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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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
Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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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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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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The Hand of Night 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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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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Jake LaMotta, Eileen Lord
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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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Dracula 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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Even the Wind Is Afraid 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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Raja Bersiong 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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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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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