Horror The Best Horror Movies of 1968  

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List of the best 1968 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 1968, 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, like Night of the Living Dead and Rosemary's Baby. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1968, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and ...more

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1968
Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia ...more

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Vincent Price, Wilfrid Brambell, Ian Ogilvy Witchfinder General is a 1968 British horror film directed by Michael Reeves and starring Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, and Hilary Dwyer. The screenplay was by Reeves and Tom Baker based on Ronald ...more

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Christopher Lee, Paul Eddington, Patrick Mower The Devil Rides Out, known as The Devil's Bride in the United States, is a 1968 British horror film, based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Dennis Wheatley. It was written by Richard ...more

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Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson, Rupert Davies Dracula Has Risen from the Grave is a 1968 British horror film directed by Freddie Francis for Hammer Films. It stars Christopher Lee as Count Dracula, with support from Rupert Davies, Veronica ...more

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Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Vincent Price Histoires extraordinaires, dubbed Spirits of the Dead for English and Tre Passi Nel Delirio for Italian, is an "omnibus" film comprising three segments. In the UK the film was released ...more

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Peter Cushing, Robert Flemyng, Glynn Edwards The Blood Beast Terror is a 1967 British horror film released by Tigon in February 1968. In the United States it was released by Pacemaker Pictures on a double-bill with Slaughter of the ...more

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Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, Georges Géret A Quiet Place in the Country is a 1968 Italian-French horror film directed by Elio Petri. It was entered into the 19th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won a Silver Bear award.

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Peter Cushing, Sue Lloyd, David Lodge Corruption is a 1968 British film directed by Robert Hartford-Davis, from a screenplay by Derek Ford and Donald Ford, and featuring Peter Cushing, Sue Lloyd, Noel Trevarthen, Kate O'Mara, David ...more

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Edward Underdown, Diane Clare, William Sylvester The Hand of Night is a 1966 British horror film directed by Frederic Goode and starring William Sylvester, Diane Clare and Aliza Gur. It is also known by the alternative title Beast of Morocco. ...more

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Michael Caine, Candice Bergen, Anthony Quinn The Magus is a 1968 film British mystery film directed by Guy Green. The screenplay was written by John Fowles, based on his novel of the same name. It starred Michael Caine, Anthony Quinn, ...more

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Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson Hour of the Wolf is a 1968 Swedish surrealist–psychological horror–drama film, directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann.

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Christopher Lee, Boris Karloff, Michael Gough Curse of the Crimson Altar is a 1968 British horror film directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Christopher Lee, Boris Karloff, Barbara Steele and Mark Eden. The film was produced by Louis M. ...more

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Paul Naschy, Carlos Casaravilla, José Nieto La Marca del Hombre Lobo, is a 1968 3-D Spanish horror film, the first in a long series about the werewolf Count Waldemar Daninsky, played by Paul Naschy. The film was also known as Hell's ...more

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Paul Naschy, Monique Brainville, Beba Novak Las Noches del Hombre-Lobo, also known as Nights of the Werewolf and Nights of the Wolfman, is a 1968 Spanish horror film that is the second in a long series about the werewolf Count Waldemar ...more

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Jake LaMotta, Eileen Lord

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Boris Karloff, Julissa, Carlos East Isle of the Snake People is a 1971 horror film directed by Juan Ibáñez and starring Boris Karloff and Julissa. The film was produced by Ibanez for Azteca Films. The film was ...more

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Boris Karloff, Isela Vega, Julissa Fear Chamber is a 1968 film directed by Jack Hill. It stars Boris Karloff and Julissa. Fear Chamber is one of four low-budget Mexican horror films Karloff made in a package deal with Mexican ...more

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Denholm Elliott, Joan Hickson, Corin Redgrave Dracula is a video-taped television play adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, part of the series Mystery and Imagination. Denholm Elliott played Count Dracula with Susan George as Lucy

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Marga López, Maricruz Olivier, Norma Lazareno Hasta el viento tiene miedo is a 1968 Mexican horror film, written and directed by Carlos Enrique Taboada. The film is about a ghost seeking revenge at an all-girls school. A remake was released ...more

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Lorena Velázquez, María Eugenia San Martín Santo En Atacan Las Brujas is a 1968 adventure-horror film written by Rafael García Travesi and directed by José Díaz Morales.

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Sarimah, Ahmad Mahmud, Nor Azizah Raja Bersiong is a 1968 Malaysian historical epic film in Malay directed by Jamil Sulong and based on a story by former Malaysian Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman. Despite costing RM 750,000 to ...more

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Boris Karloff, Brian Donlevy, Julissa House of Evil, alternately titled Dance of Death, is a 1968 horror film directed by Jack Hill. It stars Boris Karloff and Julissa. House of Evil is one of four low-budget Mexican horror films ...more

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Lon Chaney, Jr., Sid Haig Spider Baby is a 1968 black comedy horror film, written and directed by Jack Hill. It stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as Bruno, the chauffeur and caretaker of three orphaned siblings who suffer from ...more

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John Carradine, Tura Satana, Rafael Campos The Astro-Zombies ‒ sometimes known as The Astro Zombies, Space Zombies, and The Space Vampires ‒ is a 1968 science fiction horror film starring John Carradine, Wendell Corey and Tura Satana. It ...more

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Eimei Esumi, Nakamura Kichiemon II, Mutsuhiro Toura Kuroneko is a 1968 black-and-white Japanese horror film, directed by Kaneto Shindo, and an adaptation of a supernatural folktale. Set during a civil war in Japan's Heian period, the spirits of a ...more

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Erika Blanc, Piero Lulli, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart Kill, Baby, Kill is a 1966 Italian horror film by director Mario Bava. It is known under many titles including Curse of the Dead, Curse of the Living Dead, Don't Walk in the Park, Kill, Baby... ...more

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Howard Vernon, Adrian Hoven, Jack Taylor

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Christopher Lee, Shirley Eaton, Maria Rohm The Blood of Fu Manchu, also known as Fu Manchu and the Kiss of Death, Kiss of Death, Kiss and Kill and Against All Odds, is a 1968 British adventure crime film based on the fictional Asian ...more

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Armando Silvestre, Ana Luisa Peluffo La puerta y la mujer del carnicero is a 1968 Mexican film. It was directed by Luis Alcoriza.

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Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Horton The Green Slime is a 1968 science-fiction film produced by MGM in the United States and shot in Japan at the studios of Toei Company by director Kinji Fukasaku. The film was spearheaded by Ivan ...more

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Kent Taylor, John Ashley, Beverly Powers Brides of Blood is a 1968 Filipino horror film. It was the first movie actor John Ashley made in the Philippines, beginning a long association between Ashley and that country.

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Jun Hamamura, Jun Fujimaki, Takashi Kanda

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Elsie Baker, Barbara Chase The Ghosts of Hanley House is a 1968 American film directed by Louise Sherrill.

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Neil Sedaka, William Kerwin, Andrée Champagne

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Stuart Lancaster, Vic Lance, Pat Barrington Mantis in Lace is a 1968 sexploitation film directed by William Rotsler and produced by Harry Novak. At least two differently edited versions have been released, one of which has more emphasis ...more

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Hideo Murota, Kō Nishimura, Akemi Negishi

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Don Williams, Richard Romanus Blood Rites is a 1968 horror film directed by Andy Milligan. The film centers around three sister who arrive at their father's house according to his dying wish and are soon brutally murdered ...more

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Marc Lawrence, Brad Harris, Aldo Cecconi Kong Island is a 1968 exploitation film directed by Roberto Mauri. The film was promoted in the U.S as King of Kong Island.

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Lee Ye-chun, Choi Seong-Ho, Mi-Young Park

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Mercy Rooney, Byron Mabe, Forman Shane

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Anita Ekberg, Paul Muller, Carlos Casaravilla Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Fangs of the Living Dead is a 1969 film written and directed by Amando de Ossorio.

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José Mojica Marins, Íris Bruzzi, Oswaldo De Souza The Strange World of Coffin Joe is a 1968 Brazilian horror film directed by José Mojica Marins, who is known by his alter ego Zé do Caixão. The film is a collection of three ...more

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Lima Duarte, Jean Garret, José Júlio Spiewak Trilogy of Terror is a 1968 Brazilian horror film directed by José Mojica Marins, Luís Sérgio Person and Ozualdo Candeias. The film consists of 3 stories adapted from the ...more

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Libertad Leblanc La Endemoniada is a 1968 Mexican horror film directed by Emilio Gómez Muriel and starring Libertad Leblanc.

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Solange Pradel, Ursule Pauly, Jacqueline Sieger Le Viol du Vampire is a 1968 film directed by Jean Rollin. It was his directorial debut. The film consists of two parts: The Rape of the Vampire and The Vampire Woman/Queen of the Vampires. ...more

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The Vengeance of She is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1968
Olga Schoberová, Zohra Sehgal, Colin Blakely The Vengeance of She is a 1968 British fantasy film directed by Cliff Owen and starring John Richardson, Olga Schoberová, Edward Judd and Colin Blakely. It bears little in common with the ...more

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Kazuo Kato, Keiichi Noda, Hiroyuki Nishimoto Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell is a 1968 Japanese science fiction/horror film directed by Hajime Sato and released by Shochiku studios.

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Hildegard Knef, Nigel Stock, Victor Maddern The Lost Continent is a 1968 fantasy film made by Hammer Films and Seven Arts featuring Eric Porter, Hildegard Knef, Suzanna Leigh, Tony Beckley and James Cossins. The film was produced, ...more

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Takashi Kanda, Hiromi Inoue, Gen Kimura Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare is the first in a series of Japanese children's movies created in the 1960s. Despite being advertised as a "children's movie", the presence of cursing and ...more