Best Horror Movies of 1959

1.

House on Haunted Hill

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Frederick Loren has invited five strangers to a party of a lifetime. He is offering each of them $10,000 if they can stay the night in a house. But the house is no ordinary house. This house has a reputation for murder. Frederick offers them each a gun for protection. They all arrived in a hearse and will either leave in it $10,000 richer or leave in it dead!

Starring: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal, Carolyn Craig, Elisha Cook Jr., Julie Mitchum, Leona Anderson, Howard Hoffman ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1959-02-17
2.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

4.3
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
3.

The Mummy

4.2
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
4.

The Man Who Could Cheat Death

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Dr. Bonner plans to live forever through periodic gland transplants from younger, healthier human victims. Bonner looks about 40; he's really 104 years old. But people are starting to get suspicious, and he may not make 200.

Starring: Anton Diffring, Hazel Court, Christopher Lee, Arnold Marlé, Delphi Lawrence, Francis de Wolff, Gerda Larsen, Middleton Woods, Michael Ripper, Denis Shaw ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1959-06-15
5.

The Bat

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Mystery writer Cornelia Van Gorder has rented a country house called "The Oaks", which not long ago was the scene of some murders committed by a strange and violent criminal known as "The Bat". Meanwhile, the house's owner, bank president John Fleming, has recently embezzled one million dollars in securities and has hidden the proceeds in the house, but is killed before he can retrieve it.

Starring: Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, Gavin Gordon, John Sutton, Lenita Lane, Darla Hood, Elaine Edwards, John Bryant, Harvey Stephens, Mike Steele ..
Directed by: Crane Wilbur
Release date: 1959-08-09
6.

Horrors of the Black Museum

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

A writer of murder mysteries finds himself caught up in a string of murders in London.

Starring: Michael Gough, June Cunningham, Graham Curnow, Geoffrey Keen, Shirley Anne Field, Gerald Anderson, John Warwick, Beatrice Varley, Austin Trevor, Malou Pantera ..
Directed by: Arthur Crabtree
Release date: 1959-04-29
7.

The Giant Behemoth

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean's ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur which threatens London.

Starring: Gene Evans, André Morell, John Turner, Leigh Madison, Jack MacGowran, Alastair Hunter, Maurice Kaufmann, Patrick Jordan, Howard Lang, Lloyd Lamble ..
Directed by: Douglas Hickox, Eugène Lourié
Release date: 1959-03-03
8.

Return of the Fly

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Fifteen years after his father's experiments with matter transmission fail, Philippe Delambre and his uncle François attempt to create a matter transmission device on their own. However, their experiments have disastrous results, turning Philippe into a horrible half-man, half-fly creature.

Starring: Vincent Price, Brett Halsey, John Sutton, David Frankham, Dan Seymour, Danielle De Metz, Jack Daly, Janine Grandel, Richard Flato, Gregg Martell ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1959-07-01
9.

The Ghosts of Kagami Pond

3.0
6.2/10 IMDB

A store manager named Kinbei becomes enraged when the owners of the store decide to hand it down to an adopted son instead of him. He hatches a plot to murder them all, but as it turns out he has done this sort of thing before. As bodies pile up in the nearby Kagami Pond, a ghostly vengeance is about to be unleashed.

Starring: Noriko Kitazawa, Shôzaburô Date, Reiko Seto, Hiroshi Hayashi ..
Directed by: Masaki Môri
Release date: 1959-07-01
10.

4D Man

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

Two brothers, scientists Scott and Tony Nelson, develop an amplifier which enables a person to enter a 4th dimensional state, allowing him to pass through any object. Scott experiments on himself and discovers that each time he passes through something he ages rapidly. He begins killing people, sucking out their life energies and regaining his youth as a result.

Starring: Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether, James Congdon, Robert Strauss, Edgar Stehli, Patty Duke, Guy Raymond, Chic James, Dean Newman ..
Directed by: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Release date: 1959-10-07

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