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The Best Horror Movies of 1968 

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Updated September 21, 2019 292 votes 54 voters 2.1k views 50 items

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

Released: 1968

Directed by: George A. Romero

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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Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

Released: 1968

Directed by: Roman Polanski

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

Released: 1968

Directed by: Michael Reeves

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

Released: 1968

Directed by: Terence Fisher

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

Released: 1968

Directed by: Freddie Francis

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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Peter Cushing, Robert Flemyng, Glynn Edwards

Released: 1968

Directed by: Vernon Sewell

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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Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Vincent Price

Released: 1968

Directed by: Louis Malle, Federico Fellini, Roger Vadim

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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Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson

Released: 1968

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

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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Eimei Esumi, Nakamura Kichiemon II, Mutsuhiro Toura

Released: 1968

Directed by: Kaneto Shindo

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

Released: 1966

Directed by: Mario Bava

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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Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, Georges Géret

Released: 1968

Directed by: Elio Petri

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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The Door and the Woman of the Butcher Armando Silvestre, Ana Luisa Peluffo

Released: 1968

Directed by: Luis Alcoriza

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Lon Chaney, Jr., Sid Haig

Released: 1968

Directed by: Jack Hill, Bart Patton

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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Kazuo Kato, Keiichi Noda, Hiroyuki Nishimoto

Released: 1968

Directed by: Hajime Sato

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

Released: 1968

Directed by: Michael Carreras, Leslie Norman

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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Paul Naschy, Carlos Casaravilla, José Nieto

Released: 1968

Directed by: Enrique Lopez Eguiluz

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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Christopher Lee, Boris Karloff, Michael Gough

Released: 1968

Directed by: Vernon Sewell

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, Monique Brainville, Beba Novak

Released: 1968

Directed by: René Govar

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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Boris Karloff, Julissa, Carlos East

Released: 1968

Directed by: Jack Hill, Juan Ibáñez

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

Released: 1968

Directed by: Jack Hill, Juan Ibáñez

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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Jake LaMotta, Eileen Lord

Released: 1968

Directed by: Herb Stanley

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John Carradine, Tura Satana, Rafael Campos

Released: 1968

Directed by: Ted V. Mikels

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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Stuart Lancaster, Vic Lance, Pat Barrington

Released: 1968

Directed by: William Rotsler

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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Snake Woman's Curse Hideo Murota, Kō Nishimura, Akemi Negishi

Released: 1968

Directed by: Nobuo Nakagawa

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Don Williams, Richard Romanus

Released: 1968

Directed by: Andy Milligan

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