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.

Village of the Damned

5.2
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
3.

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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

The City of the Dead

3.5
6.8/10 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
8.

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
9.

Circus of Horrors

3.2
6.1/10 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
10.

13 Ghosts

3.1
6.1/10 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: 1960-08-05

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