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

6.3
7.8/10 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.

Witchfinder General

4.7
6.7/10 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
4.

Targets

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

The fate of a washed-up horror actor intersects with a psychotic sniper 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: 1968-08-15
5.

The Boston Strangler

4.3
7.1/10 IMDB

Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from the point of view of the investigators who have very few clues to build a case upon.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Hurd Hatfield, Murray Hamilton, Jeff Corey, Sally Kellerman, William Marshall, George Voskovec ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1968-10-08
6.

The Devil Rides Out

4.2
6.9/10 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
7.

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave

4.1
6.5/10 IMDB

In the shadow of Castle Dracula, the Prince of Darkness is revived by blood trickling from the head-wound of an unconscious priest attempting exorcism. And once more fear and terror strikes Transylvania as the undead Prince of Darkness stalks the village of Keineneburg to ensnare victims and satisfy his evil thirst.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Veronica Carlson, Barry Andrews, Barbara Ewing, Ewan Hooper, Marion Mathie, Michael Ripper, John D. Collins, George A. Cooper ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1968-11-07
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : Whistle and I'll Come to You
8.

Whistle and I'll Come to You

3.8
7.4/10 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
9.

Twisted Nerve

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Martin Durnley (Hywel Bennett) is a troubled young man. With a mother who insists on treating him like a child, a stepfather who can't wait to see the back of him, and a brother with Down's Syndrome shut away in an institution, is it any wonder he retreats into an alternate personality - that of six-year-old Georgie? It is Georgie who befriends Susan Harper (Hayley Mills), but friendship soon turns into obsession. When Susan begins to distance herself, something inside Georgie snaps and he embarks on a killing spree, with Susan as the next target.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Barry Foster, Phyllis Calvert, Salmaan Peerzada, Christian Roberts, Gretchen Franklin, Thorley Walters ..
Directed by: Roy Boulting
Release date: 1968-12-20
10.

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
11.

Curse of the Crimson Altar

2.9
5.5/10 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
12.

A Hyena in the Bank Vault

2.8
6.3/10 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
13.

The Blood Beast Terror

2.8
5.1/10 IMDB

A Scotland Yard Detective must investigate a series of murders perpetrated by a giant blood-sucking moth that can take human form.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Robert Flemyng, Wanda Ventham, Glynn Edwards, Kevin Stoney, Vanessa Howard, David Griffin, Roy Hudd, William Wilde, Simon Cain ..
Directed by: Vernon Sewell
Release date: 1968-02-01
14.

Early Experiments

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A 16mm film experiment conducted in 1967 and 1968 in Philadelphia which feature small parts of the Alphabet and the Grandmother.

Starring: David Lynch ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1968-01-01
15.

The Green Slime

2.6
4.8/10 IMDB

A giant asteroid is heading toward Earth so some astronauts disembark from a nearby space station to blow it up. The mission is successful, and they return to the station unknowingly bringing back a gooey green substance that mutates into one-eyed tentacled monsters that feed off electricity. Soon the station is crawling with them, and people are being zapped left and right!

Starring: Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel, Bud Widom, Ted Gunther, David Yorston, Robert Dunham, Gary Randolf, Jack Morrisey, Eugene Vince ..
Directed by: Kinji Fukasaku, Katsuhiko Taguchi
Release date: 1968-12-19
16.

Deadly Inheritance

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

There are a number of inheritors to a fortune who are getting killed by a mysterious somebody whom we do not see. Each death is novel, but not terribly graphic. Who did it?

Starring: Tom Drake, Femi Benussi, Virgilio Gazzolo, Ivo Garrani, Ernesto Colli, Valeria Ciangottini, Isarco Ravaioli, Giovanna Lenzi, Andrea Fantasia, Alessandra Maravia ..
Directed by: Vittorio Sindoni
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : Playgirl Killer
17.

Playgirl Killer

2.4
4.5/10 IMDB

A rich, lonely woman hires a drifter as a live-in handyman. The drifter turns out to be a psycho artist who has beautiful women model for him, then kills the

Starring: William Kerwin, Jean Christopher, André Champagne, Neil Sedaka, Mary Lou Collier, Linda Christopher ..
Directed by: Erick Santamaria
Release date: 1968-07-26
18.

The Blood of Fu Manchu

2.4
4.4/10 IMDB

Fu Manchu inoculates ten women with poison, to kill ten world leaders.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Richard Greene, Howard Marion-Crawford, Götz George, Maria Rohm, Ricardo Palacios, Loni von Friedl, Frances Khan, Tsai Chin ..
Directed by: Jesús Franco
Release date: 1968-08-23
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : The Hand of Night
19.

The Hand of Night

2.3
4.6/10 IMDB

A tourist travelling through Morocco discovers an ancient curse and must choose between light and dark.

Starring: William Sylvester, Diane Clare, Aliza Gur, Edward Underdown, Terence de Marney, Sylvia Marriott, William Dexter, Avril Sadler, Angela Lovell ..
Directed by: Frederic Goode
Release date: 1968-08-11
20.

Hammerhead

2.3
5.1/10 IMDB

An American agent has tracked down the stronghold of an evil criminal mastermind, determined to take over the world (what, another one ?).

Starring: Vince Edwards, Judy Geeson, Peter Vaughan, Diana Dors, Michael Bates, Beverly Adams, Patrick Cargill, Patrick Holt, William Mervyn, Douglas Wilmer ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1968-09-11
21.

The Exotic Ones

2.3
6.0/10 IMDB

A trio of hunters in the Louisiana bayous capture a monster called the Swamp Thing. They take it to New Orleans where (naturally) they display it in a strip joint. When the monster's favorite stripper gets into a fight with another stripper, he breaks loose and starts killing.

Starring: Georgette Dante, Sleepy LaBeef, Kathy Clifton, Lynn Fontane, Edward B. Moates, Donna Raye, Gordon Terry, Tim Ormond, Jimmy Mulcay, Mildred Mulcay ..
Directed by: Ron Ormond
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : The Curse of Her Flesh
22.

The Curse of Her Flesh

2.2
5.1/10 IMDB

A weapons dealer who murdered his unfaithful stripper wife goes on a killing spree, bumping off exotic dancers and hookers while plotting revenge on his wife's lover.

Starring: Eve Bork, Michael Findlay, Ron Skideri, Linda Boyce, Sally Farb, John Amero, Jane Bond, Vivian Del Rio, Roberta Findlay, Cindy Freemont ..
Directed by: Michael Findlay
Release date: 1968-12-19
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : A Thousand Pleasures
23.

A Thousand Pleasures

2.2
5.1/10 IMDB

Henpecked misogynist Richard Davis murders his shrewish wife and goes out to dispose of her corpse. However, things go awry for Richard after he's abducted by a pair of insane lesbians who take him to their house where they keep a grown woman called Baby in a crib.

Starring: Janet Banzet, Uta Erickson, Michael Findlay, Linda Boyce, Kim Lewid, Donna Stone, John Amero, Roberta Findlay ..
Directed by: Michael Findlay
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : Brides of Blood
24.

Brides of Blood

2.2
5.0/10 IMDB

Americans investigating the results of nuclear radiation discover a man-eating monster on a remote island.

Starring: John Ashley, Kent Taylor, Mario Montenegro, Beverly Powers, Eva Darren, Oscar Keesee, Bruno Punzalan, Andres Centenera ..
Directed by: Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero
Release date: 1968-05-29
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : The Chinese Room
25.

The Chinese Room

2.1
4.9/10 IMDB

An unorthodox doctor makes a house call to the Acapulco abode of a mushroom addict.

Starring: Guillermo Murray, Elizabeth Campbell, Carlos Rivas, Regina Torné, Germán Robles, Gloria Leticia Ortiz, Carlos East, Ivan J. Rado ..
Directed by: Albert Zugsmith
Release date: 1968-08-29
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : The Hooked Generation
26.

The Hooked Generation

2.1
4.9/10 IMDB

"What are you going to do now, loser?" With these words, the heroic cop confronts the villainous Daisy, a drug- runner who has killed Cubans, Coast Guards and police officers in his efforts to transport "grass and junk" into Florida. Daisy works with Acid, a useless junkie that kills and rapes an Indian woman, accidentally brings the police down on the group multiple times and spends half the movie shooting up, and Dum Dum, a violent pot-smoking Hispanic whose name derives from the bullets in his gun.

Starring: Jeremy Slate, Steve Alaimo, John Davis Chandler, Willie Pastrano, Cece Stone, Socrates Ballis, William Kerwin ..
Directed by: William Grefe
Release date: 1968-11-12
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : Seeds
27.

Seeds

2.1
5.0/10 IMDB

An angry, alcoholic matriarch tyrannizes her spoiled, grown-up children during an unwanted family get-together, where someone begins killing them one by one.

Starring: Maggie Rogers, Candy Hammond, Anthony Moscini, Lucy Silvay, Neil Flanagan, Gene Connolly, David Hazard, Jonathan East, Patricia Dillon, Paul Eden ..
Directed by: Andy Milligan
Release date: 1968-01-01
28.

The Satanist

2.1
4.5/10 IMDB

A young couple's marriage becomes threatened when an attractive female occultist enters their lives, enticing them into a strange world of drugs, sex, and satanic rites.

Starring: Pat Barrington, Mary Bauer ..
Directed by: Zoltan G. Spencer
Release date: 1968-06-20
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : The Kiss of Her Flesh
29.

The Kiss of Her Flesh

1.9
5.1/10 IMDB

A weapons expert who murdered his unfaithful stripper wife and her lover goes on a killing spree, bumping off exotic dancers and hookers, while plotting the demise of his wife's swinging bisexual sister and her kinky boyfriend.

Starring: Uta Erickson, Janet Banzet, Michael Findlay, Donna Stone, Rita Vance, Suzzan Landau, Earl Hindman, Roberta Findlay ..
Directed by: Michael Findlay
Release date: 1968-12-31
30.

Confessions of a Psycho Cat

1.9
5.5/10 IMDB

A deranged, wealthy woman offers $100,000 to three men if they can stay alive for 24 hours in Manhattan, and then hunts them down.

Starring: Eileen Lord, Ed Garrabrandt, Frank Geraci, Jake LaMotta, Dick Lord, Arlenne Lorrance, Rita Bennett ..
Directed by: Herb Stanley
Release date: 1968-02-01
31.

The Astro-Zombies

1.9
3.1/10 IMDB

For devilishly mad "astro-scientist" Dr. DeMarco (John Carradine), a typical day involves run-ins with reanimated corpses, bloodthirsty solar-powered killer robot zombies, Chinese communist spies and vicious Mexican secret agents. But when a bloody trail of young female murder victims leads an intrepid CIA agent to his door, things get really interesting. Ted V. Mikels directs this unique B horror-thriller.

Starring: Wendell Corey, John Carradine, Tom Pace, Joan Patrick, Tura Satana, Rafael Campos, Victor Izay, William Bagdad, Vincent Barbi, Egon Sirany ..
Directed by: Ted V. Mikels
Release date: 1968-05-19
32.

Lila

1.8
4.8/10 IMDB

A topless dancer attracts, seduces, then murders the men she sleeps with. She does it with a twist, however; she kills them with garden tools.

Starring: Susan Stewart, Steve Vincent, James Brand, Vic Lance, Pat Barrington, Janu Wine, Stuart Lancaster ..
Directed by: William Rotsler
Release date: 1968-06-19
33.

The Ghastly Ones

1.8
3.7/10 IMDB

Three sisters must spend three nights on an eerie island to inherit their father's fortune. A deformed man leads them to the estate where horrors await.

Starring: Veronica Radburn, Maggie Rogers, Hal Borske, Anne Linden, Fib LaBlaque, Carol Vogel, Richard Romanus, Eileen Hayes, Don Williams, Neil Flanagan ..
Directed by: Andy Milligan
Release date: 1968-09-06
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : Fear Chamber
34.

Fear Chamber

1.8
3.4/10 IMDB

The frightening Boris Karloff 60s thriller with Karloff as a demented doctor using torture for scientific experiments.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Julissa, Carlos East, Isela Vega, Yerye Beirute, Sandra Chávez, Eva Muller, Santanón, Pamela Parmeli, Alfredo Rosas ..
Directed by: Jack Hill, Juan Ibáñez
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : The Bushwhacker
35.

The Bushwhacker

1.7
4.0/10 IMDB

A crazy mountain-man shoots down a small passenger plane. He then proceeds to stalk, torture and kill the survivors.

Starring: Merci Montello, Barbara Kline, Harvey Shain, Dan Martin ..
Directed by: Byron Mabe
Release date: 1968-11-01
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : Ghosts of Hanley House
36.

Ghosts of Hanley House

1.7
3.8/10 IMDB

Five people are spending the night in a haunted house. Things get dicey when some of them start turning up decapitated.

Starring: Elsie Baker, Barbara Chase, Roberta Reeves, Wilkie de Martel, Cliff Scott, Leonard Shoemaker ..
Directed by: Louise Sherrill
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : The Beast from the Egg
37.

The Beast from the Egg

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Early (very early) monster movie from the Chiodo Bros. Features stop-motion animation monster.

Starring: Stephen Chiodo, Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo, Diane Chiodo ..
Directed by: Stephen Chiodo
Release date: 1968-01-01
38.

Behind Locked Doors

1.3
4.4/10 IMDB

Terry and Ann are two "swingers" who spend the night in a spooky old house, where they're subjected to bizarre sexual experiments by Mr Bradley and his deranged sister.

Starring: Joyce Danner, Daniel Garth, Eve Reeves, Ivan Agar, Irene Lawrence, Allan Michaels, Michael Lawrence, Andrea Beatrice, Madeleine Le Roux, Christina Piroska ..
Directed by: Charles Romine
Release date: 1968-12-11
39.

The Psychic

1.2
4.8/10 IMDB

An ad executive uses psychic powers to manipulate women and competitors.

Starring: Dick Gjonola, Robyn Guest, Bobbi Spencer, Larry Wellington, Arlene Banas, Elaine Blake ..
Directed by: James F. Hurley
Release date: 1968-10-29
40.

Curse of the Swamp Creature

1.0
2.5/10 IMDB

A mad scientist is conducting experiments with evolution on the locals deep in the rural swamps of Texas.

Starring: John Agar, Francine York, Jeff Alexander, Shirley McLine, Cal Duggan, Charles McLine, Bill McGhee, Bill Thurman, Tony Huston, Ted Mitchell ..
Directed by: Larry Buchanan
Release date: 1968-02-01
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages
41.

Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A 1968 collaboration between jazz musician Daniel Humair and beat author William S. Burroughs that recuts and reinterprets the 1922 silent film "Haxan" with a Burroughs' dark and wryly comic tone. Essentially the first "remix" film.

Starring: William S. Burroughs, Maren Pedersen ..
Directed by: Benjamin Christensen
Release date: 1968-01-03
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : Requiem
42.

Requiem

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A boy talks to a man in a snowy cemetery before a mysterious woman leads the young man away and into bed.

Starring: Phillip Aiston, Linda Kellog, Patrick Clark, Martin Merchant, Kevin Weber ..
Directed by: Roger Watkins
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1968 : Caçada ao Vermelho
43.

Caçada ao Vermelho

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Expect anything, suspect everyone!

Directed by: Stanislas Cordova
Release date: 1968-09-13

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