Best Horror Movies of 1959


The Turn of the Screw

8.0/10 IMDB

A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Isobel Elsom, Hayward Morse, Alexandra Wager ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1959-10-19

The Hound of the Baskervilles

7.0/10 IMDB

When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.

Starring: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi, David Oxley, Francis de Wolff, Miles Malleson, Ewen Solon, John Le Mesurier, Helen Goss ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1959-05-04

Plan 9 from Outer Space

4.0/10 IMDB

In California, an old man grieves the loss of his wife and on the next day he also dies. However, the space soldier Eros and her mate Tanna use an electric device to resurrect them both and the strong Inspector Clay that was murdered by the couple. Their intention is not to conquest Earth but to stop mankind from developing the powerful bomb “Solobonite” that would threaten the universe. When the population of Hollywood and Washington DC sees flying saucers on the sky, a colonel, a police lieutenant, a commercial pilot, his wife and a policeman try to stop the aliens.

Starring: Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore, Tom Keene, Carl Anthony, Paul Marco, Tor Johnson, Dudley Manlove, Joanna Lee, John Breckinridge ..
Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Release date: 1959-07-22

Gigantis the Fire Monster

4.8/10 IMDB

The altered American release of the first "Godzilla" sequel, "Godzilla Raids Again." where even the legendary monster has been renamed "Gigantis," and the entire music and sound effects tracks have been replaced as part of the dubbing.

Starring: Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, Minoru Chiaki, Takashi Shimura, Keye Luke, Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, George Takei, Takashi Shimura, Masao Shimizu ..
Directed by: Motoyoshi Oda
Release date: 1959-05-21

First Man Into Space

5.5/10 IMDB

The first pilot to leave Earth's atmosphere lands, then vanishes; but something with a craving for blood prowls the countryside...

Starring: Marshall Thompson, Marla Landi, Bill Edwards, Robert Ayres, Bill Nagy, Carl Jaffe, Roger Delgado, John McLaren, Spencer Teakle, Chuck Keyser ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1959-02-27

The Giant Gila Monster

0.0/10 IMDB

A small town in Texas finds itself under attack from a hungry, fifty-foot-long gila monster. No longer content to forage in the desert, the giant lizard begins chopming on motorists and train passengers before descending upon the town itself. Only Chase Winstead, a quick-thinking mechanic, can save the town from being wiped out.

Starring: Don Sullivan, Fred Graham, Lisa Simone, Shug Fisher, Bob Thompson, Janice Stone, Ken Knox, Gay McLendon, Don Flournoy, Cecil Hunt ..
Directed by: Ray Kellogg
Release date: 1959-06-25

The Mummy

6.8/10 IMDB

One by one the archaeologists who discover the 4,000-year-old tomb of Princess Ananka are brutally murdered. Kharis, high priest in Egypt 40 centuries ago, has been brought to life by the power of the ancient gods and his sole purpose is to destroy those responsible for the desecration of the sacred tomb. But Isobel, wife of one of the explorers, resembles the beautiful princess, forcing the speechless and tormented monster to defy commands and abduct Isobel to an unknown fate.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley, George Pastell, Michael Ripper ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1959-09-29

Terror Is a Man

0.0/10 IMDB

A mad scientist transforms a panther into a man-like creature that escapes and goes on a murderous rampage.

Starring: Francis Lederer, Greta Thyssen, Richard Derr, Oscar Keesee, Lilia Duran, Peyton Keesee, Flory Carlos ..
Directed by: Gerardo de Leon
Release date: 1959-11-01

Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow

4.8/10 IMDB

A group of drag-racing fanatics, members of a Los Angeles club, move into an old deserted mansion and set up shop, making it their headquarters. They hold a Halloween masked ball for the club's grand opening, and invite everyone to come dressed as their favorite monster! Oddly enough, the festivities turn sour when one of the bright youths discovers an impostor among them in the form of an honest-to-gosh live monster who's been hogging all the dances with the best-looking girls

Starring: Jody Fair, Russ Bender, Henry McCann, Martin Braddock, Elaine DuPont, Leon Tyler, Jack Ging, Nancy Anderson, Dorothy Neumann, Sanita Pelkey ..
Directed by: William J. Hole Jr.
Release date: 1959-07-01

Teenagers from Outer Space

3.8/10 IMDB

A young alien falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl and they team up to try to stop the plans of his invading cohorts, who intend to use Earth as a food-breeding ground for giant lobsters from their planet.

Starring: David Love, Bryan Grant, Harvey B. Dunn, Tom Graeff, King Moody, Helen Sage, Frederick Welch, Carl Dickensen, Sonia Torgeson, Billy Bridges ..
Directed by: Tom Graeff
Release date: 1959-06-01

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