Best Horror Movies of 1965
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.
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
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.
Ten Little Indians
Ten strangers are invited as weekend guests to a remote mountain mansion. When the host doesn't show up, the guests start dying, one by one, in uniquely macabre Agatha Christie-style. It is based on Christie's best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever, and one of the most-printed books of all time.
A Study in Terror
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.
A young woman is terrorized by her fiance's demented mother who blames her for her son's death.
I Saw What You Did
Teenage friends Kit and Libby make prank phone calls for fun but then find themselves involved in a brutal double murder committed by one of their targets.
The Face of Fu Manchu
Grisly strangulations in London alert Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard to the possibility that fiendish Fu Manchu may not after all be dead, even though Smith witnessed his execution. A killer spray made from Tibetan berries seems to be involved and clues keep leading back to the Thames.
The Satan Bug
A US government germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the germs has been released and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named The Satan Bug because all life can be killed off by it should it escape, may have been stolen.
An occult investigator buys the 150-year-old skull of the Marquis de Sade, which turns out to be possessed by evil spirits.
Two on a Guillotine
The daughter of a dead magician who accidentally killed his wife, her mother, while performing a guillotine trick must spend the night in his house in order to collect her inheritance. Is the house haunted or is it all magic?
Thirteen to Centaurus
Interstellar travel at sub-light speeds: the enormous distances, isolation from human culture and the aching loneliness of space are enough to drive the strongest personality insane. Better to block all memories of human contact and to program the 12-strong crew to accept only the reality they can see and touch within their spacecraft. But a child born on "the Station" becomes insistent on learning the truth about 'Outside'.
Terror-Creatures from the Grave
An attorney arrives at a castle to settle the estate of its recently deceased owner. The owner's wife and daughter reveal that he was someone who was able to summon the souls of ancient plague victims and, in fact, his spirit was roaming the castle at that very moment. Soon occupants of the castle begin to die off in gruesome, violent ways.
Die, Monster, Die!
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.
Curse of the Fly
The son of the inventor of a matter-transporter, which turned him into a monster when he tried to transport himself along with a tiny housefly, continues to pursue his father's experiment, while his own two sons attempt to extricate him, themselves and the family name from further disaster and scandal.
Master of Horror
An anthology horror film based off two stories by Edgar Allan Poe.
War-Gods of the Deep
A chance discovery leads American mining engineer Ben Harris and acquaintance Harold to discover a lost city under the sea while searching for their kidnapped friend Jill. Held captive in the underwater city by the tyrannical Captain (Vincent Price), and his crew of former smugglers, the three plot to escape...
Dog Star Man
Experimental film following a cycle of seasons as well as the stretch of a single day as a man and his dog slowly ascend a mountain.
Color Me Blood Red
Gore specialist H.G. Lewis' gruesome tale of an artist who becomes a success after using human blood in his paintings.
Police call in occult expert to help solve series of murders.
The Night Caller
The inhabitants of Ganymede need to find mates from another world or they will become extinct. They soon discover a suitable breeding stock amongst the females of planet Earth.
Day of the Nightmare
A young wife's marriage begins to crumble after she's attacked by a knife-wielding woman whom the police believed was already dead.
Devils of Darkness
A secret vampire cult, which has its headquarters beneath the town cemetery, searches for victims for its human sacrifice rituals.
The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds
Johnson, an agent for the Liquor Control Department, comes across the remote Cuckoo Bird Inn after escaping from a band of cut-throat moonshiners and a mysterious killer. He realizes there that he must discover the identity of the killer before the inn's demented occupants turn him into another display in the grotesque Chapel of the Dead.
Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster
When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr. Nadir to travel to earth and kidnap women for new breeding stock. Landing in Puerto Rico, they shoot down a NASA space capsule manned by an android. With his electronic brain damaged, the android terrorizes the island while the Martians raid beaches and pool parties
Portrait in Terror
A plan to steal a valuable work of art leads to murder.
Psycho a Go-Go
Jewel thieves quickly dispose of the loot when the alarm is raised, then track down the family upon whose truck they threw them, meanly interrogating them in the hope of getting them back.
A mad killer is loose in Venice's catacombs. He attacks the beautiful women, releasing them into the underworld, kill them and then stop them and add them to his "collection".
Space Probe Taurus
In the year 2000 the spaceship Hope One sets off to find new galaxies for colonization. However, an encounter with an alien being and a swarm of meteorites sends the ship streaking off course into a sea of monsters on an uncharted world. Written by Jeremy Lunt
House of the Black Death
Two brothers, both of whom are warlocks, use their powers and covens of witches to battle over the family fortune.
Orgy of the Dead
Bob and Shirley go in search of a cemetery in order to inspire Bob for writing his next horror story. After they crash the car, they wander into the graveyard and encounter the dancing dead, a full moon spectacle overseen by the Ruler of the Dark. Before long the couple is spotted and taken prisoner. Tied to stakes and forced to watch the dancing, they await their fate.
The Wizard of Mars
In 1974, four astronauts, silver shoe-clad Dorothy, overweight Doc, goofy Charlie, and wooden Steve, crash land on Mars when taking readings, with only four days of supplies. They must try to survive on the surface, which is barren except for some canals with huge maggots with fins. After embarking through a golden igneous cavern, braving a storm and finding an unmanned Earth vessel, they discover a golden road which leads them to the unchanging ruins of what was once a beautiful Martian city. The Martians are modeled on the Flatheads of Oz, and their collective consciousness, the "Wizard," forbids them to leave until they perform a very small task...
Monsters Crash the Pajama Party
A group of teenage girls spends the night in an old dark mansion as an initiation into a college sorority. What they don't know is that the building is actually the headquarters for a mad scientist and his hunchbacked assistant, who are experimenting with turning humans into gorillas.
The Beast That Killed Women
Panic and fear strike the hearts of the terrorised sun-kissed nudist girls of a once peaceful nudist resort in sun-bleached Miami, when a mysterious, yet menacing intruder manages to find his way in the camp.
Face of the Screaming Werewolf
Experimenting in hypnotic regression to past lives, Dr. Edmund Redding of the Cowan Institute in Pasadena has discovered that Ann Taylor is a reincarnated Aztec woman. Via her recovered memories, she is able to lead Redding and his associates to a hidden chamber in the Great Pyramid of Yucatan, where they hope to find the lost treasure of the Aztecs. Instead, they find two mummified bodies - one of a modern man, quite dead, and the other of an ancient Aztec, quite alive. They are able to return safely to Pasadena with both finds, but a rival professor, Janney, kills Redding and steals the body of the modern man-mummy. This he subjects to a resurrection experiment, which works - only the mummy proves to be a werewolf. Two supernatural menaces roam the city that night. This film is composed of footage from two unrelated Mexican horror movies, LA CASA DEL TERROR and LA MOMIA AZTECA, plus new footage shot in the U.S. by Jerry Warren.
The Beach Girls and the Monster
A young girl is killed at the beach in Malibu. Professor Otto Lindsay suspects that it is some form of mutated fish. However, his son Richard, who was a good friend of the girl, thinks that it is a madman who has a grudge against Richard and his friends. Soon the list of victims grows.
Monster a Go-Go
American astronaut Frank Douglas mysteriously disappears from his spacecraft as it parachutes to Earth. He is apparently replaced by or turned into a large, radioactive, humanoid monster. A team of scientists and military men attempt to capture the monster.
Fortress of the Dead
A former army private goes to an island off the coast of the Philippines which he believes to be haunted by the ghosts of fallen American soldiers.
Creature of the Walking Dead
Brought back to life by his grandson, a diabolical scientist with an unquenchable thirst for blood goes on a rampage. A revision of the Mexican horror film LA MARCA DEL MUERTE, considerably edited and with 20 minutes of new American-made footage.
The Beast from the Beginning of Time
After being dug up by two archaeologists, the preserved body of a prehistoric man returns to life and wreaks havoc.
Follow That Skirt
A rather twisted serial killer short film (26 minutes) from 1964 that managed to only play in one theatre in San Francisco. (According to Dave Friedman) The film follows a man who hates women. Why does he hate women? Because he wants to be one, that's why. There is no spoken dialogue in the film, which isn't needed because we just watch as the man follows one girl after the next. As they undress and take things easy, until the madman pounces, stabs, and strangles the women. After killing one of his victims, he makes his way to her closet and dresses in full drag and is ready to hit the town as a new woman, that is until the police show up. There isn't much to the movie but it's actually quite well done given the time it was made and doesn't shy on the nudity or the blood. (filmbizarro.com)
Curse of the Voodoo
In Africa, a professional hunter kills a male lion which is sacred to a local tribe which also practices voodoo; and when he returns to England, he finds himself deteriorating under the influence of a curse which they have placed on him for his sacrilege.
Curse of the Stone Hand
A house by the sea has stood vacant for many years, after misfortune befell several owners, which an artist painting the house explains to a passergy. A cross-editing of principal material from two Chilean films, LA CASA ESTA VACIA and LA DAMA DE LA MUERTE, with the addition of new American-made footage, to create a single story.
The Legend of Blood Mountain
A small-town newspaperman begins to suspect that a wave of murders committed in the area may not be the work of a serial killer but a monster. Edited into The Legend of McCullough’s Mountain.
The Devil's Mistress
A bewitching and beautiful Indian half-caste, Liah, takes her revenge on four ruthless cowboy desperadoes who have gunned down her husband for the sheer joy of killing. Using her enigmatic charm in a way that is fatal to the outlaws, the haunting young woman's vengeance is melted out in a strange, occult manner.
Fun in Balloon Land
Sonny falls asleep while his mom reads him a bedtime story and wakes up in Balloon Land, a magical world filled with giant balloon people and animals.
The Soul Snatcher
The Soul Snatcher short film
Hurry Hurry Faster Faster
Before the Blerta bus and Goodbye Pork Pie's yellow mini hit the road, some friends with more energy than cash dressed up as mad doctors and criminals, and began making films. This freeform short about running late is an early product of varied schemers who were key in the Kiwi film renaissance. Geoff Murphy plays the man in a hurry, and Bruno Lawrence is Dr Brunowski. Warning: final credits not to be trusted.
Ten people gather in an old mansion to find out who will inherit the money ($10 million) left by a recently deceased tycoon.