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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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Dana Wynter, Sam Peckinpah, Carolyn Jones
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Shelley Fabares, Patty McCormack, Eileen Heckart
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Akihiko Hirata, Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara
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Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Alain Cuny
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Lon Chaney, Jr., Max Showalter
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Alan Napier, John Agar, Nestor Paiva
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The Fall of the House of Usher Gwen Watford
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Rex Reason, Jeff Morrow, Ricou Browning
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Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Dolores Fuller
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Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone, Lon Chaney
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Larry J. Blake, Harry Lauter, Don C. Harvey
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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) 14 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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Guy Madison, Patricia Medina, Eduardo Noriega
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Fire Maidens from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1956
Sydney Tafler, Susan Shaw, Anthony Dexter
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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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Leslie Phillips, Paul Douglas, Eva Bartok
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The American Pop Collection: Vol. 1 Frank Gorshin, John Qualen, Dabbs Greer
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Lee Van Cleef, Peter Graves, Beverly Garland
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Jang-Hwa and Hong-Ryeon Story Lee Gyeong-Hee, Chu Seok-Yang, Seok Geum-Seong
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Yotsuya Kaidan Tomisaburo Wakayama, Chôko Iida, Haruo Tanaka
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Dean Jagger, Anthony Newley, Leo McKern