Best Horror Movies of 1963

1.

The Birds

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her arrival, the bird population runs amok. Suddenly, the townsfolk face a massive avian onslaught, with the feathered fiends inexplicably attacking people all over Bodega Bay.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright, Suzanne Pleshette, Lonny Chapman, Ethel Griffies, Doreen Lang, Ruth McDevitt, Richard Deacon ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1963-03-28
2.

The Haunting

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.

Starring: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, Fay Compton, Rosalie Crutchley, Lois Maxwell, Valentine Dyall, Diane Clare, Ronald Adam ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1963-08-21
3.

The Raven

4.2
6.7/10 IMDB

A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem.

Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court, Olive Sturgess, Jack Nicholson, John Dierkes, Connie Wallace, William Baskin, Aaron Saxon ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1963-01-25
4.

The Haunted Palace

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

A warlock burned at the stake comes back and takes over the body of his great grandson to take his revenge on the descendents of the villages that burned him.

Starring: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr., Frank Maxwell, Leo Gordon, Elisha Cook Jr., John Dierkes, Milton Parsons, Cathie Merchant, Guy Wilkerson ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1963-08-28
Best Horror Movies of 1963 : Paranoiac
5.

Paranoiac

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Simon Ashby is a wealthy psychotic who is is coddled by his aunt in their palatial mansion outside of London. One day, Ashby's long lost brother mysteriously arrives at the house, but events prove that he is an impostor, sent by Keith Kossett, son of the attorney for the family estate, who has been dipping into the family trust fund.

Starring: Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Sheila Burrell, Maurice Denham, Alexander Davion, Liliane Brousse, Harold Lang, Arnold Diamond, John Bonney, John Stuart ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1963-01-07
6.

Twice-Told Tales

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

3 horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the 1st story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of three elderly friends. In "Rappaccini's Daughter", a demented father is innoculating his daughter with poison so she may never leave her garden of poisonous plants. In the final story "The House of the Seven Gables", The Pyncheon family suffers from a hundred year old curse and while in the midst of arguing over inheritance, the Pyncheon brother kills his sister.

Starring: Vincent Price, Joyce Taylor, Sebastian Cabot, Brett Halsey, Beverly Garland, Richard Denning, Mari Blanchard, Abraham Sofaer, Jacqueline deWit, Edith Evanson ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Release date: 1963-09-01
7.

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

The story concerns Dr James Xavier, ably portrayed by Ray Milland. He has invented a serum for improving human vision. When his funding is cut he proceeds to experiment on himself -- with horrifying results.

Starring: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt, Don Rickles, Dick Miller, Jonathan Haze, Kathryn Hart, John Dierkes, Morris Ankrum ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1963-07-13
8.

The Sadist

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking yard where they are held at bay by a bloodthirsty psycho and his crazy girlfriend.

Starring: Arch Hall Jr., Richard Alden, Marilyn Manning, Helen Hovey, Don Russell, Arch Hall Sr., Joan Howard ..
Directed by: James Landis
Release date: 1963-04-01
9.

The Comedy of Terrors

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

An undertaker who hasn't had any 'customers' in a long time is forced the pay one year's back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients.

Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Joyce Jameson, Joe E. Brown, Beverly Powers, Basil Rathbone, Orangey ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1963-10-14
10.

Night Tide

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A sailor falls in love with a carnival-girl, despite warnings that she is a "jinx" who has brought about the deaths of two previous suitors.

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Linda Lawson, Gavin Muir, Luana Anders, Marjorie Eaton, Tom Dillon, H.E. West, Marjorie Cameron, Chaino, Kirby Allan ..
Directed by: Curtis Harrington
Release date: 1963-06-06

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