Best Horror Movies of 1968

1.

Rosemary's Baby

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn’t safe around their strange neighbors.

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 'Chilly Billy' Cardille ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1968-10-01
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3.

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: 1968-01-01
4.

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
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5.

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
6.

Targets

3.8
7.4/10 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
7.

Twisted Nerve

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Hywel Bennett stars as Martin Durnley, a rich but damaged Oxford University drop-out with a hatred of his banker stepfather, played by Frank Finlay. His mum babies the boy, a consequence of Martin's elder brother, a Down Syndrome sufferer (or 'Mongoloid' - or even 'mentally backward' as they say here), being in full-time care, and the doctors having warned Martin's parents not to have any more children - just to be on the safe side. Too late: troubled mummy's boy Martin, with his cuddly toys and penchant for smashing his own reflection, appears to have proved the doctors misgivings.

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
8.

The Devil Rides Out

3.6
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. Known as "The Devil's Bride" in the United States.

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
9.

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave

3.5
6.6/10 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
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: 1968-07-18

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