The Best Horror Movies of 1962

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1). Carnival of Souls (1962)

Score: 7.85/10 IMDB: 7.2/10 Trailer
Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around in a car with two friends. When challenged to a drag,…
Director: Herk Harvey
Stars: Mary Ann Harris, Sidney Berger, Peter Schnitzler, Candace Hilligoss, Bill Sollner

2). Tales of Terror (1962)

Score: 7/10 IMDB: 6.9/10 Trailer
Three stories adapted from the work of Edgar Allen Poe. A man and his daughter are reunited, but the blame…
Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Vincent Price, Benjie Bancroft, John Hackett, Paul Bradley, Edmund Cobb

3). Premature Burial (1962)

Score: 6.1/10 IMDB: 6.6/10 Trailer
Emily Gault arrives at the Carrell mansion determined to rekindle an old relationship with Guy Carrell, despite the disapproval of…
Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Dick Miller, Alan Napier, Hazel Court, Brendan Dillon, Richard Ney

4). Night Creatures (1962)

Score: 5.56/10 IMDB: 6.8/10 Trailer
In this engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery on the low seas set back in the 18th-century, the Royal Crown suspects…
Director: Peter Graham Scott
Stars: Peter Cushing, Fred Wood, Sydney Bromley, Jack MacGowran, Martin Benson

5). The Phantom of the Opera (1962)

Score: 5.38/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer
The corrupt Lord Ambrose D'Arcy (Michael Gough) steals the life's work of the poor composer Professor L. Petrie. (Herbert Lom).…
Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Michael Gough, Fred Wood, Patrick Troughton, Herbert Lom, John Harvey

6). The Brainiac (1962)

Score: 5/10 IMDB: 5.0/10 Trailer
In 1661 Mexico, the Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico…
Director: Chano Urueta
Stars: Roxana Bellini, Abel Salazar, Susana Cora, Ariadne Welter, Ricardo Adalid

7). The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

Score: 4/10 IMDB: 4.2/10 Trailer
Dr. Bill Cortner has been performing experimental surgery on human guinea pigs without authorization and against the advice of his…
Director: Joseph Green
Stars: Anthony La Penna, Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Adele Lamont, Bonnie Sharie

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7 List of 1962 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 1962

Looking for the best 1962 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1962 are "Carnival of Souls (1962), Tales of Terror (1962), Premature Burial (1962), Night Creatures (1962), and The Phantom of the Opera (1962)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1962 is Carnival of Souls (1962) scoring 7.85/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 16,800 votes for this movie. Starring in Carnival of Souls (1962) is Mary Ann Harris, Sidney Berger, Peter Schnitzler, Candace Hilligoss, and Bill Sollner. Director Herk Harvey did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1962 best horror film which was remarkable.Carnival of Souls (1962) is in Horror, and Mystery movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1962 The next best 1962 horror movie is Tales of Terror (1962) with a score of 7/10 stars. Vincent Price, Benjie Bancroft, John Hackett, Paul Bradley, and Edmund Cobb star in "Tales of Terror (1962)". Tales of Terror (1962) is directed by Roger Corman and has over 5,370 IMDB votes. You can find Tales of Terror (1962) in Horror, Thriller, Mystery, and Comedy movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1962, and we hope you enjoy the 7 movies on our list of good 1962 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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