Best Horror Movies of 1964

1.

Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

Starring: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Cecil Kellaway, Victor Buono, Mary Astor, Wesley Addy, William Campbell, Bruce Dern ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1964-12-15
2.

Lady in a Cage

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, James Caan, Jennifer Billingsley, Rafael Campos, William Swan, Jeff Corey, Ann Sothern, Charles Seel, Scatman Crothers ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1964-01-01
3.

The Long Hair of Death

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

In a 15th-century feudal village, a woman is accused of witchcraft and put to death. Her beautiful older daughter knows the real reason for the execution lies in the lord's sexual desire for her mother. After confronting the lord on the matter, she, too, is killed. A much younger daughter is spared and taken in by her mother's killers. Once she is of age, as a horrible, deadly plague sweeps the land, she marries the lord's worthless son. Then, during a brutal thunderstorm, the older daughter mysteriously reappears and begins to avenge her mother's death.

Starring: Barbara Steele, Giorgio Ardisson, Halina Zalewska, Umberto Raho, Laura Nucci, Giuliano Raffaelli, Nello Pazzafini, Jeffrey Darcey ..
Directed by: Antonio Margheriti
Release date: 1964-12-30
4.

The Evil of Frankenstein

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Once hounded from his castle by outraged villagers for creating a monstrous living being, Baron Frankenstein returns to Karlstaad. High in the mountains they stumble on the body of the creature, perfectly preserved in the ice. He is brought back to life with the help of the hypnotist Zoltan who now controls the creature. Can Frankenstein break Zoltan's hypnotic spell that incites the monster to commit these horrific murders or will Zoltan induce the creature to destroy its creator?

Starring: Peter Cushing, Peter Woodthorpe, Duncan Lamont, Sandor El├Ęs, Katy Wild, David Hutcheson, James Maxwell, Howard Goorney, Kiwi Kingston, Caron Gardner ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1964-04-08
5.

The Earth Dies Screaming

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

A crack space pilot returns to earth to find the planet has been devastated by some unknown forces. There are a few survivors, so he organizes them in a plan to ward off control by a group of killer robots.

Starring: Willard Parker, Virginia Field, Dennis Price, Thorley Walters, Vanda Godsell, David Spenser, Anna Palk ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1964-10-14
6.

The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Those who have interfered with the Tomb of Ra-Antef are in terrible danger. Against expert advice, American showman and financial backer of the expedition, Alexander King, plans a world tour exhibiting this magnificent discovery from the ancient world but on the opening night the sarcophagus is void of its contents. The mummy has escaped to fulfill the dreadful prophesy and exact a violent and bloody revenge on all those who defiled his final resting place.

Starring: Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark, Jeanne Roland, George Pastell, Jack Gwillim, John Paul, Dickie Owen, Jill Mai Meredith, Michael Ripper ..
Directed by: Michael Carreras
Release date: 1964-10-18
Best Horror Movies of 1964 : The Strangler
7.

The Strangler

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

An overweight lab technician with low self esteem, brought on by his dominant mother, becomes a serial killer of female nurses.

Starring: Victor Buono, David McLean, Diane Sayer, Davey Davison, Baynes Barron, Ellen Corby, Russ Bender, Jeanne Bates, Mimi Dillard, Selette Cole ..
Directed by: Burt Topper
Release date: 1964-04-01
8.

Witchcraft

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

When her grave is disturbed by modern-day land developers, a 300-year-old witch is accidentally resurrected and terrorizes an English village.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Jack Hedley, Jill Dixon, David Weston, Diane Clare, Yvette Rees, Viola Keats, Marie Ney, Victor Brooks, Barry Linehan ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1964-03-01
9.

Pyro... The Thing Without a Face

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A married man has a brief affair, then goes back to his wife and children. His jilted mistress, believing that if he had no more family he'd come back to her, sets fire to his house, hoping to kill them. The man, unsuccessfully trying to rescue them, is horribly burned. After he undergoes an operation to reconstruct his face, he begins to plot his revenge against his former mistress.

Starring: Barry Sullivan, Martha Hyer, Sherry Moreland, Soledad Miranda, Fernando Hilbeck, Carlos Casaravilla, Marisenka, Luis Prendes ..
Directed by: Julio Coll
Release date: 1964-01-22
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10.

The Woman Who Wouldn't Die

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A rich woman who uses meditation to deal with pain is visited by her niece who returns from Paris. The woman can be a handful and one of her employees suggests to her husband that he kill her freeing them both. When an affair starts between the husband and the niece murder becomes a real possibility. However some people won't stay dead.

Starring: Gary Merrill, Jane Merrow, Georgina Cookson, Neil McCallum, Rachel Thomas, Jack Train, Frederick Piper ..
Directed by: Gordon Hessler
Release date: 1964-01-10

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