The Best 60s Slasher Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite slasher films that were released in the 1960s.

For horror fans who really enjoy dissecting different decades of horror, here's your chance to weigh in on the best 60s slasher movies. This 1960s slasher film list features the movie that started it all, Psycho. Who could forget the iconic scene of Janet Leigh being slashed to death in the shower?

Also taking a spot on this list of the best 60s slasher movies are the trilogy of splatter films (as they were called at the time) Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs! and Color Me Blood Red. Also of interest is Dementia 13 considered Francis Ford Coppola’s first film.

So after the first time you saw Psycho how long did it take before you took another shower? Let us know in the comments below and vote up your favorite top slasher movies from the 60s.

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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 60s Slasher Movies
Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins
Psycho is a 1960 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film centers on an encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane, who ends up at a secluded motel after taking money from ...more
Blood Feast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 60s Slasher Movies
Connie Mason, William Kerwin, Scott H. Hall

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Blood Feast is a 1963 American low budget splatter film directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. It concerns a psychopathic food caterer who kills women so that he can include their body parts in his ...more
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Patrick Magee, William Campbell, Luana Anders
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Dementia 13 is a 1963 horror-thriller released by American International Pictures, starring William Campbell, Patrick Magee, and Luana Anders. The film was written and directed by Francis Ford ...more
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Connie Mason, William Kerwin, Jeffrey Allen
Two Thousand Maniacs! is a 1964 splatter film written and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. It is the second part of what the director's fans have dubbed "The Blood Trilogy", a trio ...more
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The Fat Black Pussycat
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The Murder Clinic
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The Bushwhacker Mercy Rooney, Byron Mabe, Forman Shane
Spider Baby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 60s Slasher Movies
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
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Snub Pollard, Glenn Corbett, James Westerfield
Homicidal is a 1961 thriller film produced and directed by the self-proclaimed "King of Showmanship", William Castle. Written by Robb White, the film stars Glenn Corbett, Patricia ...more
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The House That Screamed Bob Dennis, Stevan Anselmi, Courtney Marine
The House That Screamed is a 2000 horror film by the Polonia brothers, released by Sub Rosa Studios. The film, which stars Bob Dennis, concerns a writer who tries to escape recent tragedy in his ...more
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Tony Curtis, Patrick O'Neal
Chamber of Horrors is a 1966 horror film directed by Hy Averback and starring Patrick O'Neal, Cesare Danova, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Wayne Rogers and Laura Devon. The film was released to theatres ...more
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Mantis in Lace
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Scott H. Hall, Elyn Warner, Candi Conder
Color Me Blood Red is a 1965 splatter film written and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis about a psychotic painter who murders civilians and uses their blood as red paint. It is the third part ...more