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The Best '60s Vampire Movies 

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Updated September 23, 2019 781 votes 264 voters 11.9k views 35 items

List Rules Vote 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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Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir

Released: 1966

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Dracula: Prince of Darkness is a 1966 British horror film directed by Terence Fisher. The film was photographed in Techniscope by Michael Reed, designed by Bernard Robinson and scored by James ...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, Martita Hunt, Freda Jackson

Released: 1960

Directed by: Terence Fisher

The Brides of Dracula is a 1960 British Hammer Film Productions Horror film directed by Terence Fisher. It stars Peter Cushing as Van Helsing; David Peel as Baron Meinster, a disciple of Count ...more
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The Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '60s Vampire Movies
Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho

Released: 1964

Directed by: Sidney Salkow, Ubaldo Ragona

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Last Man on Earth is a 1964 science fiction horror film based on the Richard Matheson 1954 novel I Am Legend. The film was directed by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow, and stars Vincent ...more

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Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Alfie Bass

Released: 1967

Directed by: Roman Polanski

The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck is a 1967 comedy horror film directed by Roman Polanski, written by Gérard Brach and Polanski, produced by Gene ...more
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Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Arturo Dominici

Released: 1960

Directed by: Mario Bava

Black Sunday is a 1960 Italian gothic horror film directed by Mario Bava, from a screenplay by Ennio de Concini, Mario Serandrei and Marcello Coscia. The film stars Barbara Steele, John ...more

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Dolly Read, Edward de Souza, Clifford Evans

Released: 1963

Directed by: Don Sharp

The Kiss of the Vampire also known as Kiss of Evil, is a 1963 British vampire film made by the film studio Hammer Film Productions. The film was directed by Don Sharp and was written by producer ...more
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Blood of Dracula’s Castl... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '60s Vampire Movies
Blood of Dracula’s Castle
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Mel Ferrer, Elsa Martinelli, Marc Allégret

Released: 1960

Directed by: Roger Vadim

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Slaughter of the Vampire... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '60s Vampire Movies
Slaughter of the Vampires Luigi Batzella, Alfredo Rizzo, Dieter Eppler

Released: 1969

Directed by: Roberto Mauri

Slaughter of the Vampires is a 1962 horror film written and directed by Roberto Mauri.
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The Playgirls and the Va... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '60s Vampire Movies
Alfredo Rizzo, Walter Brandi, Lyla Rocco

Released: 1960

Directed by: Piero Regnoli

The Playgirls and the Vampire is a 1963 Italian horror movie starring Walter Brandi, Lyla Rocco, Maria Giovannini, and Alfredo Rizzo.
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William Kerwin, Bill Rogers, Elizabeth Wilkinson

Released: 1967

Directed by: Herschell Gordon Lewis

A Taste of Blood is a 1967 American horror film, produced and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. It stars, among others, Bill Rogers and Elizabeth Wilkinson. The movie was also known as The ...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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Alex Malkavian added Boris Karloff, Michèle Mercier, Rika Diallina

Released: 1963

Directed by: Mario 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 centered on three separate tales that have an introduction and conclusion from Boris Karloff. The film ...more
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Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland, Peter Cushing

Released: 1965

Directed by: Freddie Francis

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors is a 1965 British horror film from Amicus Productions, directed by veteran horror director Freddie Francis, written by Milton Subotsky, and starring Peter Cushing ...more
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Eddie Byrne, Rona Anderson, Tracy Reed

Released: 1965

Directed by: Lance Comfort

Devils of Darkness is a 1965 British horror film directed by Lance Comfort and starring William Sylvester, Hubert Noël and Carole Gray. It was the last feature film directed by Lance
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The Vampire and the Ball... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '60s Vampire Movies
The Vampire and the Ballerina
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Crypt of the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '60s Vampire Movies
Christopher Lee, Carla Calò, Ignazio Balsamo

Released: 1964

Directed by: Camillo Mastrocinque

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The World of the Vampire... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '60s Vampire Movies
The World of the Vampires
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Cave of the Living Dead ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '60s Vampire Movies
Wolfgang Preiss, Adrian Hoven, Carl Möhner

Released: 1965

Directed by: Ákos Ráthonyi

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Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine

Released: 1967

Directed by: David L. Hewitt

Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors is a low-budget 1967 colour scope anthology film by David L. Hewitt from stories by Russ Jones. The film includes footage from Roger Corman's Edgar Allan Poe ...more
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Samson vs. The Vampire W... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '60s Vampire Movies
Samson vs. The Vampire Women
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Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ivan Rassimov

Released: 1965

Directed by: Mario Bava

Planet of the Vampires is a 1965 Italian/Spanish science fiction horror film directed by Mario Bava. The film stars Barry Sullivan and Norma Bengell. The screenplay, by Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, ...more
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Christopher Lee, Reg Park, Mino Doro

Released: 1961

Directed by: Mario Bava, Franco Prosperi

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Alex Malkavian added Le Viol du Vampire Solange Pradel, Ursule Pauly, Jacqueline Sieger

Released: 1968

Directed by: Jean Rollin

Le Viol du Vampire is a 1968 film directed by Jean Rollin. It was his directorial debut. The film consists of two parts: The Rape of the Vampire and The Vampire Woman/Queen of the Vampires. ...more