Best Horror Movies of 1956

1.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, King Donovan, Carolyn Jones, Larry Gates, Jean Willes, Ralph Dumke, Virginia Christine, Kenneth Patterson, Guy Way ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1956-02-05
2.

The Bad Seed

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Air Force Colonel Kenneth Penmark and his wife, Christine, dote on their daughter, Rhoda -- as does their lonely landlady, Monica Breedlove. But self-centered Rhoda has a secret tendency for selfishness and loves to accumulate gifts, whether given or stolen, in her room. Christine keeps her knowledge of her daughter's darker side to herself, but when a schoolmate of Rhoda's dies mysteriously, her self-deception unravels.

Starring: Patty McCormack, Eileen Heckart, Henry Jones, Nancy Kelly, Evelyn Varden, William Hopper, Paul Fix, Jesse White, Gage Clarke, Joan Croydon ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1956-09-12
3.

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

A 400-foot (122-meter) fire-breathing dinosaur, awakened from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by hydrogen-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Akira Takarada, Momoko K├┤chi, Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura, Frank Iwanaga, James Hong, Sachio Sakai, Fuyuki Murakami, Ren Yamamoto ..
Directed by: Terry O. Morse, Ishir? Honda
Release date: 1956-04-27
4.

X: The Unknown

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

When a fissure explosively opens in an English mud flat during a military exercise there, injuring one soldier and killing another, an American research scientist at a nearby nuclear plant joins with a British investigator to discover why the victims were radioactively burned and why, shortly thereafter, a series of radiation-related incidents are occurring in an ever-growing straight line away from the fissure.

Starring: Dean Jagger, Leo McKern, William Lucas, Edward Chapman, John Harvey, Anthony Newley, Ian MacNaughton, Peter Hammond, Michael Ripper, Kenneth Cope ..
Directed by: Leslie Norman, Joseph Losey
Release date: 1956-09-21
5.

The Creature Walks Among Us

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

The third film in The "Creature From The Black Lagoon" franchise sees the Gill Man turned into an air-breather by a mad scientist.

Starring: Rex Reason, Jeff Morrow, Leigh Snowden, Gregg Palmer, Maurice Manson, James Rawley, David McMahon, Paul Fierro, Lillian Molieri, Frank Chase ..
Directed by: John Sherwood
Release date: 1956-04-26
6.

It Conquered the World

2.6
5.0/10 IMDB

An alien from Venus tries to take over the world with the help of a disillusioned human scientist.

Starring: Peter Graves, Beverly Garland, Lee Van Cleef, Sally Fraser, Russ Bender, Jonathan Haze, Dick Miller, Taggart Casey, Paul Harbor, Karen Kadler ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1956-07-14
7.

The Mole People

2.6
4.9/10 IMDB

A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopatamia.

Starring: John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier, Nestor Paiva, Phil Chambers, Rodd Redwing, Robin Hughes, Frank Baxter, Eddie Parker ..
Directed by: Virgil W. Vogel
Release date: 1956-12-01
8.

The Gamma People

2.6
5.4/10 IMDB

An American reporter smells a story when he is stranded in an Iron Curtain country where the local dictator is using gamma rays to transform children into mutated henchmen.

Starring: Paul Douglas, Eva Bartok, Leslie Phillips, Walter Rilla, Philip Leaver, Martin Miller, Jocelyn Lane, Rosalie Crutchley ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1956-12-01
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9.

Francis in the Haunted House

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

A Ha-Ha-Haunted House Has Got 'Em! ...and it's every ghost for himself!

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Virginia Welles, James Flavin, Timothy Carey, Mary Ellen Kay, David Janssen, Richard Deacon, Paul Frees, Molly ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1956-08-01
10.

Indestructible Man

2.2
4.1/10 IMDB

A scientific experiment involving subjecting a corpse to an extreme charge of electricity accidentally revives an executed criminal and makes him impervious to harm, allowing him to seek revenge on his former partners, and deal similarly with anyone else who gets in his way.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Max Showalter, Marian Carr, Ross Elliott, Stuart Randall, Marvin Press, Ken Terrell, Roy Engle, Peggy Maley, Robert Shayne ..
Directed by: Jack Pollexfen
Release date: 1956-03-24

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