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14 Must-Watch Horror Films From The 1960s

Creepy kids, killer birds, zombies, and Edgar Allan Poe.

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3. Village of the Damned (1960)


Basic Plot: Creepy-ass kids + Paternity questions + Glowing eyes = Village of the Damned.

Fun Fact: The wigs for the child actors were padded to make their heads looks bigger.


4. Black Sunday (1960)

American International Pictures

Basic Plot: Italian gothic horror + Witches + Revenge motives = Black Sunday.

Fun Fact: This film was banned in the United Kingdom for eight years after its release due to its violent content.

5. The Innocents (1961)

20th Century Fox / Via

Basic Plot: Haunted house + Possessed children + Psychological horror = The Innocents.

Fun Fact: Cary Grant was originally considered for the role of "The Uncle", but was dropped due to his demands. Michael Redgrave was cast instead.

6. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

American International Pictures

Basic Plot: Edgar Allan Poe + Torture + Vincent Price = The Pit and the Pendulum.

Fun Fact: Based on an Edgar Allan Poe short story of the same name originally published in 1842.


10. The Masque of Red Death (1964)

American International Pictures/Anglo-Amalgamated

Basic Plot: Vincent Price + Edgar Allan Poe + Plague = The Masque of Red Death.

Fun Fact: This film took director Roger Corman five weeks to shoot, compared to a usual shooting schedule of three weeks.

11. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)

Regal Film Distributors/Paramount Pictures

Basic Plot: Tarot cards + Five different stories + Shady doctor = Dr. Terror's House of Horrors.

Fun Fact: This film was Roy Castle's first full-length feature.

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