horror movies and TV The Best Horror Movies of 1959  

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List of the best 1959 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 1959, 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.

Movies on this list include Plan 9 from Outer Space and Giant Gila Monster. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1959, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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House on Haunted Hill Vincent Price, Richard Long, Elisha Cook

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The Tingler Vincent Price, Ernest Torrence, Dallas McKennon

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Return of the Fly Vincent Price, Dan Seymour, Brett Halsey

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Giant Gila Monster Fred Graham, Shug Fisher, Don Sullivan

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Horrors of the Black Museum Michael Gough, Shirley Anne Field, Geoffrey Keen

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The Bat Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, Darla Hood

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The Angry Red Planet Jack Kruschen, Les Tremayne, J. Edward McKinley

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The Wasp Woman Anthony Eisley, Susan Cabot, Roy Gordon

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The Monster of Piedras Blancas Jeanne Carmen, Les Tremayne, John Harmon

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A Bucket of Blood Dick Miller, Paul Horn, Bert Convy

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Attack of the Giant Leeches Yvette Vickers, Ken Clark, Susan Cabot

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Teenagers From Outer Space (1959) Tom Graeff, Thomas Lockyer, King Moody

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Plan 9 from Outer Space Tor Johnson, Bunny Breckinridge, Joanna Lee

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Teenage Zombies Katherine Victor, Steve Conte, Don Sullivan

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2 2
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The Mummy Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Felix Aylmer

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2 2
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Beast from Haunted Cave Linné Ahlstrand, Michael Forest, Frank Wolff

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The Hound of the Baskervilles Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, John Le Mesurier

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The Man Who Could Cheat Death Christopher Lee, Hazel Court, Anton Diffring

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2 2
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The Headless Ghost Clive Revill, Jack Allen, Carl Bernard

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The Alligator People Bill Bradley, Lon Chaney, Jr.

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1 1
The Hideous Sun Demon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1959
The Hideous Sun Demon Robert Clarke, Patrick Whyte, Nan Peterson

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Night of the Ghouls Tor Johnson, Paul Marco, Kenne Duncan

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Caltiki the Undying Monster Didi Perego, Arturo Dominici, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart

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The Giant Behemoth André Morell, Gene Evans, Jack MacGowran

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Lock Up Your Daughters

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The Head Michel Simon, Christiane Maybach, Horst Frank

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The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake Boris Karloff, Valerie French, Henry Daniell

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Black Pit of Dr. M Rafael Bertrand, Carlos Ancira, Antonio Raxel

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Curse of the Undead John Hoyt, Eric Fleming, Michael Pate

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0 1
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The Doctor's Horrible Experiment Jean-Louis Barrault, Jean Topart, Michel Vitold

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Nakagawa Nobuo: The Lady Vampire

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Space Invasion of Lapland John Carradine, Katherine Victor, George Mitchell

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Terror Is A Man Greta Thyssen, Francis Lederer, Richard Derr

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The Killer Shrews Ken Curtis, James Best, Ingrid Goude

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Jack the Ripper John Le Mesurier, Eddie Byrne, George Rose

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The Living Coffin Hortensia Santovaña, Carlos Ancira, Antonio Raxel

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Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow Russ Bender

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First Man into Space Marshall Thompson, Robert Ayres, Bill Edwards

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4D Man Lee Meriwether, Robert Lansing, Robert Strauss

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Invisible Invaders John Carradine, John Agar, Jean Byron