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.

The Curse of Frankenstein

4.4
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: 1957-06-25
3.

Quatermass II

3.6
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
4.

The Monolith Monsters

3.4
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
5.

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
6.

Not of This Earth

3.2
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
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7.

Ghost-Cat of Yonaki Swamp

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

A remake of Kaidan Saga yashiki (1953).

Starring: Shintarô Katsu, Takako Irie, Michiko Ai ..
Directed by: Katsuhiko Tasaka
Release date: 1957-06-18
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.

The Black Scorpion

2.8
5.4/10 IMDB

Giant scorpions wreck havoc after being released due to volcanic activity.

Starring: Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas, Mario Navarro, Carlos Múzquiz, Pascual García Peña, Fanny Schiller, Pedro Galván, Arturo Martínez ..
Directed by: Edward Ludwig
Release date: 1957-10-11
10.

Invasion of the Saucer-Men

2.8
5.5/10 IMDB

A teenage couple making out in the woods accidentally runs over an alien creature with their car. The creature's hand falls off, but it comes alive, and, with an eye growing out of it, begins to stalk the teens. Meanwhile, Joe the town drunk wants to store the body in his refrigerator, but some of the alien's buddies inject alcohol into his system, and Joe dies of an overdose.

Starring: Steven Terrell, Gloria Castillo, Frank Gorshin, Raymond Hatton, Lyn Osborn, Russ Bender, Douglas Henderson, Sam Buffington, Don Shelton, Scott Peters ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1957-06-01

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