Best Horror Movies of 1968

1.

Rosemary's Baby

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

A young couple, Rosemary and Guy, moves into an infamous New York apartment building, known by frightening legends and mysterious events, with the purpose of starting a family.

Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Charles Grodin, Patsy Kelly, Victoria Vetri, Elisha Cook Jr. ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 1968-06-12
2.

Night of the Living Dead

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.

Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley, Kyra Schon, Charles Craig, S. William Hinzman, Bill Cardille ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1968-10-04
3.

Targets

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

Peter Bogdanovich’s startling debut feature is both a brilliantly constructed thriller and a disturbingly prescient look at the rise of mass shootings in America. In his last serious dramatic role, Boris Karloff plays a version of himself: a washed-up horror actor whose fate intersects with a psychotic sniper (Tim O’Kelly) on a killing spree.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Tim O'Kelly, Arthur Peterson, Monte Landis, Nancy Hsueh, Peter Bogdanovich, Daniel Ades, Stafford Morgan, James Brown, Mary Jackson ..
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 1968-05-15
4.

The Devil Rides Out

4.2
7.0/10 IMDB

The powers of good are pitted against the forces of evil as the Duc de Richelieu wrestles with the charming but deadly Satanist, Mocata, for the soul of his friend. Mocata has the knowledge and the power to summon the forces of darkness and, as the Duc de Richelieu and his friends remain within the protected pentacle, they are subjected to ever-increasing horror until thundering hooves herald the arrival of the Angel of Death.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Niké Arrighi, Leon Greene, Patrick Mower, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Sarah Lawson, Paul Eddington, Rosalyn Landor, Russell Waters ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1968-07-20
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : The Alphabet
5.

The Alphabet

4.2
6.8/10 IMDB

A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter.

Starring: Peggy Lynch ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1968-02-13
6.

Witchfinder General

4.1
6.8/10 IMDB

England, 1645. The cruel civil war between Royalists and Parliamentarians that is ravaging the country causes an era of chaos and legal arbitrariness that allows unscrupulous men to profit by exploiting the absurd superstitions of the peasants; like Matthew Hopkins, a monster disguised as a man who wanders from town to town offering his services as a witch hunter.

Starring: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Dwyer, Nicky Henson, Tony Selby, Bernard Kay, Godfrey James, Michael Beint, John Trenaman ..
Directed by: Michael Reeves
Release date: 1968-05-17
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : Whistle and I'll Come to You
7.

Whistle and I'll Come to You

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A university professor, confident that everything which occurs in life has a rational explanation, finds his beliefs severely challenged when, during a vacation to a remote coastal village in Norfolk, he blows through an ancient whistle discovered on a beach, awakening horrors beyond human understanding.

Starring: Michael Hordern, Ambrose Coghill, George Woodbridge, Nora Gordon, Freda Dowie ..
Directed by: Jonathan Miller
Release date: 1968-05-07
8.

Corruption

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

A surgeon discovers that he can restore the beauty to his girlfriend's scarred face by murdering other women and extracting fluids from their pituitary gland. However, the effects only last for a short time, so he has to kill more and more women. It is ultimately a killing spree which ends with considerable death and disaster.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Sue Lloyd, Noel Trevarthen, Kate O'Mara, David Lodge, Tony Booth, Wendy Varnals, Billy Murray, Vanessa Howard, Phillip Manikum ..
Directed by: Robert Hartford-Davis
Release date: 1968-07-19
9.

Curse of the Crimson Altar

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming - and his niece more demonstrably so - Manning detects a feeling of menace in the air with the legend of Lavinia Morley, Black Witch of Greymarsh, hanging over everything.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Barbara Steele, Michael Gough, Mark Eden, Virginia Wetherell, Rosemarie Reede, Michael Warren, Denys Peck, Derek Tansley ..
Directed by: Vernon Sewell
Release date: 1968-12-01
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : A Hyena in the Bank Vault
10.

A Hyena in the Bank Vault

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Four notorious bank robbers - Klaus from Germany, Albert from France, Juan from Spain and Carina from Tangiers meet up in an isolated Castle to divide a large number of diamonds hidden there by their former, deceased boss Boris whose Italian wife Anna is hosting the party. Unfortunately, the stones are kept in a massive safe and only all of the five keys distributed by Boris among his fellow collaborators, can open it. Albert, the French guy, upsets the bunch not only by not producing his key but also by bringing his attractive Girlfriend Jeanine along. Soon, greed, betrayal and mistrust are setting the criminal weekend party on fire...

Starring: Dimitri Nabokov, Maria Luisa Geisberger, Ben Salvador, Alex Morrison, Karina Kar, Cristina Gaïoni ..
Directed by: Cesare Canevari
Release date: 1968-07-26

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