horror The Best Horror Movies of 1956  

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List of the best 1956 horror movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. All types of scary movies are represented below, including thrillers, slashers, gore, psychological horror films and more. These are all the horror movies that defined the year 1956, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different movies, including Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Rodan. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1956, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers Dana Wynter, Sam Peckinpah, Carolyn Jones

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Rodan Akihiko Hirata, Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara

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Indestructible Man Lon Chaney, Jr., Max Showalter - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Mole People Alan Napier, John Agar, Nestor Paiva

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The Fall of the House of Usher Gwen Watford

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The Bad Seed Shelley Fabares, Patty McCormack, Eileen Heckart

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Bride of the Monster Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Dolores Fuller

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The Black Sleep Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone, Lon Chaney - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Alain Cuny

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The Beast of Hollow Mountain Guy Madison, Patricia Medina, Eduardo Noriega

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Man Beast Lloyd Nelson, George Skaff, Asa Maynor

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A Party in Hell Reza Arham Sadr, Rahim Roshanian, Mehdi Reisfirooz

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Ghost-Cat of Gojusan-Tsugi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1956
Ghost-Cat of Gojusan-Tsugi Shintaro Katsu, Takako Irie, Shozo Nanbu

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The She-Creature Tom Conway, Jack Mulhall, El Brendel

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The Werewolf Larry J. Blake, Harry Lauter, Don C. Harvey

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Fire Maidens from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1956
Fire Maidens from Outer Space Sydney Tafler, Susan Shaw, Anthony Dexter

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It Conquered the World Lee Van Cleef, Peter Graves, Beverly Garland

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Janghwa Heungryeonjeon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1956
Janghwa Heungryeonjeon Lee Gyeong-Hee, Chu Seok-Yang, Seok Geum-Seong

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The Gamma People Leslie Phillips, Paul Douglas, Eva Bartok

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Jang-Hwa and Hong-Ryeon Story Lee Gyeong-Hee, Chu Seok-Yang, Seok Geum-Seong

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The American Pop Collection: Vol. 1 Frank Gorshin, John Qualen, Dabbs Greer

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The Creature Walks Among Us Rex Reason, Jeff Morrow, Ricou Browning

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Yotsuya Kaidan Tomisaburo Wakayama, Chôko Iida, Haruo Tanaka

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X the Unknown Dean Jagger, Anthony Newley, Leo McKern