Top 10 Horror Movies From Each Decade - 60's

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  1. spawningblue

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    I know lists are done to death, but since this is a bit of a slow period for the horror community I thought why not. And surprisingly I couldn't find anything like this in the search thread so I thought it would be fun. I'm sure some lists will include a lot of the same choices, but I'm also sure that some will include some movies that will encourage others to check them out. Also, I'm curious to see what movies will make the most lists.

    I am a little ashamed to admit it, but my knowledge of horror films from the 60's is not the best. There are still many classics I need to see from this era but I thought I would throw this up anyways to see what everyone else favourties were so I could start tracking down the horror classics, all of the Hammer films for one. Anyways, lets see what you got.


    Top 10 Horror Movies of the 60's

    10. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)
    9. Tales of Terror (1962)
    8. Black Sunday (1960)
    7. Witchfinder General (1968)
    6. Black Sabbath (1963)
    5. Psycho (1960)
    4. Blood and Black Lace (1964)
    3. The Haunting (1963)
    2. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

    and my favourite movie from the 60's is...

    1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    Again, I haven't seen the most horror movies from this decade, which made putting this list together a lot easier. That being said, it doesn't mean Night of the Living Dead doesn't deserve its spot at the top any less. Night of the Living Dead was the best of its time and still holds up just as well now even if it lacks a lot of the things that we expect from horror these days such as excessive gore. It is a horror story that is just as much about the characters and the society around them then the zombies trying to break in from outside. One of the best zombie flicks of all time and a movie where the black and white really helps set the mood.
     
  2. Ash28M

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    1. Psycho (1960)
    2. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    3. The Haunting (1963)
    4. Eyes Without a Face (1960)
    5. Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    6. The Innocents (1961)
    7. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    8. Carnival of Souls (1962)
    9. The Birds (1963)
    10. Witchfinder General (1968)
     
  3. Cujo108

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    1: Rosemary's Baby
    2: The Sadist
    3: Carnival of Souls
    4: Targets
    5: The Innocents
    6: Night Tide
    7: The City of the Dead (aka Horror Hotel)
    8: Psycho
    9: Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
    10: Violent Midnight
     
  4. KamuiX

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    Looking over the 60's, this was really tough. Also made me realize what beautiful horror films came out of this decade.

    10 - Spider Baby
    09 - Curse of the Crying Woman
    08 - Horrors of Malformed Men
    07 - Night of the Living Dead
    06 - Eyes Without a Face
    05 - Kuroneko
    04 - Repulsion
    03 - Hour of the Wolf
    02 - Kwaidan
    01 - Black Sunday

    And yes, I realize Psycho, Rosemary's Baby and Carnival of Souls came out in the 60's. All great, just think the above ten are better.
     
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    1) Psycho
    2) Night Of The Living Dead
    3) Rosemary's Baby
    4) Blood & Black Lace
    5) Repulsion
    6) The Haunting
    7) Carnival Of Souls
    8) The Innocents
    9) The Birds
    10) Black Sabbath
     
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    10) The Last Man on Earth (1964)
    09) Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)
    08) Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966)
    07) This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse (1966)
    06) The Skull (1965)
    05) At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1963)
    04) The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    03) Psycho (1960)
    02) Spider Baby, or The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968)
    01) Night of the Living Dead (1968)
     
  7. Ash28M

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    Hey Cujo I noticed you have some obscure films on your list that I had never heard including Black Rainbow from the 80's and The Redeemer: Son of Satan! from the 70's. Do you really think they are in the top 10 of these decades or did you just really enjoy them and feel they should get some recognition?
     
  8. Cujo108

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    I do think a film like Black Rainbow deserves way more attention than it receives, but I would put it in my top 10 of the 80's regardless. The same goes for the others and their respective decades. The Redeemer is actually my favorite slasher film aside from Black Christmas, and while Daddy's Gone A-Hunting may not be a better film than something like Night of the Living Dead, I do like it more.
     
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    1) Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    2) Psycho (1960)
    3) Carnival of Souls (1962)
    4) Spider Baby (1968)
    5) Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    6) Black Sabbath (1963)
    7) The Devil Rides Out (1968)
    8) Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
    9) Night of the Eagle (a.k.a. Burn, Witch, Burn) (1962)
    10) The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
     
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    Night of the Living Dead
    Carnival of Souls
    The Haunting
    Blood and Black Lace
    Frankenstein Created Woman
    Mad Doctor of Blood Island
    Psycho
    The Birds
    Rosemary's Baby
    The Oblong Box
     
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    10. The Last Man on Earth
    9. Tales of Terror
    8. The Innocents
    7. Witchfinder General
    6. The Fall of the House of Usher
    5. Rosemary's Baby
    4. Blood Feast
    3. The Haunting
    2. Night of the Living Dead
    1. Psycho

    My 60s horror is severely lacking. Most glaring, I think, is that I still need to see all of Mario Bava's films from the decade.
     
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    Sticking to ones that I've seen and that I like, this is a hard decade for me. I've only got eight, in no particular order:

    This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse
    Psycho
    Night of the Living Dead
    Eyes Without a Face
    Horrors of Malformed Men
    Matango
    Rosemary's Baby
    Peeping Tom
     
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    1. Rosemary's Baby
    2. Carnival of Souls
    3. The Haunting
    4. Psycho
    5. Wait Until Dark
    6. Blood and Black Lace
    7. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
    8. The Birds
    9. Black Sabbath
    10. Peeping Tom
     
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    01 Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    02 Psycho (1961)
    03 The Innocents (1961)
    04 Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    05 Dance of the Vampires (1967)
    06 Carnival of Souls (1962)
    07 The Last Man on Earth (1964)
    08 The Haunting (1963)
    09 Scream of Fear (1961)
    10 The Flesh Eaters (1964)
     
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    1. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)
    2. Psycho (1960)
    3. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    4. Black Sabbath (1963)
    5. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
    6. Scream of Fear (1961)
    7.
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    10.


    ...I still need to see a bunch more favorite ones from this decade, so I will hold off on filling the other four spots. Honorable mention goes to Blood and Black Lace, Dementia 13 and The Astro-Zombies (bad, but I get a helluva kick out of it).
     
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    01. Night Of The Living Dead
    02. Psycho
    03. Black Sunday
    04. Black Sabbath
    05. Rosemary´s Baby
    06. The Birds
    07. Blood And Black Lace
    08. Peeping Tom
    09. The Haunting
    10. Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
     
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    In no particular order...
    Psycho
    Rosemary's Baby
    The Witchfinder General
    The Devil Rides Out
    The Birds
    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
    The Masque Of The Red Death
    Targets
    Night of the Living Dead
     
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    1. Rosemary's Baby
    2. Carnival of Souls
    3. The Masque of the Red Death
    4. The Birds
    5. Repulsion
    6. Tower of Terror (Corman)
    7. Kwaidan
    8. 13 Ghosts
    9. The Innocents
    10. Night of the Living Dead

    Honorable Mention:
    Tales of Terror
    Spider Baby
    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
    Strait-Jacket (it's not great, but it's a lot of fun)
    Tomb of Ligeia


    Worst (thanks, Chaostar :D )
    Witchfinder General / The Conquerer Worm (I almost tore my own eyes out, just to wake myself up!)
     
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    How did I overlook The Haunting (1963)? :eek: One of my favorite haunted house films ever made!
     
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    10. Incubus
    9. Dracula Has Risen From The Grave
    8. House of Usher
    7. Kill, Baby, Kill
    6. Curse of the Werewolf
    5. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
    4. The Haunting
    3. Psycho
    2. Black Sabbath
    1. Night of the Living Dead
     

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