The Best Old Horror Movies Of All Time

List Rules
Only classic horror movies released BEFORE 1960.

The best old horror movies of all time not only include some of the most influential and important films the genre has ever seen, but also some genuine works of art that still stand the test of time to this very day. Modern horror movies are great, but they have nothing on the old-school classics. Early horror movies tapped into our deepest fears of the unknown, combining compelling, unique stories with outstanding character acting. Whether it's zombies, ghosts, vampires, or other supernatural creatures, this list of old horror movies includes some of the greatest frightening films ever made.

What makes for a truly outstanding horror movie? Bottom line, it scares the living daylights out of us by tapping into some dark, primal fear we have. The best older horror movies manage to chill, thrill and terrify by exposing us to monsters, both real and imagined. If you're looking to delve into classic horror movies, this is a great place to start.

Be sure to vote up the best old horror movies of all time, and for more spooky fun, check out these lists of the best horror books and of course, the greatest horror films ever made!

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