Best Horror Movies of 1957

1.

The Incredible Shrinking Man

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

While on a boating trip, Scott Carey is exposed to a radioactive cloud. Nothing seems amiss at first, but several months later Scott realizes that he's shrunk in height by several inches. He sees a doctor, who admits that he's baffled. As Scott continues to shrink, decreasing to three feet tall, he becomes bitter, and lashes out at his wife, Louise. He begins to fear a cure will never be found -- since even as he becomes a national sensation, he's still shrinking.

Starring: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, Paul Langton, Raymond Bailey, William Schallert, Frank J. Scannell, Helene Marshall, Diana Darrin, Billy Curtis ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1957-02-22
2.

Night of the Demon

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

American professor John Holden arrives in London for a conference on parapsychology only to discover that the colleague he was supposed to meet was killed in a freak accident the day before. It turns out that the deceased had been investigating a cult lead by Dr. Julian Karswell. Though a skeptic, Holden is suspicious of the devil-worshiping Karswell. Following a trail of mysterious manuscripts, Holden enters a world that makes him question his faith in science.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Athene Seyler, Liam Redmond, Peter Elliott, Ewan Roberts, Reginald Beckwith, Rosamund Greenwood, Brian Wilde ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1957-11-09
3.

The Curse of Frankenstein

4.5
7.1/10 IMDB

Baron Victor Frankenstein has discovered life's secret and unleashed a blood-curdling chain of events resulting from his creation: a cursed creature with a horrid face — and a tendency to kill.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Christopher Lee, Melvyn Hayes, Valerie Gaunt, Paul Hardtmuth, Noel Hood, Fred Johnson, Claude Kingston ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1957-05-20
4.

Quatermass 2

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

In England, a group of space scientists, who have developed plans for the first Moon colony, learn that a secret, ostensibly government-run, complex of identical design has been built in a remote part of England and is the focus of periodic falls of small, hollow "meteorites" originating in outer space.

Starring: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sid James, Bryan Forbes, William Franklyn, Charles Lloyd Pack, Tom Chatto, John Van Eyssen, Percy Herbert, John Rae ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1957-05-24
5.

The Monolith Monsters

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Rocks from a meteor which grow when in contact with water threaten a sleepy Southwestern desert community.

Starring: Grant Williams, Lola Albright, Les Tremayne, Trevor Bardette, William Flaherty, Harry Jackson, Richard H. Cutting, Linda Scheley, Dean Cromer, Steve Darrell ..
Directed by: John Sherwood
Release date: 1957-12-01
6.

Not of This Earth

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

An agent from a distant planet has been sent to earth to ship large quantities of blood to his world, where a plague is ravaging the populace. He comes equipped with an interstellar matter transmitter, telepathic mind-control powers, and deathray-shooting eyes. Because he is also affected by the blood disease, he gains control of the town's physician and has him place a nurse at his disposal, while he collects live humans for fresh blood; but gains the nurse's suspicions, along with those of her boyfriend - a town police officer.

Starring: Paul Birch, Beverly Garland, Morgan Jones, William Roerick, Jonathan Haze, Roy Engel, Anna Lee Carroll, Dick Miller, Hank Mann, Ralph Reed ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1957-02-10
7.

The Abominable Snowman

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A kindly English botanist and a gruff American promoter lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.

Starring: Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing, Arnold Marlé, Maureen Connell, Richard Wattis, Robert Brown, Michael Brill, Wolfe Morris, Anthony Chinn, Fred Johnson ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1957-08-26
8.

The Monster That Challenged the World

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Giants Mollusks are released from the earth by an earthquake and start killing people.

Starring: Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Mimi Gibson, Hans Conried, Max Showalter, Harlan Warde, Gordon Jones, Dennis McCarthy, Marjorie Stapp, Milton Parsons ..
Directed by: Arnold Laven
Release date: 1957-06-01
9.

Ghost-Cat of Yonaki Swamp

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

A remake of Kaidan Saga yashiki (1953).

Starring: Shintar? Katsu, Takako Irie, Michiko Ai, Tokiko Mita, Toshio Chiba, Setsuko Hama, Teruko Omi, Hiroshi Ueda, Ichirô Okuni, Shinobu Araki ..
Directed by: Katsuhiko Tasaka
Release date: 1957-06-18
10.

I Was a Teenage Werewolf

2.9
5.1/10 IMDB

A meat-eating teenager (Michael Landon) sees a psychiatrist (Whit Bissell), who only makes things worse.

Starring: Michael Landon, Yvonne Lime, Whit Bissell, Charles Willcox, Barney Phillips, Ken Miller, Cynthia Chenault, Michael Rougas, Robert Griffin, Joseph Mell ..
Directed by: Gene Fowler Jr.
Release date: 1957-06-19

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