The 24 Best Horror Movies of 1957

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1). The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Score: 8.4/10 IMDB: 7.7/10 Trailer
Scott Carey and his wife Louise are sunning themselves on their cabin cruiser, the small craft adrift on a calm…
Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: William Schallert, Billy Curtis, Regis Parton, Charles Perry, Chet Brandenburg

2). The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Score: 7.65/10 IMDB: 7.2/10 Trailer
In prison and awaiting execution, Dr. Victor Frankenstein recounts to a priest what led him to his current circumstance. He…
Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Valerie Gaunt, Anne Blake, Andrew Leigh

3). Quatermass 2 (1957)

Score: 7.25/10 IMDB: 7.0/10 Trailer
Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for Moon colonisation his project to colonize the Moon, is intrigued by the mysterious…
Director: Val Guest
Stars: George Hilsdon, John Stuart, William Franklyn, John Van Eyssen, Charles Lloyd Pack

4). Lust of the Vampire (1957)

Score: 6.39/10 IMDB: 6.6/10 Trailer Review
When four young women are found in Paris with the blood completely drained, the ambitious and snoopy journalist Pierre Lantin…
Directors: Mario Bava, Riccardo Freda
Stars: Ronny Holiday, Wandisa Guida, Barbara Wohl, Gianna Maria Canale, Antoine Balpêtré

5). El vampiro (1957)

Score: 6.26/10 IMDB: 7.2/10 Trailer
A pretty young Mexican girl returns to her hometown to make funeral arrangements for her beloved aunt, who has just…
Director: Fernando Méndez
Stars: Abel Salazar, Ariadne Welter, Germán Robles, José Chávez, Margarito Luna

6). The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)

Score: 6.25/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer
An earthquake in the Salton Sea unleashes a horde of prehistoric mollusk monsters. Discovering the creatures, a Naval officer and…
Director: Arnold Laven
Stars: Tim Holt, Michael Dugan, Sarah Selby, Barbara Darrow, Marjorie Stapp

7). Night of the Demon (1957)

Score: 5.92/10 IMDB: 7.6/10 Trailer
Dr. John Holden ventures to London to attend a paranormal psychology symposium with the intention to expose devil cult leader…
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Peter Elliott, Rosamund Greenwood, Niall MacGinnis, John Harvey, Charles Lloyd Pack

8). Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

Score: 5.75/10 IMDB: 4.8/10 Trailer
A group of scientists travel to a remote island to study the effects of nuclear weapons tests, only to get…
Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Mel Welles, Russell Johnson, Ed Nelson, Doug Roberts, Beach Dickerson

9). The Black Scorpion (1957)

Score: 5.6/10 IMDB: 5.2/10 Trailer
Giant scorpions demolish Mexico City. They have been released from underground caverns by a series of volcanic eruptions, and it's…
Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Bob Johnson, Margarito Luna, Richard Denning, Héctor Mateos, Mara Corday

10). The Vampire (1957)

Score: 5.46/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer
Dr. Matthew Campbell has been experimenting on methods to regress the mind to primitive instincts so that we can find…
Director: Paul Landres
Stars: Kenneth Tobey, John Beal, Michael Jeffers, Dabbs Greer, Natalie Masters

11). The Monolith Monsters (1957)

Score: 5.43/10 IMDB: 6.5/10 Trailer
A strange black meteor crashes near the town of San Angelo and litters the countryside with fragments. When a storm…
Director: John Sherwood
Stars: William Schallert, Carol Morris, Paul Frees, Paul Petersen, Les Tremayne

12). The Abominable Snowman (1957)

Score: 5.43/10 IMDB: 6.5/10 Trailer
At a remote lamasery in the Himalayas, scientist John Rollason studies rare mountain herbs with the help of his wife…
Director: Val Guest
Stars: Peter Cushing, Anthony Chinn, Robert Brown, Arnold Marlé, Forrest Tucker

13). Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)

Score: 5.17/10 IMDB: 5.3/10 Trailer
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Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: John Agar, Gloria Talbott, Ken Terrell, John Dierkes, Arthur Shields

14). Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)

Score: 5.06/10 IMDB: 5.1/10 Trailer
Zombiefied sailors guard the treasure of a ship they went down with 60 years earlier. A group of sailors scoff…
Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Chuck Hicks, Leonard P. Geer, Marjorie Eaton, Gene Roth, Chet Brandenburg

15). Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)

Score: 4.98/10 IMDB: 5.5/10 Trailer
A teenage couple making out in the woods accidentally runs over an alien creature with their car. The creature's hand…
Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Angelo Rossitto, Bob Burns, Frank Gorshin, Buddy Mason, Jason Johnson

16). Pharaoh's Curse (1957)

Score: 4.77/10 IMDB: 4.6/10 Trailer
Archaeologists in Egypt find one of their crew has been turned into a blood sucking mummy after they have unleashed…
Director: Lee Sholem
Stars: Ben Wright, Guy Prescott, Terence de Marney, Richard Peel, Kurt Katch

17). The Cyclops (1957)

Score: 4.66/10 IMDB: 4.4/10 Trailer
Susan Winter undertakes an expedition to a remote area of Mexico, hoping to find her fiance, Bruce Barton, whos plane-crashed…
Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Gloria Talbott, Manuel Lopez, James Craig, Tom Drake

18). I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)

Score: 4.49/10 IMDB: 5.2/10 Trailer
Professor Frankenstein, a university lecturer with an alligator pit under his house, steals body parts of dead athletes from the…
Director: Herbert L. Strock
Stars: Claudia Bryar, Robert Burton, Bill Quinn, Joy Stoner, Whit Bissell

19). I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

Score: 4.45/10 IMDB: 4.9/10 Trailer
A troubled teenager seeks help through hypnotherapy, but his evil doctor uses him for regression experiments that transform him into…
Director: Gene Fowler Jr.
Stars: Larry J. Blake, Michael Rougas, James Best, Vladimir Sokoloff, S. John Launer

20). The Giant Claw (1957)

Score: 4.44/10 IMDB: 4.3/10 Trailer
When electronics engineer Mitch MacAfee spots a UFO as "big as a battleship," from his plane, the Air Force scrambles…
Director: Fred F. Sears
Stars: Dabbs Greer, Leonard P. Geer, Benjie Bancroft, Fred F. Sears, Morgan Jones

21). The Deadly Mantis (1957)

Score: 4.35/10 IMDB: 4.9/10 Trailer
The calving of an Arctic iceberg releases a giant praying mantis, trapped in suspended animation since prehistoric times. It first…
Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Michael Forest, Marvin Miller, Frank Baker, James Dime, Paul Smith

22). The Undead (1957)

Score: 4.3/10 IMDB: 4.0/10 Trailer
Two psychical researchers procure the services of a lady of the night and send her back in time under hypnosis.…
Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Dick Miller, Billy Barty, Dorothy Neumann, Richard Devon, Mel Welles

23). From Hell It Came (1957)

Score: 4.12/10 IMDB: 3.6/10 Trailer
Tabonga, a killer spirit reincarnated as a scowling tree stump, comes back to life and kills a bunch of natives…
Director: Dan Milner
Stars: Robert Swan, Chester Hayes, Tod Andrews, Tina Carver, Linda Watkins

24). Beginning of the End (1957)

Score: 4.08/10 IMDB: 3.5/10 Trailer
Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental…
Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Peter Graves, Steve Warren, Larry J. Blake, Bill Baldwin, James Douglas

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24 List of 1957 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 1957

Looking for the best 1957 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1957 are "The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Quatermass 2 (1957), Lust of the Vampire (1957), and El vampiro (1957)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1957 is The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) scoring 8.4/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 13,820 votes for this movie. Starring in The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) is William Schallert, Billy Curtis, Regis Parton, Charles Perry, and Chet Brandenburg. Director Jack Arnold did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1957 best horror film which was remarkable.The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) is in Horror, and Sci-Fi movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1957 The next best 1957 horror movie is The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) with a score of 7.65/10 stars. Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Valerie Gaunt, Anne Blake, and Andrew Leigh star in "The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)". The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) is directed by Terence Fisher and has over 7,860 IMDB votes. You can find The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) in Horror, Thriller, and Sci-Fi movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1957, and we hope you enjoy the 25 movies on our list of good 1957 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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