Best Horror Movies of 1960

1.

Psycho

6.9
8.5/10 IMDB

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother.

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Janet Leigh, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Simon Oakland, Frank Albertson, Patricia Hitchcock, Vaughn Taylor ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1960-06-22
2.

Peeping Tom

5.6
7.7/10 IMDB

Loner Mark Lewis works at a film studio during the day and, at night, takes racy photographs of women. Also he's making a documentary on fear, which involves recording the reactions of victims as he murders them. He befriends Helen, the daughter of the family living in the apartment below his, and he tells her vaguely about the movie he is making.

Starring: Karlheinz Böhm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley, Brenda Bruce, Miles Malleson, Esmond Knight, Michael Goodliffe, Jack Watson, Shirley Anne Field ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1960-05-16
3.

Village of the Damned

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

In a small English village everyone suddenly falls unconscious. When they awake every woman of child bearing age is pregnant. The resulting children have the same strange blond hair, eyes and a strong connection to each other.

Starring: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Martin Stephens, Michael Gwynn, Laurence Naismith, Richard Warner, Jenny Laird, Charlotte Mitchell, Thomas Heathcote, Bernard Archard ..
Directed by: Wolf Rilla
Release date: 1960-06-16
4.

House of Usher

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

After a long journey, Philip arrives at the Usher mansion seeking his loved one, Madeline. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Madeline and her brother Roderick Usher have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time there has been more than one Usher child, all of the siblings have gone insane and died horrible deaths. As the days wear on, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax.

Starring: Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey, Harry Ellerbe, David Andar, Bill Borzage ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1960-06-22
Best Horror Movies of 1960 : Eye of the Beholder
5.

Eye of the Beholder

4.7
9.2/10 IMDB

A young woman lying in a hospital bed, her head wrapped in bandages, awaits the outcome of a surgical procedure performed by the State in a last-ditch attempt to make her look "normal."

Starring: Maxine Stuart, William D. Gordon, Jennifer Howard, George Keymas, Joanna Heyes, Edson Stroll, Donna Douglas ..
Directed by: Douglas Heyes
Release date: 1960-11-11
6.

The Little Shop of Horrors

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Seymour works in a skid row florist shop and is in love with his beautiful co-worker, Audrey. He creates a new plant that not only talks but cannot survive without human flesh and blood.

Starring: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Jack Nicholson, Leola Wendorff, Myrtle Vail, Wally Campo, Charles B. Griffith, Dick Miller, Karyn Kupcinet ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1960-08-05
Best Horror Movies of 1960 : The Hitch-Hiker
7.

The Hitch-Hiker

4.3
8.3/10 IMDB

A young woman driving cross country becomes frantic when she keeps passing the same man on the side of the road. No matter how fast she drives the man is always up ahead, hitching her for a ride.

Starring: Inger Stevens, Adam Williams, Lew Gallo, Leonard Strong, Russ Bender, George Mitchell ..
Directed by: Alvin Ganzer
Release date: 1960-01-22
8.

The Brides of Dracula

4.2
6.7/10 IMDB

A young teacher on her way to a position in Transylvania helps a young man escape the shackles his mother has put on him. In so doing she innocently unleashes the horrors of the undead once again on the populace, including those at her school for ladies. Luckily for some, Dr. Van Helsing is already on his way.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur, Freda Jackson, David Peel, Miles Malleson, Henry Oscar, Mona Washbourne, Andrée Melly, Victor Brooks ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1960-07-07
Best Horror Movies of 1960 : Mirror Image
9.

Mirror Image

3.8
8.0/10 IMDB

While waiting in a bus station, Millicent Barnes has the strange feeling that her doppelganger is trying to take over her life.

Starring: Rod Serling, Vera Miles, Martin Milner, Joseph Hamilton, Naomi Stevens, Therese Lyon, Ferris Taylor, Edwin Rand ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1960-02-26
10.

The Flesh and the Fiends

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Edinburgh surgeon Dr. Robert Knox requires cadavers for his research into the functioning of the human body; local ne'er-do-wells Burke and Hare find ways to provide him with fresh specimens...

Starring: Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence, George Rose, June Laverick, Renée Houston, Dermot Walsh, Billie Whitelaw, John Cairney, Melvyn Hayes, June Powell ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1960-02-02

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