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.

The Last Man on Earth

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.

Starring: Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho, Christi Courtland, Antonio Corevi, Ettore Ribotta, Carolyn De Fonseca, Giuseppe Mattei ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow, Ubaldo Ragona
Release date: 1964-03-08
3.

The Masque of the Red Death

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Satan-worshiper Prince Prospero invites the local nobility to his castle for protection against an oncoming plague, the Red Death. He orders his guests to attend a masked ball and, amidst an atmosphere of debauchery and depravity, notices the entry of a hooded stranger dressed all in red. Believing the figure to be his master, Satan, Prospero is horrified at the revelation of his true identity.

Starring: Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher, David Weston, Nigel Green, Patrick Magee, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Julian Burton, Skip Martin, Verina Greenlaw ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1964-06-24
4.

Nightmare

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled because of her persistent nightmares, Janet is sent home where the nightmares continue.

Starring: David Knight, Moira Redmond, Jennie Linden, Brenda Bruce, George A. Cooper, Irene Richmond, Timothy Bateson, Elizabeth Dear, Clytie Jessop, John Welsh ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1964-02-28
5.

Strait-Jacket

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

After a 20 year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behaviour.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson, Howard St. John, John Anthony Hayes, Rochelle Hudson, George Kennedy, Edith Atwater, Mitchell Cox, Lee Majors ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1964-01-19
6.

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
7.

The Comedy of Terrors

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

An undertaker who hasn't had any 'customers' in a long time is forced to pay one year's back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people, which brings absurd results.

Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Joyce Jameson, Joe E. Brown, Beverly Powers, Basil Rathbone, Orangey ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1964-01-22
8.

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, George Ardisson, Halina Zalewska, Umberto Raho, Laura Nucci, Giuliano Raffaelli, Nello Pazzafini, Jeffrey Darcey ..
Directed by: Antonio Margheriti
Release date: 1964-12-30
9.

The Night Walker

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor, Judi Meredith, Rochelle Hudson, Hayden Rorke, Marjorie Bennett, Lloyd Bochner, Jess Barker, Tetsu Komai ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1964-12-01
10.

The Gorgon

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

In the early 20th century a village experienced a series of inexplicable murders. All the victims were young men who had been turned to stone. The perpetrator of these deaths was a being so repulsive that she transformed the onlooker using the power of her deadly stare. Much of the time the creature took the form of a beautiful and seductive woman, but during periods of the full moon she becomes a living horror, vicious and deadly. A professor has come to investigate the deaths, bringing with him his beautiful assistant whose knowledge of the Gorgon is more intimate than anyone would ever realise.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Barbara Shelley, Michael Goodliffe, Patrick Troughton, Joseph O'Conor, Prudence Hyman, Toni Gilpin, Jack Watson, Alister Williamson ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1964-10-18

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