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

5.5
7.6/10 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
6.9/10 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, Mario Bellini ..
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
9.1/10 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

4.4
6.2/10 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
8.2/10 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
6.6/10 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
9.

The City of the Dead

4.1
6.7/10 IMDB

A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft; during her stay at an eerie inn, she discovers a startling secret about the town and its inhabitants.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Dennis Lotis, Patricia Jessel, Tom Naylor, Venetia Stevenson, Betta St. John, Valentine Dyall, Ann Beach, Norman Macowan, Fred Johnson ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1960-09-09
Best Horror Movies of 1960 : Mirror Image
10.

Mirror Image

3.8
7.9/10 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
11.

13 Ghosts

3.7
6.0/10 IMDB

Reclusive Dr. Zorba has died and left his mansion to his nephew Cyrus and his family. They will need to search the house to find the doctor's fortune, but along with the property they have also inherited the occultist's collection of 13 ghosts.

Starring: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp, Margaret Hamilton, Donald Woods, John van Dreelen, David Hoffman, Jeanne Baker, John Burnside ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1960-07-18
12.

Midnight Lace

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Kit Preston begins to unravel when she receives threatening telephone calls informing her she's soon to be murdered.

Starring: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy, Roddy McDowall, Herbert Marshall, Natasha Parry, Hermione Baddeley, John Williams, Richard Ney ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1960-10-13
13.

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
14.

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

After a series of scientific experiments directed towards freeing the inner man and controlling human personalities, the kindly, generous Dr Henry Jekyll succeeds in freeing his own alter ego, Edward Hyde, a sadistic, evil creature whose pleasure is murder.

Starring: Paul Massie, Dawn Addams, Christopher Lee, David Kossoff, Norma Marla, Francis de Wolff, Magda Miller, Oliver Reed ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1960-10-24
15.

Circus of Horrors

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

A plastic surgeon and his nurse join a bizarre circus to escape from the police. Here he befriends deformed women and transforms them for his "Temple of Beauty". However, when they threaten to leave, they meet with mysterious accidents.

Starring: Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg, Yvonne Monlaur, Donald Pleasence, Jane Hylton, Kenneth Griffith, Conrad Phillips, Jack Gwillim, Vanda Hudson, Yvonne Romain ..
Directed by: Sidney Hayers
Release date: 1960-04-01
Best Horror Movies of 1960 : The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
16.

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

2.9
8.9/10 IMDB

On a peaceful suburban street, strange occurrences and mysterious people stoke the residents' paranoia to a disastrous intensity.

Starring: Rod Serling, Claude Akins, Barry Atwater, Jack Weston, Jan Handzlik ..
Directed by: Ron Winston
Release date: 1960-03-04
17.

The Full Treatment

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

Race car driver Alan Colby and his new wife Denise are involved in a car crash where he sustains a serious head injury, causing him to have murderous feelings toward Denise. After Denise persuades him to honeymoon with her on the Cote D'Azur in France, they enlist the aid of a French psychiatrist who offers to regress Alan back to the time of the accident and cure him.

Starring: Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento, Françoise Rosay, Bernard Braden, Katya Douglas, Barbara Chilcott, Anne Tirard, Edwin Styles, George Merritt, Ronald Lewis ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1960-10-01
Best Horror Movies of 1960 : The House in Marsh Road
18.

The House in Marsh Road

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

When a woman inherits a valuable house, her nasty husband and his mistress plot murder. But the house has a protective poltergeist who thwarts the wicked pair.

Starring: Tony Wright, Patricia Dainton, Sandra Dorne, Derek Aylward, Sam Kydd, Llewellyn Rees, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Roddy Hughes, Harry Hutchinson, Olive Sloane ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully
Release date: 1960-11-01
19.

The Hypnotic Eye

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

A mysterious hypnotist is suspected by the police of being responsible for a wave of young, attractive women committing various forms of self-mutilation.

Starring: Jacques Bergerac, Allison Hayes, Marcia Henderson, Merry Anders, Joe Patridge, Guy Prescott, Fred Demara, Jimmy Lydon, Lawrence Lipton, Eric Nord ..
Directed by: George Blair
Release date: 1960-02-17
20.

Tormented

2.6
4.8/10 IMDB

A jazz pianist is haunted by his dead ex-lover's crawling hand and floating head.

Starring: Richard Carlson, Lugene Sanders, Juli Reding, Joe Turkel, Lillian Adams, Gene Roth, Susan Gordon, Vera Marshe, Harry Fleer, Merritt Stone ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1960-09-22
21.

The Leech Woman

2.5
4.7/10 IMDB

An endocrinologist in a dysfunctional marriage with an aging, alcoholic wife journeys to Africa seeking a drug that will restore youth.

Starring: Coleen Gray, Grant Williams, Phillip Terry, Gloria Talbott, John van Dreelen, Estelle Hemsley, Kim Hamilton, Arthur Batanides ..
Directed by: Edward Dein
Release date: 1960-05-01
22.

Atom Age Vampire

2.2
3.9/10 IMDB

When a singer (Susanne Loret) is horribly disfigured in a car accident, a scientist (Alberto Lupo) develops a treatment which can restore her beauty by injecting her with a special serum. While performing the procedure, however, he falls in love with her. As the treatment begins to fail, he determines to save her appearance, regardless of how many women he must kill for her sake.

Starring: Alberto Lupo, Susanne Loret, Sergio Fantoni, Franca Parisi, Roberto Bertea, Andrea Scotti, Rina Franchetti, Ivo Garrani, Gianna Piaz ..
Directed by: Anton Giulio Majano
Release date: 1960-08-16
23.

The Amazing Transparent Man

2.2
4.1/10 IMDB

An ex-major forces a scientist to develop a invisibility formula, with which he plans to create an invisible army and sell it to the highest bidder. However there are side effects to the formula.

Starring: Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy, James Griffith, Ivan Triesault, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Cormel Daniel, Edward Erwin, Jonathan Ledford, Patrick Cranshaw, Dennis Adams ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1960-02-01
24.

The Hands of Orlac

2.2
5.6/10 IMDB

Famed concert pianist Stephen Orlac survives a plane crash, but his hands are permanently destroyed. Helpful surgeon Volcheff grafts a pair of new hands on the hapless Orlac. Unfortunately, they're the hands of an executed murderer - useless for a pianist, but quite handy for less delicate work...

Starring: Mel Ferrer, Christopher Lee, Dany Carrel, Lucile Saint-Simon, Felix Aylmer, Peter Reynolds, Basil Sydney, Campbell Singer, Donald Wolfit, Donald Pleasence ..
Directed by: Edmond T. Gréville
Release date: 1960-12-01
Best Horror Movies of 1960 : The Hand
25.

The Hand

2.1
5.0/10 IMDB

During World War II, a group of British soldiers are captured by the Japanese, tortured and their hands are cut off. Years later, a mad killer terrorizes London by cutting off the hands of his victims.

Starring: Derek Bond, Reed De Rouen, Bryan Coleman, Walter Randall, Tony Hilton, Harold Scott, Ray Cooney, Gwenda Ewen, Michael Moore, Ronald Leigh-Hunt ..
Directed by: Henry Cass
Release date: 1960-10-01
Best Horror Movies of 1960 : The Dybbuk
26.

The Dybbuk

1.4
5.7/10 IMDB

The Dybbuk is a made for TV film adaptation of a classic Jewish folktale. The story is about a young Jewish man, Sender (Theodore Bikel) who loves a young Jewish woman, Leah (Carol Lawrence) but her father arranges her marriage with another man. The grief of this causes Sender to die, but his spirit passes into the body of his beloved on her wedding day. Rabbi Azrael (Ludwig Donath), who serves as our narrator through the beginning of the film, is charged with the task of exercising Sender’s Dybbuk (sometimes defined as a malicious spirit or demon who possesses the living) from Leah’s body.

Starring: Theodore Bikel, Sylvia Davis, Ludwig Donath, Vincent Gardenia, Stefan Gierasch, Theo Goetz, Carol Lawrence, Eli Mintz, Jerry Rockwood, Gene Saks ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1960-10-03
Best Horror Movies of 1960 : Macumba Love
27.

Macumba Love

1.2
5.2/10 IMDB

A writer who specializes in exposing fake witchcraft journeys to Brazil to investigate a voodoo cult.

Starring: Walter Reed, Ziva Rodann, William Wellman Jr., June Wilkinson, Ruth de Souza, Pedro Paulo Hatheyer, Cléa Simões, Waldemar Wey, Victor Merinow ..
Directed by: Douglas Fowley
Release date: 1960-06-01
28.

Teenage Zombies

0.0
2.9/10 IMDB

A crazed scientist creates a nerve gas that turns the local teenagers into her unquestioning slaves.

Starring: Katherine Victor, Don Sullivan, Paul Pepper, Brianne Murphy, Mitzie Albertson, Jay Hawk, Nan Green, Steve Conte, J.L.D. Morrison, Mike Concannon ..
Directed by: Jerry Warren
Release date: 1960-04-15
Best Horror Movies of 1960 : The Tell-Tale Heart
29.

The Tell-Tale Heart

0.0
5.8/10 IMDB

When Edgar sees his girlfriend Betty getting up close and personal with his best friend Carl, he murders Carl in a jealous rage and hides the corpse under the floor of his piano room. Comes the night, and Edgar begins to hear strange sounds coming from under the floor...

Starring: Laurence Payne, Adrienne Corri, Dermot Walsh, Selma Vaz Dias, John Scott, John Martin, Annette Carell, David L. Lander, Rosemary Rotheray, Suzanne Fuller ..
Directed by: Ernest Morris
Release date: 1960-12-14

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