The 20 Best Horror Movies of 1959

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1). The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Score: 8.2/10 IMDB: 7.0/10 Trailer
Returning to his family's manor house on the lonely moors after his father dies under mysterious circumstances, Sir Henry Baskerville…
Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Hawkins, Miles Malleson, Ewen Solon

2). House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Score: 8.03/10 IMDB: 6.9/10 Trailer Review
Eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren and his 4th wife, Annabelle, have invited 5 people to the house on Haunted Hill for…
Directors: William Castle, Rosemary Horvath
Stars: Vincent Price, Elisha Cook Jr., Skeleton, Howard Hoffman, Carol Ohmart

3). The Tingler (1959)

Score: 7.15/10 IMDB: 6.7/10 Trailer
Dr. Warren Chapin is a pathologist who regularly conducts autopsies on executed prisoners at the State prison. He has a…
Director: William Castle
Stars: Vincent Price, Dal McKennon, Amy Fields, Gail Bonney, William Castle

4). Jack the Ripper (1959)

Score: 5.69/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer
In 1888, Jack the Ripper is on his killing spree. Scotland Yard Inspector O'Neill is pleased to welcome to London…
Directors: Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman
Stars: George Woodbridge, Charles Lamb, Betty McDowall, Ewen Solon, Denis Shaw

5). Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959)

Score: 5.57/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer
Archaeologists investigating some Mayan ruins come across a blob-like monster. They manage to destroy it with fire, but keep a…
Directors: Mario Bava, Riccardo Freda
Stars: Anthony La Penna, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Tom Felleghy, John Merivale, Didi Sullivan

6). Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

Score: 5.57/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer
The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. A frustrated thriller…
Director: Arthur Crabtree
Stars: Michael Gough, Aileen Lewis, Sydney Bromley, John Harvey, Stuart Saunders

7). The Mummy (1959)

Score: 5.56/10 IMDB: 6.8/10 Trailer
In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally bring the mummified…
Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, George Woodbridge, John Harrison, John Stuart

8). The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959)

Score: 5.51/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
Jonathan Drake, while attending his brother's funeral, is shocked to find the head of the deceased is missing. When his…
Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Arthur Tovey, Hans Moebus, Eduard Franz, Frank Gerstle, Bert Stevens

9). The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)

Score: 5.38/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer
A remake of "The Man in Half Moon Street" (1945) (qv.). Dr. Bonner plans to live forever through periodic gland…
Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, John Harrison, Lockwood West, Charles Lloyd Pack, Michael Ripper

10). The Bat (1959)

Score: 5.25/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer
Mystery writer Cornelia Van Gorder has rented a country house called "The Oaks", which not long ago had been the…
Director: Crane Wilbur
Stars: Harvey Stephens, Vincent Price, Robert Williams, John Bryant, Gavin Gordon

11). The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959)

Score: 5.23/10 IMDB: 5.4/10 Trailer
The monster, which looks like a snarling "Creature from the Black Lagoon," invades a sleepy seaside town. The lighthouse keeper,…
Director: Irvin Berwick
Stars: John Harmon, Joseph La Cava, Wayne Berwick, Les Tremayne, Forrest Lewis

12). Uncle Was a Vampire (1959)

Score: 5.11/10 IMDB: 5.2/10
Baron Osvaldo Lambertenghi is forced to sell his ancestral castle; when it's converted into a hotel, he stays on as…
Director: Steno
Stars: Christopher Lee, Lamberto Antinori, Sylva Koscina, Lia Lena, Franco Giacobini

13). The Alligator People (1959)

Score: 4.98/10 IMDB: 5.5/10 Trailer
A newlywed couple sit in a train. The husband receives a frantic telegram. He gets off at a station to…
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Richard Crane, Vince Townsend Jr., John Frederick, Bill Bradley

14). The Manster (1959)

Score: 4.93/10 IMDB: 5.4/10 Trailer
An American reporter in Japan is sent to interview an eccentric Japanese scientist working on bizarre experiments in his mountain…
Directors: George P. Breakston, Kenneth G. Crane
Stars: Peter Dyneley, Jane Hylton, Tetsu Nakamura, Terri Zimmern, Norman Van Hawley

15). Return of the Fly (1959)

Score: 4.8/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer
Fifteen years after his father's experiments with matter transmission fail, Philippe Delambre and his uncle François attempt to create a…
Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Vincent Price, Michael Mark, Rick Turner, Ed Wolff, Jack Daly

16). The Killer Shrews (1959)

Score: 4.45/10 IMDB: 3.9/10 Trailer
A disparate group are trapped on a remote island by a hurricane. On the island, a doctor works to make…
Director: Ray Kellogg
Stars: James Best, Ingrid Goude, Ken Curtis, Gordon McLendon, Baruch Lumet

17). Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

Score: 4.08/10 IMDB: 3.5/10 Trailer
In a community near a swamp, a local dweller sees a couple of giant monsters but nobody believes him. Later,…
Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
Stars: Walter Kelley, Dan White, Gene Roth, Yvette Vickers, Ken Clark

18). The Giant Behemoth (1959)

Score: 3.9/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer
The dumping of radioactive waste in the ocean disturbs a prehistoric monster than can project electric shocks and radioactive beams.…
Directors: Douglas Hickox, Eugène Lourié
Stars: Guy Standeven, Jack MacGowran, Patrick Jordan, Charles Price, Alastair Hunter

19). Night of the Ghouls (1959)

Score: 3.3/10 IMDB: 3.6/10 Trailer
Follow-up to Ed Wood's "Plan 9 from Outer Space" about the walking dead, It opens in a cemetery. Criswell, the…
Director: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Stars: Karl Johnson, James La Maida, Conrad Brooks, Anthony Cardoza, Kenne Duncan

20). The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

Score: 2.8/10 IMDB: 3.4/10 Trailer
A couple of teenagers are reported missing in a small Texas town, and it is thought they eloped. Sheriff Jeff…
Director: Ray Kellogg
Stars: Fred Graham, Jan McLendon, Angus G. Wynne III, Jerry Cortwright, Patricia Simmons

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20 List of 1959 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 1959

Looking for the best 1959 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1959 are "The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Tingler (1959), Jack the Ripper (1959), Caltiki, and the Immortal Monster (1959)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1959 is The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) scoring 8.2/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 7,980 votes for this movie. Starring in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) is Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Hawkins, Miles Malleson, and Ewen Solon. Director Terence Fisher did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1959 best horror film which was remarkable.The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) is in Horror, and Mystery movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1959 The next best 1959 horror movie is House on Haunted Hill (1959) with a score of 8.03/10 stars. Vincent Price, Elisha Cook Jr., Skeleton, Howard Hoffman, and Carol Ohmart star in "House on Haunted Hill (1959)". House on Haunted Hill (1959) is directed by William Castle, and Rosemary Horvath and has over 19,530 IMDB votes. You can find House on Haunted Hill (1959) in Horror, Mystery, and Crime movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1959, and we hope you enjoy the 20 movies on our list of good 1959 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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