets, a radioactive light on the sea bottom, and the malevolent thing which guards it.

Starring: Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen, Rodney Bell, Vivi Janiss, Phillip Pine, Helene Stanton, Michael Garth, Pierce Lyden ..
Directed by: Dan Milner
Release date: 1955-12-01

The Beast with a Million Eyes

3.7/10 IMDB

An alien space craft lands in the desert. The alien takes over the minds of some of the local humans and animals and is able to see through them. The animals attack and the terror begins.

Starring: Paul Birch, Lorna Thayer, Dona Cole, Dick Sargent, Chester Conklin, Leonard Tarver, Bruce Whitmore ..
Directed by: Roger Corman, David Kramarsky
Release date: 1955-06-15

King Dinosaur

2.1/10 IMDB

In 1960, four American scientists travel to a planet that has just entered Earth's solar system to see if it's able to support an Earth colony. They find an oxygen atmosphere, a lush earth-like forest, and earth-like animals living around a potable fresh-water lake.

Starring: William Bryant, Patti Gallagher, Douglas Henderson, Wanda Curtis, Marvin Miller ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1955-07-17
Best Horror Movies of 1955 : Roh Membela

Roh Membela

0.0/10 IMDB

Fear and panic descend upon the city when a couple fell to their deaths from a tall building. The perpetrator was discovered to be Kalsom, a ghost spirit, who is seeking vengeance for a series of cold-blooded murders the couple committed. This is probably the first supernatural horror film made in Singapore-Malaya.

Starring: Neng Yatimah, Daeng Idris, Normadiah ..
Directed by: B. N. Rao
Release date: 1955-01-01

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