Best Horror Movies of 1965

1.

Repulsion

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian holiday with her married boyfriend, Carole withdraws into her apartment. She begins to experience frightful hallucinations, her fear gradually mutating into madness.

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux, Patrick Wymark, Renée Houston, Valerie Taylor, James Villiers, Helen Fraser, Monica Merlin ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 1965-06-01
2.

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire; a huge plant takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Donald Sutherland, Bernard Lee, Max Adrian, Ann Bell, Michael Gough, Jennifer Jayne, Roy Castle, Neil McCallum ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1965-02-23
3.

A Study in Terror

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

When Watson reads from the newspaper there have been two similar murders near Whitechapel in a few days, Sherlock Holmes' sharp deductive is immediately stimulated to start its merciless method of elimination after observation of every apparently meaningless detail. He guesses right the victims must be street whores, and doesn't need long to work his way trough a pawn shop, an aristocratic family's stately home, a hospital and of course the potential suspects and (even unknowing) witnesses who are the cast of the gradually unraveled story of the murderer and his motive.

Starring: John Neville, Barbara Windsor, Judi Dench, Barry Jones, Robert Morley, Edina Ronay, Donald Houston, John Fraser, Anthony Quayle, Adrienne Corri ..
Directed by: James Hill
Release date: 1965-10-01
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4.

The Tomb of Ligeia

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Verden Fell is shattered after the death of his lovely wife. But, after an unexpected encounter with Lady Rowena Trevanion, Fell soon finds himself married again. Nevertheless, his late wife's spirit seems to hang over the dilapidated abbey that Fell shares with his new bride. Lady Rowena senses that something is amiss and, when she investigates, makes a horrifying discovery -- learning that Fell's dead wife is closer than she ever imagined possible.

Starring: Vincent Price, Elizabeth Shepherd, John Westbrook, Derek Francis, Oliver Johnston, Richard Vernon ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1965-01-20
5.

I Saw What You Did

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Kit and her best friend, Libby, are two teenage girls bored while baby-sitting. To pass the time, they make prank phone calls, telling the person on the other end of the line, "I saw what you did, and I know who you are!" It's all in good fun, until they call a man who just murdered his wife and buried her in the woods. Convinced they actually do know his secret, he becomes determined to find out who they are and silence them forever.

Starring: Joan Crawford, John Ireland, Leif Erickson, Sara Lane, Andi Garrett, Sharyl Locke, Patricia Breslin, John Archer, John Crawford, Joyce Meadows ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1965-07-21
6.

Fanatic

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A young woman is terrorized by her fiance's demented mother who blames her for her son's death.

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Peter Vaughan, Donald Sutherland, Maurice Kaufmann, Yootha Joyce, Gwendolyn Watts, Robert Dorning, Philip Gilbert ..
Directed by: Silvio Narizzano
Release date: 1965-03-21
7.

The Skull

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

An occult investigator buys the 150 year old stolen skull of Marquis de Sade, which turns out to be possessed by evil spirits.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Patrick Wymark, Jill Bennett, Peter Woodthorpe, Nigel Green, April Olrich, George Coulouris, Maurice Good, Patrick Magee ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1965-06-09
8.

Die, Monster, Die!

3.1
5.6/10 IMDB

A young man visits his fiancé's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in his greenhouse to giants. When his own wife falls victim to this mysterious power, the old man takes it upon himself to destroy the glowing object with disastrous results.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Nick Adams, Freda Jackson, Suzan Farmer, Terence de Marney, Patrick Magee, Paul Farrell, Leslie Dwyer, Sydney Bromley, Billy Milton ..
Directed by: Daniel Haller
Release date: 1965-10-26
9.

Nightmare Castle

2.9
5.7/10 IMDB

A sadistic count tortures and murders his unfaithful wife and her lover, then removes their hearts from their bodies. Years later, the count remarries and the new wife experiences nightmares and hauntings. The ghosts of the slain return to exact their bloody revenge, until their hearts are destroyed.

Starring: Barbara Steele, Paul Müller, Helga Liné, Marino Masé, Giuseppe Addobbati, Rik Battaglia, Marino Masé ..
Directed by: Mario Caiano
Release date: 1965-08-20
10.

Curse of the Fly

2.9
5.3/10 IMDB

Remember that scientist that was trying to perfect a matter transportation machine but got fused with a fly when one of the little critters got into the transporter with him? Well, this story is about three of his descendents (a son, Henri Delambre, played by Brian Donlevy and two grandsons). Seems the son wants to continue and perfect the machine while his two sons want to get out of the scientist business and live "normal" lives. The oldest son, Martin, decides to take a wife (who just happens to have escaped from a mental hospital after her parents died). Martin's father is not happy with this intrusion but finally gives in because he understands him son's needs. They all try to be a happy family until humans used in botched experiments are discovered by the new bride and the police nearly discover the lab while looking for Martin's wife. Everyone tries to get out of there via the transporter but things just don't go according to plan ...

Starring: Brian Donlevy, George Baker, Carole Gray, Yvette Rees, Burt Kwouk, Mary Manson, Michael Graham, Rachel Kempson, Jeremy Wilkin, Warren Stanhope ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1965-05-01

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