Best horror film of the 60's

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Best of the 60's

  1. Psycho (1960)

    23.8%
  2. Onibaba (1964)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

    12.5%
  4. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    43.8%
  5. The Birds (1963)

    2.5%
  6. The Innocents (1961)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Repulsion (1965)

    1.3%
  8. Kwaidan (1965)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

    1.3%
  10. Peeping Tom (1960)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. The Haunting (1963)

    3.8%
  12. Village of the Damned (1960)

    0 vote(s)
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  13. Black Sunday (1960)

    1.3%
  14. The Devil Rides Out (1968)

    1.3%
  15. Blood and Black Lace (1965)

    2.5%
  16. Carnival of Souls (1962)

    2.5%
  17. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Witchfinder General (1968)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Black Sabbath (1964)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Other (Specify)

    3.8%
  1. betterdan

    betterdan Guest

    Rosemary's Baby for me. Psycho and The Birds bring up second and third place.
     
  2. Nemesis

    Nemesis Guest

    psycho, brilliant, unlike it's sequels.
     
  3. Coverdale

    Coverdale Guest

    The '60s were more fruitful for horror than I originally thought! Tough choice, as usual, but I went for Black Sunday. It just reeks of evil. And it started the career proper of Maestro Mario Bava!

    Runner ups for me: Psycho; Night of the Living Dead; Carnival of Souls
     
  4. walkingdude

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    Gotta take NOTLD followed by The Birds,Psycho and Blood Feast.
     
  5. KGBRadioMoskow

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    Now if I could honestly say I've seen half of the films on the main and other lists, I'd be qualified to vote. I'm ashamed to admit I haven't. Yeah, I've seen obvious ones like Psycho, NotLD, Rosemary's Baby, The Birds, Baby Jane, The Haunting, Village of the Damned, Carnival of Souls, Quatermass, Last Man on Earth, Pit and the Pendulum, House of Usher, Circus of Horrors, Wait Until Dark. But that and a few others on the lists is about it. I've got some serious catching up to do. Despite pushing 40, it seems my horror genre life started in the 70's.
     
  6. rhett

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    Another vote for the obvious: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. It is one of the few films of the era that does not seem dated at all. The black and white cinematography actually gives it a real authentic, documentary-like feel, and the story is timeless.

    Next up, and this is very close, would have been TARGETS. As Cujo stated, Karloff's performance was great, the story thrilling, and Bogdanovich's directorial style artistic but never distracting. Bogdanovich's career reminds me a lot of John Carpenter's actually. His first four films were all masterpieces, and then after one ambitious (but very personal) box office failure, he went on a sad downward spiral. Still, what a run it was.

    There are a lot of enjoyable films from the decade, but very few of them I'd consider all out masterpieces like I would many of the films of the 70's or 80's. Still, of all the decades it would probably come in third, which is no slouch.
     
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    Psycho, but Night Of The Living Dead and The Haunting were very effective and memorable too. Carnival Of Souls though a lesser film was quite good too.
     
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    Oh yeah, almost forgot the Horror Of Party Beach-the ultimate sixties B-movie, and it has a surf music soundtrack too!! :)
     
  9. Ash28M

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    This is really turning out to be a 3 movie race Night of the Living Dead, Psycho and Rosemary's Baby have 40 out of the 46 votes (87%)
     
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    Rosemary's Baby.
     
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    VERY tough call,there were some terrific choices.In a pinch,I'd go with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD,it's influence on the genre was enormous.Of course,so was PSYCHO's,another hot contender.Glad to see a lot of the Euro stuff is in the mix,and a big shoutout to THE DEVIL RIDES OUT,a great film from a company that changed the genre forever.
     
  12. Ash28M

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    After 53 Votes....

    1.Night of the Living Dead.....................22
    2.Psycho...........................................15
    3.Rosemary's Baby................................9
    4.The Haunting....................................2
    5.Peeping Tom.....................................1
    5.What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?......1
    5.Black Sunday....................................1
    5.Blood and Black Lace..........................1
    5.Carnival of Souls................................1
     
  13. maskull

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    i went with "The Birds" a movie i have always loved since i was a kid.
    also liked NOTLD, Psycho, Village of the Damned....
     
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    The Innocents

    Is everyone forgetting The Innocents starring Deborah Kerr? Even Michael Weldon called it "the best horror film EVER made".
     
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    Night of the living dead, followed by The Haunting, Psycho, and Cape Fear
     
  16. mcchrist

    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

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    Blood Feast!
     
  17. "Psycho" ... not only the best horror film of the 60's ... but still the best horror film of all-time!
     
  18. Ash28M

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    Bumping up the 60's...
     
  19. DVD Connoisseur

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    Quatermass and the Pit for giving me major collywobbles as a child.
     
  20. 4Gotten1

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    Guess i'm the lone ranger, but I swear Bava's Black Sabbath remains one of my all time favorite horror films, 60's, 70's, 80's -- it's that good. Great competition though...
     

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