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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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    Witchfinder General

    Vincent Price, Wilfrid Brambell

    Released1968

    Directed byMichael 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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    The Devil Rides Out

    Christopher Lee, Paul Eddington

    Released1968

    Directed byTerence 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 Matheson...  more

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    Dracula Has Risen from the Grave

    Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson

    Released1968

    Directed byFreddie 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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    Rosemary's Baby

    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis

    Released1968

    Directed byRoman 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 Farrow,...  more

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    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones

    Released1968

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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    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 was...  more

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    Spirits of the Dead

    Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot

    Released1968

    Directed byLouis 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 as Tales of...  more
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    Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell

    Kazuo Kato, Keiichi Noda

    Released1968

    Directed byHajime Sato

    Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell is a 1968 Japanese science fiction/horror film directed by Hajime Sato and released by Shochiku studios....  more
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    The Door and the Woman of the Butcher

    Armando Silvestre, Ana Luisa Peluffo

    Released1968

    Directed byLuis Alcoriza

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    The Lost Continent

    Hildegard Knef, Nigel Stock

    Released1968

    Directed byMichael 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, directed and...  more
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    Hour of the Wolf

    Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann

    Released1968

    Directed byIngmar 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....  more

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    Frankenstein's Bloody Terror

    Paul Naschy, Carlos Casaravilla

    Released1968

    Directed byEnrique 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 Creatures:...  more
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    Kill, Baby, Kill

    Erika Blanc, Piero Lulli

    Released1966

    Directed byMario 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... Kill!...  more
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    Las Noches del Hombre Lobo

    Paul Naschy, Monique Brainville

    Released1968

    Directed byRené 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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    Spider Baby

    Lon Chaney, Jr.

    Released1968

    Directed byJack Hill, Bart Patton

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    Isle of the Snake People

    Boris Karloff, Julissa

    Released1968

    Directed byJack 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 released as La muerte...  more
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    Fear Chamber

    Boris Karloff, Isela Vega

    Released1968

    Directed byJack 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 producer...  more
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    Confessions of a Psycho Cat

    Jake LaMotta, Eileen Lord

    Released1968

    Directed byHerb Stanley

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    The Green Slime

    Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel

    Released1968

    Directed byKinji Fukasaku

    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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    Succubus

    Howard Vernon, Adrian Hoven

    Released1968

    Directed byJesús Franco

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    Dracula

    Denholm Elliott, Joan Hickson

    Released1968

    Directed byPatrick Dromgoole

    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 Weston....  more
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    House of Evil

    Boris Karloff, Brian Donlevy

    Released1968

    Directed byJack Hill, Juan Ibáñez

    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 Karloff...  more
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    Corruption

    Peter Cushing, Sue Lloyd

    Released1968

    Directed byRobert Hartford-Davis

    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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    The Hand of Night

    Edward Underdown, Diane Clare

    Released1968

    Directed byFrederic Goode

    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. Its...  more
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    Trilogy of Terror

    Lima Duarte, Jean Garret

    Released1968

    Directed byJosé Mojica Marins, Luis Sérgio Person, Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias

    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 Brazilian TV series Além,...  more
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    The Blood of Fu Manchu

    Christopher Lee, Shirley Eaton

    Released1968

    Directed byJesús Franco

    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 villain...  more