Best Horror Movies of 1969


Bambi Meets Godzilla

6.9/10 IMDB

Bambi is nibbling the grass, unaware of the upcoming encounter with Godzilla. Who will win when they finally meet?

Directed by: Marv Newland
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : The Alphabet

The Alphabet

6.7/10 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: 1969-02-13

Night Gallery

7.4/10 IMDB

This anthology telefilm aired on NBC on November 8, 1969, and tells three strange tales: "The Cemetery," directed by Boris Sagal; "Eyes," directed by Steven Spielberg; and "The Escape Route," directed by Barry Shear. This film also served as a backdoor pilot for the TV series of the same name, which premiered on December 16, 1970.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Ossie Davis, Richard Kiley, Roddy McDowall, Barry Sullivan, Tom Bosley, George Macready, Sam Jaffe, Norma Crane, Barry Atwater ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg, Barry Shear, Boris Sagal
Release date: 1969-11-08

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

6.7/10 IMDB

Blackmailing a young couple to assist with his horrific experiments the Baron, desperate for vital medical data, abducts a man from an insane asylum. On route the abductee dies and the Baron and his assistant transplant his brain into a corpse. The creature is tormented by a trapped soul in an alien shell and, after a visit to his wife who violently rejects his monstrous form, the creature wreaks his revenge on the perpetrator of his misery: Baron Frankenstein.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones, Simon Ward, Thorley Walters, Maxine Audley, George Pravda, Caron Gardner, Geoffrey Bayldon, Colette O'Neil ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1969-05-22

What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?

6.8/10 IMDB

An aging widow hides a deadly secret which she will do anything to keep buried.

Starring: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller, Mildred Dunnock, Joan Hungtington, Peter Brandon, Michael Barbera, Peter Bonerz, Richard Angarola ..
Directed by: Lee H. Katzin
Release date: 1969-08-20
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : Invocation of My Demon Brother

Invocation of My Demon Brother

6.5/10 IMDB

The shadowing forth of Our Lord Lucifer, as the Power of Darkness gather at a midnight mass. The dance of the Magus widdershins around the Swirling Spiral Force, the solar swastika, until the Bringer of Light—Lucifer—breaks through.

Starring: Kenneth Anger, Bobby Beausoleil, Bill Beutel, Mick Jagger, Lenore Kandel, Anton LaVey, Anita Pallenberg, Keith Richards, Kenneth Anger, Bobby Beausoleil ..
Directed by: Kenneth Anger
Release date: 1969-10-10

The Oblong Box

6.0/10 IMDB

Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.

Starring: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Uta Levka, Sally Geeson, Alister Williamson, Peter Arne, Hilary Dwyer, Maxwell Shaw, Carl Rigg ..
Directed by: Gordon Hessler
Release date: 1969-06-11

Eye of the Cat

6.1/10 IMDB

A man and his girlfriend plan to rob the mansion of the man's eccentric but wealthy aunt. However, the aunt keeps dozens of cats in her home, and the man is deathly afraid of cats.

Starring: Michael Sarrazin, Gayle Hunnicutt, Eleanor Parker, Tim Henry, Laurence Naismith, Jennifer Leak, Linden Chiles, Mark Herron, Annabelle Garth, Tullia ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1969-06-18
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : The Lottery

The Lottery

7.1/10 IMDB

Every year, on June 27th, in a small village in New England, inhabited by no more than 300 people, a lottery is held in which a family is chosen as part of a ritual to ensure a good harvest.

Starring: Olive Dunbar, William Benedict, William Fawcett, Joe Haworth, Ed Begley Jr., Jim Boles, Donna Bowen, Blanche Bronte, Alan Brown, Nancy Hale ..
Directed by: Larry Yust
Release date: 1969-01-02

Venus in Furs

5.6/10 IMDB

A musician finds the corpse of a beautiful woman on the beach. The woman returns from the dead to take revenge on the group of wealthy sadists responsible for her death.

Starring: James Darren, Barbara McNair, Maria Rohm, Klaus Kinski, Dennis Price, Margaret Lee, Adolfo Lastretti, Jesús Franco, Manfred Mann, Paul Müller ..
Directed by: Jesús Franco
Release date: 1969-08-19
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : Dead of Night: A Darkness at Blaisedon

Dead of Night: A Darkness at Blaisedon

6.1/10 IMDB

Investigator Jonathon Fletcher and his assistant Sajeed Rau investigate an apparently haunted mansion at the request of the woman who has inherited it.

Starring: Cal Bellini, Thayer David, Marj Dusay, Louis Edmonds, Ingrid Helmke, Kerwin Mathews ..
Directed by: Lela Swift
Release date: 1969-08-26

Fear No Evil

6.5/10 IMDB

A psychiatrist specializing in the occult becomes involved in the case of a man who is possessed by a spirit in an antique mirror. The man's fiance discovers that the mirror is able to bring back her former boyfriend, who had been killed in a car accident, from the dead.

Starring: Louis Jourdan, Lynda Day George, Carroll O'Connor, Bradford Dillman, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Marsha Hunt, Katherine Woodville, Harry Davis, Ivor Barry, Jeanne Buckley ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1969-03-03
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : Daughter of the Mind

Daughter of the Mind

6.3/10 IMDB

Professor Samuel Hale Constable is a government expert in the field of cybernetics. He and his wheelchair-bound wife Lenore became parents late in life, only to lose their daughter Mary before she reached adolescence. Now their daughter's spirit seems to be reaching out to her grief-stricken father from beyond the grave, encouraging him to give up the important project on which he's been working.

Starring: Don Murray, Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Barbara Dana, Ed Asner, Pamelyn Ferdin, William Beckley, Ivor Barry, George Macready, John Carradine ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1969-12-09
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : The Mad Room

The Mad Room

5.6/10 IMDB

Ellen Hardy gets a rude awakening when she discovers that her brother and sister are scheduled to leave their mental institution. As children, they were put there after killing their parents. Ellen, who now lives in the house of an old widow, Mrs. Armstrong, takes them in. But if their secret gets out, it could jeopardize Ellen's plans to wed Mrs. Armstrong's stepson. She struggles with anxiety -- until Mrs. Armstrong suddenly turns up dead.

Starring: Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Skip Ward, Carol Cole, Severn Darden, Beverly Garland, Michael Burns, Barbara Sammeth, Lloyd Haynes, Jennifer Bishop ..
Directed by: Bernard Girard
Release date: 1969-05-01

The Haunted House of Horror

4.7/10 IMDB

Teenagers gathered in an old mansion are being murdered one by one. The survivors must discover who among them is the killer before he finishes off everybody.

Starring: Frankie Avalon, Jill Haworth, Dennis Price, Mark Wynter, George Sewell, Gina Warwick, Richard O'Sullivan, Carol Dilworth, Julian Barnes, Veronica Doran ..
Directed by: Michael Armstrong
Release date: 1969-07-15

The Witchmaker

5.2/10 IMDB

A psychic researcher and his assistants investigate a series of murders of beautiful young women.

Starring: Anthony Eisley, Thordis Brandt, Alvy Moore, John Lodge, Diane Webber, Shelby Grant, Tony Benson, Robyn Millan, Kathy Lynn, Sue Bernard ..
Directed by: William O. Brown
Release date: 1969-05-01
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : Captain Voyeur

Captain Voyeur

5.4/10 IMDB

A dull office worker transforms into a costumed peeping tom at night.

Starring: Jerry Cox, Kathy Maynard, Victor Ponderosa, Jane Whiteridge, Julie Wedgeworth, Alan Marx ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1969-12-31
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : The Image

The Image

6.1/10 IMDB

An artist's painting comes to life, and haunts him.

Starring: Michael Byrne, David Bowie ..
Directed by: Michael Armstrong
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : Night After Night After Night

Night After Night After Night

5.0/10 IMDB

There's a killer on the loose in London, and whilst our typically craggy copper DI Rowan investigates, Judge Lomax is busy in court, dishing out harsh sentences to everyone who comes before him.

Starring: Jack May, Gilbert Wynne, Linda Marlowe, Justine Lord, Donald Sumpter, Jack Smethurst, Terry Scully, Peter Forbes-Robertson, Jacqueline Clarke, Michael Nightingale ..
Directed by: Lindsay Shonteff
Release date: 1969-01-01

Blood Of Dracula's Castle

3.6/10 IMDB

Count Dracula and his wife capture beautiful young women and chain them in their dungeon, to be used when they need to satisfy their thirst for blood.

Starring: Alexander D'Arcy, Paula Raymond, John Carradine, Robert Dix, Jennifer Bishop, Gene Otis Shayne, Vicki Volante, Ray Young, John "Bud" Cardos, Ken Osborne ..
Directed by: Al Adamson
Release date: 1969-10-05
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : The Maltese Bippy

The Maltese Bippy

4.4/10 IMDB

A man buys a house and comes to believe that not only is the house haunted by werewolves, but a family of vampires lives next door.

Starring: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Carol Lynley, Julie Newmar, Mildred Natwick, Fritz Weaver, Robert Reed, Dana Elcar, Leon Askin, Alan Oppenheimer ..
Directed by: Norman Panama
Release date: 1969-06-18
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : The Ultimate Degenerate

The Ultimate Degenerate

5.5/10 IMDB

Man drugs, photographs & tortures women he meets by personal ads.

Starring: Uta Erickson, Michael Findlay, Earl Hindman, Janet Banzet, Suzzan Landau, Rita Vance, Kim Lewid, Donna Stone, Cindy Freemont, Roberta Findlay ..
Directed by: Michael Findlay
Release date: 1969-04-25

Love Camp 7

3.9/10 IMDB

Two female Army agents go undercover at a Nazi prison camp to get information from a scientist being held there.

Starring: Bob Cresse, Maria Lease, Kathy Williams, John Alderman, Bruce Kimball, David F. Friedman, Rodger Steel, Rod Wilmoth, Patricia Roddy, John Riazzi ..
Directed by: Lee Frost
Release date: 1969-10-04

The Body Stealers

4.1/10 IMDB

A British military paratrooper disappears in mid-air during a jump from an army plane. Two investigators, Patrick Allen and Neil Connery, try to unravel how this happened. What they uncover is an alien plot to steal the bodies of earthlings by snatching them out of the air.

Starring: George Sanders, Maurice Evans, Patrick Allen, Neil Connery, Robert Flemyng, Lorna Wilde, Allan Cuthbertson, Michael Culver, Sally Faulkner, Shelagh Fraser ..
Directed by: Gerry Levy
Release date: 1969-03-21

Mad Doctor of Blood Island

4.6/10 IMDB

A man who loves to travel, travels to an island where a mad doctor is creating zombies.

Starring: John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn, Ronald Remy, Ronaldo Valdez, Alicia Alonzo, Tita Muñoz, Tony Edmunds, Alfonso Carvajal, Bruno Punzalan, Edward D. Murphy ..
Directed by: Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero
Release date: 1969-09-18

Daddy's Gone A-Hunting

6.3/10 IMDB

A mentally disturbed man stalks a woman who had once aborted the child he had fathered.

Starring: Carol White, Paul Burke, Mala Powers, Scott Hylands, James B. Sikking, Walter Brooke, Mathilda Calnan, Gene Lyons, Dennis Patrick, Barry Cahill ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1969-05-13

The Castle of Fu Manchu

2.9/10 IMDB

The evil mastermind Fu Manchu plots his latest scheme to basically freeze over the Earth's oceans with his diabolical new device. Opposing him is his arch-nemesis, Interpol's very British Nayland Smith.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Richard Greene, Howard Marion-Crawford, Günther Stoll, Rosalba Neri, Maria Perschy, José Manuel Martín, Werner Abrolat, Tsai Chin, Jesús Franco ..
Directed by: Jesús Franco
Release date: 1969-05-29

Nightmare in Wax

3.9/10 IMDB

The disfigured curator of a wax museum murders his enemies and then uses their bodies as exhibits in his museum.

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Anne Helm, Scott Brady, Berry Kroeger, Victoria Carroll, Phillip Baird, John "Bud" Cardos, Virgil Frye, Ken Osborne ..
Directed by: Bud Townsend
Release date: 1969-05-14
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee

Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee

7.1/10 IMDB

Short film based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe and narrated by Vincent Price.

Starring: Vincent Price, Dennis Higgins, Aileen Lodermeier, Wendy Rorick, Bob Cook, Gary Darling, Debbie Tilton, Don Hale ..
Directed by: Ron Morante
Release date: 1969-11-22
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : In the Year 2889

In the Year 2889

2.9/10 IMDB

The last seven survivors of a nuclear war barricade themselves against an attack by a mutant cannibal.

Starring: Paul Petersen, Quinn O'Hara, Charla Doherty, Neil Fletcher, Hugh Feagin, Bill Thurman, Max W. Anderson, Byron Lord ..
Directed by: Larry Buchanan
Release date: 1969-01-19
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : Blood Bath

Blood Bath

6.7/10 IMDB

A disturbed man makes a few terrible decisions that lead to an unexpected bath.

Starring: Dre Pahich ..
Directed by: Dan O'Bannon
Release date: 1969-01-01

The Night of Bloody Horror

3.5/10 IMDB

Wesley goes on a killing spree while experiencing the nightmares of his brother who was killed thirteen years earlier.

Starring: Gerald McRaney, Gaye Yellen, Herbert Nelson, Evelyn Hendricks, Bert Roberts, Gordon Ogden, Michael Anthony ..
Directed by: Joy N. Houck Jr.
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : It's Alive!

It's Alive!

2.7/10 IMDB

A farmer traps three people in a cave with his pet prehistoric monster.

Starring: Tommy Kirk, Shirley Bonne, Bill Thurman, Annabelle Weenick, Corveth Ousterhouse ..
Directed by: Larry Buchanan
Release date: 1969-01-01

The Mighty Gorga

2.9/10 IMDB

A circus owner and a lady trapper trek into the African jungle to capture a giant gorilla for his circus.

Starring: Anthony Eisley, Scott Brady, Kent Taylor, Gary Kent, Megan Timothy, Greydon Clark, Sheldon Lee, Lee Parrish, William Bonner, Bruce Kimball ..
Directed by: David L. Hewitt
Release date: 1969-07-19
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : Rest House

Rest House

5.9/10 IMDB

A group of college students embark upon an eerie adventure during their stay in a seemingly haunted rest house.

Starring: Prem Nazir, Adoor Bhasi, K P Ummer, Sheela, Kunchan, Paravoor Bharathan, Meena ..
Directed by: J Sasikumar
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : Dracula (The Dirty Old Man)

Dracula (The Dirty Old Man)

3.5/10 IMDB

Dracula enslaves Dr. Irving Jekyll, turning him into the lycanthropic JackalMan, demanding that he lure female blood donors to his L.A. cabin retreat.

Starring: Vince Kelley, Ann Hollis, Libby Caculus, Joan Pickett, Billy Whitton, Sue Allen, Ron Scott ..
Directed by: William Edwards
Release date: 1969-12-11
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : The Mummy and the Curse of the Jackals

The Mummy and the Curse of the Jackals

3.5/10 IMDB

Starring: Anthony Eisley, John Carradine, Robert Alan Browne, Maurine Dawson, Marliza Pons, Saul Goldsmith, William Whitton ..
Directed by: Oliver Drake
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : The Erotic Circus

The Erotic Circus

4.1/10 IMDB

Decadent swinging speed dealer Louie and his two lady friends Mary and Debbie decide to pay a visit to Louie's sister, who lives in a remote woodland area with her meek son Jamie and weird caretaker Yenos. However, things soon turn nasty when a killer decides to start bumping off the unwanted guests.

Starring: Jaimy Royale, Lotta Bass, Sagg Taras, Mimosa Schoes, Stephen Treadwell, Natily Clad, Cherie Winters ..
Directed by: Henri Pachard
Release date: 1969-07-09
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : Sin in '69

Sin in '69

3.5/10 IMDB

Ginger and Curt, a weirdly incestuous brother & sister act, throw swinger parties for the neighborhood trash, but a mysterious killer in white shoes is strangling their guests.

Starring: Buffie Jeanine Westfall, Sue Guren, Leslie Dean, Bonnie Cooper, Mike Garrison, Pat Passeau, Janet Spagg, Antoinette Maynard, Wendy Winders ..
Release date: 1969-01-01

The Ice House

4.6/10 IMDB

A serial killer who works in an ice house murders women, then brings their bodies back to the ice house and stores them there. He also murders his brother, who is a cop, and takes his place in the investigation.

Starring: David Story, Robert Story, Jim Davis, Scott Brady, Nancy Dow, Ken Osborne, Sabrina, Kelly Ross, Bambi Allen, John Holmes ..
Directed by: Stuart E. McGowan
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : The Testament of Caleb Meeke

The Testament of Caleb Meeke

0.0/10 IMDB

A young man travels to collect his inheritance left to him by his late uncle but discovers that the man dabbled in the occult.

Starring: Clive Wilson, John M'Kelvey ..
Directed by: Roy Spence
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : Nico: Evening of Light

Nico: Evening of Light

0.0/10 IMDB

Shot as a proposed short film behind Iggy Pop's Ann Arbor, MI estate and summarily rejected by Elektra Records as promotional material for Nico's 1968 album, The Marble Index, Evening of Light is a gothic fantasy in a barren cornfield. Nico's song of the same name accompanies the eerie visuals.

Starring: Nico, Iggy Pop ..
Directed by: François De Menil
Release date: 1969-12-01
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : Ron Rico

Ron Rico

0.0/10 IMDB

Ron Rico, a man without arms or legs, stands in a scrapyard when a mysterious and attractive women approaches him.

Starring: Patrick Clark, Martin Merchant, Kevin Weber ..
Directed by: Roger Watkins
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1969 : Driving Miss Daisy Crazy

Driving Miss Daisy Crazy

0.0/10 IMDB

A woman seeking help instead is led down a path of drug dependency, abuse, and general bad advice.

Release date: 1969-01-01

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