The 15 Best Horror Movies of 1963

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1). The Birds (1963)

Score: 8.67/10 IMDB: 7.7/10 Trailer
Melanie Daniels is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch…
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Veronica Cartwright, Alfred Hitchcock, Dal McKennon, Tippi Hedren, Lonny Chapman

2). Black Sabbath (1963)

Score: 8/10 IMDB: 7.2/10 Trailer
A trio of atmospheric horror tales about: A woman terrorized in her apartment by phone calls from an escaped prisoner…
Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Boris Karloff, Harriet Medin, Massimo Righi, Mark Damon, Glauco Onorato

3). The Raven (1963)

Score: 7.95/10 IMDB: 6.7/10 Trailer
In this tongue-in-cheek movie inspired by Poe's poem, Dr. Craven is the son of a great sorcerer (now dead) who…
Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Leo Gordon, Hazel Court

4). The Haunting (1963)

Score: 7.9/10 IMDB: 7.6/10 Trailer
Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid…
Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Paul Maxwell, Richard Johnson, Julie Harris, Howard Lang, Verina Greenlaw

5). X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

Score: 7.75/10 IMDB: 6.7/10 Trailer
Dr. James Xavier is a world renowned scientist experimenting with human eyesight. He devises a drug, that when applied to…
Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Dick Miller, Don Rickles, Hans Moebus, Benjie Bancroft, Norman Stevans

6). The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)

Score: 7.35/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer
Gerald and Marianne Harcourt are traveling by car when the car breaks down and they have to spend a few…
Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Virginia Gregg, Fred Wood, Sheila Raynor, John Harvey, Olga Dickie

7). The Day of the Triffids (1963)

Score: 7/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer
A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful…
Directors: Freddie Francis, Steve Sekely
Stars: Fred Wood, George Hilsdon, Juba Kennerley, John Simpson, Janina Faye

8). The Haunted Palace (1963)

Score: 6.95/10 IMDB: 6.8/10 Trailer
Loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft's novel THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD, this fright flick opens with a warlock placing…
Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Vincent Price, Elisha Cook Jr., Lon Chaney Jr., I. Stanford Jolley, Leo Gordon

9). Dementia 13 (1963)

Score: 6.25/10 IMDB: 5.7/10 Trailer
Whilst out on a rowboat with his wife Louise, John Haloran has a heart attack and dies. She casts his…
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Patrick Magee, Luana Anders, William Campbell, Bart Patton, Mary Mitchel

10). Paranoiac (1963)

Score: 5.65/10 IMDB: 7.0/10 Trailer
Eleven years earlier, the wealthy Ashby family was shattered when Mr and Mrs Ashby died in an airplane crash and…
Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Jack Taylor, Sydney Bromley, John Stuart, Oliver Reed, Arnold Diamond

11). Matango (1963)

Score: 5.47/10 IMDB: 6.6/10 Trailer
A group of pleasure-seeking young people are stranded on a mysterious island when their boat crashes. One by one they…
Director: IshirĂ´ Honda
Stars: Kenji Sahara, Hiroshi Koizumi, TakuzĂ´ Kumagai, Haruo Nakajima, Akio Kusama

12). The Old Dark House (1963)

Score: 4.93/10 IMDB: 5.4/10 Trailer
An American who sells cars in England receives a mysterious invitation from an old, eccentric millionaire to visit his house…
Director: William Castle
Stars: Aileen Lewis, John Harvey, Mervyn Johns, Amy Dalby, Jim O'Brady

13). The Terror (1963)

Score: 4.75/10 IMDB: 5.0/10 Trailer
France, 18th century. Lieutenant Andre Duvalier (Jack Nicholson) has been accidentally separated from his regiment. He is wandering near the…
Directors: Francis Ford Coppola, Roger Corman, Monte Hellman …
Stars: Dick Miller, Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Dorothy Neumann, Jonathan Haze

14). Blood Feast (1963)

Score: 4.65/10 IMDB: 5.1/10 Trailer
Egyptian caterer busies himself collecting body parts from young maidens in order to bring Ishtar, an ancient goddess of good…
Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: David F. Friedman, Jerome Eden, Craig Maudslay Jr., Herschell Gordon Lewis, Toni Newsholme

15). The Crawling Hand (1963)

Score: 3.76/10 IMDB: 2.8/10 Trailer
After an astronaut space capsule is detonated in orbit, a teenager finds a severed arm among wreckage on earth. Soon…
Director: Herbert L. Strock
Stars: Stan Jones, Peter Breck, Syd Saylor, Les Hoyle, Ashley Cowan

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Best Horror Movies of 1963

Looking for the best 1963 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1963 are "The Birds (1963), Black Sabbath (1963), The Raven (1963), The Haunting (1963), and X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1963 is The Birds (1963) scoring 8.67/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 150,000 votes for this movie. Starring in The Birds (1963) is Veronica Cartwright, Alfred Hitchcock, Dal McKennon, Tippi Hedren, and Lonny Chapman. Director Alfred Hitchcock did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1963 best horror film which was remarkable.The Birds (1963) is in Horror, Drama, Mystery, and Romance movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1963 The next best 1963 horror movie is Black Sabbath (1963) with a score of 8/10 stars. Boris Karloff, Harriet Medin, Massimo Righi, Mark Damon, and Glauco Onorato star in "Black Sabbath (1963)". Black Sabbath (1963) is directed by Mario Bava and has over 8,670 IMDB votes. You can find Black Sabbath (1963) in Horror movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1963, and we hope you enjoy the 15 movies on our list of good 1963 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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