The 17 Best Horror Movies of 1960

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1). Psycho (1960)

Score: 9.2/10 IMDB: 8.5/10 Trailer Review
Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover…
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Virginia Gregg, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam

2). Eyes Without a Face (1960)

Score: 8.87/10 IMDB: 7.8/10 Trailer
After causing an accident that left his daughter Christiane severely disfigured, the brilliant surgeon Dr. Génessier works tirelessly to give…
Director: Georges Franju
Stars: Alida Valli, Edith Scob, Gabrielle Doulcet, Corrado Guarducci, Brigitte Juslin

3). Peeping Tom (1960)

Score: 8.65/10 IMDB: 7.7/10 Trailer
Mark Lewis, works as a focus puller in a British film studio. On his off hours, he supplies a local…
Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Paddi Edwards, Miles Malleson, John Chappell, John Dunbar, Frank Singuineau

4). Village of the Damned (1960)

Score: 8.25/10 IMDB: 7.3/10 Trailer
In the small English village of Midwich everybody and everything falls into a deep, mysterious sleep for several hours in…
Director: Wolf Rilla
Stars: Richard Vernon, Barbara Shelley, John Phillips, John Stuart, Aidan Harrington

5). Black Sunday (1960)

Score: 7.9/10 IMDB: 7.3/10 Trailer
In the Seventeenth Century, in Maldavia, Princess Asa Vajda and her lover Javutich (Arturo Dominici) are killed by the local…
Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Barbara Steele, Joyce Gordon, John Richardson, Bernie Grant, Peter Fernandez

6). The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Score: 7.75/10 IMDB: 6.3/10 Trailer
When the clumsy Seymour Krelboyne spoils two flowers of a client, the owner of a small florist shop Gravis Mushnick…
Directors: Roger Corman, Charles B. Griffith, Mel Welles
Stars: Dick Miller, Jack Nicholson, Jackie Joseph, Frank Mills, Mel Welles

7). The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)

Score: 7.25/10 IMDB: 6.5/10 Trailer
Dr. Henry Jekyll is a dull, bookish scientist who spends more time with his lab animals testing theories of alternate…
Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, John Moore, Doug Robinson, Janina Faye, Walter Gotell

8). The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Score: 7.15/10 IMDB: 6.8/10 Trailer
A young teacher on her way to a position in Transylvania helps a young man escape the shackles his mother…
Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Miles Malleson, Ted Carroll, Michael Ripper, Vera Cook

9). The City of the Dead (1960)

Score: 6.75/10 IMDB: 6.8/10 Trailer
A young coed (Nan Barlow) uses her winter vacation to research a paper on witchcraft in New England. Her professor…
Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Christopher Lee, Ted Carroll, Maxine Holden, Terry Sartain, Valentine Dyall

10). Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960)

Score: 6.31/10 IMDB: 7.3/10 Trailer
Jean Carter, nine-year-old daughter of the town's newly-appointed school principal, Peter Carter and his wife Sally, is playing in the…
Director: Cyril Frankel
Stars: Guy Standeven, George Hilsdon, Helen Horton, Niall MacGinnis, Michael Gwynn

11). Blood and Roses (1960)

Score: 5.97/10 IMDB: 6.7/10 Trailer
Young Carmilla is jealous of her friend's engagement, and her obsession leads her to the tomb of a female vampire.…
Director: Roger Vadim
Stars: Giovanni Di Benedetto, Mel Ferrer, Serge Marquand, Roger Vadim, Elsa Martinelli

12). Jigoku (1960)

Score: 5.61/10 IMDB: 6.9/10 Trailer
A graduate-school student has a friend who is pure evil. His friend and he are out driving one night when…
Director: Nobuo Nakagawa
Stars: Takamitsu Watanabe, Shigeru Amachi, Hiroshi Izumida, Kôichi Miya, Utako Mitsuya

13). Dinosaurus! (1960)

Score: 5.5/10 IMDB: 5.0/10 Trailer
After undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, prehistoric creatures are unleashed on the unsuspecting population. Freed from his watery tomb,…
Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Stars: Paul Lukather, James Logan, Jack H. Harris, Ward Ramsey, Kristina Hanson

14). The Vampire and the Ballerina (1960)

Score: 5.34/10 IMDB: 5.6/10 Trailer
A troupe of beautiful young dancers find themselves stranded in a sinister, spooky old castle, not knowing that it is…
Director: Renato Polselli
Stars: Hélène Rémy, Tina Gloriani, Walter Brandi, Isarco Ravaioli, Gino Turini

15). Circus of Horrors (1960)

Score: 5.29/10 IMDB: 6.2/10
In 1947 England, a plastic surgeon must beat a hasty retreat to France when one of his patients has ghastly…
Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Kenny Baker, Jack Gwillim, Walter Gotell, Yvonne Romain

16). The Playgirls and the Vampire (1960)

Score: 5.06/10 IMDB: 5.1/10 Trailer
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Director: Piero Regnoli
Stars: Corinne Fontaine, Walter Brandi, Marisa Quattrini, Alfredo Rizzo, Lyla Rocco

17). Tormented (1960)

Score: 4.39/10 IMDB: 4.2/10 Trailer
On an island community off of California, Tom Stewart is preparing to marry the woman he loves. His plans are…
Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Joe Turkel, Leslie Thomas, Richard Carlson, Paul Frees, Susan Gordon

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Best Horror Movies of 1960

Looking for the best 1960 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1960 are "Psycho (1960), Eyes Without a Face (1960), Peeping Tom (1960), Village of the Damned (1960), and Black Sunday (1960)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1960 is Psycho (1960) scoring 9.2/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 513,170 votes for this movie. Starring in Psycho (1960) is Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Virginia Gregg, Vera Miles, and Martin Balsam. Director Alfred Hitchcock did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1960 best horror film which was remarkable.Psycho (1960) is in Horror, Thriller, and Mystery movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1960 The next best 1960 horror movie is Eyes Without a Face (1960) with a score of 8.87/10 stars. Alida Valli, Edith Scob, Gabrielle Doulcet, Corrado Guarducci, and Brigitte Juslin star in "Eyes Without a Face (1960)". Eyes Without a Face (1960) is directed by Georges Franju and has over 21,380 IMDB votes. You can find Eyes Without a Face (1960) in Horror, and Drama movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1960, and we hope you enjoy the 17 movies on our list of good 1960 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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