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The Best Horror Movies of 1961  

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List of the best 1961 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 1961, 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.

This list features The Innocents, The Curse of the Werewolf and more. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1961, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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The Innocents is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1961
Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin
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Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, Charles Victor
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Oliver Reed, Peter Sallis, Warren Mitchell
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Tor Johnson, Conrad Brooks, Anthony Cardoza
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Takashi Shimura, Kyōko Kagawa, Akihiko Hirata
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Bill Travers, Martin Benson, Basil Dignam
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Oskar Homolka, Guy Rolfe, Vladimir Sokoloff
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Akui ggot Do Kum-bong, Lee Ye-chun, Seon-ae Ko
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Monica Davis, Clyde Kelly, John McKay
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The Mask Claudette Nevins, Paul Stevens
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Barbara Shelley, André Morell, Andrew Crawford
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The Midnight Terror Mohammad Ali Fardin, Vida Ghahremani, Arman
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The Snake Woman Elsie Wagstaff, Arnold Marle, Hugh Moxey
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Cloris Leachman, Bill Mumy, Max Showalter
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What a Carve Up! Donald Pleasence, Sid James, Shirley Eaton
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Experiments in Terror is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1961
Experiments in Terror Barbara Hershey, Cesar Romero, Ronald Lacey
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The Anatomist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1961
The Anatomist Alastair Sim, Adrienne Corri, George Cole
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The Curse of the Doll People is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1961
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Lon Chaney, Jr., Ralph Brown
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Santo, Armando Silvestre, Jaime Fernández
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Dirch Passer, Carl Ottosen, Ann Smyrner
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Franciszek Pieczka, Lucyna Winnicka, Mieczyslaw Voit
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Snub Pollard, Glenn Corbett, James Westerfield
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Christopher Lee, Reg Park, Mino Doro
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Robert Towne, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Sonia Noemí
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