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The Best '60s Horror Movies

Updated April 8, 2020 6.6k votes 569 voters 18.6k views69 items

List RulesHorror movies released in the 1960s.

LSD, Woodstock, JFK, MLK, The Beatles, and the moon landing - the 1960s were quite a decade, and saw the release of some of the most iconic horror films of all time. The best '60s horror movies are among the greatest classic horror movies of all time, the ones we go back to re-watch again and again. What were the best horror films of the 1960s? Whether you’re in the mood for more of a realistic thriller, a gory shockfest, or a movie that was based on true historic events, there’s sure to be a horror movie on this list that will satisfy your needs and get you good and scared.

This list has the best horror movies of the 1960s, including: The Little Shop of Horrors, Psycho, Night of the Living Dead, and Peeping Tom.

Vote up your favorite 60s horror film or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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  • Psycho1
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    Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh

    Released1960

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Psycho is a 1960 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film centers on an...  more

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  • Rosemary's Baby2
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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...  more

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  • The Birds3
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    The Birds

    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren

    Released1963

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    The Birds is a 1963 suspense/horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the...  more

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  • Night of the Living Dead4
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    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones

    Released1968

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

    Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George...  more

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  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?5
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    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford

    Released1962

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is a 1962 American psychological thriller film produced and...  more

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  • The Haunting6
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    The Haunting

    Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell

    Released1963

    Directed byRobert Wise

    The Haunting is a 1963 British psychological horror film directed and produced by Robert Wise...  more

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  • The Innocents7
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    The Innocents

    Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave

    Released1961

    Directed byJack Clayton

    The Innocents is a 1961 British supernatural gothic horror film directed and produced by Jack...  more

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  • Village of the Damned8
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    Village of the Damned

    George Sanders, Barbara Shelley

    Released1960

    Directed byWolf Rilla

    Village of the Damned is a 1960 British science fiction film by German director Wolf Rilla....  more

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  • The Pit and the Pendulum9
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    The Pit and the Pendulum

    Vincent Price, Barbara Steele

    Released1961

    Directed byRoger Corman

    The Pit and the Pendulum is a 1961 horror film directed by Roger Corman, starring Vincent...  more
  • Carnival of Souls10
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    Carnival of Souls

    Reza Badiyi, Herk Harvey

    Released1962

    Directed byHerk Harvey

    Carnival of Souls is a 1962 independent horror film starring Candace Hilligoss. Produced and...  more

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  • Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte11
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    Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte

    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford

    Released1964

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte is a 1964 American thriller film directed and produced by Robert...  more
  • The Last Man on Earth12
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    The Last Man on Earth

    Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart

    Released1964

    Directed bySidney Salkow, Ubaldo Ragona

    The Last Man on Earth is a 1964 science fiction horror film based on the Richard Matheson 1954...  more

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  • House of Usher13
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    House of Usher

    Vincent Price, Mark Damon

    Released1960

    Directed byRoger Corman

    House of Usher is a 1960 American horror film directed by Roger Corman and written by Richard...  more
  • Repulsion14
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    Repulsion

    Catherine Deneuve, Roman Polanski

    Released1965

    Directed byRoman Polanski

    Repulsion is a 1965 British psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski, and starring...  more

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  • Peeping Tom15
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    Peeping Tom

    Anna Massey, Michael Powell

    Released1960

    Directed byMichael Powell

    This film is a 1960 British thriller/horror film directed by Michael Powell and written by the...  more

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  • The Little Shop of Horrors16
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    The Little Shop of Horrors

    Jack Nicholson, Dick Miller

    Released1960

    Directed byRoger Corman

    The Little Shop of Horrors is a 1960 American comedy horror film directed by Roger Corman....  more

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  • Eyes Without a Face17
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    Eyes Without a Face

    Alida Valli, Pierre Brasseur

    Released1960

    Directed byGeorges Franju

    Eyes Without a Face is a 1960 French-Italian horror film adaptation of Jean Redon's novel,...  more

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  • The Raven18
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    The Raven

    Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price

    Released1963

    Directed byRoger Corman

    The Raven is a 1963 American independent B movie/horror-comedy film produced and directed by...  more
  • The Masque of the Red Death19
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    The Masque of the Red Death

    Vincent Price, Jane Asher

    Released1964

    Directed byRoger Corman

    This film is a 1964 British horror film directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price....  more

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  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness20
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    Dracula: Prince of Darkness

    Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley

    Released1966

    Directed byTerence Fisher

    Dracula: Prince of Darkness is a 1966 British horror film directed by Terence Fisher. The film...  more
  • 13 Ghosts21
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    13 Ghosts

    Margaret Hamilton, Alexandra Bastedo

    Released1960

    Directed byWilliam Castle

    13 Ghosts is a 1960 American horror film directed by William Castle and written by Robb White....  more

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  • Black Sabbath22
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    Black Sabbath

    Boris Karloff, Michèle Mercier

    Released1963

    Directed byMario Bava

    Black Sabbath is a 1963 Italian-French horror film directed by Mario Bava. The film is...  more
  • Black Sunday23
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    Black Sunday

    Barbara Steele, John Richardson

    Released1960

    Directed byMario Bava

    Black Sunday is a 1960 Italian gothic horror film directed by Mario Bava, from a screenplay by...  more

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  • The Devil Rides Out24
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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...  more

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  • Wait Until Dark25
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    Wait Until Dark

    Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin

    Released1967

    Directed byTerence Young

    Wait Until Dark is a suspense-thriller film directed by Terence Young and produced by Mel...  more

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