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The Best '60s Vampire Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 1.0k votes 304 voters 14.3k views35 items

List RulesVote up your favorite vampire films that were released in the 1960s.

The greatest 1960s vampire movies have an interesting mix of kitsch, comedy, and gothic influences. Most of the entries on this list of top 60s vampire films, though, are purely terrifying tales of blood sucking and vampire hunting fun.

What are the best '60s vampire movies? If you are less familiar with this slice of film history, you may be surprised to learn that this list of top '60s vampire movies is heavily populated by foreign films. American filmmakers lagged behind in the creation of good 60s vampire movies.  Most of the top '60s vampire movies on this list are British, with venerated horror institution Hammer Horror contributing a great many classic offerings. Hammer released numerous Dracula films in the 1960s, including Dracula: Prince of Darkness starring the late Christopher Lee (known to younger generations as Sarumon from The Lord of the Rings), The Brides of Dracula, as well as Dracula Has Risen from the Grave. The '50s and '60s were the heyday of Hammer Horror films, so help us decide where they rank by voting up your favorite vampire films.

Here, you'll also find 1960s vampire movies such as The Last Man on Earth, based on the novel I Am Legend, later remade into a movie on our list of Best '00s Vampire Movies. So, what are you waiting for? Get to voting! The Dark Prince commands it.
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  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness1
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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
  • Dracula Has Risen from the Grave2
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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...  more
  • The Last Man on Earth3
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    13

    The Last Man on Earth

    Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart

    Released1964

    Directed bySidney Salkow, Ubaldo Ragona

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

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  • The Brides of Dracula4
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    The Brides of Dracula

    Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt

    Released1960

    Directed byTerence Fisher

    The Brides of Dracula is a 1960 British Hammer Film Productions Horror film directed by...  more
  • Black Sunday5
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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 Fearless Vampire Killers6
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    The Fearless Vampire Killers

    Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate

    Released1967

    Directed byRoman Polanski

    The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck is a 1967 comedy...  more
  • Black Sabbath7
    27
    7

    Black Sabbath

    Boris Karloff, Michèle Mercier

    Released1963

    Directed byMario Bava

    A 1963 Italian horror anthology by Mario Bava that includes one vampire story.

    Black Sabbath is a 1963 Italian-French horror film directed by Mario Bava. The film is...  more
  • Dr. Terror's House of Horrors8
    20
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    Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

    Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland

    Released1965

    Directed byFreddie Francis

    Dr. Terror's House of Horrors is a 1965 British horror film from Amicus Productions, directed...  more
  • Slaughter of the Vampires9
    27
    17

    Slaughter of the Vampires

    Luigi Batzella, Alfredo Rizzo

    Released1969

    Directed byRoberto Mauri

    Slaughter of the Vampires is a 1962 horror film written and directed by Roberto Mauri....
  • Blood of Dracula’s Castle10
    27
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    Blood of Dracula’s Castle

  • Crypt of the Vampire11
    21
    10

    Crypt of the Vampire

    Christopher Lee, Carla Calò

    Released1964

    Directed byCamillo Mastrocinque

  • Blood and Roses12
    22
    12

    Blood and Roses

    Mel Ferrer, Elsa Martinelli

    Released1960

    Directed byRoger Vadim

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    Blood and Roses — French title Et mourir de plaisir; literally, And die of pleasure — is a...  more
  • The Kiss of the Vampire13
    21
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    The Kiss of the Vampire

    Dolly Read, Edward de Souza

    Released1963

    Directed byDon Sharp

    The Kiss of the Vampire also known as Kiss of Evil, is a 1963 British vampire film made by the...  more
  • Frankenstein's Bloody Terror14
    12
    7

    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...  more
  • The Vampire and the Ballerina15
    11
    7

    The Vampire and the Ballerina

  • The World of the Vampires16
    15
    13

    The World of the Vampires

  • The Playgirls and the Vampire17
    16
    16

    The Playgirls and the Vampire

    Alfredo Rizzo, Walter Brandi

    Released1960

    Directed byPiero Regnoli

    The Playgirls and the Vampire is a 1963 Italian horror movie starring Walter Brandi, Lyla...  more
  • Devils of Darkness18
    9
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    Devils of Darkness

    Eddie Byrne, Rona Anderson

    Released1965

    Directed byLance Comfort

    Devils of Darkness is a 1965 British horror film directed by Lance Comfort and starring...  more
  • Samson vs. The Vampire Women19
    11
    10

    Samson vs. The Vampire Women

  • A Taste of Blood20
    11
    11

    A Taste of Blood

    William Kerwin, Bill Rogers

    Released1967

    Directed byHerschell Gordon Lewis

    A Taste of Blood is a 1967 American horror film, produced and directed by Herschell Gordon...  more
  • Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors21

    Released1967

    Directed byDavid L. Hewitt

    Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors is a low-budget 1967 colour scope anthology film by David L....  more
  • Cave of the Living Dead22
    12
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    Cave of the Living Dead

    Wolfgang Preiss, Adrian Hoven

    Released1965

    Directed byÁkos Ráthonyi

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    Cave of the Living Dead is a 1964 German horror film directed by Ákos Ráthonyi. Inspector...  more
  • Whisper to the Wind23
    9
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    Whisper to the Wind

  • Planet of the Vampires24
    7
    10

    Planet of the Vampires

    Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell

    Released1965

    Directed byMario Bava

    Planet of the Vampires is a 1965 Italian/Spanish science fiction horror film directed by Mario...  more
  • Hercules in the Haunted World25
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    Hercules in the Haunted World

    Christopher Lee, Reg Park

    Released1961

    Directed byMario Bava, Franco Prosperi

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    Hercules returns to Italy only to find that his lover, Princess Deianira, has lost her senses...  more